Author Topic: [IC] GMK Yütousu | Pricing, HIBI Collab, Tentative GB Date 7/18/22  (Read 14788 times)

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Offline imivanh

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Hey Everyone! Welcome to the IC of GMK Yütousu (芋頭酥).

芋頭 "yütou" means taro, and"su" means flaky (pastry)

This set is inspired by my favorite Taiwanese pastry called yütousu. This taro pastry has a thin flaky spherical outer shell, with a plentiful taro paste core. Mochi or egg yolk is sometimes included in the center as well (my favorite being the mochi). Ever since I was little, my grandma has brought yütousu from Taiwan every year when she visits for us to enjoy together. Unfortunately, we haven't been able continue this tradition the past two years due to COVID and I really miss being able hang out with my grandma and eat yütousu together.

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Kits

Base Kit (with Zhuyin Sublegends)


Latin Alphas Kit


Novelties Kit


Spacebars Kit


Renders

Phoenix WK/WKL



Isometria


Rama U80


Fuji 65





Vendors

US - CannonKeys

CA - DeskHero

UK - Prototypist

EU - MyKeyboard

CN - zFrontier

SEA - iLumkb

OCE - DailyClack


GB Date

TBD

Pricing

(Tentative) (in USD)

Base: $130
Latin Alphas: $79
Novelties: $45
Spacebar: $27

Collabs

Bungkee.caps

tulipclay

Miroticaps

HIBI



TBD

DM me on discord ivanh#9416 if you're interested in collabing with the set!

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Update Log

6/24/2022 - HIBI Collab added, tentative group buy date added
6/16/2022 - Pricing out, vendor list finalized.
5/11/2022 - Novelties Kit updated due to better fit GMK guidelines, resubmitted for quotes. Renders updated to reflect changes.
4/4/2022 - New Vendors added, waiting for quotes
2/14/2022 - Novelties adjusted to better fit GMK spacing requirements
2/13/2022 - IC Post
« Last Edit: Fri, 24 June 2022, 12:45:48 by imivanh »

Offline matthewdias

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 13 February 2022, 19:56:17 »
very nice. the accents seem pretty important to this set, would you consider adding a 1u r2 accent escape or novelty, and changing the 1.5 enter to accent color, so 40s can get the proper theme too?

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 13 February 2022, 20:58:11 »
 love the colours on this :) and the novelties are super cute. glwic!

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 13 February 2022, 20:59:42 »
Quote
renders are color matched to what the IRL chips look like using my color calibrated monitor

is there color library option ?
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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 13 February 2022, 21:46:08 »
I really like the colors on this, and novelties are cute, GLWIC.
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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 14 February 2022, 01:55:28 »
Im in just because I like the pastry.

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 14 February 2022, 04:29:33 »
Nice novelties kit, my only gripe is that the ANSI enter hanzi writings novelty (which is a trend that I see excessively used by other sets nowadays ^-^) font style kind of doesn't match/align with your cute images /drawings on all other keys.
Was just thinking if you use different hanzi font for 芋頭酥 to match the other graphic novelties' style, it might look better?
However, if you still insist on using them, please fix the alignment because my OCD sees uneven/weird gaps on the sides of the 頭 character.

Please also consider adding accent-color R2 1u novelty (at least one), since you offer minimal 40s support on your base kit already. I'm sure 40s layout user will appreciate that  :thumb:

Cheers, GLWIC



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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 14 February 2022, 05:35:24 »
I'm in! IC filled out too :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 14 February 2022, 19:25:30 »
Overall nicely done.
Taiwanese pastry matches with zhuyin sublegend.
The color also gives the impression of taro.

Kitting looks fine, but you might want to move numpad to its own kit to make base kit price more competitive.
The only things I don't like now are the nov enters. Characters on enter usually makes me feel like it is just a placeholder of some sort. But the rest of the novs are cute.

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 14 February 2022, 21:24:57 »
very nice. the accents seem pretty important to this set, would you consider adding a 1u r2 accent escape or novelty, and changing the 1.5 enter to accent color, so 40s can get the proper theme too?

definitely will consider doing a 1u r2 accent escape, let me know in the IC form. As for changing the enter, people typically complain being forced into an accent enter, even if it's thematically important. if enough people want it ill change it but likely not going to happen.

Nice novelties kit, my only gripe is that the ANSI enter hanzi writings novelty (which is a trend that I see excessively used by other sets nowadays ^-^) font style kind of doesn't match/align with your cute images /drawings on all other keys.
Was just thinking if you use different hanzi font for 芋頭酥 to match the other graphic novelties' style, it might look better?
However, if you still insist on using them, please fix the alignment because my OCD sees uneven/weird gaps on the sides of the 頭 character.

Please also consider adding accent-color R2 1u novelty (at least one), since you offer minimal 40s support on your base kit already. I'm sure 40s layout user will appreciate that  :thumb:

Cheers, GLWIC

The idea behind the writing novelty enter was to make it look like how it's usually written/printed on the packaging that yutousu comes in. I can see where you're coming from though and I'll play around with other ideas before submitting for quotes

Overall nicely done.
Taiwanese pastry matches with zhuyin sublegend.
The color also gives the impression of taro.

Kitting looks fine, but you might want to move numpad to its own kit to make base kit price more competitive.
The only things I don't like now are the nov enters. Characters on enter usually makes me feel like it is just a placeholder of some sort. But the rest of the novs are cute.

The idea behind the writing novelty enter was to make it look like how it's usually written/printed on the packaging that yutousu comes in, which is why I opted to go that direction with the enter nov.

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 14 February 2022, 21:49:39 »
Nice unique + original color scheme, glwic. Rare to come across, and quite accurate too!

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 18:05:59 »
Nice unique + original color scheme, glwic. Rare to come across, and quite accurate too!

Thank you! Appreciate the kind words

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 22 February 2022, 20:56:06 »
How white are the alphas? Like pure white or do they have a tint of color to them?

I kinda burned myself with the Infinikey Port caps. I assumed the alphas were a pure white and would look good on my white case but the alphas had a tint of an almost red/green to them I didnt realize and it looked really bad on a pure white/blue white case.

Otherwise these are similar to Port but softer and I love that.
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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 23 February 2022, 01:24:13 »
How white are the alphas? Like pure white or do they have a tint of color to them?

I kinda burned myself with the Infinikey Port caps. I assumed the alphas were a pure white and would look good on my white case but the alphas had a tint of an almost red/green to them I didnt realize and it looked really bad on a pure white/blue white case.

Otherwise these are similar to Port but softer and I love that.

If you expand the "Colors" section, you'll see that he lists the Pantone for the alphas: Pantone 663 U. It looks like there is a tint of color and not just pure white.

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 23 February 2022, 07:16:17 »
good gl  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 23 February 2022, 08:22:24 »
I think the R4 novs need work. They're bland and don't match the cuteness of the R1 novs or the Enter nov.

Also GMK lol. See you in 2058

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 23 February 2022, 21:35:46 »
How white are the alphas? Like pure white or do they have a tint of color to them?

I kinda burned myself with the Infinikey Port caps. I assumed the alphas were a pure white and would look good on my white case but the alphas had a tint of an almost red/green to them I didnt realize and it looked really bad on a pure white/blue white case.

Otherwise these are similar to Port but softer and I love that.

The white has a purple tint to them

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 24 February 2022, 20:15:25 »
Very nice, looking forward to this one!

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu | Vendors Updated, Submitted for Quotes
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 29 March 2022, 12:36:58 »
Update:

Set has already been submitted for quotes and I've already gotten some feedback back. They just told me GMK doesn't match to uncoated pantones anymore, so I will need to go back to the drawing board and find an equivalent RAL/Coated Pantone, and adjust the renders accordingly. Shouldn't be any drastic color change, but I just have to go through my RAL and Coated Pantone book to find something that looks as close to what I originally wanted.

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu | Waiting for Quotes
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 12 May 2022, 21:14:14 »
Update:

One of the original novelties needed to be changed since it got rejected by GMK, and the other novelties got some small adjustments to better fit the guidelines. The changes have been submitted and approved by GMK, so we're just waiting on quotes to come in now. Renders have been updated to reflect the changes.

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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu | Pricing is out!
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 15:51:55 »
Pricing is out for the set! We'll be setting group buy date soon!

Base: $130

Latin Alphas: $79

Novelties: $45

Spacebar: $27

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Group Buy Tentative for July 18th - Aug 19th, 2022. HIBI Collab is also ready, check out the renders!




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Re: [IC] GMK Yütousu | Pricing, HIBI Collab, Tentative GB Date 7/18/22
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 27 June 2022, 11:34:49 »
Lovely keycaps ;-)