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[GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 17:14:26 »



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Outdoors feat. fireflies in various lighting:






Indoors, sunlit office:










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Original character, this set isn't based on any character.
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By manasea from my discord (inspired by maryannasaur)



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Comparison:

Top to bottom: Firefly, Metropolis, Nord, Dracula



Dates, vendors and pricing
Date: October 1st - November 1st

Vendors
EU: mykeyboard.eu
NA: Kono.store
Asia: iLuMKB
Oceania: Dailyclack
Canada: Deskhero

Pricing:

MOQ: 250

Shipping is expected to start March or April 2020, but may be slightly delayed due to the color sampling process.



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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 18:39:24 »
Well okay then let me get my card.
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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 18:41:07 »
Does it close at the beginning (00:01) or end (23:59) of October 1?

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 20:47:01 »
This looks amazing and I will most likely go in.

Does the base kit come in a unique sleeve with original art? Or is it going to be a generic sleeve? Thanks

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 21:27:34 »
Very pretty set.  So much good stuff in October!

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 01:14:59 »
Does it close at the beginning (00:01) or end (23:59) of October 1?

November? Usually i try to let every vendor know that they should close it down on the final day 23:59 their local time zone. So November 1st 23:59 - but syncing a closure across all vendors is always difficult and some keep it open for an extra day or so by mistake. My recommendation is to not wait until the final hours.  :))

This looks amazing and I will most likely go in.

Does the base kit come in a unique sleeve with original art? Or is it going to be a generic sleeve? Thanks

It'll feature a custom sleeve! Design is yet TBD - but likely a very scaled down minimalistic sleeve like for nines.


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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!]
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 15:00:48 »
aaaaaaaaaand we're live! An hour or so before schedule, but who's counting? :D

Links updated for every vendor in the OP except Daily Clack, but that'll be up shortly as well.

EU: https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/gmk-firefly_194/
US: https://kono.store/products/gmk-firefly
Asia: https://ilumkb.com/collections/groupbuy/products/group-buy-gmk-firefly
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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!]
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 15:04:42 »
aaaaaaaaaand we're live! An hour or so before schedule, but who's counting? :D

Links updated for every vendor in the OP except Daily Clack, but that'll be up shortly as well.

EU: https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/gmk-firefly_194/
US: https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/gmk-firefly_194/
Asia: https://ilumkb.com/collections/groupbuy/products/group-buy-gmk-firefly
US should be kono store link. BTW I bought one base +plus icon.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!]
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 15:18:05 »
aaaaaaaaaand we're live! An hour or so before schedule, but who's counting? :D

Links updated for every vendor in the OP except Daily Clack, but that'll be up shortly as well.

EU: https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/gmk-firefly_194/
US: https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/gmk-firefly_194/
Asia: https://ilumkb.com/collections/groupbuy/products/group-buy-gmk-firefly
US should be kono store link. BTW I bought one base +plus icon.

Ah of course, was too excited! :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!]
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 23:21:06 »
Good kits. Pretty set.
Only thing holding me back is the $258.83 for the kits I want plus CA taxes...
I need to sell some stuff for this set.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!]
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 00:01:11 »
Went in for base and deaccent kit!

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!]
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 00:09:04 »
Good kits. Pretty set.
Only thing holding me back is the $258.83 for the kits I want plus CA taxes...
I need to sell some stuff for this set.

Oh wow, you buying the whole thing? 😂

Went in for base and deaccent kit!

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Oceania is now live too! https://dailyclack.com/products/gmk-firefly


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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!]
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 11:10:46 »
I was honestly very (positively) surprised by this! But there is apparently fan art for GMK Firefly now! :O

By /u/maryannasaur


By manasea from my discord (inspired by maryannasaur)


I also found out that arturoalviar (sorry don't know any other handle for this person, let me know for proper crediting!) made an IDE theme:
https://atom.io/themes/hotaru-syntax

Very happy to find these things out, thank you to each individual taking the time to show their support!
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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!]
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 11:42:07 »
Went in for the base and the (de)accent kits. Wasn't planning on getting any new keysets for the rest of the year but this was too good to pass up.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!]
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 13:28:22 »
I love the set and I am wondering if there are any plans for a desk mat to accompany it. Thanks and great work!

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!]
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 15:39:10 »
I love the set and I am wondering if there are any plans for a desk mat to accompany it. Thanks and great work!

Hey! There were plans for a deskmat, but ultimately I decided against it because I feel like there are so many great deskmats out there and I had no final design I was happy with. Thank you!

Went in for the base and the (de)accent kits. Wasn't planning on getting any new keysets for the rest of the year but this was too good to pass up.

Means a lot! Thank you for your patronage <3

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!]
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 00:41:26 »
First day's orders:

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« Reply #18 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 09:22:56 »
Can anyone do a render of Firefly and MrSleeves together?

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« Reply #20 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 22:38:14 »
Screw those un-optional accented keys in the 40% kit.

How the heck has forced accent become a thing? That's both fugly and nnoying.

I'm out.

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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 03 October 2019, 01:08:52 »
Screw those un-optional accented keys in the 40% kit.

How the heck has forced accent become a thing? That's both fugly and nnoying.

I'm out.

Hey man, sorry to hear that you feel that way. :/

I'm not so sure if forced accenting has become a thing, but in the case of firefly it was a design decision on my part. I was aware that it will not be for everyone and that scenarios such as this one will occur, but this was the way I envisioned this set. It may sound very stubborn, I know. deaccent being the child kit that is doing the best speaks on how there might be more people sharing your feelings on the matter.

Thank you for taking the time to give your thoughts and feedback!

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Canadian proxy added!
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 03 October 2019, 12:36:09 »
OMG, this set is beautiful, especially at second glance it sets itself apart from the rest of the GMK world.
I am so buying this... and the (De)Accent Kit because of those beautiful enter keys.

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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 07:58:36 »
OMG, this set is beautiful, especially at second glance it sets itself apart from the rest of the GMK world.
I am so buying this... and the (De)Accent Kit because of those beautiful enter keys.

Thank you for the support! <3

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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 17:21:15 »
Screw those un-optional accented keys in the 40% kit.

How the heck has forced accent become a thing? That's both fugly and nnoying.

I'm out.

I don't understand being so angry that something doesn't exactly cater to you. I've seen tons of keycaps that don't appeal to me for various reasons, I don't feel the need to berate the people running it.

Does anyone know what the keyboard in the render at the top is, with the gold icon in the top right?

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[GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Canadian proxy added!
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 17:46:37 »
Screw those un-optional accented keys in the 40% kit.

How the heck has forced accent become a thing? That's both fugly and nnoying.

I'm out.

I don't understand being so angry that something doesn't exactly cater to you. I've seen tons of keycaps that don't appeal to me for various reasons, I don't feel the need to berate the people running it.

Does anyone know what the keyboard in the render at the top is, with the gold icon in the top right?
the keyboard is tgr910, one of the most beautiful keyboard ever, and if you looking at right now at market price, it's really expensive. I also understand why he was getting mad because of accents key. I actually planned to buy a kit but since the accents key not belong to base, i end up with camping and cafe. these gave me more option in their base kit with the price,


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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 17:48:29 »
Thanks!

I can understand being turned off by the accents, but I think the reaction was way out of line. It's one thing to go "I wish this didn't have accents" but another to go "Screw those un-optional accented keys in the 40% kit.
How the heck has forced accent become a thing? That's both fugly and nnoying [sic]"

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« Reply #27 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 17:52:02 »
Thanks!

I can understand being turned off by the accents, but I think the reaction was way out of line. It's one thing to go "I wish this didn't have accents" but another to go "Screw those un-optional accented keys in the 40% kit.
How the heck has forced accent become a thing? That's both fugly and nnoying [sic]"
every one has their own opinion, but i have to realize this set looks beautiful, too sad because this month too much GMK released GB, lol. i wish firefly open at Nov, yeah, give me time to get


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« Reply #28 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 18:39:24 »
Screw those un-optional accented keys in the 40% kit.

How the heck has forced accent become a thing? That's both fugly and nnoying.

I'm out.

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 22:44:08 »
Screw those un-optional accented keys in the 40% kit.

How the heck has forced accent become a thing? That's both fugly and nnoying.

I'm out.

Tone aside, I don't quite follow this complaint.  I'm looking at the 40s kit, and I don't see any accent-color keys.  Those are all in the (de)accent kit.  What am I missing?  Is he talking about the legend color on the tabs?

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Canadian proxy added!
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 04:34:34 »
Screw those un-optional accented keys in the 40% kit.

How the heck has forced accent become a thing? That's both fugly and nnoying.

I'm out.

Tone aside, I don't quite follow this complaint.  I'm looking at the 40s kit, and I don't see any accent-color keys.  Those are all in the (de)accent kit.  What am I missing?  Is he talking about the legend color on the tabs?

He means the legend color, it was the original way for me to accent the set. It is okay to have an opinion on it, I don't mind. ❤️

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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 08:57:49 »
Four days in!



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« Reply #32 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 09:52:23 »
Bought. Just so lovely <3

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« Reply #33 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 19:00:50 »
Bought. Just so lovely <3

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 03:58:05 »
New week new opportunities!

Manzel made this render of Firefly (note: Not MacSurfy!) - thank you! <3

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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 06:16:26 »


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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 18:16:03 »
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Thank you! 🙏

It's not doing too bad, it's doing its own thing among all these titans running simultaneously. Base should make it just fine, but childkits besides deaccent will need to pick up moving forwards.  I'll see what I can do towards that. :)

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« Reply #37 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 19:04:06 »
Ima be really sad if this one doesn't make it knock on wood

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« Reply #38 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 19:22:01 »
yeah that's sad if this gmk could not hit moq, it looks very fantastic. i think if the accent add to the base, the moq is just a number. this month has too much gmk release, while November only a few.


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« Reply #39 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 21:09:02 »



November has Alter Terra Sparta Ursa, analog dreams?, ascii, is delta still on?, likely yugo, shark bait, bingsu held over from the mid October start. KAT eternal?
Im probably plus or minus one, but that would tie one of the busiest months of all time. Dracula and Camping are monsters, though.

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« Reply #40 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 13:36:55 »
SA Yuri is crashing and burning on Drop right now, I think people are just stretched too thin.

I really love this set but as a Nordic user I don’t see it happening for me :(

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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 01:48:37 »
It's rough, but no reason to feel sorry for ourselves. Every month for a foreseeable future will be this packed, just got to make the best of it! 🙏

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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 11:29:23 »
Very surprising to see this, I thought this set would be the next big thing.

Also NorDeUK please I beg you :confused:
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« Reply #43 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 12:19:26 »
picked this up day 1! really hoping it hits MOQ because honestly this set is beautiful. currently on the hunt for a matching desk mat

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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 14:48:05 »
noob here, what size space bars come with the base kit? do i need to purchase the 40s kit for a spacebar to work on my recently recieved fjell?

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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 14:50:54 »
Fuzon: Base kit has 6.25u and 7u

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« Reply #46 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 05:07:48 »
Very surprising to see this, I thought this set would be the next big thing.

Also NorDeUK please I beg you :confused:

Well I think most sets running now can be considered the next big thing as well, really good stuff coming out!

 That said, firefly is different and not everyone understands my design i think, maybe that's why? About 60-70% of people buying base are also buying the deaccent kit which inherently kills my original design. It's ok, though, I like to offer options and love seeing people interested regardless of their personal take and preference on firefly! :)

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« Reply #47 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 09:42:53 »
What I like about the set is that it's very monotone all around and then the legends offer the splash of colour and kind of stand out, like the fireflies in the night that they're supposed to be! While I don't think that the NorDeUK set will see the light of day I hope I can at least get my hands on a base kit.
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« Reply #48 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 13:24:40 »
What I like about the set is that it's very monotone all around and then the legends offer the splash of colour and kind of stand out, like the fireflies in the night that they're supposed to be! While I don't think that the NorDeUK set will see the light of day I hope I can at least get my hands on a base kit.

I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night

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« Reply #49 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 14:19:59 »
What I like about the set is that it's very monotone all around and then the legends offer the splash of colour and kind of stand out, like the fireflies in the night that they're supposed to be! While I don't think that the NorDeUK set will see the light of day I hope I can at least get my hands on a base kit.

I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night


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« Reply #50 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 14:58:27 »
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« Reply #51 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 18:55:00 »
any chance of an update on numbers?

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« Reply #52 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 19:03:42 »
Just got my order in. Base, accent, norde!

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« Reply #53 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 19:43:34 »
Thank you, fellow NorDeUK user.
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« Reply #54 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 13:36:29 »
Funny story. After ordering the set I showed my wife the renders and told her I was happy I made my mind up. She asked me if the accents weren't bothering me. I mean, I've heard the discussions but never really paid any attention....
Long story short, I apparently can't differentiate between the mod/accent colors. I loled. She loled.

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« Reply #56 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 01:26:43 »
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Thank you as always!

Looking alright as we head into the stagnation period that's is about mid way. Sales usually pace down significantly from this point until the final couple of days where there's usually a burst. Not so worried for base and deaccent, but the goal is - no child left behind.

Thank you for the support everyone! 🙏

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Canadian proxy added!
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 08:41:03 »
have you talked to any vendors? I know when red riot was getting down to crunch time, a vendor bought out the last of the MOQ, is this possibly an option in the future?

also kicking myself for not ordering from the canadian vendor because i didnt see it lol
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« Reply #58 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 09:08:24 »
This is probably top 3 GMK sets for me, so I'm surprised people are really sleeping on this one

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« Reply #59 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 11:26:42 »
This is probably top 3 GMK sets for me, so I'm surprised people are really sleeping on this one

Dude foreals. I'm pairing this with Mr.Sleeves and it's gonna look bomb

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Canadian proxy added!
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 00:22:58 »
have you talked to any vendors? I know when red riot was getting down to crunch time, a vendor bought out the last of the MOQ, is this possibly an option in the future?

also kicking myself for not ordering from the canadian vendor because i didnt see it lol

There's still plenty of time left before plan b and c have to take action. 😂

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Canadian proxy added!
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 03:21:56 »
This is probably top 3 GMK sets for me, so I'm surprised people are really sleeping on this one
Same for me...
this set has such depth in its design / choice of color. Many many other sets maybe more "in your face" but are pretty much just more of the same.

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« Reply #62 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 07:26:05 »
have you talked to any vendors? I know when red riot was getting down to crunch time, a vendor bought out the last of the MOQ, is this possibly an option in the future?

also kicking myself for not ordering from the canadian vendor because i didnt see it lol

There's still plenty of time left before plan b and c have to take action. 😂

yea sorry, guess im just a little paranoid, and i really want this set to launch because its honestly beautiful.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Canadian proxy added!
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 09:40:10 »
Oh hello :O

Collab with Jae and his J02 currently in IC here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102564.0 
Macsurfy. He doesn't need any introduction at this point. ;)


have you talked to any vendors? I know when red riot was getting down to crunch time, a vendor bought out the last of the MOQ, is this possibly an option in the future?

also kicking myself for not ordering from the canadian vendor because i didnt see it lol

There's still plenty of time left before plan b and c have to take action. 😂

yea sorry, guess im just a little paranoid, and i really want this set to launch because its honestly beautiful.

Don't be so worried. ;)
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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Over half way to MOQ!
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 13:01:25 »
OMG that render looks so good. Gonna try to snatch a spot in the J02 GB as well... nice collab!

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« Reply #65 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 09:48:32 »
I'm still planning on getting this set. Trying to decide whether I want the (de)accent, and 40s kit. It adds up quick!

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« Reply #66 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 00:30:05 »
Oh hello :O
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Collab with Jae and his J02 currently in IC here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102564.0 
Macsurfy. He doesn't need any introduction at this point. ;)


have you talked to any vendors? I know when red riot was getting down to crunch time, a vendor bought out the last of the MOQ, is this possibly an option in the future?

also kicking myself for not ordering from the canadian vendor because i didnt see it lol

There's still plenty of time left before plan b and c have to take action. 😂

yea sorry, guess im just a little paranoid, and i really want this set to launch because its honestly beautiful.

Don't be so worried. ;)

Hey Emir little off topic but does that cap puller exist? Neeeeeeeeed it.

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« Reply #67 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 01:14:03 »
Oh hello :O
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Collab with Jae and his J02 currently in IC here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102564.0 
Macsurfy. He doesn't need any introduction at this point. ;)


have you talked to any vendors? I know when red riot was getting down to crunch time, a vendor bought out the last of the MOQ, is this possibly an option in the future?

also kicking myself for not ordering from the canadian vendor because i didnt see it lol

There's still plenty of time left before plan b and c have to take action. 😂

yea sorry, guess im just a little paranoid, and i really want this set to launch because its honestly beautiful.

Don't be so worried. ;)

Hey Emir little off topic but does that cap puller exist? Neeeeeeeeed it.

It exists, but I can't track down where I got mine.  Tbh, it looks nice, but I never use it.  A cap puller with a round handle feels nicer to use, and the switch puller is too flimsy when the switches are tight in the plate.

I would just ship you mine but I live in the States.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Over half way to MOQ!
« Reply #68 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 02:34:13 »
Oh hello :O
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Collab with Jae and his J02 currently in IC here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102564.0 
Macsurfy. He doesn't need any introduction at this point. ;)


have you talked to any vendors? I know when red riot was getting down to crunch time, a vendor bought out the last of the MOQ, is this possibly an option in the future?

also kicking myself for not ordering from the canadian vendor because i didnt see it lol

There's still plenty of time left before plan b and c have to take action. 😂

yea sorry, guess im just a little paranoid, and i really want this set to launch because its honestly beautiful.

Don't be so worried. ;)

Hey Emir little off topic but does that cap puller exist? Neeeeeeeeed it.

You can get those pullers from aliexpress. I got mine from here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33000121002.html?spm=2114.13010708.0.0.33e44c4dpUFU7l . It's good for switch pulling but for keycaps there's way better options.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Canadian proxy added!
« Reply #69 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 05:18:51 »
Oh hello :O
Show Image

Collab with Jae and his J02 currently in IC here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102564.0 
Macsurfy. He doesn't need any introduction at this point. ;)


have you talked to any vendors? I know when red riot was getting down to crunch time, a vendor bought out the last of the MOQ, is this possibly an option in the future?

also kicking myself for not ordering from the canadian vendor because i didnt see it lol

There's still plenty of time left before plan b and c have to take action. 😂

yea sorry, guess im just a little paranoid, and i really want this set to launch because its honestly beautiful.

Don't be so worried. ;)

Hey Emir little off topic but does that cap puller exist? Neeeeeeeeed it.

It's this one
https://kbdfans.com/collections/keyboard-part/products/product

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Over half way to MOQ!
« Reply #70 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 16:21:27 »
GOAT Has been at it again! :O


Don't think I'll ever stop appreciating this attention to detail in a render!

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« Reply #71 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 19:17:53 »
Attention to detail but no finger prints on the screen? hmmmmmmmmmm
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« Reply #72 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 01:32:49 »
Attention to detail but no finger prints on the screen? hmmmmmmmmmm

Vikings take cleanliness seriously, contrary to popular belief. 😎

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Over half way to MOQ!
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 04:40:37 »
GOAT Has been at it again! :O
OMG LIT AF!
Just ordered my set... base+acc+norde, baby! Peeps need to buy bc sth like this isn't coming back anytime soon!!!!

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Over half way to MOQ!
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 04:43:16 »
GOAT Has been at it again! :O
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Don't think I'll ever stop appreciating this attention to detail in a render!
This render is really making me doubt my color choice on the Iron165...


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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Over half way to MOQ!
« Reply #75 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 05:24:18 »
Attention to detail but no finger prints on the screen? hmmmmmmmmmm

I hope you'd wipe your screen if you plan to take a nice photo of it.  :confused:

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« Reply #77 on: Tue, 22 October 2019, 07:39:20 »
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is there a reason that the line graph only goes up to 200? looks like we're still making good progress, but these are rookie numbers, we gotta pump those numbers up!  ;D
thanks for the update!

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is there a reason that the line graph only goes up to 200? looks like we're still making good progress, but these are rookie numbers, we gotta pump those numbers up!  ;D
thanks for the update!

It's been growing exponentially. :)

You're right, we got to pick up the pace until the GB closes Friday next week! I am not so worried about the Base, Deaccent already made it!
Any purchase of a child kit is one step towards making it - I doubt we will reach MOQ on customer side for the remaining kits, but each purchase puts me in a better position in ensuring that everything is made despite not selling to MOQ.
 
Thank you for discussing Firefly in various places, just spreading awareness really helps boost sales and ensuring that it gets made! <3

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Over half way to MOQ!
« Reply #79 on: Tue, 22 October 2019, 08:37:52 »
Damn, I was hoping to get my first GMK NorDeUK set. But I am happy that the base set is well on track to reach MOQ.
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« Reply #80 on: Tue, 22 October 2019, 09:02:03 »
Damn, I was hoping to get my first GMK NorDeUK set. But I am happy that the base set is well on track to reach MOQ.

You don't need to stop hoping. :) Each purchase will make it easier for me to get a kit made and increase its chances.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Over half way to MOQ!
« Reply #81 on: Tue, 22 October 2019, 14:27:52 »
The first post in this thread lists the Numpad kit's price as $45.99 at Kono, but Kono is actually charging $37.99.  Anyone who was put off by the high numpad kit price might want to take another look at that.

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« Reply #82 on: Tue, 22 October 2019, 14:59:17 »
The first post in this thread lists the Numpad kit's price as $45.99 at Kono, but Kono is actually charging $37.99.  Anyone who was put off by the high numpad kit price might want to take another look at that.

This is correct, my mistake. Will adjust ad soon as I hop on a computer!

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« Reply #84 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 11:51:21 »
up up up up up
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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] 6 Days to go!
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 15:33:54 »
Creeping up on the final 5 days! Thank you everyone so far for the support!

I can confidently say that the set will make it, but as of right now I can't say the same for every child kit.
If you're on the fence of ordering because a certain kit isn't doing too well - please purchase it. Every purchase towards MOQ will help us (even if it does not make it through sales), it'll put me in a better position to get it made.

Thank you again. :*

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« Reply #86 on: Sun, 27 October 2019, 08:49:36 »
Bought another child kit cause why not. A hype post on reddit for the last stretch might be in order!
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« Reply #87 on: Sun, 27 October 2019, 11:19:57 »
Looks good!
Thank you!

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« Reply #88 on: Sun, 27 October 2019, 17:21:58 »
I would like to buy an accent kit but I want be able to afford it until the last day of the GB :(

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« Reply #89 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 12:09:58 »
More renders? More renders! Got more coming soon!


We're entering the final stretch of the buy now - thank you so much so far everyone!

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« Reply #90 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 12:51:11 »
More renders? More renders! Got more coming soon!
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We're entering the final stretch of the buy now - thank you so much so far everyone!

okay well now i want a burgundy case for this set... thanks a lot

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] 4 Days to go!
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« Reply #93 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 10:11:06 »
for real tho what is the case in that burgundy shot

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« Reply #94 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 10:15:50 »
for real tho what is the case in that burgundy shot

Iron165, it ran very recently. IC Here:
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« Reply #95 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 15:27:08 »
If I order the base kit and nordeuk, will I be able to cancel my order if nordeuk does not get made?

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« Reply #96 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 15:58:21 »
If I order the base kit and nordeuk, will I be able to cancel my order if nordeuk does not get made?

Yes, but nordeuk is being bought out so you do not need to worry about nordeuk. :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] 3 Days to go!
« Reply #97 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 17:09:22 »
That's nice to hear!
Looks like we will be getting what we wished for <3

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« Reply #98 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 18:24:35 »
Ramping up!  Base has reached MOQ.



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« Reply #99 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 18:52:45 »
If there’s a shot in hell of Norde making it I may jump on at the last second urrrrgh

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« Reply #100 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 18:55:51 »
If I order the base kit and nordeuk, will I be able to cancel my order if nordeuk does not get made?

Yes, but nordeuk is being bought out so you do not need to worry about nordeuk. :)

YES! Base set MOQ and NorDeUK buyout! That's very good news, very happy.
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« Reply #101 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 19:35:29 »
If there’s a shot in hell of Norde making it I may jump on at the last second urrrrgh

NorDeUK Will be made, don't worry. ;)

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102667.msg2827547#msg2827547

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« Reply #102 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 22:07:02 »
If there’s a shot in hell of Norde making it I may jump on at the last second urrrrgh

NorDeUK Will be made, don't worry. ;)

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102667.msg2827547#msg2827547

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« Reply #103 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 06:32:44 »
ordered...2x base, 2 nordeuk, 1 accent, 1 numpad and 1 icon kit...such a beautiful designed kit!  :thumb:

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« Reply #104 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 06:36:46 »
Ramping up!  Base has reached MOQ.

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Wow base really sky rocketed there

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« Reply #105 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 07:17:46 »
ordered...2x base, 2 nordeuk, 1 accent, 1 numpad and 1 icon kit...such a beautiful designed kit!  :thumb:

It IS beautiful and I know I will regret not having ordered 2 sets like you did...

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« Reply #106 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 07:49:11 »
Ramping up!  Base has reached MOQ.

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Wow base really sky rocketed there

The power of "Times's almost up guys get yours now!!"
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« Reply #107 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 08:00:16 »
This is going to be a classic once delivered. Get your hit now.

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« Reply #108 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 12:45:34 »
Just joined.

Amazing work Emir, once again ! :)

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« Reply #109 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 13:19:19 »
anyone have any ideas as to what a nice mouse pad would be for this set on a dark blue polaris?

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] 3 Days to go!
« Reply #110 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 17:10:09 »
Thank you so far everyone!

Macsurfy has been at it again to push for the last few days! Fresh off the presses:

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« Reply #113 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 12:05:51 »
I hopped on just so I can build the 40% render. Hope the mod keys are not gonna be too dark  :thumb:

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« Reply #114 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 12:08:40 »
wow just realized... 40s kit maybe be made???  :eek: :eek: :eek:

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] 2 Days to go!
« Reply #115 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 20:10:49 »
Just put in my order for Base, Numpad and De-accent! Had to wait till payday  :thumb:
I just realized how to put stuff here.

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« Reply #116 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 00:58:44 »
Last day of the GB and I finally caved in. This set is just gorgeous. In for base + accent kits.

Grymt bra jobbat!

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] 2 Days to go!
« Reply #117 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 01:42:40 »
Finally gave in and bought, already past my budget this year but I think low key this is going to be one of the best sets of the year.

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« Reply #118 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 03:28:25 »
Final day ladies and gents! Make sure not to miss out and so that you don't regret it later. ;)


Just put in my order for Base, Numpad and De-accent! Had to wait till payday  :thumb:

Last day of the GB and I finally caved in. This set is just gorgeous. In for base + accent kits.

Grymt bra jobbat!

Finally gave in and bought, already past my budget this year but I think low key this is going to be one of the best sets of the year.

Thank you everyone for the support!

wow just realized... 40s kit maybe be made???  :eek: :eek: :eek:

Yes! :D

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« Reply #119 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 04:33:28 »
ordered a full set. after norde being made i hope the Numpad somehopw makes it into production as well...

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« Reply #120 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 08:10:16 »
in for base, accent, great work!

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« Reply #121 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 19:48:57 »
I Love you, everyone! I will post final numbers ASAP and which kits made it!

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« Reply #122 on: Sat, 02 November 2019, 16:42:50 »
I jumped on, but icons + numpad + Norde + base makes me worried I’m not going to end up with this one :(

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« Reply #123 on: Sat, 02 November 2019, 17:39:46 »
I jumped on, but icons + numpad + Norde + base makes me worried I’m not going to end up with this one :(

Believe 😘

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Final day!
« Reply #124 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 12:08:13 »
OK, so I was a little late to the party but Kono seems to be still taking GB orders (I placed an order this morning -- three days late apparently). Forgive the noob question as this is my first GB of this kind, but what does this mean exactly? I saw that the charge hit my credit card. Does this mean the purchase will be honored, or am I on a wait list of some kind, or something else entirely? Thanks. Oh, and beautiful set BTW :).

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« Reply #125 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 12:31:01 »
OK, so I was a little late to the party but Kono seems to be still taking GB orders (I placed an order this morning -- three days late apparently). Forgive the noob question as this is my first GB of this kind, but what does this mean exactly? I saw that the charge hit my credit card. Does this mean the purchase will be honored, or am I on a wait list of some kind, or something else entirely? Thanks. Oh, and beautiful set BTW :).

It's probably a planned extra

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Final day!
« Reply #126 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 12:55:30 »
OK, so I was a little late to the party but Kono seems to be still taking GB orders (I placed an order this morning -- three days late apparently). Forgive the noob question as this is my first GB of this kind, but what does this mean exactly? I saw that the charge hit my credit card. Does this mean the purchase will be honored, or am I on a wait list of some kind, or something else entirely? Thanks. Oh, and beautiful set BTW :).

I think Kono is a proper business and work business hours, so ending it midnight on a friday meant that it will close today - which is fine, extra orders don't hurt and we can't place an order with GMK during the weekend anyway. You're in! :P

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« Reply #127 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 14:19:58 »
You're in! :P

Awesome to hear. Thank you!

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« Reply #128 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 15:30:15 »
I think Kono is a proper business

Well, that's one of us :P

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Final day!
« Reply #129 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 15:59:20 »
Wait a short while longer please, I will update you ASAP!

I am positive we'll be able to pull out with every kit unscathed... I'll let you know ASAP!

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« Reply #130 on: Wed, 06 November 2019, 08:26:50 »
Wait a short while longer please, I will update you ASAP!

I am positive we'll be able to pull out with every kit unscathed... I'll let you know ASAP!

oh wow will there be any extras for accent kit?

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Final day!
« Reply #131 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 14:43:00 »
Final numbers with extras.  All kits will be made!




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« Reply #132 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 18:20:53 »
I'm not sure I've ever seen a bigger last second jump?

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [LIVE!] Final day!
« Reply #133 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 19:50:46 »
GMK 9009 R3 had an even steeper incline. It is quite the jump though. I wonder how many extras are included.
I just realized how to put stuff here.

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« Reply #134 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 05:39:26 »
I feel blessed, and would like to thank everyone from customers, to vendors, to dvorcol for graphs - but a special special shoutout to the one and only Mac.

The reason the last update took so long is because me and the vendors had to make a last ditch effort to buy out the child kits that didn't make it - and it was a success! Lots of love to the vendors generosity and support shown.

Ya'll the best! <3 <3 <3

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« Reply #135 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 13:47:45 »
Pog moment.
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« Reply #136 on: Wed, 20 November 2019, 07:33:06 »
is there an ETA on when kits will be shipped out?

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« Reply #137 on: Wed, 20 November 2019, 10:33:28 »
Yes and it's stated in the OP. April 2020 with possibility of delay.
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« Reply #138 on: Wed, 20 November 2019, 14:00:35 »
Yes and it's stated in the OP. April 2020 with possibility of delay.

whoops my bad! thanks man.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [EVERY KIT WILL BE MADE] Placing order to GMK
« Reply #139 on: Fri, 22 November 2019, 23:09:25 »
Would anyone like to buy my GB spot? or if that's not possible would anyone like to reserve my set? I'll sell it at GB price and ship it to you when I receive it, not including shipping of course.
If you missed the GB and want this set then please contact me, I'll gladly help you out, I just want to get the money back.

Thanks!  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [EVERY KIT WILL BE MADE] Placing order to GMK
« Reply #140 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 02:38:02 »
Would anyone like to buy my GB spot? or if that's not possible would anyone like to reserve my set? I'll sell it at GB price and ship it to you when I receive it, not including shipping of course.
If you missed the GB and want this set then please contact me, I'll gladly help you out, I just want to get the money back.

Thanks!  :thumb:

Only one post and already have an avatar, impressive. Nothing personal but I would use caution when buying things from people you dont know or have any background on.


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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly [EVERY KIT WILL BE MADE] Placing order to GMK
« Reply #141 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 03:31:35 »
Would anyone like to buy my GB spot? or if that's not possible would anyone like to reserve my set? I'll sell it at GB price and ship it to you when I receive it, not including shipping of course.
If you missed the GB and want this set then please contact me, I'll gladly help you out, I just want to get the money back.

Thanks!  :thumb:

Ask your vendor to see if they can refund you, would be my suggestion :)

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« Reply #142 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 10:52:44 »
Just wanna say great communication so far. Keep it up, it's highly appreciated. :thumb:

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« Reply #143 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 02:57:36 »
Would anyone like to buy my GB spot? or if that's not possible would anyone like to reserve my set? I'll sell it at GB price and ship it to you when I receive it, not including shipping of course.
If you missed the GB and want this set then please contact me, I'll gladly help you out, I just want to get the money back.

Thanks!  :thumb:

Ask your vendor to see if they can refund you, would be my suggestion :)

Unfortunately my vendor won't let me refund :(
Changed my mind a bit too late haha

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« Reply #144 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 03:17:31 »
Would anyone like to buy my GB spot? or if that's not possible would anyone like to reserve my set? I'll sell it at GB price and ship it to you when I receive it, not including shipping of course.
If you missed the GB and want this set then please contact me, I'll gladly help you out, I just want to get the money back.

Thanks!  :thumb:

Ask your vendor to see if they can refund you, would be my suggestion :)

Unfortunately my vendor won't let me refund :(
Changed my mind a bit too late haha

Pm me your ordernumber and which vendor it concerns and I'll have a look for you. :)

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« Reply #145 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 09:16:22 »
Wait until it ships to you and sell it on the aftermarket for profit, hihihih.
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« Reply #146 on: Mon, 16 December 2019, 09:12:06 »
have you received any production samples? interested to see what it looks like outside of renders.

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« Reply #147 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 01:22:12 »
have you received any production samples? interested to see what it looks like outside of renders.

Not yet, it's overdue. I'll poke gmk today and see what's up, but understandably they are under a lot of work load seeing some sent sets have qc problems in combination with a ton of sets being ran. Hopefully soon though!

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« Reply #148 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 07:33:21 »
still no production updates yet eh?

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« Reply #149 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 07:35:28 »
GMK is having time off, no updates yet I'm afraid - the same goes for the samples. :/

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« Reply #150 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 07:46:00 »
damn. gb's always make me so nervous because of the communication gaps from manufacturers. im sure its fine, i just like to know everything thats going on lol

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« Reply #151 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 07:47:28 »
You and me both! :D

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« Reply #152 on: Fri, 03 January 2020, 08:53:54 »
I'm boutta drive over there and tell them Emir sent me to collect your part of the deal!  :'(
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« Reply #153 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 18:21:26 »
Samples are supposed to be sent directly to me from gmk this week, here's to hoping! :) will let you know.

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« Reply #154 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 13:04:45 »
still nothing eh?

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« Reply #155 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 14:09:29 »
still nothing eh?
I'm sure he'll let you know when there's something worth sharing. No point in bumping like this really.

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« Reply #156 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 15:12:36 »
still nothing eh?

My discord has some more updates, but nothing noteworthy so I didn't post here.

Samples arrived, but at least two colors need to be remade. Base and peach. I will share the difficulties I am facing soon when I'm at a pc!

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« Reply #157 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 10:11:29 »
Alright, so here's what we're facing.

Timeline:
- During the IC, I ordered RAL samples well in advance to make sure they're with me before GB starts to make sure everything is OK. Unfortunately, they were on a "back order", which means they place an order with their supplier after the customer places the order, and it took a long time to get to me. Essentially, the GB was starting when I had them in hand, so it was too late for me to change the renders. I could've cancelled the GB and postponed, but I liked the date as it wasn't dracula territory etc.
- The RALs don't look like I expected them to, none of the 4. This makes it difficult for me to ask GMK to colormatch, as I have nothing physical to present them in terms of what I want.
- I receive the first samples, and they're matched the RALs damn near perfectly - which doesn't help us, as the RALs are not what we want.

The main gripe I got is with RAL 5011, it is simply too dark. In bright sunlight it does resemble what we are after, but in normal indoors lighting it is very dark, near black. Basically, imagine GMK Phantom base purple, that's what's happening with that color. The other colors are passable, but I still want to change the peach too, to a more saturated peach. The light blue and purple complement each other well, while not being exact matches to the expected color. For now I am keeping the lighter blue and purple, they are good colors and close.

We are working with GMK now to sort out how we can move forward with the sampling process in the best way. I am committed and dedicated to delivering a set which is to my expectation, even though the situation to do so isn't the best.

I don't want to compromise for my own sake, but first and foremost I don't want to let anyone else down either. This means it might take a little while to get the colors down, but we will get there one way or another.

Basically a rookie mistake not having RALs in hand (even prior to IC, let alone GB).  Take notes and learn from my mistake, upcoming designers.
The next set I launch will have cleared color samples before I even post an IC.

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« Reply #158 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 10:23:29 »
Thank you for the update. Appreciate you taking the time to get the colors right; much better to be a little upset that it took a touch longer than expected to get the set, than to be overwhelmingly upset that the set isn’t what you expected at all. Keep up the good work and look forward to receiving the final product.

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« Reply #159 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 13:24:28 »
Thanks for updating us. I 100% prefer eventually getting an accurate set than getting an inaccurate set sooner.
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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« Reply #160 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 15:30:30 »
Your honesty is always admirable, Emir! Hope everything moves forward smoothly  :thumb:

Re: [GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« Reply #161 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 19:13:02 »
I'd sorta figured you wanted the base color to be as dark a blue as GMK Phantom (or future funk in a coupla days) is for purple. I have Phantom here and like it but it really means you've gotta have a bright room to enjoy it. might have to cop an extra...

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« Reply #162 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 21:47:57 »
Alright, so here's what we're facing.

Timeline:
- During the IC, I ordered RAL samples well in advance to make sure they're with me before GB starts to make sure everything is OK. Unfortunately, they were on a "back order", which means they place an order with their supplier after the customer places the order, and it took a long time to get to me. Essentially, the GB was starting when I had them in hand, so it was too late for me to change the renders. I could've cancelled the GB and postponed, but I liked the date as it wasn't dracula territory etc.
- The RALs don't look like I expected them to, none of the 4. This makes it difficult for me to ask GMK to colormatch, as I have nothing physical to present them in terms of what I want.
- I receive the first samples, and they're matched the RALs damn near perfectly - which doesn't help us, as the RALs are not what we want.

The main gripe I got is with RAL 5011, it is simply too dark. In bright sunlight it does resemble what we are after, but in normal indoors lighting it is very dark, near black. Basically, imagine GMK Phantom base purple, that's what's happening with that color. The other colors are passable, but I still want to change the peach too, to a more saturated peach. The light blue and purple complement each other well, while not being exact matches to the expected color. For now I am keeping the lighter blue and purple, they are good colors and close.

We are working with GMK now to sort out how we can move forward with the sampling process in the best way. I am committed and dedicated to delivering a set which is to my expectation, even though the situation to do so isn't the best.

I don't want to compromise for my own sake, but first and foremost I don't want to let anyone else down either. This means it might take a little while to get the colors down, but we will get there one way or another.

Basically a rookie mistake not having RALs in hand (even prior to IC, let alone GB).  Take notes and learn from my mistake, upcoming designers.
The next set I launch will have cleared color samples before I even post an IC.

I'm sorry, I'm just a little confused. Were you unable to use a RAL book to accurately judge the colors you had chosen beforehand? I always assumed GMK samples are used to make sure they (GMK) manufacture the caps to spec, not for the designer to decide they actually like that color. If I understand you correctly, the timeline for the GB now no longer exists and will remain in the air until you are able to figure out what colors you actually intended to use all along?
I just realized how to put stuff here.

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« Reply #163 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 23:53:27 »
Alright, so here's what we're facing.

Timeline:
- During the IC, I ordered RAL samples well in advance to make sure they're with me before GB starts to make sure everything is OK. Unfortunately, they were on a "back order", which means they place an order with their supplier after the customer places the order, and it took a long time to get to me. Essentially, the GB was starting when I had them in hand, so it was too late for me to change the renders. I could've cancelled the GB and postponed, but I liked the date as it wasn't dracula territory etc.
- The RALs don't look like I expected them to, none of the 4. This makes it difficult for me to ask GMK to colormatch, as I have nothing physical to present them in terms of what I want.
- I receive the first samples, and they're matched the RALs damn near perfectly - which doesn't help us, as the RALs are not what we want.

The main gripe I got is with RAL 5011, it is simply too dark. In bright sunlight it does resemble what we are after, but in normal indoors lighting it is very dark, near black. Basically, imagine GMK Phantom base purple, that's what's happening with that color. The other colors are passable, but I still want to change the peach too, to a more saturated peach. The light blue and purple complement each other well, while not being exact matches to the expected color. For now I am keeping the lighter blue and purple, they are good colors and close.

We are working with GMK now to sort out how we can move forward with the sampling process in the best way. I am committed and dedicated to delivering a set which is to my expectation, even though the situation to do so isn't the best.

I don't want to compromise for my own sake, but first and foremost I don't want to let anyone else down either. This means it might take a little while to get the colors down, but we will get there one way or another.

Basically a rookie mistake not having RALs in hand (even prior to IC, let alone GB).  Take notes and learn from my mistake, upcoming designers.
The next set I launch will have cleared color samples before I even post an IC.

I'm sorry, I'm just a little confused. Were you unable to use a RAL book to accurately judge the colors you had chosen beforehand? I always assumed GMK samples are used to make sure they (GMK) manufacture the caps to spec, not for the designer to decide they actually like that color. If I understand you correctly, the timeline for the GB now no longer exists and will remain in the air until you are able to figure out what colors you actually intended to use all along?

No you misunderstood me, sorry if I wasn't clear with the time line. To summarize, the colors were 'scouted' using hex representations online. Once I found rals online that I liked, I ordered them specifically to make sure they look like I want them to look in real life. This was well before gb, but they didn't reach me until gb was starting. Once I got them in hand, they looked nothing like what I expected them to - or well, the ral representation on the front page.

At this point, there were renders that I liked and the feedback was based on those set colors. So, even if I had the rals, I likely wouldn't have changed them anyway. There's no RAL that is closer, as I ordered multiple shades of each color to have a "failsafe", which unfortunately didn't help at all as they were all off.

In any case, I don't expect delays to be very long. The sampling process can take a while even with physical objects to compare to, so this doesn't thrown off the time line more than any other scenario might have.

In any case, I have colors from the plastic series and the design series, not even gmk had access to the plastic series. I don't think a majority of designers have access to physical rals prior to IC, which I now recommend everyone to do (yeah, might seem like common sense). As I said, learn from my mistake.

I'll do everything I can to deliver what you, me and WE expect from firefly - this is just for transparency.


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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« Reply #164 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 04:18:12 »
Colors look different under different light sources. You will never get colors to look the same under all kinds of light sources - that's impossible. 6500 ° Kelvin is daylight. That's how most screens should be calibrated as well.
If the colors look the same in daylight and on a calibrated screen, there is no issue.
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« Reply #165 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 07:51:16 »
Your honesty is always admirable, Emir! Hope everything moves forward smoothly  :thumb:
I second that.

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« Reply #166 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 08:08:06 »
Thanks Emir for keeping us informed. We trust you for the color matching, I don’t mind delays.

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« Reply #167 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 15:33:15 »
Ok, So I wasn't planning to post any images of the samples. The reason for this is because I am not able to take accurate photos, and I don't want confusion in the thread.
For the finalized samples, I will send them to the best photographer in our hobby (IMO) for accurate shots - but I don't want to post any because I don't have the equipment or knowledge to take such images.

However, a lot of people have been talking about how this set is turning into GMK Necro, or that the set is doomed and there's no way we will have a final product close to the renders.
I decided to post an image of the samples to show that it is not about to be a necro, and we are not a million miles away from being close to matching the colros correctly. They are however still off, and I will correct that.

So note again: I don't have equipment or knowledge in order to take accurate shots and these are rejected samples.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« Reply #168 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 16:08:19 »
The delay is unfortunate, but it's more important to get the colors right.  I've already got GMK Phantom gathering dust in the closet; I don't need another set that in theory isn't black if you ever bring it into just the right kind of lighting.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« Reply #169 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 18:00:44 »
the samples look like the outdoor renders, are you trying to get it closer to the indoor renders?

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« Reply #170 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 18:02:38 »
the samples look like the outdoor renders, are you trying to get it closer to the indoor renders?

I'm trying to get them neutral to the expected colors where they will look similar to the outdoor renders outdoors, and indoor renders indoors. :)
However, keep in mind that they're just that - renders - and it will never be a 1;1.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« Reply #171 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 11:57:32 »
I understand there are delays here, happy to wait to get it right.  What was the original delivery date on this and what is expected date now?  Just looking for a very high level guess from anyone here. 

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« Reply #172 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 08:57:00 »
I understand there are delays here, happy to wait to get it right.  What was the original delivery date on this and what is expected date now?  Just looking for a very high level guess from anyone here.

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« Reply #173 on: Mon, 17 February 2020, 22:56:48 »
Those samples look good to me *shrug*

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« Reply #174 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 09:30:47 »
Those samples look good to me *shrug*

Not good enough! :D I want it to be as close as possible, and I'll do everything towards that.

Regarding delays, it's not confirmed that there will be any as opposed to if we had the correct RALs off the bat. You're given a production slot upon ordering, and hopefully the colors will be sorted out before Fireflys production slot is up. :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Firefly - Waiting on round 2 color samples
« Reply #175 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 13:09:19 »
As I updated in my discord, 3 new rals have been chosen and sent to gmk! :)