Someone finally got too tired of waiting for Phase5 to deliver new keycaps from their 2015 campaign (link). Jim Drew, from CBMstuff.com (link) just launched another Indiegogo campaign in which he tries to reach a fixed funding (all-or-nothing) goal of 1000 keycap sets (link). If the goal is reached, the keycaps will be available in four colors: transparent, black, white and grey. Printing will be in the C64C top printed style while stretch goals may include prints on the front. The Commodore logo key may be identical to the original, but it all depends on C= Holdings B.V. (Commodore Corp.) which currently holds the rights to the trademark. Alternative options include the letters C-B-M, a check mark, a clown face, etc.. or just leaving it blank. Prices start at 35 $ for a set og keycaps + shipping.
I’ve already put some money down for three sets of keycaps for my C64Reloaded machines (link), Kickstarter cases (link) and my MechBoard64s (link). Would look awesome with a clear case and clear keycaps 🙂
Please support the campaign so we can all finally get new keycaps for our C64Reloaded/Ultimate64 motherboards and new C64 cases. The campaign runs until January 17th 2020!
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6 thoughts on “New C64 Keycap Campaign”
Hi MtnBuffalo, Thank you for sharing the good news. I just supported the campaign and ordered 2 sets. Finally my keyboard gets new keycaps ?
BTW: Polabe Holding NV, based in Luxembourg, is currently the owner of the Commodore trademark rights. Polabe Holding NV acquired the rights from C = Holdings BV in 2014.
I only found out about this, is there any chance for late backers?
Hi Andres, Jim Drew is going to sell keycaps from his online webshop when all Indiegogo backers have received their keycaps. However, the price will be a bit higher. So you should be able to get a set eventually 🙂
Hey, I want to back too, let me know how!!
Hi John, the Indiegogo campaign has alreday ended. However, Jim Drew is going to sell keycaps from his online webshop cbmstuff.com when all Indiegogo backers have received their keycaps. So you should be able to get new keycaps sometime in the future ?
just wanted to throw in a comment, that we have had Jim Drew in our podcast to talk about the keycaps (and more!) 🙂 https://scene.world/jimdrew
Enjoy and happy Easter! 🙂