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Offline koduh

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[IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 14:30:03 »
After a couple of Interest Checks on Reddit and Massdrop I can't believe I never posted this set here; this is my first official post on Geek Hack so please forgive my formatting.




JTK Sun Devil - Group Buy to run on zFrontier - Soon™



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The Story Behind The Sun Devil

Eyes burning, Bask stared into the sun. A power so immense that caused pain too surreal, he hungered to harness it.

As the eldest son of Lucifer he craved to leave his father's shadow and conqueor lands for himself. Stealing his father's all mighty pitchfork, Bask took it to the depths of hell and altered it, crafting a large ankh with which he would be able to wield the power of the sun.

Lucifer could not let this go unpunished.

As Bask set out into the world with his newly found power, a struggle between father and son ensued and the relic was lost into the depths of a chasm. To this day Bask can be seen roaming the deserts of the earth thirsting for the power of the sun, searching for the ankh to once again wield the power he covetted.


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Buying Info

zFrontier will be running the set as a Group Buy on their website. I will also be purchasing additional sets to sell in my shop at http://SonoranKeyboards.com.

Pricing - TBD: Estimated $84.50 + shipping



GROUP BUY IS LIVE NOW TILL THE END OF THE MONTH: https://en.zfrontier.com/products/jtk-sun-devil
« Last Edit: Mon, 09 October 2017, 10:56:20 by koduh »

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 14:31:44 »
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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 14:58:29 »
 :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 14:58:38 »
Nicely themed set but no HHKB support so automatic pass.

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 15:33:48 »
Nicely themed set but no HHKB support so automatic pass.
What am I missing for HHKB?

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 15:34:36 »
Nicely themed set but no HHKB support so automatic pass.
What am I missing for HHKB?

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 15:37:55 »
Nicely themed set but no HHKB support so automatic pass.
What am I missing for HHKB?

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Sorry kit is Missing the spacebar. I'll fix that. It has the shift, backspace/pipe keys and a R2 backspace.

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 15:55:11 »
Nicely themed set but no HHKB support so automatic pass.
What am I missing for HHKB?

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R1 pipe/backslash.

Sorry, meant MX HHKB layout.
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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 16:04:41 »

R1 pipe/backslash.

Sorry, meant MX HHKB layout.

Oh no worries, the pipe is included in the kit order with JTK, gotta update my render. Sorry about that.

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 17:59:01 »
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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 21:31:57 »
looking good! :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 06 October 2017, 12:11:45 »
Kit Render updated. Just waiting on update from zFrontier and JTK.

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 06 October 2017, 13:57:31 »
I'm in. BTW, is there MOQ for this set?

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 06 October 2017, 14:56:20 »
No scumdevils!  :p

I'm really liking these colors but being a Tucson native and working with the UofA I'm socially obligated to pass.
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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 07 October 2017, 00:42:57 »
Hurry up!!!!!
I like it.

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 07 October 2017, 01:59:31 »
can't wait to see it on ZF :thumb:

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 07 October 2017, 02:16:28 »
if the price is right! I am thinking might have to buy this for a friend! He a huge College Football Noles fan.. those look lot like the Noles colors



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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 07 October 2017, 08:01:06 »
Nice pretty,and I like it!
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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 07 October 2017, 10:04:55 »
when the gb will announce?

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 07 October 2017, 12:19:43 »
when the gb will announce?
Still waiting to hear back from zFrontier on start date. I should know soon.

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 07 October 2017, 12:20:06 »
if the price is right! I am thinking might have to buy this for a friend! He a huge College Football Noles fan.. those look lot like the Noles colors


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Heck yeah! The color combo is perfect.

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 09 October 2017, 00:49:47 »
when the gb will announce?
Still waiting to hear back from zFrontier on start date. I should know soon.

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i know when this will be started😁

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 09 October 2017, 00:54:25 »
when the gb will announce?
Still waiting to hear back from zFrontier on start date. I should know soon.

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i know when this will be started
Hmm.... I just found out an hour ago. Haha will update in a couple of hours.

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 09 October 2017, 02:49:59 »
when the gb will announce?
Still waiting to hear back from zFrontier on start date. I should know soon.

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i know when this will be started
Hmm.... I just found out an hour ago. Haha will update in a couple of hours.

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hahahah😂😂😂

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 09 October 2017, 10:57:10 »
Productive weekend! JTK Approved the set and the group buy is now live on zFrontier!  https://en.zfrontier.com/products/jtk-sun-devil

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 09 October 2017, 13:41:28 »
there is no MOQ?

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 09 October 2017, 18:26:38 »
Congrats!  Set looks great.  A lot of heavy hitting sets coming out at the same time.

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 23 October 2017, 11:17:19 »
Fellow clackers,

It is with sad news I must report that the JTK Sundevil groupbuy has performed terribly and it will be cancelled.
I appreciate all those who joined the buy; zFrontier will be refunding your orders within the next week.

Post Mortem Thoughts:

I attribute the failure entirely to my own mistakes one of which was marketing.

Although the set was inspired by the colors of ASU and the mascot (Sundevil) I thought more people would be open to the colorway.

I feel that Sundevil was immediately labeled an "Arizona" set from the get go and we lost interest there, my fault completely, I should have looked for a better name or presentation for it.
There are probably more reasons/excuses for why this failed but rather than dwell on them I just want to say thanks to the community. I've been around for about 3 years now and don't see an end in sight.

Much clackin' love.

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 23 October 2017, 11:19:12 »
Tough time for keysets in general.

Sorry it didn't go well.

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 23 October 2017, 19:44:32 »
You should run this again in the future with GMK. I really dig the color

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 23 October 2017, 20:11:20 »
Oh that’s a shame, I loved the colourway and joined the GB with no association to Arizona. I’d be happy if this ran again in the future

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 25 October 2017, 00:00:57 »
ahhh, that's too bad...
hope you'll run another GB with GMK or JTK again soon...

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Re: [IC - GB] - JTK Sun Devil
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 31 January 2018, 10:10:14 »
Beautiful keyset and would match a gold alu case perfectly. I would probably buy this over GMK red samurai (if that ever goes through) because of the cost and light alphas. Sorry it didn't go through. Perhaps you can do another interest check with slightly different colours and marketing? Wish you all the best.