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Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 08:36:10 »
Glad to see ic out, I recommend adding an extra tab to the extra alphas in order to cover two boards when buying base and alphas, not a huge fan of the black panda either, glwic though!

It's in the base kit to have a smaller influence on cost than being in alphas kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 11:11:04 »
Looks awesome! Been waiting on a nice green set for awhile. I appreciate your concern for keeping the cost low - that is what I most prefer! Would adding cangjie sublegends to the normal base kit significantly increase cost? Sounds like most people will be buying the cangjie kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 11:11:48 »
Also - any desk mat renders on the agenda?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 11:14:14 »
Also - any desk mat renders on the agenda?

Yep, deskmats will be announced within the upcoming week.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 14:45:28 »
Oh this is quite nice.... where is the 40s kit tho

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 14:52:08 »
This is such a high effort IC and I love the colours! Looking forward to seeing the vendors in the future :thumb:!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 14:57:45 »
listen here dude...
...you made the cutest set ever.
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Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 20:37:43 »
Oh this is quite nice.... where is the 40s kit tho

40s, well considering that this set is likely going to be a set with a smaller moq, if I were to make a 40's kit, it would likely not hit. However, based on how IC form responses go; if enough people would like to see 3 key 40s in base, I will definitely add it.


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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 13:21:49 »
This is a pretty good set. Not much being done in the GMK stock color world right now, and it is nice to see a set using them.

Some changes I would consider:
  • 3 key 40s in base.
  • Removing the green space bars. They are ugly. I like the green enter, but i don't see a lot of people buying the spacebar kit because they want a green space bar. Add 2u, 2.25u, and 2.75u into the base kit. This would remove a ~$30 kit and only change base price by around $5

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 14:59:29 »
super nice!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 15:39:54 »
never thought stock colours could feel so new and refreshing. despite the simplicity, i think this is one of the best uses of ae there is.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 16:01:04 »
Welp I definitely need to get this set... totally not because my fursona is a panda >.>


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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 16:14:01 »
This is looking cute as! GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 17:51:46 »
Well done Aad. Glad to see this set come to fruition.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 11:04:55 »
Fresh, cool ale here.
I think I might give it a shot!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #65 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 11:12:06 »
There are very few sets that look good with green keyboards so happy this going to be around.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #66 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 22:03:53 »
Not a set that I would normally buy, but I'm really considering it now. Great job on the set! I like that you made use of the stock colors and I think the novelties are really well designed.

Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #67 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 13:11:21 »
Also - any desk mat renders on the agenda?

Deskmats have been added
« Last Edit: Sat, 13 March 2021, 17:34:14 by LittleAad »

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 07:45:32 »
Any plans to include a panda deskpad?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 08:03:58 »
Looks Noiice, kinda reminds me of Varmilo kbds. glwic :cool:
So Im aware that the varmillo board exists but I hope that this set provides better quality caps, colors, and correlation to the theme. My intentions were not to copy varmillo by any means but Im glad you pointed it out so I could address it. Thank you  :thumb:

Its almost exactly the same... were you not going to mention it unless someone brought it up?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #70 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 08:49:53 »
Looks Noiice, kinda reminds me of Varmilo kbds. glwic :cool:
So Im aware that the varmillo board exists but I hope that this set provides better quality caps, colors, and correlation to the theme. My intentions were not to copy varmillo by any means but Im glad you pointed it out so I could address it. Thank you  :thumb:

Its almost exactly the same... were you not going to mention it unless someone brought it up?

I wouldn't say that its almost the exact same, different legends (bamboo style legends on varmilo), different legend colors (green alphas on varmilo different mod color as well), different novelties, the f-row varies as well (alternating accents on varmilo). The main similarity that I see is the accent color and theme. Although the theme was similar, our use of it was quite different. I didn't feel that it needed to be mentioned because of these differences they have. However, I knew I would get compared to it so I waited until that comparison was made. No need for me to address it unless a comparison was made.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 20:20:09 »
Any plans to include a panda deskpad?

If the demand for it is there, then I would be glad to add one!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 21:34:24 »
This looks really nice!  :D

Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:46:01 »
Not a fan of black pandas. But a fan of everything else. Great work aad! :thumb:

I agree, I think all the panda novelty legends would look best as white or just ditch the green panda novelties in general.

In regards to this, the novelty kit will be updated soon and accent panda face novelties will be replaced.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #74 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 19:14:18 »
It looks fantastic with the matching deskmats! GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #75 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 02:31:08 »
LOL this is so cheese and cute I cannot resist! Sign me up!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 04:45:48 »
Insane !

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #77 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 05:15:43 »
Novelties are so cute, idk about the colors because of the varmillo and cat's eye, but definetely in for the novelties :thumb: GLWIC!

Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #78 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 17:35:12 »
Vendors have been announced! Novelty kit update soon.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #79 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 03:58:48 »
Very nice  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #80 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 06:50:32 »
shippingafter GB ?

Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #81 on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 16:00:29 »
Update: Novelty kit will be getting a couple new novelties due to demand. The goal is to provide novelties to cater to a more cute aesthetic along with a more minimal aesthetic for those that prefer one over the other.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #82 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 02:31:32 »
While this is a lovely set, I could order from my local IT store the more or less exact same layout/colours, caps in great PBT quality (better than GMK, IMHO), get a Varmilo keyboard thrown into the deal, and pay way less than I'd have to shell out for this set. Plus I'd have it tomorrow. The design and colours look lovely, but it's so close to Varmilo's design (and in ABS) that it would make no sense to even consider buying, no matter how great it looks.

Also, if Varmilo decides that they are not too happy with seeing a GMK set that close to their design, it could potentially be a IP problem. GMK is recently shutting down sets that even skirt close to it (Retrowave for example). Varmilo's Panda board is a pretty iconic design.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #83 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 05:12:18 »
While this is a lovely set, I could order from my local IT store the more or less exact same layout/colours, caps in great PBT quality (better than GMK, IMHO), get a Varmilo keyboard thrown into the deal, and pay way less than I'd have to shell out for this set. Plus I'd have it tomorrow. The design and colours look lovely, but it's so close to Varmilo's design (and in ABS) that it would make no sense to even consider buying, no matter how great it looks.

Also, if Varmilo decides that they are not too happy with seeing a GMK set that close to their design, it could potentially be a IP problem. GMK is recently shutting down sets that even skirt close to it (Retrowave for example). Varmilo's Panda board is a pretty iconic design.


Hook me up with your dealer if you're declaring varmillo keycaps as "great PBT quality." and "better than GMK" There's a about a 0.5-0.7mm thickness difference between varmillo and most of the quality cap manufacturers. (SP > GMK)
Also the legending on the varmillo set you're comparing this to makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a rusty spoon and saying these are more or less the same layout/colour is such a reductive standpoint failing to recognise shades of colour and kitting/layout compatibility.

 "Also, if Varmilo decides that they are not too happy with seeing a GMK set that close to their design, it could potentially be a IP problem."

TIL Varmillo owns the rights to an entire species of animal and the entire spectrum of green white and black good to know.



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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #84 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 08:06:01 »
While this is a lovely set, I could order from my local IT store the more or less exact same layout/colours, caps in great PBT quality (better than GMK, IMHO), get a Varmilo keyboard thrown into the deal, and pay way less than I'd have to shell out for this set. Plus I'd have it tomorrow. The design and colours look lovely, but it's so close to Varmilo's design (and in ABS) that it would make no sense to even consider buying, no matter how great it looks.

Also, if Varmilo decides that they are not too happy with seeing a GMK set that close to their design, it could potentially be a IP problem. GMK is recently shutting down sets that even skirt close to it (Retrowave for example). Varmilo's Panda board is a pretty iconic design.

This guy has to be trolling right?

Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 17:53:10 »
Novelty kit has been updated.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #86 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 18:33:41 »
I demand a shoutout in the thank you section for thinking of those novelties Aad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #87 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 19:35:34 »
novs are lit.... seriously even if you dont want the base, they are a great addition to any WoB set.

still waitin on that panda deskmat

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #88 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 19:01:46 »
I'm new here, but this really got me interested. Probrably my first GB into this rabbit hole!  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #89 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 22:13:00 »
Pandas + keyboards?! Can't say no to this one. Love the novelties!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #90 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 07:46:47 »
Pandas + keyboards?! Can't say no to this one. Love the novelties!

I'm new here, but this really got me interested. Probrably my first GB into this rabbit hole!  :D

Thank you guys very much for all the support! More updates coming soon.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #91 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 14:57:42 »
Hey a green and black set that WONT get canceled, nice.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #92 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 14:57:51 »
love the new novelties

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #93 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 05:56:35 »
AWWWW Panda!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #94 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 01:47:01 »
Is it possible to add a norde kit to cover ISO DE?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #95 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 05:54:00 »
Onboard ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #96 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 07:14:23 »
Is it possible to add a norde kit to cover ISO DE?

Unfortunately there will likely not be a norde kit available for this set because norde kits tend to struggle with moq. However, depending on how pricing and setting MOQ goes, I will consider adding UK Iso to base. Again, this is highly dependent on how well pricing goes. Sorry about that.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #97 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 14:57:17 »
Looks great  :thumb:
Must say that I really appreciate the Cangjie alphas kit, not too many of non Latin kits nowadays!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #98 on: Thu, 08 April 2021, 03:10:35 »
New novelties look lovely :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #99 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 10:43:33 »
looks great!