Author Topic: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Canceled | Rerun TBA  (Read 13017 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ItszBrian

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 95
    • GMK Devoted
[GB] GMK Power Chord | Canceled | Rerun TBA
« on: Sun, 05 December 2021, 04:38:43 »
Canceled, Rerun TBA


Drive Us Crazy!

I would like to introduce everyone GMK Power Chord







About

This set was inspired by two of my interests, HKS and Raise A Suilen. HKS is a Japanese tuning company that focuses on producing aftermarket car parts that improve the performance of your car. Raise A Suilen is also from the series BanG Dream! If you know GMK Devoted, you already know. The color scheme is based on both HKS' and RAS' color schemes. The colors have been matched physically with a RAL book with official merch.


References and Colors Chosen




Colors: CR, RAL 180 60 50, RAL 300 50 40, RO2, MG1, WS1
The main colors are Green and Purple. The purple is lighter than GMK DY to improve readability.
The red is for the essential icons that show up on your car's dashboard. MG1 is for the pink stripes found in all HKS livery.



Kits

The kits are designed to fit most 60, 65, 70, 75, TKL, 96, 1800, Full-size keyboards in ANSI, tsangan/WKL, ISO, HHKB, Alice, basic 40s and more.
Fill out the IC form for more layout support!

All novelties and logos were designed by ItszBrian.

Hiragana Base Kit
-Row profiles are 112344


Latin Base Kit
-Row profiles are 112344


Boosted Novelties Kit
Key profiles are:
-R1 1Us
-R3 Exhaust Enter
-R4 Intercooler Left Shift
-R4 1.5U and 1U Coilovers and Turbos


Music Novelties Kit
I plan on removing the Cat ears and using the vinyl as the main logos, I think everyone here would know why.
Key profiles are:
-R1 1us
-R3 DJ Enter
-R4 Piano Left Shift
-R4 the rest


Accent Kit
-comes with 6.25u and 7u
-accent minibars
-moved pink accents into base kits


Extensions Kit
-XT support
-F13
-alpha keys with mod colors
-660
-GK64
-Spacebars 6U, 2x 3U, 1.75U, 2x 1U
-Row profiles are 12344


Renders (Thanks to Kingk22!)

More


TGR Jane




i69



F1-8X



Cucumber



Austin




TGR Alice




Koyu



Deskmats!

Designed by ItszBrian!

Speed

Speed Signature


Lightning


Techno


Part of this deskmat was made with Digital Circle Shapes by inZane, used under CC BY 3.0 and was modified by me.



Collabs/Artisans:


Latrialum
-Soon

Kiyokaps
-Pengy sample based on Pareo's in game outfit!


Sodies Caps
-Soon
esc lab
-Innercooler Aluminum keycap



More



HIBI

Honeycomb Intake for car tuning.


Green Glow in the Dark Penlight for the band fans.


Mechfashion

Click here if you would like to purchase a sleeve!




Suiparacords
-custom cable in an alternating pattern of black, purple, and green using YC8 connectors



THOK
Burnt Tipped Titanium 1u keys.



Asero Foundry
-multicolored random pattern aluminum keycaps



Vendors:
Mechs & Co (USD)Deskhero (CAD)Proto[typist] (GBP)mykeyboard.eu (EUR)DailyClack (AUD)
Hiragana Base Kit$136.00$182.00£127.00€145.00$212.00
Latin Base Kit$136.00$182.00£127.00€145.00$212.00
Accents Kit$55.00$74.00£50.00€59.00$85.00
Extensions Kit$50.00$67.00£47.00€53.00$77.00
Music Novelties Kit$60.00$80.00£55.00€64.00$92.00
Boosted Novelties Kit$50.00$67.00£47.00€50.00$77.00
Asero Foundry Alu Keycaps$60.00$80.00£55.00€64.00$92.00
Hibi Honeycomb Intake$38.00$51.00£35.00€41.00$59.00
Hibi Penlight$45.00$60.00£42.00€48.00$69.00
esc lab Intercooler$60.00$80.00-€64.00-
THOK Burnt Ti$59.00$79.00£55.00€63.00-
Deskmats$20.00$27.00£19.00€21.00$30.00

HEX Keyboards (SGD)Zion Studios (PHP)zFrontier (Yuan)zFrontier (USD)
Hiragana Base Kit$1907500¥959.00$162.00
Latin Base Kit$1907500¥959.00$162.00
Accents Kit$762800¥369.00$61.00
Extensions Kit$692500¥339.00$56.00
Music Novelties Kit$833300¥409.00$67.00
Boosted Novelties Kit$692800¥339.00$56.00
Asero Foundry Alu Keycaps$833500¥429.00$66.00
Hibi Honeycomb Intake$532500¥269.00$40.00
Hibi Penlight$622700¥319.00$48.00
esc lab Intercooler--¥429.00$66.00
THOK Burnt Ti$813500¥419.00$65.00
Deskmats$301250¥129.00$22.00

Thok will also carry the Burnt Titanium keycap directly if it's not available at your local vendor.
Suiparacords Store link


Group Buy

Date: December 6th, 2021 to January 7th, 2022

Shipping ETA
Q1 2023

Signature
If want to support the set, please add this to your forum signature!


Code: [Select]
[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=115539][img height=120]https://i.imgur.com/soNIsdl.jpg[/img][/url]

Discord
Idol Band Caps: https://discord.gg/FQhWxxD

Thanks to:

Kingk22 for the renders!
Idol Band Caps for supporting my first set!
FinalEleven!
Everyone else who's into cars and music!

« Last Edit: Thu, 13 January 2022, 01:26:00 by ItszBrian »

Offline ItszBrian

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 95
    • GMK Devoted
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Starts December 6, 2021
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 06 December 2021, 14:54:57 »
Reserved

Offline paperassgasket

  • Posts: 442
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Starts December 6, 2021
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 06 December 2021, 15:05:08 »
I remember this set...

Offline qats

  • Posts: 35
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Starts December 6, 2021
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 06 December 2021, 15:08:24 »
power chord so lit

Offline Cubic // esc lab

  • Formerly 'esclab'
  • Posts: 459
  • Location: San Francisco
    • esc lab
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Starts December 6, 2021
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 06 December 2021, 15:25:16 »
So excited to get to work with you Brian. Good luck on the GB!  :thumb:


Here's the first look at the production-ready samples of Aluminum Series 00 x GMK Power Chord.
 






« Last Edit: Mon, 06 December 2021, 15:51:53 by loop | esc lab »

Offline RitzKeys

  • Posts: 5
  • Location: United States
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Starts December 6, 2021
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 06 December 2021, 15:41:13 »
I love seeing more car enthusiast/jdm inspired keycap sets! Gonna pickup that sick intercooler artisan for sure, great work!

Offline ItszBrian

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 95
    • GMK Devoted
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Starts December 6, 2021
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 06 December 2021, 20:22:53 »
We're live at all vendors!

Offline ItszBrian

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 95
    • GMK Devoted
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Starts December 6, 2021
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 12 December 2021, 18:47:50 »
Here's a real sample of the Burnt Titanium keycap by THOK


Offline dvorcol

  • Posts: 2841
  • Location: Michigan
  • dvorcol#5071
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Starts December 6, 2021
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 14 December 2021, 01:59:01 »

Offline ItszBrian

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 95
    • GMK Devoted
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Starts December 6, 2021
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 14 December 2021, 19:59:00 »
The numbers aren't looking to hot but I think we can do it. I highly recommend everyone to get your order in now!

Offline Mr Chrome

  • Posts: 180
  • Location: Australia
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Starts December 6, 2021
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 15 December 2021, 02:33:54 »
The numbers aren't looking too hot but I think we can do it.
Maybe do a r/mk post with one of the closer-up render shots, or the THOK? Seems the last time you posted the THOK was in September, so there might be people interested who aren’t aware the GB is currently running. Renders of a board on a desk/deskmat might also help (white void isn’t visually interesting).
“This plastic rectangle is alright. The plastic rectangles on top of it, though...”

Offline ItszBrian

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 95
    • GMK Devoted
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 16 December 2021, 01:52:07 »
Quick update on the Mechfashion sleeves, they look good! We'll get an order form shortly!



Offline Puddsy

  • nice
  • * Elated Elder
  • Posts: 12182
  • Location: RSTLN E
  • "Do you shovel to survive, or survive to shovel?"
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Starts December 6, 2021
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 16 December 2021, 09:45:56 »
Show Image


bro please put this set out of its misery, this is depressing
QFR | MJ2 TKL | "Bulgogiboard" (Keycon 104) | ctrl.alt x GON 60% | TGR Alice | Mira SE | Revo One | z | Keycult No. 1 | AIS65 | First CW87 prototype | Mech27v1 | Camp C225 | Duck Orion V1 | LZ CLS sxh | Geonworks Frog | Hiney TKL One



"Everything is worse, but in a barely perceptible and indefinable way" -dollartacos, after I came back from a break | "Is Linkshine our Nixon?" -NAV | "Puddsy is the Puddsy of keebs" -ns90

Offline Faceman76

  • Posts: 204
  • Location: Long Island
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 16 December 2021, 16:42:04 »
GB participation has dropped dramatically in the last few months. :/

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk

TKC 1800, Crystal Box Navy, Sprit 100g

Offline misononyan

  • Posts: 159
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 20 December 2021, 01:53:14 »
GB participation has dropped dramatically in the last few months. :/

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk

It's the holiday, after all. We always see sales really fall late in the year.

Offline CookieFlow

  • Posts: 353
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 20 December 2021, 14:56:15 »
I very much respect you for posting sales numbers despite not looking too good.
Many GB runners will just ignore their own thread if the numbers aren't too hot.

I feel the concept was very interesting with the two themes, some interesting colors and pretty cool and unique metal artisan collabs.
But maybe the inspirations were a bit too niche for running 2 base kits, on top of a lot of people being a bit less inclined to join GMK sets atm due to the insane wait time and December not being the best month to run GB's.

You clearly put a lot of efforts into this, and I hope the numbers pick up or something can be done to save the set even if it means cutting the Latin base kit for example.
       

Offline dvorcol

  • Posts: 2841
  • Location: Michigan
  • dvorcol#5071
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 20 December 2021, 17:22:26 »

Offline libretto

  • Posts: 3
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 20 December 2021, 19:11:39 »
yeah I have interest but time of year is just not good for sinking $300+ into another GMK set to get everything I'd want, it'd probably do better relaunched at a different time of year with different options. it pulls in two different directions so is hard to commit to especially seeing it isn't getting traction, but I appreciate the numbers being updated

Offline ItszBrian

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 95
    • GMK Devoted
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 24 December 2021, 17:50:04 »
I very much respect you for posting sales numbers despite not looking too good.
Many GB runners will just ignore their own thread if the numbers aren't too hot.

I feel the concept was very interesting with the two themes, some interesting colors and pretty cool and unique metal artisan collabs.
But maybe the inspirations were a bit too niche for running 2 base kits, on top of a lot of people being a bit less inclined to join GMK sets atm due to the insane wait time and December not being the best month to run GB's.

You clearly put a lot of efforts into this, and I hope the numbers pick up or something can be done to save the set even if it means cutting the Latin base kit for example.

Ironically I thought combining two themes into one would've boosted sales but I'm hoping a pick up after the holidays. I'm hoping the slow sales is just turbo lag...

Offline ItszBrian

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 95
    • GMK Devoted
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 24 December 2021, 17:50:39 »
Mechfashion Sleeves are finally for sale!

https://bit.ly/GMK-Power-Chord_x_Mechfashion

Offline dvorcol

  • Posts: 2841
  • Location: Michigan
  • dvorcol#5071
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 31 December 2021, 17:54:25 »

Offline ItszBrian

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 95
    • GMK Devoted
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 07 January 2022, 23:06:28 »
Final call for the keyset, Mechs & Co has orders open until the morning EST!

Offline ItszBrian

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 95
    • GMK Devoted
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 13 January 2022, 01:23:56 »
Due to low sales, everything will be refunded to all buyers. Sad this see this fail. The number were about double from the last update if anyone was curious.
I do plan on doing a rerun sometime this year at a better time.

Offline Robert.Lussier5

  • Posts: 46
  • Location: Indiana, USA
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Artisans and Sleeves
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 13:10:49 »
Due to low sales, everything will be refunded to all buyers. Sad this see this fail. The number were about double from the last update if anyone was curious.
I do plan on doing a rerun sometime this year at a better time.

Have you thought about using a different manufacturer?

The only reason i didn’t go in on this set is because the wait from from GMK is just ridiculous.

However. DMK and MW keys offer quicker turn around with about the same level of detail and quality. Believe they have lower MOQ too.

I really like this set and hope it’s ran again in the future.
Austin R3 - Green // Austin R3 - Purple // Custom Acrylic Austin - Clear // Rekt1800 - Blue // Q1 - Black // Boston - Sparkle Black // Balance - White // Glitch - Green

Offline onestraysheep

  • Posts: 5
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Canceled | Rerun TBA
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 01 March 2022, 14:29:19 »
Sad to see this fail to meet MOQ, because I love the colors and concepts. However, I would really like to see this in a spherical profile, but I realize I am possibly part of a minority. Anything cylindrical I don't really go for anymore.

Will be keeping my eyes out for any future posts or updates. GL GL.

Offline CyaNERD-92

  • Posts: 5
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Canceled | Rerun TBA
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 10 April 2022, 23:05:08 »
If you ever decide to release the HKS one, I will jump on these real quick. Love the whole HKS theme.

Offline wardrose

  • Posts: 1
Re: [GB] GMK Power Chord | Canceled | Rerun TBA
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 01 June 2022, 05:04:00 »
This is a project that did not exceed my expectations, amazing. I enjoy the data being updated.