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[GB] KAT Crusader | GB ENDED | Color Matching
« on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 19:02:01 »


KAT Crusader



A keyset based on the character a beloved anime series.

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Group Buy Date, Vendors & Pricing:

Date: January 1st, 2021 - February 1st, 2021

US: CannonKeys
EU: Mykeyboard.eu
Asia: ZFrontier
China: ZFrontier CN
Australia: DailyClack
Canada: DeskHero


Estimated Shipping Date: Q4 2021

Pricing:


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Sales Tracker



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Kits

Imgur Gallery of all kits: https://imgur.com/a/o0JUTkI



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RAMA Collab




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Deskmat

Symbol Deskmat


Lo-Fi Deskmat By 1stGarden [Prints of this design will be available on https://1st.garden/prints/p/kat-crusader-lofi-print]


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Cable collab with SpaceCables!




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Board Renders

Imgur Gallery of all Board Renders: https://imgur.com/a/6hIRNTC

RAMA U-80 TKL





CannonKeys Brutal60 WKL





Blindassassin111 SP111




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Colors

Alpha Legend Color: Pantone 12-0727 TXC Sunshine
Alpha Color: Pantone 179-15 C
Mod Legend Color: Pantone 179-15 C
Mod Color: Pantone 14-1050 TCX Marigold
Accent Legend Color: Pantone 179-15 C
Accent Color: GMK WS1

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Special Thanks!

- Rensuya, Raravin, Hisui, and Xerpocalypse for all the help and support for this set over the past few months!
- Abec13 for the fantastic renders!
- OneCreativeMind for the amazing support throughout the year and for the fantastic novelties!
- My Discord for the support! https://discord.gg/fPC6wuEeFf
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Offline Jhambone9160

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 01 January 2021, 01:57:46 »
Lol at more KAT sets going into group buy! Keyreative can't even fulfill the comically backed up sets without constant QC issues. Seen you in discord, this is not an attack against you personally, more of an attack at the vendors that keep supporting a manufacturer that lacks communication, QC, and inability to produce in a timely fashion.

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 01 January 2021, 03:08:32 »
Lets GOOOO

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 01 January 2021, 11:25:49 »
Would North and French sets not be included at CannonKeys?



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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 01 January 2021, 11:42:50 »
Would North and French sets not be included at CannonKeys?


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Talked to the vendor, they will not be adding them to their site. Sorry!
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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 01 January 2021, 18:19:22 »
Would North and French sets not be included at CannonKeys?


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Talked to the vendor, they will not be adding them to their site. Sorry!




No problem. I am glad that the post helped.

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 02 January 2021, 14:21:35 »
MyKeyboard.eu's GB listings are up! The set is now available from all vendors! Thank you everyone that has joined so far!

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 03 January 2021, 05:22:32 »
I'm in

Offline CookieFlow

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 03 January 2021, 18:08:15 »
Awesome !
So happy this GB is happening <3
       

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 15:31:01 »
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With us hitting about 20K units that puts us around 37% of the way to MOQ at just the first week! I'm excited to see how we do by the end of week 2! Everything's looking good so far!

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 10 January 2021, 14:01:19 »
Yay placed my order for a bunch of kits.
I should be able to do 2 boards, one with creamy Katakanas and one with black Katakanas <3
       

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 14:15:27 »
Just got an update from one of the vendors who hasn't updated in a while, we are currently at around 61% to MOQ! Moving along steadily!

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 21:04:59 »
Hoping to see some nice numbers on the next update, this set totally deserves it  :thumb:
       

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 23:21:51 »
Hoping to see some nice numbers on the next update, this set totally deserves it  :thumb:

Thank you! I posted an update on reddit and insta today and a few more updates have come out from vendors, we are currently at 85% of the way to MOQ! I already sent Dvorcol the numbers so hold tight on seeing those but I'm super excited! I have high hopes that we can get this set to MOQ before the end of the GB!

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 00:11:29 »

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | [Jan 1st - Feb 1st] Happy New Years!
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 09:36:59 »
Hoping to see some nice numbers on the next update, this set totally deserves it  :thumb:

Thank you! I posted an update on reddit and insta today and a few more updates have come out from vendors, we are currently at 85% of the way to MOQ! I already sent Dvorcol the numbers so hold tight on seeing those but I'm super excited! I have high hopes that we can get this set to MOQ before the end of the GB!


Yay looking good ! I am confident that it will reach MOQ. If the Rama's are a bit short, I hope the vendors will help <3
       

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 17:51:53 »
Just got confirmation from all the vendors that MOQ has been reached!  We need help getting those Rama caps to MOQ!

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 05:44:00 »
Just got confirmation from all the vendors that MOQ has been reached!
This is great news.  Congratulations!

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 07:05:50 »
Just got confirmation from all the vendors that MOQ has been reached!  We need help getting those Rama caps to MOQ!

Awesome congratulations ! I did my part and bought both Ramas, really hoping they will reach MOQ or that the vendors will at least help, we are so close
       

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[GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 07:12:27 »
Hi, i have some question. I'm beginner and I don't know everything.
I'm french, I need to buy only the french kit or the alpha too ?
What is MOQ ?
If I buy now, when it will be shiped?
Thanks in advance and it's very cool to make french keycaps because it's so hard to find !
« Last Edit: Sat, 30 January 2021, 07:17:28 by YasinGS »

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 07:26:44 »
I need to buy only the french kit or the alpha too ?
Bonjour.  If you have a standard 105-key AZERTY layout, then you will need to buy:
  • KAT Crusader Alphas Kit
  • KAT Crusader Modifiers Kit
  • KAT Crusader French Kit
  • KAT Crusader Numpad Kit

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What is MOQ ?
MOQ is an abbreviation for Minimum Order Quantity.  If this Group Buy did not meet the MOQ, then the keycaps would not be manufactured.

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If I buy now, when it will be shiped?
It depends on the answer from the Keyreative factory.  We will find out later.

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Thanks in advance and it's very cool to make french keycaps because it's so hard to find
I live in Germany and have the same problem.  Good ISO-DE keycaps are hard to find too.
« Last Edit: Sun, 31 January 2021, 04:59:23 by Wintermute1974 »

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[GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 07:29:53 »
I need to buy only the french kit or the alpha too ?
Bonjour.  If you have a standard 105-key AZERTY layout, then you will need to buy:
  • KAT Crusader Alphas Kit
  • KAT Crusader Modifiers Kit
  • KAT Crusader French Kit
  • KAT Crusader Numpad Kit

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What is MOQ ?
MOQ is an abbreviation for Minimum Order Quantity.  If this Group Buy did not meet the MOQ, then the keycaps would not be manufactured.

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If I buy now, when it will be shiped?
It depends on the answer from the GMK factory.  We will find out later.

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Thanks in advance and it's very cool to make french keycaps because it's so hard to find
I live in Germany and have the same problem.  Good ISO-DE keycaps are hard to find too.
Thanks a lot !!!
I will take keychron ISO DE and change the keys with french keycaps. Is it the best thing to do ?
If you have any advice, I'm listening

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 07:44:54 »
I will take keychron ISO DE and change the keys with french keycaps. Is it the best thing to do ?
Yes, this will work.  You can set your operating system so that your Keychron keyboard (ISO DE) will operate as an ISO FR keyboard. 

Then whenever your new KAT Crusader FR keycaps arrive, you can replace the DE keycaps.  You should buy a keycap puller before the keycaps arrive.  I like this kind of keycap puller:
* Metal Keycap Puller.jpg (10.35 kB. 500x463 - viewed 40 times.)

Bonne chance !

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[GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 07:49:13 »
I will take keychron ISO DE and change the keys with french keycaps. Is it the best thing to do ?
Yes, this will work.  You can set your operating system so that your Keychron keyboard (ISO DE) will operate as an ISO FR keyboard. 

Then whenever your new KAT Crusader FR keycaps arrive, you can replace the DE keycaps.  You should buy a keycap puller before the keycaps arrive.  I like this kind of keycap puller:
(Attachment Link)

Bonne chance !
Thanks !!!!!

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:22:34 »
Is there a render with the white alphas anywhere?

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 18:21:46 »
Look very great
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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 19:06:44 »
If I buy now, when it will be shiped?

It depends on the answer from the GMK factory.  We will find out later.


Keyreative is the manufacturer of KAT, so for this GB it depends on Keyreative's answer.

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 22:24:48 »
« Last Edit: Sat, 30 January 2021, 23:32:39 by dvorcol »

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 03:52:20 »
Hi, i have a 60% Iso FR keyboard, can I buy only alphas kit, french kit and novelties kit or i need the modifiers?

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 04:35:13 »
Keyreative is the manufacturer of KAT, so for this GB it depends on Keyreative's answer.
You are quite right. I stand corrected. I have fixed my original post.
I am looking forward to the keyset already!
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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 04:44:37 »
Hi, i have a 60% Iso FR keyboard, can I buy only alphas kit, french kit and novelties kit or i need the modifiers?
Without buying the modifiers, your French layout will be missing a tab key, a backspace key, a caps-lock key, two control keys, a right shift key, two alt keys, a super key, a meta key, and a function key.
You will be happier with these keys. You should buy the modifier set.

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 05:33:51 »
Hi, i have a 60% Iso FR keyboard, can I buy only alphas kit, french kit and novelties kit or i need the modifiers?
Without buying the modifiers, your French layout will be missing a tab key, a backspace key, a caps-lock key, two control keys, a right shift key, two alt keys, a super key, a meta key, and a function key.
You will be happier with these keys. You should buy the modifier set.

But in the novelties pack doesn't have the keys which replaces them?

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 07:24:05 »
But in the novelties pack doesn't have the keys which replaces them?
Your 60% keyboard will still be missing:
  • a backspace keycap
  • a tab keycap
  • a caps-lock keycap
  • a right shift keycap
You could use the novelty keycaps in each row for the missing keycaps.  But the novelty keycaps are not as wide.  You will have gaps between the keycaps.

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 07:38:02 »
But in the novelties pack doesn't have the keys which replaces them?
Your 60% keyboard will still be missing:
  • a backspace keycap
  • a tab keycap
  • a caps-lock keycap
  • a right shift keycap
You could use the novelty keycaps in each row for the missing keycaps.  But the novelty keycaps are not as wide.  You will have gaps between the keycaps.

Okay thanks

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB Ends: Feb 1st | MOQ REACHED!!!!
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 17:16:36 »
Thank you everyone who has been helping those who are asking about kits! I wish there was an easy way for new users to figure out what kits they need since there are so many for KAT sets. I appreciate every one of you who has helped support this set along with those who are helping everyone with kits to buy!

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | LAST DAY OF GB!!!!
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 23:11:37 »
It's the final day of the GB!

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | LAST DAY OF GB!!!!
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 18:28:49 »

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB ENDED | Awaiting final numbers
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 03 February 2021, 18:05:04 »
Edit: final with and without extras posted below.
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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB ENDED | Awaiting final numbers
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 14:05:01 »
Final order numbers:



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<-- final without extras

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB ENDED | Awaiting final numbers
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 04:25:41 »
Congratulations on the successful pre-orders!
What's the next step?  When do you think Keyreative will be able to schedule the production run?

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB ENDED | Awaiting final numbers
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 08:27:37 »
Congratulations on the successful pre-orders!
What's the next step?  When do you think Keyreative will be able to schedule the production run?

Thanks! The next step is for Keyreative to invoice all of the vendors who sold the set, after that we will be put into their production queue. I pray this set delivers around Q4 2021, but there is a chance of it running into Q1 2022 depending on how quick Keyreative starts producing all the others sets in the current queue.

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Re: [GB] KAT Crusader | GB ENDED | Color Matching
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 15:25:19 »
Apologies for not posting an update in a while! Invoices have been paid, color samples have arrived! So far the colors look really nice, I spoke to Keyreative a few days ago about getting some more ordered for Upas and Nebulant so we can get the color science and make sure the colors are close to the Pantones I chose for the set. Will keep everyone updated on that once those arrive! I also asked for a White sample as they seem to have forgotten to ship me one the first time around. Also, the A key does not correspond to any of the keys of the set, not too sure why Keyreative sent me that, the F2 key is the accent color for the dark mods, the F12 key is the base mod color, the 2 key is the dark mod/dark alphas color.