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Massdrop x Hasbro XDA Scrabble Custom Keycap Set

Massdrop x Hasbro XDA Scrabble Custom Keycap Set

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Hi everyone, We’re back with another update for the Massdrop x Hasbro XDA Scrabble Custom Keycap Set. Following up from our last update, we’ve gotten final approval from both the designers and Hasbro to proceed forward. However, due to damage caused by last month's Typhoon Mangkhut in Southern China, some parts of the order had to be remade before shipping to our warehouse and we’re now expecting for shipping to begin in mid-October. We apologize for this delay, and we know it is extremely disappointing for everyone involved. As a thank you for your patience, we’ve added a $10 credit to your account, which will be automatically applied to the next drop you join. If you don’t want to wait the additional time, you can cancel your order via the transactions page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions. Thanks so much for your patience. We’ll be back with another update as soon as the keycaps arrive at our warehouse.
I'm assuming that the 1U FN key didn't get made, because I received my replacement set of specialties today and this set had the 1U backspace but still didn't have a 1U FN. It doesn't sound like anyone received that one from any of the posts here either. Is this a correct assumption?
jhoff80
I also received my replacement set of specialties today and still missing 1U FN key. umm.. I don't know.. what to do now... I think your assumption is correct. I want to hear someone who received 1U FN key from specialties.
Adding my keyboard to the mix!
Had to use the original space bar, as this keyboard uses a weird layout.
Like other people have mentioned, I am not that impressed with the printing on some of the keys: 1) My "END" key has messed up printing on the "E" 2) The top of my "BACKSPACE" key looks permanently dirty 3) The text on all the keys is slightly bolder than the original renders, but I guess I can live with that. 4) I also just noticed that the symbols on the number keys are all aligned differently: 4a) The "&" on the 7 key is right next to the edge, while the "!" is like 1/8" from the edge. Makes for a VERY disjointed look, especially compared to the alignment of the numbers on the rest of the keys. 5) The quote/double-quote key looks very funny with the curly quotes. If you look at the key in my photo below, I've actually got it on upside down. I just fixed it, because I just noticed it. It looks like the key is supposed to be the way I have it in my picture, but then the quotes are swapped. Rotating the key to it's "proper" orientation, the quotes seem shifted too far to the top of the key. (I'm pretty sure the key is supposed to be in the orientation that I have it in my picture, and that quote/double-quote symbols are swapped)
I'm also missing an "FN" key that was supposed to be included.
Would be nice to get a spacebar that fits :)
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@cassidoodledoo Can we get an official update about some of these issues?
cooldudezach
Please reach out to support through your transactions and we'll get you a replacement set for the issues!
Got mine on Thursday, put them on my Vortex Race 3 — which is possible thanks to enough 1.5u key caps and row-independent XDA profile:
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It's not as bad as on that picture @cassidoodledoo posted a few weeks ago, but I'm still unhappy about some rather bold legends. Especially about some different boldness for more or less the same key like this 1.5u backspace being more bold than the 2u backspace:
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And, as already could be seen on the picture @cassidoodledoo posted, the rather bold Control key legend:
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And I still think the thinner legends in the renderings generally look better. But the overall impression is nevertheless positive. Full gallery at https://gallery.noone.org/Eigene%20Hardware/Keyboards/Vortex%20Race%203/?rows=5
Oh, and if Massdrop's *Patricia* misses her cutter: It was in the parcel I received. ;-)
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XTaran
Key envy is real with these caps, I can't wait for the Drop to open back up! 🤪
Hey @cassidoodledoo, thanks!
And yes, you did a really good design job: idea, convincing Hasbro, choice of key cap profile, choice of novelties, choice of key cap variants, etc. (I must really stress that the only thing I'm not fully happy with is the rather bold dye-sub printing. But as I learned, doing thin legends with dye-sub printing isn't easy at all and I don't think that's something the designer—if anyone—can be blamed for.)
My favourite gems in this key cap set:
• Those stepped caps-lock/function/control keys with non-offset stems, so I was able to replace a non-stepped caps-lock key cap with a stepped one. Can't remember that it was advertised that they're present in both variants (centered and offset stem), so that was a nice surprise. • The extra number row key cap set with the small numbers and big special characters. There you really notice that someone is able to get the spirit of the game onto the key caps.
(Both can be seen in the first picture in my posting above.)
BTW: In the meanwhile I moved around those three novelty key caps in the lower right: It's now (from the left) Triple Letter Score, Star, Double Letter Score. Looks more symmetrical with the modifiers on the left side and suites more the keys' functions: Compose, Fn, Compose. (And compose can be used with two or three following key presses, e.g. »Compose " a« becomes »ä« and »Compose - - -« becomes »—«.) And the Triple Word Score key cap is on the Race 3's Pn (Programming) key. Fits semantically somehow, too. :-)
This set has far exceeded my expectations! I couldn't be any happier with it. Thanks for all your hard work getting this into our hands, cassidoodledoo!
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Chiming in with my board. Planning on a full photoshoot this weekend:

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Prototype board in progress, wahoo! Unfortunately I didn't receive an 'M' key :( But it's an excuse to use all of the novelty keys. I really dig the look!
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Caps arrived over the weekend, not sure what board they'll go on, but here's a Nyquist layout I'm toying with. Set looks great, I wish I had ordered some of the colored blanks though. Any chance of picking up leftover keys?
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Elijahdprophet
There will probably be some Scrabble kits in the next Keycap Re-Cap. Go to the last one and request to be notified right before it goes live again. And place your order the minute it starts, because some kits go fast!
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/capatoa-keycap-explosion
I really dig how they turned out. Very awesome.
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The Plum87 by NiZ. The set works nicely with it.
twmartin1147
Damn it does look great on that 87, I got a deal on an unopened royal Kludge made by niz in black or that's what I was going to get to go with these caps. Wish I would have seeing how good that looks. Nice going man
As others have mentioned a little bolder than I'd have liked but I imagine that's a production limitation and it honestly doesn't take anything away from the beauty of the set. Incredibly pleasing to use, great texture, fantastic colors. Thanks so much to Cassidy!!
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I have received my keycap but I am missing one FN 1u key from specialties. I suggest to double check for what you have order.
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yes, I got 1U backspace in my set.
greentea_mint
Also missing 1U FN. Received 1U Backspace.
Received mine today. Very happy with the end result, though as noted the fonts are bolder than the renders.
One minor nitpick that I didn't notice when making the order is that I really don't like the curly ' and " on the key, instead preferring the straight versions on a key. If anything, I'd have preferred that they curled the other direction.
One question with the specialties though. I received two each of the sky blue Control, Caps Lock, and Function keys. What was not included in that pack were the pictured 1U Backspace and 1U FN keys. Just trying to check, is this a shipping error? Or was a change made to that pack from the original render?
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jhoff80
Yes, I was also wondering if the curly quotes being upside down (at least from my point of view) was a production mistake. (And I also like the thinner renders more than the final outcome.)
Regarding the pairs of stepped sky blue Control, Caps Lock and Function keys: Have you looked on their underside? One of each is with a centered stem and the other one has an offset stem. I'm very happy about these (and surprised as I didn't expect them), but that way I could put a stepped Caps Lock key on a keyboard where a non-stepped Caps Lock key was on before.
XTaran
Ah, didn't notice the different stems. Yeah, didn't expect that at all.
Got my shipping notification, I can't wait! Thanks again for all your hard work getting this going, Massdrop and cassidoodledoo!
heat_death51
Got mine last night as well!
I've already gotten my NovelKeys scrabble board kit and the DonutCat PCB kit for it, so these are the last bits I need for a fully programmable QMK giant Scrabble pad macro board! What a insane project that is going to be to put together.
Starius
That's epic! I'm sure you'll post photos once it's all together, we'd love to see it!
Shipped!!! Still willing to grab someone's extras and numpad
Hi everyone, We have an update on the status of the Massdrop x Hasbro XDA Scrabble Custom Keycap Set. The keycaps are currently awaiting final approval from the designers, after which they’ll be shipped to our warehouse and undergo quality control checks before going out to members. Unfortunately, that means we’ll be unable to meet our estimated ship date and now estimate shipping to occur in late September. We apologize for this delay and we’re working with the team to get the keycaps shipped as soon as possible. If you don’t want to wait the additional time for them, you can cancel your order via the transactions page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
Thanks so much for your patience. We’ll be back in the next few weeks with another update.
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Just so you know, the prices will never be lower than those in the original drop. Your keycaps will never be delivered sooner, either.
dvorcol
Of course they won't. Why would anyone think they would?
Massdrop hasn't lost my business on price or timeliness of product delivery. They've lost it because they failed to communicate quickly when something went wrong, even after multiple requests for updates.
Okay, it's october, what the hell is going on?
SenorToasty2000
They aren't shipped yet. To expect Massdrop to ship on time is a fools errand. Delays happen in production. It isn't the end of the world. You will get the caps, as will everyone else that ordered them. They are being produced and its not like we are going to have a delay as bad as the White Fox.
Massdrop is a middle man. Theres a VERY high likely hood that the last thing they know is they approved the caps for production. The manufacture could be giving them just as much silence as us.
If you wanted the caps fast, why did you buy them almost 3-4 months in advance in the first place?
What is happening with this drop? Where is it in terms of progress? Being honest and transparent with your customers is better than radio silence. I’m sure the creator and Massdrop are frequenting the comments, so the lack of updates is highly concerning.
Looking to sell my spot. 9 kits including base, mods, novelties, specialities, planck, arrows, 40%, numpad. Pm on reddit /u/Xyzac_01
SOLD
Xyzac
Open a support ticket, they should be able to cancel and refund your order given it looks likely to be delayed again.
Jarred
Thanks for the tip, but considering I have waited 5+ months for them, I thought someone else might want them.
It is the end of September, are the keycaps almost ready to ship
SenorToasty2000
my bet: We will hear on Friday that their date is now Oct 12th to finish all the shipping. Some people will get their sets but others will have to wait until the 19th for them to ship. There will be no rhyme or reason who gets which sets when. Not that I care... I still need to figure out the case and buy switches for this board.
I meant to back this and forgot, and now I live a life of sad regret! Seriously, I think about these lovely keycaps almost every day. Any chance there are any extras for sale?
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PM sent. Thanks!
You do know you can cancel your order right? They starting allowing cancellations after they pushed the ship date back.
We're in the home stretch! Got these beautiful samples today!!
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cassidoodledoo
Wow. Those caps are absolutely amazing. Can't wait to make all my office mates jealous!
I really hope the caps are more similar to the renders than they are to these samples. The renders have a much cleaner font, and the colors seem to differ too. Here’s hoping!
Anymore updates?
Hi everyone,
We’re checking in to let you know the Massdrop x Hasbro XDA Scrabble Custom Keycap Set is making its way through production!
Cassidy has confirmed the plastic colors for the different keycaps and we're now working on finalizing the production legends. Check out the photo below for a preview of the project in progress.
We’re on track to meet our estimated ship date of August 31, and we’ll update everyone in mid August with the status of the shipment.
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those are just testing legend alignment, not color :)
cassidoodledoo
Thanks for clearing that up
Do anyone has a extra arrow kit for this set? I am willing to exchange it with a Numpad Kit or buy it from you. contact me at ongziye@hotmail.com
Dtean
Does!
Dtean
I have arrow key to exchange with numped.
If anyone wants to sell a specialties kit I'm willing to grab it
Fombat
Hello, Looking to sell my spot. 9 kits bundle including base, mods, novelties, specialities, planck, arrows, 40%, number row and numpad. Pm on reddit /u/Xyzac_01 to discuss more.
@YanboWu @cassidoodledoo
Any news on the schedule for these caps? :)
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Looking good, now kind of regretting not getting more kits
rockydbull
Hello, Looking to sell my spot. 9 kits bundle including base, mods, novelties, specialities, planck, arrows, 40%, number row and numpad. Pm on reddit /u/Xyzac_01 to discuss more.
Finally got SO who is a major Scrabble fan into using a MK. If anyone is interested in selling an Alpha + Modifier, PM me or comment please.
sp4z
Hello, Looking to sell my spot. 9 kits bundle including base, mods, novelties, specialities, planck, arrows, 40%, number row and numpad. Pm on reddit /u/Xyzac_01 to discuss more.
Xyzac
PM'd
I am so excited about this drop. Was there ever a mechcable drop to go along with this that I missed?
Why is this not shipped?
saltdiscus
From the update 6 weeks ago:
" We’re on track to meet our estimated ship date of August 31, and we’ll update everyone in mid August with the status of the shipment. "
You've still got 3 more weeks before the estimated ship date.
urgh i forgot to grab a Planck kit when i bought this. if anyone has a spare or is looking to sell his/hers, let me know at lucas@lucasho.org :)
Lucasho
possibly. I'll let you know.
EricJerome
awesome!