Elliott Stanger started Stang Boy Customs in a one-bedroom apartment in Greensboro, North Carolina, modding his original DMG-01 Game Boy  in the summer of 2014. His inspiration came after the 25th anniversary of the original Game Boy, and he was inspired to take the plunge into the modding scene. He realized he had a knack for it and asked his sister to send him all of their Game Boys from home so he could continue modding them and make them even better. Following that, Elliott's friends asked him to mod their systems, and it was then Elliott saw an opportunity to grow his hobby. After accumulating several modded systems, he opened up his Etsy store in January 2015. Since then, Stang Boy Customs has sold over 300 systems, consoles, and controllers. Elliott is also a moderator of the Game Boy subreddit, and a frequent collaborator with several local and national retro gaming groups.

Stang Boy Customs has received high praise from several prominent figures in the retro gaming world. Jeremy Parish of Retronauts will be featuring Game Boys modified by Stang Boy Customs in his newest editions of "Game Boy Works." Stang Boy Customs has been a featured vendor at various conventions in the Carolinas, including Super Famicon in Greensboro and the Carolina Games Summit in Goldsboro. 

Stang Boy Customs is still located in Greensboro, North Carolina. For custom work and all inquiries, please contacts us through this site or through our Etsy page. Make sure to check out the Gallery for pictures of past systems and inspiration!


Megan currently teaches elementary music in North Carolina's public school system. Her favorite games include Skyrim, Fallout, and Overwatch. Megan assists with the logistics during convention season, acquiring systems for modding, and the assembly and disassembly of all the Game Boys that we feature in our store.

Megan maggiore

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Kamron is an avid video game modder and joined Stang Boy Customs in November 2018. His systems are featured in our store under the Stang Boy banner, and represents our brand in the Midwestern United States. Kamron and Elliott met on the campus of The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is also Kamron's alma mater. 

Kamron Kissamis


Elliott Stanger

Elliott is the owner of Stang Boy Customs. He is currently earning his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is principal horn of the Durham Symphony and maintains an active musical career in the Southeast United States. He has been modding video game systems since 2014. His favorite video games are FTL: Faster Than Light, Into The Breach, Pokémon Red & Blue, Super Mario Bros. 2: 6 Golden Coins, TECMO Stackers, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

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Asher Carlson

Asher holds a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Asher plays a crucial role in assisting with the logistics during convention season.