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Offline RaySasQuach

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Hello everybody, it's finally here, GMK Shoko 2nd Style or Round 2. I know a lot of people were looking forward to the set and it's finally here.

This group buy will run from August 11 to September 15, thank you for your patience and I really appreciate it!

The estimated shipping date is going to be July 2021, but given the typical delays of GMK nowadays a month or two may be added on top of it.

Colors:
Pantone 656C
Pantone 5425C
GMK's TU4

All of the kits below:
Base Kit
This kit should cover all of the basic kits in question.


Hiragana Kit
This is an alphas kit with mono hiragana legends, comes with an extra こ for Alice and an extra tab for extra versatility.


Spacebar Kit
Just some good ol' extra spacebars for accents or split spacebars. Extra B for Alice Users.


Obscure Kits
For everything 40% mainly, but may cover other weird stuff.


Prices:


Vendors:
NA: Kono
Asia: iLumkb
AU: Daily Clack
EU: proto[Typist]
CA: Deskhero

Current Sales:
Base Kit: 1136
Hiragana Kit: 85
Spacebar Kit: 472
Obscure Kit: 113

Pics or renders:
TaiChi pics from Lens of Regan





MacSurfy's Renders


M0LLY


J-02



Iron165


910


Aanzee


HB60


Doppelgänger


Candybar

From the original run:
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Render of Alice by Janglad



Pics by me (yeah not the best photographer)



Beautiful pic by Otanishock


Amazing pic from Emir

Will update more pics when they come.

Collabs?
Custom switches and I'm hoping custom mouse mat not too far after the current group buy.
Custom switch specs:
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Linear
90g Progressive Stainless Steel Springs
No factory lubing
Bottom housing, custom nylon blend
Top housing, polycarbonate
Stems, POM
Housing color: Pantone 656c
Stem color: Pantone 5425c

Why is it named Shoko?
Copypasta from R1 IC
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Why Shoko? Who in the world is Shoko?
Shoko Aoi is my Discord alias as well as a character in a Japanese rhythm game called "Pop'n Music" and she's my favorite girl, but the colors kinda strayed a bit away from the original concept sorta (honestly the original colors were really bad, soooooo yeah had to change it), but the colors are somewhat like her Pop'n Music Sunny Park's clothing colors, which I think looks nice (but she's my favorite so clear bias). Tho crazy me still wanted a bit of that teal in there, so the accents became teal since that's her hair color (I wish I had something for her green eyes though :().

Special thanks:
MacSurfy for the board renders
Kingk22 for the kit renders
Jeffcy for helping me with the custom switch
Kono for making me realize there's interest in a R2
The community for the positive feedback in the colorway
Emir for making me rethink about what mods I use and make me stick to my guts
Janglad for the R1 renders
Rensuya and Jae for kit feedback
« Last Edit: Thu, 10 September 2020, 23:10:19 by RaySasQuach »


Offline RaySasQuach

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 02:34:00 »
Reserved for other goodies...


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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 11:37:00 »
Approved, GL w GB
If you need any GB or classifieds post approved send me a PM here or on Discord Gus#1121

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 11:41:36 »
oh hey that is a doppelgänger!

Offline RaySasQuach

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 12:57:43 »
Day One numbers!

Current Sales:
Base Kit: 252
Hiragana Kit: 32
Spacebar Kit: 150
Obscure Kit: 45

Not the most insane numbers I've seen, but the base kit and the spacebar kit has already hit MOQ which is great news! Hopefully we can push the numbers more in the following weeks.


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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 13:53:02 »
Grats to nice day 1 numbers - and as we said, 250 is reached instantly ;)

Offline piit79

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 15:19:26 »
I was really looking forward to Shoko! However, it's a bit uncool that you're quoting the EU prices without VAT. The real price of the base kit is 126 GBP, which is 140 EUR less a few pennies - that's one of the most expensive base kits I've seen in a while... Really sucks when you also need the "Obscure" kit (I'm offended :) ) for another 47 GBP or 52 EUR. Ouch.
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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 15:54:20 »
Day One numbers!

Current Sales:
Base Kit: 252
Hiragana Kit: 32
Spacebar Kit: 150
Obscure Kit: 45

Not the most insane numbers I've seen, but the base kit and the spacebar kit has already hit MOQ which is great news! Hopefully we can push the numbers more in the following weeks.

Not the most insane? Maybe?
But these are great! Should've priced it at 500MQ, even 1k if you ask me!

Glad is doing so well  :thumb:

Offline RaySasQuach

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 16:07:30 »
I was really looking forward to Shoko! However, it's a bit uncool that you're quoting the EU prices without VAT. The real price of the base kit is 126 GBP, which is 140 EUR less a few pennies - that's one of the most expensive base kits I've seen in a while... Really sucks when you also need the "Obscure" kit (I'm offended :) ) for another 47 GBP or 52 EUR. Ouch.
Some other 40's/non-standard kits have been called Obscure Kits before like 9009 R3 and 8008 did, sorry if the name is offensive to you, but I found it appropriate. And thank you for pointing out that the pricing is non-inclusive of VAT, it slipped my mind since Jae had his price listed without VAT on his website. I just included it in the pricing chart which hopefully clears things up.

Not the most insane? Maybe?
But these are great! Should've priced it at 500MQ, even 1k if you ask me!

Glad is doing so well  :thumb:
I wish I could've placed a higher MOQ, but it wasn't my decision in the end unfortunately. I wanted to try to push a 1000 MOQ for the base kit though and if it happens this round, I'm sure everyone can be on board on that.


Offline piit79

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 16:13:44 »
Some other 40's/non-standard kits have been called Obscure Kits before like 9009 R3 and 8008 did, sorry if the name is offensive to you, ...

I just included it in the pricing chart which hopefully clears things up.

Nah, that was a joke! I know I'm a weirdo with my ortho boards ;)

Thanks for updating the prices :+1:
« Last Edit: Wed, 12 August 2020, 16:15:33 by piit79 »

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 16:36:12 »
Just got the base and spacebar kit. Thanks for putting together the group buy!!

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 17:20:00 »
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Day One numbers!

Current Sales:
Base Kit: 252
Hiragana Kit: 32
Spacebar Kit: 150
Obscure Kit: 45

Not the most insane numbers I've seen, but the base kit and the spacebar kit has already hit MOQ which is great news! Hopefully we can push the numbers more in the following weeks.



Offline cogitoergofemme

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 17:57:29 »
What vendor is stocking the switch?

Ahh read the GB better disregard can't wait to hear more do you have a discord?

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:27:39 »
Is there any chance that it will be added? F5 ~ F8 ponint

Offline vgatc

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 15:23:09 »
I'm absolutely getting the base and hiragana kit! Love the blue colors in this set. Also may be getting the custom switches and deskpad, excited for those!

Offline NoChance

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 22:46:17 »
The "Geekhack" thread link on the Kono.store page links to the R1 Interest check. 

Just FYI

Offline RaySasQuach

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 13:13:36 »
Week One Sales Numbers:
Base Kit: 526
Hiragana Kit: 49
Spacebar Kit: 272
Obscure Kit: 66


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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 13:25:30 »
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Week One Sales Numbers:
Base Kit: 526
Hiragana Kit: 49
Spacebar Kit: 272
Obscure Kit: 66




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Offline dfitz21

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 23 August 2020, 17:08:54 »
Any plans for artisan collabs? Kits look great already picked up a base kit.

Offline RaySasQuach

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 30 August 2020, 13:11:33 »
A bit late, but week three's sales numbers
Base Kit: 856
Hiragana Kit: 67
Spacebar Kit: 362
Obscure Kit: 86

A 1000 base kits is very much within reach right now!

Any plans for artisan collabs? Kits look great already picked up a base kit.
No sorry, I didn't really think of it at the time.


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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 30 August 2020, 16:43:37 »
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A bit late, but week three's sales numbers
Base Kit: 856
Hiragana Kit: 67
Spacebar Kit: 362
Obscure Kit: 86

A 1000 base kits is very much within reach right now!

Any plans for artisan collabs? Kits look great already picked up a base kit.
No sorry, I didn't really think of it at the time.




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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 21:36:01 »
@RaySasQuach

Very excited to pre order this beautiful keyset. It will be my first mechanical keyboard as well. :D
Can you please help me out with identifying this case? As well as the color?

Thank you!


Offline piit79

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 10 September 2020, 01:35:21 »


Can you please help me out with identifying this case? As well as the color?

The name of the board is right in the image name - it's a Fjell Pro by Mekanisk (HHKB style).

Unfortunately, it seems this board has never been available, I only found it mentioned in an old GeekHack thread "Future Mekanisk Group Buys". The colour on the render is also not real, it was chosen to match Shoko perfectly.

It would be a beautiful board though, wouldn't it ;)

Offline RaySasQuach

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 10 September 2020, 23:09:50 »


Can you please help me out with identifying this case? As well as the color?

The name of the board is right in the image name - it's a Fjell Pro by Mekanisk (HHKB style).

Unfortunately, it seems this board has never been available, I only found it mentioned in an old GeekHack thread "Future Mekanisk Group Buys". The colour on the render is also not real, it was chosen to match Shoko perfectly.

It would be a beautiful board though, wouldn't it ;)
Yeah it was supposed to be a custom Fjell Pro color, but it never ran sooooo ya.

I skipped a week due to school and dentist, but we have hit over a 1000 base kits, less than five days left. Let's reach 100 in the Hiragana kit and 500 for the spacebar kit! Hope everyone who wants in gets in:
Base Kit: 1136
Hiragana Kit: 85
Spacebar Kit: 472
Obscure Kit: 113


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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「Less than 5 days Left! Ends on September 15」
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 10 September 2020, 23:40:57 »


Can you please help me out with identifying this case? As well as the color?

The name of the board is right in the image name - it's a Fjell Pro by Mekanisk (HHKB style).

Unfortunately, it seems this board has never been available, I only found it mentioned in an old GeekHack thread "Future Mekanisk Group Buys". The colour on the render is also not real, it was chosen to match Shoko perfectly.

It would be a beautiful board though, wouldn't it ;)
Yeah it was supposed to be a custom Fjell Pro color, but it never ran sooooo ya.

I skipped a week due to school and dentist, but we have hit over a 1000 base kits, less than five days left. Let's reach 100 in the Hiragana kit and 500 for the spacebar kit! Hope everyone who wants in gets in:
Base Kit: 1136
Hiragana Kit: 85
Spacebar Kit: 472
Obscure Kit: 113
Could we get some extra keys as the base kit hits 1000?

Offline RaySasQuach

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「Less than 5 days Left! Ends on September 15」
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 11 September 2020, 00:03:03 »


Can you please help me out with identifying this case? As well as the color?

The name of the board is right in the image name - it's a Fjell Pro by Mekanisk (HHKB style).

Unfortunately, it seems this board has never been available, I only found it mentioned in an old GeekHack thread "Future Mekanisk Group Buys". The colour on the render is also not real, it was chosen to match Shoko perfectly.

It would be a beautiful board though, wouldn't it ;)
Yeah it was supposed to be a custom Fjell Pro color, but it never ran sooooo ya.

I skipped a week due to school and dentist, but we have hit over a 1000 base kits, less than five days left. Let's reach 100 in the Hiragana kit and 500 for the spacebar kit! Hope everyone who wants in gets in:
Base Kit: 1136
Hiragana Kit: 85
Spacebar Kit: 472
Obscure Kit: 113
Could we get some extra keys as the base kit hits 1000?
That's actually a fantastic idea, lemme ask the vendors what they think about this. But it could be too late as well.


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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「August 11 to September 15」
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 11 September 2020, 01:04:06 »
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Can you please help me out with identifying this case? As well as the color?

The name of the board is right in the image name - it's a Fjell Pro by Mekanisk (HHKB style).

Unfortunately, it seems this board has never been available, I only found it mentioned in an old GeekHack thread "Future Mekanisk Group Buys". The colour on the render is also not real, it was chosen to match Shoko perfectly.

It would be a beautiful board though, wouldn't it ;)
Yeah it was supposed to be a custom Fjell Pro color, but it never ran sooooo ya.

I skipped a week due to school and dentist, but we have hit over a 1000 base kits, less than five days left. Let's reach 100 in the Hiragana kit and 500 for the spacebar kit! Hope everyone who wants in gets in:
Base Kit: 1136
Hiragana Kit: 85
Spacebar Kit: 472
Obscure Kit: 113





Offline NoteMakoti

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「Less than 5 days Left! Ends on September 15」
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 22:59:11 »
Did anything ever come of the Shoko linear switches?

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Re: [GB] GMK Shoko 2nd Style「Less than 5 days Left! Ends on September 15」
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 22:10:13 »
yes please! what's the word on switches?