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Title: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: RedSuns on Fri, 12 June 2020, 20:54:32
GMK Red Samurai 2

(https://i.imgur.com/BpMmFHw.png)


Group Buy: June 12, 2020 - June 30, 2020

Where to Pre-Order:

Drop.com - GMK Red Samurai (https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-custom-keycap-set?mode=guest_open)

Estimated ship date: July 2021

Drop.com - GMK Blue Samurai (https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-blue-samurai-custom-keycap-set?mode=guest_open)

Estimated ship date: July 2021

More info here: https://drop.com/talk/63324/pre-order-status-update-thread




Kits

(https://i.imgur.com/R6lfDyj.png)

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(https://i.imgur.com/60V3F5Q.png)

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GMK Blue Samurai

(https://i.imgur.com/ng8LYHt.png)


Kits

(https://i.imgur.com/pwXbASu.png)

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(https://i.imgur.com/Bsi7EUL.png)

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Sun, 14 June 2020, 21:43:26
Approval bump
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 14 June 2020, 21:49:38
Very nice!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: Exanova on Sun, 14 June 2020, 22:24:50
Nice!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: dvorcol on Sun, 14 June 2020, 23:18:46
(https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/img_comment/1593192091102.541383643517761918911287-GMKredSamuraiStatus200612b.PNG)

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Mon, 15 June 2020, 02:50:59
The base kits are so freaking good. In for Red Samurai.
I honestly just noticed what the texts say in the text novelty kit. Gonna go back and pick that up for "Shinigami."
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: depletedvespene on Mon, 15 June 2020, 09:19:37
GLWGB! My only doubt is whether to buy the text novelties kit with the Red Samurai base kit or with the Blue Samurai kit.  ;D

(I still think a blue/red space bars kit would have been a good idea)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 15 June 2020, 21:15:44
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 15 June 2020, 23:17:15
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BLUE GMK SET CURSE CONTINUES

curse is probably the wrong word
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: Coneree on Tue, 16 June 2020, 10:07:33
Why does Red have more keys in the novelties kit but it's at the same price point as blue?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: baysic on Fri, 19 June 2020, 01:45:28
Why does Red have more keys in the novelties kit but it's at the same price point as blue?

2nd run, so ppl from first run that didn't get novelties probably come back and buy.
Drop also still selling RedSamurai 1 in TKL kit, so those TKL guys prob gonna get their novels too.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: Oddstag on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:56:06
Maybe we're past this point, but is there any chance of a 3rd 1u R4 novelty on the red kit, like the blue kit? I'm team red but this won't cover layouts with 3 1u mods like the NK65.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: ymaaan on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:18:05
I know it's way too early to ask, but is there any chance of this having extras when all of the preorders have been shipped, specifically the novelties kit? Really want to snag one but can't due to financial problems. Thanks for answering!

Sent from my SM-A505GN using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: malsyned on Sun, 21 June 2020, 13:48:42
I'm strongly considering this set. I have some questions, two for the thread starter and another to everybody.

To the thread starter: Can you confirm that the 2.25u and 2.75u space bars are convex? Is there a Discord for this GB?

To everybody: My design calls for two 2.25u or two 2.75u convex space bars and I'd like them both to be red. I imagine a lot of people buying the base kit won't wind up using those shorter space bars. Anybody interested in selling me their surplus short space bars? (this is make-or-break for me joining this GB)

Thanks for this awesome looking set!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: dvorcol on Sun, 21 June 2020, 14:46:57
I'm strongly considering this set. I have some questions, two for the thread starter and another to everybody.

To the thread starter: Can you confirm that the 2.25u and 2.75u space bars are convex? Is there a Discord for this GB?

To everybody: My design calls for two 2.25u or two 2.75u convex space bars and I'd like them both to be red. I imagine a lot of people buying the base kit won't wind up using those shorter space bars. Anybody interested in selling me their surplus short space bars? (this is make-or-break for me joining this GB)

Thanks for this awesome looking set!

The Base kit image in this OP marks these two as convex.  I'm not sure why Drop's kit images have no markings, but I can't imagine these markings being wrong.  Especially since Drop owns Geekhack.
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/zBT6wzQ9/Convex200621b.png)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: RedSuns on Sun, 21 June 2020, 17:39:52
I'm strongly considering this set. I have some questions, two for the thread starter and another to everybody.

To the thread starter: Can you confirm that the 2.25u and 2.75u space bars are convex? Is there a Discord for this GB?

To everybody: My design calls for two 2.25u or two 2.75u convex space bars and I'd like them both to be red. I imagine a lot of people buying the base kit won't wind up using those shorter space bars. Anybody interested in selling me their surplus short space bars? (this is make-or-break for me joining this GB)

Thanks for this awesome looking set!

The spacebars are convex as dvorcol mentioned. No Discord needed, you can comment here.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: lamp on Sun, 21 June 2020, 22:01:43
yess the wait is over
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: malsyned on Mon, 22 June 2020, 07:36:59
I'm strongly considering this set. I have some questions, two for the thread starter and another to everybody.

To the thread starter: Can you confirm that the 2.25u and 2.75u space bars are convex? Is there a Discord for this GB?

To everybody: My design calls for two 2.25u or two 2.75u convex space bars and I'd like them both to be red. I imagine a lot of people buying the base kit won't wind up using those shorter space bars. Anybody interested in selling me their surplus short space bars? (this is make-or-break for me joining this GB)

Thanks for this awesome looking set!

The spacebars are convex as dvorcol mentioned. No Discord needed, you can comment here.

Awesome, thanks! My design changed a little bit and I don't need the duplicate space bars anymore, so I'm definitely in for this.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 22 June 2020, 19:28:35
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: GSPADE on Mon, 22 June 2020, 20:16:31
wow, these are great
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: malsyned on Thu, 25 June 2020, 15:55:17
I want to do as faithful a mock-up of the design I'm doing around the Red Samurai, do you have RGB values or some other precise specification for the red, yellow, and grey you've used?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 26 June 2020, 13:21:02
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 29 June 2020, 21:01:29
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: dvorcol on Tue, 30 June 2020, 16:40:59
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: dvorcol on Wed, 01 July 2020, 22:51:51
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 06 July 2020, 00:44:51
I want to do as faithful a mock-up of the design I'm doing around the Red Samurai, do you have RGB values or some other precise specification for the red, yellow, and grey you've used?

RedSuns shared colors in a Drop post (https://drop.com/talk/39299/talk/2635010?mode=guest_open).

Quote from: RedSuns
Red Samurai: Pantone 7421 C, Pantone 426 C, Pantone 465 C
Blue Samurai: Pantone 540 C, Pantone 426 C, Pantone 465 C
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: malsyned on Mon, 06 July 2020, 07:37:43
Is the stem centered or off-center on the stepped Caps Lock and Control keys?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: RedSuns on Tue, 07 July 2020, 20:00:06
Is the stem centered or off-center on the stepped Caps Lock and Control keys?

The stepped keys are off-centered.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: hrco999 on Mon, 13 July 2020, 12:46:49
Any plans on R2/Extras on the Blue Samurai? Entered the hobby slightly late :(
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: clik_clak on Mon, 13 July 2020, 13:27:10
Any plans on R2/Extras on the Blue Samurai? Entered the hobby slightly late :(

Drop always has extras, but they won't be till after the GB is over and everything has shipped and most likely until they have one of their RE-cap events. I wouldn't expect that until next year sometime.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: poeharl on Tue, 14 July 2020, 00:34:55
If anyone is interested in separating 2x of their 1.5 size novelty caps (text or not) of the red's, hit me up with a price!
Also would consider 3x 1u size novelty caps.

I have the base 65% I plan to throw on a discipline v2, however I dont want a gap.

MechKeyboard#9198 discord
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: hottrout on Mon, 17 August 2020, 12:46:46
Would anyone be prepared to sell me the following from their Red Samurai set?

Numpad keys, all of them
ISO Enter
R4 - 1.25 SHIFT
R4 - Backslash Key
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: depletedvespene on Mon, 17 August 2020, 14:27:49
If anyone is interested in separating 2x of their 1.5 size novelty caps (text or not) of the red's, hit me up with a price!
Also would consider 3x 1u size novelty caps.

I have the base 65% I plan to throw on a discipline v2, however I dont want a gap.

MechKeyboard#9198 discord

Are you willing to trade your split space bars for the novelties? (if so, we can arrange a trade)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: redjarojam on Tue, 18 August 2020, 13:11:00
Anyone have a spare 6.25 yellow spacebar?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: malsyned on Mon, 31 August 2020, 13:52:35
I'm realizing I want to thank you for making a set that has Super, Hyper, *and* Fn keys in the base set. In the custom layout I'm building, Super and Hyper are mapped to GUI and Menu, and Fn is activating a QMK layer. I'm really surprised that more designers don't accomodate this use case. It's pretty much standard on laptop keyboards and can be useful on desktop keyboards, too.

(my layout: http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/487881a05042666e9531e690576ecfff)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: RedSuns on Sun, 20 September 2020, 14:07:17
Shipping delayed update.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: hottrout on Tue, 22 September 2020, 07:56:38
Will there be any spares sets?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: malsyned on Wed, 30 September 2020, 09:56:36
Shipping delayed update.

Drop's post on their site says the same thing that you do, that Red Samurai is now expected to ship in November. However, I got an email from Drop yesterday that says:

"The new estimated ship date for GMK Red Samurai is February 2021"

Do you have any clarity on this? My guess is that someone at Drop screwed up and sent an email with the Blue Samurai date to people with Red Samurai orders, but I'd like to check that guess with someone in the know.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: malsyned on Thu, 15 October 2020, 19:31:21
OK, I got a response to my question on Drop's forums about when the Red Samurai set will ship, and it contradicts the "November 2020" estimate in the OP edit. Here's what Kevin from Drop says:

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Okay, the older Red Samurai kits are expected to ship end of November.  That's this product here:
https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-keycap-set

The newer Red Samurai "custom" kits are expected to ship in February 2021.  That's this product here:
https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-custom-keycap-set
(source: https://drop.com/talk/54185/gmk-keycap-shipment-delays/2716660)

But he also says:
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I think our internal docs are poorly specified so our CS people and other people (myself included) have/are getting confused.

RedSuns, can you talk to Drop and GMK, figure out what the truth is, and make sure everyone's on the same page?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: dvorcol on Thu, 15 October 2020, 21:25:24
OK, I got a response to my question on Drop's forums about when the Red Samurai set will ship, and it contradicts the "November 2020" estimate in the OP edit. Here's what Kevin from Drop says:

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Okay, the older Red Samurai kits are expected to ship end of November.  That's this product here:
https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-keycap-set

The newer Red Samurai "custom" kits are expected to ship in February 2021.  That's this product here:
https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-custom-keycap-set
(source: https://drop.com/talk/54185/gmk-keycap-shipment-delays/2716660)

But he also says:
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I think our internal docs are poorly specified so our CS people and other people (myself included) have/are getting confused.

RedSuns, can you talk to Drop and GMK, figure out what the truth is, and make sure everyone's on the same page?

There have been two GMK Red Samurai group buys.  Separately, "semi-production" sets have been on sale since June 2020.  The shipping answer depends on whether you bought kits from the second GB, or from the "semi-production" set.

The second GB ran June 12-30, 2020. These are the kits that are currently expected to ship in February 2021.  Drop's second GB page - https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-custom-keycap-set

Drop's "semi-production" version of GMK Red Suns has a variety of full-keyboard kits.  It was running during the second GB - causing some confusion - and is currently labeled to end October 30.  A standard GB doesn't run for five months.  And it might go live again, depending on popularity.  Drop's "semi-production" page - https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-keycap-set

Just to be complete, Red Sun's first GB ended February 28, 2018.  Those kits have already been delivered.  Drop's first GB page - https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-x-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-keycap-set
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: malsyned on Fri, 16 October 2020, 09:34:46
The second GB ran June 12-30, 2020. These are the kits that are currently expected to ship in February 2021.  Drop's second GB page - https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-custom-keycap-set

That's a pretty clear statement of the situation, I appreciate it.

This thread is specifically for the second GB that ran in late June, though. If that's shipping Feb 2021, as you say, then the update that RedSuns made to the initial post is incorrect -- it says "November 2020" but it should say "February 2021", same as for Blue Samurai.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 16 October 2020, 11:49:43
The second GB ran June 12-30, 2020. These are the kits that are currently expected to ship in February 2021.  Drop's second GB page - https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-custom-keycap-set

That's a pretty clear statement of the situation, I appreciate it.

This thread is specifically for the second GB that ran in late June, though. If that's shipping Feb 2021, as you say, then the update that RedSuns made to the initial post is incorrect -- it says "November 2020" but it should say "February 2021", same as for Blue Samurai.

November is for the “semi-production” older sets.  February is for the second GB.  According to Drop.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: malsyned on Fri, 16 October 2020, 15:26:27
November is for the “semi-production” older sets.  February is for the second GB.  According to Drop.

I understand that. I'm asking RedSuns to fix the initial post in the thread, because right now it says:

Drop.com - GMK Red Samurai (https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-custom-keycap-set?mode=guest_open)

Estimated ship date: Oct 26, 2020 PT.  November 2020

His link is to the 2nd GB, but his Estimated ship date is for the "semi-production" older sets.

(I'm also secretly hoping that both you and Drop are wrong, and RedSuns knows better, but I recognize that is a long shot.)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 16 October 2020, 20:10:14
November is for the “semi-production” older sets.  February is for the second GB.  According to Drop.

I understand that. I'm asking RedSuns to fix the initial post in the thread, because right now it says:

Drop.com - GMK Red Samurai (https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-custom-keycap-set?mode=guest_open)

Estimated ship date: Oct 26, 2020 PT.  November 2020

His link is to the 2nd GB, but his Estimated ship date is for the "semi-production" older sets.

(I'm also secretly hoping that both you and Drop are wrong, and RedSuns knows better, but I recognize that is a long shot.)


Drop has a GMK set delay summary (https://drop.com/talk/54185/gmk-keycap-shipment-delays?mode=guest_open) that makes it pretty clear.  They're calling the second Red Samurai GB "GMK Custom Red Samurai," while the semi-production Red Samurai is called "GMK Red Samurai."  Here's how it currently reads:

Quote from: Drop
GMK Keycap Shipment Delays :(
posted September 20, 2020

We've recently been informed by our keycap partner, GMK, that the ship dates on all keycap sets have been pushed back due to manufacturing delays that they are experiencing. They've communicated the following estimated ship dates* to us:

GMK White on Black - October 2020
GMK Red Samurai - November 2020
GMK Belafonte - December 2020
GMK Hennessey - December 2020
GMK Godspeed - January 2021
GMK Kaiju - January 2021
GMK Blue Samurai - February 2021
GMK Custom Red Samurai - February 2021
GMK Laser - February 2021

We're obviously very disappointed to hear this news and GMK has assured us that they are doing everything that they can to "catch up" on their schedule. As one of GMK's largest keycap distributors, we have guaranteed manufacturing slots so these delays are less severe for us versus other vendors running group buys. Please note that the above shipping estimates are based on scheduled production capacity, and may be further adjusted based on designer approvals (for example: color matching a specific set could introduce further delays, which would cause the schedule to shift).

GMK will have a community member active in this discussion thread if you have any questions. In the meantime we'll be working on updating all of our users and relevant product runs. We understand this news is disappointing and remind you that as with all of our keycap pre-orders, you can get a refund if you no longer wish to wait.

Thanks for your time and patience, we'll keep posting updates as these schedules firm up.


(Edited by moderator Kevin)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: malsyned on Fri, 16 October 2020, 20:30:54
Drop has a GMK set delay summary (https://drop.com/talk/54185/gmk-keycap-shipment-delays?mode=guest_open) that makes it pretty clear.  They're calling the second Red Samurai GB "GMK Custom Red Samurai," while the semi-production Red Samurai is called "GMK Red Samurai."

I know about that post on Drop. It didn't used to list "Red Samurai" and "Custom Red Samurai" separately -- they actually edited it after I asked about the discrepancy between what the post originally said and what an email I got from them said. You can see Kevin's response to me here: https://drop.com/talk/54185/gmk-keycap-shipment-delays/2716335

I understand that that is what Drop is saying. I'm asking RedSuns if he knows differently, since he's saying something different than what Drop is saying -- and if not, I'm asking him to edit his post so that anyone else checking this thread will see correct information about the ETA of the 2nd GB.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: Scriba on Thu, 05 November 2020, 12:01:17
will there be another drop in the future with Norde kit and other ortho spacebar colors (there is only gold)?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: dvorcol on Thu, 26 November 2020, 20:48:01
Update to Drop's estimated timing: (https://drop.com/talk/54185/gmk-keycap-shipment-delays?mode=guest_open) GMK will ship to Drop in March 2021.

Presumably there will then be shipping time before Drop receives them, processing time before Drop ships orders out, and shipping time before they reach customers.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: dvorcol on Thu, 03 December 2020, 20:53:18
Drop just started a pre-order status update thread.

The latest info might be here - https://drop.com/talk/63324/pre-order-status-update-thread?mode=guest_open
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: kolyz on Fri, 04 December 2020, 10:59:18
Drop just started a pre-order status update thread.

The latest info might be here - https://drop.com/talk/63324/pre-order-status-update-thread?mode=guest_open

thanks for this!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: phoenixrage on Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:30:13
I hope for a proper re-release, don't quite like being set to the smaller kits that fit drop only keyboards.  Would like at least some proper base kits.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: malsyned on Tue, 16 February 2021, 15:47:43
I hope for a proper re-release, don't quite like being set to the smaller kits that fit drop only keyboards.  Would like at least some proper base kits.

Amazon has some complete sets from v1 with the Japanese sublegends in the base kit for sale right now. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081FS8Y4M (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081FS8Y4M)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Tue, 16 February 2021, 18:02:33
Those look to be the same ones on Dorp. No 7u space bars etc.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: pott on Tue, 16 February 2021, 18:41:51
They ARE the Drop ones, in-fact, and it's only for their own boards (Ctrl, Alt, Preonic/Planck etc...). Drop also sells through Amazon.
Which does mean Amazon occasionally have some Drop products in versions the Drop website itself is out of stock.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: malsyned on Thu, 18 February 2021, 12:51:43
They ARE the Drop ones, in-fact, and it's only for their own boards (Ctrl, Alt, Preonic/Planck etc...). Drop also sells through Amazon.
Which does mean Amazon occasionally have some Drop products in versions the Drop website itself is out of stock.

Ohhh, I misunderstood the original question. Should have read more carefully. Sorry!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: malsyned on Tue, 27 April 2021, 14:02:20
Just got some good news in an email from Drop!

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Quick update on GMK Red & GMK Blue Samurai-- according to our vendor, they’ll be ready to ship to our warehouse around May 10th, which puts us at a ship date around late May to all of you. If anything changes here, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: SpinningHook on Fri, 30 April 2021, 15:56:21
Yeah, production has been moved back to July now. These will be the last sets I purchase from Drop and quite honestly, I am starting to regret having bought into additional GMK GBs as I am starting to believe that this kind of bull**** will continue, regardless of the vendor.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: malsyned on Fri, 30 April 2021, 16:18:38
Just got some good news in an email from Drop!

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Quick update on GMK Red & GMK Blue Samurai-- according to our vendor, they’ll be ready to ship to our warehouse around May 10th, which puts us at a ship date around late May to all of you. If anything changes here, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Welp, that was too good to be true. They emailed again today.

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We just received a revised production timeline update from GMK and, unfortunately, we’re now expecting to receive and ship to all of you in July. We’re so sorry for the additional delay here.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: SpinningHook on Sun, 02 May 2021, 11:16:12
Since Drop's outreach team has proven to be worthless at communicating the reasons behind the repeated delays, would either RedSuns or GMK Andy be able to speak as to what's going on? I get this isn't quite on GMK Dracula's level or some other GBs that have gone on forever, but it's starting to seem that it's headed that way and it would be nice to get some kind of concrete answer on the continuous delays.

Edit: Nevermind - Kevin w/ Drop made it clear after I posted this that those were waiting's best bet was to cancel their order. I summarily did after reading that.

RedSuns, I dig your stuff and will happily purchase it anywhere else other than Drop, should you decide to go through a different vendor in the future.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Red & Blue Samurai (GB Closed)
Post by: Leon_TheKing on Sat, 24 July 2021, 09:07:20
Will there be extras available on Drop after GB orders are shipped? Thanks in advance.