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Hi everyone, we are Milkyway Keys.

We are a relatively new PBT keycap manufacturer from China and we have ran several China exclusive GB since 2020. We have been continuously improving our product and now we are confident to present them to keyboard community around the world.
Currently we have very short lead time (1~2 months after GB) and we are open to designers to run their sets with us!

Today we present you our own set: PBT 02 & PBT 015. We designed these two sets due to popular demands from our fans from China. We are aware that is existing set on the same theme but this is our brand new take on the theme.

Please fill out IC Form if you are interested!

Please join Milkway's Discord Server for more updates!


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Specs
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Cherry Profile PBT keycaps
Regular dye-sub and reversed dye-sub
Around $100 for base kit + novelties + spacebars


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Pre-order and international GB
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A limited pre-order for the PBT 015 will be happening on our US vendor keyspensory.store on July 14. The lead time for the pre-order is expected to be some time in August. Follow Keyspensory Discord for details on the pre-order.

We will launch an international GB for both PBT 02 & PBT 015 sometime in early September. The lead time will be about 1~2 month after GB. Follow Milkyway's Discord for further updates on the international GB.


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Kitting
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PBT 02

Base Kit


Novelties


Spacebar Bars


PBT 015

Base Kit


Novelties


Spacebar Bars


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Deskmats
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Deskmat 02


Deskmat 015


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Collab
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We are excited to collaborate with Miroticaps for to bring you Mirocard collectable for PBT 02 & PBT 015

 



02 & 015 Mirocards


Cables by Rocket Cables

Metal Artisan by THOK


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Sample photos
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We have been manufacturing these set for the China GB, here are some photos taken on our set.

 

 
Sample photos for PBT 02




 
Sample photos for PBT 015


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Vendors
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AU: Daily Clack
Canada: KanataKeys
EU: CandyKeys
SA: Fancy Customs
SEA: ZionStudios
UK: Prototypist
US: KeysPensory

China GB was done by Milkyway Keys, so no CN vendor needed for international GB.


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GB Dates
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September 6th to October 8th




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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 04:42:53 »
Changelog
2021.07.21 Updated deskmat design
2021.07.16 Full vendor list and deskmat
2021.07.10 Updated vendors and pre-order information
2021.07.04 Updated kitting and sample photos

To do list
Find Vendor
Update IC with prototype picture
Update Kits for international run
Set GB dates
Pricing
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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 04:43:03 »
**** ip laws amirite fellas
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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 04:44:43 »
**** ip laws amirite fellas

  :)
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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 04:49:16 »
any prototypes?
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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 04:50:42 »
Poggers, EU vendor please NOT UK.

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 05:10:24 »
any prototypes?
new round of proto pic will be taken very shortly after. will update on it

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 05:10:48 »
Poggers, EU vendor please NOT UK.
Yes we will be 100% consider other vendors from other region!

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 05:14:48 »
Keysets look good. But I would like to see if you guys manufacture the keycaps as good as EPBT or Geekark. Also, what would be the expected pricing?

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 05:20:18 »
Keysets look good. But I would like to see if you guys manufacture the keycaps as good as EPBT or Geekark. Also, what would be the expected pricing?

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We will be posting some prototype picture shortly. We also have our prototype of PBT Lord avaialbe to view here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=113023.msg3052992#msg3052992
Since the set is colored, the pricing will be higher than a normal BOW set, but for a base itself, it should be below EPBT price point

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 05:21:28 »
Looks good, keep it up guys!

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 06:24:46 »
Buying this will be only be a few dollars less then ePbt tkl base plus numpad, trading 65 and 75 support for some novelties? I don't see the value here.

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 07:03:48 »
Buying this will be only be a few dollars less then ePbt tkl base plus numpad, trading 65 and 75 support for some novelties? I don't see the value here.
oops i think i mentioned the pricing wrong. pre order will be around 100 usd including 3 kits. so gb pricing should be even lower.
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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 07:46:31 »
xer set and york renders yep

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 09:57:09 »
I don't see the value here.

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 10:00:58 »
Will keep checking this until pricing of all kits is announced.

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 10:02:16 »
I want darling go brrr

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 10:16:57 »
Completely in ! Look forward to buy both  ;D

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 11:20:21 »
wtf how dare you base a keycap set on an anime that somebody else previously based their keyset on using the only colors capable of identifying the anime

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 16:28:55 »
wtf how dare you base a keycap set on an anime that somebody else previously based their keyset on using the only colors capable of identifying the anime

We totally aware the GMK Darling's existence. But we love the anmie so much, and that is the only color scheme fits the best to the character. Thus, to distinguish from GMK Darling we did the novelties based on our understanding.

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 17:44:21 »
Any chance of expanding the International support?

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 18:05:59 »
Extra B in the Mod kit for Alice support?

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 19:18:33 »
wtf how dare you base a keycap set on an anime that somebody else previously based their keyset on using the only colors capable of identifying the anime

We totally aware the GMK Darling's existence. But we love the anmie so much, and that is the only color scheme fits the best to the character. Thus, to distinguish from GMK Darling we did the novelties based on our understanding.

I believe that was a joke ;)
Will keep tabs on this, will be going on the feetpad if no one sells me a gmk darling kit prior haha

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 21:29:58 »
Any chance we can get an all blue build of the 015 with the rest of the mods matching the color of the enter key? I think an all blue build would look really nice.

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 11:03:30 »
This was MUCH needed.

man 02 looks even better than Darling, it's a bit easier on the eyes. I'm tired of waiting for a R2 on that too. so yes, 100% in for 02 and will surely consider 015 because Ichigo is for cultured individuals.
kitting is far from ideal but if the full set runs for less than $100 it's ok for me. and please use Cherry fonts on mods too.
oh and +1 for an EU vendor.

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 11:12:40 »
nice one

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 11:35:19 »
Love the set, I would slightly soften either the pink or the white base colors on 02. The white is so stark/bright it makes what should be a softer color palette look a bit jarring to the eye.

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 14:17:56 »
This was MUCH needed.

man 02 looks even better than Darling, it's a bit easier on the eyes. I'm tired of waiting for a R2 on that too. so yes, 100% in for 02 and will surely consider 015 because Ichigo is for cultured individuals.
kitting is far from ideal but if the full set runs for less than $100 it's ok for me. and please use Cherry fonts on mods too.
oh and +1 for an EU vendor.

Funnily enough, swapping the modifier and accent colors to make the mods white was something that I considered doing while GMK Darling was in the design/IC phase.

Ultimately, I decided against it since it wasn't a good fit, but aesthetics are subjective. Sets with lighter mods than alphas are hard to get right.

I'm tired of waiting for a R2 on that too.

GMK groupbuys aren't as simple as just "doing it"; production slots are limited, and there's quite a bit of work that happens on the part of the vendors and designers behind the scenes. GMK's lead times are also much longer than they were in 2019.

There is also a different GMK keyset that I've been working on, and I'd rather run something new than immediately re-run a previous set.

If you're curious, I've been working on a PBT version of the Darling colorway since January 2021 with the support of a vendor (I have posted about this in my Discord server multiple times). It's not ready yet because I'm waiting on samples, and it probably won't be for a few months.

Sorry to keep you waiting, but I prefer not to rush projects out the door.
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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 14:45:27 »
White mods just ain't it for 02. The board renders, however, do look pretty nice.

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 15:24:55 »
i'd suggest a very subtle pink tinge added to the white so it's not such a stark contrast between the mods and alphas. that way you can have the same feel as white mods, without actually being white

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 18:23:23 »
i'd suggest a very subtle pink tinge added to the white so it's not such a stark contrast between the mods and alphas. that way you can have the same feel as white mods, without actually being white
i agree on this, also pls EU Vendor

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 23:43:43 »
This was MUCH needed.

man 02 looks even better than Darling, it's a bit easier on the eyes. I'm tired of waiting for a R2 on that too. so yes, 100% in for 02 and will surely consider 015 because Ichigo is for cultured individuals.
kitting is far from ideal but if the full set runs for less than $100 it's ok for me. and please use Cherry fonts on mods too.
oh and +1 for an EU vendor.

Funnily enough, swapping the modifier and accent colors to make the mods white was something that I considered doing while GMK Darling was in the design/IC phase.

Ultimately, I decided against it since it wasn't a good fit, but aesthetics are subjective. Sets with lighter mods than alphas are hard to get right.

I'm tired of waiting for a R2 on that too.

GMK groupbuys aren't as simple as just "doing it"; production slots are limited, and there's quite a bit of work that happens on the part of the vendors and designers behind the scenes. GMK's lead times are also much longer than they were in 2019.

There is also a different GMK keyset that I've been working on, and I'd rather run something new than immediately re-run a previous set.

If you're curious, I've been working on a PBT version of the Darling colorway since January 2021 with the support of a vendor (I have posted about this in my Discord server multiple times). It's not ready yet because I'm waiting on samples, and it probably won't be for a few months.

Sorry to keep you waiting, but I prefer not to rush projects out the door.

wow the OG darling maker is here. I hope your run of the pbt darling will be as successful as your GMK Darling run. GL!

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 00:18:35 »
Hmm.. might have to cop while I patiently wait for Gmk Darling. Hopefully r2 will come to fruition in the future.

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 01:45:30 »
kinda regret buying GMK Darling seeing this, depending on how things go i may get a 015 although being and uncultured swine i have no clues about either animes, just liking the colorways, and if i remember right pbt is better with chemical than abs, so should not have to fear damaging the caps when disinfecting it.
although i am in Europe, would you consider an European proxy?
thanks
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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 02:21:04 »
Hmm.. might have to cop while I patiently wait for Gmk Darling. Hopefully r2 will come to fruition in the future.

as the runner of gmk darling written above, he is not planning to run gmk darling r2 anytime soon with the addition of copyright law. he is preparing pbt darling tho

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 02:21:36 »
kinda regret buying GMK Darling seeing this, depending on how things go i may get a 015 although being and uncultured swine i have no clues about either animes, just liking the colorways, and if i remember right pbt is better with chemical than abs, so should not have to fear damaging the caps when disinfecting it.
although i am in Europe, would you consider an European proxy?
thanks

defnetily, if any eu vendor come to contact we will defnitely consider

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 02:50:19 »
nice one

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 19:12:40 »
have you at least talked to xer about using the same idea for a set?
give me 65s & tkls

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 19:34:53 »
have you at least talked to xer about using the same idea for a set?
Unfortunetly we did not and it is something we wish we have done. It was due to our lack of experience working with designer community. We will release a statement on this soon.
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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 10:51:55 »
have you at least talked to xer about using the same idea for a set?

I mean xer does not own darling in the franxx franchise, so if a new designer decides to create a keycap set based on the same anime but their own iteration of it then I do not see the problem.

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 12:49:15 »
have you at least talked to xer about using the same idea for a set?

Did Xer talk with the owner of darling in the franxx franchise before he/she make that set? LOL

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 13:07:14 »
I'd love to get this, but there's no mod pipe or tilde; will you consider adding those to the set? D:

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 22:15:22 »
I'd love to get this, but there's no mod pipe or tilde; will you consider adding those to the set? D:

yes! we will be modifiying our kitting a bit to add basic iso support

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 28 June 2021, 02:05:42 »
have you at least talked to xer about using the same idea for a set?
Did Xer talk with the owner of darling in the franxx franchise before he/she make that set? LOL
i kinda feel like the colorway ownership idea is a pretty big limiting factor in the kb market. designs and logos, sure, but when you keep it at 2-3 colors and group them alpha, mod and accent i feel it should not be considered as "owned" by anyone, else we will kill innovation in the space. that was my feeling on the subject
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« Reply #44 on: Mon, 28 June 2021, 04:11:34 »
have you at least talked to xer about using the same idea for a set?
Did Xer talk with the owner of darling in the franxx franchise before he/she make that set? LOL
i kinda feel like the colorway ownership idea is a pretty big limiting factor in the kb market. designs and logos, sure, but when you keep it at 2-3 colors and group them alpha, mod and accent i feel it should not be considered as "owned" by anyone, else we will kill innovation in the space. that was my feeling on the subject
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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 28 June 2021, 06:29:42 »
These are nice colors, cool set.
There is set like this already, I ordered it for 25 from Aliexpress and recevied it 2 weeks ago, those colors look very nice on pbt caps.
Just pink mods instead of all white.

Go for it, nice colors set. Maybe not at that price thou, as its already there for around $40.
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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 28 June 2021, 11:21:44 »
These are nice colors, cool set.
There is set like this already, I ordered it for 25 from Aliexpress and recevied it 2 weeks ago, those colors look very nice on pbt caps.
Just pink mods instead of all white.

Go for it, nice colors set. Maybe not at that price thou, as its already there for around $40.

The one you linked from is a GMK Darling clone. Honestly, we shouldn't be promoting GMK clones and PTB 02 isn't a clone.

As for the pricing, it isn't as simple as why don't we set the price at any arbitrary price? There are multiple factors on why a particular keycap set is priced in its way, such as designer payout, quality of the keycap material, quality of the dye-sub, QC, packaging etc.

For a GMK clone/HKG keycaps that sells cheap, you can expect that they don't need a designer payout and probably using the cheapest PBT keycaps material available to them. If you compare something like EPBT to the clone you bought, you should be able to see the quality differences.

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 29 June 2021, 02:06:45 »
for some reason reading your 1st post i though you were manufacturing those caps, i can't find what made me think that again, but reading your last post those would be ePBT?
part of me was kinda hoping more manufacturer so we could get more innovations and better GB times :)
either way i am excited to see where this goes
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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 29 June 2021, 03:15:02 »
for some reason reading your 1st post i though you were manufacturing those caps, i can't find what made me think that again, but reading your last post those would be ePBT?
part of me was kinda hoping more manufacturer so we could get more innovations and better GB times :)
either way i am excited to see where this goes

We are both designing and manufactoring these caps.

We have a designer team which work with us full time to design keycaps. We have manufactured several sets from our designer team and they have been well-received in China. PBT 02/015 is their latest work that we want to share with everyone in the oversea community.

Meanwhile, we expanded our manufactoring capacity over the last few month and now we are able to work with other designers to produce their sets. For example, the PBT Lord by Rifen and few more on its way.

We welcome other designers to contact us for potentially running their set. We have very short lead time right now comparing to other manus and we are able to produce top tier dye-sub sets for cheaper. Hopefully, the PBT 02/015 and PBT Lord GB would help to convince designers to consider us for their future set. ;D

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Re: [IC] PBT 02 & PBT 015
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 10:47:43 »
[...]
There is also a different GMK keyset that I've been working on, and I'd rather run something new than immediately re-run a previous set.

If you're curious, I've been working on a PBT version of the Darling colorway since January 2021 with the support of a vendor (I have posted about this in my Discord server multiple times). It's not ready yet because I'm waiting on samples, and it probably won't be for a few months.

Sorry to keep you waiting, but I prefer not to rush projects out the door.
thanks for the update.
I respect all your points, and they make valid reasons, for me as a consumer, to invest in the sets presented in this IC for now, primarily for the dramatic differences in lead times.
I'll surely consider whatever future round of darling when/if it's physically going to happen.


There is set like this already, I ordered it for 25 from Aliexpress
jesus, promoting bootleg sets on geekhack lmao. I've seen it all