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Offline Rak8886

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro MOQ HIT (Invoices out!)
« Reply #150 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 18:42:48 »
Would it be possible if I can join in on the groupbuy?

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro MOQ HIT (Invoices out!)
« Reply #151 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 20:16:02 »

  • We're doing a t-shirt group buy, the design of which is of the Taro cup that has become the signature for this keyset. An example of the t-shirt is here, and you can enter the buy through this form. Women's and men's sizes are available

If you are in EU and are interested in these shirts, a group proxy shipment from MyKeyboard might be possible to save on shipping costs. Please PM me, so I can forward a list of usernames to AlexAtPanc.

Thanks!

I believe myKeyboard will be contacting folks, to see if they are interested as well!


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Re: [GB] GMK Taro MOQ HIT (Invoices out!)
« Reply #152 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 20:16:26 »
Would it be possible if I can join in on the groupbuy?

The t-shirt group buy or the keyset group buy?


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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #153 on: Thu, 29 March 2018, 20:04:03 »
I've been in a handful of group buys over the past few years.  Just wanted to throw out there that I'm really happy with the frequency of communication and status updates for Taro.  Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

Offline donut_sauce

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #154 on: Thu, 29 March 2018, 20:05:47 »
I've been in a handful of group buys over the past few years.  Just wanted to throw out there that I'm really happy with the frequency of communication and status updates for Taro.  Thanks for keeping us in the loop!
Agreed :thumb:

Offline Rak8886

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro MOQ HIT (Invoices out!)
« Reply #155 on: Fri, 30 March 2018, 03:41:36 »
Would it be possible if I can join in on the groupbuy?

The t-shirt group buy or the keyset group buy?

The key set group buy

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro MOQ HIT (Invoices out!)
« Reply #156 on: Fri, 30 March 2018, 19:33:18 »
Would it be possible if I can join in on the groupbuy?

The t-shirt group buy or the keyset group buy?

The key set group buy

It ended weeks ago :'(

Offline AlexAtPanc

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #157 on: Fri, 30 March 2018, 20:42:50 »
I've been in a handful of group buys over the past few years.  Just wanted to throw out there that I'm really happy with the frequency of communication and status updates for Taro.  Thanks for keeping us in the loop!
Agreed :thumb:

We always endeavor to keep entrants updated on everything going on! The happier you all are, the happier we are! ❤️


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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #158 on: Sat, 31 March 2018, 12:45:11 »
T-shirt group buy has closed up! Invoices will be sent shortly!


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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #159 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 20:26:55 »
somebody should see if idea23 would make some taro themed boba caps. seems almost too obvious
« Last Edit: Wed, 11 April 2018, 22:05:29 by floristfran »

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #160 on: Thu, 12 April 2018, 08:58:17 »
He already did the Taro purple color, but in SA R3.

I have oine of those, but would definitely love a cherry profile cap ;)

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #161 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 16:28:34 »
Forgot to update, but the t-shirt order has been placed! The vendor informed me last week that they have run out of Mens medium, but will be restocked very soon, and completion will still take place well before the keysets ship.

Thanks all, and if anyone has any questions or concerns, please let us know!


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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #162 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 00:10:35 »
Is anyone interested in taking my spot? In a bit of a pickle financially...

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #163 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 04:37:24 »
Is anyone interested in taking my spot? In a bit of a pickle financially...

Just pm壇 you.

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #164 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 00:34:38 »
If anyone else if giving up their spot, hit me up :)

edit: got a spot :D
« Last Edit: Tue, 01 May 2018, 19:13:56 by tanvir175 »

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #165 on: Tue, 01 May 2018, 08:03:11 »
Hey all,

As some of you may have heard, we did receive our first batch of samples!

However, while I thought these colors would be a good match, I seem to have missed the mark. Due to this and lack of proper photography equipment, I'm going to keep pictures private, so you guys don't have to freak out that the set won't live up to renders.

So unfortunately, it looks like we'll need another round of samples, but the exciting thing is that we're making progress! I met with a friend who works with colors a lot more than myself and I think we found pantones that will leave us much closer to the vision of this set. I just sent an email to GMK and we'll see how things go from here!

Have a good week folks.

 ;D

Offline vewy_nice

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #166 on: Tue, 01 May 2018, 09:03:30 »
Awesome, thanks for the update!

Definitely don't mind waiting a bit longer to get it just right ;)

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #167 on: Wed, 02 May 2018, 20:20:42 »
Good to see you're making efforts to get it spot on. Thanks for the update.

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #168 on: Wed, 02 May 2018, 22:16:46 »
Hey all,

As some of you may have heard, we did receive our first batch of samples!

However, while I thought these colors would be a good match, I seem to have missed the mark. Due to this and lack of proper photography equipment, I'm going to keep pictures private, so you guys don't have to freak out that the set won't live up to renders.

So unfortunately, it looks like we'll need another round of samples, but the exciting thing is that we're making progress! I met with a friend who works with colors a lot more than myself and I think we found pantones that will leave us much closer to the vision of this set. I just sent an email to GMK and we'll see how things go from here!

Have a good week folks.

 ;D

I've been told that RAL colors are safer to use with GMK because they're in Europe, and RAL colors are more available there. Thoughts?

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #169 on: Wed, 02 May 2018, 22:40:16 »
Hey all,

As some of you may have heard, we did receive our first batch of samples!

However, while I thought these colors would be a good match, I seem to have missed the mark. Due to this and lack of proper photography equipment, I'm going to keep pictures private, so you guys don't have to freak out that the set won't live up to renders.

So unfortunately, it looks like we'll need another round of samples, but the exciting thing is that we're making progress! I met with a friend who works with colors a lot more than myself and I think we found pantones that will leave us much closer to the vision of this set. I just sent an email to GMK and we'll see how things go from here!

Have a good week folks.

 ;D

I've been told that RAL colors are safer to use with GMK because they're in Europe, and RAL colors are more available there. Thoughts?

depends on who their supplier is, among a lot of other things that are probably trade secrets
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Offline pwade3

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #170 on: Thu, 03 May 2018, 08:12:27 »
So GMK does use RAL as well as Pantone, but my choice to use Pantone was actually at the behest of GMK themselves.

They were kind enough to lend me a Pantone swatch book to use during this part of the process, so I'm confident in their ability to use Pantone. While the last batch of colors were off-base for use with the set, the matching in reference to the colors I had selected was quite on point.

Honestly if there are any designers out there who are doing what I did and trying to start with HEX (which I had understood GMK were able to work with, but not ideal), just go ahead and try to figure out access to a Pantone book, it definitely simplifies things. :))

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #171 on: Fri, 11 May 2018, 08:00:31 »
Any extras or anyone who doesn't want their spot?

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #172 on: Fri, 11 May 2018, 08:44:02 »
I値l have a decent amount of extras. :)

Offline fombat

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #173 on: Sun, 13 May 2018, 13:43:30 »
I値l have a decent amount of extras. :)

You are the best man. I wanted this set so badly but had no funds and now I got a new job and everything in life is so much better except that I thought I couldn't get this set.

Offline mrjack

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #174 on: Mon, 14 May 2018, 10:29:53 »
I didn't order the spacebar kit, and I'm wishing I had. If anyone is willing to part with theirs, or one set of small blanks (light purple preferred), let me know.

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #175 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 15:01:01 »
Any production updates?

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #176 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 15:35:33 »
I値l have a decent amount of extras. :)
Do want.
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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #177 on: Sat, 19 May 2018, 12:29:16 »
Anyone willing to give up their spot on the keyset GB? Might be looking to get into it.
« Last Edit: Sat, 19 May 2018, 12:34:21 by hideyourholes »

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #178 on: Sat, 19 May 2018, 12:46:26 »
Anyone willing to give up their spot on the keyset GB? Might be looking to get into it.

I値l have a decent amount of extras. :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #179 on: Thu, 24 May 2018, 18:22:43 »
Any production updates?

New samples should be provided relatively soon, and from there, we will be able to evaluate next steps.

As soon as we have more information, we will update this thread. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please let us know!


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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #180 on: Sat, 26 May 2018, 06:06:31 »
Any production updates?

New samples should be provided relatively soon, and from there, we will be able to evaluate next steps.

As soon as we have more information, we will update this thread. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please let us know!

yes, can you show the samples when they come? 

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #181 on: Sat, 26 May 2018, 08:39:38 »
Any production updates?

New samples should be provided relatively soon, and from there, we will be able to evaluate next steps.

As soon as we have more information, we will update this thread. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please let us know!

yes, can you show the samples when they come?
If these turn out as good as I'm hoping they will, absolutely!

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #182 on: Sat, 26 May 2018, 09:11:53 »
Any production updates?

New samples should be provided relatively soon, and from there, we will be able to evaluate next steps.

As soon as we have more information, we will update this thread. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please let us know!

yes, can you show the samples when they come?
If these turn out as good as I'm hoping they will, absolutely!

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cool thanks!

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #183 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 18:24:36 »
Sadly I'm selling my spot. If anyone is interested please PM me.

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #184 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 19:25:49 »
Sadly I'm selling my spot. If anyone is interested please PM me.
If the overseer of the GB can confirm that you do have a spot, I'll take it.
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Offline 537Z3R

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #185 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 20:59:14 »
OFC please @AlexatPanc can you confirm I have a fully paid spot? it includes the novelties and spacebars.

Offline tanvir175

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #186 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 22:53:51 »
OFC please @AlexatPanc can you confirm I have a fully paid spot? it includes the novelties and spacebars.

Sadly I'm selling my spot. If anyone is interested please PM me.
If the overseer of the GB can confirm that you do have a spot, I'll take it.

I went through the process of buying someone's spot, as well, and have Alex's instructions still. Here they are to save you guys some time:

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Hello! Thanks for getting in touch with me on this topic.

The additional handling charge is $10. Please follow the below steps:

1.Have the individual who originally placed the order, reply to the most recent email I sent regarding the status of the GB. Have them including the below information:

a. Original purchaser's order number

b. Original purchaser's paypal email address

c. New purchaser's paypal email address

2. Reply to the confirmation email signifying that you are taking over the order.

a. Provide your mailing address in the above email.

3. Pay the additional shipping invoice that is sent to your paypal address provided in the above referenced steps.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Note that Alex will only take care of charging the $10 additional handling charge and changing the order from 537Z3R to portbaron.

portbaron will have to pay 537Z3R directly for the price of the kits.

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #187 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 23:04:06 »
^Fair enough. The PM system here is down tonight, so we'll have to work it out later I guess.
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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #188 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 07:11:19 »
Hey everyone, I just heard from GMK that I should expect the next batch of samples next Wednesday.

Usually the sampling process is much more timely, but apparently there was some sort of delay with the supplier.

Unfortunate, but I hope you'll all agree that a little time is worth getting these colors right!

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #189 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 07:15:24 »
Hey everyone, I just heard from GMK that I should expect the next batch of samples next Wednesday.

Usually the sampling process is much more timely, but apparently there was some sort of delay with the supplier.

Unfortunate, but I hope you'll all agree that a little time is worth getting these colors right!

Any expected ETA?

Offline pwade3

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #190 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 07:22:37 »
Hey everyone, I just heard from GMK that I should expect the next batch of samples next Wednesday.

Usually the sampling process is much more timely, but apparently there was some sort of delay with the supplier.

Unfortunate, but I hope you'll all agree that a little time is worth getting these colors right!

Any expected ETA?

We'll have a much clearer picture depending on if this color selection is ready for production or not, I'm sorry that's not as sexy an answer as I'd like.

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #191 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 07:50:51 »
Hey everyone, I just heard from GMK that I should expect the next batch of samples next Wednesday.

Usually the sampling process is much more timely, but apparently there was some sort of delay with the supplier.

Unfortunate, but I hope you'll all agree that a little time is worth getting these colors right!

Any expected ETA?

We'll have a much clearer picture depending on if this color selection is ready for production or not, I'm sorry that's not as sexy an answer as I'd like.

Hey no worries. Getting the right colourway is priority.

Offline pwade3

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #192 on: Wed, 06 June 2018, 17:25:34 »
Hey everyone, look what we've got, some presentable samples!

Lighting was a little hard to work with, I'm reliant on natural lighting and it's very overcast today, I included one pic in lovely bathroom lighting just to give an impression on how much lighting influences these colors.

Let me know any thoughts, questions, etc.

Offline donut_sauce

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #193 on: Wed, 06 June 2018, 17:58:35 »
Hey everyone, look what we've got, some presentable samples!

Lighting was a little hard to work with, I'm reliant on natural lighting and it's very overcast today, I included one pic in lovely bathroom lighting just to give an impression on how much lighting influences these colors.

Let me know any thoughts, questions, etc.
I think they look great. The alpha looks a little lighter than I imagined but I知 not sure I mind. Assuming these are good, any timeframes?

Offline pwade3

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #194 on: Wed, 06 June 2018, 18:15:16 »
Hey everyone, look what we've got, some presentable samples!

Lighting was a little hard to work with, I'm reliant on natural lighting and it's very overcast today, I included one pic in lovely bathroom lighting just to give an impression on how much lighting influences these colors.

Let me know any thoughts, questions, etc.
I think they look great. The alpha looks a little lighter than I imagined but I知 not sure I mind. Assuming these are good, any timeframes?

Unfortunately, I don't think I'll have any timeframe until I give the go-ahead to GMK (assuming I want to).

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #195 on: Wed, 06 June 2018, 18:26:48 »
Looks great to me!

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #196 on: Wed, 06 June 2018, 18:56:45 »
I'm fkin diggin it. Not as vibrant on the alphas, but wouldn't want to overdo it either. I think it looks  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (Awaiting Samples)
« Reply #197 on: Wed, 06 June 2018, 19:52:09 »
Hey everyone, look what we've got, some presentable samples!
Looks perfect to me. Color me excited!

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #198 on: Wed, 06 June 2018, 20:14:38 »
That alpha color is pretty spot on to what I've been picturing in my minds eye and I think mod color is a perfect complement too. Looks awesome!

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #199 on: Wed, 06 June 2018, 21:41:19 »
Looks really true to the renders. Jammin on it!  :thumb: