- Each keycap box will include one random sticker from our collection of 9 different art.
- Orders of 10 keycaps or more will come with a complimentary Time Gate – Keycap Display Stand art toy.
- All product photos are genuine, not 3D renders, and our keycaps are handmade with resin casting and multilayer colouring, not 3D printed.
The next chapter: Mech Legends – Pipeline Battle
The aftermath of the daring rescue mission left Mika and Black sombre as they returned to the Organization. Their brave comrade, Louie, had sacrificed himself to secure the JK05 microchip. Knowing they couldn’t let his sacrifice be in vain weighed heavily on their minds.
As they entered the Organization’s high-tech facility, they were greeted by the commanding presence of Dr. Victoria Steele, the brilliant scientist who had played a pivotal role in developing their cyborg enhancements.
Louie’s sacrifice and revival
Dr. Steele wasted no time. “We’ve already begun transferring Louie’s consciousness into a new robot body,” she said with a determined look. “We can’t afford to lose any more time. His skills and expertise are crucial to completing the mission.”
Mika and Black nodded in agreement. The Organization had a remarkable capability to restore its agents, but it was a tense wait as they watched the procedure unfold. After what felt like an eternity, Louie’s new robotic form came to life.
Opening his newly equipped electronic eyes, Louie looked around, adjusting to his revitalized existence. He blinked and then smiled, a metallic glint in his eye. “Well, that was an interesting experience,” he quipped, his voice now synthesized through advanced cybernetic vocal cords.
Deciphering the JK05 microchip
Mika and Black couldn’t help but share a relieved chuckle. The trio was back together, and they had a world to save. Dr Steele briefed them on their next mission: deciphering the encrypted code within the JK05 microchip, ensuring it could not be misused.
The trio set to work, their combined skills and unbreakable determination a formidable force. Hours turned into days as they pored over the hypercube’s complex code. It was a battle of wits and perseverance, and with each passing moment, they unravelled the layers of malicious coding.
The showdown with the mafia
But the mafia families weren’t sitting idle either. Word had spread about the attack on their convoy, and they relentlessly pursued vengeance. The Organization’s tower had become a fortress, preparing for the impending showdown.
As the trio progressed with the decryption, the city trembled under the approaching onslaught of the mafia’s ultimate army. The streets were filled with tension and uncertainty. The fate of Pipeline City hung in the balance.
With the code finally cracked, the true power of the JK05 microchip was revealed. It held the key to disabling the advanced weaponry of the mafia’s ultimate army. But time was running out. The mafia was at their doorstep.
Mika, Louie, and Black geared up for one last stand. They knew this battle would be unlike any they had faced before. The fate of Pipeline City rested on their shoulders, and the safety of its citizens was their driving force.
A fierce battle ensued as the mafia’s army descended upon the Organization’s tower. Explosions rocked the streets, bullets whizzed through the air, and lasers lit up the night. But the combined might of the trio, armed with the JK05 microchip’s power, turned the tide in their favour.
In the heart of the chaos, a message echoed through the city’s intercom system, broadcasting the Organization’s declaration of victory. The mafia’s ultimate army was disabled, their criminal empire dismantled, and Pipeline City was free from their grasp.
Pipeline Bots had triumphed, but their journey was far from over. They would continue to protect their city, ensuring that the power of advanced technology would be used for good and that no one would ever threaten Pipeline City again.
Mastering the Art of Casting Resin: Unveiling the Pipeline Battle Collection
The 8-bit keycap series has won the hearts of those using Jelly Key’s products for a long time. Our newest edition, “Pipeline Battle,” is making its debut with the most beloved creative works and designs in most of our 8-Bit series.
With the casting of many details that you need to use a magnifying glass or macro camera to see all its beauty, except for experience with facing these super small and complex details, we want to overcome ourselves to bring the best visual experience to your keyboard.
As the story of Pipeline City continues, it’s time for us to share how our artisans have turned them into a reality, an exciting journey.
This edition has focused even more on the in-game scene details with intricately cast pieces. Each layer takes about 8-10 hours to dry. On average, there are 2-3 layers of colours for each keycap, adding an extra 60 minutes per layer. The casting process takes 18-20 hours to complete each base.
However, the base is just one part of the puzzle. The characters inside, cast in 43 colours, also require 8-10 hours of work. Their small size, ranging from 2.3 to 5.85 mm, poses a significant challenge, resulting in a low success rate for the qualifying pieces.
The creative process involves using a particular resin type and other materials to recreate scenes within this design. This unique resin requires twice as much drying time as standard resin, and each layer and reflective scene glows under ultraviolet (UV) light. This meticulous technique aims to bring a unique gaming landscape within each keycap – a city teeming with life during the day and enchantingly magical at night.
With four gaming scenes, nine sizes for each scene, and 156 character variations, ensuring the accuracy of these details demands unwavering focus and attention, as even the slightest mistake could jeopardize the entire project.
After dedicating approximately 30 hours to complete the bases and characters, the final step involves pouring an outer resin layer to shape the keycaps. These keycaps are then placed in a pressure cooker, requiring an additional 16-18 hours to finish.
The finishing touches include meticulous cleaning, rigorous quality checks, and careful packaging. After all these steps, these keycaps are ready to find a place in your collection, waiting to elevate your keyboard typing experience to new heights.
8-Bit Series: Pipeline Battle Stickers
Each keycap box will include one randomly selected sticker from our collection of 9 unique designs. You’ll receive a complete set of stickers with no duplicates if you purchase nine keycaps.
Please be aware that we have a limited supply of sticker sets available for this group buy as we handle the printing and cutting in-house. We recommend placing your order early to ensure you receive a sticker set with your purchase.
Time Gate – Keycap Display Stand art toy
When you purchase the 8-Bit Series – Pipeline Battle collection as a bundle, we will include a distinctive keycap display stand known as “Time Gate.” Crafted in an 8-bit style, this stand is a splendid keycap showcase and an integral part of the cherished 8-bit universe you hold dear. Only a limited quantity is available, so seize this opportunity to make it yours! Hurry and place your order to secure this exceptional gift.
Notably, every detail of Time Gate is crafted from 100% casting resin, ensuring its exquisite quality and durability. You have two options to consider when obtaining this gift. Kindly indicate whether you prefer to attach a stem to the surface of the time wave or leave it stemless.
- MX stem
- Profiles: OEM, Cherry, SA R3, Droplet, Naked
- Keycaps size: 11 sizes (1u / 1.25u ctrl,alt / 1,5u tab, \ / 1.75u caps lock / 2u / 2.25u Enter /2.25u left shift / 2.75u right shift / 6.25u Spacebar/ 6.5uSpacebar / 7u Spacebar)
- Design and Handcrafted by Jelly Key
1u / 1.25u ctrl,alt / 1,5u tab, \ / 1.75u caps lock / 2u / 2.25u Enter /2.25u left shift / 2.75u right shift
- $9 per keycaps if you buy one.
- $12 for 2 keycaps.
- $16 for 3 keycaps.
- $20 for 4 keycaps.
- $20 for 5 keycaps.
- Free shipping for 6 keycaps or more.
6.25u, 6.5u, 7u spacebar
- $12 per spacebar if you buy one.
- $16 for 2 spacebar.
- $20 for 3 spacebar.
- Free shipping for 4 spacebars or more.
- Open time: 10/1/2023
- Close time: 10/7/2023
- Starting to Deliver after Groupbuy close: earlier than 90 days
- We could close the GB sooner than expected. So take your chance as soon as you can.
what is in the box?
- 1 8-bit series artisan keycaps by Jelly Key.
- 01 Medal dog-tag with engraved unique series number.
- 1 random sticker.
- 01 Wooden box.
- A unique serial number is on the bottom of the keycap as well.
- The keycap was made entirely by hand and tool. The final product may vary from the original photos but at acceptable aspect. We would love to ask you to tolerate any reasonable differents.
- With each artisan keycap from Jelly Key, we offer you a one-on-one replacement if there is fault that causes by our artisan team. Feel free to contact us.