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Offline scoopbb

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #150 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 12:33:55 »
I finally got back my R1 set from my GF, she had "borrowed" it like... forever ago lol.
I think we're a 2-Taro household. Bring on the round 2!

Also: I would definitely buy a dedicated 40's kit with proper legends.

judging from 40s discord conversations i think its happening.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #151 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 18:29:42 »
any novelty/artisan updates?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #152 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 18:34:47 »
Designs are in the work, but nothing concrete to show yet, biip has been a busy bee lately.

I do have some kit restructuring however, good renders pending feedback.

Note: 40s legend sizing is just quick and dirty KLE



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Offline KuroTheCrazy

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #153 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 18:52:27 »
Said it in the 40s discord, but really digging the new 40s kit. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #154 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 19:04:25 »
Very nice updates. Thank you!
Excited to see the novelties.
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #155 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 19:21:06 »
Great updates! Will there be a space bar kit with alpha colored 2.25/2.75 for larger split keyboards?

I also think the base kit is a bit loaded with keys like R3 hack, 5 extra pg up/down, 1u ctrl/alt, etc. I think some of those keys could be removed in exchange for a second tab key for 2 full modifier sets.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #156 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 19:25:49 »


Great updates! Will there be a space bar kit with alpha colored 2.25/2.75 for larger split keyboards?

I also think the base kit is a bit loaded with keys like R3 hack, 5 extra pg up/down, 1u ctrl/alt, etc. I think some of those keys could be removed in exchange for a second tab key for 2 full modifier sets.

Unsure on alpha spaces outside 40s kit, my observation gave the impression this is how things were going lately.

I think the extra tab makes enough sense in boba alphas, as providing more compatibility seems more likely to be used than someone wanting to use 2 sets of mods.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #157 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 20:48:04 »
def buying base and 40s. looks great

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #158 on: Sat, 08 February 2020, 13:10:46 »
OP updated with some beautiful Watchers from Ritual Master!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #159 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 00:02:52 »
Any plans for a collab with latrialum ?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #160 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 02:06:40 »
Can you confirm that the 1.25u keys in the extra straws kit will be convex instead of the regular r4 molds? GMK does have the convex molds for them now.


Thanks  :thumb:

Which (if any) R4 1.25 keycaps are convex?  As nasp said, GMK has the tooling.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #161 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 04:25:19 »
Any plans for a collab with latrialum ?

+1 for this. That would make my March just as expensive as my Feb. Maybe not, but close.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #162 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 08:46:20 »
Definitely in, excited to see the novelties!

Would love to have a Canadian proxy, DeskHero has been running a lot of sets recently.

I might actually buy this, if there's a Canadian proxy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #163 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 09:04:22 »
Can you confirm that the 1.25u keys in the extra straws kit will be convex instead of the regular r4 molds? GMK does have the convex molds for them now.


Thanks  :thumb:

Which (if any) R4 1.25 keycaps are convex?  As nasp said, GMK has the tooling.

Sorry I missed this somehow, yes convex!


Any plans for a collab with latrialum ?

+1 for this. That would make my March just as expensive as my Feb. Maybe not, but close.


I'll see what I can make happen, no guarantees.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #164 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 12:45:12 »
OP updated to reflect current proxies that will be offered, that we will be running from March 2 to 27, and another artisan announcement!

No pics yet, but Death Caps is gonna be doing some Taro caps and I can't wait to see what he does.

Still waiting on updated kit renders for you all, those will be added soon as I get em and we are also officially waiting for pricing, so look forward to that!


Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #165 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 13:01:28 »
With this being such a popular set any chance of MOQ being set on the higher end for lower GB base kit?  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #166 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 05:15:16 »
This has been my most used set ever. The shirt from R1 was great too! Im in for the boba alphas and possibly new novelties. Id buy another shirt too

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #167 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 07:39:28 »
I regret not getting the R1 shirt. If R2 offers one, I will be grabbing a couple.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #168 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 07:40:38 »
I regret not getting the R1 shirt. If R2 offers one, I will be grabbing a couple.
This has been my most used set ever. The shirt from R1 was great too! Im in for the boba alphas and possibly new novelties. Id buy another shirt too
It's not gonna be the same as R1's but it's something that's being worked on!

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Offline KuroTheCrazy

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #169 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:56:26 »
Definitely getting in on this round with the great 40s kit, can't wait!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #170 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 02:50:58 »
when will the GB happens ? Looking forward to it

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #171 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 05:27:27 »
I regret not getting the R1 shirt. If R2 offers one, I will be grabbing a couple.
This has been my most used set ever. The shirt from R1 was great too! Im in for the boba alphas and possibly new novelties. Id buy another shirt too
It's not gonna be the same as R1's but it's something that's being worked on!

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Good news :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #172 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 18:14:02 »
Can the 40s/ergo kit possibly come with two Bs instead of just one?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #173 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 18:30:31 »
Can the 40s/ergo kit possibly come with two Bs instead of just one?
Just kidding, ignore me lol

Offline Karni

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #174 on: Sun, 23 February 2020, 17:16:14 »
loving the r2 kits and have plans for a build with it, would be awesome if you did an artkey collab

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #175 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 08:48:33 »
OP updated with kits and pricing!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #176 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 10:46:48 »
Awesome update pwade3.  Now there's a possibility of having both light and dark taro kits.   ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #177 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 10:48:22 »
Awesome update pwade3.  Now there's a possibility of having both light and dark taro kits.   ;D
Light, dark, and if you're feeling real saucy, reverse.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #178 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 10:56:30 »
Amazing update. Looks like i'll be getting one of each kit



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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #179 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 12:39:23 »
Please add Pipe-key in the Milk Tea Mods kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #180 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 17:09:51 »
Okay, now Im starting to get excited. $110 for base is sweet. Heres to hoping that 1,000 MOQ is beaten! :cool: :cool: :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #181 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 19:41:20 »
any chance on 1.5 novelties?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #182 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 22:41:50 »
Please add Pipe-key in the Milk Tea Mods kit!

any chance on 1.5 novelties?

Kits are final, sorry.

For the pipe, there's already the 2 in base, and 1 in boba alphas.

The main reason for the one in boba is if you want to do boba alphas + milk tea mods and skip base altogether, unfortunately you lose a little flexibility that way.

As far as 1.5u, if I did 1 set of 1.5u caps, I personally don't like the imbalance of just 1 set of novelties, so I would feel compelled to add a second set of 1.5u, so I just opted to skip them altogether for pricing's sake.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #183 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 23:01:57 »
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #184 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 09:12:51 »
Hey everyone, just an update that the collab with summitcables has been cancelled, I'm looking to see if any other cable makers have the bandwidth to do a matching cable, I'll keep you all posted.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #185 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 15:14:51 »
Any renders showing the alternative alphas and mods (together, and mixed with the original base)? Would make it a lot easier to visualize.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #186 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 17:07:17 »
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?

Definitely missing if you do that combo, needs to be added

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #187 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 17:11:19 »
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?

Oof yeah good catch!  Im probably out without that key.  Doesnt make sense to have it for ISO but not ANSI either.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #188 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 17:14:10 »
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?

Definitely missing if you do that combo, needs to be added
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?

Oof yeah good catch!  Im probably out without that key.  Doesnt make sense to have it for ISO but not ANSI either.
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?
Just missed in the render, that'll be in there. Sorry about that, working on getting that fixed.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #189 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 18:12:03 »
Just missed in the render, that'll be in there. Sorry about that, working on getting that fixed.

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Sweet looking forward to it, thanks!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #190 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 22:37:18 »
Hey everyone, happy to announce that we're going to be getting cables from both Spaztik Cables and Mechcables!


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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #191 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 03:23:57 »
All of the space bar keys (including 1.25, 1.75, 2.25 & 2.75) in "extra straws" are convex, right?

Also, why is there no love for 1.5u R4 novelties?  :( :( :(
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #192 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 21:25:01 »
Sorry to see no alphas with the ergo kit probably need to pass on all of this, can't afford GMK the way I want it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #193 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 21:48:36 »
All of the space bar keys (including 1.25, 1.75, 2.25 & 2.75) in "extra straws" are convex, right?

Also, why is there no love for 1.5u R4 novelties?  :( :( :(
Correct all convex.

No 1.5u was just cause I would want to then do 2 sets of 1.5u novelties, which would wind up inflating the price more than I'd like.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #194 on: Fri, 28 February 2020, 14:13:03 »
Any Renders Of The Boba Alphas With The Milk Tea Mods?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #195 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 17:47:51 »
Any Renders Of The Boba Alphas With The Milk Tea Mods?

Waiting on that one, but I've updated the OP with what renders I've got so far, including what I think is a pretty sharp one showcasing the new novelties on a No. 1/65!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #196 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 19:03:42 »
Any Renders Of The Boba Alphas With The Milk Tea Mods?

Waiting on that one, but I've updated the OP with what renders I've got so far, including what I think is a pretty sharp one showcasing the new novelties on a No. 1/65!

Okay cool can't wait to see it. Did GSK (Goldstar Keycaps) Contact you guys? I think they said on their discord that they were going to to see if they could do an artisan collab.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #197 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 20:08:28 »
Any Renders Of The Boba Alphas With The Milk Tea Mods?

Waiting on that one, but I've updated the OP with what renders I've got so far, including what I think is a pretty sharp one showcasing the new novelties on a No. 1/65!

Okay cool can't wait to see it. Did GSK (Goldstar Keycaps) Contact you guys? I think they said on their discord that they were going to to see if they could do an artisan collab.

Just replied to them, got lost in the shuffle thanks to GH PMs and traveling home from India this weekend.


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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #198 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 05:28:38 »
Any chance of getting some renders with the accent kit?

Personally I'm looking for what accent arrow keys look like on a TKL and accent spacebars on an Alice.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #199 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 11:49:38 »
removed and posted in GB thread
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