Title

Directional Pad

Description

Unknown material(s), manufacturer and/or supplier. Probably made of injection molded silicone rubber

Manufacturer

The buttons were likely mass produced in Hong Kong or the Guangzhou region of China.

Assembly Location

Hong Kong or the industrial Guangzhou province of China.

Origin

They were likely manufactured in either Hong Kong or the Guangzhou region of China.

Evidence

The most definitive sources I have are online stores--large stores like Amazon and eBay, as well as smaller independent suppliers: you can buy "brand new" replacement Game Boy Advance buttons made of silicone rubber. Judging by the images, they appear to be exactly the same as the buttons on Leni's GBA.

For example, here's a complete set being sold on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-Replacement-Rubber-Conductive-Pads-for-Nintendo-Game-Boy-Advance-buttons-/332151670640?hash=item4d55c84770%3Ag%3A~6IAAOSwsW9YxCqz

And another from GameboyShack: https://www.gameboyshack.co.uk/product-page/gameboy-advance-replacement-silicone-rubber-pad-set

Most online mass retailers of the plastic buttons are based out of Hong Kong or Guangzhou. (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-Colorful-Buttons-For-Game-B-C-G-Boy-Color-Console-Buttons/32757743547.html?spm=2114.01010208.8.8.efgiHG)

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Citation

“Directional Pad,” Mapping Our Devices, accessed October 24, 2020, http://maps.dgst101.net/items/show/199.

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