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[IC] GMK Retrocast | NOW LIVE!!!
« on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 20:48:58 »


Inspired by the retro handheld gaming consoles, GMK Retrocast will bring back all the fond memories of the glorious Gameboy era.

Vendors/Proxies
United States: Kono
Canada: AuraMech
Europe: Candykeys
Asia: Zfrontier
Oceania: DailyClack

GB Date : October 7th
 
Pricing



If you have feedback or concerns join the Plop discord for more updates and info




Colors
Dark Cyan RAL 5021
Light Blue PANTONE 318 C
Yellow GMK CV
Red RAL 3017

KITS

Base Kit:
Base Kit supports 60%, 65%, 75%, TKL, 1800, 100% and ISO .


Novelties kit:


Colors Kit:


Cartridges kit:


Batteries kit:


Collabs

Thok Keycaps


Retrocast



cartridges






RENDERS
by yours truly


RAMA M60-A





J-02 Proto(typist)




Hanf Engineering Haus




RAMA U80




TKC M0LLY




RAMA Koyu






Retrocast x Cyberboard




Awesome collab with crazy designers, check out their latest 75% keyboard inspired by the cyber truck.



Deskmats
Monocast


Colorcast



Updates:
-Due to some complications, I am only able to produce the light alpha base kit. For people who are a fan of the dark alphas no worries, there will be a round two of GMK Retrocast if this one does well.

-After many thoughts and info gathered I have decided not to include NorDe kit for the first run of GMK Retrocast. If in the future there will be another run, I will consider adding a NorDe kit.
-The red and yellow has been changed from Pantone to RAL for easy color matching.


(If you have any questions feel free to DM me @PlopMK Instagram and twitter or Discord plop#9000)
 

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-Swishy for all the support, and for helping me every step of the way. check out KAM 80s after dark by Swishy
-Biip for being a cool kid and helping me design the illustrated kits. EPBT Cool Kids is coming out June 1st, go check it out. (Socials: @biipmk)
-Crazy Designers for the amazing Cyberboard renders. (Socials: CrazyDesigners)
-Velour Frog and his doggo for being awesome and giving me color matchmaking advice.
-The Keycap designer discord for the honest and insightful feedback.
-Tucker for being a good bork. (he's getting treats)



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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 20:49:47 »
Your renders aren't showing

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 20:55:36 »
Yup, no pictures at all
A pessimist will tell you the cup is half empty. An optimist will tell you the cup is half full. An engineer will tell you it's exactly twice the size it needs to be.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 20:57:58 »
start typing properly

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:00:58 »
The renders aren't showing

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:04:53 »
Renders are missing.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:10:11 »
Your renders aren't showing

Fixed it, first time using Imgur. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:10:49 »
Looking good, I appreciate your very patrician choice of text mods.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:12:07 »
I can see the renders and I like what I see.  :thumb:

PS: A forties kit like in GMK Sumi or GMK Red Devils would be greatly appreciated. :-*
« Last Edit: Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:18:56 by CrazyAssMonkey »

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:23:08 »
Looking really great had fun helping you with this and it all turned out really great!

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:34:51 »
That greenish blueish color is sublime. If you make a good 40s/ortho support kit I will be unable to resist this. 

Arguably, the novelties kit offers ortho support. Can you offer the B novelty in R4 to be used as a replacement for the actual B alpha? Also, I don’t see spacebars kit for split spacebar support in the blue/green colors (2/2.25/2.75). I personally am not a big fan of the accent colors as spacebars (to each his own!).

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:48:10 »
That greenish blueish color is sublime. If you make a good 40s/ortho support kit I will be unable to resist this. 

Arguably, the novelties kit offers ortho support. Can you offer the B novelty in R4 to be used as a replacement for the actual B alpha? Also, I don’t see spacebars kit for split spacebar support in the blue/green colors (2/2.25/2.75). I personally am not a big fan of the accent colors as spacebars (to each his own!).

it is up now he just made a mistake when uploading images

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:52:11 »
That greenish blueish color is sublime. If you make a good 40s/ortho support kit I will be unable to resist this. 

Arguably, the novelties kit offers ortho support. Can you offer the B novelty in R4 to be used as a replacement for the actual B alpha? Also, I don’t see spacebars kit for split spacebar support in the blue/green colors (2/2.25/2.75). I personally am not a big fan of the accent colors as spacebars (to each his own!).

it is up now he just made a mistake when uploading images

One more 1.25u R3 key in the 40s kit.  ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:52:37 »
Looking really great had fun helping you with this and it all turned out really great!
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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 22:01:56 »
Loved the colors when I saw it on reddit, looks great. Shouldn’t take long for this to find vendors...

A+ use of the size of the iso enter for the novelty.

Edit: Rama X?
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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 22:04:18 »
Everything looks great, I would replace the extra R2 Pipe key with a tab key in the light mode kit! So you can use both alpha kits on two different boards.

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« Reply #16 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 22:24:10 »
I'll be honest. I grew up with the cyan Gameboy Color. My first game Donkey Kong Land 2. I loved it so much. So I was expecting the cyan and the black border of the screen and the black buttons and the red battery indicator...but that's not the direction you took.

It is a great color scheme. it just doesn't scream Gameboy to me outside the novelties.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 22:33:13 »
while i love that you included 40s kit, its gonna be way too expensive.



prolly as big as youd wanna go. you could even drop more if you dont plan to include minivan support
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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 22:37:03 »
I think the base kit needs a light mode enter key

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[IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 22:51:51 »
while i love that you included 40s kit, its gonna be way too expensive.

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prolly as big as youd wanna go. you could even drop more if you dont plan to include minivan support
Hmm that is true, can’t deny the added expense.
Though I do hope a kit like that in Sumi is considered  but price is important. For example in my case for the UT47.2 I’d need one more 1.25u R3 but I’m pretty sure I’m in the minority lol D:


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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 04:55:01 »
I can see the renders and I like what I see.  :thumb:

PS: A forties kit like in GMK Sumi or GMK Red Devils would be greatly appreciated. :-*
Yes, I'll be adjusting the forties kit to make it cheaper.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 04:55:38 »
Loved the colors when I saw it on reddit, looks great. Shouldn’t take long for this to find vendors...

A+ use of the size of the iso enter for the novelty.

Edit: Rama X?
Hmmmmmmmmmm

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 06:59:09 »
Usually not into blue, but you have changed my mind.


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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 07:55:35 »
GMK B-MO

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 09:22:53 »
Very interested! Your renders match the color of that Game Boy color really well! My cell phone camera not so much lol

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 11:03:03 »
GMK B-MO
*Wink*

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 11:25:33 »
The base kit is missing the R3 \| key (it IS present, however, on the light mode kit).
Noted

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 21:43:15 »
Interested in GMK Retrocade!  :-*

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 22:15:43 »
I'm into this, great job.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 23:44:09 »
Reminds me of SA SAIL.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast (Kit updates)
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 02:32:51 »
Interested in GMK Retrocade!  :-*
You are one crazy ass monkey xd

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[IC] GMK Retrocast (Kit updates)
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 02:34:46 »
Interested in GMK Retrocade!  :-*
You are one crazy ass monkey xd

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I am It looks good

Ne extra 1.25u R3 40s avail?


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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast (Kit updates)
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 12:36:28 »
Nice set! I'm particularly enjoying the IC itself, great job with that  :thumb: F13?
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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast (Kit updates)
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 15:35:20 »

Kit looking great
One question. Is that 1.5U shift on purpose or meant to be 1.25U?

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast | Kit update
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 22:12:08 »
40s kit even worse now, too many extra keys, too many accents, no bars, forced to buy spacebar kit, 40s kit and have a bunch of duplicate 1u blanks. the bars are the cheapest part of the kit, removing them and adding other keys doesnt make sense to me.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast | New Deskmats!
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 01:14:37 »
Nice set! I'm particularly enjoying the IC itself, great job with that  :thumb: F13?
Right now I'm trying to make the base kit affordable while also being inclusive, if I make an extension kit I'll make sure to add an F13 key, if you are using like a tkc 1800 and wanted an F13 maybe it's possible to use the little BMO key I added. Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast | New Deskmats!
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 01:17:17 »
40s kit even worse now, too many extra keys, too many accents, no bars, forced to buy spacebar kit, 40s kit and have a bunch of duplicate 1u blanks. the bars are the cheapest part of the kit, removing them and adding other keys doesnt make sense to me.
I am aware of those errors, I'm planing to finalize the kits by the end of this week and I will try my best to deliver satisfying results.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast | New Deskmats!
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 01:21:05 »
Very interested! Your renders match the color of that Game Boy color really well! My cell phone camera not so much lol
I'm currently not planing to perfectly color match the base color with the cyan Gameboy, my set is more greener and darker. I'm more focused on the overall style and theme, but I'm getting a cyan gameboy just to make an album comparing the colors, stay tuned for that.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast | New Deskmats!
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 07:02:18 »
Consider using Caps instead of Caps↲Lock for the stepped key, in order to keep all of the legends in the set single-line.

You may also want to use System or Super instead of Code. They fit in with the Gameboy theme a bit better, imo, and also make more sense in and of themselves as OS key legends.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast | New Deskmats!
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 10:50:58 »
Hey, I love this and am deffo gonna pick it up when it comes out!

I just have two questions;

Firstly Iso support is crossed off, does that mean its in the works or you're not adding it?

Secondly, are the two original desk mats going to be available? As I personally prefer the original two you had shown, as I feel they fit better with the light blue on blue colourway.

Thanks


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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast | New Deskmats!
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 16:55:43 »
Hey, I love this and am deffo gonna pick it up when it comes out!

I just have two questions;

Firstly Iso support is crossed off, does that mean its in the works or you're not adding it?

Secondly, are the two original desk mats going to be available? As I personally prefer the original two you had shown, as I feel they fit better with the light blue on blue colourway.

Thanks
Ey, thanks bud,
Didn't mean to cross out the iso support, all kittings are still in the works.
For the desk mats the 2 og deskmats will come back I just have to change the backgrounds to match the recent deskmats.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast +xBA| New Deskmats!
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 13:48:17 »
this looks great Naty!! hypers

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast +xBA| New Deskmats!
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 13:55:00 »
this looks great Naty!! hypers
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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast +xBA| New Deskmats!
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 20:24:18 »

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GMK Retrocast (originally called GMK Retrocolor) is a set themed around retro handheld consoles. The core color is a dark cyan inspired by my childhood Gameboy Color (this set is not color matched to the cyan Gameboy). This set has colorful accents to contrast and compliment the base color. Novelties consist of charming illustrations of famous retro handheld consoles such as the Gameboy Color, the original Gameboy, and game cartridges.
What does the X mean?
Just like how in math the x represents any number, the x on retrocast represents any game. find the x.

Intrest check Form
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Vendors/Proxies (All vendors will be announced together)
United States: TBA
Canada: TBA
Europe: TBA
Asia: TBA
Oceania: TBA
Japan: TBA

Pricing
Base Kit: TBA
Light Mode Kit: TBA
Novelties Kit: TBA
Accents Kit: TBA
Forties kit: TBA
Spacebar kit: TBA



Colors
Dark Cyan RAL 5021 (in some lighting situations it might appear blue)
Light Blue PANTONE 318 C
Yellow RAL 1018
Red PANTONE 178 C

KITS

Base Kit:
Base Kit supports 60%, 65%, 75%, TKL, 1800, 100% and ISO .
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Light Mode kit:
For people who don't like the monochromatic scheme of the core Kit.
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Novelties kit:
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Accents Kit:
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Forties kit:
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Spacebar kit:
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RENDERS
by yours truly please go easy on my rendering skills


RAMA M60-A
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Grid 600
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RAMA Koyu
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Iron 165
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Iron 180
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Retrocast x Cyberboard

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Awesome collab with crazy designers, check out their latest 75% keyboard inspired by the cyber truck.



Deskmats
Monocast
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Colorcast
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Light mode
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Dark mode
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To Do:
Adjusting the 40s kit.
Yellow ESC key
More ISO support within the base kit
More deskmats
RAMA x Retrocast
Collabs
Announcing vendors
Announcing Price and GB date


Special thanks to:
-Swishy for all the support, and for helping me every step of the way. check out KAM 80s after dark by Swishy
-Biip for being a cool kid and helping me design the illustrated kits. EPBT Cool Kids is coming out June 1st, go check it out. (Socials: @biipmk)
-Crazy Designers for the amazing Cyberboard renders. (Socials: CrazyDesigners)
-Velour Frog and his doggo for being awesome and giving me color matchmaking advice.
-The Keycap designer discord for the honest and insightful feedback.
-Tucker for being a good boi. (he's getting treats)



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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast +xBA| New Deskmats!
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 05 June 2020, 22:52:02 »
 :thumb: def in

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast +xBA| New Deskmats!
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 04:16:09 »
The new deskmats looks great. Love the Colorcast version.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast | Vendors update
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 16:25:00 »
The new deskmats looks great. Love the Colorcast version.
Same!

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast | Vendors update
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 17 June 2020, 08:24:28 »
NGL was hoping for a Dreamcast themed set, but this is really cool! My GBC was the purple one. Big memories of Wario Land.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrocast | Vendors update
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 17 June 2020, 23:11:30 »
hope this set becomes a reality! looks so good