I mod Game Boys and fight people.

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  1. TheJorsh
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    So I still have my old handle TheJorsh on these forums, but I'm more commonly known elsewhere for making music, modding game systems, and fighting people under the name Josh-Shmosh.
    I run a small business custom-modding game systems and circuit-bending stuff for people. like 80% of what I do is commissioned and the most popular/most often requested system is the original Game Boy, so here are some of them.


    Starting off with this one, a commissioned system for the band Curious Quail.
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    Inspired by the hit Gaijin Games (now Choice Provisions) series, the BIT.TRIP BOY:
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    CandyCaneBoy? CandyCaneBoy.
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    This one's actually kind of funny. I recreated a super-rare limited edition Game Boy that was given away on a UK game show in the 80s and had one of my friends pass it off as the real thing on NintendoAge last April 1st. Even after revealing it to be a fake I was offered a decent amount of money for it, but it got lost during Greyhound transit last Christmas (along with 90% of my personal belongings, money, and presents for family. It SUCKED.)
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    This is one of my personal favorites. Backlight, transparent shell with case LEDs, PCB-mount prosound, and a variable clock which you can see in action here.
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    This one reached just over $7000 on eBay but got taken down 12 hours before the auction ended and I was perma-banned.
    Full story here. Maybe I'll post the rest of the photos of this one later. We had a lot of fun with it.
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    And last, here's one I'm particularly proud of at the moment, the Splatoon-themed Nintendo SquidKid.
    I'm doing a limited run of 25 of these, each with a unique paintjob, new screen cover, backlit, and packed inside custom-designed paint can packaging along with a squid carrying pouch and a couple other goodies.
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    That's all for now, but I'll be posting more soon~
    Some newer systems, older consoles, and maybe even a few electronic children's toys.
    And I suppose it's worth mentioning that if anyone here would be interested in ordering any custom commission stuff, feel free to shoot me a PM here on the forums, or email me at JoshShmoshMedia@Gmail.com.
    More stuff coming tomorrow afternoon!
     
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    A rare Gameboy Pepe...
    What a time to be alive
     
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    And the photos we took for the eBay auction are just as cancerous (if not moreso) than the Game Boy itself.

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    Feels good boy.

    Posting photos of a new commission I recently finished later today~
     
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    I literally laughed out loud.
    Them Pepe pictures.

    On the modding itself:
    Your end results look great!
    Is it just you or do you literally 'run a business' with others?
     
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    It's just me, though I occasionally do collab stuff with other artists (usually ones I met on the internet through Tumblr or the Chiptune community)
    Here's a couple I worked on with Shannon Murphy. (She designed 'em, I backlit/replaced buttons and screens and assembled and whatnot)
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    More photos here.
     
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    Here's a custom commission I did for the chiptune artist Dream*Eater!
    For the top half of the front and the entire backhalf I used color shift paint so it changes color black/purple/blue depending on the angle the light hits it from.
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