We’re big fans of the Gameboy, and are constantly on the look out for the next new Gameboy. This time its from Boxy Pixel who are building a custom Gameboy Advance SP that looks like its been sent from the future.
Boxy Pixel are renowned for building things like the metal Gameboy and have branched out into other consoles like the Nintendo Switch by releasing metal joy con shells that are soon to launch.
But this custom Gameboy Advance SP is something special, it has taken a brand new look and probably feels like the Gameboy DMG on steroids.
Boxy Pixel is selling aluminium shells, complete with metal buttons allowing you to take apart your old GBA SP and slot the internals into this ready to go metal shell. If soldering isn’t for you, no problem.
You can pick up a solderless shell which only needs an IPS display and a stock GBA SP battery, this makes it easy for those of you that don’t know how to solder, or don’t want to splash out on a whole new kit.
If you like to modify Gameboys then you’ll be happy to know this comes available with a bunch of upgrades. For example, you can add USB-C charging into this custom Gameboy Advance SP as well as a headphone jack and a larger battery up to 1700 MAH which could potentially charge…. wirelessly!
We have had our hands on previous Boxy Pixel products in the past and can confirm they feel as good as they look.
Having a Gameboy made of metal in DMG form with a brand new IPS display and the ability to play the best Gameboy Color games and the best Gameboy Advance games is what makes this very appealing to us.
We have no idea how much this is going to be as of yet, but we are trying to get in touch with the Boxy Pixel team in order to get some more information, and possibly some new images. We’ll update this article when there’s anything new.
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A 31 year old British fella that’s had a Gameboy ever since he was a child. Brandon is the founder of RetroDodo and has created a YouTube channel with 260,000 subscribers dedicated to retro gaming products. He now wants to create the No.1 site to showcase the latest retro products from around the globe.