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stellaidoscope:
Meow. Mrau mrrp meow.

PRE-ORDERS GOING LIVE
September 17, 2023 - September 25, 2023*
Meow and welcome to the Calico Pre-Order thread.

*Some vendors may extend their pre-order up until the in-stock arrival.
Some vendors may opt to skip pre-order and only do in-stock.




PRICING
PRE-ORDER / IN STOCK:
Base kit is $85.
Novelty kit is $28.
NorDe kit is $21.
EsFr kit is $21.
Deskmats are $20.

Pre-order is from September 17th to September 25th, shipping and going in-stock in October 2023.
The keycaps and deskmats will have a short pre-order period to help finalize the numbers for the in-stock sale.



CALICO is a grey on white keycap set with orange accents, aptly coloured and themed after the calico cat swatch. 179 keys in base.

The set doesn't need some long description about what it's inspired by. I just love cats.



Kit renders. Thank you to dededecline for the kitting help in the 40s section. Thank you to Manu and nopunin10did for the EsFr kitting.
Thanks as well to hali, nopunin10did, and bub for previous kitting help in Evil AI which I have just used again for this occasion.

More

kit-unique legends
the opportunity was a red laser dot and i am the cat that managed to take it.


Packaging Design

MW Calico's box features artwork of my friends' cats, top to bottom, left to right:
Turtle, Athena, Frisbee, Milo, Rafiki, Soybean, Flip, Bubbles, Katsu, Kona, Winnie, Henry, and Hennessey.
The collectible cat for the set is Dixie, courtesy of Alas.



What's decided:
PBT dye-sub due to the colors of the novelties as well as lead times.
Side print and cat sublegends.
No dark modifiers.
Pre-order and in-stock sale.
UKISO, , and a wider 40s/ortho support is integrated to base kit.


Have some scene renders.

CALICO on Liv and I's LGBTKL


CALICO on hali's Nyawice


CALICO on my Calicortho


CALICO on bachoo's Ouroboros


I will post an update on sample photos when they arrive to me.


DESKMAT
Catmat by lampmk

This is the Catmat deskmat for MW Calico, designed by lampmk (l.amp on Discord)
Your standard deskmat size at 900mm x 400mm.

Sussy by stellaidoscope

This is the Sussy mini-mat, which I designed for smaller workspaces.
It should still accommodate up to double-XT keyboards at 420mm x 200mm.


COLLABORATIONS

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Maison of the West

For interested collaborators, you can find me at stellaidoscope on Discord.

VENDORS


PRE-ORDER LINK - DIVINIKEY - US
PRE-ORDER LINK -  DELTA KEY CO. - EUROPE
PRE-ORDER LINK - ZION STUDIOS - PHILIPPINES

MILKYWAY - CN / INTL
MAXGAMING - EUROPE
GEONWORKS - KOREA
QWERTYQOP - SEA
MECHALAND - INDONESIA




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Special thanks to:
hali and liv for giving me keyboards to render with.
alas, turtle_kat, dededecline, keef, lampkb, wtfleels, choo, boohbat, rongdongs, pupper, keebnewb, andromache, and fruitykeeb for letting me draw their feline friends for the set's packaging.
dededecline kitting help.
nopunin10did for the NorDe kitting help.
strikemods, nainaigogo, itsazly for letting me meow in your twitch streams.
blenderkit, and imperfectlink for having made life easier with resources for blender.

HoffmanMyster:
Approved :thumb:

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TyPo.mk:
This is so cute, sussy minimat is awesome

GLWS

aicyborg:
I'm sad you've chosen to forego a UK vendor for this. Please note that the UK is not in the European Union so far as commerce is concerned, it costs us a lot (and we have to contend with currency conversion fees because we don't use the Euro currency here) to buy from European vendors. If running MW Evil AI didn't work out for whatever reason, there are other UK vendors to try? Such as SerpentKeys, MechMods, Mechboards, Protozoa, and others.

This is arguably all the more important given your (much apppreciated) inclusion of ISO-UK in base. It's just now harder for us to get it here.

(Edit: Delta Key doesn't even do UK shipping.)

stellaidoscope:

--- Quote from: aicyborg on Tue, 19 September 2023, 19:37:10 ---I'm sad you've chosen to forego a UK vendor for this. Please note that the UK is not in the European Union so far as commerce is concerned, it costs us a lot (and we have to contend with currency conversion fees because we don't use the Euro currency here) to buy from European vendors. If running MW Evil AI didn't work out for whatever reason, there are other UK vendors to try? Such as SerpentKeys, MechMods, Mechboards, Protozoa, and others.

This is arguably all the more important given your (much apppreciated) inclusion of ISO-UK in base. It's just now harder for us to get it here.

(Edit: Delta Key doesn't even do UK shipping.)

--- End quote ---

I am still open to getting a UK vendor, but I will need confirmation from the manufacturer as they are the one handling the vendors for this set. For reference, however, there was barely any UK interest in the IC form, so I cannot guarantee UK vendor presence. You also have the option to order directly from Milkyway at mwkeys.com when it goes in-stock.

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