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Offline Alchemist Keyboards

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[GB] GMK Alchemy - now cancelled
« on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 15:10:41 »
Unfortunately I have to announce that due to low sales, the GMK Alchemy Group Buy will be cancelled shortly by all vendors.

Vendors will remove all kits and accessories from sale today and if you have already purchased anything you should receive an email shortly regarding refunds. Please contact your vendors directly if you haven't heard anything in a few days.

This news is given with a heavy heart as it's AKB's first foray into the keycap world, but I can assure you it won't be the last. For the time being I'll put all my focus into the boards we have on the horizon, with an announcement for the Aella 75% coming shortly!







Welcome to the group buy for GMK Alchemy, going live Saturday May 15th and running until Tuesday June 15th!

ETA on shipping: Q2 2022

AKB Website
AKB Instagram
AKB Discord


IC thread





Vendors:


UK: Proto[Typist]
US: Cannonkeys
AUS: Switchkeys
SEA: Monokei
China: zFrontier
CAD: ApexKeyboards
EU: Mykeyboard.eu




Pricing:






Kits:

Base kit:


Apprentice kit (40’s):


Essence kit (spacebars):


High alchemy kit (novelties):




Rama x Alchemy:

Black enamel infill on brass.







Deskmats:

Deskmat designs courtesy of OneCreativeMind.


All-seeing dark


All-seeing light


Ideographic



Render gallery:

J-02 by Proto[Typist]






Adélie by Abec13





Jane by TGR





Aella by AKB (coming soon)








OGR by AKB (coming soon)







With thanks and gratitude to:

Chris Swires for his blessing in running this set in a different profile.

Jae and Upas for believing in this set and helping it through to GB.

UB for his help with the renders in the original IC.

NathanAlphaMan for help with kitting, and all the renders seen above.

OneCreativeMind for his excellent work on the deskmat designs.





« Last Edit: Fri, 21 May 2021, 13:10:35 by Alchemist Keyboards »

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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - live from 15/05 - 15/06!
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 10:22:34 »
put in ETA for production and shipping.
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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - live from 15/05 - 15/06!
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 13:08:03 »
Really dig the color of these legends.

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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - live from 15/05 - 15/06!
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 14:22:08 »
In for that sick RAMA cap.

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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - live from 15/05 - 15/06!
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 21:29:53 »
Really dig the color of these legends.

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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - live from 15/05 - 15/06!
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 03:13:44 »
Good luck with GB, AKB !!

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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - live from 15/05 - 15/06!
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 03:37:28 »
Getting Heavy Industry vibes from this, minus the brown legends.

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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - live from 15/05 - 15/06!
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 15:00:29 »
15 months in a year?? I had no idea... :eek:


On a serious note, I'm torn on which deskmat. They all look so good, especially the all-seeing light and dark.


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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - live from 15/05 - 15/06!
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 07:32:16 »
I love the classic look of this set.  It is perfect for anyone looking to make a retro build.  Nice work on the RAMA and the deskmats.  I ordered all sets and the RAMA.  Good luck with this set.  I think it will go under the radar and in the future everyone will be wanting to know if there were extras.
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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - live from 15/05 - 15/06!
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 09:36:45 »
word on the street is this set is cancelled...real shame, I quite liked it

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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - live from 15/05 - 15/06!
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 10:56:37 »
word on the street is this set is cancelled...real shame, I quite liked it

It will only get cancelled if people don't support it early on.  If you have any intent to buy or you just want to support designers, order now and get the numbers up, please don't leave it all to the last minute like most sets or your prediction might just come true, and this classic set might not actually happen.  It is also unlikely to ever return as a result and that really would be a shame. 

Last month Red Alert was in a similar position and look how many people got involved and put the numbers up.
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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - live from 15/05 - 15/06!
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 11:39:30 »
Update : It is cancelled.  Very sad to see the news on Discord just now.  A real shame.
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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - now cancelled
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 17:02:10 »
I was a big fan when Chris Swire's first created this set but DSA isn't for me. Was really excited to see it come to cherry profile. Huge bummer. Best of luck with your future endeavors.

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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - now cancelled
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 16:02:33 »
Sad, wanted it :(.
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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - now cancelled
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 16:38:08 »
sorry/surprised this got cancelled. good luck with your board you are running!

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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - now cancelled
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 21:58:43 »
sorry/surprised this got cancelled. good luck with your board you are running!
"surprised" Really? I likes this set, but I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often with the absurd amount of sets going to GB lately. With 5 sets going on at the same time, all the time, someone is going to end up loosing out.
What I would be curious to know, is if the IC results predicted it would be a large success? How many people responded to to the form/poll vs how many people respond to more popular sets?

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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - now cancelled
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 25 May 2021, 19:17:26 »
5 sets? It's actually been double and even triple that number. Your point still stands however.


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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - now cancelled
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 31 May 2021, 09:21:56 »
Really upset that this got cancelled.  Wanted those Ramas so bad.  Something that was actually cool and not childish or Japan/Anime obsessed.  Shame...

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Re: [GB] GMK Alchemy - now cancelled
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 31 May 2021, 10:19:14 »
Really upset that this got cancelled.  Wanted those Ramas so bad.  Something that was actually cool and not childish or Japan/Anime obsessed.  Shame...

I totally agree, but stay tuned, I don't think you have heard the last of this great set.
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