Custom Art Game Boy Celebrates Pokemon's 18th Birthday

Custom-Pokemon-Game-Boy-HandheldWe all love collecting limited edition consoles and handhelds, but every once in a while a custom one-of-a-kind item will surface to the top of everyone's want list. The latest desirable to hit the retro gaming world is a Nintendo Game Boy rocking a custom design starring the original Pokemon classics.

This all new creation hails from French artist Vadu Amka, who is well known for mixing both video games and art. Dubbed the Pokemon Red and Blue Game Boy (sporting a Nintendo 64 design, according to Amka), this custom handheld is exactly what gamers back in 1996 would have loved to have seen at retail, following Pokemon's Japanese début in 1996.

The system itself remains intact and fully functional, with the handheld's exterior showcasing a stunning divide between the two games. Painted in both red and blue with Charizard and Blastoise on either side, anyone taken in by this unique design will be pleased to hear that it's now sitting on eBay awaiting a new owner.

Link: Custom Pokemon Red and Blue Nintendo Gameboy on eBay

Link: Vadu Amka's Custom Game Boy

Last Updated ( 06 May 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) Tyron 2014-05-06 17:58
My god....that's gorgeous

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