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[GB] GMK Mika - GB Ended -> Submitting to manufacturers
« on: Fri, 10 September 2021, 11:52:17 »
GMK MiKa

This keyset design is inspired by the one and only Mika, the Shiba Inu princess.
This little foxy girl is the sole inspiration behind the yellow, white, and black color scheme.
This cute but stubborn doggie has been like a ray of sunshine brightening people's lives.
So this keyset is dedicated to Mika and all of you dog lovers out there. We hope this keyset brings you joy.

Expected shipping: Q4 2022


GB Live from 9.10 - 10.10





Base - $129.00 USD


Novelties - $39.00 USD


Spacebars - $25.00 USD


Numpad - $39.00 USD


Light Deskmat - $19.00 USD


Dark Deskmat - $19.00 USD


Thok Artisan - $59.00 USD


Monokei Artisan - $39.00 USD


Asero Artisan - $59.00 USD


Swift Cables collab sold on their website


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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 11 September 2021, 13:22:57 »
That $130 pricetag is a real shame, but the set is really cute. Also, looking at the IC page, is this still three custom colors? I realize this is too late but this could've easily been two stock colors one custom color.



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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 11 September 2021, 13:24:34 »
That $130 pricetag is a real shame, but the set is really cute. Also, looking at the IC page, is this still three custom colors? I realize this is too late but this could've easily been two stock colors one custom color.

Yes it is 3 custom colors.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 11 September 2021, 14:04:24 »
That $130 pricetag is a real shame, but the set is really cute. Also, looking at the IC page, is this still three custom colors? I realize this is too late but this could've easily been two stock colors one custom color.

For clarity purpose, I don’t decide pricing for each vendor, I only suggest pricing based on GMK quote which also has gone up in pricing, they ultimately have the right to make a decision about their pricing, and at this time not all my vendors set the same price for base.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 11 September 2021, 18:14:24 »
3 custom colors?
I feel this just needed 1.

I'll join in for the Thok which is super cute, but 130$ for such a small base kit does seem a bit much.
Not sure how much using stock colors would have lowered the price, but looking at the base kit I expected 110$ max.
       

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 11 September 2021, 22:01:24 »
3 custom colors?
I feel this just needed 1.

I'll join in for the Thok which is super cute, but 130$ for such a small base kit does seem a bit much.
Not sure how much using stock colors would have lowered the price, but looking at the base kit I expected 110$ max.

Completely understand your point, I would also want this to be cheaper if possible since I myself would mostly likely be buying a lot of my own sets, unfortunately regional pricing is also largely dependent on the vendor so I did not have full say in this. GMK prices and quotes are now a lot more expensive than usual and vendors took those into consideration when making their own pricing. Still I appreciate your love and hope you enjoy your thok artisan!

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 12 September 2021, 03:47:58 »
Orange is underrated imo and I really like this set. However, $168 for a full base kit (base + Numpad) is too much to ask for imo. GMK Terror Below base kit is $135, running now and using custom colors as well. I can't see why this is $33 more expensive. 

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 12 September 2021, 11:06:24 »
Orange is underrated imo and I really like this set. However, $168 for a full base kit (base + Numpad) is too much to ask for imo. GMK Terror Below base kit is $135, running now and using custom colors as well. I can't see why this is $33 more expensive.

Unfortunately it does not work as simple as adding the 2 numbers together.GMK’s quotes are always on the higher side for numpadless base kit.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 13 September 2021, 11:55:11 »
Added Cable Collaboration with RNCables. Link


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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 14 September 2021, 02:09:56 »
Dope colorway

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 16:01:48 »

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 16:03:26 »
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Thanks a ton for making the graph! :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 03:58:27 »
This set deserves more support

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 16:24:57 »
Lets gooo!

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 17:08:39 »
This set deserves more support
Lets gooo!

Thanks to yall for the support and love! Truly appreciate it!

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 19 September 2021, 16:21:30 »
Newbie here and just starting diving into this whole scene a couple days ago due to a friend.

It might be too late, but I have a question regarding the design of the Thok metal artisan keycap. Looking at your pictures of Mika and my own Shiba (her name is Holo and she is a 2 year old "red"), it doesn't seem like there is a "red"/tan outline that goes around the the whole nose and mouth. It is the top of the nose and and back towards the eyes and the rest is white fur. Current art looks slightly off to me in my opinion. Do you think it would look better without the "red"/tan outline and just have the black nose/mouth and pinkish red tongue?

Other than that, this is really awesome! I would love to get this, but it doesn't match the rest of the black stuff setup I have (black mouse, black mouse pad, etc.). I might have to get a white keyboard just for this. Similar to what is shown in your renders.

Side note: One of Holo's sisters (black and tan) is named Mika!
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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 19 September 2021, 17:48:41 »
It might be too late, but I have a question regarding the design of the Thok metal artisan keycap. Looking at your pictures of Mika and my own Shiba (her name is Holo and she is a 2 year old "red"), it doesn't seem like there is a "red"/tan outline that goes around the the whole nose and mouth. It is the top of the nose and and back towards the eyes and the rest is white fur. Current art looks slightly off to me in my opinion. Do you think it would look better without the "red"/tan outline and just have the black nose/mouth and pinkish red tongue?

Generally, once a GB has started, the designs are locked in. Kinda unfair for those who have put their money down already to have the designs altered (potentially to something they don't like)
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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 19 September 2021, 18:03:22 »
Newbie here and just starting diving into this whole scene a couple days ago due to a friend.

It might be too late, but I have a question regarding the design of the Thok metal artisan keycap. Looking at your pictures of Mika and my own Shiba (her name is Holo and she is a 2 year old "red"), it doesn't seem like there is a "red"/tan outline that goes around the the whole nose and mouth. It is the top of the nose and and back towards the eyes and the rest is white fur. Current art looks slightly off to me in my opinion. Do you think it would look better without the "red"/tan outline and just have the black nose/mouth and pinkish red tongue?

Other than that, this is really awesome! I would love to get this, but it doesn't match the rest of the black stuff setup I have (black mouse, black mouse pad, etc.). I might have to get a white keyboard just for this. Similar to what is shown in your renders.

Side note: One of Holo's sisters (black and tan) is named Mika!

Hi there! Glad you like this set, unfortunately the thok design is locked in, this is manufactured using a new process which can show 3 colors and it would make the process a bit more complicated to make the yellow part disappear. On another note, I would recommend a silver anodized, e-white board or polycarb board to go with this set, it would look stunning on those!

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 05:33:24 »
Hey, who did the renders for this set? Also, GLWGB, cute set!

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 11:57:21 »
Hey, who did the renders for this set? Also, GLWGB, cute set!

Thanks appreciate it, I did the tenders for it myself! :cool:

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 01 October 2021, 03:54:32 »
Hey there! Really nice set, GLWGB. Will the artisan ship before Q4 2022 if purchased alone?

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 01 October 2021, 12:30:50 »
Hey there! Really nice set, GLWGB. Will the artisan ship before Q4 2022 if purchased alone?

If you purchase just the artisan or purchase it separately from set, it'll ship out earlier.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 12 October 2021, 11:29:09 »
Good news everyone, looks like we will be hitting MOQ on everything except Asero collaboration. Thanks to you all for joining the groupbuy!! Final numbers will be updated soon!

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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
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Re: [GB] GMK Mika - Groupbuy Live!!
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 21 October 2021, 13:09:39 »
Thanks everyone for the love and support, this project could not have succeeded without your help! We will be submitting order to GMK and other manufacturers and in the mean time I will keep all of you posted for updates! Once again thanks a ton!