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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #150 on: Sun, 17 March 2019, 14:12:57 »
Afaik one of the rules of GB's that are (also) run on Geekhack, all updates also have to be posted here (A)

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #151 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 18:23:45 »
OK everyone, here's an update of sorts to tell you what's been happening because I'm sure some of you are wondering what the delay has been about. There's been a few reasons, it was slow to get started and the initial samples were sent to Jason at TKC in Michigan instead of to me in London. Shipping this stuff around the world and back takes time. Once I received them from Jason, I deliberated for a little bit. I knew Jason was happy with all the colour matches and that changing anything would cause a delay to this already slow to get moving production. But I just couldn't say ok to the mod grey colour. It's a decent match to the Game Boy glass surround but like I said in the IC, I knew this would be the trickiest colour to get right, that there was some leeway with it because it was being matched to glass, and that I would lean towards legibility with it. I think the sample provided is a touch too dark and that both legend colours could look slightly murky on it. I don't want murky and I doubt anyone else does, so I've asked for another sample. Current ETA on that is a little under two weeks.

All the other colours are absolutely spot on. We asked GMK if they could go ahead and produce all the caps that don't require this mod colour, to minimise the delay, but they've said no. Anyway, if this new sample arrives when expected (shipping to me this time) and is good then the June delivery ETA Jason stated in his last post should still stand.

I hope everyone with money in this GB agrees that they'd rather have a better set a bit late than an inferior one sooner. i started working on this set over a year ago and I don't want to rush and fluff it right at the end. We want to give you some really bloody nice keycaps for your boards.

I'll post more frequent updates from now, to keep you all more in the loop. Thanks for your patience. X

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #152 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 18:45:00 »
OK everyone, here's an update of sorts to tell you what's been happening because I'm sure some of you are wondering what the delay has been about. There's been a few reasons, it was slow to get started and the initial samples were sent to Jason at TKC in Michigan instead of to me in London. Shipping this stuff around the world and back takes time. Once I received them from Jason, I deliberated for a little bit. I knew Jason was happy with all the colour matches and that changing anything would cause a delay to this already slow to get moving production. But I just couldn't say ok to the mod grey colour. It's a decent match to the Game Boy glass surround but like I said in the IC, I knew this would be the trickiest colour to get right, that there was some leeway with it because it was being matched to glass, and that I would lean towards legibility with it. I think the sample provided is a touch too dark and that both legend colours could look slightly murky on it. I don't want murky and I doubt anyone else does, so I've asked for another sample. Current ETA on that is a little under two weeks.

All the other colours are absolutely spot on. We asked GMK if they could go ahead and produce all the caps that don't require this mod colour, to minimise the delay, but they've said no. Anyway, if this new sample arrives when expected (shipping to me this time) and is good then the June delivery ETA Jason stated in his last post should still stand.

I hope everyone with money in this GB agrees that they'd rather have a better set a bit late than an inferior one sooner. i started working on this set over a year ago and I don't want to rush and fluff it right at the end. We want to give you some really bloody nice keycaps for your boards.

I'll post more frequent updates from now, to keep you all more in the loop. Thanks for your patience. X

As long as there are frequent updates, I am okay with delays.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #153 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 21:16:17 »
OK everyone, here's an update of sorts to tell you what's been happening because I'm sure some of you are wondering what the delay has been about. There's been a few reasons, it was slow to get started and the initial samples were sent to Jason at TKC in Michigan instead of to me in London. Shipping this stuff around the world and back takes time. Once I received them from Jason, I deliberated for a little bit. I knew Jason was happy with all the colour matches and that changing anything would cause a delay to this already slow to get moving production. But I just couldn't say ok to the mod grey colour. It's a decent match to the Game Boy glass surround but like I said in the IC, I knew this would be the trickiest colour to get right, that there was some leeway with it because it was being matched to glass, and that I would lean towards legibility with it. I think the sample provided is a touch too dark and that both legend colours could look slightly murky on it. I don't want murky and I doubt anyone else does, so I've asked for another sample. Current ETA on that is a little under two weeks.

All the other colours are absolutely spot on. We asked GMK if they could go ahead and produce all the caps that don't require this mod colour, to minimise the delay, but they've said no. Anyway, if this new sample arrives when expected (shipping to me this time) and is good then the June delivery ETA Jason stated in his last post should still stand.

I hope everyone with money in this GB agrees that they'd rather have a better set a bit late than an inferior one sooner. i started working on this set over a year ago and I don't want to rush and fluff it right at the end. We want to give you some really bloody nice keycaps for your boards.

I'll post more frequent updates from now, to keep you all more in the loop. Thanks for your patience. X

The dark grey mod color was my biggest concern with this set from the start, so I'm happy that you're aiming more towards legibility than a true color match.

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #154 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 23:57:42 »
just glad to hear some communication! hope the color sampling goes well!

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #155 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 00:55:28 »
Thanks, Futurecrime! I'll take delay for quality any day! Keep it up :)

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #156 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 06:36:11 »
thanks for detailed updated  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #157 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 08:21:08 »
Thanks for the update, and I'll happily wait for the the set to be perfected 

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« Reply #158 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 10:07:15 »
Delay as much as needed. I want the perfect product  :p

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #159 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 02:33:46 »
If anyone who has jumped in on this set decides that they no longer want it, shoot me a PM.

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« Reply #160 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 09:22:30 »
If anyone who has jumped in on this set decides that they no longer want it, shoot me a PM.

They still have it for pre-order on TKC, for what it's worth. :)

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #161 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 15:31:12 »
If anyone who has jumped in on this set decides that they no longer want it, shoot me a PM.

They still have it for pre-order on TKC, for what it's worth. :)

I was hoping to get it at the GB price rather than what it's at now on the TKC website.

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #162 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 18:04:07 »
If anyone who has jumped in on this set decides that they no longer want it, shoot me a PM.

They still have it for pre-order on TKC, for what it's worth. :)

I was hoping to get it at the GB price rather than what it's at now on the TKC website.

You might just want to grab it now while extras are available, honestly. Most GMK sets never sell second hand at or below the original GB price, and this set didn't exactly blow by the MOQ so there's only going to be 300 or so sets out there in the world to begin with
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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #163 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 05:14:14 »
look forward to
           

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #164 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 06:00:33 »
Recently joined the hobby and just now seeing this set! This set is very nostalgic. Going to order base + space bar kit.

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #165 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 06:27:10 »
I will be at the UK meet up today with the current samples in hand if anyone is interested in seeing them.  :thumb:

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« Reply #166 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 06:34:55 »
I will be at the UK meet up today with the current samples in hand if anyone is interested in seeing them.  :thumb:

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« Reply #167 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 19:18:44 »
Just posting to say itís the Game Boyís 30th birthday today.

And now I feel old.

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #168 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 20:26:00 »
I will be at the UK meet up today with the current samples in hand if anyone is interested in seeing them.  :thumb:

Oooo I saw them. Lovely colours.

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #169 on: Mon, 22 April 2019, 01:11:09 »
How about the deskmat. Does it need to wait GMK Keyset as well? Or can be ship before June?

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« Reply #170 on: Tue, 23 April 2019, 20:28:27 »
Itís been two weeks since I was told two weeks for the sample, so I emailed for an update. I got an out of office auto-reply. Back on Friday. Sample might have been made and posted already. Or not. Will mail again on Friday.

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #171 on: Fri, 26 April 2019, 05:20:59 »
Response from GMK today. "Samples should be ready for shipping by the end of next week".

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« Reply #172 on: Fri, 26 April 2019, 07:10:08 »
 :thumb:

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« Reply #173 on: Fri, 26 April 2019, 19:45:13 »
Is it still possible to join the buy? And if it is, when is the deadline?

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« Reply #174 on: Fri, 26 April 2019, 22:29:02 »
Is it still possible to join the buy? And if it is, when is the deadline?

https://thekey.company/collections/pre-order/products/gmk-dmg

It's on preorder

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #175 on: Fri, 03 May 2019, 04:07:07 »
Update from GMK. New sample has been produced. Will hopefully ship to me today.

Which means I should have it early/mid next week I guess.  :)

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #176 on: Fri, 03 May 2019, 19:08:26 »
I hope the new samples are good!

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« Reply #177 on: Fri, 10 May 2019, 10:58:10 »
Have the new samples arrived?

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #178 on: Fri, 10 May 2019, 11:32:34 »
Held back on this during GB but might bite the bullet if the samples turn out well.

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« Reply #179 on: Fri, 10 May 2019, 12:05:49 »
I hope the new samples are good!

Have the new samples arrived?

Held back on this during GB but might bite the bullet if the samples turn out well.

Sample was ready last Friday and afaik was sent from Germany to me (in London). Hasnít arrived yet. I emailed yesterday but have yet to hear back. Will post here as soon as I hear anything else.

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« Reply #180 on: Fri, 10 May 2019, 12:45:55 »
Pls extras eventually dad ty

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« Reply #181 on: Fri, 10 May 2019, 14:39:58 »
Pls extras eventually dad ty

You said live on stream you didnít like it and SNES is better.

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« Reply #182 on: Fri, 10 May 2019, 14:41:28 »
Pls extras eventually dad ty

You said live on stream you didnít like it and SNES is better.

yea i changed my mind soz


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« Reply #183 on: Fri, 10 May 2019, 14:51:41 »
Pls extras eventually dad ty

You said live on stream you didnít like it and SNES is better.

yea i changed my mind soz


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For interested parties itís still up for pre-order on the TKC site at least until this final sample is confirmed.

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #184 on: Sat, 11 May 2019, 15:35:14 »
I hope the new samples are good!

Have the new samples arrived?

Held back on this during GB but might bite the bullet if the samples turn out well.

Sample was ready last Friday and afaik was sent from Germany to me (in London). Hasnít arrived yet. I emailed yesterday but have yet to hear back. Will post here as soon as I hear anything else.

So is everything still on track for June or do you think this will delay it a bit?

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« Reply #185 on: Sun, 12 May 2019, 16:47:59 »
I hope the new samples are good!

Have the new samples arrived?

Held back on this during GB but might bite the bullet if the samples turn out well.

Sample was ready last Friday and afaik was sent from Germany to me (in London). Hasnít arrived yet. I emailed yesterday but have yet to hear back. Will post here as soon as I hear anything else.

So is everything still on track for June or do you think this will delay it a bit?

Honestly not sure, this sample has taken a while. Hopefully it'll arrive tomorrow and we can get it confirmed. If that happens then I expect GMK will give us a new eta from then. As soon as I know, you'll know.

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #186 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 10:23:53 »
Email from GMK today:

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UPS has sent the shipment back. So I have arranged again today.

 :(

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« Reply #187 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 11:50:20 »
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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #188 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 11:53:15 »
Email from GMK today:

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UPS has sent the shipment back. So I have arranged again today.

 :(
Bummer.

On the flip side, I appreciate you scrutinizing the colors. Top notch thus far, really excited for the outcome. :)

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #189 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 20:48:33 »
This has taken some time. I really hope the final set could live up to the long waiting time.
« Last Edit: Tue, 14 May 2019, 03:25:12 by Mikiberry »

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #190 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 02:17:12 »
This has taken some time. I really could live up to the long waiting time.

Iím sorry Oko. I will try to wait faster.

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« Reply #191 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 06:27:44 »
This has taken some time. I really could live up to the long waiting time.

Iím sorry Oko. I will try to wait faster.

LOL, trying setting your phone date a day ahead man.

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« Reply #192 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 07:53:52 »
Just go to Germany and pick them up SMH

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #193 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 09:38:37 »
Tracking says delivery will be tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #194 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 12:44:16 »
Ok. So the new sample arrived and unfortunately it's not an improvement on the old one. This does obviously mean a further delay. I've been talking to GMK today and we'll be ordering another sample asap and have been quoted a turnaround of three weeks for that. GMK are aware that the GB participants are waiting to get their hands on the set and we are working to get this to you as quickly as possible.

I'm sorry it's not the news you wanted to hear and I hope you all understand we're just trying to make a set you're gonna love. I'll let you know when we get a new timeframe for manufacture as well.

I love you all please don't hate me. x

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« Reply #195 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 12:45:33 »
Ok. So the new sample arrived and unfortunately it's not an improvement on the old one. This does obviously mean a further delay. I've been talking to GMK today and we'll be ordering another sample asap and have been quoted a turnaround of three weeks for that. GMK are aware that the GB participants are waiting to get their hands on the set and we are working to get this to you as quickly as possible.

I'm sorry it's not the news you wanted to hear and I hope you all understand we're just trying to make a set you're gonna love. I'll let you know when we get a new timeframe for manufacture as well.

I love you all please don't hate me. x
No complaints here. The level of detail is worth the wait.

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Re: [GB] GMK DMG - A Gameboy inspired keyset FINAL DAY MOQ REACHED
« Reply #196 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 13:26:27 »
No complaints here either, appreciate that you're taking the time to get it right

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« Reply #197 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 13:32:10 »
A delayed set is eventually good, but a rushed set is forever bad

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« Reply #198 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 14:02:00 »
Not mad about the delay. I am curious though, could you show us the current (rejected) samples? Just be neat to see the evolution if possible.

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« Reply #199 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 14:21:32 »
Please sell the arrow keys and those on their own.