It's impossible to buy NEW Game Boy Micro Faceplates

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  1. Danny Tanner
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    Places that don't have them: DX, Amazon, eBay, Nintendo's official parts site.

    Anyone know a site I haven't been that has them? I don't care the color, I just need a new one and don't want to buy a whole new micro.
     


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    They are really hard to come by these days. I was lucky and got some on Amazon marketplace a couple of months ago, but it took me quite some time until I found them.
     
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    Theres a store by my house with them [​IMG]
     
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    Agh you're a lucky duck charmander. I guess I'll have to keep up the search >
     
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    Not like i would need it. But then again collectors value........
     
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    They were always hard to get by, even online.
     
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    I'd email Nintendo and ask if they've got any, even though they're missing from the spares site it can't hurt to try. The Europe site still lists them but you have to order over email/phone so there's no indication of stock levels.
     
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    I need one too. [​IMG]
    ...so hard to find.

    If you ever find one, can you PM me?
    I don't think I'm ever going to find one.
     
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    There's a small videogame store near me that had a few, as of the last time I was there. I've never really looked closely at them, though. I've got the 20th Anniversary Famicom Micro, so I don't exactly need faceplates.
     
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    It's terribly hard to find any!
    Last year I bought my Micro I was looking for ANY new faceplate because the actual one was scratched.
    In the end, I desperately bought two original faceplates from US Nintendo on-line shop. EU Nintendo doesn't sell them and (as far as i know) they never did!
    Problem is that US Nintendo does not send to EU. I was forced to use some special company which receives the package and later sends it overseas. Total postage was three times the cost of those faceplates [​IMG]
    How lucky i was when later I found someone selling unoriginal (chinese) faceplates on german eBay.
    So now I have two original ones and two fakes [​IMG]
     
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    Were they listed on the site or did you have to contact them? I hope this doesn't mean they were discontinued! I'd be more than content with fakes, and I'm shocked DX doesn't have any.
     
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    They were listed. Black and white ones.
    Those chinese fakes was just a lucky pick on german eBay. Try to check it regularly and maybe you'll be lucky too?
    Yes, I tried to browse various chinese sites as well. It seems that they stopped manufacturing them [​IMG] Just same case with good flash cards [​IMG]
     
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    Ah, that's rough. I've barely ever actually played on mine; only enough to really test that all the buttons worked and it had no dead pixels. To be honest, I'd be too worried about playing it heavily as I want to keep it as more of a collection piece... it's got to be the most attractive handheld device ever released by Nintendo, to date.
     
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    Stop rubbing it in [​IMG] lmao
     
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    I have 1 extra. think its the pink one though :S (if anyone is still interested)
     
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    also, im not handing it out for free. whoever wants is at least covering cost of shipping. im a poor uni student lol.
     
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    nevermind its the army green one [​IMG]
     
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    I rarely post to anything on the internet but, I called Nintendo, a few days ago, asking to buy a GB Micro faceplate, along with some other stuff, and it turns out that they do still have some but only the camouflage and ladybug designs. They're $4.95 and $5.00 for shipping.
     
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