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[IC] GMK Fro.Yo: 2-Week Group Buy UPDATE!
« on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 14:14:55 »



     
Attention, All You Beautiful People, Spring of 2020 is Quickly Approaching!

- The time of HOT, HUMID, and VIBRANT Sunny days.  And with that heavy heat, comes the foods that never taste as sweet as they do in these coming months. 

- Second, only to the blessing that is watermelon, is the sweet, frosty, and creamy delight known as [Generic Brand] Frozen Yogurt.  The soft, subtle, and satisfying frozen dairy treat.


     Can you feel the rush of cool air as you enter the shop?

     Can you taste the bright, sweet and tangy toppings?

     Can you feel the wallet-shearing-pain of heading to the cashier to weigh your 4.8kg Cup of Perfection that you spent 36 minutes carefully piling as many crushed Kit-Kats onto as possible?

     It's enough to make your sweet tooth tingle right now...




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Link To New Group Buy IC Form

Details of Fro.Yo:

Who Will Be Manufacturing Fro.Yo?

GMK - electronic design gmbh

• High-Quality, Thick, Double Shot ABS Keycaps

Group Buy Dates:

• GROUP BUY STARTS: August 10th, 2019
• GROUP BUY ENDS: September 9th, 2019

**Expected Ship Date of Late-January 2020
**Accounting Some Room For Color Matching so it may be sooner if we get lucky in that process.

Vendors:

• US: Kingly-Keys.xyz

• EU: CandyKeys.com

• Asia: Zfrontier.com

MOQ Numbers:

• Shoppe Kit (Base) MOQ - 250

• Juniors Kit (40's) MOQ - 150

• Cashiers Kit (NumPad) MOQ - 100

• Sprinkles Kit (Spacebars & Int.) MOQ - 100

Kit Pricing:

• Shoppe Kit (Base) - $135.00 USD

• Juniors Kit (40’s) - $115.00 USD

• Cashier Kit (NumPad) - $42.00 USD

• Sprinkles Kit (Spacebars & Int.) - $36.00 USD




Colors of Fro.Yo:

• Big Focus Render of Fro.Yo Colors-



• [PANTONE Color Samples]


*Spacebar (L9)

-   2345 C
-   312 C
-   3395 C
-   2088 C

• [GMK Stock Colors:]


-   L9
-   2B
-   N6


I’m very happy overall as I was slightly worried about the green (3395) being a bit too “washed out” against the base L9 color. Looks to be a lot more contrasted in person :)



Link To New Group Buy IC Form

Renders:
*Note: Please remember that renders are to help us all get a better sense of the sets real-world look. And just like in real life, differences in light, environment, angles, and temperatures all play into how a set actually is perceived (Whether through a lens or through our own eyes). Please take all renders with that open perception. Further clarification will come if samples are obtainable and more diversity in renders is presented. :)

Stunningly Creamy Renders

KBDFans Tofu (Yellow Powder Coat) - Render By Abec13









RAMA M60-A (HAZE) - Render By Janglad








Satisfaction 75 - Render by Abec13














TMO-50 (Retro Refrigerator) - Render by Abec13











Outdated (Standard Text Modifier) Renders

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Polycarbonate 45-ATS - Render and Concept by Abec13


(Standard-Text Modifiers)OUTDATED LEGENDS

*Does not confirm the probability of PC option availability lol












CA66 - Render by Oblotzky


(Standard-Text Modifiers)OUTDATED LEGENDS








NovelKeys x Kingly-Keys GMK Fro.Yo Deskpad!:

***(Currently Awaiting Samples from NovelKeys For Color Testing)






FINAL Kits!:
*Edit 7/23 - FINAL KITS added: GB Ready to Launch -


Shoppe Kit - (Base)

$135.00 USD

Juniors Kit - (Stand-Alone 40's Kit)

$115.00 USD

Cashier Kit - (NumPad)

$42.00 USD

Sprinkles Kit- (International Compatibility and Blanks/Space bars)

$36.00 USD



Link To New Group Buy IC Form



Latest Ongoing News:

News For 7/11/19:


Everything is ready to go!
Ill be announcing the GB dates and Prices later on this week so keep an eye out!

Excited to Reveal some exciting additional things and especially excited to see what everyone thinks of these prices :)




Basically All That’s Left in the Timeline is to Coordinate and Finalized Details with GMK then Discus with Proxies to schedule a set, organized Timeframe for the GB!

Maybe some extra “Toppings” on the side (Eyy), but that is a discussion for another time ;)

**A big thank you to everything for the interest, and comments on this set. You guys have helped me so much along the way and I hope everyone is as excited for this set as I am!**

And This is where we are currently at in July!

Things To Do:


- *New*:

- Wait for 2nd Round of Final GMK Renders and Pricing Quote
- Coordinate and Finalized Details with GMK
- Discuss with CandyKeys to schedule a set, organized Time frame for the GB
- Other

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OUTDATED

*Edit 5/30 - add 1.25u Space bars
*Edit 6/5 - Add 1u Blanks and Adjust for Convex/Normal Keys for Cost
*Edit 7/11 - Large scale kit rework with many keys being moved around and altered for compatibility: Notably, Movement of ISO to separate Kit with Space bars. Added Convex keys were it was seemed fit.

*Edit 6/5 - Removed 2u "Add", added additional 2u space bar, set to only 1 pair of convex 1u space bars, changed "More" Legend Color to PANTONE 2345C
*Edit 7/11 - Large scale kit rework with many keys being moved around and altered for compatibility

*Edit 5/30 - Integrated Basic ISO Support; Add additional 2.25u "Shift" key for better compatibility.
*Edit Late 5/30 - Adjusted ISO Compatibility: Thanks TopClack for the Feedback <3
*Edit 6/5 - Added 2u "Add" for Minila/Exotic Compatibility, Changed Row 4:1u "Deluxe" keys to "Size" and R3:1u "Size" to R4:1u "Mmm" key, Moved R4:1u "Sub" Key to R3
*Edit 7/11 - Large scale kit rework with many keys being moved around and altered for compatibility
*Edit 7/23 - FINAL KITS added:

Here's Another Link To The Interest Check Form: -Google IC Form No Longer Accepting Responses :) Thank you to everyone who helped with the project! Not much more to do now other than final Details and Pricing! :D
***
Okay, so I know that ePBT was an extremely popular request when I initially launched the IC for GMK Fro.Yo.

After contacting KBDFans for inquiry on the possibility of ePBT manufacturing Fro.Yo, things looked like they could go that direction!

I received MOQ # from Wei and we discussed the colors and Set Arrangements. But the main thing that kept us from going ePBT was there lack of Molds for the 40’s Kit I have.

Extended 2048 had the similar issue of not being able to manufacture the initial 40’s Kit Biip had arranged simply because of there lack of tooling to do so.

Specifically, they do not have molds for Row 3: 1.25u And 1.5u Keys. 

Some may say this is a small detail but as an avid 40’s user, I didn’t want to do this Kit Halfway.

I asked Wei what kind of order quantities we would have to have to fund those 2 new key molds for ePBT, in hopes that it could at least be a structured possibility. 

But after that inquiry Wei has gone silent on me and I don’t think they are interested in manufacturing the set any longer.

That’s just the way it goes sometimes.

Maybe one day my friends!
- Integrate ISO/UK Kit - Done
- Awaiting PANTONE Color Chip Samples for evaluation and finalization Done
- Find A Vendor Done
     • NovelKeys Is pretty booked up for the near foreseeable future, I may just end up running the GB through my own site - King-Keys.xyz.
     • If we go the route of ePBT, then of course KBDFans.cn will be our Vendor.
     • *More concrete details coming soon*
- Listen to community
- More Details on Pricing Estimates
- MORE RENDERS[/size]


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Change Log:
•Edit: 5/26/19 - Title Change for “(ePBT?)”+Todo:Contact Wei;Integrate ISO
•Edit: 5/27/19 - Tile Change “(40% RENDERS+RAMA Artisan?)”+ “45-ATS” Render Additions + Google Form Questionnaire Additions for opinions on  “GMK vs ePBT”, “ISO?” And “Spacebar Kit?” +RAMA Artisan Mock-Up+Misc. Format Changes (Colors/Fonts/Sizes)
•Edit: 5/28/19 - Added additional mockup render for RAMA Artisan possiblity+Canged Base kit for adding additional 2.25 "add" key+Moved odd spacebars out of based and constructed/added spacebar kit
•Edit: 5/30/19 - Integrated ISO Support into Base; added 1.25u spacebars to Spacebar kit
•Edit: 5/31/19 - Added Deskpad Mockups and more Misc Formatting 
•Edit: 6/2/19 - Added CA66 & Satifaction 75 Renders
•Edit: 6/5/19 - Added PANTONE Color Samples & Comparisons, changed title to highlight these.
•Edit: Mid 6/5/19 -Noted FINAL Kit Changes; Changed Title to Highlight this
•Edit: 7/11 - Total Kit rework.  Addition of new deskpad submissions
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Offline OtherAndrew

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 14:15:41 »
i am lactose intolerant

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 14:19:02 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 14:19:25 »
GMK Birthday Cake
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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 14:28:03 »
Cake with sprinkles vibe - I like it.

Also GMK seem to be better color matching with RAL, so maybe give those a look at?

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 14:30:20 »
i love it, praying this hits gb!

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 14:32:08 »
Cake with sprinkles vibe - I like it.

Also GMK seem to be better color matching with RAL, so maybe give those a look at?

I have heard that mentioned a few times recently. Yeah, let me look into that and possibly see about some swatch samples.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 14:35:36 »
UK ISO and this would be perfect!
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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 15:26:20 »
allin

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 16:20:34 »
Love it. Colored mods get me every time.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 18:16:23 »
Clean. I love the Mods so much.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 18:48:56 »
I love this, but I don't love ABS nor the price that comes with GMK...so hopefully we find out more about that soon!

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 19:14:27 »
I love this, but I don't love ABS nor the price that comes with GMK...so hopefully we find out more about that soon!


More about what? GMK's pricing and ABS caps are given facts.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 22:07:35 »
Mmm froyo

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 00:12:16 »
Wish I could just get the mods tbh haha
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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 01:04:13 »
I love this, but I don't love ABS nor the price that comes with GMK...so hopefully we find out more about that soon!


More about what? GMK's pricing and ABS caps are given facts.

It states they are still working on pricing. I can hope it’s reasonable, as these are smaller sets.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 01:11:13 »
oh its the royal... im in

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 01:46:20 »
This should work as ePBT.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 03:01:22 »
I really like this colorway. If ePBT is an option that would definitely be something to look in to imo, but would probably still buy as GMK too. 

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 09:47:57 »
Instead of using cash register legends, why not use ice cream names, e.g. Vanilla, Pistachio, etc?

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 11:46:21 »
Instead of using cash register legends, why not use ice cream names, e.g. Vanilla, Pistachio, etc?

I Picked the Legends mostly because they were similarly related to what the standard legends are.  At least in my mind.

Total relates to Enter

Double relates to Big which relates to Capital Letters

Extra relates to extra line/Space which relates to Tab.

But Based on the form responses so far, it seems like most would just prefer the stock legends of GMK.  If we go with Stock legends, It Would most likely lower the cost. That might be the better choice honestly since I’m not sure what, if any, other themes would be able to use these legends and make it worthwhile Tooling cost.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 11:53:18 »
Instead of using cash register legends, why not use ice cream names, e.g. Vanilla, Pistachio, etc?

I Picked the Legends mostly because they were similarly related to what the standard legends are.  At least in my mind.

Total relates to Enter

Double relates to Big which relates to Capital Letters

Extra relates to extra line/Space which relates to Tab.

But Based on the form responses so far, it seems like most would just prefer the stock legends of GMK.  If we go with Stock legends, It Would most likely lower the cost. That might be the better choice honestly since I’m not sure what, if any, other themes would be able to use these legends and make it worthwhile Tooling cost.


+1 for stock legends.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 13:05:29 »
+1 for stock legends and epbt

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 13:23:07 »
I dig the set. Would also prefer stock legends.


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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 13:32:29 »
I really like the set and the mods as they are right now. Even if legends are changed to stock, I hope the current Froyo themed mods remain as an option somewhere.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 14:03:13 »
Maybe this is weird but I'd be curious about a monochrome (plain tart?) version of the set without the colored mods.
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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 14:36:43 »
Maybe this is weird but I'd be curious about a monochrome (plain tart?) version of the set without the colored mods.

Love the name lol

Problem is, people would just call this another Pristine, Minimal, Extended 2048 set.  And offering too many variants just turns into a mad house of community decisiveness and opinions.

Take a look at the 30 page Forum for Oblivion V2 to see what I mean :p

Taking note of this though. You never know!


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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 15:14:49 »
Maybe this is weird but I'd be curious about a monochrome (plain tart?) version of the set without the colored mods.

Love the name lol

Problem is, people would just call this another Pristine, Minimal, Extended 2048 set.  And offering too many variants just turns into a mad house of community decisiveness and opinions.

Take a look at the 30 page Forum for Oblivion V2 to see what I mean :p

Taking note of this though. You never know!

Yes, even though it's not white, I don't think we need another wob set, I also really prefer having those 3 essential kits rather than a billion different kits for those ortho split backspace 6u spacebar ergo left numpad people. And beside, I just think that the colored mods give the flavor to the set, get that ice cream on the beach on a sunny summer day vibe. But you do you, I'm just not personally interested :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 16:24:35 »
If you go ePBT, it should be cheaper to make both fun legends and boring legends.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 17:01:56 »
oooo thats a real clean keyset

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 05:15:32 »
PBT + international kit lets go
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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 05:16:15 »
PBT + international kit lets go
+1

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 06:54:50 »
Won't plz

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 08:36:35 »
+1 for pbt

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 10:14:57 »
It's a great kit and color set !

Please add a 2.25 extra shift in the base kit for keyboards like Leopold Fc660m/c , clueboard etc.

Thanks !

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (100% Dairy Free)
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 10:15:55 »
If you go ePBT, it should be cheaper to make both fun legends and boring legends.

+1 for EPBT, would accentuate the "soft" aspect here (and also keep cost down).
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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 10:37:14 »
It's a great kit and color set !

Please add a 2.25 extra shift in the base kit for keyboards like Leopold Fc660m/c , clueboard etc.

Thanks !

I’m Surprised No one has mentioned that missing key yet.  That is absolutely noted.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 10:49:00 »
+1 for ePBT

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 13:35:51 »
If it becomes epbt I'm wayyyy more likely to get it

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 20:10:23 »
Love the design, especially the color scheme.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 20:13:04 »
ePBT +1 also

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 20:53:47 »
Another +1 for ePBT  :thumb:

 

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 20:57:08 »
+1 for ePBT

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 21:34:05 »
I emailed Wei Last Night in regards to Discussing the probability of this set being ran with/by ePBT.


I’ll keep you guys posted!  I’m all in for ePBT if it is something they could/would do.

**Note: The 40’s set may have some conflict if we go this route. The R2 1.75u And R3 1.25u Keys are keys that ePBT does not currently have Molds for as far as I know.

Extended 2048 had the same issue arise.

I’m a 40% user myself so this may turn out to be slightly disappointing.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 21:53:11 »
I emailed Wei Last Night in regards to Discussing the probability of this set being ran with/by ePBT.


I’ll keep you guys posted!  I’m all in for ePBT if it is something they could/would do.

**Note: The 40’s set may have some conflict if we go this route. The R2 1.75u And R3 1.25u Keys are keys that ePBT does not currently have Molds for as far as I know.

Extended 2048 had the same issue arise.

I’m a 40% user myself so this may turn out to be slightly disappointing.

I forgot about that; it does make things tricky. I assume you (and the community) aren't willing to stomach the quality decrease of switching to something like Winmix for 40% compatibility? They seem to be a mixed bag overall, but The Key Company certainly seems to have faith in them.

I'd also gladly take this colorway in MDA or KAT profiles, but it seems like both of those are going to be unobtainable for the near future.
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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 02:44:38 »
I am a very happy owner of ePBT's 9009 kit, and I would love this own this keycap set should EnjoyPBT manufacture it.

I'll defer to you with the navigation of said R2-1.75u & R3-1.25u keys; good luck with your endeavors.

Look forward to hearing about further news!

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 03:14:34 »
I also vote for ePBT!  So I can dig my sweaty fingers in these creamy things no prob.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (ePBT?)
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 03:59:07 »
I emailed Wei Last Night in regards to Discussing the probability of this set being ran with/by ePBT.


I’ll keep you guys posted!  I’m all in for ePBT if it is something they could/would do.

**Note: The 40’s set may have some conflict if we go this route. The R2 1.75u And R3 1.25u Keys are keys that ePBT does not currently have Molds for as far as I know.

Extended 2048 had the same issue arise.

I’m a 40% user myself so this may turn out to be slightly disappointing.
This could definitely be done in PBT but yes, epbt don't have good 40s support.
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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (NEW 40% RENDERS!)
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 08:23:52 »
I emailed Wei Last Night in regards to Discussing the probability of this set being ran with/by ePBT.


I’ll keep you guys posted!  I’m all in for ePBT if it is something they could/would do.

**Note: The 40’s set may have some conflict if we go this route. The R2 1.75u And R3 1.25u Keys are keys that ePBT does not currently have Molds for as far as I know.

Extended 2048 had the same issue arise.

I’m a 40% user myself so this may turn out to be slightly disappointing.

I forgot about that; it does make things tricky. I assume you (and the community) aren't willing to stomach the quality decrease of switching to something like Winmix for 40% compatibility? They seem to be a mixed bag overall, but The Key Company certainly seems to have faith in them.

I'd also gladly take this colorway in MDA or KAT profiles, but it seems like both of those are going to be unobtainable for the near future.

Their new kits that were laid out for The Candybar GB might give us some hope in terms of vibrant color replication. And more and more manufacturing experience leads to a higher quality product in most cases. At least for the factories that actually care about those things lol

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (40% RENDERS+RAMA Artisan?)
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 16:27:14 »
Have a lot of the recent RAMA Artisans lived up to everyone’s expectations?


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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (40% RENDERS+RAMA Artisan?)
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 28 May 2019, 16:13:04 »
Or Something Like This?

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (40% RENDERS+RAMA Artisan?)
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 30 May 2019, 23:42:38 »
Or Something Like This?
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Update is coming soon?

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Deskpad Mock-Ups)
« Reply #52 on: Fri, 31 May 2019, 18:16:45 »
Or Something Like This?
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Update is coming soon?

Waiting on Wei to see if we have a solid spot on ePBT!  Chances seem good with his initial email response.

And I emailed him again to clarify some things on colors and on the possible issues that Extended 2048 had on the Nomad Kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Deskpad Mock-Ups)
« Reply #53 on: Fri, 31 May 2019, 18:17:14 »
-Also...

Someone in the [IC] Google form asked about Desk Pads...

Cream & Sprinkles-


Cherry On Top-

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Deskpad Mock-Ups)
« Reply #54 on: Fri, 31 May 2019, 18:21:17 »
Deskpads look great!

Hopefully Kbdfans/wei respond soon. Really want this set in ebpt :')

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (So Many Renders)
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 02 June 2019, 13:05:41 »
Deskpads look great!

Hopefully Kbdfans/wei respond soon. Really want this set in ebpt :')

There is still some clarification needed but

 Wei is indeed on board with the set.

ePBT tooling molds for the 40’s Kit is pretty limited though and it’s being discussed if it would be realistic to try and fund the molds for the other few R3 Keys needed.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (So Many Renders)
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 02 June 2019, 16:21:06 »
Deskpads look great!

Hopefully Kbdfans/wei respond soon. Really want this set in ebpt :')

There is still some clarification needed but

 Wei is indeed on board with the set.

ePBT tooling molds for the 40’s Kit is pretty limited though and it’s being discussed if it would be realistic to try and fund the molds for the other few R3 Keys needed.

I need another L9 epbt set like I need a whole in the head (9009 and 2048 already) but I am in like flynn on this set if it gets epbt production. I love supporting designers who are willing to jump off gmk (looking at you peaches and cream).

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (So Many Renders)
« Reply #57 on: Sun, 02 June 2019, 16:47:51 »
I love ePBT sets and I'm very happy that this set is looking like it might go that way. I think it will look fantastic.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (So Many Renders)
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 04 June 2019, 10:32:55 »
I love ePBT sets and I'm very happy that this set is looking like it might go that way. I think it will look fantastic.

It definitely is still possible! Just waiting for Wei/ePBT/Gateron to respond to quote requests for New molds.

GMK has gotten back to me though on the project and has informed me that they have started evaluating the kits, keys, and colors for quotes on production.

Nothing will be set in stone regarding ePBT/GMK without notification within this project forum and listening to all thoughts related following the announcement.

:)

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (So Many Renders)
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 04 June 2019, 12:36:23 »
Marketed as a summer set. But it probably wont be in people's hands til winter  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (So Many Renders)
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 04 June 2019, 13:02:58 »
Marketed as a summer set. But it probably wont be in people's hands til winter  ;D

I’m definitely not picky about what time of year I eat Fro.Yo lol

It’s still a “Summer-Time Treat” themed set :)

I Don’t have a set time line yet, but if we go through GMK in the next couple months then the ETA won’t be until sometime early next year anyway. Maybe March or so.

It’s All too undecided to tell at this point, but hopefully we will get more concrete information soon. :thumb:




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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (So Many Renders)
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 04 June 2019, 13:13:42 »
this is adorable

please make it happen
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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (PANTONE Samples Arrived!)
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 05 June 2019, 08:51:18 »
this is adorable

please make it happen

Thank you <3

And I’m trying! :D Everything has been moving forward at a good pace so far. Just a ping-pong waiting match with all the emails and such lol

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (PANTONE Samples Arrived!)
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 05 June 2019, 09:02:03 »
In regards to PANTONE Samples:

Small Note for those who were wondering about RAL -

I did look into RAL Colors and Samples to use since I’ve seen GMK tends to match these quicker and “better”, but RAL didn’t/doesn’t have the chips that satisfy my desired look and color-way.

Which is for sure a shame but I’ll keep an eye on them in the  near future. I’m not sure how often they update their color palettes.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Final Kit Arrangements for GMK Quote)
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 11:59:04 »
Just saw the IC thread on Reddit.
So this is now a GMK set and no longer EnjoyPBT?
Welp... What a shame.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Final Kit Arrangements for GMK Quote)
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 12:59:25 »
Just saw the IC thread on Reddit.
So this is now a GMK set and no longer EnjoyPBT?
Welp... What a shame.

I know! It was a tough decision but The 40’s Kit Just couldn’t be possible with the Molds ePBT currently offers.

Some may say that’s ignorant but I use 40% almost exclusively, which many also say is ignorant lol

Maybe one day!

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 14:15:54 »
Worried a tiny bit when you said it’s going to be more expensive than similar kits but basically you have my vote. Wanted a unique light coloured set and this one satisfies my thirst.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 14:17:34 »
Very nice, I'll keep watching this one :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #68 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 15:30:27 »
Worried a tiny bit when you said it’s going to be more expensive than similar kits but basically you have my vote. Wanted a unique light coloured set and this one satisfies my thirst.

Im excited (and terrified) to see these initial Kit Price Quotes from GMK.

Since most of the Novelty Legends are in the base, we would be splitting the cost of that tooling across a larger base of orders!

When I hear back, I'll see what the community and myself think based on that quote.

  If it is too high, we may just go with stock legends.  But I hope we get to keep the ones I have now :)



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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 22:17:25 »
Worried a tiny bit when you said it’s going to be more expensive than similar kits but basically you have my vote. Wanted a unique light coloured set and this one satisfies my thirst.

Im excited (and terrified) to see these initial Kit Price Quotes from GMK.

Since most of the Novelty Legends are in the base, we would be splitting the cost of that tooling across a larger base of orders!

When I hear back, I'll see what the community and myself think based on that quote.

  If it is too high, we may just go with stock legends.  But I hope we get to keep the ones I have now :)

If the GMK quote is too high would you consider going back to dye sub? It would be a shame to lose this amazing novelties. I understand the desire for 40% compatibility but the novelties are partly what makes this set for me.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 22:19:49 »
Also, ePBT slate had a 40s kit. Is it too limited? I’m not that knowledgeable on what makes a good 40s kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #71 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 22:39:27 »
Also, ePBT slate had a 40s kit. Is it too limited? I’m not that knowledgeable on what makes a good 40s kit.

ePBT’s “40’s” Kits are usually just Ortho Modifiers. Extended 2048 added the 1.75u “Backspace” and both the 1.5u “Tab” and 1.5u “Enter” Keys. But they already had molds for them.

If the quote does end up being too high (subjectivity) then we may consider going back to ePBT, but this also depends on a few other things.

I’ll give everyone the chance for more thoughts and opinions as we get more details in the next few weeks.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 13 June 2019, 12:17:09 »
Sad to see this go away from ePBT was pretty pumped for that. I'll wait and see what GMK pricing is, but with all the new molds I expect it to be kind of high.

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 13 June 2019, 12:36:25 »


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     Can you feel the rush of cool air as you enter the shop?

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     It's enough to make your sweet tooth tingle right now...




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Click HERE to Visit The Interest Check Form: Let Me Know Your Thoughts!

This set is still pretty early in its life but I really like the idea, the colors may need some adjustment but overall It really satisfies things I've looked for in other sets.

Legends would be custom in their current form.  They are all centered around the event of going to the Frozen Yogurt Shop.  Some might be a little too "try hard" but hopefully, you guys get a general idea :)


Details of Fro.Yo:

Who Will Be Manufacturing Fro.Yo?

GMK - electronic design gmbh

• High-Quality, Thick, Double Shot ABS Keycaps

Dates:

• (Expected Dates still TBD But Estimates are GB to start 1-2 months) (July or August)

Vendors:

• US: Kingly-Keys.xyz

• EU: CandyKeys.com

• Other: TBD

*Numbers:

• Base Kit MOQ -    250

• All Child Kits MOQ -    100

*Price:

• TBD (Mid-Late July for GMK Quote)




Colors of Fro.Yo:

• [PANTONE Color Samples]

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*Spacebar (L9)

-   2345 C
-   312 C
-   3395 C
-   2088 C

• [GMK Stock Colors:]

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-   L9
-   2B
-   N6


I’m very happy overall as I was slightly worried about the green (3395) being a bit too “washed out” against the base L9 color. Looks to be a lot more contrasted in person :)



Renders:
*Note: Please remember that renders are to help us all get a better sense of the sets real-world look. And just like in real life, differences in light, environment, angles, and temperatures all play into how a set actually is perceived (Whether through a lens or through our own eyes). Please take all renders with that open perception. Further clarification will come if samples are obtainable and more diversity in renders is presented. :)

Stunningly Creamy Renders

RAMA M60-A (HAZE) - Render By Janglad
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Polycarbonate 45-ATS - Render and Concept by Abec13

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*Does not confirm the probability of PC option availability lol

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Satisfaction 75 - Render by Abec13

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CA66 - Render by Oblotzky

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RAMA Artisan Mock-Ups:
*Would Anyone Even Want Something Like this?

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Or Something Like This?

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Deskpad Ideas:

Cream & Sprinkles-
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Cherry On Top-
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No Nonsense Vanilla-
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Super Quick Deskpad IC - Google Form Link


FINAL Proposed Kits:
Edit 6/5/19: Final Kit Arrangements Before Submission

Shoppe Kit - (Base)
*Edit 5/30 - Intigrated Basic ISO Support; Add additional 2.25u "Shift" key for better compatability.
*Edit Late 5/30 - Adjusted ISO Compatability: Thanks TopClack for the Feedback <3
*Edit 6/5 - Added 2u "Add" for Minila/Exotic Compatability, Changed Row 4:1u "Deluxe" keys to "Size" and R3:1u "Size" to R4:1u "Mmm" key, Moved R4:1u "Sub" Key to R3

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Junior Kit - (40's and Split)
*Edit 6/5 - Removed 2u "Add", added additional 2u spacebar, set to only 1 pair of convex 1u spacebars, changed "More" Legend Color to PANTONE 2345C

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Cashier Kit - (Numpad)

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Snack Bar Kit - (Spacebars & Blanks)
*Edit 5/30 - add 1.25u Spacebars
*Edit 6/5 - Add 1u Blanks and Adjust for Convex/Normal Keys for Cost

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Other News:

Okay, so I know that ePBT was an extremely popular request when I initially launched the IC for GMK Fro.Yo.

After contacting KBDFans for inquiry on the possibility of ePBT manufacturing Fro.Yo, things looked like they could go that direction!

I received MOQ # from Wei and we discussed the colors and Set Arrangements. But the main thing that kept us from going ePBT was there lack of Molds for the 40’s Kit I have.

Extended 2048 had the similar issue of not being able to manufacture the initial 40’s Kit Biip had arranged simply because of there lack of tooling to do so.

Specifically, they do not have molds for Row 3: 1.25u And 1.5u Keys. 

Some may say this is a small detail but as an avid 40’s user, I didn’t want to do this Kit Halfway.

I asked Wei what kind of order quantities we would have to have to fund those 2 new key molds for ePBT, in hopes that it could at least be a structured possibility. 

But after that inquiry Wei has gone silent on me and I don’t think they are interested in manufacturing the set any longer.

That’s just the way it goes sometimes.

Maybe one day my friends!



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Basically All That’s Left in the Timeline is to Coordinate and Finalized Details with GMK then Discus with Proxies to schedule a set, organized Timeframe for the GB!

Maybe some extra “Toppings” on the side (Eyy), but that is a discussion for another time ;)

**A big thank you to everything for the interest, and comments on this set. You guys have helped me so much along the way and I hope everyone is as excited for this set as I am!**

And This is where we are currently at!

Here's Another Link To The Interest Check Form: I need to know if this is something you guys would want on your boards! :)

Things To Do:


- *New*:

- Wait for final GMK Renders and Pricing Quote
- Coordinate and Finalized Details with GMK
- Discuss with Proxies to schedule a set, organized Timeframe for the GB
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OUTDATED
- Integrate ISO/UK Kit - Done
- Awaiting PANTONE Color Chip Samples for evaluation and finalization Done
- Find A Vendor Done
     • NovelKeys Is pretty booked up for the near foreseeable future, I may just end up running the GB through my own site - King-Keys.xyz.
     • If we go the route of ePBT, then of course KBDFans.cn will be our Vendor.
     • *More concrete details coming soon*
- Listen to community
- More Details on Pricing Estimates
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Change Log:
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Change Log:
•Edit: 5/26/19 - Title Change for “(ePBT?)”+Todo:Contact Wei;Integrate ISO
•Edit: 5/27/19 - Tile Change “(40% RENDERS+RAMA Artisan?)”+ “45-ATS” Render Additions + Google Form Questionnaire Additions for opinions on  “GMK vs ePBT”, “ISO?” And “Spacebar Kit?” +RAMA Artisan Mock-Up+Misc. Format Changes (Colors/Fonts/Sizes)
•Edit: 5/28/19 - Added additional mockup render for RAMA Artisan possiblity+Canged Base kit for adding additional 2.25 "add" key+Moved odd spacebars out of based and constructed/added spacebar kit
•Edit: 5/30/19 - Integrated ISO Support into Base; added 1.25u spacebars to Spacebar kit
•Edit: 5/31/19 - Added Deskpad Mockups and more Misc Formatting 
•Edit: 6/2/19 - Added CA66 & Satifaction 75 Renders
•Edit: 6/5/19 - Added PANTONE Color Samples & Comparisons, changed title to highlight these.
•Edit: Mid 6/5/19 -Noted FINAL Kit Changes; Changed Title to Highlight this

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 13 June 2019, 13:32:56 »
Sad to see this go away from ePBT was pretty pumped for that. I'll wait and see what GMK pricing is, but with all the new molds I expect it to be kind of high.


Most of the new legends are in the base kit so it should spread out the cost quite a bit if we sell a good number!

GMK Oblivion V2's Git Base is all new legends and has a nice price!  And the base kit is larger than Fro.Yo's. 

I know its different because it's through Drop.com and the cost is expected low because they buy a lot of extras but still.  That is, at least, some perspective on what we might be looking at. 

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 13 June 2019, 13:36:17 »
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I can imagine this becoming the next DSA milkshake


Oh man, I don't know if it will be that popular lol


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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #76 on: Fri, 14 June 2019, 04:35:36 »
Hungry for this. Form has been filled  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK FRO.YO - (Awaiting GMK Quote) + Deskpad Thoughts?
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 18 June 2019, 17:34:41 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (NEW KITS! - Novelkeys DeskPad! - NEW RENDERS!)
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 11 July 2019, 13:54:52 »
Many Updates and Things!

Long Time, No See My Friends!

So last week I received the initial full quote for GMK Fro.Yo from GMK.  Im so excited to get to work with them and to get this set out into the world.  But as the kits currently were arranged, It was difficult to justify the price that I had been quoted.

So as suggested by a solid number of people, I've submitted these new kit arrangements to GMK for a second full quote to see how it affects our margins and total kit costs.  It should help us a bit on the money end, and also on the kit satisfaction from the community. Im sorry to have had to throw ISO out of the base.  I really tried to get it in a good spot but we just ended up with too much to offer in the base and the lesser of the layouts had to get its own kit with space bars.  I hope this pleases some of you and that we can get a good product arrangement in the end. 

Now we wait for the (hopefully) Last round of renders/quotes from GMK and take a step back to see where we are at. 

Thanks for everyone that has assisted me thus far with help and advice on this project :)

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2nd Round of FINAL Proposed Kits:

*Total Kit rework

Shoppe Kit - (Base)


Juniors Kit - (Uniform 40's Kit)


Cashier Kit - (NumPad)


Sprinkles Kit- (International Compatibility and Blanks/Space bars)


and......

NovelKeys x Kingly-Keys GMK Fro.Yo Deskpad!:

***(Currently Awaiting Samples from NovelKeys For Color Testing)




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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (NEW KITS! - Novelkeys DeskPad! - NEW RENDERS!)
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 11 July 2019, 14:05:54 »
i wouild like to see another blank 1.25 key in the space&iso kit for classic split space support (2.25 + 1.25 + 2.75 = 6.25)

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (NEW KITS! - Novelkeys DeskPad! - NEW RENDERS!)
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 11 July 2019, 14:28:09 »
i wouild like to see another blank 1.25 key in the space&iso kit for classic split space support (2.25 + 1.25 + 2.75 = 6.25)


Ill keep that noted.  Lets first see what these new kits quote us at. Then we can discuss adding more things, or adjusting the previous Kits :)  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (NEW KITS! - Novelkeys DeskPad! - NEW RENDERS!)
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 11 July 2019, 23:44:00 »
Why is ISO combined with spacebars? I think it makes more sense with numpad.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (NEW KITS! - Novelkeys DeskPad! - NEW RENDERS!)
« Reply #82 on: Fri, 12 July 2019, 07:14:58 »
Why is ISO combined with spacebars? I think it makes more sense with numpad.

Why’s that?

With this being a Smaller GB, I figured it would be easier for ISO to hit MOQ if it was Grouped with Spacebars. 

With Majority of users being 60%-75% users.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (NEW KITS! - Novelkeys DeskPad! - NEW RENDERS!)
« Reply #83 on: Thu, 18 July 2019, 18:51:37 »
I take it the RAMA artisan isn't happening? I thought it was really cool but I don't see it in the main post anymore and haven't seen much interest in it from everyone else.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (NEW KITS! - Novelkeys DeskPad! - NEW RENDERS!)
« Reply #84 on: Thu, 18 July 2019, 19:52:13 »
I take it the RAMA artisan isn't happening? I thought it was really cool but I don't see it in the main post anymore and haven't seen much interest in it from everyone else.

Yeah there hasn’t been much interest so I haven’t pursued it any further. I’ve had other Artisan Idea though. Waiting to hear back from one of the smaller artisan makers :)

BTW:

All kit prices have been finalized and Big announcement is to come next week!

Excited to get this show started.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (NEW KITS! - Novelkeys DeskPad! - NEW RENDERS!)
« Reply #85 on: Fri, 19 July 2019, 03:23:32 »
Beautiful.   :thumb: :thumb:
Can't resist this pure color.
Love it.

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Looks like Everything is 100% Final!


Added the GB Kit Renders And MOQ Numbers.


I’ll have a GB Announcement later this week with those Juicy Prices Everyone has been looking forward to seeing. They are pretty solid guys...just saying.


Keep your eyes Peeled!

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Looks like Everything is 100% Final!


Added the GB Kit Renders And MOQ Numbers.


I’ll have a GB Announcement later this week with those Juicy Prices Everyone has been looking forward to seeing. They are pretty solid guys...just saying.


Keep your eyes Peeled!

Great news, super excited for this to get going, thanks a lot again for sharing this with us!

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Looks like Everything is 100% Final!


Added the GB Kit Renders And MOQ Numbers.


I’ll have a GB Announcement later this week with those Juicy Prices Everyone has been looking forward to seeing. They are pretty solid guys...just saying.


Keep your eyes Peeled!

Great news, super excited for this to get going, thanks a lot again for sharing this with us!

I can’t tell you how excited I am!  I hope we can hit that MOQ!

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I can’t tell you how excited I am!  I hope we can hit that MOQ!

Given you've gone largely with pantones the color matching process will be time consuming, but it's basically just for the legends so perhaps not such a big deal if it's not precisely where you want it to end up. I'm sure The_Royal/kingly-keys.xyz will help you along with that process! Good luck and I'm sure this will be huge man.

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Looks like I'm just late at suggesting this, but the R1 End and PgDn keys could be moved from the base kit into the numpad kit without losing anything, since they aren't useful on their own without a numpad (they're only used in 1800/CP/96-key layouts). In their place, you could add R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn without affecting the base kit price (it might affect the numpad price, though).

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I can’t tell you how excited I am!  I hope we can hit that MOQ!

Given you've gone largely with pantones the color matching process will be time consuming, but it's basically just for the legends so perhaps not such a big deal if it's not precisely where you want it to end up. I'm sure The_Royal/kingly-keys.xyz will help you along with that process! Good luck and I'm sure this will be huge man.

I’m hoping they go smoothly.  That Shipping time is gonna drive me nuts lol. But yeah there isn’t a Middle man so It should be quicker than some.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (Pricing & Dates Update!)
« Reply #92 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 17:05:56 »
Pricing And Dates Updated!

Fro.Yo Is Coming My Friends!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (Pricing & Dates Update!)
« Reply #93 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 18:06:27 »
Really like the deskpad,rama, and keyset itself.
Definitely in.
Good job.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (Pricing & Dates Update!)
« Reply #94 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 21:34:29 »
Fro.Yo On SOAP!

 :cool: :cool: :cool:


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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - ( GB Starts Aug. 10th! )
« Reply #95 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 06:18:33 »
More Renders!
Abec13 Has Supplied 90% of The Renders for Fro.Yo - Please Hit Him Up if you are needing some. He’s a great dude.








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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - ( GB Starts Aug. 10th! )
« Reply #96 on: Tue, 06 August 2019, 04:49:54 »
I kind of wish the "deluxe, fill, add" etc keys were optional mods, but too little too late to complain. I'll still be looking forward to this set as my playful GMK minimal consolation prize.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - ( GB Starts Aug. 10th! )
« Reply #97 on: Tue, 06 August 2019, 22:24:39 »
Any idea on when the Desk mats will be ready for purchase? I love this entire set and will definitely cop for it, but I also really want the mat as well

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - ( GB Starts Aug. 10th! )
« Reply #98 on: Tue, 06 August 2019, 22:48:57 »
Any idea on when the Desk mats will be ready for purchase? I love this entire set and will definitely cop for it, but I also really want the mat as well

First round of samples will be in my hands about halfway through the keyset GB. we will see what adjustments need to be made and take the next step after that!

The Deskpad GB will be a separate GB so no worries of missing out! :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB Starts Tomorrow!) (Asia Proxy Added!)
« Reply #99 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 07:13:00 »
Group Buy Starts Tomorrow!

Thanks again to all you guys who made this set Possible. If you join, it means the absolute world to me and I couldn’t be more thankful.





Hope We SMASH That MOQ!!!  :thumb:  :thumb:  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #100 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 08:46:45 »
WE ARE LIVE AT KINGLY-KEYS!



*Proxy Vendors to Open Later Today

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #101 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 08:56:21 »
Inny

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #102 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 09:42:56 »
Hey still pretty new to the community, any reason why shipping to Canada for this vendor is so expensive? I've only bought two GMK sets so far from GBs and both times their shipping was 15USD or less. This vendor's charging 36 USD.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #103 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 09:44:27 »
Hey still pretty new to the community, any reason why shipping to Canada for this vendor is so expensive? I've only bought two GMK sets so far from GBs and both times their shipping was 15USD or less. This vendor's charging 36 USD.

WOAH THATS A LOT! 

Let me see why that is. That’s definitely just a mistake

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #104 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 09:49:04 »
Cute set, love the colours  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #105 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 09:52:26 »
Hey still pretty new to the community, any reason why shipping to Canada for this vendor is so expensive? I've only bought two GMK sets so far from GBs and both times their shipping was 15USD or less. This vendor's charging 36 USD.

Shipping should be fixed now!

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #106 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 10:04:41 »
Hey still pretty new to the community, any reason why shipping to Canada for this vendor is so expensive? I've only bought two GMK sets so far from GBs and both times their shipping was 15USD or less. This vendor's charging 36 USD.

Shipping should be fixed now!

I can see that, thanks a ton for the quick fix!

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #107 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 11:31:31 »
will price drop once more MOQ is met?

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #108 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 13:09:15 »
will price drop once more MOQ is met?

No. But if we sell enough kits, I’ll be looking at adding some bonus keys. Similar to how a lot of other “smaller” GMK Group Buys have done recently.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #109 on: Sun, 11 August 2019, 04:16:48 »
Purchased. Base and numpad, good luck with the GB!

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #110 on: Sun, 11 August 2019, 10:37:55 »
Purchased. Base and numpad, good luck with the GB!

Thank you for the support my friend!

Numbers are looking good so far! Steady and on track!

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #111 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 11:11:40 »
Definitely buy if there is a price drop for like 500 base kit?
I really hope this GB could go that far  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo - (GB is LIVE!)
« Reply #112 on: Thu, 22 August 2019, 21:45:47 »
Did this get a GB thread setup? If not, could the vendor set one up - I've seen very little active out reach about this group buy and I'm desperate to see it succeed.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo: 2-Week Group Buy UPDATE!
« Reply #113 on: Thu, 22 August 2019, 22:39:44 »
Did this get a GB thread setup? If not, could the vendor set one up - I've seen very little active out reach about this group buy and I'm desperate to see it succeed.


I know its been slow, No excuse really, just learning the ropes with the Keyset GBs.  I also want it to succeed very dearly!

I didn't start a GB Thread because Im not very active here on GH and I don't really see the Point of a GB Thread.  Is there a big reason to have one besides Forum Organization?

GMK Fro.Yo
2-Week Update Numbers Complete with Proxies:

Base: *68  (250 MOQ)

40's: *24  (150 MOQ)

Numpad: *18 (100 MOQ)

Spacebars & Int: *24 (100 MOQ)

*(Not Including Extras)

No not bad on the base kit, but not great.  Slow start but Im very confident at least the Base kit will hit that GB mark come Sept. 10th. 
Im going to be putting in a lot of effort on the Promotional Front.  But not to the spamming extent.  Either people will buy, or it just wont make it this time.   :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo: 2-Week Group Buy UPDATE!
« Reply #114 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 14:58:18 »
Do try hitting up r/olkb. I'm not sure that they're aware.

Also: you do not have a GB thread yet?
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Re: [IC] GMK Fro.Yo: 2-Week Group Buy UPDATE!
« Reply #115 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 18:14:34 »
As this project has moved past the Interest Check phase, this thread has been locked.

Did this get a GB thread setup? If not, could the vendor set one up - I've seen very little active out reach about this group buy and I'm desperate to see it succeed.
I didn't start a GB Thread because Im not very active here on GH and I don't really see the Point of a GB Thread.  Is there a big reason to have one besides Forum Organization?

Forum rules restrict the areas in which buying and selling can take place. No sales (including group buys) can be conducted in Interest Checks.

E: Group buy thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102140
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