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Offline Pachriksu

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[GB] GMK Umbra | Shipping to Vendors | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16, 2019
« on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 05:16:25 »

GMK Umbra
Group Buy Status: CLOSED

Pokédex Entry #197 - Umbreon

Umbreon evolved as a result of exposure to the moon's waves.
It hides silently in darkness and waits for its foes to make a move.
When darkness falls, the rings on the body begin to glow,
striking fear in the hearts of anyone nearby.




Update: 20 January 2020
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Greetings from 2020!

Due to some conflict in RAL colors with GMK, I was required to find replacement colors for RAL 270 20 10 and RAL 270 30 10.
This is not a huge deal though, as the new colors are very close and have very little differences.
The new colors are RAL 260 30 10 and RAL 260 20 05. They are reflected in these official GMK renders:





Update: 2 February 2020
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After the announcement of the recent color changes, I commissioned Abec13, who did the previous Iron165 renders, to re-render them with the new colors. Here is the result:

(Click more for old colors)
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Update: 24 February 2020
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Samples have finally arrived!

Took a while, but here we are.
My review: The accent color is perfect, and the alpha color matches really well. The only problem is the modifier color; it seems a bit too dark so I will need to revise it. I took two pictures comparing all of them: The first one is outside, rainy afternoon, and the second one is inside with a little warm lighting from my lamp, comparing the color to my HHKB (Pro 2) and deskmat (Godspeed Laser). Keep in mind that none of these samples have blue legends, so if you feel like something's missing/off, that's probably it :)

There are still no updates for estimated shipping, so around June is my fair bet. Matching the modifier color will probably add a few weeks if I do request samples.
Deskmat orders should be shipping in the US from Kono.store by now. For other regions, I have not gotten details yet, so you can ask your regional vendor for more information regarding deskmats.
Cables are going to be manufactured and sent out sooner or later; the cable maker said there is still a queue for other group buys so I will update with any available information in the future.
RAMA Caps will be manufactured and an estimated shipping time will be announced after I have confirmed the final colors with GMK for production.

Please feel free to share any opinions about the colors of these samples. If you have any requests for photos of the samples in different settings, I'd be happy to do it within my reach.





Update: 11 March 2020
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Sorry for the wait.
I have decided to proceed with the existing colors. I'll attach some images comparing the samples to CR. Notice the color difference - it's not nearly as dark as it seems. Don't worry about the colors, it's really hard to gauge colors from photos, especially different ones taken by a phone camera, and everyone's monitor is different. GMK has matched the original colors as close as they can be.







Update: 12 March 2020
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GMK Final Renders. Made a couple of small changes: "Lock" and "Num Lock" changed to "Scroll" and "Num" for consistency. Dakuten on Hiragana "modernized."
New estimated shipping: August - GMK gives a rough 23-25 week estimate from the invoice date for projects now, and that's what I'm basing this off of.







Update: 7 April 2020
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A small update:

GMK requested for Umbra to use the new packaging, so the packaging design has changed a little bit.
I don't have any new renders but they aren't really needed because the design still remains largely the same.

If you have concerns about the new packaging and watched some videos where it wasn't very good (8008, for example), GMK is already revising the new packaging and I hope that will be reflected before this set gets made and shipped out. However, I have no control over how quickly GMK will resolve the new packaging issues, but I'm hoping for the issues to be fixed before then.

If you don't know about this change or want more info, here is the link to the official announcement: https://uniqey.net/en/blog/detail/sCategory/8/blogArticle/16

Update: 9 April 2020
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RAMA x Umbra
Unfortunately, RAMA's manufacturer only anodizes with Pantone references, so the exact modifier color cannot be represented in this artisan cap.
I have decided to use Pantone 433 C, as it is the closest color to RAL 260 20 05 that I could match.
The difference in the colors means that the artisan cap will be darker than the modifiers, however I believe that the darker color can serve as a nice accent piece to Esc or F13.





Update: 26 June 2020
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The sets have arrived at Mykeyboard! Shipping to other vendors will commence soon, I expect most to have their sets by the end of next month.

Disclaimer: Pictures are pictures, they will vary a lot from screen to screen, and they are not comparable to viewing them in real life. However, I think these pictures are an accurate representation of GMK Umbra (albeit a little undersaturated). I think it turned out great!











Proxies
US - Kono
Canada - Deskhero
Europe - Mykeyboard
Asia / Oceana - Daily Clack

MOQ Status
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Week 1 (11/1 - 11/9)
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Week 2 (11/10 - 11/16)
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Week 3 (11/17 - 11/23)
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Week 4 (11/24 - 11/30)
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Week 5 (12/1 - 12/7)
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Week 6 (12/8 - 12/16)
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Extras Purchased
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Base: 98
Hiragana: 39
Spacebar: 40
Deskmat: 40
RAMA: 20


Kits

Ooh, shiny... Featuring a numpad, full UK ISO, and ortho support!
145 USD / 137 EUR / 200 CAD / 205 AUD


A tribute to the OG Pokémon game. Featuring hiragana subs with full UK ISO.
70 USD / 65 EUR / 97 CAD / 102 AUD


Need some extra items for your journey?
30 USD / 29 EUR / 47 CAD / 44 AUD

Deskmat

Complement your Umbreon!
17 USD / 19 EUR / 24 CAD / 25 AUD

Cable

Nice tail.

RAMA x Umbra

Gaze into the ring.
45 USD / 49 EUR / 64 CAD / 68 AUD


Renders

Packaging


Dawn - crykn



En Dash - wouldworks







Iron165 - Smith+Rune








Colors Used
RAL 260 20 05
RAL 260 30 10
RAL 240 60 40
           GMK CP
           GMK CR


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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra - LIVE! Nov 1-31
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 08:40:23 »
Approved :thumb:

Re: [GB] GMK Umbra - LIVE! Nov 1-31
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 12:37:43 »
That cable is sweet!

Offline midnatwili

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra - LIVE! Nov 1-30
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 15:10:13 »
 :thumb: joined group buy on kono. Blue is my favorite color, and this looks nice.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra - LIVE! Nov 1-30
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 17:40:18 »
Nice base kit.
Glad to see UK ISO, Ortho and numpad included for only ~$30 more than a smaller set, when normally any one of those costs at least that much.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra - LIVE! Nov 1-30
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 18:42:25 »
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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra - LIVE! Nov 1-30
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 19:43:01 »
This colour combinations working really well.
All the best for the GB!

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Week 1 Numbers! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 1
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 17:58:09 »
Week 1 numbers are in (No extras)! Numbers are looking fine for now considering this is a slow month, we should be able to hit MOQ on everything.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra - LIVE! Nov 1-30
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 12 November 2019, 01:03:02 »
Nice base kit.
Glad to see UK ISO, Ortho and numpad included for only ~$30 more than a smaller set, when normally any one of those costs at least that much.

This!

With GMK pricing it's usually better to go for a somewhat all inclusive base kit, unlike the many smaller kits of SA, KAT, DSA, and the like.

Pachriksu, thanks for making this possible  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Week 1 Numbers! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 1
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 12 November 2019, 19:29:01 »
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MOQ Status
Status will be posted every Monday.

Week 1 (11/1 - 11/9)
Base Kit - 44/250
Hiragana Kit - 17/100
Spacebar - 10/100
Deskmat - 16/0
RAMA Cap - 17/50



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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Week 1 Numbers! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 1
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 18 November 2019, 17:59:41 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Week 1 Numbers! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 1
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 19 November 2019, 02:45:21 »
I love the colors. Just saved mine before they are gone.

Any update on shipping or is it still approx May 2020?

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Week 1 Numbers! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 1
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 20 November 2019, 06:42:22 »
I love the colors. Just saved mine before they are gone.

Any update on shipping or is it still approx May 2020?
Updated shipping approximations will come a while after the Group Buy. Right now it’s still projected to be Q2 2020.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Week 2 Numbers! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 1
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 20 November 2019, 12:09:54 »
It would be cool if we can choose between standard and hiragana for the Base kit

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Week 2 Numbers! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 1
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 20 November 2019, 15:19:44 »
It would be cool if we can choose between standard and hiragana for the Base kit
It would, if sets weren't limited by MOQ  :p

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | EXTENDED | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 03:23:37 »
How's the set doing? Two more weeks. I already joined.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | EXTENDED | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 12:37:01 »
How's the set doing? Two more weeks. I already joined.
Yeah, its looking a little rough, but many buys have been struggling this month, so I think this will pick up next week (well at least by one since I'm hoping to buy my set then)

Offline DukeEsquire

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | EXTENDED | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 19:12:19 »
This one is looking a little rough unfortunately.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | EXTENDED | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 23:14:53 »
Just saw that it's been extended.

What are the sales at now?

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | EXTENDED | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 29 November 2019, 01:19:57 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | EXTENDED | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 29 November 2019, 22:52:42 »
Oof. That is a high moq...

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | EXTENDED | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 06:21:31 »
So keen for this set!

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | EXTENDED | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 10:46:29 »
Oof. That is a high moq...
It is, but I believe we will make it :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | EXTENDED | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 21:50:22 »
I hope so. I really like this kit.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | EXTENDED | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 14:41:59 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Week 4 Numbers | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 23:05:26 »
Tidy spike. Nice work guys. This is such a nice set.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Week 4 Numbers | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 23:43:21 »
Good to see some momentum.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Week 4 Numbers | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 09 December 2019, 14:44:39 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Week 5 Numbers | LAST WEEK! Ends Dec. 16
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 18:22:27 »
13 Dec updated, including some extras.
A few days left, and more extras to come.



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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | 3 Days Left! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 22:57:07 »
What happens if this set doesn't meet MOQ?  :eek:

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | 3 Days Left! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 14 December 2019, 06:05:25 »
What happens if this set doesn't meet MOQ?  :eek:
Then everyone is refunded and it doesn’t get made. But don’t worry, we can make MOQ. :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | 3 Days Left! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 14 December 2019, 07:38:31 »
What happens if this set doesn't meet MOQ?  :eek:
Then everyone is refunded and it doesn’t get made. But don’t worry, we can make MOQ. :)

Will deskmat still be made? I want that furry tail

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | 3 Days Left! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 14 December 2019, 10:51:07 »
What happens if this set doesn't meet MOQ?  :eek:
Then everyone is refunded and it doesn’t get made. But don’t worry, we can make MOQ. :)

Graphs for 13 Dec updated above.
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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | 3 Days Left! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 14 December 2019, 12:01:08 »
What happens if this set doesn't meet MOQ?  :eek:
Then everyone is refunded and it doesn’t get made. But don’t worry, we can make MOQ. :)

Will deskmat still be made? I want that furry tail
Desk mats should ship around next month!

Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | 3 Days Left! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 14 December 2019, 14:32:36 »
Pachriksu, I think your advertising and updates on this set have been nothing short of amazing, and I'm glad to see you near to MOQ.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | 3 Days Left! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 14 December 2019, 14:42:22 »
This set is so close to reaching MOQ that I don't see it failing to do so. I wouldn't be surprised if this hit 300+ sets sold at the end

Offline Pachriksu

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | 3 Days Left! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 14 December 2019, 20:25:59 »
Pachriksu, I think your advertising and updates on this set have been nothing short of amazing, and I'm glad to see you near to MOQ.

Thank you so much! It's been a tough 1.5 months for GMK sets but I'm happy about the decisions I've made for this set. Hope to see everyone on the other side of MOQ :)

This set is so close to reaching MOQ that I don't see it failing to do so. I wouldn't be surprised if this hit 300+ sets sold at the end

Haha, that would be a dream :P

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | LAST DAY TO JOIN! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 16 December 2019, 12:04:01 »
Today is the last day to pick up a set!

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | LAST DAY TO JOIN! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 02:47:35 »
Joined a couple minutes ago (figured I had to put my money were my mouth is and support sensible 'all in one' kit design. I get basic ortho, full UK ISO and numpad coverage for 2/3s the price of one child kit. I'd basically be losing money if I missed out :p)

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Processing Final Numbers | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 14:56:29 »
The GMK Umbra group buy is now over. Thank you so much to everyone that joined for a wonderful and successful extended month! I'll continue to update this thread in the future with shipping information, samples, etc. Graphs will be posted shortly.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Finished! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 15:32:44 »
Great job, your efforts didn't go unnoticed!! Congrats on MOQ  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Finished! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Official Renders In! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16, 2019
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 19:31:38 »
Update posted.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Official Renders In! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16, 2019
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 20:21:19 »
Not sure I like the new blue :/ But we'll see how it looks in real life...

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Official Renders In! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16, 2019
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 09:32:02 »
Not sure I like the new blue :/ But we'll see how it looks in real life...

It's a GMK render so I would be careful. They are notorious for completely inaccurate colors. Most designers don't even post them because they are so off from community renders.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Official Renders In! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16, 2019
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 11:33:03 »
I know it's all renders, but that's a very different blue.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Official Renders In! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16, 2019
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 05:51:22 »
Inspired by the Pokemon Umbreon, this set lurks in the darkness waiting for its foe (your wallet) to make its move.
This monochrome, Dark-Type set features soft dark blues that contrast with the luminescent brighter blues: truly capturing the Umbreon theme MyPrepaidCenter
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Second update rolled out.

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Samples Have Arrived! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16, 2019
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 17:19:31 »
Another update rolled out :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Umbra | Samples Have Arrived! | Nov. 1 - Dec. 16, 2019
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 00:59:29 »
Samples look good! When do you think the sets will be ready for shipping?