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Golden Star Monkey King Metal Artisan Keycap

Golden Star Monkey King Metal Artisan Keycap

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I'm honestly kind of disappointed in mine.
Here are the issues that I've noticed so far:
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One of the eyes is pushed in.
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Some effort seems to have been made with a grinder to "fix" it but the bright spot just kind of calls attention to it. Also as noted by others, "light up eyes" feature seems to rely upon you using switches which have clear stems which I do not.
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One of the forehead pieces is bent backwards, further increasing the visual asymmetry.
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The keycap itself seems to have cooled unevenly and warped, this is most evident when seen from below
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The stem portion of the mold seems to have been inserted with a slight rotation, meaning that the key sits slightly but annoyingly spun relative to the rest of the keyboard.
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Also, with regards to the stem, it doesn't hold the switch at all. It straight up falls off of the keyboard, which is not the case with either my Salvun AMK keycaps or the SMRT metal typewriter style caps which I got off of Massdrop.
Chirishman
@Kurtle do I have any options here besides a return? Can you exchange this for a corrected one?
Chirishman
I would like to buy it from you if you are willing to part with it.
Well... I got it yesterday after I got home from out of town and... not exactly close. I monkey has no shine and no dark black patches as seen here. My came out look matte black and the horned helmet thing are not poking out but laying flat on the head. It's a heavy piece but id say it is considerably different than advertised. That said... it's a fooking cool key. The light passthrough in the eyes needs to pop through the stem. So the pass through doesn't really work.
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Wikki
Mine came out really warped and sits rotated relative to the keyboard. Also it falls off. Yours?
FYI, since this is silver the coloration is actually tarnish. If you want it shinier use a little silver polish on those spots, if you want darker that will happen over time/handling.
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sorry.... took longer than promised.
Eager to see how these turn out, please post photos when you get them.
BlueCrowned
Got my shipping/tracking. I'm headed out of town for a funeral, so it'll have to wait until I get home.
BlueCrowned
See my post above. Disappointed with the QC.
I need this for my Ducky Year of the Monkey kb!!! I can't believe I missed this/didn't check the massdrop page
buddhasbelly
too bad :((
Holy moly. One request already for it after it just ended. Come on brosky.
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That's very helpful.
TeribleGramar
Indeed
Never ever regret purchasing this awesome keycap !
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cucgach
Where did you get the golden dragon head keycap?
RubiksRubiksRubiks
GB from GSK during Full Moon Festival as well.. only in Vietnam btw :)
So.... only way I don't get this is if I win a keyforge raffle in an hour and a half. But if I don't win the raffle, this will be my end game keycap.
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I mean keyforge raffle bro
You don't know how happy am I when I heard what u said bro, thanks so much
Just joined the drop. I have a question, are the stones in the eyes of the silver example both ruby and topaz (different stone for each eye)? It wasn't overly clear on the page!
PJMillward
Bro the red and pink are ruby, the yellow is topaz bro
Kurtle
Thanks!
I have a quick question: Would it be possible to replace some or all of the LED's on a RGB lit keyboard with UV LED's? Obviously I'm thinking of casting some key caps myself out of some type of clear acrylic and adding some glow powder or something like that. Are there boards already with UV LED's or does my idea sound ridiculously stupid? Anyone? ....... Anyone? ........ Bueller? ....... Bueller?
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If I even knew what the talk section was I would have used it. I think a better and more helpful answer would have been to explain that this is not where my question should have been posted. And if your saying that posting a question about keyboards in a thread that's primarily read by keyboard enthusiasts is irrelivant? I'd have to say that your answer is far more irrelevant to me since you neither answered my question nor explained where the "talk section" is? But thank you for your completely useless and "irrelevant" reply.
theonug
Here you go: https://www.massdrop.com/mechanical-keyboards/talk
I said it's irrelevant because your question seems unrelated to the drop. You will get more attention if you make your own post.
Is this Monkey King an expensive keycap? That is relative as I have friends that spend serious amounts of their cash on their hobbies for items that cost a tenfold of what I spend on my keebs and artisans.
Think scuba tourism, guitars and watches and as long as everyone enjoys their hobby responsibly, I see no issues for myself with going for the most awesome stuff possible within my limited financial reach...
The quality and finish of GSK's designs fit his unique talent of combining jewelry techniques with artisan design.
A refreshing and IMHO a welcome approach in an artisan world that often focuses on resin-based blanks and sculpts.
Every detail is top notch and the end result is just something you have to trust him with to take care of, until that wonderful moment you can touch and see up close for yourself so I like you all to meet my custom Komanui below; I have this fascination with heterochromia and keycaps, so GSK was cool and able to combine these into a custom keycap with "Spirit Eyes" for me.
My Komanui welcomes me home on my main keeb and makes my smile everyday, since receiving it 2 weeks ago.
Patience with orders and shipping is the first thing I had to level-up when I decided to lower myself slowly into the artisan keycap rabbit hole...
Feel free to PM me on Reddit: U/DarwinMcLovin if there are any queries I can be helpful with!
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@AkumaKurono @udller Find a pic of my humble Ducky YOTR attached , I am trying to get my Jadey theme going... : )
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Warmest greets from chilly and rainy Holland!
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Watching DarwinMclovins reddit story in the past, I knew when the time came that I would be ready at all costs to cop a piece of your gorgeous work Kurtle.
Wikki
Thank so much for loving my work bro
would of been really cool if the color of your LEDs shined through the eyes
RickC322
Actually the led can go through the eyes but just because the led at below not led on TOP so that's why
Open your wallet, and say nothings
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Open your wallet, and say nothings
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Used to put 100$ for a cap from Korean ( girldc) with aluminum. now 89$ for a pure silver cap and look more great. why not when you like it. stop crying. Thanks.
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GaM3_Is_H4rD
T_T your collection is so sick
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Love the caps tho. im waiting for other LC , Sven and Doom GB to join. look great.
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KhanhLinh
Wow Slark <3 I miss this GB though :(
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https://imgur.com/a/eNOwv It actually really good artisan to have. Silver/ gold plated, the eye is ruby or emerald. High quality finished. I got a few back then when GB for VN group open. Definitely worth the price
utgnadnart
Wait the eyes light up?!
Just when I thought I was out, THEY PULLED ME BACK IN!
smallbit
You should buy one. It a must thing to have in life IMO :v
Is it possible to order it with Topre stem instead of Cherry MX one?
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Nice. I will wait for the Topre ones!
So I will have to wait for them...
(In the meantime... I will have to buy a Cherry KB and order these MX ones right away, of course!)
Someone buy enough for a whole keyboard haha
What sort of person buys $100 keycaps(originally $150)? A dumb person. It's not even that cool.
AndrewRyan
People who can afford it, why do you feel the need to pick on them? It isn't cool to just be neg because you don't like something. Go do something positive rather than picking on people who actually like these caps and want to buy them.
Karma comes around Brody, you will learn that...
Gelroos
Picking on people who like these things is positively FUN.
Would've bought it right away if it was cast iron/aluminum and it was 30-40 instead of 95 just like some have said nice materials but its more for pure display rather than use.
techscull
i know it costly but we need almost 1 month for just to do search and read all the story about Monkey King, and take more than 10 hours to completed 1 keycap , here is the pics when it have not done yet so we think it worth that price anyway thanks so much
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that price is ridiculous.
This keycap is too much win for me, kudos to those who do drop on this....
Wait, WOT? 95 Dollars? 95 US Dollars? for 1 key cap? I gotta get into this business, cant be hard to cast these, lol, Make some cool layered plexiglass ones, maybe some with... naw, thats too good to share, you guys would go nuts if I made a cap with this in it , lol
theonug
Welcome
This looks like a neat idea, but:
1) I haven't actually seen any report of someone who has received one of their keycaps from previous buys, e.g. https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=89843.msg2432091 2) .950 silver is extremely soft as far as consumer grade metals go. Even .925 silver is fairly easy to bend with bare hands (lower silver amount = higher alloyed materials like copper which = higher hardness), so I wouldn't want an intricate keycap made from .950 unless I was never going to use it. 3) as someone who has has ordered custom gold-plated keycaps in the past, it wears away painfully easily. You can almost see the wasted dollars melting away daily. Again not something I would waste my money on unless I was intending to never use it. (note: proper gold plate, not just thin electroplating)
Even as someone who is always lusting after solid metal keycaps to complete my Metal Monsterpiece build, this has too many caveats to justify the price. Release another run at a much lower price point with something like a zinc alloy and you'd be talking.
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maybe it just felt long cause I was excited to get it... looks fantastic btw
amattc
Thanks for loving my work, wish you and your family merry Christmas and happy new year
Ditch the box, save me $20.
Any chance we could get it in a less expensive material? Would buy if we can do so.
T3ngu
yes bro we got copper