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Offline mkljfox44

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[IC] GMK Hero (Update 6/5)
« on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:00:57 »
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Hi everyone! I'm Fox and this is GMK Hero.

Update - 6/5/19
Hey all. Sorry for the long break since the last update. I've been working with the folks over at mykeyboards.eu trying to get the go-ahead from Nintendo on the set. He has already spoken with them several times, and we are just waiting on the final word. I do expect to still be able to run the set at this point. I've still been working on finished everything up and hope to have more updates for you all soon. Withy that said, I am excited to announce a Hero x Rama novelty! Check it out below!


  • Added Hero x Rama Cap render
  • Added Think6.5 Renders

More updates still to come...

Please fill out the Interest Check form here if you are interested in buying GMK Hero. It helps us greatly! https://forms.gle/SezSymmso8GAuHw57


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GMK Hero - Kits

Adventurer's Kit


Novelties


Spacebars



Hero x Rama


GMK Hero - Keyboard Gallery

Andromeda








TGR Jane v2






Big thanks to Oblotzky for the renders!

Think6.5






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Deskpads




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Keypora
The incredibly talented Yohanskee has hopped on board and offered to create a Hero themed Keypora! A few mock-ups are posted below. Be sure to comment which is your favorite!





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Updates

To-Do List:
  • Interest Check (In Progress)
  • Contact Vendors (In Progress)
  • Get Pricing from GMK

Proxies:

US: TBD
EU: MyKeyboards.eu
Asia: TBD


« Last Edit: Wed, 05 June 2019, 18:53:42 by mkljfox44 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:03:58 »
I dig it

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:11:27 »
I like it. Not a fan of icon only mods though. Would it be possible to do icon+text mods, or are you set on icon only mods.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:13:12 »
All in.

Offline mkljfox44

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:14:58 »
I like it. Not a fan of icon only mods though. Would it be possible to do icon+text mods, or are you set on icon only mods.

It is something I could look in to! I'm not set on icons only at all. More renders to come with icons+text in the future.
« Last Edit: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:16:35 by mkljfox44 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:20:35 »
In! My gf and I love it. We're huge Zelda fans.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:22:59 »
I like it -- and personally prefer the icon mods for this one but maybe having it as an add-on kit would work too. Maybe an add-on alpha kit with Hyrulian sublegends might be neat.

We definitely need more green-alpha sets out there!
« Last Edit: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:31:36 by mta »

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:32:29 »
Big fan of green and zelda! I'm in this for sure

Offline mkljfox44

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:45:01 »
I like it -- and personally prefer the icon mods for this one but maybe having it as an add-on kit would work too. Maybe an add-on alpha kit with Hyrulian sublegends might be neat.

We definitely need more green-alpha sets out there!

I thought about that, but again Id have to look into what is and is not legal on that kind of things!

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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:52:22 »
In before Nintendo cease and desist  ;D

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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 01:04:51 »
Some kit suggestions I can make:

- add an extra 2.25u Shift key for Clueboard/660M users, split spacebar users who prefer regular R4, etc.
- Add 1u 00 key for splitting the 0 key in the numpad.
- Alternate homing keys: F, J, and 5 barred.

"Crazier"/likely-to-be-less-popular suggestions.

- Swap R4 bottom row for R5 bottom row (molds are now available for all keys)
- Go for a uniform F-row color -- in this case, N9 with the custom RAL legends (examples of this: see GMK Space Cadet, GMK Taro, GMK Hydro)
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Offline vicissitude

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 01:31:14 »
All buy.  :thumb: :thumb:
Such a nice colorway.

Offline Keebmeupscotty

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 01:40:02 »
Interested for sure

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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 03:21:02 »
This is cool, I'd def be in.

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« Reply #14 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 03:50:46 »
Looks like this will be the first green set I actually end up getting  :thumb:

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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 06:07:10 »
 :cool:

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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 06:28:58 »
Greennnnn. Ok in.


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« Reply #17 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 06:30:19 »
This looks awesome!
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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 06:36:44 »
Ohhh awesome.
Could see we share the same mind in this.
I would be in for one set.

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« Reply #19 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 07:46:07 »
id definitely be down for this, looking forward to seeing you tweak this to perfection

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« Reply #20 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 08:41:36 »
I'd be down for this.

My only concern is how protective Nintendo is of their stuff.

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« Reply #21 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 08:54:34 »
I'm REALLY not sure I'm sold on the colours but it would be impossible for me to not support a Zelda inspired set; I have no concrete suggestions to make but maybe play around with potentially making the green (and maybe the mods' grey too) a little lighter and see how that looks, right now the colours look a little too sombre for it to really scream LOZ but maybe that's just me.

Also obviously you may run into some issues with those novelties but I do love the way they look. Good luck!

PS: If this is very well received and MOQs are looking likely, maybe look into doing a Hylian sublegend/mono kit to go with the base; this is something I've always wanted and something I've talked with designers on and off about trying to get done for years now and have always come short on because we've never been able to really get a colourway we thought was up to Zelda standards, maybe you can pull it off here!

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« Reply #22 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 09:51:35 »
You'll want to get some better renders, keycaprenders.com struggles with those kinds of "mid brightness" colors. At least double-check your work with https://kle-render.com since the colors could be wildly different.

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« Reply #23 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 09:55:53 »
You'll want to get some better renders, keycaprenders.com struggles with those kinds of "mid brightness" colors. At least double-check your work with https://kle-render.com since the colors could be wildly different.

+1. That green does not look like it will translate to realistic lighting well from the current renders.

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« Reply #24 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 10:13:37 »
I'm REALLY not sure I'm sold on the colours but it would be impossible for me to not support a Zelda inspired set; I have no concrete suggestions to make but maybe play around with potentially making the green (and maybe the mods' grey too) a little lighter and see how that looks, right now the colours look a little too sombre for it to really scream LOZ but maybe that's just me.

Also obviously you may run into some issues with those novelties but I do love the way they look. Good luck!

PS: If this is very well received and MOQs are looking likely, maybe look into doing a Hylian sublegend/mono kit to go with the base; this is something I've always wanted and something I've talked with designers on and off about trying to get done for years now and have always come short on because we've never been able to really get a colourway we thought was up to Zelda standards, maybe you can pull it off here!

Hard agree. This is a solid first draft but I really think the colors need to hit that classic zelda color pallet. The green and dark grey just aren't syncing with LoZ for me.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 10:35:29 »
I'm REALLY not sure I'm sold on the colours but it would be impossible for me to not support a Zelda inspired set; I have no concrete suggestions to make but maybe play around with potentially making the green (and maybe the mods' grey too) a little lighter and see how that looks, right now the colours look a little too sombre for it to really scream LOZ but maybe that's just me.

Also obviously you may run into some issues with those novelties but I do love the way they look. Good luck!

PS: If this is very well received and MOQs are looking likely, maybe look into doing a Hylian sublegend/mono kit to go with the base; this is something I've always wanted and something I've talked with designers on and off about trying to get done for years now and have always come short on because we've never been able to really get a colourway we thought was up to Zelda standards, maybe you can pull it off here!

This is all helpful! Like I said, this is still in the early stages so I do appreciate the feedback. Once I receive the high quality renders, it will be easier to address color issues. I also have RAL samples coming which should allow for a more accurate representation. Thanks again for the feedback!

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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 10:43:28 »
Swap the accent and alpha colors and this would be epic!

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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 15:12:43 »
damn, i think i'm in. :)

edited to add: if you can get that gold, it'd be awesome. i'm really digging this particular color scheme.
« Last Edit: Mon, 29 April 2019, 16:50:02 by bciamny »

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 15:26:46 »
Looks good! Always interested in more green sets

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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 16:20:31 »
Rama colab with gold triforce might be nice. Not sure about the copyright implications tho

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 16:27:23 »
onboard for a zelda themed set, especially for a Listen! enter ahh, let's make this happen!

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Re: [IC] GMK Hero
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 16:47:13 »
This set is super dope, good luck when you run it, definitely in.

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 17:10:22 »
BRASSSSSSSS

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 18:44:27 »
Rama colab with gold triforce might be nice. Not sure about the copyright implications tho

Yeaaah... that's gonna be a huge no as Nintendo tends to be v v C&D happy.

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 19:22:13 »
Rama colab with gold triforce might be nice. Not sure about the copyright implications tho

Yeaaah... that's gonna be a huge no as Nintendo tends to be v v C&D happy.
Actually, it seems that while Nintendo can (and have) copyrighted the term "Triforce", they can't copyright/trademark the symbol itself because it's just simple geometry.
Wikipedia discussion here.

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 19:26:50 »
Hopefully more coming very soon  :D
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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 19:36:03 »
If those novelties get made I'm definitely all in.

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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 20:15:39 »
I'm a huge Zelda fan, so of course I love this set!

I'm curious: is the Hylian crest/wings imagery trademarked? If not, it would be amazing to see a Hylian shield novelty (red & blue?) or an enter key with the wing crest, or something similar.

EDIT: Since you want this set specifically based on Ocarina of Time, another novelty idea could be to have the three Spiritual Stones represented, and/or the six Sage Medallions. It could quickly get out of hand with that many different emblems, but it's worth considering.
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« Reply #38 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 20:17:16 »
I'm REALLY not sure I'm sold on the colours but it would be impossible for me to not support a Zelda inspired set; I have no concrete suggestions to make but maybe play around with potentially making the green (and maybe the mods' grey too) a little lighter and see how that looks, right now the colours look a little too sombre for it to really scream LOZ but maybe that's just me.

Also obviously you may run into some issues with those novelties but I do love the way they look. Good luck!

PS: If this is very well received and MOQs are looking likely, maybe look into doing a Hylian sublegend/mono kit to go with the base; this is something I've always wanted and something I've talked with designers on and off about trying to get done for years now and have always come short on because we've never been able to really get a colourway we thought was up to Zelda standards, maybe you can pull it off here!

Exactly everything I had in mind! OoT is my favorite game of all time, but man, I just can't get myself to like green sets =/
I'd love to help with color suggestions, but I'm pretty badly colorblind loll. If I'm not right up against my monitor I cant even see the legends :(

The Hylian idea would be so sick though. And there are so many amazing novelty ideas I bet a whole board could be filled with designs haha

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« Reply #39 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 20:54:53 »
I'm a huge Zelda fan, so of course I love this set!

I'm curious: is the Hylian crest/wings imagery trademarked? If not, it would be amazing to see a Hylian shield novelty (red & blue?) or an enter key with the wing crest, or something similar.

EDIT: Since you want this set specifically based on Ocarina of Time, another novelty idea could be to have the three Spiritual Stones represented, and/or the six Sage Medallions. It could quickly get out of hand with that many different emblems, but it's worth considering.

Yeah, unfortunately, those are protected.
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« Reply #40 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 21:31:55 »
I'm a huge Zelda fan, so of course I love this set!

I'm curious: is the Hylian crest/wings imagery trademarked? If not, it would be amazing to see a Hylian shield novelty (red & blue?) or an enter key with the wing crest, or something similar.

EDIT: Since you want this set specifically based on Ocarina of Time, another novelty idea could be to have the three Spiritual Stones represented, and/or the six Sage Medallions. It could quickly get out of hand with that many different emblems, but it's worth considering.

Yeah, unfortunately, those are protected. The stones could be worked around to some extent, but with so many, the cost would be too much I think. Wish I could have it all!

will probably get people raising their eyebrows at their computer screens with this but i never played ocarina of time. i am a much bigger fan of the snes and gameboy editions of zelda (they're probably my favorite games of all time) and i think this works for all fans of zelda games.

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« Reply #41 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 22:58:30 »
I love this set, I've been waiting for somebody to do this for a long time. Though, while it's definitely giving me a Zelda vibe, it's not giving me an OoT-specific vibe. In particular, the N9 color doesn't seem very OoT.

There's this dark purple-blue color that appears in the logo and on a lot of different important items that definitely gives me an OoT vibe. I wonder how that would look in place of the N9?






Feedback on novelties:

- I'd love to see the Navi novelty of just Navi, without the bottle
- "Listen! Listen!" should be "Hey! Listen!", and I wouldn't mind them stylized kind of like this (without the Navi)
- It'd be cool if the holes on the Ocarina lined up with how they actually are in the game (see above). I understand you're going for more minimalist, but to me the Ocarina stands out as a bit over-minimalist compared to the rest of the novelties.
- A Skulltula novelty would be very OoT
- Master Sword enter novelty
- Hylian emblem (same as your profile pic) on 1.25u / 1.5u keys
- I'd rather see the bottle novelty as a clean empty bottle, or possibly with the Lon Lon label on it for extra OoT points:



Awesome set, looking forward to seeing this develop!

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 01:52:31 »
That would be cool if the ocarina blue could be incorporated some how. Also +1 for Lon Lon ranch icon!

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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 14:33:21 »
I love this set, I've been waiting for somebody to do this for a long time. Though, while it's definitely giving me a Zelda vibe, it's not giving me an OoT-specific vibe. In particular, the N9 color doesn't seem very OoT.

There's this dark purple-blue color that appears in the logo and on a lot of different important items that definitely gives me an OoT vibe. I wonder how that would look in place of the N9?

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Feedback on novelties:

- I'd love to see the Navi novelty of just Navi, without the bottle
- "Listen! Listen!" should be "Hey! Listen!", and I wouldn't mind them stylized kind of like this (without the Navi)
- It'd be cool if the holes on the Ocarina lined up with how they actually are in the game (see above). I understand you're going for more minimalist, but to me the Ocarina stands out as a bit over-minimalist compared to the rest of the novelties.
- A Skulltula novelty would be very OoT
- Master Sword enter novelty
- Hylian emblem (same as your profile pic) on 1.25u / 1.5u keys
- I'd rather see the bottle novelty as a clean empty bottle, or possibly with the Lon Lon label on it for extra OoT points:

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Awesome set, looking forward to seeing this develop!

Some of these things just can't be done in terms of the novelties. The exact duplication of some of these items would make the set violate TMs and it would never get made. Most of the items and logos and languages (Hylian) are property of Nintendo, so I just can't use them, as much as I'd like to. The enter key will not say "Listen! Listen!", it was just a way of showing two different options for the font (standard vs italicized). I can play around with blue a bit to see if I can find some way to incorporate it, but so far in trying various colorways, this N9 has just produced the best look for the set. I've tried browns and reds and blues with it already, but it took something away from the kit. That being said, I'm working with some other people who may have some better ideas, so I will continue to try things and gauge feedback! Thanks for the input  :thumb:

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 15:25:39 »
Maybe a pink Esc in novelties for LttP throwback?

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« Reply #45 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 17:53:44 »
Damn 100% in for this set. Love Green and Love zelda. Instant buy for me.

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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 17:55:16 »
Some of these things just can't be done in terms of the novelties. The exact duplication of some of these items would make the set violate TMs and it would never get made. Most of the items and logos and languages (Hylian) are property of Nintendo, so I just can't use them, as much as I'd like to. The enter key will not say "Listen! Listen!", it was just a way of showing two different options for the font (standard vs italicized). I can play around with blue a bit to see if I can find some way to incorporate it, but so far in trying various colorways, this N9 has just produced the best look for the set. I've tried browns and reds and blues with it already, but it took something away from the kit. That being said, I'm working with some other people who may have some better ideas, so I will continue to try things and gauge feedback! Thanks for the input  :thumb:

Risk for getting a Cease and Desist should be determined by what others have been able to sell / get away with. When a company doesn't protect a copyright, it undermines their ability to protect it in the future. A quick visit to eBay shows are multiple whole businesses around selling LoZ merch. Here are some examples:

Playable Ocarina replicas
Master Sword replicas
Lon Lon Milk
Thousands of unlicensed t-shirts

On the topic of languages, I don't believe Matteo got permission from J.R.R. Tolkien for making elvish keycaps.

The sale format of a group buy also makes it unlikely to run into any trouble, as this is a one-and-done deal.

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« Reply #47 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 18:32:30 »
Some of these things just can't be done in terms of the novelties. The exact duplication of some of these items would make the set violate TMs and it would never get made. Most of the items and logos and languages (Hylian) are property of Nintendo, so I just can't use them, as much as I'd like to. The enter key will not say "Listen! Listen!", it was just a way of showing two different options for the font (standard vs italicized). I can play around with blue a bit to see if I can find some way to incorporate it, but so far in trying various colorways, this N9 has just produced the best look for the set. I've tried browns and reds and blues with it already, but it took something away from the kit. That being said, I'm working with some other people who may have some better ideas, so I will continue to try things and gauge feedback! Thanks for the input  :thumb:

Risk for getting a Cease and Desist should be determined by what others have been able to sell / get away with. When a company doesn't protect a copyright, it undermines their ability to protect it in the future. A quick visit to eBay shows are multiple whole businesses around selling LoZ merch. Here are some examples:

Playable Ocarina replicas
Master Sword replicas
Lon Lon Milk
Thousands of unlicensed t-shirts

On the topic of languages, I don't believe Matteo got permission from J.R.R. Tolkien for making elvish keycaps.

The sale format of a group buy also makes it unlikely to run into any trouble, as this is a one-and-done deal.

On the topic of the language, that's a good point with the elvish. I'll definitely look more into that, but i'm pretty sure it would be really expensive to have new molds made just for Hylian sublegends. The elvish set is dye-subbed. On the products; just because people do sell unlicensed replicas, it does not make it "legal". I would hate for a potentially good set to die over risking it. I will explore more options as I continue to work on the kit though, and see what else I can incorporate! Thanks again!
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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 19:27:58 »
I love the Legend of Zelda, but just not feeling the green alphas chief.

Novelties look killer though, especially if it's in the black n gold
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« Reply #49 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 22:38:04 »
the more i think about it the less I like these green alphas

Maybe you should invert the colors? I don't know. I feel that kokiri colors are not the way to go for a keyboard, maybe hylian would be better, i.e blue or silver/grey alphas and red/gold accents