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Officially licensed Star Wars keycaps are on the way, but they aren't cheap

By Polycount ยท 10 replies
Dec 6, 2018
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  1. Star Wars merchandise has never been hard to find, even before the latest movie trilogy reignited the public's interest in the franchise. All you need to do is stroll into Walmart to discover a wide array of Star Wars-themed action figures, board games, costumes, decorations, and even video games.

    And it's easy to see why that's the case - the Star Wars universe is easily one of the most well-known, and loved fantasy worlds out there right now, and it's popular among all ages.

    However, despite Star Wars' wide appeal, it's probably safe to say that very few people could have foreseen one of the latest pieces of franchise merchandise: a full set of Star Wars-themed DSA keycaps, with "authentic" Aurebesh lettering and full Cherry MX switch compatibility.

    The keycaps are being developed by Signature Plastics, and they're officially licensed by Lucasfilm. The full 157-key set features a red-on-gray color scheme, with a few white caps tossed in for good measure. In addition to Aurebesh lettering, several of the keycaps feature other symbols, such as Darth Vader's helmet, or the Galactic Empire logo.

    If you think you might struggle to type using just Aurebesh lettering, Signature Plastics has you covered - two variants of the keycap set are being developed, one with purely Star Wars-themed lettering, and one with both English and Aurebesh symbols.

    As great as these keycaps look, they will probably be out of reach of all but the most die-hard Star Wars fans due to their price. No matter which set you get, it'll cost you $250, not including shipping.

    If that is a price you're willing to pay for keycaps alone, you can pre-order your preferred set via NovelKeys or Kono beginning on December 10.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,128   +2,559

    Tip for committed masochists: A regular Chinese keyboard, while much cheaper, will inflict equal amount of pain, trying to guess what you are pressing.
     
  3. loki1944

    loki1944 TS Member Posts: 38   +19

    LOL. Awesome.
     
  4. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Evangelist Posts: 332   +193

    What about my blank keyboard?
     
    Reehahs likes this.
  5. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +1,507

    Nobody cares about star wars anymore. Disney still hasnt gotten it. Collapsing merchandise sales, collapsing movie sales, loosing $400 million on soylo: a slo-blo story. Negative press on any of their new TV shows.

    But sure, lets sell a $250 keyboard cap set. I'm sure there are 3 or 4 people whom are big enough star wars fans that will be willing to buy this for some odd reason.
     
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  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,448   +2,903

    Simply amazing that any member of the homosapian species would spend hard earned money on such dribble ......
     
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  7. tomkaten

    tomkaten TS Maniac Posts: 243   +160

    I quite enjoyed the movie, you misspelled "losing" and it wasn't a total flop:

    Keyboard is crap though, I agree :)
     
  8. indiferenc

    indiferenc TS Enthusiast Posts: 30   +33

    Disney turned star wars into a pathetic cash grab. damn even the prequels were better than what disney has shat out. I cant believe I would ever say this but...bring george lucas back
     
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,944   +3,311

    Won't that crap wear off in six months of hard use anyway?
     
  10. seeprime

    seeprime TS Guru Posts: 269   +257

    Trust your feelings Luke, I mean captaincranky.
     
  11. lexster

    lexster TS Rookie Posts: 24

    I'm a big Star Wars fan, but I am certainly not paying $250 for what is effectively a novelty. No Thank You Disney. Give Star Wars back to Lucas.
     

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