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Title: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Rensuya on Sun, 31 May 2020, 19:44:31
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Current Shipping ETA: Q2 2021

The keyset inspired by the best explosion mage around is finally here!
Open from (June 1st - July 1st) Click here to join the Groupbuy!


US: Cannonkeys (https://cannonkeys.com/collections/featured/products/gb-kat-explosion)

EU: MyKeyboard (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/kat-explosion_295/)

Oceania: DailyClack (https://dailyclack.com/collections/group-buys)

Asia: zFrontier (https://www.zfrontier.com/m/5967)

Canada: Desk Hero (https://www.deskhero.ca/collections/open-group-buys)



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Deskmats
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Rama Collab
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Renders

Iron180 | Smith + Rune
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Chimera 65 | Upas
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Kendo | Onefivenine
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Kits

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Estimated shipping date: Feb 2021



Thank you for your time, everyone!

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Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Rensuya on Sun, 31 May 2020, 19:44:50
Reserved for updates.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: BestShuckleNA on Sun, 31 May 2020, 22:22:10
Poggers

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Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: o3okevin on Sun, 31 May 2020, 22:28:36
Let's goooo
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: logo4poop on Sun, 31 May 2020, 23:05:35
congrats weebs
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Agilr on Sun, 31 May 2020, 23:11:49
Waga na wa Megumin! Ākuwizādo wo nariwai toshi, saikyou no kougeki no mahou "bakuretsu mahou" wo ayatsuru mono!

Also, good luck! ;)
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: bakuretsu on Mon, 01 June 2020, 01:52:00
My time has come.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: niakulah on Mon, 01 June 2020, 01:59:53
Nooooo. I cast explosion on KAT Atlantis. I'm out of MP until it ships. Someone carry me home?
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Christdl on Mon, 01 June 2020, 03:15:58
Love it I am in!
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Christdl on Mon, 01 June 2020, 03:16:59
Just have to wait for EU Vendor to put this live
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: C7Kinetic on Mon, 01 June 2020, 03:53:31
What is the row profile on the RAMA caps? R1?
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Ferannor on Mon, 01 June 2020, 05:29:58
MyKeyboard didn't sell deskmats and Rama keys?
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: dmatx1 on Mon, 01 June 2020, 06:45:32
MyKeyboard didn't sell deskmats and Rama keys?
Maybe you didn't notice that there are two pages (I made this mistake earlier on their site  :) ) or they uploaded these two items later (which happened also earlier).

deskmat (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/magic-circle-deskmat_2168/) RAMA key (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/explosion-x-rama-red_2170/)
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Ferannor on Mon, 01 June 2020, 07:28:59
I did notice it, but I'm sure they wasn't on the website when I check  :-[
Thanks btw ;)
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: kingh271 on Mon, 01 June 2020, 12:17:11
What is the row profile on the RAMA caps? R1?
R4, which is the number row for KAT
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Genuine.Senpai on Mon, 01 June 2020, 12:25:25
If I wanted to cover a Rama Koyu, would I just need the alt katakanas and icon mods?
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Bits on Mon, 01 June 2020, 14:05:34
If I wanted to cover a Rama Koyu, would I just need the alt katakanas and icon mods?
Yeah for that you'll need a set of alphas and mods for full coverage

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Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Inner-Ear on Mon, 01 June 2020, 17:04:49
All crimson gang CHECKING IN
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: wannachoco on Mon, 01 June 2020, 20:12:16
Just curious - interested in ordering and like the text mods, just not a fan of the text arrow keys. Might anyone be interested in trading/selling the yellow icon arrow keys when these ship next year?
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: toumatakeshi on Mon, 01 June 2020, 21:17:23
Website is locking me out of buying the desk mat and keyboard at the same time, which adds $10 to shipping on the deskmat by itself.
Any clue why this is happening? Might be a dealbreaker for a mat I'd otherwise snag in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Sifo on Mon, 01 June 2020, 21:24:55
This set is honestly so good.

Best of luck :)
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Narf on Tue, 02 June 2020, 00:10:11
Looks nice. I need some more red in my key sets. I will probably pick up an ergo set and maybe the novelties and a deskmat. Also happy to see the anime inspired themes, especially KonoSuba.

I mentioned this late in the IC and at this point it is probably too late to change even if you wanted to, but why is the Caps Lock icon arrow with a line pointing down? KAT/KAM is the only key cap style I have ever seen use this symbol that way. All other uses of this icon outside of KAT/KAM have the arrow pointing up with the line below it. Most other sets that don't use the underlined shift arrow use a lock symbol, and a handful of others (some GMK and JTK sets, as well as Ducky and some Razer keyboards) use a down arrow (inverted shift icon) with no line. Using an inverted shift arrow is strange to me, but I could see an argument for it being more flexible to be used as Function or maybe even a Control key and it doesn't appear to be entirely uncommon. The the bar over the down arrow is what puzzles me. Is this a Keyreative manufacturing thing, or did you specifically design it that way?
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: rewke on Tue, 02 June 2020, 11:04:18
In for purple alphas and mods!
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Rensuya on Tue, 02 June 2020, 13:50:00
If I wanted to cover a Rama Koyu, would I just need the alt katakanas and icon mods?
Yes, those would be all you need for that board!

Website is locking me out of buying the desk mat and keyboard at the same time, which adds $10 to shipping on the deskmat by itself.
Any clue why this is happening? Might be a dealbreaker for a mat I'd otherwise snag in a heartbeat.
(https://i.imgur.com/WUsf8T0.png)
What is the row profile on the RAMA caps? R1?
R4. So they would be good for an esc or top row for 50-66% keyboards.
Looks nice. I need some more red in my key sets. I will probably pick up an ergo set and maybe the novelties and a deskmat. Also happy to see the anime inspired themes, especially KonoSuba.

I mentioned this late in the IC and at this point it is probably too late to change even if you wanted to, but why is the Caps Lock icon arrow with a line pointing down? KAT/KAM is the only key cap style I have ever seen use this symbol that way. All other uses of this icon outside of KAT/KAM have the arrow pointing up with the line below it. Most other sets that don't use the underlined shift arrow use a lock symbol, and a handful of others (some GMK and JTK sets, as well as Ducky and some Razer keyboards) use a down arrow (inverted shift icon) with no line. Using an inverted shift arrow is strange to me, but I could see an argument for it being more flexible to be used as Function or maybe even a Control key and it doesn't appear to be entirely uncommon. The the bar over the down arrow is what puzzles me. Is this a Keyreative manufacturing thing, or did you specifically design it that way?
This was just a design choice by myself.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Rensuya on Tue, 02 June 2020, 15:08:51
Day 1 for Explosion was quite explosive  :eek:

Target MOQ: 54,000
Current Total: 95,200
(MOQ Met)

This was quite the impressive day 1 looking at KAT Atlantis which did 47,500 in day 1. Just want to say thank you everyone for the amazing support, heres to good rest of the groupbuy!  :thumb:


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Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: bigern302 on Fri, 05 June 2020, 10:26:18
Sorry if i missed it, but is there an official cable partner?
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: rewke on Fri, 05 June 2020, 10:35:58
Sorry if i missed it, but is there an official cable partner?

I think it's zeus cables:
https://www.zeuscables.store/katexplosion
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: bigern302 on Fri, 05 June 2020, 10:42:01
Fabulous!  Thank you. 
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: snarfel on Fri, 05 June 2020, 11:37:33
Sorry if i missed it, but is there an official cable partner?

I think it's zeus cables:
https://www.zeuscables.store/katexplosion
Ah, no USB-C for host, bummer. :(
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: LevelSteam on Sat, 06 June 2020, 11:13:08
Whoops I didn't even realize that this had started!
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: wannachoco on Sat, 06 June 2020, 22:48:23
Well, in for alphas+text mods+novelties!
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/234802192014508033/718902522424721428/unknown.png)
Grabbed a cable too.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/234802192014508033/719028798950998128/unknown.png)
Excited for this all to come, gonna look nice on a FC660M.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 08 June 2020, 22:30:57
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Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 15 June 2020, 20:45:52
(https://i.postimg.cc/rwNB1XZc/KATexplosion-Status200615.png)

More
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Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: TurboGrinder on Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:17:55
I went a little overboard with this set. I was originally going to get 3 kits. Ended up with 9 + a deskmat. I guess that I got too hyped for it because it looks so darn good. Glad to see that it's doing so well. Now I need to build more boards. I think I'll pick up a Minivan when TKC releases it to put some of this on.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: crash822 on Thu, 18 June 2020, 14:31:11
Got my set.  Thought about other konosuba characters? I would think a Darkness set would look great, white, black, and orange or a set for Wiz with the two shades of purple and gold.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: elguey on Thu, 18 June 2020, 16:08:24
Got my set.  Thought about other konosuba characters? I would think a Darkness set would look great, white, black, and orange or a set for Wiz with the two shades of purple and gold.

Wiz (GB ended) => https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104129.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104129.0)
Darkness (in IC) => https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=106417.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=106417.0)
Aqua (in IC) => https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102411.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102411.0)
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: bigern302 on Thu, 18 June 2020, 19:01:52
Got my sets.  Glad to see this is a roaring success.  Never seen this show, the set is just that great.  Maybe I’ll have to add it to the binge queue. 
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: GhostEther on Sat, 20 June 2020, 15:41:22
EXPORUSIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: MousePounder on Sun, 21 June 2020, 23:03:37
I am in! First ever group buy!

I am hoping since this one has been so very popular, it will get good attention when being made and turn out perfect.

When you spend 250 and the expectation is that that money is spent but you can't enjoy the item till much later feels strange.

BUT! That seems to be the cost of doing business in the custom mech world. So I will try to forget about this for 6 months or so.

Thanks for what surely had to be a ton of work to make this happen. All I had to do was spend money. Good luck to us all on our future keycaps!
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: xc0mr4de on Wed, 24 June 2020, 20:39:44
I just got into mech keebs and this is my first GB(I like reds!!!),I hope I can forget about this and be surprised when it arrived!  ;) ;)
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Bits on Wed, 24 June 2020, 22:25:28
Best $300 spent

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Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Oddstag on Thu, 25 June 2020, 16:27:56
Got my set.  Thought about other konosuba characters? I would think a Darkness set would look great, white, black, and orange or a set for Wiz with the two shades of purple and gold.

Both have been done: KAT Crusader (currently in IC phase) and KAT Lich.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: crash822 on Thu, 25 June 2020, 19:01:31
Got my set.  Thought about other konosuba characters? I would think a Darkness set would look great, white, black, and orange or a set for Wiz with the two shades of purple and gold.

Both have been done: KAT Crusader (currently in IC phase) and KAT Lich.

I saw the lich.  I just got into keyboards recently and wish I knew of the set back in January, it looks sooooo good.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: dvorcol on Sat, 27 June 2020, 22:50:21
(https://i.postimg.cc/pV46pRYr/KATexplosion-Status200626b.png)

More
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Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: MousePounder on Sat, 27 June 2020, 22:56:48
WOW! 500%

Nice!
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: dvorcol on Tue, 30 June 2020, 17:06:14
(https://i.postimg.cc/28JZDrDn/KATexplosion-Status200630.png)

More
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Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Christdl on Thu, 02 July 2020, 13:10:31
How can I keep being updated about the progress of the Production, shipping n stuff?
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Rensuya on Fri, 03 July 2020, 15:27:42
How can I keep being updated about the progress of the Production, shipping n stuff?
Here, my discord, Instagram, vendors newsletters
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: dvorcol on Sat, 11 July 2020, 19:26:09
(https://i.postimg.cc/KzTjnJN4/KATexplosion-Status200701fin-Yext.png)

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Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: MousePounder on Sat, 11 July 2020, 19:28:24
Seems this set was wildly popular.

Congrats to the person who set this all up!
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: frong on Sat, 01 August 2020, 04:27:02
Oi,

Is the est. ship date still the same?

Cheers.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: engyshow on Thu, 10 September 2020, 16:42:25
I'm so sad I missed this... ; u ; ahhhhhhhhhhhh round 2 when? ; u ;
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: xc0mr4de on Thu, 10 September 2020, 19:48:27
round 1 is not even finished yet,but I think there will be extras,so u might wanna grab that one.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: BMLN on Tue, 27 October 2020, 17:52:04
I also missed it and hope to catch some extras  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: hammerbrotha on Tue, 27 October 2020, 22:44:30
Oi,

Is the est. ship date still the same?

Cheers.

Doubtful, every KAT set has been delayed multiple months. I wouldn't expect this to ship till 2021 q2 or q3, maybe summer. who knows at this point.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Rensuya on Sun, 15 November 2020, 12:00:19
Current Shipping ETA: Q2 2021
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Neveller on Wed, 25 November 2020, 08:30:14
Deskmat just got shipped out

Seems like mykeyboard.eu messed something up, nvm :(
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Rensuya on Tue, 22 December 2020, 16:34:43
Small update: Just wanted to show the Rama caps I received in the mail, they turned out simply amazing!

Hope everyone has a great holiday and Merry Christmas  :D


(https://i.imgur.com/7t15J5r.png)
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: MousePounder on Tue, 22 December 2020, 16:38:55
Thanks for the update.

They look so good!
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: FoxFire007 on Wed, 23 December 2020, 02:59:09
Will there be extras for purchase?

Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: vsrnth on Wed, 23 December 2020, 06:18:08
Will there be extras for purchase?

Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk
Yup there'll be extras for purchase

Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: CookieFlow on Wed, 23 December 2020, 18:59:04
Really hoping I'll be able to get extras for this set.
I joined the hobby just a couple of weeks after it ended :(
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: yuejia on Sat, 26 December 2020, 09:18:45
Wow! Nice!!!
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: frong on Sun, 28 February 2021, 06:02:47
Current Shipping ETA: Q2 2021

I suppose that's still the ETA since you haven't updated since this post.

You need better communication.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: MousePounder on Sun, 28 February 2021, 09:03:58
Current Shipping ETA: Q2 2021

I suppose that's still the ETA since you haven't updated since this post.

You need better communication.


From CannonKeys group buy status page

https://cannonkeys.com/pages/group-buy-status

KAT Explosion

Current ETA: Q2 2021

2020-08-27: We have received a first round of color samples, but given the delays at Keyreative, we believe these will not ship until Q2 2021.
--

Q2 2021 is the most up to date timeframe for completion.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Rensuya on Sat, 13 March 2021, 15:21:52
Hey guys,

There has not been much to report since round 1 samples. At the moment we're just waiting on round 2 samples to come in, these seem to be taking longer due to overall delays with keyreative.

Current Delivery ETA: Q2 2021
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: frong on Wed, 07 April 2021, 14:50:41
I assume you've got updates by now since we're in Q2 and the latest news is that you'll ship this quarter. I assume that's not happening and you must have something to update subscribers with.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Tyson on Wed, 07 April 2021, 15:04:28
I assume you've got updates by now since we're in Q2 and the latest news is that you'll ship this quarter. I assume that's not happening and you must have something to update subscribers with.

lol, you know what they say about assume  :D

Keyreative probably doesn't have an update for this set, they rarely give updates at all. My best guess on when this will ship is Q2 2021 at the earliest, we might be getting this in Q3, but only keyreative themselves would be able to give us an actual update for this set and every other KAT set that's been mega delayed.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 09 April 2021, 00:13:24
I assume you've got updates by now since we're in Q2 and the latest news is that you'll ship this quarter. I assume that's not happening and you must have something to update subscribers with.

lol, you know what they say about assume  :D

Keyreative probably doesn't have an update for this set, they rarely give updates at all. My best guess on when this will ship is Q2 2021 at the earliest, we might be getting this in Q3, but only keyreative themselves would be able to give us an actual update for this set and every other KAT set that's been mega delayed.

DeskHero is currently estimating Q3 - https://www.deskhero.ca/products/kat-explosion
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: frong on Mon, 12 April 2021, 08:10:38
Haha. This is just ridiculous.

Hopefully more people will see this terrible communication and go for other people's sets in the future.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: MacSurfy on Mon, 12 April 2021, 08:43:22
Haha. This is just ridiculous.

Hopefully more people will see this terrible communication and go for other people's sets in the future.

99.9% of the time during a keycap GB there is just nothing to report on. Especially not with KAT sets since communcation is pretty much zero from manu, so the runner knows just as much as you. ****ty when u are anxiousy waiting for a set but not much that can be done about it. A big bag of patience will serve you well in this hobby  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: frong on Tue, 13 April 2021, 01:35:28
Haha. This is just ridiculous.

Hopefully more people will see this terrible communication and go for other people's sets in the future.

99.9% of the time during a keycap GB there is just nothing to report on. Especially not with KAT sets since communcation is pretty much zero from manu, so the runner knows just as much as you. ****ty when u are anxiousy waiting for a set but not much that can be done about it. A big bag of patience will serve you well in this hobby  :thumb:

1. I work as a purchaser and that's what my education is in. I don't need a lesson on suppliers, that's literally what I do all day long, work with supplies.

2. This is my 7th keycap kit and I've never had this ****ty communication.

3. If you don't have "anything", update that you don't have **** to say and explain what you're doing to get new information to your customers.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: cthalupa on Tue, 13 April 2021, 02:02:14
1. I work as a purchaser and that's what my education is in. I don't need a lesson on suppliers, that's literally what I do all day long, work with supplies.

2. This is my 7th keycap kit and I've never had this ****ty communication.

3. If you don't have "anything", update that you don't have **** to say and explain what you're doing to get new information to your customers.

I'm not entirely sure what you are expecting. If Keyreative doesn't provide any updates, what updates are you expecting to get here? Just a constant stream of "Nothing new"? What good does that do anyone?

I've not been in the hobby long, but it's obvious that GMK, Keyreative, et al. are constantly running behind schedule, and that you should expect delays on anything being delivered. This isn't a one off kickstarter where you have random people having to work with random manufacturers, run the process almost entirely themselves, and figure out all the logistics.  Someone designed a keycap set, worked with established vendors and an established manufacturer, and it is now as much out of their hands as it is yours. Do you think Cannonkeys or Keyreative, etc. are going to take the money and run? That you won't get your product when it's finished?

There's no reason to be so rude and combative here.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: beyonddc on Tue, 13 April 2021, 10:52:44
Just a constant stream of "Nothing new"? What good does that do anyone?

I think it is okay to have an update that says "Awaiting for manufacturer update" b/c it will give us a sense that the vendor is still working and attempting to get us an update.  Better than dead silent.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: frong on Wed, 14 April 2021, 07:18:44
1. I work as a purchaser and that's what my education is in. I don't need a lesson on suppliers, that's literally what I do all day long, work with supplies.

2. This is my 7th keycap kit and I've never had this ****ty communication.

3. If you don't have "anything", update that you don't have **** to say and explain what you're doing to get new information to your customers.

I'm not entirely sure what you are expecting. If Keyreative doesn't provide any updates, what updates are you expecting to get here? Just a constant stream of "Nothing new"? What good does that do anyone?

I've not been in the hobby long, but it's obvious that GMK, Keyreative, et al. are constantly running behind schedule, and that you should expect delays on anything being delivered. This isn't a one off kickstarter where you have random people having to work with random manufacturers, run the process almost entirely themselves, and figure out all the logistics.  Someone designed a keycap set, worked with established vendors and an established manufacturer, and it is now as much out of their hands as it is yours. Do you think Cannonkeys or Keyreative, etc. are going to take the money and run? That you won't get your product when it's finished?

There's no reason to be so rude and combative here.

It's not rude asking for updates on a product you've paid for that's been severely delayed and the seller doesn't say or update anything even though it's supposed to be delivered soon.

That's common sense when dealing with paying customers.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Baumstyler on Wed, 14 April 2021, 07:39:32
FWIW Just got a mail from mykeyboard with the tracking nr., seemingly for the ExplosionRamaCap i ordered seperately.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: frong on Wed, 14 April 2021, 09:10:01
FWIW Just got a mail from mykeyboard with the tracking nr., seemingly for the ExplosionRamaCap i ordered seperately.

Tfw customers provide more info than the seller.

 ;D
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: cthalupa on Wed, 14 April 2021, 11:27:17

It's not rude asking for updates on a product you've paid for that's been severely delayed and the seller doesn't say or update anything even though it's supposed to be delivered soon.

That's common sense when dealing with paying customers.

Asking for updates is one thing. Swearing and insulting the designer/GB organizer is another.

But what do you think the role of the person who organized the GB is in this case? Calling them a "Seller" isn't really correct in the usual meaning of the word - they are not going to take possession of the keycaps and pass them on to you. They've worked with vendors and Keyreative, but Keyreative is going to be shipping the the keycaps to the regional vendors, which then ship it to you. They didn't take your money - the regional vendors did. Generally, that would make CannonKeys or  whomever you purchased through more of the "Seller" than Rensuya. Which is born out by one of the vendors giving out a tracking number here for the Rama collab - that's information that Rensuya would simply not ever be able to provide.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: chowder266 on Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:13:49

It's not rude asking for updates on a product you've paid for that's been severely delayed and the seller doesn't say or update anything even though it's supposed to be delivered soon.

That's common sense when dealing with paying customers.

Asking for updates is one thing. Swearing and insulting the designer/GB organizer is another.

But what do you think the role of the person who organized the GB is in this case? Calling them a "Seller" isn't really correct in the usual meaning of the word - they are not going to take possession of the keycaps and pass them on to you. They've worked with vendors and Keyreative, but Keyreative is going to be shipping the the keycaps to the regional vendors, which then ship it to you. They didn't take your money - the regional vendors did. Generally, that would make CannonKeys or  whomever you purchased through more of the "Seller" than Rensuya. Which is born out by one of the vendors giving out a tracking number here for the Rama collab - that's information that Rensuya would simply not ever be able to provide.

The man obviosuly has no prior experience when it comes to keycap groupbuys, especially with Keyreative  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: MousePounder on Fri, 16 April 2021, 10:48:10
Just got an email from Cannon Keys with the most up to date info they have on KAT Explosion

Just figured I'd post it here since people are looking for whatever info they can get.

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: frong on Sat, 17 April 2021, 04:24:53
At least someone manages to provide updates. Kudos to you!

You seem to be qualified enough to start a group buy.


 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: frong on Wed, 28 April 2021, 01:59:08
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Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: frong on Mon, 17 May 2021, 07:32:09
Hahahaha.

This is just sad. Are there still any bootlickers here?
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: MacSurfy on Mon, 17 May 2021, 09:08:14
Hahahaha.

This is just sad. Are there still any bootlickers here?

The only thing sad here is you trying to start ****. It's a nice monologue and all but I think we got your opinion by now.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: nbesa on Tue, 08 June 2021, 22:54:17
Hello mister Rensuya, it's been a year already since the GB started, have any significant advances been made? Did the new color matching rounds turn alright?

Would be nice having an update through here once in a while
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: MousePounder on Wed, 09 June 2021, 22:51:40
Here is the info I have:
https://dailyclack.com/pages/updates
[attachimg=1]
https://cannonkeys.com/pages/group-buy-status
[attachimg=2]

Based on all the vendor info I have seen and the statement about the Kat/Kam delays I would say Q3 is optimistic as a delivery window.

To me Q3 is July, August, and September. If I get my Stuff by then I will consider it a huge success given the massive delays COVID caused.

This is just my take on the matter.

Also, I do not think Rensuya is going to have much more info than this, but I could be wrong. EDIT: I WAS at at least a little wrong.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: dvorcol on Thu, 10 June 2021, 16:14:39
Explosion will be double shot:

(https://i.postimg.cc/QC5wpHkh/210610-doubleshot.png)
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: ninjical on Thu, 10 June 2021, 16:35:57
Explosion will be double shot:

Show Image
(https://i.postimg.cc/QC5wpHkh/210610-doubleshot.png)

Got an email saying the same thing, and it included this image of KAT Atlantis doubleshot samples.
(https://i.postimg.cc/Mwrf7zgq/unnamed.png)
They look good, but I guess the big concern is whether they'll be consistent.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: MousePounder on Thu, 10 June 2021, 16:40:09
Thank you for the additional information.

Just saw the email come in.

From the cannon keys email

"Given that this is a significant change, for the next 7 days,
we will allow anyone who joined any of these group buys to cancel their GB order for free - no questions asked, no fees involved.
Please email support@cannonkeys.com if you’d like to cancel now.
We’ll open another free cancellation window after receiving a full sample set and posting photos, for those who aren’t satisfied with the quality of those."


EDIT:
I plan to stick in for now. Having another opportunity to "punch out" of this group buy later is making me less worried about this announcement.

What are we thinking for a delay? Another 6 months? Does Explosion ship before the end of 2021?

It would be humorous to me if I got my GA Triangle group buy before KAT explosion.😅

Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: Adqam64 on Thu, 10 June 2021, 16:58:03
They look good, but I guess the big concern is whether they'll be consistent.

It's a little concerning that of a handful containing many keycaps, we can only see how the legends look on two of them.
Title: Re: [GB] KAT Explosion
Post by: ninjical on Thu, 10 June 2021, 21:55:12
What are we thinking for a delay? Another 6 months? Does Explosion ship before the end of 2021?

It would be humorous to me if I got my GA Triangle group buy before KAT explosion.😅
Probably 2022, I expect that the novelties will take a lot of work to get right.