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Title: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: nephlock on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:23:30
Welcome to the IC for GMK Kaiju

(https://i.imgur.com/9wBgGLs.png)

Kaiju ( 怪獣 ) may mean "strange beast" in Japanese, but it is more commonly used in reference to large monsters. This set takes specific inspiration from the classic Japanese monster movies featuring "the big lizard", and derives its color palette from a combination of things related to this theme. The deep green modifiers, which reflect the classic "big lizard's" ominous coloring, gives this set a strong foundation for the fiery orange accents and legends. Both of these colors, when paired with the light cream/beige alphas give this set an intentional nod towards classic defense terminals. The novelties, which i've affectionately called "warnings", allow further expansion by providing a collection of symbols that feel authentic to this theme.

Interest Check Survey (https://forms.gle/3mxxVXLivxKMyzJZ8) - As always, i've created a survey to collect your feedback!

Please vote for this on Drop (https://drop.com/vote/GMK-Kaiju) if you are interested!

If you have a comment or suggestion please pass it through in the comments!



Proposed Kits

(https://i.imgur.com/EMICQ43.png)

BASE KIT

Numpad split was an exploration, and one that I feel ultimately does more harm than good. I'm moving Kaiju back to a standard full base setup. Some slight legend adjustments as i've chosen to match sublegends to those used in GMK bento.
Adjustments include:
+ added numpad
+ accent arrows
+ orange ISO enter
+ neph lock key
- moved 2u shift into abnormalities
- removed 1u hack key
- removed 00 key

(https://i.imgur.com/4zNvuww.png)

TRANSLATIONS KIT
One of the biggest pieces of feedback in the form was "no weeb!", so I hear you. I'm happy to announce a Latin alphas pack for those looking for a more traditional pairing. And yes I realize that "traditionally" the sublegend kit is the addon, but with the theme of this set i feel it appropriate to keep the sublegends in the base

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

ABNORMALITIES KIT
Not much has changed here, the only adjustment was the moving of the 2u shift from the base kit into this one. This saves caps in the base, as well as places the 2u shift with the other caps necessary for the "china 60" layout.

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

WARNINGS KIT
No adjustment other than to move the accent arrows into the base

(https://i.imgur.com/cZk5UeO.png)

BARRIERS
No change

Desk Mat

Unfortunately due to high failure rates from the light color, only the green variant of the deskmat will be produced.

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

Original -
More
These kits are by no means finalized, but they do following closely to the "current" going standard of splitting out the numpad. I personally have some mixed feelings on this, but the data is proving more and more that the community as a whole finds this beneficial.

(https://i.imgur.com/yiK98Wj.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/MJGf8NE.png)

BASE KIT
Trying to keep the most common compatibility, while still keeping the set concise. Removal of the numpad cluster keeps the cost down for the majority.


(https://i.imgur.com/xL7frHl.png)

DATA LOGS
The Data Logs kit adds the numpad cluster for all that quick data entry. Essential for documenting any larger than average creatures.


(https://i.imgur.com/CC3567H.png)

ABNORMALITIES
Sometimes your standard Kaiju gets some odd permutations... This should help cover that.


(https://i.imgur.com/V1tDPGg.png)

WARNINGS
A good early warning system in place saves lives. This'll help you look good doin it!


(https://i.imgur.com/cZk5UeO.png)

BARRIERS
When all else fails, sometimes you just need a good old fashioned blockade. In some standardized sizes of course.



Desk Mats

You're always safe... until you're not! Two desk mat options depending on the current conditions.

(https://i.imgur.com/tBdPFud.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/FJmyEOs.png)


Renders

(https://i.imgur.com/zXA3HeL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3VIThjh.jpg)

KIRA TKL


(https://i.imgur.com/eDCSOiz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1C50rGe.jpg)

TGR 910


(https://i.imgur.com/Ksk2SVe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HgPHBWn.jpg)

TGR Alice


(https://i.imgur.com/GjvZLgL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HCO0UYD.jpg)

Dharma


(https://i.imgur.com/5WVzsSB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FAHE95a.jpg)

M60-A



Colors

This set uses 2 custom colors and one stock GMK color:
Green - RAL 170 40 20
Orange - Pantone 172c
Cream/Beige - GMK stock color L9

(https://i.imgur.com/jwd2Iwo.jpg)



Vendor, Prices and Dates

GMK Kaiju will be launching March 4th on Drop!
Base - $120
Abnormalities - $45
Barriers - $18
Warnings - $35
Translations - $55



Acknowledgements



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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:23:46
reserved
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: OtherAndrew on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:25:37
gmk gatorade
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: click clack jack on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:32:05
SO DAMN NICE LETS GOOOOOO
Utah represent  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:32:52
yes because orange GMK sets have such a good track record
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: click clack jack on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:40:07
yes because orange GMK sets have such a good track record

This set will do at least 3 times better then JTK Red Riot or I'll eat a sock
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: tex_live_utility on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:47:49
That reddish orange next to the Pantone chip is the backup RAL? I like that one way better anyway. The lighter orange feels "weak" compared to that excellent green, and might also have contrast issues against the white. The redder orange would be nice and bold.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: waxpoetik on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:48:08
Back with another banger! Can't wait to see this in GB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:49:02
yes because orange GMK sets have such a good track record

This set will do at least 3 times better then JTK Red Riot or I'll eat a sock

well it'll have to to make MOQ
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Zambumon on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:49:26
yes because orange GMK sets have such a good track record

This set will do at least 3 times better then JTK Red Riot or I'll eat a sock

That's not that difficult.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: icariin on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:52:52
damn, another sick weeb set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: mrpetrov on Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:56:53
Love it Neph!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Capsy on Mon, 06 May 2019, 16:09:42
yes because orange GMK sets have such a good track record

This set will do at least 3 times better then JTK Red Riot or I'll eat a sock
Brutal. Savage. Rekt.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Mon, 06 May 2019, 16:38:57
gmk gatorade

my alternate name was GMK Exceptionally Large Alligator, glad this got picked up on  :p

That reddish orange next to the Pantone chip is the backup RAL? I like that one way better anyway. The lighter orange feels "weak" compared to that excellent green, and might also have contrast issues against the white. The redder orange would be nice and bold.

The goal would be to use that and then tweak it more orange if needs be. That color is closer to a red than an orange.




Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: futurecrime on Mon, 06 May 2019, 17:42:12
I love this for some reason. I don't even like hiragana sublegends, but I like them here. And in Unit 01. Maybe I'm going through changes. I hope I'm gonna be ok.

I'd buy this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: kconfire on Mon, 06 May 2019, 18:24:33
SO DAMN NICE LETS GOOOOOO
Utah represent  :thumb:

LOL I had the same thought.  :eek: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Capsy on Mon, 06 May 2019, 18:26:36
Any reason for hirangana sublegends? I think the set would look much much cleaner without them.

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Title: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: dimo on Mon, 06 May 2019, 18:39:23
Okay this is beautiful. One of the best Iíve seen in a while. Hiragana works so well too.

thanks again for a well worked ic and a great set! Iíll be in forsure

green deskmat is also stunning
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: dimo on Mon, 06 May 2019, 18:42:50
I hope we can reach the desired orange as well. The lighter ral will diminish the look significantly
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Mon, 06 May 2019, 18:51:21
Any reason for hirangana sublegends? I think the set would look much much cleaner without them.

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With the main inspiration of this set being rooted so firmly in Japanese monster movies, i feel that the sublegends are the perfect fit. I also realize that they are not everyone's cup of tea... My intent is to do this set and the inspiration as much justice as possible while still retaining a classy keyset that looks great on a board, even if that decision results in targeting a narrower audience.

That doesn't mean that, depending on interest and kitting, regular alphas are out of the question. But I do think removal of the sublegends completely would deviate too much.

Okay this is beautiful. One of the best Iíve seen in a while. Hiragana works so well too.

thanks again for a well worked ic and a great set! Iíll be in forsure

green deskmat is also stunning

Of course! Thank you so much!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Capsy on Mon, 06 May 2019, 18:55:00
Any reason for hirangana sublegends? I think the set would look much much cleaner without them.

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With the main inspiration of this set being rooted so firmly in Japanese monster movies, i feel that the sublegends are the perfect fit. I also realize that they are not everyone's cup of tea... My intent is to do this set and the inspiration as much justice as possible while still retaining a classy keyset that looks great on a board, even if that decision results in targeting a narrower audience.

That doesn't mean that, depending on interest and kitting, regular alphas are out of the question. But I do think removal of the sublegends completely would deviate too much.

Okay this is beautiful. One of the best Iíve seen in a while. Hiragana works so well too.

thanks again for a well worked ic and a great set! Iíll be in forsure

green deskmat is also stunning

Of course! Thank you so much!
Fair enough. I just think every set nowadays has that sublegend. If a regular alpha set separate is not out of the question, I'm in.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: dimo on Mon, 06 May 2019, 18:56:12
Any reason for hirangana sublegends? I think the set would look much much cleaner without them.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

With the main inspiration of this set being rooted so firmly in Japanese monster movies, i feel that the sublegends are the perfect fit. I also realize that they are not everyone's cup of tea... My intent is to do this set and the inspiration as much justice as possible while still retaining a classy keyset that looks great on a board, even if that decision results in targeting a narrower audience.

That doesn't mean that, depending on interest and kitting, regular alphas are out of the question. But I do think removal of the sublegends completely would deviate too much.

Okay this is beautiful. One of the best Iíve seen in a while. Hiragana works so well too.

thanks again for a well worked ic and a great set! Iíll be in forsure

green deskmat is also stunning

Of course! Thank you so much!
Fair enough. I just think every set nowadays has that sublegend. If a regular alpha set separate is not out of the question, I'm in.

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Thatís some weird ingroup idea thatís been present for months. Take a look at the last month of sets and most have been normal
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: vicissitude on Mon, 06 May 2019, 18:57:54
Nice.
Love it so much.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: keimura on Mon, 06 May 2019, 18:58:30
yo the hype is real
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: GarrettSucks on Mon, 06 May 2019, 23:36:05
Looks amazing my friend! Even better with the full presentation!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: mikenogo on Tue, 07 May 2019, 00:22:33
Looks different and interesting concept!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: eksuen@Drop on Tue, 07 May 2019, 02:42:39
I'll be damned if I pass up a kaiju themed set. And it's green to boot.

This banner is hanging on the wall next to my computer at home.
(https://i.imgur.com/YH77IoM.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: senryo on Tue, 07 May 2019, 02:43:10
Sign me in, papa
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: datfroyodoe on Tue, 07 May 2019, 03:15:36
I'll be damned if I pass up a kaiju themed set. And it's green to boot.

This banner is hanging on the wall next to my computer at home.
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/YH77IoM.jpg)

Sick! ID on that banner?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Pluto19 on Tue, 07 May 2019, 03:27:01
By any chance, is the color scheme loosely based off of the original's King of the Monsters! movie poster? If so - nice.
Will the missing furigana be on the final set?
Will there be added 65% support for R3 Page Up and R4 Page Down?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: yap68 on Tue, 07 May 2019, 03:34:24
Excellent colourway for the retro vibe! I assume you putting the word '大' on the novelties to elaborate the enormous size of a monster?

Also wishing for an Alien Baltan's head silhouette keycap but don't think it will happen...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: eksuen@Drop on Tue, 07 May 2019, 03:35:36
I'll be damned if I pass up a kaiju themed set. And it's green to boot.

This banner is hanging on the wall next to my computer at home.
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/YH77IoM.jpg)

Sick! ID on that banner?

https://www.onceuponatee.net/collections/attack-on-japanese-temple/products/dr-monekers-attack-on-japanese-temple-wall-tapestry
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Moridin on Tue, 07 May 2019, 03:49:55
Iíd love to see an Icon Set for mods. Great job. Interested.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Jetstream on Tue, 07 May 2019, 03:55:58
yo!!! this this looking good, but if your moving the numpad to its own kit it'd be pretty cool to move ISO to that kit as well
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: datfroyodoe on Tue, 07 May 2019, 04:18:39
I'll be damned if I pass up a kaiju themed set. And it's green to boot.

This banner is hanging on the wall next to my computer at home.
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/YH77IoM.jpg)

Sick! ID on that banner?

https://www.onceuponatee.net/collections/attack-on-japanese-temple/products/dr-monekers-attack-on-japanese-temple-wall-tapestry
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: rbb on Tue, 07 May 2019, 05:55:42
Nice, reminds me of a ferry I took in Japan once.

I think a Japanese modifier kit a la Kuro/Shiro or GMK Wāpuro would go really well with the cool green.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: funderburker on Tue, 07 May 2019, 07:26:32
Beautiful set and love the colors. I'm a sucker for this type of green! Good luck with the IC and wanted to encourage you for running a great group buy.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 07 May 2019, 10:26:12
all in
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: jagger27 on Tue, 07 May 2019, 10:43:51
This is really fantastic. Love the novelties.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Tue, 07 May 2019, 11:25:06
By any chance, is the color scheme loosely based off of the original's King of the Monsters! movie poster? If so - nice.
Will the missing furigana be on the final set?
Will there be added 65% support for R3 Page Up and R4 Page Down?

Not that one specifically, but I looked through many of the vintage illustration style posters. The one that actually had the biggest influence was King Kong Vs. Godzilla

(https://brian.carnell.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/king-kong-vs-godzilla-poster.jpg)

Side note on King of Monsters, somebody pointed out that GMK can actually stand as the initials for Godzilla, Mothra, and King GhidorahóAll the present in the King of Monsters film! Pretty serendipitous :)

The goal of the final set is to use the legends present in Serika, which i realize isn't fully present in the renders/kit outlines.

Too early to say on the Page Up/Dn, as it all depends on feedback during IC. If you haven't had a chance to fill out the IC survey i would suggest doing so and adding in that feedback. It was high on the list of considerations for the extra keys in Metropolis, but we favored some additional coverage keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: elguey on Tue, 07 May 2019, 11:25:42
1000% in. this ticks all the boxes for me
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Chrisbes on Tue, 07 May 2019, 13:55:18
Big fan of the colourway. Looks great. Any possibility of an orange ISO enter to match the ANSI offering?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Pluto19 on Tue, 07 May 2019, 14:42:06
Not that one specifically, but I looked through many of the vintage illustration style posters. The one that actually had the biggest influence was King Kong Vs. Godzilla

Show Image
(https://brian.carnell.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/king-kong-vs-godzilla-poster.jpg)


Side note on King of Monsters, somebody pointed out that GMK can actually stand as the initials for Godzilla, Mothra, and King GhidorahóAll the present in the King of Monsters film! Pretty serendipitous :)

The goal of the final set is to use the legends present in Serika, which i realize isn't fully present in the renders/kit outlines.

Too early to say on the Page Up/Dn, as it all depends on feedback during IC. If you haven't had a chance to fill out the IC survey i would suggest doing so and adding in that feedback. It was high on the list of considerations for the extra keys in Metropolis, but we favored some additional coverage keys.

Ooooh okay nice! Yeah color inspiration definitely matches KvG waaay more than my errant guess xD
Dude :eek: That'd be dope to get a novelty of the three of them but that's a whole other thing.
Gotcha. Zambumon's Serika legends are perfect. Glad to hear that.
Understandable. Lot of different layouts to consider  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Tue, 07 May 2019, 15:52:23
Dude :eek: That'd be dope to get a novelty of the three of them but that's a whole other thing.

Right? Unfortunately Toho is known to be on the ruthless side when it comes to copyright, so that definitely factored into my direction of the novelties.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: urbantheii on Tue, 07 May 2019, 20:24:49
All I have to say is WOW. I wish I could throw my money at it right now.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: LXVRGS on Tue, 07 May 2019, 22:58:36
yeah the render on the 910 sold me on this one, now i need to get a pc case.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: infinitykw on Wed, 08 May 2019, 00:12:39
Approved.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:14:07
yeah the render on the 910 sold me on this one, now i need to get a pc case.

I was happy to be able to get it rendered on that board too. I think it goes with PC very nicely as well!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Obe on Wed, 08 May 2019, 14:21:33
GMK 7-Eleven
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: infinitykw on Wed, 08 May 2019, 23:08:02
I AM IN LOVE!  the kira x kaiju perfect match.  Can't wait to put it on my kira. 

Please we need this set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: yohannes on Wed, 08 May 2019, 23:43:07
Green and orange, both my faved colors. Will definitely get this sets. Nephl0ck, speaking of novelties, it will be great to have a row (f keys) of kaiju monsters icons. That will be so dope
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Thu, 09 May 2019, 00:39:57
Green and orange, both my faved colors. Will definitely get this sets. Nephl0ck, speaking of novelties, it will be great to have a row (f keys) of kaiju monsters icons. That will be so dope

This maaay be able to happen. As I stated above Iím hesitant only due to copyright issues, but I believe if I can keep them outside of being super specific it could work! Stay tuned!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: harlekein on Fri, 10 May 2019, 04:59:55
Please do a Kobe kit. I know GMK Wavez didn't make it, but I think it's because it had nothing to do with the theme. This would be perfect and would allow for a reasonably priced ortho/40's kit with the abnormalities/warnings.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: blizzara01 on Fri, 10 May 2019, 08:05:56
Please do a Kobe kit. I know GMK Wavez didn't make it, but I think it's because it had nothing to do with the theme. This would be perfect and would allow for a reasonably priced ortho/40's kit with the abnormalities/warnings.
All kits will be made for Wavez including Kobe. But yeah, kobe will be a nice kit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: maximize on Fri, 10 May 2019, 09:31:46
Amazing work. Is there any chance you'd consider providing alphas without hiragana sublegends?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: EightDiagram on Sat, 11 May 2019, 20:25:21
Please do a Kobe kit. I know GMK Wavez didn't make it, but I think it's because it had nothing to do with the theme. This would be perfect and would allow for a reasonably priced ortho/40's kit with the abnormalities/warnings.

+1 for Kobe
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Moridin on Sun, 12 May 2019, 02:38:29
This set could use one more warning sign to fill out the bottom row mods. E.g. on a 65% board, I have 3 1.25u mods to the left of the Spacebar and 2 to the right. I would love to keep that bottom row in white+orange.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Moridin on Sun, 12 May 2019, 02:40:01
P.S. Could you do a 65% render with Warning Signs?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: BKT5000 on Sun, 12 May 2019, 09:03:35
Awesome set. I would really like this to come true.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: snelltrail on Sun, 12 May 2019, 22:21:10
That reddish orange next to the Pantone chip is the backup RAL? I like that one way better anyway. The lighter orange feels "weak" compared to that excellent green, and might also have contrast issues against the white. The redder orange would be nice and bold.

Haha this was exactly my first thought when looking at the color samples too. Might be something to do with the relative sizing of the sample swatches? I think color matching is gonna be SUPER important for this one; if it's a bit off it could look garbage :p. But I trust Neph completely to do an awesome job and see us right :thumb:

For the kits, +1 for the Abnormalities kit. I love to see 40s support, and it should hit MOQ if this runs through Drop.

Also, I think a Kobe kit would be really appropriate for the theme (and just look awesome!), although I can understand if you want to keep the number of kits smallish, especially as alternative alpha kits often don't do too well.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: harlekein on Mon, 13 May 2019, 03:28:08
Iíd love to see an Icon Set for mods. Great job. Interested.

I agree. I would prefer all icon mods.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: lolafineday on Mon, 20 May 2019, 01:00:43
When I first saw this set I didn't like it, now I love it...

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: theoriginal123123 on Mon, 20 May 2019, 04:55:22
Any chance of offering this with say, a Night Mode kinda kit that's a bit darker? Maybe a grey for the alphas?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nightinx on Wed, 22 May 2019, 09:19:36
definitely love this
Japanese flag might not be suitable in the nov set,wish more other elements added to it.
then all in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: dcchambers on Wed, 22 May 2019, 10:44:17
This is a really fun colorway. I'm in on this one.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Moridin on Thu, 23 May 2019, 04:31:23
I just spent some 10-15 mins playing around with a 65% layout...

[attachimg=1]

Since this was just a quick draft on an idea, it's not fully formed, but I was generally thinking of a white top and bottom row, with orange accent keys. These ideas are born from the lovely symmetry of the HHKB layout, which doesn't work as well on a 65%/75%/TKL in my eyes.

Anyway, perhaps this will give you some more inspiration which will in turn give us more renders, but I am extremely interested in an all-white or all-orange (with accent keys in either colour) bottom row.

Edit: Please don't make me switch to HHKB. 😁
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: VXQN on Thu, 23 May 2019, 07:19:17
BIG fan of this set. Not my normal style as I generally prefer more low-key stuff, but this is just so well thought through!

I understand this is a big ask, but any chance of getting a modifiers-only set? I reckon forest green would match so many other sets so nicely.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Jkush463 on Thu, 23 May 2019, 21:54:10
howd i miss this banger of a set,id like to see this come around.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: xiroverflow on Sun, 02 June 2019, 15:42:42
Oh my god, I think I'll sell my Kuro Shiro set when it arrives to buy this, love the colors, legends, the warning set, everything!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: snarfel on Sun, 02 June 2019, 16:07:20
Oh my god, I think I'll sell my Kuro Shiro set when it arrives to buy this, love the colors, legends, the warning set, everything!
I'd be interested in purchasing said set off you, only had enough to get the RAMA caps at the time.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: slimydog on Mon, 03 June 2019, 00:38:32
Since I'm new to the scene (where my opinion has no weight), and I'm sure that the design for this set is already made, but it's just so hard to look at this without thinking that the alphas would balance the brightness, if they were a tinge more grey.  Like watching the Miami Hurricanes on a keyset or pair of sneakers can be an eyesore IMO.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: harlekein on Mon, 03 June 2019, 01:45:49
Personally I like the high contrast. There are plenty of more conservative or neutral sets around already.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: yap68 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 01:55:15
Not a fan of high contrast, prefer grayish white which will suit the bright red orange very well.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nappis on Mon, 03 June 2019, 02:36:53
Really liking this set! Going to buy a set if GB happens.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: xiroverflow on Mon, 03 June 2019, 20:05:51
Oh my god, I think I'll sell my Kuro Shiro set when it arrives to buy this, love the colors, legends, the warning set, everything!
I'd be interested in purchasing said set off you, only had enough to get the RAMA caps at the time.
I'd be more than happy to sell it to you, but keep in mind that you would have to pay for the set (Base set and japanese modifiers) and shipping from central america.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Sintpinty on Mon, 03 June 2019, 20:20:19
I think you should make the monsters and novelties with just a bit more cuteness... adds quirkyness to the keyboard. But overall it looks awesome.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Mon, 03 June 2019, 21:38:53
Hey all, quick update on this. May has been a busy month, but now that itís over Iím going to get back at this set. Iíve gotten a lot of good feedback, so Iím going to work through it and get some updates out soon! Thanks to all who those who have been following!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Arithmetics on Tue, 04 June 2019, 15:48:02
hated it first time i saw. now im in love.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: LXVRGS on Tue, 04 June 2019, 15:52:45
Any chance on a different mod kit like we had with metropolis? Feel like some green all text mods would look pretty good.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: ramblinrose on Wed, 05 June 2019, 07:59:41
I really like the green mods. I'd probably consider buying simply for the mods hah.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: snarfel on Wed, 05 June 2019, 11:59:32
Oh my god, I think I'll sell my Kuro Shiro set when it arrives to buy this, love the colors, legends, the warning set, everything!
I'd be interested in purchasing said set off you, only had enough to get the RAMA caps at the time.
I'd be more than happy to sell it to you, but keep in mind that you would have to pay for the set (Base set and japanese modifiers) and shipping from central america.
Totally fine, live in CONUS so shouldn't be an issue. Probably cheaper anyways than if I could have bought from kbdfans at the time anyways (Archetype artisan was $15 in shipping(!))
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: xiroverflow on Wed, 05 June 2019, 19:29:40
Oh my god, I think I'll sell my Kuro Shiro set when it arrives to buy this, love the colors, legends, the warning set, everything!
I'd be interested in purchasing said set off you, only had enough to get the RAMA caps at the time.
I'd be more than happy to sell it to you, but keep in mind that you would have to pay for the set (Base set and japanese modifiers) and shipping from central america.
Totally fine, live in CONUS so shouldn't be an issue. Probably cheaper anyways than if I could have bought from kbdfans at the time anyways (Archetype artisan was $15 in shipping(!))
Sounds fine, I'll send you a pm whenever the keyset arrives. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: CodeMayhem on Sun, 16 June 2019, 11:24:45
how are there only 200 votes for this on drop!? this set is amazing!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nasp on Sun, 16 June 2019, 12:22:52
how are there only 200 votes for this on drop!? this set is amazing!!

Probably because no one knows it was on there until you mentioned it. I'm going to vote now actually!  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: adxlk on Sun, 16 June 2019, 12:29:38
GMK Kenpeidan
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Grayness on Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:11:48
Is there any possibility of a R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn being added to the base kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: turbosloth on Tue, 18 June 2019, 01:40:45
Big fan of this, like the kits (esp the ortho and minimal base) and love the colours. Would love to see this get made
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: zekth on Tue, 18 June 2019, 03:52:08
gmk gatorade

 :)) :))

Personnaly like it but the Orange is a bit too much bright IMO
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: mr.squishy on Tue, 18 June 2019, 06:21:47
Looks really good, will definitely be paying attention to see where this goes.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: K05M0NAUT on Wed, 19 June 2019, 14:47:10
Super excited for my metroplois set and if this runs I will for sure going in on it. Just curious, you have a rounded font on all the legends on these and I was curious if you were going to use custom legends for every key? Or are those placeholders for the standard cherry ones that GMK uses by default. Also all the keys on the diagram have a size of 1.25u when I am pretty sure some of them should be 2.25u or 1.75u.

This set is going to look super cool on my Tokyo 60 and it will be fun to have a Godzilla set on a Tokyo board.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Wed, 19 June 2019, 14:51:31
Super excited for my metroplois set and if this runs I will for sure going in on it. Just curious, you have a rounded font on all the legends on these and I was curious if you were going to use custom legends for every key? Or are those placeholders for the standard cherry ones that GMK uses by default. Also all the keys on the diagram have a size of 1.25u when I am pretty sure some of them should be 2.25u or 1.75u.

This set is going to look super cool on my Tokyo 60 and it will be fun to have a Godzilla set on a Tokyo board.

Yeah itís a close approximation legend for placeholder. Good catch! They will be standard GMK legends.

Also good catch on the sizes. Youíre correct! I have to type those in manually and must have missed a few! Iíve got an update coming soon so Iíll make sure they get fixed!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: K05M0NAUT on Wed, 19 June 2019, 15:42:02
Super excited for my metroplois set and if this runs I will for sure going in on it. Just curious, you have a rounded font on all the legends on these and I was curious if you were going to use custom legends for every key? Or are those placeholders for the standard cherry ones that GMK uses by default. Also all the keys on the diagram have a size of 1.25u when I am pretty sure some of them should be 2.25u or 1.75u.

This set is going to look super cool on my Tokyo 60 and it will be fun to have a Godzilla set on a Tokyo board.

Yeah itís a close approximation legend for placeholder. Good catch! They will be standard GMK legends.

Also good catch on the sizes. Youíre correct! I have to type those in manually and must have missed a few! Iíve got an update coming soon so Iíll make sure they get fixed!

Awesome! Does GMK have a set of Hiragana and that's what will be used or will those be custom? Sorry for the questions but I am interested in keycap designing and this set has really inspired me.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Wed, 19 June 2019, 15:48:31
Super excited for my metroplois set and if this runs I will for sure going in on it. Just curious, you have a rounded font on all the legends on these and I was curious if you were going to use custom legends for every key? Or are those placeholders for the standard cherry ones that GMK uses by default. Also all the keys on the diagram have a size of 1.25u when I am pretty sure some of them should be 2.25u or 1.75u.

This set is going to look super cool on my Tokyo 60 and it will be fun to have a Godzilla set on a Tokyo board.

Yeah itís a close approximation legend for placeholder. Good catch! They will be standard GMK legends.

Also good catch on the sizes. Youíre correct! I have to type those in manually and must have missed a few! Iíve got an update coming soon so Iíll make sure they get fixed!

Awesome! Does GMK have a set of Hiragana and that's what will be used or will those be custom? Sorry for the questions but I am interested in keycap designing and this set has really inspired me.

They have a set, yeah. This set will utilize the same sublegends as Serika, which differ slightly. The only custom shots would be the novelties :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: mr.squishy on Thu, 20 June 2019, 06:58:11
So any word on an ortho/ergo kit?

The clear big brain play here would be to get Kaiju and one of those EVa inspired kits and put them on opposite sides of a split keyboard.
All memes aside, this set looks incredible and I really hope it hits MOQ.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: poolside on Thu, 20 June 2019, 11:06:40
More
Super excited for my metroplois set and if this runs I will for sure going in on it. Just curious, you have a rounded font on all the legends on these and I was curious if you were going to use custom legends for every key? Or are those placeholders for the standard cherry ones that GMK uses by default. Also all the keys on the diagram have a size of 1.25u when I am pretty sure some of them should be 2.25u or 1.75u.

This set is going to look super cool on my Tokyo 60 and it will be fun to have a Godzilla set on a Tokyo board.

Yeah itís a close approximation legend for placeholder. Good catch! They will be standard GMK legends.

Also good catch on the sizes. Youíre correct! I have to type those in manually and must have missed a few! Iíve got an update coming soon so Iíll make sure they get fixed!

Awesome! Does GMK have a set of Hiragana and that's what will be used or will those be custom? Sorry for the questions but I am interested in keycap designing and this set has really inspired me.

They have a set, yeah. This set will utilize the same sublegends as Serika, which differ slightly. The only custom shots would be the novelties :)

Good thing that you are going with the "complete" Serika-style hiragana sublegends.

I don't always like hiragana sublegends, but I am putting this set on my list.
The novelties are a great match to the base set. No novelties, no Kaiju  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: harlekein on Thu, 20 June 2019, 11:09:51
Any chance on a Hiragana monolegend kit? I'd be in for that.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Hueeeeeeeee on Thu, 20 June 2019, 15:48:09
Literally have been dreaming of this colorway forever and it's got hiragana sub-legends! You know exactly what I like, I wanna see this next to my GMK Bento. :D

Give me a exclamation point RAMA Artisan or...
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/567850762001186818/591367465875800126/Capture.PNG)
and this would be my endgame.

What a time to be alive a keyboard enthusiast.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: ella_zhoujx on Thu, 20 June 2019, 22:16:17
Literally have been dreaming of this colorway forever and it's got hiragana sub-legends! You know exactly what I like, I wanna see this next to my GMK Bento. :D

Give me a exclamation point RAMA Artisan or...
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/567850762001186818/591367465875800126/Capture.PNG)

and this would be my endgame.

What a time to be alive a keyboard enthusiast.

Totally agree with you. :thumb: Will save my money for all sets and RAMA Artisan.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Arithmetics on Wed, 26 June 2019, 00:39:18
yezzzz drool
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: DetectiveNio on Wed, 26 June 2019, 16:05:07
Is there a planned date for this?


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Wed, 26 June 2019, 16:08:48
Is there a planned date for this?

Nothing locked down, but hoping for early next year.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: dugihk on Wed, 03 July 2019, 01:19:14
Looks amazing!!! Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: tiengalaxy on Wed, 07 August 2019, 11:57:25
 :thumb: Looks so great, but why GMK can't make tripleshot keycaps? This keyset's design should be better.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: urbantheii on Thu, 08 August 2019, 11:17:42
NE updates?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Thu, 08 August 2019, 11:48:01
NE updates?

Sorry for the lack of them, real life has been busy busy lately. Hang tight, they're comin!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: bthezebra on Sat, 10 August 2019, 01:50:34
Very excited for this and have yet to see the new Godzilla movie. Not sure if I should watch or not, did not like the one with Matthew Broderick.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: vicissitude on Sat, 10 August 2019, 02:04:04
When will the GB possibly start?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: jwilthethrill on Mon, 12 August 2019, 04:32:18
When will the GB possibly start?



this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Kokaloo on Thu, 12 September 2019, 16:33:09
bamp
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: lolafineday on Fri, 13 September 2019, 03:16:07
Any update pls, i really love this

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Fri, 13 September 2019, 08:25:13
Working on an update soon. Currently traveling at the moment, but once Iím back in October Iíll have more time to get back on this. Thanks for the patience guys. Been a busy summer
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: zekth on Fri, 13 September 2019, 08:33:35
Working on an update soon. Currently traveling at the moment, but once Iím back in October Iíll have more time to get back on this. Thanks for the patience guys. Been a busy summer

Happy to read this. Waiting for the update!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: vicissitude on Fri, 13 September 2019, 08:51:18
Wish GB coming soon.  :D :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: gminso on Sun, 06 October 2019, 00:17:00
can there be R1 exclamation mark instead of all in R4?
it can replace esc or 1 in num row.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: urbantheii on Sun, 06 October 2019, 10:40:21
KAAAAAAAIIIIIJJJJUUUUUUU where are YOOOUUUU
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: ella_zhoujx on Thu, 24 October 2019, 01:24:11
I hope everything goes well with Kaiju. Need it on my volcano.  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: CodeMayhem on Fri, 25 October 2019, 19:02:04
just noticed that there's a 2u shift in the base kit. would you consider moving one of the 1u shifts into the base kit for arrow cluster 60's?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: CodeMayhem on Fri, 25 October 2019, 19:09:56
just noticed that there's a 2u shift in the base kit. would you consider moving one of the 1u shifts into the base kit for arrow cluster 60's?

also any chance of using the v2 hiraganas?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Willhurt2008 on Sun, 03 November 2019, 02:30:40
Love this set, hope it will happen
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: ref on Sun, 03 November 2019, 10:12:06
icon like nesspreso logo...
nice set. is that possible put 3u space in any kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: lolafineday on Wed, 06 November 2019, 00:58:54
PLEASE RUN IN PBT, this would be the perfect set for that

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: K05M0NAUT on Wed, 06 November 2019, 01:10:52
Any idea on when the extra kits will show up on Novel keys? I really donít want to miss out on getting the novelties.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: CodeMayhem on Wed, 06 November 2019, 02:03:25
Any idea on when the extra kits will show up on Novel keys? I really donít want to miss out on getting the novelties.

This hasn't run yet, and will in all likelihood run on drop.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: jagger27 on Wed, 06 November 2019, 11:12:36
PLEASE RUN IN PBT, this would be the perfect set for that

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It would have to be reverse dyesubbed but I agree, it would feel right in PBT.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: CodeMayhem on Mon, 09 December 2019, 20:45:24
Shameless bump
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Mon, 09 December 2019, 20:53:30
Shameless bump
Agreed. When is this set gonna get a heckin update! ****s taking forever... I heard somewhere that heís working on it, and to look for it on Drop near the end of Q1 2020.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: Willhurt2008 on Mon, 09 December 2019, 21:32:34
Shameless bump
Agreed. When is this set gonna get a heckin update! ****s taking forever... I heard somewhere that heís working on it, and to look for it on Drop near the end of Q1 2020.

Yay! I'm going to buy the Gojira out of it!

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: nephlock on Tue, 10 December 2019, 00:36:53
Shameless bump
Agreed. When is this set gonna get a heckin update! ****s taking forever... I heard somewhere that heís working on it, and to look for it on Drop near the end of Q1 2020.

Whoah!? I spy a wild update! Apologies friends and fellows for the delay on this, so thank your for your patience. While it might have been out of sight, it wasn't out of mind. Check the first page out for a few updates :).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: lolafineday on Tue, 10 December 2019, 00:43:43
Shameless bump
Agreed. When is this set gonna get a heckin update! ****s taking forever... I heard somewhere that heís working on it, and to look for it on Drop near the end of Q1 2020.

Whoah!? I spy a wild update! Apologies friends and fellows for the delay on this, so thank your for your patience. While it might have been out of sight, it wasn't out of mind. Check the first page out for a few updates :).
Been following this since the start! Absolutely love the colors! All in!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: LXVRGS on Tue, 10 December 2019, 00:51:10
much excite
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: CodeMayhem on Tue, 10 December 2019, 14:35:45
Shameless bump
Agreed. When is this set gonna get a heckin update! ****s taking forever... I heard somewhere that he’s working on it, and to look for it on Drop near the end of Q1 2020.

when your shameless bump works....

(https://media.giphy.com/media/xMGh0bajSyNdC/source.gif)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: CodeMayhem on Tue, 10 December 2019, 14:52:10
thank you for the update neph super stoked about this one! this has been my most anticipated set for months, it's one of those sets that i'd buy 2 of (3 if not for my wallet).

Question about some of the legends, are you planning on using the v1 hiragana subs or the v2 subs like striker uses?

Also After looking through the kits some more noticed that there's no second Latin B in abnormalities.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: harlekein on Wed, 11 December 2019, 04:20:45
I'd be interested in Hiragana mono legends for this kit. As it is, not for me.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju (new set!)
Post by: leexy on Wed, 11 December 2019, 09:44:37
Is there any possibility of a R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn being added to the base kit?

+1
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: snelltrail on Thu, 12 December 2019, 03:27:01
Super keen on this, already got the perfect board lined up. IYKYK ;)

Any chance you'd consider a R3 1.25u Control key for the Abnormalities kit? Would suit HHKB-style 40s layouts.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: lakeboredom on Thu, 12 December 2019, 04:25:35
This set is growing on me a lot. Maybe it's my monitor, but that 172c looks nothing like the red orange in your renders. I wouldnt say anything, but they are completely different colors so there..
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: VXQN on Thu, 12 December 2019, 05:28:25
This set is growing on me a lot. Maybe it's my monitor, but that 172c looks nothing like the red orange in your renders. I wouldnt say anything, but they are completely different colors so there..

I also thought this, glad it's not just me. I think it's pretty important to make sure that the orange is red enough (like the renders).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: LXVRGS on Thu, 12 December 2019, 07:42:11
Probably is your monitor it looks pretty spot on with my monitor. Note he also has a RAL orange as a backup should it be needed.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: VXQN on Thu, 12 December 2019, 08:29:42
Here's an image to illustrate my previous point:

(https://i.imgur.com/yvq5ZS6.jpg)

You can see that the beige is pretty close, but the oranges/reds are really quite different.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: lolafineday on Thu, 12 December 2019, 08:50:11
Here's an image to illustrate my previous point:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yvq5ZS6.jpg)


You can see that the beige is pretty close, but the oranges/reds are really quite different.
That is very different

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: nephlock on Fri, 13 December 2019, 01:20:06
Here's an image to illustrate my previous point:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yvq5ZS6.jpg)


You can see that the beige is pretty close, but the oranges/reds are really quite different.
That is very different

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You are not wrong. Those two colors are quite different. The intent with the RAL color as a Ďbackupí is to help them narrow the color in IF needed. We did something similar with the red in Metropolis. Color books are not 1-to-1 unfortunately, and this color is the closest in the RAL library (which is a much more limited palette than Pantone). I wouldnít focus too much on the backup color, as the intention with that would be to modify closer to the Pantone anyway
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: lakeboredom on Fri, 13 December 2019, 02:40:38
Interesting to hear the fine details of how this works, thank you Neph. Full confidence in you and the keyset. This will be my first keyset with orange or green, finally got me! This theme is just phenomenal.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: zekth on Fri, 13 December 2019, 08:51:14
Really happy to see this happening in 2020. Count me in!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: mali6k on Fri, 13 December 2019, 11:01:45
Im excited for this.  Focused on building my dad a keyboard since he works at home and he loves orange and greenish-teal because of the miami hurricaines, being from miami and all..
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: Rayndalf on Fri, 13 December 2019, 12:36:38
Ne 2nd no sublegend B avail? Personally I wouldn't use it myself, but that could be nice for some people, otherwise they'd have to go in on GMK 🅱️ or use the one with sublegends. Think of the children
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: nephlock on Fri, 13 December 2019, 14:29:17
Ne 2nd no sublegend B avail? Personally I wouldn't use it myself, but that could be nice for some people, otherwise they'd have to go in on GMK 🅱️ or use the one with sublegends. Think of the children

Who gave children Alice boards?! I will be adding the second latin-only B :). However it will be added into the translation pack instead of the abnormalities. The abnormalities kit is already large enough that I don't want to increase that kit for pricing concerns. The translation kit would be needed to make the latin B effective to begin with, and additional 1u key in there shouldn't influence the pricing as easily. stay tuned for kit image update.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: xchangmanx on Fri, 13 December 2019, 16:48:25
I'm liking the colors here.  I could get behind this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: kaisn on Tue, 17 December 2019, 16:09:06
I really didn't like it in the beginning but since then it really grew on me.
Not the biggest fan of drop but I'll pick it up anyway  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: wilarseny on Tue, 17 December 2019, 16:41:03
Really like this set and plan to pick it up. Just put this in the IC form, but posting ITT in case others agree -- would love to see an option somewhere, whether as a kit or as part of the base, to have non-alternating f-row -- so an alternate f5-f8 in cream. Sets seem to go either way (i.e. fully alternating or fully uniform) and rarely include the option, so it's a nonstandard ask. But since this is on drop and likely to be fairly popular I think the sales could be there to support it.

Mostly I hate how alternating f-row looks on boards that squish f-row next to number row, like a lot of 75% boards do. It looks fine on TKL.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: Pangowin on Tue, 17 December 2019, 18:29:19
Great looking set! The green is a little different but the orange really reminds me of the Mazda 787B
(https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/sites/default/files/1_2.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: dugihk on Tue, 17 December 2019, 19:28:05
Kaiju!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: pegasus21 on Sun, 12 January 2020, 02:58:23
The colourway reminds me of Splatoon 2 Salmon Run
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: 3tonjack on Tue, 14 January 2020, 21:38:07
Stoked to see this hit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: hellotp on Wed, 15 January 2020, 13:07:40
Any chance of RAMA caps? Would love to have an aluminum and brass of Kaiju!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: PvtSkittles on Wed, 15 January 2020, 13:41:01
Been keeping my eye on this and I really like the development of this set. I don't know if I have a board for this to go on but really good work on the set and deskpads!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: nephlock on Wed, 15 January 2020, 14:08:53
Any chance of RAMA caps? Would love to have an aluminum and brass of Kaiju!

Not on this one, sorry y'all!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: lolafineday on Wed, 15 January 2020, 15:03:28
Any chance of RAMA caps? Would love to have an aluminum and brass of Kaiju!

Not on this one, sorry y'all!
RIP, one with Godzilla wouldn't been sickkkkk

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: hellotp on Fri, 17 January 2020, 02:47:52
Any chance of RAMA caps? Would love to have an aluminum and brass of Kaiju!

Not on this one, sorry y'all!

Nooooooooooo!!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: gimpel on Mon, 20 January 2020, 03:05:49
What kind of F and J keys are included? Dished and barred or barred and unmarked or... yeah which combination?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: nephlock on Mon, 20 January 2020, 10:57:51
What kind of F and J keys are included? Dished and barred or barred and unmarked or... yeah which combination?
The standard, scooped and barred :).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: lolafineday on Mon, 20 January 2020, 18:27:13
What kind of F and J keys are included? Dished and barred or barred and unmarked or... yeah which combination?
The standard, scooped and barred :).
When is this, I wanna throw my money at you.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: CodeMayhem on Mon, 20 January 2020, 19:57:19
What kind of F and J keys are included? Dished and barred or barred and unmarked or... yeah which combination?
The standard, scooped and barred :).
When is this, I wanna throw my money at you.

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the exact gb date hasn't been set. but based on the window I'd say the start of March or April on drop
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: hawkfan13 on Tue, 21 January 2020, 20:53:27
Is there a discord that you use to post updates, or just here on geekhack?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: nephlock on Tue, 21 January 2020, 21:02:17
Is there a discord that you use to post updates, or just here on geekhack?

Just here on GH. Iíll post some stuff to my Instagram, but this is always the main point of contact. Donít worry, if GH goes down Iíll wait for it to come back up before doing anything ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: LXVRGS on Tue, 21 January 2020, 23:04:47
(https://i.imgur.com/nido04b.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: consumer on Tue, 21 January 2020, 23:54:23
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/nido04b.png)


Very wise - and thanks for clarifying, especially after the saga that is GSKT-00.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: hellotp on Mon, 03 February 2020, 13:17:28
Still think you should do a RAMA cap! Pretty please~
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: Slayer77 on Mon, 03 February 2020, 13:20:35
Pretty please, remove numpads, look at sets running without them are doing really well like Modern Dolch light.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: LXVRGS on Mon, 03 February 2020, 15:07:39
Sets sell just as well with numpad in the base
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: nephlock on Mon, 03 February 2020, 15:21:33
Sets sell just as well with numpad in the base

This. Removing the numpad saves a few bucks on the base sure (typically less than $10), but then causes the need for a 35$ child kit. I find this weighting to be favoring a large punishment to those needing it in favor of a small gain for those who donít, and the numbers donít clearly show favor in either direction.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: botchm on Mon, 03 February 2020, 15:23:01
Super down


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: clik_clak on Mon, 03 February 2020, 15:24:11
Sets sell just as well with numpad in the base

This. Removing the numpad saves a few bucks on the base sure (typically less than $10), but then causes the need for a 35$ child kit. I find this weighting to be favoring a large punishment to those needing it in favor of a small gain for those who donít, and the numbers donít clearly show favor in either direction.

I wish more designers realized this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 21 February 2020, 23:51:47
The two R4 1.75u blank keycaps in the Abnormalities Kit are convex, right?  I wanted to make sure because they are not marked convex in the kit picture, but GMK does have 1.75u convex tooling.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (12.9.19 - Kit updates, and launch window!)
Post by: nephlock on Sat, 22 February 2020, 00:37:14
The two R4 1.75u blank keycaps in the Abnormalities Kit are convex, right?  I wanted to make sure because they are not marked convex in the kit picture, but GMK does have 1.75u convex tooling.

That's a great catch, and an oversight on my end! Kits are being finalized but I'll talk with them and see about getting those updated to the newer tooling.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: botchm on Sun, 23 February 2020, 13:46:35
Where will the desk mats be sold?


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: Tennstrong on Mon, 24 February 2020, 03:42:34
Personal preference maybe and probably too late, but it might look more natural with sublegends on the numpad too so it doesn't feel as empty. Either way, great looking set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: nephlock on Mon, 24 February 2020, 10:16:19
Where will the desk mats be sold?


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The deskmats will also be available on Drop!

Personal preference maybe and probably too late, but it might look more natural with sublegends on the numpad too so it doesn't feel as empty. Either way, great looking set!

I appreciate your feedback! I considered this when working on it but ultimately designed them this way to match with the simplicity of the icon modifiers, so that the set overall has some breathing room and doesn't become overly complex visually. Kits have been finalized, so barring anything egregious, this is what you'll see next week.

DESKMAT UPDATE

In working on the deskmat samples, the cream and orange deskmat has such a high failure rate due to the lighter color that we don't feel comfortable releasing it as an option. Unfortunately, we will only be proceeding with the green variant.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: CrispFunk on Mon, 24 February 2020, 10:23:29
That's unfortunate about the cream and orange. That was such a sick colorway. Any chance those samples would be sold as b-stock or are they that bad?

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: nephlock on Mon, 24 February 2020, 10:31:15
That's unfortunate about the cream and orange. That was such a sick colorway. Any chance those samples would be sold as b-stock or are they that bad?

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There werenít enough made to sell, as this was just to get samples over to us. the bad ones were likely trashed. Apparently the problem exists with all white (or close to white) deskmats so I wouldnít be surprised to see a big scale back on those designs.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: lolafineday on Mon, 24 February 2020, 10:40:02
That's unfortunate about the cream and orange. That was such a sick colorway. Any chance those samples would be sold as b-stock or are they that bad?

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There werenít enough made to sell, as this was just to get samples over to us. the bad ones were likely trashed. Apparently the problem exists with all white (or close to white) deskmats so I wouldnít be surprised to see a big scale back on those designs.
Awww this is so sad the cream one was so noice. Personally for my desk the green is too much I think

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: CrispFunk on Mon, 24 February 2020, 10:42:45
That's unfortunate about the cream and orange. That was such a sick colorway. Any chance those samples would be sold as b-stock or are they that bad?

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There werenít enough made to sell, as this was just to get samples over to us. the bad ones were likely trashed. Apparently the problem exists with all white (or close to white) deskmats so I wouldnít be surprised to see a big scale back on those designs.
Awww this is so sad the cream one was so noice. Personally for my desk the green is too much I think

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Same the green doesn't go too great with my setup but as a g-fan I will buy one anyway.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: botchm on Wed, 26 February 2020, 02:14:58
Where will the desk mats be sold?


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The deskmats will also be available on Drop!

Personal preference maybe and probably too late, but it might look more natural with sublegends on the numpad too so it doesn't feel as empty. Either way, great looking set!

I appreciate your feedback! I considered this when working on it but ultimately designed them this way to match with the simplicity of the icon modifiers, so that the set overall has some breathing room and doesn't become overly complex visually. Kits have been finalized, so barring anything egregious, this is what you'll see next week.

DESKMAT UPDATE

In working on the deskmat samples, the cream and orange deskmat has such a high failure rate due to the lighter color that we don't feel comfortable releasing it as an option. Unfortunately, we will only be proceeding with the green variant.


Nooooo please Iíve been buying parts to match even my key caps are orange and I bought the holy pandas. I am actually crying.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: nephlock on Wed, 26 February 2020, 17:42:39
A quick update for those here. We've finalized the pricing for the kits! Really pleased with where these landed
Base - $120
Abnormalities - $45
Barriers - $18
Warnings - $35
Translations - $55
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: i luv chuletas on Wed, 26 February 2020, 17:53:02
Been waiting a long ass time for this! SUPER stoked to finally get Base, Abnormalities and Warning kits!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: D3LTA on Thu, 27 February 2020, 14:51:04
Since this is running on Drop, will they be doing any MOQ vs price drops?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: eksuen@Drop on Fri, 28 February 2020, 03:08:50
Since this is running on Drop, will they be doing any MOQ vs price drops?

No price drops. We typically order extras these days, which means all kits get made. We may cancel a kit if it severely under-performs such that buying extras doesn't really make sense for us. In such a case, you will always have the options to keep the remainder of your order or to cancel it entirely for a full refund.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: FaKe_VirTual on Fri, 28 February 2020, 07:50:30
WoW, I really like this set! Good luck with the group buy!

Also the ĄNeph Lockď Key is a great add on!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: Audiobs on Mon, 02 March 2020, 16:03:10
Love the set, don't love paying tax on Drop...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: gminso on Mon, 02 March 2020, 16:59:53
the alphas are much darker on Drop's page. Which ones are actually expected colors?
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sorry nvm its L9
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: nephlock on Mon, 02 March 2020, 18:07:32
the alphas are much darker on Drop's page. Which ones are actually expected colors?
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sorry nvm its L9

Yes, it will be L9! The color shift is a bit of a by-product of different renderings. Especially given that GMK L9 doesn't come from any standard color libraries.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: krio on Wed, 04 March 2020, 08:52:58
It's finally up! Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: yhs on Wed, 04 March 2020, 09:19:18
What happened with the blue deskmat?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: nephlock on Wed, 04 March 2020, 10:28:15
What happened with the blue deskmat?

It looks like the photos of it got blasted with lots of light. Deskmats have a bit of a sheen so my guess is the light shifted the color a bit. I'll investigate on this and see what happened!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: Nles on Wed, 04 March 2020, 12:40:34
Is it only me or does the deskmat on Drop seems to be not in green?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: nephlock on Wed, 04 March 2020, 14:43:58
Is it only me or does the deskmat on Drop seems to be not in green?

It's not just you. This is looking like a sampling error, and we are exploring steps to correct it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: nicole_loke_richards on Wed, 04 March 2020, 16:06:26
Deskmat already sold out on Drop?? Iím sad!


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: nephlock on Wed, 04 March 2020, 17:44:19
Deskmat already sold out on Drop?? Iím sad!


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Don't worry. That was intentional. I've had them cancel the drop for the deskmat due to some color problems with the sample. We're going to re-open the drop after we iron the color issue out. Momentary hiccup, but I want the deskmat to turn out just as well as the keyset does  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: CrispFunk on Wed, 04 March 2020, 17:57:57
Deskmat already sold out on Drop?? Iím sad!


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Don't worry. That was intentional. I've had them cancel the drop for the deskmat due to some color problems with the sample. We're going to re-open the drop after we iron the color issue out. Momentary hiccup, but I want the deskmat to turn out just as well as the keyset does  :thumb:
Possible that those prerelease ones would be sold? I really was into that blue too tbh.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: nephlock on Wed, 04 March 2020, 18:01:32
Deskmat already sold out on Drop?? Iím sad!


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Don't worry. That was intentional. I've had them cancel the drop for the deskmat due to some color problems with the sample. We're going to re-open the drop after we iron the color issue out. Momentary hiccup, but I want the deskmat to turn out just as well as the keyset does  :thumb:
Possible that those prerelease ones would be sold? I really was into that blue too tbh.

There were only a couple of those ones actually made, just for sample purposes. None of the large manufacturing had begun, so there wont be any of that color produced for sale. Sorry mate.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: lush_bunny on Wed, 04 March 2020, 23:20:25
Roar! Roar! I'm a dinosaur!

Ordered Base + Abnormalities. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: mr.squishy on Fri, 06 March 2020, 21:44:55
Base, Abnormalities, and Barriers ordered. Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: CodeMayhem on Thu, 26 March 2020, 05:24:53
Anything happening with the desk mat?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Kaiju! (Kit Prices! Launching March 4 on Drop!)
Post by: nephlock on Thu, 26 March 2020, 11:35:05
Anything happening with the desk mat?

We've put in the request for updated samples. that process normally is close to a 4-week turnaround. With the state of crazy going on right now there is some backlog and slowdown. Thanks for being patient on this, i'll update everyone as soon as i get more answers myself.