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Offline octix

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[GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« on: Sat, 22 February 2020, 22:09:34 »
GMK APOLLO



"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" - Neil Armstrong

Inspired by the Apollo missions, GMK Apollo revolves around the moon. It pays homage to the greats, and looks towards the future of space travel. GMK Apollo takes the colors of our closest celestial body, as well as the surrounding void around it, and matches it to your keyboard.

Welcome to the GMK Apollo group buy!

Running from the 25th of February to the 25th of March!



Shipping is expected to be May 2021

The set can be found from these vendors below!

US: TX Keyboards Buy Here!
EU: CandyKeys Buy Here!
AUS: DailyClack Buy Here!
Asia: iLumKB Buy Here!
Canada: DeskHero Buy Here!

Renders!

https://imgur.com/a/KrsCext

Colors Used:



Sales Numbers:



Kits:

Pricing



Command Module (Base Kit) - 250 MOQ $120



Telemetry Module (Numpad+ISO) - 100 MOQ $50



Lunar Module (Novelties) - 100 MOQ $40



Propellant Module (40s/Ortho) - 100 MOQ $50



Space Module (Spacebars) - 100 MOQ $25



Rama Cap:

Rocket Man (R1 RAMA Cap) - 50 MOQ $45




Deskmats:

Both will be 900mm x 400mm x 4mm and will have stitched flowing edges, how awesome is that!?

Lost in Space $17



New Horizons $17



Socials:

Follow updates for GMK Apollo on my Discord Server and Instagram!

Timeline:

The timeline for Apollo is estimated to be roughly 24 weeks, this, like with any other group buy, is subject to change.

Collaborations:






Both USB-C and Mini USB will be available




Info:
Quote from: MarbleKeeb
60%: 40 pieces are already in my possession and will be available on 25th Feb. They can be shipped within 1 to 2 weeks.
65/75%: GB starting on 25th Feb, limit is 30 pieces max. Product will be shipped 4 months after the GB end. (probably faster)
TKL: GB starting on 25th Feb, limit is 30 pieces max. Same as for 65% above

60% : 60USD + shipping
65/75% : 65USD + shipping
TKL : 68USD + shipping

Note: The 60% has a flat design with 2 large rounded corners, while other sizes will have an angled design with smaller rounded corners.
For more info: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104701.msg2865894#msg2865894

Artisan Collaborations:

  • Alpha Keycaps - Apollo Keypora (FINISHED)


  • DustyCaps - Luna Keycap (Public Buy) - MX R1

https://dustycaps.com/shop/cherryluna




A form for the cap will be open during the GB period through DustyCaps.

  • SodieCaps - Apollo Collab (Raffle) - MX R1

Keycaps haven't started casting yet, follow SodieCaps on Instagram to be notified or join my Discord server listed above to be notified when it opens!

  • C.Y.O - Apollo Collab (Raffle)

Keycaps haven't started casting yet, follow C.Y.O on Instagram to be notified or join my Discord server listed above to be notified when it opens!

Special Thanks:

  • To everyone who has given me feedback along the way! You guys rock
  • Abec for giving me some amazing renders and feedback. And thanks for putting up with my last second render needs =p
  • Jude for the valuable assistance
  • Everyone who's hyped up Apollo and helped reach more people than I ever imagined
  • Acasia for the amazing deskmat artwork!
  • All the vendors for working with me and staying with me for the journey!
  • Everyone else I've forgotten!

Updates:
  • GB Thread opened: 23.2.2020

If you would like to support this set please paste this link into your profile signature!
You can do this via Profile -> Modify Profile -> Forum Profile -> Signature!
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Thanks everyone!
« Last Edit: Tue, 23 February 2021, 17:15:16 by octix »


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 06:04:45 »
Approved
If you need any GB or classifieds post approved send me a

Offline f0leyme1ster

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 06:11:55 »
Hell yeah, my first group buy

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 12:08:10 »
I just went on the TXKeyboard website to purchase the Apollo Keysets but it says its sold out. Am I seeing this correctly?

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 12:15:27 »
Am I seeing this correctly?

Read the description on the product page

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 12:47:58 »
Am I seeing this correctly?

Read the description on the product page

Sorry. For some reason I though 12PM was this morning. It didn't occur to me that it would of been 12AM. My mistake!

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 13:07:12 »
Am I seeing this correctly?

Read the description on the product page

Sorry. For some reason I though 12PM was this morning. It didn't occur to me that it would of been 12AM. My mistake!

All good! US will be live in T-Minus 1 hour! For those lucky Canadians out there it’s already live on deskhero!


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Offline octix

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Group buy is now live for the US and Canada!

10 orders already within the first minute :eek:

US: https://www.us.txkeyboards.com/collections/group-buy/products/gmk-apollo?variant=31842933473340

Canada: https://www.deskhero.ca/products/gmk-apollo


Other vendors will go live very shortly!


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Offline 002 DC

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LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Offline JimmyJim

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Ordered  :thumb:

Offline Hemenah

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) GB Opens Midday 25th PST
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 16:08:04 »
Just picked up a set!

Offline LtCasual

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) GB Opens Midday 25th PST
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 16:13:18 »
Ordered. First group buy!

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 22:58:04 »
Do we have an idea of how much has sold yet?

Offline octix

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 00:39:47 »
Do we have an idea of how much has sold yet?

Looking like more than 100 base kits sold already!


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 02:26:33 »
does that rama cap actually glow?

Offline octix

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 03:19:06 »
does that rama cap actually glow?

Yep! Glow in the dark infill


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 03:36:09 »
Too scared to order from Candy Keys, so probably will have to skip this one :(

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 04:41:19 »
Too scared to order from Candy Keys, so probably will have to skip this one :(

Why that?

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What is the Salvun cap about? It’s 50 USD so I am curious what differentiates it from the novelties.


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What is the Salvun cap about? It’s 50 USD so I am curious what differentiates it from the novelties.


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It's made from metal.

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I still haven't understood this, if someone could explain it to me, thanks in advance...

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I still haven't understood this, if someone could explain it to me, thanks in advance...

Just checking this now.

I'll update the thread when it's been solved


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Offline PotatoTM

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Looking forward to picking up this set, GLWGB!

Update: In for base, spacebar, and novelties :)
« Last Edit: Tue, 24 March 2020, 10:51:11 by PotatoTM »

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Amazing numbers so far!!!

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I still haven't understood this, if someone could explain it to me, thanks in advance...

Just checking this now.

I'll update the thread when it's been solved



🤔

Offline honoka

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what in the actual fudge is that markup

Offline hkiri

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what in the actual fudge is that markup

Classic Candykeys pricing on deskmats. Ridiculous.

Offline MaKrum

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 after the gb could you release the deskpad artwork? i need it to realize a personal project (i want to reproduce it on a piece of wood with a woodburning pen)

Offline octix

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what in the actual fudge is that markup

Classic Candykeys pricing on deskmats. Ridiculous.

Managed to get it down to 25 EUR. Updated.

after the gb could you release the deskpad artwork? i need it to realize a personal project (i want to reproduce it on a piece of wood with a woodburning pen)

I think I will, not in full, but I definitely want to release it :)


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Offline hkiri

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what in the actual fudge is that markup

Classic Candykeys pricing on deskmats. Ridiculous.

Managed to get it down to 25 EUR. Updated.

Still higher than any other EU Proxy (Hint: there's only one other legitimate EU Proxy)
Stop partnering with Candykeys. Not because of liability issues but because of their greediness.

Offline Itstobi

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Picked up Base + RAMA + Deskmat.
Thank you!

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what in the actual fudge is that markup

Classic Candykeys pricing on deskmats. Ridiculous.

Managed to get it down to 25 EUR. Updated.

Still higher than any other EU Proxy (Hint: there's only one other legitimate EU Proxy)
Stop partnering with Candykeys. Not because of liability issues but because of their greediness.

Why would you say that? What is that for bias thing to say? Exactly this is the type of comments we do not like to see, it only creates separation and unnecessary taking of sides, What else shows that we are greedy?

Many are asking how this cost is calculated:

Take the cost of a deskmat, we can not write it down what it is but you can guess. This is not a NK or DM set, so the manufacturing pricing is kinder to us, a lot kinder.
A deskmat weighs at around 1kg, if not more, it is a big one. From weighing the older desk-mats, it is clear. 1KG from Asia on average costs 8-11 EUR, we are not in America, they are also high volume products and not "sleekly packed"

Price of Deskmat + 9 EUR

We have import fees, we import using DHL and TNT, so they will correctly place the Deskmat under a HS Code of Rubber. We can not do anything about it, Shirts from TKC land under the same style fee, so do plastic pellets that we import for our own plastic injection molding. This ranges from experience to be around a 15% tax, that we do not get back, as it is a so to say import "fine" on rubber. AKA, we are looking at a further price increase of (Deskmat + 9 EUR * 1,15) - Not to mention that we ignore the 25 EUR import set fee, and then there SOMETIMES is a financing fee for the import depending on the courier, which is 2.5%

Keyboards, Switches, Electronics do not fall under this import fee.

You are stuck at that price, now you have a 19% tax on sales, which USA does not have (they also have half the shipping price (woo economy!) and they have no import fees (love China)), so lets say 30 EUR sales price is 30/1,19=25,00 EUR
You have free shipping to all common EU countries above 50,00 EUR, so that is easily -10 EUR for our half, while the nice guys you mentioned have shipping costs for countries.
AND we are also not counting in 1-3% Credit Card + PayPal fees in that price, forget designer fees, any profits for anyone here with such price sadly.

Does this put the price into perspective?
GMK Apollo Base pricing is priced so that its non-profit (legal amount before the commerce authorities knock on our door for underpricing) until a much higher quantity, so there is also no designer profit there, and we are working on those for free unless we hit a certain MOQ.

Other products that people might think as being expensive are: RAMA Keys (full under Aluminium in Import), KBDFans Kits, NK Deskmats (Manufacturing Price is 3x as high) and possibly some other small things.

If you want to take this up further then please e-mail personally at support@candykeys.com as GH is really hard to follow at times.
Thanks
David
The CandyKeys Mechanical Keyboard Store

Offline MaKrum

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after the gb could you release the deskpad artwork? i need it to realize a personal project (i want to reproduce it on a piece of wood with a woodburning pen)

I think I will, not in full, but I definitely want to release it :)

Thanks man, i will wait patiently.

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We have import fees, we import using DHL and TNT, so they will correctly place the Deskmat under a HS Code of Rubber. We can not do anything about it, Shirts from TKC land under the same style fee, so do plastic pellets that we import for our own plastic injection molding. This ranges from experience to be around a 15% tax, that we do not get back, as it is a so to say import "fine" on rubber. AKA, we are looking at a further price increase of (Deskmat + 9 EUR * 1,15) - Not to mention that we ignore the 25 EUR import set fee, and then there SOMETIMES is a financing fee for the import depending on the courier, which is 2.5%

I was just talking about the deskmats because they are way, way higher than at any other EU proxy.
So in the end it's a German customs thing again, gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.
« Last Edit: Fri, 28 February 2020, 02:50:13 by hkiri »

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Just picked up a set. love the colors!

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) 250 base kits sold!
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 14:08:43 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) 250 base kits sold!
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 14:27:15 »
Insane numbers after 5 days!

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) 250 base kits sold!
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 14:34:55 »
Amazing!!! Congrats 🎉

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) 250 base kits sold!
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 17:03:13 »
Amazing sales so far! Thanks everyone so far for the support. It means a lot  :)


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Great numbers! Really excited to put this set on my board :)

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Thank you so much for ISO.  All kits and deskmat ordered.
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What’s the estimated ship date?

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What’s the estimated ship date?
Probably 6 months +

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Is the deskpad machine washable?

Offline octix

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Is the deskpad machine washable?

Yep it is! Just contacted the manu now and they confirmed it


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Offline Itstobi

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Numbers looking solid!
I heard that there’s an ARTKEY Sirius collab coming up soon? Do you know when it is?

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GMK Apollo Sirus Raffle! Base Kit buyers will have a x3 chance of winning!

More info here! https://artkeyuniverse.com/shop/detail/apollo
The form will be open for 10 minutes!


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Offline Rameka

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Set is stunningly gorgeous. No 2U shift is a deal breaker though... :'(

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Man. That's a nice mid-GB bump. Must have been artkey raffle? It is one of the nicer artkey colorsets imo.

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Will the 2.00 blank keycap work on a 2U left-shift key with stabilizers? Also, if not, is it possible to include that in this order? I just placed an order for a ton of keycaps, but if there's no 2U shift, I'll definitely be pulling out.

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Will the 2.00 blank keycap work on a 2U left-shift key with stabilizers? Also, if not, is it possible to include that in this order? I just placed an order for a ton of keycaps, but if there's no 2U shift, I'll definitely be pulling out.

Sorry, there isn’t sadly. And it wouldn’t be possible to include in the order.
Sorry in advance!


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Pantone samples are here!
More pictures are coming soon.



From left to right: Cool Gray 2C, 431 C, 4140 C



Note: Photos aren't 100% color accurate, expect some degree of discrepancies.


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Love these colours.  They should look really well when in real life.
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this set is defintely x

Offline octix

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Love these colours.  They should look really well when in real life.

Yeah, I can’t wait to get the first round of color samples!


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I ordered my set  :D

Now I just have to wait

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Really glad this set is doing so well :) can't wait!

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That is some solid numbers. Look at that consistent growth.

Offline fishbiscuit13

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I'm so excited for this, got it with the Dusty and Alpha artisans and the cable, the Lunar mat and Salvun, and it'll look just amazing on the upcoming Eclipse. What a perfect first set.

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I'm so excited for this, got it with the Dusty and Alpha artisans and the cable, the Lunar mat and Salvun, and it'll look just amazing on the upcoming Eclipse. What a perfect first set.

What a great setup to go with it! Should be a great aesthetic :)


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (2 DAYS REMAINING)
« Reply #65 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 12:05:49 »
helllll yes! my first group buy.



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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (2 DAYS REMAINING)
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 14:49:31 »
Ending tomorrow! Nearing 1000 base kits!!
« Last Edit: Wed, 25 March 2020, 01:13:36 by octix »


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Ending later tomorrow!)
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 22:11:44 »
so pumped for this—it's my first group buy

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Ending later tomorrow!)
« Reply #68 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 16:07:08 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Ending later tomorrow!)
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 16:38:04 »
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Awesome numbers everyone! Thanks for the support so far, means the world. Group buy for US at least will conclude at midnight tonight PST, so get those orders in whilst you can. The EU will follow suit and should conclude tomorrow morning. Most other vendors should follow suit.
Thanks :)


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Ending FEB 25th 11:59pm PST)
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 18:04:06 »
Broke 1000 and got all the MOQs! Way to go!

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Ending FEB 25th 11:59pm PST)
« Reply #71 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 01:39:00 »
Just yeeted a base kit + spacebars before midnight

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 05:37:23 »
Damn... I was going to order, and I wasn't paying attention to the date :(

Woops...

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 06:39:03 »
Damn... I was going to order, and I wasn't paying attention to the date :(

Woops...

All other vendors other than US should be open for a tiny bit more time if you’re able to sneak in.


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 08:27:34 »
Damn... I was going to order, and I wasn't paying attention to the date :(

Woops...

All other vendors other than US should be open for a tiny bit more time if you’re able to sneak in.

I'm in the same boat. Could I order from EU even if I'm in the US?

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (CLOSED)
« Reply #75 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 11:56:09 »
I'm kinda confused, on Candykeys it says the gb still has 1 day 17hours left. But when I add the items into my cart, it says the items are out of stock. What's going on here?

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after the gb could you release the deskpad artwork? i need it to realize a personal project (i want to reproduce it on a piece of wood with a woodburning pen)

I think I will, not in full, but I definitely want to release it :)

news about the release?
« Last Edit: Sat, 28 March 2020, 07:56:21 by MaKrum »

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (CLOSED)
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 22:29:07 »



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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (CLOSED) Over 1300 sold!
« Reply #78 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 10:00:06 »
I've been lookting for some information on the Oblivion color scheme but couldn't find anything. Does anyone know the the Apollo mods and Oblivion mods compare colorwise?

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (CLOSED) Over 1300 sold!
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 12:41:31 »
I've been lookting for some information on the Oblivion color scheme but couldn't find anything. Does anyone know the the Apollo mods and Oblivion mods compare colorwise?


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (CLOSED) Over 1300 sold!
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 30 April 2020, 20:17:17 »
Some amazing numbers. Made sure to pick up a second set before the end of the GB. Will you keep this thread updated with info regarding the buy?

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (CLOSED) Over 1300 sold!
« Reply #81 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:45:47 »
I just noticed...

Why is there an extra B key in the base kit?
There is no such thing as "too much orange."

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (CLOSED) Over 1300 sold!
« Reply #82 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:52:27 »
I just noticed...

Why is there an extra B key in the base kit?

Alice layouts

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (CLOSED) Over 1300 sold!
« Reply #83 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 08:23:34 »
Can I still join this 😭😭😭😭

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (CLOSED) Over 1300 sold!
« Reply #84 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 08:37:11 »
Extras will be a thing.
Can I still join this 😭😭😭😭

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #85 on: Tue, 09 June 2020, 15:49:17 »
Any timeline on when you will get color samples?

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #86 on: Tue, 09 June 2020, 20:17:00 »
Any timeline on when you will get color samples?

Currently, it's a very awkward situation. I had the color samples shipped to GMK around 3 months ago directly from me. Subsequently, due to COVID, they were placed on sea freight 1 month later. Upon learning of this I decided the best option would be to order a second set of samples to ensure fast delivery. These were shipped Pantone US to a US address via 'MyUS', a parcel forwarding company. From this, they send it over to Germany via DHL directly. Last week I received an email directly from them notifying me that the parcel was lost in their headquarters in the US and they are currently looking to resolve this situation. I may end up ordering a 3rd batch of samples very soon if I don't hear back from them!
I am doing everything I can, but due to shipping, COVID, and downright luck, the samples are yet to arrive.
But, I am confident we will be able to approve colors quickly to ensure the sets ship when GMK first said they would. Sorry for the confusion of this, if anyone has questions about anything, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to keep as transparent as possible.
On another note, the deskmats are finishing production today and will be sent to all vendors subsequently. Most should ship in around 1 month from now if everything goes to plan!


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #87 on: Wed, 10 June 2020, 13:04:41 »

Currently, it's a very awkward situation. I had the color samples shipped to GMK around 3 months ago directly from me. Subsequently, due to COVID, they were placed on sea freight 1 month later. Upon learning of this I decided the best option would be to order a second set of samples to ensure fast delivery. These were shipped Pantone US to a US address via 'MyUS', a parcel forwarding company. From this, they send it over to Germany via DHL directly. Last week I received an email directly from them notifying me that the parcel was lost in their headquarters in the US and they are currently looking to resolve this situation. I may end up ordering a 3rd batch of samples very soon if I don't hear back from them!
I am doing everything I can, but due to shipping, COVID, and downright luck, the samples are yet to arrive.
But, I am confident we will be able to approve colors quickly to ensure the sets ship when GMK first said they would. Sorry for the confusion of this, if anyone has questions about anything, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to keep as transparent as possible.
On another note, the deskmats are finishing production today and will be sent to all vendors subsequently. Most should ship in around 1 month from now if everything goes to plan!

Don't feel pressured to deliver on time, I'm sure most would prefer a well matched set over one that arrived earlier, plus we all understand delays were inevitable with COVID-19. Thanks for the update / transparency.

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #88 on: Wed, 10 June 2020, 18:12:30 »
100% agreed. Deliver when ready.

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #89 on: Fri, 12 June 2020, 02:56:58 »
Third to that. Exciting about the desk mats!

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #90 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 06:57:58 »
I unfortunately missed the GB on CandyKeys but hopefully I get another chance with the extras or a round 2! Beautiful set.

Offline MaKrum

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after the gb could you release the deskpad artwork? i need it to realize a personal project (i want to reproduce it on a piece of wood with a woodburning pen)

I think I will, not in full, but I definitely want to release it :)

news about the release?

news about the release? part 2

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #92 on: Sun, 12 July 2020, 23:19:41 »
Any updates on the RAMA keys?

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #93 on: Mon, 13 July 2020, 23:26:57 »
Please take your time to ensure your vision becomes a reality!

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #94 on: Tue, 14 July 2020, 19:58:11 »
after the gb could you release the deskpad artwork? i need it to realize a personal project (i want to reproduce it on a piece of wood with a woodburning pen)

I think I will, not in full, but I definitely want to release it :)

news about the release?

news about the release? part 2

Hi, I will work to release a version that will be available for personal use e.g. Wallpapers. I just want to minimize the risk of stealing and people reproducing the mats.

Any updates on the RAMA keys?

They have been produced and shipped to vendors as far as I know. I know DeskHero has gotten theirs, but as for the other vendors, I'd keep updated on their socials!


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #95 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 23:10:50 »
No pressure but just curious if there are any updates. Are the desk mats going to be shipped separately? Thanks!

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #96 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 23:14:22 »
No pressure but just curious if there are any updates. Are the desk mats going to be shipped separately? Thanks!

Deskmats are shipped separately only if you ordered them separately (so thus paying for shipping for them individually)

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #97 on: Sat, 22 August 2020, 02:54:03 »
No pressure but just curious if there are any updates. Are the desk mats going to be shipped separately? Thanks!

Hey there!
Yes, there are some updates. So far RAMA's and deskmats have all been produced and shipped, some still waiting to get to vendors. As for the caps themselves, its been fairly slow-moving and nothing really to update. I know GMK is still matching up colors as the problems with shipping resulted in this being delayed, so samples should arrive shortly. I'll keep you all posted when I hear what's happening.
As for the question regarding deskmats, as LightningXI stated, Deskmats are shipped separately only if you ordered them separately.However I know some vendors will wait until the caps come to ship your deskmat.
Thanks for the support.
« Last Edit: Sat, 22 August 2020, 05:53:51 by octix »


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #98 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 23:13:07 »
I really love the designs and colors you chose, can't wait to receive my set sometime round December. Ended up catching it last minute through Daily Clack :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« Reply #99 on: Sat, 26 September 2020, 20:16:13 »


R1 color samples have arrived from GMK!

My initial thoughts after I've had some time to look and think is that the mod and accent color are pretty spot on (Cool Gray 2C and 4140C).
As for the Alpha color, GMK sent two as they were custom colors they did in the past which came fairly close to the color (431C), I feel like they don't come very close to matching up with the color sample I did send in. It definitely is missing that blue-ish hue, and I'll let them know this.

Thank you all for your patience and support, it's been very tough with all these COVID hiccups in the process.
I'll keep you updated when I have anything new.

Stay safe!


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (R1 Samples in)
« Reply #100 on: Wed, 04 November 2020, 17:33:24 »
Excellent, thank you for keeping us informed. A longer wait is no problem if it means an improved final product.
There is no such thing as "too much orange."

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (R1 Samples in)
« Reply #101 on: Thu, 05 November 2020, 04:46:36 »
Looking for ward to this, great to hear that it is close to being ready.
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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« Reply #102 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 02:48:03 »
Is there an update on when these will ship and what happened?  Is it just COVID, or are there other delays?
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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« Reply #103 on: Wed, 20 January 2021, 11:41:01 »
Also curious about the status on this....

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« Reply #104 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 04:09:06 »
Is there an update on when these will ship and what happened?  Is it just COVID, or are there other delays?

Also curious about the status on this....

Currently still awaiting a timeline from GMK regarding manufacturing and distribution. It's all been very slow with COVID delays, but hopefully will begin very soon!


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« Reply #105 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 04:40:21 »
Currently still awaiting a timeline from GMK regarding manufacturing and distribution. It's all been very slow with COVID delays, but hopefully will begin very soon!

Rip lol.

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« Reply #106 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 09:18:39 »
is there gonna be extras?

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« Reply #107 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 05:07:18 »
Is it still possible to join group buy since its been delayed?

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« Reply #108 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 14:10:10 »
Is it still possible to join group buy since its been delayed?

The actual buy is long over, but once the sets are produced and sent to the customers the vendors will list extras which you could buy then. But there will only be a limited amount available so you need to be fast if you dont want to pay aftermarket prices.

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« Reply #109 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 02:45:37 »
Do extras include base kit, or just those extra keycaps?

Thanks

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« Reply #110 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 03:08:33 »
Extras will also include a limited amount of base kits.

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« Reply #111 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 12:24:28 »
Any news from gmk?

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Estimated shipping: May 2021)
« Reply #112 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 17:09:56 »
Hi all, sorry for the long radio silence.
I got a message from a vendor saying that GMK estimated the set would be shipping to them in May - very exciting!
I'll keep you all updated.


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Color samples approved)
« Reply #113 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 17:14:46 »
Great news, thanks for the update.
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