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Title: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: jebbra on Sun, 04 August 2019, 13:34:20
Hi GH, long time no see

For you who listen to K-pop the name must be ring some bells already :p

[attachimg=1]

Yes this is as obvious as the name, GMK with black and pink in colors and Hangul as the sublegends, inspired by your one and only Blackpink.

Kit has been locked [02/04/2020]:

Base Kit

[attachimg=2]

Fan Kit

[attachimg=3]

Space Kit

[attachimg=4]

Black Kit

[attachimg=5]


The Kits will be locked on April 1st, so cast your comment before it's too late  :thumb:



Old Renders:

(https://freight.cargo.site/w/1400/i/ee74f8c972099aee02b3cb44ef6b7b9535eaa0a9962ac7d64e8e0f08a22b0923/s2.jpg)

(https://freight.cargo.site/w/1400/i/f357c590073bf61bba0b3af20d3ad4eab3bc1facfa0199802be408af2b210938/s5.jpg)

(https://freight.cargo.site/w/1400/i/065cb2967887489dccc9ca4da0a943d13289d1d847ee0882d8e2e8791481b748/s4.jpg)

(https://freight.cargo.site/w/1400/i/b32a5fc18047dd306f44b96213eae54bc40b9ae2cb80b60ccecfbd3c9d67d994/s7.jpg)


FAQ

When? May 2020
Vendor? TheKey.Company
Price? TBA

Credits
GOLDworms for the render
Oblotzky for the Assembly Kit


Also, I made a simple web page for a more convenience reading >> https://jebbra.net/GMK-Blink-1

(https://i.gifer.com/Az5.gif)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: OtherAndrew on Sun, 04 August 2019, 13:35:53
nice
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: DetectiveNio on Sun, 04 August 2019, 13:41:07
GMK Blink in your area

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Sun, 04 August 2019, 13:50:22
Please support colemak <3 love pink colorways
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: quaddepos on Sun, 04 August 2019, 14:09:12
Just FYI the N and C are flipped in some renders :P

Good luck with the set Jebbra!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Koatl on Sun, 04 August 2019, 14:17:19
Blackpink is sick. This set is sick. Just wish GMK offered a brighter pink.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: kema on Sun, 04 August 2019, 14:23:20
Looks awesome!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: flying1911 on Sun, 04 August 2019, 14:30:36
GMK BTS When?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: equalunique on Sun, 04 August 2019, 14:38:20
Even without Colevrak I'll still join since there's an Assembly/ErgoDox kit.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Lessercosmicbeing on Sun, 04 August 2019, 15:03:11
I can't wait to see what you come up with for the novelties.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: lolafineday on Sun, 04 August 2019, 15:31:37
Too bright ahh

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Auxo on Sun, 04 August 2019, 15:41:02
Yes.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jorj_mk on Sun, 04 August 2019, 16:35:19
Yes please.

EDIT: Will you consider adding a kit to add support for ortho or 40% support?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Owl- on Sun, 04 August 2019, 16:37:44
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/2746304296af8a9666f8c9f9e96cb01b/tumblr_ogr6snLJqk1vcjuj1o3_250.gif)

Can we add 1u hack/hyper peleaseee
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: vicissitude on Sun, 04 August 2019, 18:01:29
Haha. Cool idea.
Blink ^.*
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: tentboy on Sun, 04 August 2019, 18:22:24
well frik me guess i have to buy this one
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: nickheller on Sun, 04 August 2019, 18:48:44
The modifier legends tho....  :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: HandiHanyut on Sun, 04 August 2019, 18:57:48
Count me in !
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: itsundone on Sun, 04 August 2019, 19:24:28
this is interesting....
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: forelsket on Mon, 05 August 2019, 01:16:22
look interesting!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: MacSurfy on Mon, 05 August 2019, 01:42:56
This is pretty cool. I'm interested!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: tronix_41 on Mon, 05 August 2019, 02:04:05
The modifier legends tho....  :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:


agree, otherwise really nice.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: alixhere on Mon, 05 August 2019, 02:04:37
Would be keen for this GB :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Karni on Mon, 05 August 2019, 11:13:24
love me some blink, 40s kit please
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Vireca on Mon, 05 August 2019, 11:40:29
No ESC in black?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: ImsChanatip on Mon, 05 August 2019, 17:24:42
Finally a Blackpink set! Ortho/40s kit please. Other than that I'm interested!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: FLawLesS on Mon, 05 August 2019, 17:44:28
YES.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 05 August 2019, 17:52:47
yes please
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: trg1234 on Mon, 05 August 2019, 18:30:26
Would you consider changing the capslock and backspace icons, not a fan of either. Looking forward to the kit love the sublegends.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Mon, 05 August 2019, 23:05:39
Please support colemak <3 love pink colorways

I'm a Colemak user but I don't think colevrak kit will make it in this particular design :-X
Even I doubt Assembly will make it lol but let's see!


Just FYI the N and C are flipped in some renders :P

Good luck with the set Jebbra!

It's a homage to Blackpink logo, which use inverted C and N (and also "unbrigded" A)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/37/c6/f8/37c6f85f5648f50101bb1a6eeb1c503c.jpg)


GMK BTS When?

Lemme ask my wife  :p


Yes please.

EDIT: Will you consider adding a kit to add support for ortho or 40% support?

love me some blink, 40s kit please

Finally a Blackpink set! Ortho/40s kit please. Other than that I'm interested!

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I'll complete the keys in Assembly kit, since the one I posted now only to show it *might* happen. Assembly supposed to be covering ortho, ergodox, and some 40s
(https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/product-images/drop-oblotzky-gmk-oblivion-v2-custom-keycap-set/FP/qx0qzscBTLWR4TBDkvB9_gmk_oblivion_v2_kit_04_assembly_base_kit.png)


The modifier legends tho....  :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:


agree, otherwise really nice.

Would you consider changing the capslock and backspace icons, not a fan of either. Looking forward to the kit love the sublegends.

Yeah it will be in consideration too but so far if it's not the new icon + text legend, I prefer text only.


No ESC in black?

I don't think it's needed? AFAIK Esc color always come in mods color and accent color, and we don't have accent color here
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Mon, 05 August 2019, 23:07:23
Thank you all for the feedback and interest!

Will be working on completing some missing keys as suggested by the others (outside GH) and the novelties. Hope I can update them within this week :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 06 August 2019, 00:50:49
I love the backspace! It's such a cool concept! Would also love to see that Square Up Fn key get made! That looks amazing! Can't wait for this set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Holicalis on Tue, 06 August 2019, 02:39:06
Yesss my undying love of Blackpink makes this an instabuy. I was wondering when someone would make this lol
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: digital_nothing on Tue, 06 August 2019, 02:40:49
Sick set. I love everything about this, even if I don't listen to k-pop.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: lewisflude on Wed, 07 August 2019, 01:58:37
Would it be possible to get this with regular legends?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: zap2oz on Thu, 08 August 2019, 12:21:00
Love it! Definitely in for the base kit at the least.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: SlipperyVagoo on Thu, 08 August 2019, 22:04:10
Would you consider Icon mods without text as well?
If that is added I'm definitely getting this, love the colors
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: hansikhouse on Thu, 08 August 2019, 22:04:57
In for the base and potentially the novelties! Finally a great set for rose gold cases.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Woahder on Fri, 09 August 2019, 09:26:41
GMK BTS When?
I need a GMK Twice too  :))
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: trg1234 on Fri, 09 August 2019, 17:14:33
GMK BTS When?
I need a GMK Twice too  :))

No pls
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: OkKarma on Sat, 10 August 2019, 15:44:43
This with nordeuk, yes :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: GeekMaker on Fri, 16 August 2019, 01:50:34
Yes, I can give it to my girlfriend.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: equalunique on Fri, 16 August 2019, 02:37:24
GMK BTS When?
I need a GMK Twice too  :))
You had me at Twice

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: gbgwang on Fri, 16 August 2019, 04:02:54
wonderful...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Subaeru on Sat, 31 August 2019, 20:42:50
any updates? I'm really loving this and hope it happens because I want the whole kit haha
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Agilr on Sat, 31 August 2019, 21:26:35
Any ETA on novelty kit renders?

Would be sold if they were solid :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: megaforce on Sat, 31 August 2019, 23:36:09
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: spiritjeon on Sun, 01 September 2019, 00:02:18
  extra b key for my alice plz. then i will be happy. XD
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: vicissitude on Sun, 01 September 2019, 09:24:21
any update?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: poolside on Sun, 01 September 2019, 16:30:54
I know nothing about kpop but I would most probably buy this.

Just FYI the N and C are flipped in some renders :P

Good luck with the set Jebbra!

It's a homage to Blackpink logo, which use inverted C and N (and also "unbrigded" A)

Are those inverted/unbridged caps supposed to be part of the base set? Those could be novelties.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: _rubik on Mon, 02 September 2019, 13:54:22
The modifier legends tho....  :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

Maybe offer an auxiliary, reversed modifier set that's pink on black? Folks probably disagree with me, but those mods are _bright_
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: BuildSteady on Mon, 02 September 2019, 22:23:39
Interested~
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: SoraNoTenshi on Tue, 03 September 2019, 03:20:56
Pink is the manliest Colour; since most men don't dare to wear pink!

I would suggest to split the base kit a bit... too many unnecessary keys for most people -> high base price.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Wed, 18 September 2019, 22:33:13
Long time no update, my bad :-[

First, the novelties:

Been working on some illustration based on the group's image

[attachimg=1]

Definitely open for discussion about anything on this!


Second, the kit update:

[attachimg=2]

Mainly I remove the 6u (2 of them) and replace it with split space compat, as well as the second B because I see the rise in split keyboard trend lately (praise Alice :thumb:)


Third, another iteration of the mod:

Text only

[attachimg=3]

I tried another version of the mod because in a way, sometimes when I look at them text+icon they're too busy (because the double legend alphas)


Fourth, the vendor:

The Key . Co !!!
We already talked about this and hopefully we can find a release time around Q1 2020 (fingercrossed!)


That's all I have for now, please let me know what do you think :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: digital_nothing on Wed, 18 September 2019, 22:53:12
Definite buy. Love the novelties and the mods look better text only.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: trg1234 on Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:17:59
Consideration of taking out the raised characters? It allows for a more modern look which kpop is about.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: ImsChanatip on Thu, 19 September 2019, 20:15:00
Novelties are very nice. Mods look better now too. But it would be better if the numpad is separated from the base kit.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Fri, 20 September 2019, 22:34:16
Would it be possible to get this with regular legends?

For now, I think it's not possible looking at the MoQ.


Would you consider Icon mods without text as well?
If that is added I'm definitely getting this, love the colors

I will try this, I just create text only mod too, check it out and tell me what do you think ;)


  extra b key for my alice plz. then i will be happy. XD

Your wish is granted, hello fellow Alice!


I know nothing about kpop but I would most probably buy this.

Just FYI the N and C are flipped in some renders :P

Good luck with the set Jebbra!

It's a homage to Blackpink logo, which use inverted C and N (and also "unbrigded" A)

Are those inverted/unbridged caps supposed to be part of the base set? Those could be novelties.

Yes they're on novelties kit, not in the base kit


The modifier legends tho....  :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

Maybe offer an auxiliary, reversed modifier set that's pink on black? Folks probably disagree with me, but those mods are _bright_

TBH I really wish this is so popular so I can make 2 versions, pink mod black alpha (like this one) and black mod with pink alpha, and both of them will differ in mod legend (one is text only another is icon only, something like that). Must be very fun to mix match them! You can make all black or all pink  :p


Definite buy. Love the novelties and the mods look better text only.

Glad you like it!


Consideration of taking out the raised characters? It allows for a more modern look which kpop is about.

Since we are 'borrowing' the already-made mould for the hangul sublegend, I think they are settled, I'm sorry.


Novelties are very nice. Mods look better now too. But it would be better if the numpad is separated from the base kit.

I found this quite a trend lately, but will they hold up in term of MoQ? or you guys just don't need 'em at all now?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: trg1234 on Sat, 21 September 2019, 01:07:52
Molds for non raised characters are available as pulse utilized them. I would heavily favor those over the raised ones for your theme.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Sat, 21 September 2019, 01:24:13
Molds for non raised characters are available as pulse utilized them. I would heavily favor those over the raised ones for your theme.

Oh god you're right! It definitely better that way! I will ask MiTo about it :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: trn4mr on Fri, 27 September 2019, 13:56:20
This is perfect. My plan was to make my next keyboard Blackpink themed. Haha. Definitely will be keeping tabs on this set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Mackem on Mon, 30 September 2019, 16:39:28
I vote for the text-only modifiers
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: juliandoucette on Wed, 02 October 2019, 19:16:34
I'll buy this if you make a pink on black modifier kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:09:57
I'm leaning towards text only mods too now :p

Updated with less-cluttered Hangul

[attachimg=1]


And updated the novelties too

[attachimg=2]



I'll buy this if you make a pink on black modifier kit.

Do you mean to make it "all black"? That's an interesting idea.. I'll try!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: kconfire on Fri, 04 October 2019, 15:56:56
I'm leaning towards text only mods too now :p

Updated with less-cluttered Hangul

(Attachment Link)


And updated the novelties too

(Attachment Link)



I'll buy this if you make a pink on black modifier kit.

Do you mean to make it "all black"? That's an interesting idea.. I'll try!

DAYUM DDU DU DDU DU DDU  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: psxndc on Tue, 08 October 2019, 15:22:12
Please support colemak <3 love pink colorways

I'm a Colemak user but I don't think colevrak kit will make it in this particular design :-X

BETRAYAL!

But seriously, I like the way it looks!

Hangul isn't my thing, but I would probably get a modifiers-only kit to go with my other GMK Black kits, e.g., WoB+Colevrak and WoB Hiragana.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: digital_nothing on Wed, 09 October 2019, 06:57:57
Looking even better. Can't wait for this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Tyson on Wed, 09 October 2019, 10:30:54
I'm leaning towards text only mods too now :p

Updated with less-cluttered Hangul

(Attachment Link)


And updated the novelties too

(Attachment Link)



I'll buy this if you make a pink on black modifier kit.

Do you mean to make it "all black"? That's an interesting idea.. I'll try!

I love it! Those kits look great! Can't wait to join this GB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: ImsChanatip on Thu, 10 October 2019, 03:59:49
Less-cluttered Hangul looks better. Still that numpad though. It's just going to make the kit more expensive and most don't need it.

Still buying no matter what, can't wait for GB!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: trg1234 on Thu, 10 October 2019, 04:57:29
Less-cluttered Hangul looks better. Still that numpad though. It's just going to make the kit more expensive and most don't need it.

Several corrections. It is not less cluttered Hangul it is just mono. Taking numpad out of base is a bad move in most sets. Including the numpad costs only about 10 more while making it separate raises it by 35-40.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Fri, 11 October 2019, 10:08:52
Please support colemak <3 love pink colorways

I'm a Colemak user but I don't think colevrak kit will make it in this particular design :-X

BETRAYAL!

But seriously, I like the way it looks!

Hangul isn't my thing, but I would probably get a modifiers-only kit to go with my other GMK Black kits, e.g., WoB+Colevrak and WoB Hiragana.

LOL I'm sorry, for several years I fought for it up to the point I give up. From maker perspective it's so hard to reach the MoQ except on MD.


Less-cluttered Hangul looks better. Still that numpad though. It's just going to make the kit more expensive and most don't need it.

Several corrections. It is not less cluttered Hangul it is just mono. Taking numpad out of base is a bad move in most sets. Including the numpad costs only about 10 more while making it separate raises it by 35-40.


The detached numpad kit that become the trend lately is making me confused too. The price cut isn't that justified for numpad buyer plus the numpad can be used for filling the gap on small ortho board too.

Oh it called mono? I just name it less-cluttered just because the removed upper legend make them...less-cluttered :p pardon me.

--------------------------------

I'm thinking about a pink on black mod only kit. What do guys think? Will try mock it up this weekend.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Mackem on Wed, 16 October 2019, 16:49:09
Sounds good to me!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: trn4mr on Fri, 25 October 2019, 12:07:26
I'm thinking about a pink on black mod only kit. What do guys think? Will try mock it up this weekend.

That option would probably be nice for those looking for a more subtle Blackpink theme.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 25 October 2019, 16:36:28
Not sure if you know this, but the link to your website is down. I'd love to add GMK Blink to my Signature, can you post the info that we need to add that to our signature. :) Super Excited to join this GB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: itzy_yuna on Wed, 13 November 2019, 00:08:51
+1 pink on black mod
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 13 December 2019, 16:19:11
Any update on when this will run? I'm super excited for this set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: HealVSalt on Fri, 27 December 2019, 20:41:05
+1 too for black mod, would go very well with bright color case

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: hnaeht on Sat, 28 December 2019, 03:57:47
no black mod??? @@
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 13 January 2020, 10:32:15
Any word on this set? It's Q1 2020 and we still don't have a date for the set. I really hope this one gets made, I love the colors so much!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: troyr0x on Mon, 13 January 2020, 11:01:50
Something kpop? I'm in!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Mackem on Sat, 18 January 2020, 13:25:35
Can't wait for this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: shinbo on Fri, 24 January 2020, 09:07:01
I need this! Also are the render colors accurate? I feel like BP's pink is a little less saturated.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jp5486 on Sun, 26 January 2020, 19:41:11
Excited for this to come still
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: 9mmninjamonkey on Mon, 27 January 2020, 22:31:28
I like it. The less-cluttered version looks nice and clean, even the numpad. Looking forward to this GB.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Wed, 29 January 2020, 05:23:45
Hello everyone,

Sorry for the long absence! Been busy at work and since the due date is still hung up back then, I don't know what to do lol.

But now here I am, confirming BLINK will be launched on May on TK.C and several proxies!

Now about the kit, there will be:
1. Base Kit
2. Black Kit
3. Novelties Kit

Yes, it seems ergo kit will be omitted because I don't see that much interest here (as well as 40s).

Here they are in image:

Base Kit

[attachimg=1]


Black Kit (which one do you think will be better? Full kit or only the mod?)

[attachimg=2]

[attachimg=3]


Novelties Kit

[attachimg=4]


And since we are still months apart with the GB, keep 'em input coming! What's missing, what's not needed, anything  ;D

PS I already ordered some render esp for the Black Kit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Wed, 29 January 2020, 05:26:59

I need this! Also are the render colors accurate? I feel like BP's pink is a little less saturated.

Yes, current graphic might be mismatched with actual colors, but I have several BP's CD & merch and also Pantone book in my disposal.
So don't worry, I can send them all to GMK when we are on production phase :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Mackem on Wed, 29 January 2020, 05:47:19
I think base kit, black modifiers kit and the novelties would suffice just fine!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jorj_mk on Wed, 29 January 2020, 06:33:58
Sad to see the set become text only, I much prefer text+icon.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Tyson on Wed, 29 January 2020, 09:20:29
Hello everyone,

Sorry for the long absence! Been busy at work and since the due date is still hung up back then, I don't know what to do lol.

But now here I am, confirming BLINK will be launched on May on TK.C and several proxies!

Now about the kit, there will be:
1. Base Kit
2. Black Kit
3. Novelties Kit

Yes, it seems ergo kit will be omitted because I don't see that much interest here (as well as 40s).

Here they are in image:

Base Kit

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Black Kit (which one do you think will be better? Full kit or only the mod?)

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Novelties Kit

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And since we are still months apart with the GB, keep 'em input coming! What's missing, what's not needed, anything  ;D

PS I already ordered some render esp for the Black Kit

omg, such a drastic change in mod legends :(

I saw the update where you were thinking about changing it, I guess it'll work.

I'm in for Base and Novelties, as for the Black kit, you should call it the Blacked Out kit and only run it as mods, trying to run two base kits is very difficult, only a handful of designers have been able to pull it off.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: equalunique on Wed, 29 January 2020, 09:40:31
Leave it to TKC to drop an ergo kit :eyeroll:

Too bad! Glad I got in on another Hangul set instead.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: bowen on Wed, 29 January 2020, 15:14:17
100% in for Base and Novelties, maybe I'll grab the black mods too :rolleyes:

Any word on what the EU proxy will be? Also, are you thinking of making a deskmat or just caps?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: yamaterailgun on Wed, 29 January 2020, 18:57:45
Looks awesome!  I've got a suggestion for the novelties (or the base).  Going with the song related keys, I'd think that a "Kill This Love" Backspace key would be an amazing addition!  I lurk a lot on here, but I made an account to make sure that this kind of opportunity wouldn't be missed. XD
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: digital_nothing on Wed, 29 January 2020, 20:55:50
Def in for base and novs, love this set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: sozo on Wed, 29 January 2020, 23:47:48
Oof definitely in for that black base kit if it were to happen and of course the novelties
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: cptbubbles on Thu, 30 January 2020, 09:17:44
Can't wait for this set to be forever delayed, just like BP's comebacks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: poolside on Sat, 01 February 2020, 10:42:22

Black Kit (which one do you think will be better? Full kit or only the mod?)


I would prefer purchasing an extra full black set instead of mods only. A bit more expensive, but that's two full sets in the end.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Auxo on Sat, 01 February 2020, 13:00:39
Looks awesome!  I've got a suggestion for the novelties (or the base).  Going with the song related keys, I'd think that a "Kill This Love" Backspace key would be an amazing addition!  I lurk a lot on here, but I made an account to make sure that this kind of opportunity wouldn't be missed. XD

This is a good suggestion. I like it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Mon, 03 February 2020, 07:49:18
Sad to see the set become text only, I much prefer text+icon.

Yeah I'm sorry, I feel it's too much noice when the mods are both icon and text.


Leave it to TKC to drop an ergo kit :eyeroll:

Too bad! Glad I got in on another Hangul set instead.

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I will still keep this opportunity open, at least until April. So if there are many request for ergo kit, we can add it!


100% in for Base and Novelties, maybe I'll grab the black mods too :rolleyes:

Any word on what the EU proxy will be? Also, are you thinking of making a deskmat or just caps?

There will be deskmat! It will be a more minimalistic design tho. As EU proxies, usually TK.C partnered with CandyKeys.


Looks awesome!  I've got a suggestion for the novelties (or the base).  Going with the song related keys, I'd think that a "Kill This Love" Backspace key would be an amazing addition!  I lurk a lot on here, but I made an account to make sure that this kind of opportunity wouldn't be missed. XD

Whoa thx for the idea! Definitely will bring this one in. Although it seems Kill This Love will be too long for the keys. How about only "Kill"? or "Kill this". I'll try them up.


Can't wait for this set to be forever delayed, just like BP's comebacks!

Haha pls noooooo. I missed them already :'(

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Mon, 03 February 2020, 07:49:37
Seems like I will make poll for the Black ver. wether it is another full kit or mod only.
On the other hand, does GMK have hangul only legend? Was thinking maybe icon only mods + hangul only alpha on Black Kit will be baller.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: cptbubbles on Mon, 03 February 2020, 18:07:45
Seems like I will make poll for the Black ver. wether it is another full kit or mod only.
On the other hand, does GMK have hangul only legend? Was thinking maybe icon only mods + hangul only alpha on Black Kit will be baller.

Hangul-only alphas could be really cool. I don't think I've ever seen that on a keyboard even as a Korean!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: caLMSyy on Tue, 11 February 2020, 06:20:45
Found this one on luck, I love the colors! Just don't know what the novelties refer to :blank:
Since I am new to this place, what is the best way to keep updated on this set? And is there already an EU proxy planned?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 11 February 2020, 08:25:00
Found this one on luck, I love the colors! Just don't know what the novelties refer to :blank:
Since I am new to this place, what is the best way to keep updated on this set? And is there already an EU proxy planned?

The novelties refer to the band BlackPink! You should give them a listen!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: bow3i on Wed, 12 February 2020, 12:42:52
Looks great! I would love to support this set, but I'm a little bummed over the choice of mono hangul over the regular print. But still, would definitely love to see this make it to GB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Tyson on Wed, 12 February 2020, 16:26:58
I know nothing about kpop but I would most probably buy this.

Just FYI the N and C are flipped in some renders :P

Good luck with the set Jebbra!

It's a homage to Blackpink logo, which use inverted C and N (and also "unbrigded" A)

Are those inverted/unbridged caps supposed to be part of the base set? Those could be novelties.

Hey man, just wanted to let you know your signature banner for GMK Pastel links to a different keyset. GMK Purple Dragon?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: poolside on Thu, 13 February 2020, 17:04:57
Thanks for catching this Tyson. Purple Dragon did not make it to GB sadly.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Han on Wed, 19 February 2020, 10:47:23
Looks really cute! Might just get one.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: reccatyo on Sat, 22 February 2020, 10:39:04
Finally after all these time.  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: monkt on Sat, 22 February 2020, 15:06:49
Any chance we could have a separate latin only alphas kit, similar to how GMK Darling is doing this?:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104401.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104401.0)
https://m.imgur.com/OKUiZDJ (https://m.imgur.com/OKUiZDJ)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Sun, 23 February 2020, 07:02:05
Any chance we could have a separate latin only alphas kit, similar to how GMK Darling is doing this?:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104401.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104401.0)
https://m.imgur.com/OKUiZDJ (https://m.imgur.com/OKUiZDJ)

What do you think about all black kit having latin only alpha? this way you can mix and match or plan a trade with another person (or just sell the other after combining the one you desire)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Mackem on Sun, 23 February 2020, 07:03:21
That would be a good option. Honestly though, I'm just looking forward to this set and the Hangul legends haha.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Sun, 23 February 2020, 07:32:11
I made a poll about the black kit to wrap things up, please participate on it!

https://form.questionscout.com/5e4fb18bfd307dc4bb12804f


Also, updated the novelties with some backspace swags :cool:

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: digital_nothing on Sun, 23 February 2020, 10:15:30
Love the novelties, voted for mod only.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: tofulo on Wed, 26 February 2020, 13:10:52
Really like the all black set, but wish they came with a pink esc and return at least. The flipped alphas in the novelties is a nice touch.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Wed, 26 February 2020, 20:31:45
Really like the all black set, but wish they came with a pink esc and return at least. The flipped alphas in the novelties is a nice touch.

I'm thinking you can use the one on novelties as accent too, no?

The one I'm wondering right now is spacebar kit, pink spacebar kit hmm

Anyway, making some deskmat designs, thoughts?
I want to keep them clean and simple but still have a cohesive touch to the theme.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Mackem on Thu, 27 February 2020, 01:06:54
Oooh I love the first one!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: digital_nothing on Thu, 27 February 2020, 02:26:43
Both look great!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: yamaterailgun on Thu, 27 February 2020, 21:17:57
Love both, but would definitely prefer the first one!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: abrokencondom on Thu, 27 February 2020, 22:22:15
I think you've used the square one concept quite well, but any other interesting deskmat ideas in the works?
I'd suggest having half pink one side, and half black on the other.  The yin yang symbol could even be used [kinda incorporate it in the middle of black/pink split].  I'm heavily biased though since I kinda love the concept/balance of yin yang though (<3 gmk mizu koi deskmat). I mean it's even on the Korean flag too.
You could do a fun, text-based pattern repeating the phrase du-dddu-du one potentially if there's interest.
Obvious for copyright reasons you can't use the band's name/logo... but I'd love to see the phrase "In your area" in a rectangle box, in a similar style, just in the middle, or corner of the deskmat.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Thu, 27 February 2020, 23:24:40
I think you've used the square one concept quite well, but any other interesting deskmat ideas in the works?
I'd suggest having half pink one side, and half black on the other.  The yin yang symbol could even be used [kinda incorporate it in the middle of black/pink split].  I'm heavily biased though since I kinda love the concept/balance of yin yang though (<3 gmk mizu koi deskmat). I mean it's even on the Korean flag too.
You could do a fun, text-based pattern repeating the phrase du-dddu-du one potentially if there's interest.
Obvious for copyright reasons you can't use the band's name/logo... but I'd love to see the phrase "In your area" in a rectangle box, in a similar style, just in the middle, or corner of the deskmat.

Thank you so much for the ideas! They're all awesome! Definitely will try them all this weekend :thumb:
I will check with TK.C what is the deskmat MOQ on their vendor, if it's low enough I think we can do multiple designs.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: tofulo on Fri, 28 February 2020, 00:04:40
Really like the all black set, but wish they came with a pink esc and return at least. The flipped alphas in the novelties is a nice touch.

I'm thinking you can use the one on novelties as accent too, no?


True for the esc, but not really a fan of the words on the return key. The first mat looks cool, think it could use a little more something though.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: abrokencondom on Fri, 28 February 2020, 07:55:59
I think you've used the square one concept quite well, but any other interesting deskmat ideas in the works?
I'd suggest having half pink one side, and half black on the other.  The yin yang symbol could even be used [kinda incorporate it in the middle of black/pink split].  I'm heavily biased though since I kinda love the concept/balance of yin yang though (<3 gmk mizu koi deskmat). I mean it's even on the Korean flag too.
You could do a fun, text-based pattern repeating the phrase du-dddu-du one potentially if there's interest.
Obvious for copyright reasons you can't use the band's name/logo... but I'd love to see the phrase "In your area" in a rectangle box, in a similar style, just in the middle, or corner of the deskmat.

Thank you so much for the ideas! They're all awesome! Definitely will try them all this weekend :thumb:
I will check with TK.C what is the deskmat MOQ on their vendor, if it's low enough I think we can do multiple designs.

 :thumb: I'm excited to see what turns out. I really do feel the catchphrase 'in your area' should turn up somewhere.

An alternative to the yinyang split concept, is also just basically doing a text mirror variant along a diagonal (shameless source:
https://3dandroidwallpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Blackpink-Wallpaper-For-Android.jpg)

As others have mentioned, I like first mainly black Square One more. Conceptually, it also feels like "hey, I'm normally serious & dark, but actually secretly have a cute side underneath" haha. Although as it currently stands, they're just a tiny bit too plain for my personal preferences.

Excitingly, there's a planned comeback early this year. I can't wait to see what comes out.
Burn baby burn
Title: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: bowen on Fri, 28 February 2020, 07:59:31
I think you've used the square one concept quite well, but any other interesting deskmat ideas in the works?
I'd suggest having half pink one side, and half black on the other.  The yin yang symbol could even be used [kinda incorporate it in the middle of black/pink split].  I'm heavily biased though since I kinda love the concept/balance of yin yang though (<3 gmk mizu koi deskmat). I mean it's even on the Korean flag too.
You could do a fun, text-based pattern repeating the phrase du-dddu-du one potentially if there's interest.
Obvious for copyright reasons you can't use the band's name/logo... but I'd love to see the phrase "In your area" in a rectangle box, in a similar style, just in the middle, or corner of the deskmat.
Repeated DDU-DU DDU-DU is a sick idea!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: trn4mr on Fri, 28 February 2020, 12:49:08
Really like the all black set, but wish they came with a pink esc and return at least. The flipped alphas in the novelties is a nice touch.

I'm thinking you can use the one on novelties as accent too, no?

The one I'm wondering right now is spacebar kit, pink spacebar kit hmm

Anyway, making some deskmat designs, thoughts?
I want to keep them clean and simple but still have a cohesive touch to the theme.

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I'm personally a fan of the first one because I like the more minimalist design. Though if you are considering text-based options, I feel like "whistle like a missile" is also a pretty iconic line. Haha.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: digital_nothing on Sat, 29 February 2020, 01:46:07
How about black with bold pink "I'M FOXY" stretching across the entire mat? lol.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: abrokencondom on Mon, 02 March 2020, 04:18:45
Novelties are a must-cop for me with the reversed alphas, and the ddu-du's. I also really like the 'kill this' mods
I'm also impressed with your dedication to even get the band members faces onto the keys as well. Just wondering what it'd look like if it was pink lines on black instead?
I'm just trying to conceptualise my whole F row being taken up by the novelties in a cohesive way, in sets of 4.
(Although personally I'd probably prefer if it was just 12 keys going ddu-du , but 8 will du :p)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: Magas on Mon, 02 March 2020, 08:06:01
My girlfriend was feeling pretty frustrated at the rate of my keyboard fanaticism and saying how "I don't ever want a keyboard..." until I told her about this set. She seemed to instantly pull a Reddit switcheroo and was really interested so, whatever you got make it cause I'm probably gonna have to get it all for her  :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: nulltorious on Mon, 02 March 2020, 22:00:20
Will there be a black mods kit? (Or is there enough interest for black mods)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: jebbra on Tue, 03 March 2020, 09:11:28
Excitingly, there's a planned comeback early this year. I can't wait to see what comes out.
Burn baby burn

Ehhh there's a comeback issue this year?! Whoa why I didn't know this, this is exciting to hear! They really need an album very bad tbh tho.


My girlfriend was feeling pretty frustrated at the rate of my keyboard fanaticism and saying how "I don't ever want a keyboard..." until I told her about this set. She seemed to instantly pull a Reddit switcheroo and was really interested so, whatever you got make it cause I'm probably gonna have to get it all for her  :D

Haha that's the spirit! I gave my wife a keyboard and some sets too (DSA Hana & GMK Keyb&Co.) to calm her down :p
No joke because of this set she now ask for BTS version..


Will there be a black mods kit? (Or is there enough interest for black mods)

So far after a little over a week there are 57 respondents with the Alpha+Mod winning, so big chance there will be one!

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I'm in the middle of legalizing my company this week, so seems like there will be no update in the near future. But I will try to iterate all the suggestions for sure!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink (Black & Pink)
Post by: abrokencondom on Wed, 04 March 2020, 00:36:25
Haha that's the spirit! I gave my wife a keyboard and some sets too (DSA Hana & GMK Keyb&Co.) to calm her down :p
No joke because of this set she now ask for BTS version..

Hah I'm on a similar train. I'm going to have to get my partner a Sakura themed keyboard to placate her soon.
Not gonna lie, as soon as I saw this IC, I started thinking of a BTS and Twice version, but conceptually their logos/colours aren't that iconic or as such a visual statement. It's just sunset blue gradient or sunset pink gradient (which is still nice nevertheless).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: Vaudevi77ain on Sun, 15 March 2020, 23:47:22
Looking forward to picking this up. Any recommendations for 65% cases that match this shade of pink pretty well?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: jebbra on Sun, 22 March 2020, 11:39:44
Hello all,

Wanna drop some info regarding this IC

1. The Black Kit will be full kit per last vote

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2. I add Pink Spacebar Kit to accent the Black Kit / make the Base Kit Space Cadet style (image on bottom)
Please comment on this :)

3. With the GB time getting nearer, I will lock the kit on April 1st, so far this is the kit that will be offered:

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With the lock time in mind, this is the time if you guys and girls have any feedback about the kit, hopefully we can still adjust some of it
And yes I still working on the light stick novelties :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: abrokencondom on Sun, 22 March 2020, 20:55:48
I'm actually now finding I like the all black kit more and more.
Light stick novelty place holders are hilarious. I don't know how it would look like an icon, since one angle is a hammer, and the other, is a heart on a stick...
I'd prefer a more generic kpop reference like finger hearts, or just a simple heart tbh

Big rumours that Blackpink will feat on Lady Gaga's album coming out on 10th April
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: bowen on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:03:38
I'm actually now finding I like the all black kit more and more.
Light stick novelty place holders are hilarious. I don't know how it would look like an icon, since one angle is a hammer, and the other, is a heart on a stick...
I'd prefer a more generic kpop reference like finger hearts, or just a simple heart tbh

Big rumours that Blackpink will feat on Lady Gaga's album coming out on 10th April
I ****ing hope so, we’ve been starved of blink music
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: ryou965 on Mon, 23 March 2020, 03:45:05
The black kit is exactly what I want for my pink matrix 2.0
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: jebbra on Mon, 23 March 2020, 07:14:37
I'm actually now finding I like the all black kit more and more.
Light stick novelty place holders are hilarious. I don't know how it would look like an icon, since one angle is a hammer, and the other, is a heart on a stick...
I'd prefer a more generic kpop reference like finger hearts, or just a simple heart tbh

Big rumours that Blackpink will feat on Lady Gaga's album coming out on 10th April

the mini love sign will be cute.. hmm should I replace the yinyang one, is it even official? I only found them at their early poster which I don't really know if it's official or not
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: abrokencondom on Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:16:29
the mini love sign will be cute.. hmm should I replace the yinyang one, is it even official? I only found them at their early poster which I don't really know if it's official or not
I don't know if the yin yang is official. I also thought it was meant to be a circle too...  Maybe it's become an abandoned idea and they just use their name (like BTS) instead of what's their originally planned logo?
Just wondering if you've thought of using the phrase 'in your area' anywhere?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: konstantin on Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:35:33
3. With the GB time getting nearer, I will lock the kit on April 1st, so far this is the kit that will be offered:

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With the lock time in mind, this is the time if you guys and girls have any feedback about the kit, hopefully we can still adjust some of it
And yes I still working on the light stick novelties :p

May I suggest removing some of the less frequently used keys, such as:
Since this has a pretty sizeable base kit, these changes would help keep the price down.

On the other hand, I would like to see R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn added to the base kit (for 65%/75%), since I believe they are more commonly used than any of the aforementioned keys.

Also, the kit images in the OP are out of date; you might want to update them.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: jebbra on Mon, 23 March 2020, 10:49:29
the mini love sign will be cute.. hmm should I replace the yinyang one, is it even official? I only found them at their early poster which I don't really know if it's official or not
I don't know if the yin yang is official. I also thought it was meant to be a circle too...  Maybe it's become an abandoned idea and they just use their name (like BTS) instead of what's their originally planned logo?
Just wondering if you've thought of using the phrase 'in your area' anywhere?

It meant to be square, since on square it can be viewed as (small) b and (inverted) p

3. With the GB time getting nearer, I will lock the kit on April 1st, so far this is the kit that will be offered:

(Attachment Link)

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With the lock time in mind, this is the time if you guys and girls have any feedback about the kit, hopefully we can still adjust some of it
And yes I still working on the light stick novelties :p

May I suggest removing some of the less frequently used keys, such as:
  • the second 1u Ctrl;
  • all of the Any keys — they aren't really needed since you have the Black/Pink novelties, Alt and Fn;
  • R3 1.75u stepped Ctrl;
  • the four extra ISO-UK keys — R3 #~, R4 \| or (better yet) R3 \|, R4 <> are enough for baseline ISO support;
  • the 1u convex spacebar keys — I don't know where they would be used outside of 40% boards, which this set doesn't have support for.
Since this has a pretty sizeable base kit, these changes would help keep the price down.

On the other hand, I would like to see R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn added to the base kit (for 65%/75%), since I believe they are more commonly used than any of the aforementioned keys.

Also, the kit images in the OP are out of date; you might want to update them.

Gotcha! I'll look into this!
And thx for the reminder, first post is updated!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: Han on Tue, 24 March 2020, 21:30:10
Definitely getting a set. Now I'm just torn between which kit to get.. Felt like the kit with the black mods make it easier to match various gmk alphas. The pink mods however really brings the theme of this keyset out, blackpink!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: tofulo on Tue, 24 March 2020, 23:47:14
The black kit is def the way to go. Still not a huge fan of the novelties. Do we really need 2 sets of DDU / DU in both colors?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: Rainhannah on Wed, 25 March 2020, 00:47:15
Looking forward to the GB! Not too sure how I feel about the novelties but will probably still get it anyways. Would love it if the numpad is excluded tho. Too many useless keys lying around, considering majority uses 60/65/75/TKL.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: Poromancer on Sat, 28 March 2020, 17:23:27
Is it May yet? Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: jebbra on Sun, 29 March 2020, 23:58:28
As per konstantin feedback regarding some keys, and further looking at some latest GMK run
Here's some change happening:

Base Kit (and Black Kit)
1. Removing 1x R4 1u Ctrl (there's 2x of it previously)
2. Removing 'Any' key except the 1u black one because this one meant to replace the second B (and of course, can be 'any' key)
3. Removing R3 1.75u stepped Ctrl, from scourging ig and google image seems like nobody using this key
4. Making ISO compatibility keys more compact, leaving only ISO return, 1.25u Shift, R3 #~ and R4 \| (please advice about this further, if any)
5. Adding R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn (marked in blue square)
6. Removing dupe ~ and | keys in Black Kit (my fault, they appear in Base Kit as alt color so they have no business in Black Kit) (marked by cyan arrow)
7. Adding accent Return in Black Kit to compensate the total key numbers on each Kit (marked by cyan arrow)

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Space Kit
1. Adding 6u centered and 6u off-centered

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We still have some time before locking the kits, so keep 'em coming guys!
Also, stay safe for everyone in these times :-X

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: konstantin on Wed, 01 April 2020, 08:19:51
Looking good!

4. Making ISO compatibility keys more compact, leaving only ISO return, 1.25u Shift, R3 #~ and R4 \| (please advice about this further, if any)
I would recommend R3 \|₩ and R4 <> instead (like in this pic (http://www2.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/dept/docs/manuals/unix/DEC_4.0e_Docs/HTML/SUPPDOCS/KOREADOC/KOREA8.GIF)). The reason being that it's more neutral, and it keeps ₩ closer to its original position by the Enter key on Korean keyboards.

7. Adding accent Return in Black Kit to compensate the total key numbers on each Kit (marked by cyan arrow)
Would you consider adding an accent Esc key as well? I think Esc is accented more often than Enter, but it would be cool to have both :)


I have one more, slightly more radical suggestion for your consideration: how about changing the pink 2.75c, 2.25c, 2c, 1.25c, 1c keys in the spacebar kit to black, and removing those keys from the base kits? I think this will help reduce the price of the base kits (which are already large) noticeably. Most sets these days don't run accent spacebars other than 6.25u and 7u, and I think people are cool with that. Of course, it all depends on what your vision for the set is; accented space keys might be a big part of that for all I know, in which case you should keep them :) But if not, cutting down on the number of keys as suggested will likely help the set sell better.
As for offering space keys in the base kit, I don't think it's necessary. Spacebar kits are always among the more popular child kits in every GB and usually have no trouble meeting MOQ.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: jebbra on Wed, 01 April 2020, 11:34:09
I'll go with you for the ISO keys, as I don't know about it first hand lol.
Adding 1 more keys will make the black kit have more keys, I don't know how the pricing will be reflected regarding this, I can't promise about this.

The reason for the split space keys included in the base key is because I see there's quite much Alice clones popped out in the last year (and of course the standard 60s with split space compat before that) while in the same time the keyboard using 6u is declining, so I intend to replace the usual 4 spacebar configuration in base kit into 2 spacebar and some spacekeys. And thus the reason for the Space Kit exist is pure cosmetic except the 6u (I feel bad somehow to not support it at all lol) the current Space Kit can be removed entirely in my opinion as it is my last minute idea, not my initial.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: konstantin on Wed, 01 April 2020, 13:27:54
Adding 1 more keys will make the black kit have more keys, I don't know how the pricing will be reflected regarding this, I can't promise about this.
I think the black kit may end up having a slightly different price anyway due to the different composition (2×1u vs 1×2.25u).

The reason for the split space keys included in the base key is because I see there's quite much Alice clones popped out in the last year (and of course the standard 60s with split space compat before that) while in the same time the keyboard using 6u is declining, so I intend to replace the usual 4 spacebar configuration in base kit into 2 spacebar and some spacekeys. And thus the reason for the Space Kit exist is pure cosmetic except the 6u (I feel bad somehow to not support it at all lol) the current Space Kit can be removed entirely in my opinion as it is my last minute idea, not my initial.
It's nice to have the space kit for the accent 6.25u and 7u, as well as the 6u's, in my opinion.


Another approach to reducing the price of the base kit would be to keep the space keys but split out the numpad. This could perhaps work even better than the previous suggestion, seeing as space keys are arguably more popular than numpads nowadays. Looking at recent sets that had both spacebars and numpads as separate kits, the spacebar kits always sold more. Therefore I think it would make sense to merge spacebars with base and split out the numpad.
In this case that would mean moving the accent 6.25u, 7u spacebars and one 6u (centered is enough) to the base kit; and moving the numpad, split Num+, split Num0 and R1 End, PgDn to a numpad kit.

Something to think about :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: Holicalis on Wed, 01 April 2020, 14:19:31
I really hope there's enough interest to hit MOQ. I need this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: Mackem on Wed, 01 April 2020, 15:09:58
As long as there's support for UK ISO, I'm in (R3 #~ and R4 \|)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: productkun on Wed, 01 April 2020, 19:10:02
No EU proxy?..
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: jebbra on Thu, 02 April 2020, 05:42:33
Another approach to reducing the price of the base kit would be to keep the space keys but split out the numpad. This could perhaps work even better than the previous suggestion, seeing as space keys are arguably more popular than numpads nowadays. Looking at recent sets that had both spacebars and numpads as separate kits, the spacebar kits always sold more. Therefore I think it would make sense to merge spacebars with base and split out the numpad.
In this case that would mean moving the accent 6.25u, 7u spacebars and one 6u (centered is enough) to the base kit; and moving the numpad, split Num+, split Num0 and R1 End, PgDn to a numpad kit.

Something to think about :)

I won't break the base kit again, I'm not into breaking kits too much like current trends, when I bought modern dolch light I ended up splurging more compared to old kits :-[
And I think the group buy spirit is to help the lower wanted keys too.

I really hope there's enough interest to hit MOQ. I need this

Let's make it come true together :thumb:

As long as there's support for UK ISO, I'm in (R3 #~ and R4 \|)
I change it to R3 \| and R4 ><

No EU proxy?..
There will be one, don't worry, TK.C always have EU proxy
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blink - GroupBuy Started on May at TK.C! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA~
Post by: jebbra on Thu, 02 April 2020, 06:10:34
Ok so this is the final kit, if there are any critical/urgent things that makes them need to be adjusted, I will do it.
But for now, this is it:

Base Kit:
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Black Kit:
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Fans Kit:
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Space Kit:
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Let's make it happen :thumb: