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Offline QQMBR

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[GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 03:10:16 »


The group buy has been over for some time and was a success!

Production is finished, now it's onto the boxes and sorting which will take 1-2 weeks according to zFrontier. Then shipping can commence :)
I'm not sure, but I think the earliest people would be getting their sets is in 1.5 months, but like I said, I'm not experienced enough
to make a good guess.

We also have a few (shoddy at best) images of the sets :D. I'm pretty happy with how they are looking, but only seeing it in person will tell
how good it looks.



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« Last Edit: Fri, 09 October 2020, 04:48:46 by QQMBR »

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 14:47:59 »
Sorry for the new thread notification everyone, this GB was finished before the thread was created.  Updates and feedback/questions will now live in this thread.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 03:12:25 »
Will there be any extras available?

Offline LazyAfternoons

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 04 May 2020, 10:41:21 »
I'm keeping an eye on this, can't wait.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 11:43:47 »
any news? It's july  ;D

Offline rewke

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:13:51 »
any news? It's july  ;D

+1.

Would also like to hear whether the issues that KAT Milkshake faced will affect this set.

Offline QQMBR

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 05:40:26 »
any news? It's july  ;D

+1.

Would also like to hear whether the issues that KAT Milkshake faced will affect this set.

Just assume that yes, there will be a major delay. zFrontier isn't communicating with me for some reason, so I am unable to provide any detailed information or estimate. I am really sorry for this annoying situation. I will update the post if I get my hands on any concrete info.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 17:26:39 »
any news at all?

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 10:41:03 »
Any extra avail?

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 19:22:08 »
WHen was this GB?
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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 19:43:05 »
WHen was this GB?
Very nice colors.
January.

Offline QQMBR

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 01:57:28 »
any news at all?

Yup. Successfully contacted zF after it taking way too long! ETA for production is October.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | ETA July
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 11:48:18 »
any news at all?

Yup. Successfully contacted zF after it taking way too long! ETA for production is October.

Oof. Kono says production is underway and that they'll be shipped in late summer.

Offline chaoskills08

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | Production ETA October
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 13:57:53 »
I am getting more and more excited by the day for this set... Glad to know Key is putting in the work to make sure quality comes out of the factory though!

Offline QQMBR

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | Production ETA October
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 14:07:32 »
I am getting more and more excited by the day for this set... Glad to know Key is putting in the work to make sure quality comes out of the factory though!

Should be coming soon as zF said the set is getting printed at the end of the month - I'm excited too :) Thanks for the support!

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | Production ETA October
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 26 September 2020, 02:37:57 »
I am getting more and more excited by the day for this set... Glad to know Key is putting in the work to make sure quality comes out of the factory though!

Should be coming soon as zF said the set is getting printed at the end of the month - I'm excited too :) Thanks for the support!

Fingers seriously crossed for no issues out of the gates. Luckily, it seems Key is more than happy to fix anything super quick, but hopefully fixing it for Eternal means it won't happen again! I will be patiently sitting on my porch until then.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | Production soon
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 10:50:59 »
Production October... so do we have a rough ETA for shipping from vendors to custmers

Offline QQMBR

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | GB ended | Kits will be made | Production soon
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 04:42:03 »
Production October... so do we have a rough ETA for shipping from vendors to custmers

Production is done, packing and sorting should take 1-2 weeks and then shipping to vendors and then customers can begin. I'd say 1-1.5 months is a fair guess.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 05:13:52 »
This is very exciting news!

Offline QQMBR

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 05:24:30 »
This is very exciting news!

I'm getting really excited myself! I hope we won't have to wait too long now :)

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 05:28:33 »
this was my first GB keycap set and is gunna look great on my J-02 which should be here about the same time.
Also finally managed to trade into an Alpha Keycaps Hyperlynx Salvador which i'm really hoping will match perfectly!

Offline chaoskills08

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 10:14:53 »
I am absolutely stunned with how those came out. You just got me like 50x more excited! Fingers crossed for fast arrival! :D

Offline xanderpy

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 03:02:37 »
Dang... Really wish I had gotten into the hobby earlier to get in on these. That orange row would be a PERFECT match to my keyboard. Canít wait to pay half my paycheck for this set on mech market. Truly amazing work! Looks incredible :)

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 12:51:25 »
Dang... Really wish I had gotten into the hobby earlier to get in on these. That orange row would be a PERFECT match to my keyboard. Canít wait to pay half my paycheck for this set on mech market. Truly amazing work! Looks incredible :)

Eh, it'll comeback around eventually, or something very similar will, don't worry about it. Now some of the keyboard cases I've missed out on... I guess i'm just out of luck.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 14:16:36 »
We got any more updates...? Iím itching now  :-X

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 06:44:26 »
Any updates?

Offline QQMBR

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 06:54:45 »
Any updates?

No not really, zF said production is officially fully finished a couple weeks ago (Oct 27), so should be shipping quite soon I hope, but I don't know anything else, sorry :/

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 18:52:54 »
Any updates?

No not really, zF said production is officially fully finished a couple weeks ago (Oct 27), so should be shipping quite soon I hope, but I don't know anything else, sorry :/
Thanks for the reply! I was just curious. It's for my fiance's build and I'm just hoping they come around the same time.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 02:35:01 »
Shipping from zFrontier already started, I just got my tracking number

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 03:54:20 »
Shipping from zFrontier already started, I just got my tracking number
Good news. Nothing yet from mykeyboard.eu though.
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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 13:26:46 »
Shipping from zFrontier already started, I just got my tracking number
Good news. Nothing yet from mykeyboard.eu though.
Good to hear they've started going out. Nothing from Kono yet though.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 12:00:26 »
They are here!


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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 07:19:51 »
They are here!

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 05:53:57 »
was this set colormatched?

Offline QQMBR

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 06:01:19 »
I got had samples sent to me from zF a long while ago before the GB even began and decided on the final colors based on that.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 25 December 2020, 11:01:25 »
Received my KAT Specimen Ortho kit a few days ago, just put it on a Preonic Rev3. The colours turned out really well! This is my first KAT set, the sculpt will take a bit of getting used to, but I love the texture and the fact it's PBT. KAT might just be my new favourite profile :)

However, did anybody else receive a 1.75u space with their Ortho kit instead of a 2u? How do I get it replaced? I assume I'll have to go through the vendor.

Also, the 2 1u space keys are not convex, and I assume the 2u space won't be either... Why is that? That's really disappointing. I thought the molds existed...
« Last Edit: Sun, 03 January 2021, 15:01:33 by piit79 »

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 17:38:40 »
Hmm anyone got theirs from mykeyboard.eu (eu proxy)? I haven't heard anything from them.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 16:19:00 »
Hmm anyone got theirs from mykeyboard.eu (eu proxy)? I haven't heard anything from them.

That's not good. I received my set from MyKeyboard just before Christmas... Even received the missing 2u spacebar since then, which is convex to my surprise and delight.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 13:22:19 »
Ive got my specimen, really great set. Unfortunately there are two keys missing in the extra set, the 1U ALT and 1U CTRL. My vendor told me that this was a factory issue and they have to remake those keys. is this correct? All sets are affected..... Can someone confirm this?

Offline QQMBR

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 02:02:20 »
Sorry for that, I have no information on this so what the vendors say is likely correct.

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Re: [GB] KAT Specimen | Production finished
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 13:35:33 »
Sorry for that, I have no information on this so what the vendors say is likely correct.

Hi,

thanks for your reply.

but shouldn't you have an overview and further information, if there were any issues by the production vendor?.