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[GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB Ended
« on: Tue, 20 July 2021, 19:54:08 »

GMK RETROWAVE
"2021s must have set" - Blacksimon, probably




TRAILER




GB DATES
August 1 - September 1, 2021
Fulfilment Estimate: Q4 2022



PRICING





INSPO
Right on man! The 80s were huge for me. Firstly, I was born in the 80s, and thanks to my older siblings I grew up playing the 1986 Sega classic and love everything about the Retrowave iconography. Thus, GMK Retrowave was born.This is unashamedly out there 80s. Bright, fluorescent colours. Unmistakable retrowave novelties and ultimately a bit of fun! Excellent.

Now, to set the scene:
Its 1987. Youve just come off Venice beach on a hot July afternoon as the sun is setting. But your day has only just begun. You run to the arcade. You grab a cola, your quarters and head to your favourite seat. You strap in, load your coins, hands on the wheel and wait. 3.2.1. DRIVE.
You pass each car with ease, changing the station on the radio as you note the time left on your clock. You speed up level by level as day turns to night but youre not slowing down. You look out beyond the cyan palm trees, towards the jagged hills as their glow increases and you begin to dream. Its just you, your F40 and a never ending road, driving towards that neon sun.


KITS
I like big base kits and I cannot lie. Numpad and UK-ISO in base. This is the 80s, small kits aren't a thing yet.


   


   








Deskmats
900x400x4mm. Colour matched and sampled.



     
Samples:
     




RENDERS
by Nathanalphaman

     


     

by Oggi

     


     


renderings may not reflect the final product and are shown for illustrative purposes only.




ARTISANS BY RAMA WORKS
"Sun" in purple, pink. "Shoe" in PVD Brass


   

 



COLLABORATIONS
(More to come as they emerge)
TENGU by SINPRA CAPS

SwitchKeys is also giving away 3 Tengus for day one buyers, so keep an eye out for more info as we head into GB

MELONKEYS RETROWAVE


Cable by Space Cables
   





VENDORS
subtitle


USA:Project Keyboard

EUROPE:CandyKeys

CHINA:zFrontier

CANADA:Deskhero

OCE:Switchkeys

SEA:Monokei

LATAM:Fancy Customs

UK:Prototypist







Honorable Mentions

Nathanalpha man for helping me since inception with general advice, kitting and rendering musings

OneCreativeMind for being the coach in my corner throughout the whole design development

Jae for taking point with project management, and for all the late night video calls as we really lasered in on all the finer details

Virtual for the amazing thread design and templating.

GMK Andy for being so open to discussions and working through any issues during IC.







support the set with its individual signature. Shoutout to Havattack
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« Last Edit: Tue, 07 September 2021, 01:37:57 by SwitchKeys »

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 20 July 2021, 19:58:02 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 20 July 2021, 20:17:52 »
The trailer is a nice touch!

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 20 July 2021, 23:11:28 »
The larger backspace key in the 40s kit is 1.75 not 2u, right?

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 21 July 2021, 00:14:26 »
The larger backspace key in the 40s kit is 1.75 not 2u, right?

Yep definately a typo. Fixing now, and will make sure the 40s backspace is 1.75u.

Also added Tengu Caps as well as notification that we will be giving three away for day one buyers!

Added the Space Cables collab too.

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 21 July 2021, 03:31:54 »
pricing looks good, glws  :thumb:



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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 05:33:04 »
Lack of pricing for the RAMAs means they're not decided yet or the vendor won't be offering them?

BTW getting 1x of every kit and deskmat. So glad to see this project getting into GB, best of luck.

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 13:16:24 »
GB is in a week and still no price from CandyKeys for the deskmats, is everything good or are there some problems?

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 17:26:28 »
Hey guys,
Shouldn't be any problems. The table screenshot may have just had information missing from vendors at the time of post (Some Vendors will probably forget to update it until it actually goes live, but I will remind them!)

Stef

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 18:42:58 »
Phew nearly had these in the cart but no ISO so my wallet can breath again - though I do cry on the inside for these not offering ISO cuz Id have bought em all. Really beautiful design!

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 03:01:52 »
Phew nearly had these in the cart but no ISO so my wallet can breath again - though I do cry on the inside for these not offering ISO cuz Id have bought em all. Really beautiful design!

ISO is included in base kit (And the buy isn't actually live yet!) - Did you have the wrong keyset?

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 28 July 2021, 23:03:40 »
Had a bit of time today to pull some sets out to do a little colour comparison (Excuse the photo bomb).



Purple Key is from GMK Future Funk
Yellow Keys are from GMK Future Funk (Top) and GMK Night Runner (Bottom).
Pink Key is from GMK Future Funk

4 days to go! Lastly I thought I'd share some of Nathanalphaman's latest work. Absolutely insane attention to detail. The man is definately on the top of the game.


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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 01 August 2021, 01:07:49 »
Are the artisans available on the vendors site as well? Just wanted to check as I dont see the artisans available on monokei at the moment.

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 01 August 2021, 03:01:01 »
They should be. Looks like they are available through this link: https://monokei.co/products/gmk-retrowave-addons

We're live across most vendors! Thanks to everyone for the early support whether your purchase or not.


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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 01 August 2021, 14:49:00 »
Will the Deskmat used in the renders (Sunset without car) be available in US vendors? I know Switchkeys already has it but I live in Puerto Rico and don't know how the shipping process would go if ordered from them

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 01 August 2021, 15:25:04 »
very beautiful set, it inspires me, I will pre-order

such a question, but how to find this Cable, which you have in the photo
It's just that sites with GB do not have them, the Space Cables site does not have them either.

I really want to order it for a future kit

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 01 August 2021, 16:17:50 »
Phew nearly had these in the cart but no ISO so my wallet can breath again - though I do cry on the inside for these not offering ISO cuz Id have bought em all. Really beautiful design!

ISO is included in base kit (And the buy isn't actually live yet!) - Did you have the wrong keyset?

Oh, my bad, what I meant was NORTH? Well its I am missing :)
Still thinking though because this looks so sick!

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 02 August 2021, 05:28:18 »
Hey guys,
Shouldn't be any problems. The table screenshot may have just had information missing from vendors at the time of post (Some Vendors will probably forget to update it until it actually goes live, but I will remind them!)

Stef

Still not published in CandyKeys :'(

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 02 August 2021, 09:19:39 »
So there will be no Int/Nordic (More specific:) even if I ask nicely?  :rolleyes:

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 02 August 2021, 15:02:42 »
So there will be no Int/Nordic (More specific:) even if I ask nicely?  :rolleyes:

No, GB has started, too late for that. Also, the is manageable, its the secondary keys on the number row that have a tendency of making my life more difficult than it needs to be when I use ANSI. Regardless, youll get used to it. Also, if youre Swedish, try Swerty. :)
Best,
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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 02 August 2021, 17:08:11 »
As of now the GB on candykeys hasn't started yet, did they forgot or what?

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 03 August 2021, 02:18:37 »
As of now the GB on candykeys hasn't started yet, did they forgot or what?


It's up now on CandyKeys. Well, there still is lots of time to get in, I don't really get what the rush is. It's summer, people take vacation, have kids, friends and family to spend time with, enjoy the sun. The sense of immediate availability of everything that Amazon and others have instilled in us is making us so incredibly impatient. Luckily, GMK (and other keycap manufacturers) come to the rescue by teaching us patience and humility by holding up a mirror to our grotesquely contorted faces as we are on the edges of our seats, eagerly and increasingly angrily - waiting for the little plastic pieces that will save us. And now, we even get impatient when giving people money for the things we will wait for for at least 1.5 years. Weird world.

Sorry for the rant.
Best,
Johannes

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 03 August 2021, 03:35:24 »
As of now the GB on candykeys hasn't started yet, did they forgot or what?


It's up now on CandyKeys. Well, there still is lots of time to get in, I don't really get what the rush is. It's summer, people take vacation, have kids, friends and family to spend time with, enjoy the sun. The sense of immediate availability of everything that Amazon and others have instilled in us is making us so incredibly impatient. Luckily, GMK (and other keycap manufacturers) come to the rescue by teaching us patience and humility by holding up a mirror to our grotesquely contorted faces as we are on the edges of our seats, eagerly and increasingly angrily - waiting for the little plastic pieces that will save us. And now, we even get impatient when giving people money for the things we will wait for for at least 1.5 years. Weird world.

Sorry for the rant.
Best,
Johannes
True sincerity and no sarcasm at all.
Plus, candykeys is known for their late GB posts so no rush here.

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 06 August 2021, 23:52:29 »
Will the Deskmat used in the renders (Sunset without car) be available in US vendors? I know Switchkeys already has it but I live in Puerto Rico and don't know how the shipping process would go if ordered from them

any update on this?

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 08 August 2021, 09:11:43 »
how are numbers looking?

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 08 August 2021, 22:34:06 »
Will the Deskmat used in the renders (Sunset without car) be available in US vendors? I know Switchkeys already has it but I live in Puerto Rico and don't know how the shipping process would go if ordered from them

any update on this?

It's up! https://spaceholdings.net/products/retrowave-sunset-desk-pad

Ragan must have forgotten about them  :)

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 19:22:06 »
Hi all! We're over the halfway point and I wanted to thank everyone for joining who has, and if you haven't - please consider!

Kits are looking great. 40s could definately use some love, so if you were part of the 100s who wanted it during GB please consider supporting it.

Enjoy some more work from Nathanalphaman!



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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 20:28:06 »
Went in on Base kit and Aesthetics along with the Sun Rama! Can't wait! :)

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 14:02:44 »
Went in on Base kit and Aesthetics along with the Sun Rama! Can't wait! :)
Same, except Import kit instead of the Rama. I wanted a Rama, but.... I hate yellow with the passion of a thousand dying sons..

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 14:20:47 »
getting really anxious here, fomo kicks in but i am really torn if i should get another gmk while waiting for four gmk and having an eye on two future gmk runs...bruh  :eek:

but this is killer  :thumb:

send help plx

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Re: [GB] GMK Retrowave | FINAL WEEK!!
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 24 August 2021, 21:17:15 »
Final week to go guys!

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 31 August 2021, 20:57:05 »
Final day! If you've been sleeping on this, nows your last chance to pick it up during GB.

Again thanks to everyone who's been along for the ride!!

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | FINAL DAY
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 31 August 2021, 21:38:38 »
This thing is going to look amazing on a Plum Polygon65.. Combo of the century.

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB LIVE
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 01 September 2021, 08:54:49 »
Will the Deskmat used in the renders (Sunset without car) be available in US vendors? I know Switchkeys already has it but I live in Puerto Rico and don't know how the shipping process would go if ordered from them

any update on this?

It's up! https://spaceholdings.net/products/retrowave-sunset-desk-pad

Ragan must have forgotten about them  :)

I wanted this deskmat but it wasnt on the Projects site to order along with the keycaps.
Dont want to spend another $30+ on a mat :(

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | FINAL DAY
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 02 September 2021, 04:27:14 »
Excited to see the final numbers

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | FINAL DAY
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 02 September 2021, 08:21:08 »
I've been saying I would support this project since the early IC days and man I did.



Bailed on the 40s kit, if it makes MOQ I might get it as an extra for a purple Candybar.

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB Ended
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 07 September 2021, 01:42:21 »
Hey guys!

GB has officially closed and orders have all been finalised. All kits will be produced.

The order has been submitted to Rama and the order for keycaps will be submitted to GMK tomorrow.

In terms of deskmat production, we will schedule it early in 2022. We've already sampled and colour matched the designs.

For any information in the mean time you can ask in #gmk-retrowave in our Discord. I'll be dropping updates in here as we work through the next phase of production (Colour Matching).

Cheers

Stef

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB Ended
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 08 September 2021, 14:44:35 »
It's so bright! Love it

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Re: [GB] GMK RETROWAVE | GB Ended
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 10 October 2021, 20:45:47 »
Hi all. Periodic check-in update here.

Order has been submitted to GMK and invoices have already been issued. We're now just waiting for the first round of colour samples to see how they turn out.

In terms of artisan raffles:

- Sinpracaps should have gone out. Our day 1 giveaway winners should have theirs also. If you don't sing out to us and we'll take a look.


- Archetype has held their raffle. The effort the team put into it was truly stunning. Pics here https://imgur.com/gallery/s4uwfJK

- No updates on Melonkeys as yet. We will try to touch base about this.

Thanks!