Retro TV series – Classics Reimagined artisan keycaps

Retro TV – Classics Reimagined artisan keycaps

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With over 200 quirky variations, we couldn’t snap pics of every single one for review. But fear not! We have images of the parts for you to pick and choose from. So, scroll down, find your groove, and snag a rad retro TV that’s you!

Quick link: jump to  How we make them | Naked version | Ring-on-TV screen | Hi-fi retro stand | Art toy  | Infomation

  • For every three keycaps you order, you’ll receive a free Hi-fi retro stand in a random colour (not available for separate purchases).
  • The “Ring on TV screen” variant is for display only due to its larger dimensions, exceeding the standard typing size.
  • Each keycap design has unique glow-in-the-dark elements, and supports LED shine-through and UV lighting.
  • x77 and X32 art toys come with big wooden boxes.
  • Our product photos are genuine, not 3D renders. Keycaps are handmade using resin casting and multilayer colouring, not 3D printed.
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Naked version

After much research, we’ve pioneered a new solid resin casting technique. This creates a thick, refraction-free block, showcasing intricate details with a dual-gloss finish. Our Naked version embraces a 4/9 transparent design, revealing mechanical details while ensuring protection. This edition marks a significant milestone for us.

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Ring on TV screen

Introducing our special edition, bringing the excitement of 3D cinema to your space, no glasses needed! This design features layered casting within the character’s body for glow-in-the-dark or UV effects, enhanced by an outer layer of explicit casting. Please note: The TV screen variant is for display only due to its oversized dimensions.

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Join us on a magnificent adventure with our latest Retro TV series collection. This masterpiece combines intricate details and advanced casting techniques with masterful colour transitions and precise control over small elements. We meticulously delve into every small detail, with elements as tiny as 1-3mm within the confines of a 1u keycap, all crafted with the precision of an artisan, from mould creation to detailed casting.

We’ve developed new techniques for this iteration based on our experiences with previous Retro TV series. The TV base, more complex than ever, requires precise resin casting for each separate colour layer, taking anywhere from 8-22 hours to perfect. We offer 11 TV bases with 9 unique TV screen contents, providing 88 choices. Components like the energy core, circuit board, and connecting wires also undergo layer-by-layer casting, ensuring accuracy for each colour layout after 8-16 hours.

For the first time, after extensive research, we’ve successfully applied a solid clear casting technique. This technique uses a thick, hollow block that eliminates refraction, allowing you to see the interior details clearly. The dual-gloss surface treatment of this transparent block is a brand-new technique.

This series’ TV screens depart from previous designs with a new gradient layer casting method, requiring up to 25 hours to finish each. The large, depth-filled screens offer a truly authentic experience. Alongside 8 new contents, we introduce a special edition: RING ON TV, reminiscent of the excitement of 3D movies without glasses from the 2010s. The character’s body inside glows in the dark (or under UV light), encased in a transparent layer that enhances the glowing effect. It takes over 28 hours to perfect the body before integrating it with the TV screen in a single, solid resin cast.

With our technical achievements, the stunning keycaps in this series are indeed worthy of gracing your collection.

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Hi-fi retro stand

Additionally, we’ve crafted a unique display stand specifically for this TV series, using a technique previously applied to our custom Jelly Ear headphones. Each speaker detail is cast separately, with diaphragms and cores that can illuminate, encased in a lightly frosted transparent shell that makes a truly magnificent display piece for your desk.

With every three keycaps ordered, you’ll receive a random colour display stand as a gift (not sold separately).

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Art toy x32 & x77

Embark on an extraordinary journey with our latest Retro TV series collection, an impressive showcase of the fusion between intricate detail and advanced crafting techniques. This exclusive edition boasts a genuinely remarkable size. Our x77 version, like our past designs, is 77 times the volume of a standard 1u keycap, measuring four times longer at its base with a width of 74mm.

Given their larger size, these pieces demand more resin casting and colour blending effort than the 1u keycap. Each casting session takes up to twice, if not thrice, the time of our usual process, averaging around 8 hours for curing. If the first layer isn’t thoroughly dried, the second can mix or even ruin the mould due to insufficient adhesion.

We continue to use wooden boxes, now in larger sizes, for packaging. Selecting wood for our round boxes presents more significant challenges in surface quality and block thickness, demanding stringent criteria for consistency between the lid and the body. The edges of the larger wooden boxes have been further rounded for an enhanced tactile experience.

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Group-buy information

  • Open time: 25/3/2024
  • Close time: 31/3/2024
  • Starting to Deliver after Groupbuy close: earlier than 80 working days
  • We could close the GB sooner than expected. So could you take your chance as soon as you can?

Shipping

1u / 1u naked

  • $9 per keycap if you buy one.
  • $15 for two keycaps.
  • $21 for three keycaps.
  • $28 for four keycaps.
  • $32 for five keycaps.
  • Free shipping for six or more keycaps

X77 Art toy

  • $21 per x77
  • Free shipping for 2 X77 or more.

X32 Art toy

  • $15 per x32
  • Free shipping for 3 X32 or more.

Specs

  • MX stem
  • Backlit & Glow in the dark, UV support
  • Design and Handcrafted by Jelly Key

What is in the box?

  • One artisan keycap by Jelly Key.
  • One medal dog tag with engraved unique series number.
  • One wooden box.
  • A unique serial number is on the bottom of the keycap as well.

Sidenote

  • The keycap was made entirely by hand and tool. The final product may vary from the original photos but at an acceptable aspect. We would love to ask you to tolerate any reasonable differences.
  • With each artisan keycap from Jelly Key, we offer you a one-on-one replacement if our artisan team causes a fault. Feel free to contact us.
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TV designs

Blue Orbit, Green Pulse, Red Nebula, Grey Shadow, Whisper Peach, Purple Void, Orange Eclipse, Magenta Stream, Pink Cosmos, ROYGBIV, Vivid Eclipse, All designs (11)

TV screens

Milky Way greetings, I am great, NO-Inter, CO-Inter, From the other side, How are you, Skrik in TV, JK-Captain, Ring on TV, All screens (9)

TV types

1u keycaps, 1u naked keycaps, Art toy – size x32, Art toy – size x77

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