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[GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 16:47:34 »
GMK Red Alert


Hubble 65 by Yoni and Mechs & Co with GMK Red Alert.
Render by pikku-allu.

Thanks to the following people for approving this Group Buy:
  • Seoulcialite (the last runner of DCS Red Alert)
  • Ragnorock (runner of white-on-red Red Alert back in 2012)
  • Photekq (runner of GMK Red Alert in 2015)
  • Warren (runner of GMK Classic Red)

I have additionally reached out to sixty and uranium, the first runners of Red Alert, and will update this IC when (if, unfortunately...) they write back.

Red Alert has run various times throughout the years. It first ran during 2011 as OTD Red Alert thanks to sixty and uranium, who worked extremely hard with SP to perfect their custom legends almost a decade ago.
 
Five years after the last group buy - and with approval from many previous RA runners - I have revived this classic colorway for a new wave of keyboard enthusiasts. The updated base kit has been paired with odes to OTD Red Alert and vintage Cherry keysets, including two Ramas approved by Cherry.



Interest Check Thread

Please visit the Interest Check thread for details on GMK Red Alert.



Colors

This run of GMK Red Alert will use GMK stock colors P3, CP and U9. See below for an uncalibrated photo (with other stock colors for reference).




Vendors

GMK Red Alert will be available for pre-order from March 5th to April 9th, 2021 at these vendors.

US - Mechs & Co
SEA - Monokei
CA - DeskHero
EU - MyKeyboard.eu
AU - Daily Clack
UK - Prototypist.net
CN - ZFrontier




Kits

Big big thanks to Pikku-allu for working on these kit renders.

Base Kit


OG Number Kit


Classic Compute Kit (Extension)


Red Crimson Cyrillic Kit


This Cyrillic kit will be full doubleshot, using the same molds *tom / tvaro is developing for GMK Cyrillic Beige Add-On

Notable changes from the last GMK run:
  • P3 stock red instead of V1
  • R5 sculpted bottom row
  • base kit has modern physical ISO support on R3/R4 and UK ISO support
  • inclusion of Cherry novelties and other modern perks (F13, second B, etc.)



RAMA Artisans

Brass Dual Fill


White on Red




Renders

Hubble65 by Yoniwolf and Mechs & Co with OG Number kit

Render by pikku-allu.




Dawn FE by crykn / Finite Designs

Render by sGhost.




Tengu by would / Finder Works, with Crimson Cyrillic Kit

Render by pikku-allu.





Horizon by Hand Engineering, with OG Number Kit

Render by sGhost.






Petrichor by Alchemist Keyboards

Render by sGhost.






Artisans

After working on a few artisan collabs, I'm excited to announce that

TRMK Caps
Sodie Caps
Prime Caps
Fraktal Kaps
Alpha Keycaps
Destroyer Caps
Bad and Booj Keys
Phage Caps
DeagCaps


will be collaborating with us on GMK Red Alert.

I designed Yuri Salvador, and Yohan has raffled it off. You can find it floating around mechmarket.




More Information

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Thanks

  • konstantin, tom, CoolMike, Psyoshi, Jampot, and depletedvespene for talking through kitting, and Pwner for first suggesting P3
  • pikku-allu and sGhost for the amazing renders
  • previous and related GB runners for their approval and feedback
  • T0mb3ry for approval to use his classic-inspired Cherry novelties, Oblotzky for the connect to Cherry, and hineybush and Lightning for novelty feedback
  • konstantin for the sweet text + icon KLE template
  • My wife, who has supported our family during the moments where I'm working on my Group Buys. <3
« Last Edit: Wed, 07 April 2021, 10:20:20 by break »

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 08:41:40 »
US Pricing for GMK Red Alert

Base Kit - $135
Extension - $72
Cyrillics - $78
Numrow - $35
Red Cherry - $38
Brass Cherry - $60

Several vendors have gone live, and the rest will open pre-orders soon.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 08:41:45 »
i'm IN  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 08:59:59 »
Count me in

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 10:51:31 »
I just barely got in on Birch and I planned to get in on Red Alert as soon as i saw it. Then i realized you're the one running both of them lol. Great job brother

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 11:37:32 »
i'm IN  :thumb:

I just barely got in on Birch and I planned to get in on Red Alert as soon as i saw it. Then i realized you're the one running both of them lol. Great job brother

Count me in

Thank you all!!

Some vendors are already live. Mechs & Co will go live at 3pm EST today.


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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 13:53:38 »
Looking forward to joining this weekend. That two-color brass Rama is amazing. My wallet and I are having a bit of a disagreement about how many to buy. I've been thinking it has a silver finish, didn't realize it is brass. So is it more silver-ish or gold-ish in color? (Sort of hard to tell on my monitor.)

By the way, is it true Rama's are a one off so no future R2 of the cherries?

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 14:18:04 »
GMK Red Alert is [live in the US on Mechs & Co.](https://mechsandco.com/collections/current-group-buys/products/gb-gmk-red-alert?variant=39266546450567)

Looking forward to joining this weekend. That two-color brass Rama is amazing. My wallet and I are having a bit of a disagreement about how many to buy. I've been thinking it has a silver finish, didn't realize it is brass. So is it more silver-ish or gold-ish in color? (Sort of hard to tell on my monitor.)

By the way, is it true Rama's are a one off so no future R2 of the cherries?

That's correct. These Cherry Ramas will never run again.

EDIT Missed your question, sorry! The brass Rama with light gold PVD will match the Sandstorm Rama pictured below.

« Last Edit: Fri, 05 March 2021, 14:23:00 by break »

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 16:17:33 »
Damn. I realized I've done this privately but not publicly, so:

Thank you so so much to Oblotzky and Lightning for the guidance on reaching out to Cherry. These two Rama designs would not exist without their tremendous support.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 17:21:26 »
Iconic set, very cool kitting and novelties!

Is the base red intended to be the same as the 2015 Hammer run? I suppose it’s anyone’s guess how close the color will match even if they are the same Cherry color code, but curious how the numrow would look with my older set 🤔
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 03:55:23 »
All kits ordered.  I have the original run but I wanted another set, and those RAMAs were not to be missed. Having UK ISO in the base is really cool and the classic compute set was not to be missed.  Great set all round and very well done to all.
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 08:01:13 »
Never been this tempted to join a non-nordic set :confused:

GL on group buy regardless :thumb:
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 13:11:16 »
All kits ordered.  I have the original run but I wanted another set, and those RAMAs were not to be missed. Having UK ISO in the base is really cool and the classic compute set was not to be missed.  Great set all round and very well done to all.

Thank you so much! I was in touch with a number of UK folks early on during this process. Adding UK ISO was my thanks to them.  :-*

Iconic set, very cool kitting and novelties!

Is the base red intended to be the same as the 2015 Hammer run? I suppose it’s anyone’s guess how close the color will match even if they are the same Cherry color code, but curious how the numrow would look with my older set 🤔

I have zero clue, I've never even held the 2015 Hammer run before. All I can say is that this red will be matched to P3, which wasn't available as a stock GMK color back then. I believe it first debuted with Ceresia.

Never been this tempted to join a non-nordic set :confused:

GL on group buy regardless :thumb:

Doooooooo it. Regardless, thanks for the support!!

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 13:13:48 »
I've brought over renders from the IC thread, and added on what I was waiting for: Crimson Cyrillics x Tengu, thanks to pikku-allu.





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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 17:25:24 »
Iconic set, very cool kitting and novelties!

Is the base red intended to be the same as the 2015 Hammer run? I suppose it’s anyone’s guess how close the color will match even if they are the same Cherry color code, but curious how the numrow would look with my older set 🤔

I have zero clue, I've never even held the 2015 Hammer run before. All I can say is that this red will be matched to P3, which wasn't available as a stock GMK color back then. I believe it first debuted with Ceresia.

Ah okay, no problem then. I'll probably join for it all then :)

The 2015 run's "red" actually has a strong orange tint to it, so it's probably for the best that it's not aligned with that run.
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 00:02:25 »
Iconic set, very cool kitting and novelties!

Is the base red intended to be the same as the 2015 Hammer run? I suppose it’s anyone’s guess how close the color will match even if they are the same Cherry color code, but curious how the numrow would look with my older set 🤔

I have zero clue, I've never even held the 2015 Hammer run before. All I can say is that this red will be matched to P3, which wasn't available as a stock GMK color back then. I believe it first debuted with Ceresia.

Ah okay, no problem then. I'll probably join for it all then :)

The 2015 run's "red" actually has a strong orange tint to it, so it's probably for the best that it's not aligned with that run.

Yeah, that one used V1. At Pwner’s suggestion I looked into alternatives and preferred P3. Glad you agree.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 08:32:18 »
I have got a sample of P3 on L9 in front of me (as you know, L9 is a tad darker than CP), and it is easy on the eyes with good contrast. Using P3 was definitely a good move.

This one got it all: R5, windowed keycaps, Cyrillics, RAMA...

GLWGB :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 11:06:22 »
Numbers for the first 2-3 days, with a few caveats:

  • Not all vendors are reporting.
  • Some vendors did not list RA on their sites until late on Friday or early Saturday local time, while we finalized the listing.

Base - 65
OG Number Kit - 40
Extension - 30
Cyrillics - 17
Red Rama - 49
Brass Rama - 50

Thank you to everyone who has supported Red Alert so far. These attach rates are insane!

I'm curious to see progress to MOQ by the end of the first week, but I remain very committed to making this set available to everyone.
« Last Edit: Mon, 08 March 2021, 11:09:07 by break »

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 12:29:38 »
Awesome early numbers Break amazing work to!

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 12:33:20 »
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 20:51:55 »
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Numbers for the first 2-3 days, with a few caveats:

  • Not all vendors are reporting.
  • Some vendors did not list RA on their sites until late on Friday or early Saturday local time, while we finalized the listing.

Base - 65
OG Number Kit - 40
Extension - 30
Cyrillics - 17
Red Rama - 49
Brass Rama - 50

Thank you to everyone who has supported Red Alert so far. These attach rates are insane!

I'm curious to see progress to MOQ by the end of the first week, but I remain very committed to making this set available to everyone.



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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 13:39:10 »
I feel _much_ better five days into GB. Usual story applies: not all vendors reporting, some numbers stale, no extras included.

Base - 95
Numrow - 60
Extensions - 40
Cyrillics - 24
Red Rama - 65
Brass Rama - 68

Base, Numrow and Extensions are all well on track, and I'm not too worried about Cyrillics at this point either (seems to be attaching at 23% after the first weekend pop, suggesting we'll get to 100 naturally).

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 18:53:01 »
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I feel _much_ better five days into GB. Usual story applies: not all vendors reporting, some numbers stale, no extras included.

Base - 95
Numrow - 60
Extensions - 40
Cyrillics - 24
Red Rama - 65
Brass Rama - 68

Base, Numrow and Extensions are all well on track, and I'm not too worried about Cyrillics at this point either (seems to be attaching at 23% after the first weekend pop, suggesting we'll get to 100 naturally).



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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 11:00:44 »
Been wanting a color scheme like this for a long time, glad it's finally here!

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 13:24:14 »
Numbers for just under one week into the GB:

Base - 112
Numrow - 75
Extension - 50
Cyrillics - 30
Red Rama - 84
Brass Rama - 79

Takeaways:
 - We're on our way to hitting 500 MOQ on the base kits. Could use a nudge, so don't wait if you're interested.
 - Child kits are doing very well!

Also, don't sleep on this lovely artisan cable by Sui Paracords. Available at Mechs & Co.


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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 14:11:40 »
Am I seeing it right? Gold RAMA is behind the red one?

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 14:37:30 »
Am I seeing it right? Gold RAMA is behind the red one?

Yep. It might be the pricing - it's 50% higher than the red Rama.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 22:37:48 »
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Numbers for just under one week into the GB:

Base - 112
Numrow - 75
Extension - 50
Cyrillics - 30
Red Rama - 84
Brass Rama - 79

Takeaways:
 - We're on our way to hitting 500 MOQ on the base kits. Could use a nudge, so don't wait if you're interested.
 - Child kits are doing very well!




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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 22:40:44 »
are all the legends in the Cyrillic kit double shot or are some pad printed?
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 22:41:53 »
are all the legends in the Cyrillic kit double shot or are some pad printed?

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This Cyrillic kit will be full doubleshot, using the same molds *tom / tvaro is developing for GMK Cyrillic Beige Add-On
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 19 March 2021, 14:36:29 »
Progress this week

Base - 138
Numrow - 92
Extension - 60
Cyrillics - 38
Red Rama - 100
Brass Rama - 112

Takeaways:

- Progress towards base kit MOQ has slowed down. We could definitely use a nudge here.
- If we get there on the base kit, OG Number Kit is basically confirmed for production.

I've also tossed some renders of Petrichor into the original post.

« Last Edit: Fri, 19 March 2021, 14:41:43 by break »

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 19 March 2021, 17:24:26 »
If this set doesn't make it, I am going to be livid.
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 19 March 2021, 17:50:04 »
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Progress this week

Base - 138
Numrow - 92
Extension - 60
Cyrillics - 38
Red Rama - 100
Brass Rama - 112

Takeaways:

- Progress towards base kit MOQ has slowed down. We could definitely use a nudge here.
- If we get there on the base kit, OG Number Kit is basically confirmed for production.

I've also tossed some renders of Petrichor into the original post.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 05:35:11 »
Come on people, this set has to live, it is part of your heritage as a keyboard enthusiast.  Check your past out.  If you don't own a set of this there is something wrong with you.  Not every keyboard out there wants hangul purple DSA on it.  Some of the original cool keyboards rocked GMK Red Alert.

Trust me, if you don't buy this set you will regret it.  After the sale has ended, this thread will have at least one new post a week saying 'Cool caps, when GB start' or something just as annoying as that and that will mean it pops up in my Watched list all the time which is fooking annoying.

So listen up keyboard fans, drop some love on this set, it is retro, cool and worth bragging about and stop looking at hangul purple dsa sets with manga novelties.
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 09:20:49 »
Come on people, this set has to live, it is part of your heritage as a keyboard enthusiast.  Check your past out.  If you don't own a set of this there is something wrong with you.  Not every keyboard out there wants hangul purple DSA on it.  Some of the original cool keyboards rocked GMK Red Alert.

Trust me, if you don't buy this set you will regret it.  After the sale has ended, this thread will have at least one new post a week saying 'Cool caps, when GB start' or something just as annoying as that and that will mean it pops up in my Watched list all the time which is fooking annoying.

So listen up keyboard fans, drop some love on this set, it is retro, cool and worth bragging about and stop looking at hangul purple dsa sets with manga novelties.
Well, I joined GMK Birch and that set looks way better than this. Heritage or not, this old colorway will always be shadowed by many good sets with very modern colors currently in ICs or GBs. There are good classic and mediocre classic, I think RA belongs to the latter; for good classic sets: Oblivion, Night Runner, etc.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 09:34:12 »
Wut

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 09:45:02 »
Nightrunner considered as "classic"? It ran 2 years ago...

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 13:38:43 »
Well, I joined GMK Birch and that set looks way better than this

1) This is your opinion. I'm glad you like the set, but it's totally irrelevant here.

2) Birch is a render. The set hasn't even been made yet, and the real colors are still TBD. Saying the set "looks better" off a render isn't realistic.

3) It's pretty ****ty to go into other GBs and say "well [BLANK] looks better". It's poor form. Similar to going to twitch streams, and talking about other streamers. Rude.
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Mmm... machined aluminum

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 13:41:08 »
Well, I joined GMK Birch and that set looks way better than this

1) This is your opinion. I'm glad you like the set, but it's totally irrelevant here.

2) Birch is a render. The set hasn't even been made yet, and the real colors are still TBD. Saying the set "looks better" off a render isn't realistic.

3) It's pretty ****ty to go into other GBs and say "well [BLANK] looks better". It's poor form, and kind of ****ty. Similar to going to twitch streams, and talking about other streamers. Rude.

+1

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 14:44:37 »
The numbers don't necessarily reflect the quality of the set. It's running against one of the most popular set in the hobby after 2 months of other popular rereleases. People just don't have the money to buy it. I know I don't.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 17:43:20 »
Well, I joined GMK Birch and that set looks way better than this

1) This is your opinion. I'm glad you like the set, but it's totally irrelevant here.

2) Birch is a render. The set hasn't even been made yet, and the real colors are still TBD. Saying the set "looks better" off a render isn't realistic.

3) It's pretty ****ty to go into other GBs and say "well [BLANK] looks better". It's poor form, and kind of ****ty. Similar to going to twitch streams, and talking about other streamers. Rude.

+1

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 18:23:39 »
p3 is the good red so i might jump on this
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 19:43:59 »
for good classic sets: Oblivion, Night Runner, etc.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 21 March 2021, 05:30:55 »
Come on people, this set has to live, it is part of your heritage as a keyboard enthusiast.  Check your past out.  If you don't own a set of this there is something wrong with you.  Not every keyboard out there wants hangul purple DSA on it.  Some of the original cool keyboards rocked GMK Red Alert.

Trust me, if you don't buy this set you will regret it.  After the sale has ended, this thread will have at least one new post a week saying 'Cool caps, when GB start' or something just as annoying as that and that will mean it pops up in my Watched list all the time which is fooking annoying.

So listen up keyboard fans, drop some love on this set, it is retro, cool and worth bragging about and stop looking at hangul purple dsa sets with manga novelties.
Well, I joined GMK Birch and that set looks way better than this. Heritage or not, this old colorway will always be shadowed by many good sets with very modern colors currently in ICs or GBs. There are good classic and mediocre classic, I think RA belongs to the latter; for good classic sets: Oblivion, Night Runner, etc.
I apologize for this stupid comment, it's rude and should be not spoken.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 21 March 2021, 08:49:29 »
Come on people, this set has to live, it is part of your heritage as a keyboard enthusiast.  Check your past out.  If you don't own a set of this there is something wrong with you.  Not every keyboard out there wants hangul purple DSA on it.  Some of the original cool keyboards rocked GMK Red Alert.

Trust me, if you don't buy this set you will regret it.  After the sale has ended, this thread will have at least one new post a week saying 'Cool caps, when GB start' or something just as annoying as that and that will mean it pops up in my Watched list all the time which is fooking annoying.

So listen up keyboard fans, drop some love on this set, it is retro, cool and worth bragging about and stop looking at hangul purple dsa sets with manga novelties.
Well, I joined GMK Birch and that set looks way better than this. Heritage or not, this old colorway will always be shadowed by many good sets with very modern colors currently in ICs or GBs. There are good classic and mediocre classic, I think RA belongs to the latter; for good classic sets: Oblivion, Night Runner, etc.
I apologize for this stupid comment, it's rude and should be not spoken.

Well I tip my hat to you sir for your congeniality.
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 21 March 2021, 11:39:06 »
I've only been in the hobby for a little over a year (aka still waiting on GBs), and just registered to say this has to make it. This set is gorgeous. It's also the first time I've opted-in for a RAMA Artisan.
« Last Edit: Sun, 21 March 2021, 11:42:26 by Arulan »

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 21 March 2021, 14:02:33 »
for good classic sets: Oblivion, Night Runner, etc.

This has to be a troll right LOOOOOOOOOOL

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 21 March 2021, 15:24:33 »
This has to be a troll right LOOOOOOOOOOL

I guess he meant "modern classic"

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 04:43:55 »
Think its more a mix of it being pretty expensive and having many other options to buy other sets. In general it seems more nostalgic for the actual buyers while many newer people or even older might just prefer something that is different than what was up beforehand like this set

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 11:58:49 »
Wow, uh. Hi everyone! Thank you all for the lively discussion.

I think it is absolutely okay to say the following things:
  - GMK Red Alert is a classic set in various senses: beige, simply-designed, pairing well with all sorts of muted keyboards (gray, black, white, tan).

  - GMK Red Alert lacks some of the character of some newly-popular sets, like GMK Night Runner's amazing legends or GMK Oblivion's IDE-influenced modifiers or the incredible groundbreaking chairs of GMK Birch ;)

  - GMK Red Alert is also not a new classic, like some of the sets completing or running R2 now (Dots, Striker, Bento).

We're at an interesting and fun place right now: meme sets like Handarbeit and Dots are popular enough to justify re-runs, pastel sets are selling gangbusters, other sets become successful thanks to gamers. Things didn't look like this even two years ago when I first joined the hobby, much less in 2015 when GMK Red Alert last ran.

So...RA is none of these, and that's okay. I'm running RA as a service for the people who really want it. If you like it, support it. If you don't, support whatever you like. We're all on the same team. :)
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 12:02:13 »
Oh, two last things, since I've been asked a few questions about it:

I will never re-run GMK Red Alert again. Given how it's performing, I don't know if anyone will run it again.

Also, I will also probably never run any set again. Whether RA succeeds or not, I've accomplished my goals with keyset design (whatever the hell "keyset design" means, am I right?)

So if you miss RA here (either in GB or extras), I highly doubt there will be another chance.
« Last Edit: Mon, 22 March 2021, 12:04:02 by break »

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 12:38:49 »
The raffle for Froueloop's collaboration for GMK Red Alert is now live.

GB participants have 3x odds to win Ros Alert.


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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 14:21:31 »
Oh, two last things, since I've been asked a few questions about it:

I will never re-run GMK Red Alert again. Given how it's performing, I don't know if anyone will run it again.

Also, I will also probably never run any set again. Whether RA succeeds or not, I've accomplished my goals with keyset design (whatever the hell "keyset design" means, am I right?)

So if you miss RA here (either in GB or extras), I highly doubt there will be another chance.
Finally got around to picking up a set. Brilliant work on it all, praying it hits MOQ.

Sorry if I missed it, or if it's common knowledge, but how come the base set MOQ is 500? Is it just relating to the price points given?

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 14:34:21 »
Oh, two last things, since I've been asked a few questions about it:

I will never re-run GMK Red Alert again. Given how it's performing, I don't know if anyone will run it again.

Also, I will also probably never run any set again. Whether RA succeeds or not, I've accomplished my goals with keyset design (whatever the hell "keyset design" means, am I right?)

So if you miss RA here (either in GB or extras), I highly doubt there will be another chance.
Finally got around to picking up a set. Brilliant work on it all, praying it hits MOQ.

Sorry if I missed it, or if it's common knowledge, but how come the base set MOQ is 500? Is it just relating to the price points given?

Photekq! Thank you so much for your help getting this to GB, and thanks for your support!!

MOQ is 500 at this GB pricing based on GMK's quoting. Adding the R5 profile pushed up the manufacturing quote enough that, even running only three stock colors, and with a relatively standard base kit configuration, a $135 GB price made the most sense for vendors.

Meanwhile, the Cyrillic child kit is bearing some cost for new GMK doubleshot molds for Latin + Cyrillic alphas. Those are not pad-printed Cyrillics.
« Last Edit: Mon, 22 March 2021, 14:39:40 by break »

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 17:17:08 »
Oh, two last things, since I've been asked a few questions about it:

I will never re-run GMK Red Alert again. Given how it's performing, I don't know if anyone will run it again.

Also, I will also probably never run any set again. Whether RA succeeds or not, I've accomplished my goals with keyset design (whatever the hell "keyset design" means, am I right?)

So if you miss RA here (either in GB or extras), I highly doubt there will be another chance.
I apologize if I offended you with my previous comment, that was unwise of me to say so. About the part that you mention you'll never run any sets again, people might disagree, your Birch is the new classic, it needs rerunning in the future. That set is a killer.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 20:55:18 »
Oh, two last things, since I've been asked a few questions about it:

I will never re-run GMK Red Alert again. Given how it's performing, I don't know if anyone will run it again.

Also, I will also probably never run any set again. Whether RA succeeds or not, I've accomplished my goals with keyset design (whatever the hell "keyset design" means, am I right?)

So if you miss RA here (either in GB or extras), I highly doubt there will be another chance.
I apologize if I offended you with my previous comment, that was unwise of me to say so. About the part that you mention you'll never run any sets again, people might disagree, your Birch is the new classic, it needs rerunning in the future. That set is a killer.

Not offended and no worries! I came to this decision before Birch even started GB. :)
« Last Edit: Mon, 22 March 2021, 21:02:41 by break »

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 21:44:23 »
Sigh. I don't even like GMK but this is set is just so nice. This isn't the first time this month I've been disappointed by the reception a GB received. I must be getting old.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 22:10:51 »
Really hoping this set can get enough support to run. I purchased base + extension already. It is such a classic colourway.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 22:46:39 »
Really hoping this set can get enough support to run. I purchased base + extension already. It is such a classic colourway.

Thank you for the support. I really appreciate it!

Sigh. I don't even like GMK but this is set is just so nice. This isn't the first time this month I've been disappointed by the reception a GB received. I must be getting old.

It happens. Just hoping we get there, but thanks for dropping in regardless.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 03:57:55 »
To be honest I'll be extremely surprise if vendors won't pick up remaining kits after seeing 6k extra kits purchased for Dots R2

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 06:10:17 »
well, i bought two base kits, an alt kit, 2 red ramas. hopefully we can get this over the MOQ line. i really want this.
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 11:34:05 »
well, i bought two base kits, an alt kit, 2 red ramas. hopefully we can get this over the MOQ line. i really want this.

Holy what, thank you!! I really appreciate this, and hope you love the set.

To be honest I'll be extremely surprise if vendors won't pick up remaining kits after seeing 6k extra kits purchased for Dots R2

That's fair, I'll ask and see what they think. I'm optimistic too.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 16:11:21 »
This is a rerun I've been looking forward to for ages.

I didn't justify getting a set back in 2015, and I'm still kicking myself over it.

I will definitely be joining the GB, unfortunately not before the end of the month.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #63 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 20:05:23 »


Holy what, thank you!! I really appreciate this, and hope you love the set.


i also bought two of gmk birch base kits :)

there will always be some sour people here and there who will complain about everything, but know that there are those who appreciate your work. it sucks that we'll lose a good keycap designer, but i understand the decision given the current state of the hobby.
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Caps owned/bought::: Cherry G81-3000 SAV, GMK Mizu, GMK PnC, GMK Terra, GMK Nautilus Nightmares, GMK Camping R2, GMK Analog Dreams, GMK Olivia++, GMK Cafe, GMK Bingsu, GMK Botanical, GMK Nautilus R2, GMK taro R2, GMK MoDo R2, ePBT Classic Cyrillic, GMK Bread, GMK Sumi, GMK Pono, GMK Bento R2, GMK Sloth, GMK Yuru, GMK Serika R2, GMK Birch, GMK Dandy, GMK Tuzi, GMK Red Alert, GMK Striker R2

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 09:33:03 »
Oh, two last things, since I've been asked a few questions about it:

I will never re-run GMK Red Alert again. Given how it's performing, I don't know if anyone will run it again.

Also, I will also probably never run any set again. Whether RA succeeds or not, I've accomplished my goals with keyset design (whatever the hell "keyset design" means, am I right?)

So if you miss RA here (either in GB or extras), I highly doubt there will be another chance.

This is a great set, I think the big issue is there are so many high desirable sets that have been running so close to each other within the last couple of months. I can't think of any other time with this amount of quantity of popular sets running in this close a time frame. Also a bunch of custom keyboard GBs ran recently also draining people's wallets.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 09:41:29 »
I do have some exciting news this morning, after chatting with vendors:

All kits of GMK Red Alert will be made.

If you've held off until hearing that news, no need to wait any longer. :)







Holy what, thank you!! I really appreciate this, and hope you love the set.


i also bought two of gmk birch base kits :)

there will always be some sour people here and there who will complain about everything, but know that there are those who appreciate your work. it sucks that we'll lose a good keycap designer, but i understand the decision given the current state of the hobby.

Thank you so much for the support.

To be clear, I'm not stepping away because of anything about the community. But since developing Birch and RA, my little man has grown into a slightly-larger man, and I want to be present for him. I'm stepping away to be with my family and try out some other creative venues.

Oh, two last things, since I've been asked a few questions about it:

I will never re-run GMK Red Alert again. Given how it's performing, I don't know if anyone will run it again.

Also, I will also probably never run any set again. Whether RA succeeds or not, I've accomplished my goals with keyset design (whatever the hell "keyset design" means, am I right?)

So if you miss RA here (either in GB or extras), I highly doubt there will be another chance.

This is a great set, I think the big issue is there are so many high desirable sets that have been running so close to each other within the last couple of months. I can't think of any other time with this amount of quantity of popular sets running in this close a time frame. Also a bunch of custom keyboard GBs ran recently also draining people's wallets.

Yeah I think that's exactly right. Thanks for the kind words.

This is a rerun I've been looking forward to for ages.

I didn't justify getting a set back in 2015, and I'm still kicking myself over it.

I will definitely be joining the GB, unfortunately not before the end of the month.

All good, please join whenever you're most comfortable doing so. Thanks for your support!
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 13:04:43 »
I do have some exciting news this morning, after chatting with vendors:

All kits of GMK Red Alert will be made.

If you've held off until hearing that news, no need to wait any longer. :)




Did we somehow hit MOQ already?? This is fantastic news !!
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 17:38:55 »
Result, now lets push for insane levels of orders and make this all worth while.  Well done.
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #68 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 17:48:37 »
All kits of GMK Red Alert will be made.

 :eek:

Incredible news!

I was looking into the history of this set recently. It looks like OTD Rebel Red Alert was the first?

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 18:33:36 »
awesome set, awesome vendor support. and how does gmk star make it? not putting it down, but aesthetically RA is in a different league. really happy to see this set will be made!

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 21:27:23 »
Did we somehow hit MOQ already?? This is fantastic news !!

I suspect that the vendors have committed to buying enough extras to meet the MOQ.

awesome set, awesome vendor support. and how does gmk star make it? not putting it down, but aesthetically RA is in a different league. really happy to see this set will be made!

These days meme sets seem to do very well.. It can be disappointing for those who value classic sets like RA, but it's just a result of more people than ever being in the hobby, all with diverse tastes, and many of whom don't feel a great level of nostalgia for classic like RA (or 9009, Dolch etc)

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #71 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 22:58:43 »
I do have some exciting news this morning, after chatting with vendors:

All kits of GMK Red Alert will be made.

If you've held off until hearing that news, no need to wait any longer. :)




WOW amazing news, congrats Break!!!  :thumb: So well deserved!

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 14:23:17 »
Thank you all!! For those asking: vendors were satisfied with order trends to date and confident we’d hit enough sales by April 9th to justify manufacturing the set.

Other sets keep coming up in this thread for some reason. Like I said before: there’s room for everyone’s preferences for keycaps in our community.

All kits of GMK Red Alert will be made.

 :eek:

Incredible news!

I was looking into the history of this set recently. It looks like OTD Rebel Red Alert was the first?

That’s correct! Check out my IC thread for the full details on the set’s history.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 14:26:40 »
I’m honored to have the opportunity to once again collaborate with TRMK Caps, this time on a set of GMK Red Alert artisans.



I appreciate a different sculpt with each release - I loved the Birch Rob & Max and Iron Osas. But for this one it’s hard to choose between all three.

You’ll get your chance to choose tomorrow, March 26th at 9pm ICT (that’s 10am EST for folks stateside).
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #74 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 11:01:08 »
Week three numbers for GMK Red Alert. Reminder: all kits will be made. Kits hitting ideal MOQ numbers are highlighted.

Base - 192
Numrow - 129
Extension - 81
Cyrillics - 51
Red Rama - 139
Brass Rama - 148

TRMK Caps x GMK Red Alert raffle is now live, and Fraktal Kaps and Destroyer Caps will run their raffles soon.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #75 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 11:08:10 »
Great to hear this will be made, break.  Such a classic.  Will probably grab a set towards the end of the GB though.

I feel like the num row kit really speaks for GA.  You can't get a base kit without it.   :cool:

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #76 on: Sat, 27 March 2021, 06:26:22 »
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Week three numbers for GMK Red Alert. Reminder: all kits will be made. Kits hitting ideal MOQ numbers are highlighted.

Base - 192
Numrow - 129
Extension - 81
Cyrillics - 51
Red Rama - 139
Brass Rama - 148

TRMK Caps x GMK Red Alert raffle is now live, and Fraktal Kaps and Destroyer Caps will run their raffles soon.



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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #77 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 22:37:57 »
Happy to announce that Fraktal Kaps x GMK Red Alert will run tomorrow, April 1st, at 6pm EST. You can find details at the sale page.

Here's a sneak peak.


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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #78 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 10:48:29 »
Numbers for week 4, as we arrive at GB close on April 9th:

Base - 245
OG Numrow - 162
Extension - 96
Cyrillics - 60
Red Rama - 169
Brass Rama - 183

Remember, all kits will be made. The GB closes next Friday, April 9th.

I am also giving away a base kit on my Instagram page. This post has details.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #79 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 01:07:22 »
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Numbers for week 4, as we arrive at GB close on April 9th:

Base - 245
OG Numrow - 162
Extension - 96
Cyrillics - 60
Red Rama - 169
Brass Rama - 183

Remember, all kits will be made. The GB closes next Friday, April 9th.

I am also giving away a base kit on my Instagram page. This post has details.



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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 10:20:03 »
Home stretch for GMK Red Alert! Remember: all kits will be made. There will be extras, but you can avoid that rush if you grab a kit now.

Base - 295
Numrow - 200
Extension - 107
Cyrillic - 70
Red Rama - 196
Brass Rama - 221

The GB ends Friday, April 9th.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #81 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 10:59:51 »
The attach rate of the numrow kit and those ramas is crazy. Vendors going to do alright here.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #82 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 11:29:40 »
The attach rate of the numrow kit and those ramas is crazy. Vendors going to do alright here.

Agreed! I was back and forth on the base kit because I REALLY like the way this looks, but in the end, I decided to uphold my NorDE-only policy (and obviously, with the current numbers, about three people besides me would have bought a NorDe kit), but that brass Rama just could not be passed up and will find it's place on another classic-looking board. :) Nice work on this, break! I hope you get bored with your planned hiatus quickly and come back soon with another cool set like this. /Johannes

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #83 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 12:54:34 »
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Home stretch for GMK Red Alert! Remember: all kits will be made. There will be extras, but you can avoid that rush if you grab a kit now.

Base - 295
Numrow - 200
Extension - 107
Cyrillic - 70
Red Rama - 196
Brass Rama - 221

The GB ends Friday, April 9th.



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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #84 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 13:05:09 »
you can avoid the rush and the upcharge!



Home stretch for GMK Red Alert! Remember: all kits will be made. There will be extras, but you can avoid that rush if you grab a kit now.

Base - 295
Numrow - 200
Extension - 107
Cyrillic - 70
Red Rama - 196
Brass Rama - 221

The GB ends Friday, April 9th.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #85 on: Thu, 08 April 2021, 11:10:11 »
The attach rate of the numrow kit and those ramas is crazy. Vendors going to do alright here.

Agreed! I was back and forth on the base kit because I REALLY like the way this looks, but in the end, I decided to uphold my NorDE-only policy (and obviously, with the current numbers, about three people besides me would have bought a NorDe kit), but that brass Rama just could not be passed up and will find it's place on another classic-looking board. :) Nice work on this, break! I hope you get bored with your planned hiatus quickly and come back soon with another cool set like this. /Johannes

Thanks for dropping in, really appreciate your support!

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 08 April 2021, 17:50:41 »
I'm new around here but just wanted to say congrats on heading to manufacturing. I'm really looking forward to receiving this set (my first GMK GB).

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #87 on: Thu, 08 April 2021, 19:43:56 »
I'm new around here but just wanted to say congrats on heading to manufacturing. I'm really looking forward to receiving this set (my first GMK GB).

Thank you! We have one more day to go, so let's see what happens.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #88 on: Thu, 08 April 2021, 23:08:53 »
WE DID IT!

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #89 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 00:17:23 »
We're all on the same team. :)

of course we are comrade...

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert
« Reply #90 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 01:00:55 »

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #91 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 09:47:30 »
We're all on the same team. :)

of course we are comrade...

*our keycap set

WE DID IT!

We're all on the same team. :)

of course we are comrade...

Da.



Numbers heading into the final day!!

Base - 331
Numrow - 216
Extension - 123
Cyrillics - 84
Red Rama - 224
Brass Rama - 252

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #92 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 15:59:49 »


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Numbers heading into the final day!!

Base - 331
Numrow - 216
Extension - 123
Cyrillics - 84
Red Rama - 224
Brass Rama - 252

Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #93 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 21:33:42 »
Pulled the trigger on the last day, now the trick is not to forget to change address once it's closer to shipping.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #94 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 00:03:24 »
Pulled the trigger on the last day, now the trick is not to forget to change address once it's closer to shipping.

yeah keep a spreadsheet by vendor if you might move

vendors (NK omni drop originative) have done a nice job in the last few month or two of checking in

Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #95 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 08:29:57 »
I'm using Trello to keep  tracks of my KB purchases in fact, just need to figure out the best course for reminders.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #96 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 11:48:17 »
my dumb ass put the set in my cart and forgot to check out rip
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #97 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 22:39:04 »
my dumb ass put the set in my cart and forgot to check out rip

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #98 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 23:26:14 »
as one of the monsters who only went in for the absolutely gorgeous brass cherry rama, I'm glad the rest of y'all are getting your classic/not classic/whatever we decided on set!

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #99 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 00:38:00 »
my dumb ass put the set in my cart and forgot to check out rip

Looks like you can still checkout for it on monokei.co, shipping to US hurts tho
Gotcha. Those sacks look mouth watering.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #100 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 14:40:45 »
Thanks for dropping in, really appreciate your support!

All right, you know what, I cracked! The pressure was on, and Mykeyboard was just not at all closing this down and I cracked and bought all kits! Now I don‘t want any judging looks, I just did what I needed to do.

It will just go so exceptionally well with upcoming my silver and red Onyx that I will just need to remember where the brackets and everything are. And I will. So thank you for making this and getting all the cool Cherry caps in there. I really glad I got in on this at the very, very last second. /Johannes

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #101 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 12:15:21 »
Thank you all for the incredible support on the last day of GB. We're finalizing the order now, and I'll update you all soon with final numbers including extras.

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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #102 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 03:08:38 »
Thank you all for the incredible support on the last day of GB. We're finalizing the order now, and I'll update you all soon with final numbers including extras.

You see, everyone came round to thinking correctly in the end.  Even Jo had to give in and become one with the Red Alert.  Very well done break.
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Re: [GB] GMK Red Alert - ending April 9th 2021
« Reply #103 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 05:42:05 »
I'm so happy we made MOQ! i was banking on JTK classic Cyrillic, but that set got cancelled. would have sucked donkey butt if this was canned too. the cherry RAMAs are the cherry on top (pun intended)

my dumb ass put the set in my cart and forgot to check out rip

F indeed. happened to me with moondust but i ended up snagging an extra from dailykek, albeit at a steep markup. good luck
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