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[GB] GMK Metropolis ( COMPLETE )
« on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 23:07:17 »


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Taking inspiration from the dazzling lights of the big city, this keyset features pops of color set on a strong blue-black base. The colors draw a close parallel to traffic lights, while the novelty icons are derived from classic orientation signage.

Vendors

US - Novelkeys.xyz

EU - Mykeyboard.eu

ASIA - zFrontier for China / for other parts of Asia

OCEANA - Daily Clack


Kits

Base kit



Due to the amazing success of this set, we'll be adding the following extra keys into the Base Kit.



  • Yellow Return - To give a proper mod color accent to this key
  • Teal Arrow Cluster - This gives another option for arrows, as well as provides a much requested accent for those that got the midnight kit
  • "N" Logo Novelty - My personal mark, but also isn't out of place sitting next to the current novelties
  • 2U Shift - This will give proper compatibility to those using the "compressed" 60% layout, as well as some smaller boards
  • 1.25 Tab / 1.75 Return - These keys will help give correct row-profile and legend coverage to some popular sub-60% boards

Midnight kit



Signs kit



Blocks kit




Deskmats

Pulling from the novelties, but keeping it abstract enough to give a nod to the intertwining turnpikes and traffic congestion maps. These mats come in two sizes, 900x400x4mm or 450x400x4mm



   


Keyforge Artisans

Look at these beauties! Look at 'em! OOOOOOOHhhh baby.





These caps will be done in a raffle style process. Anyone that has ordered a base kit will be able to enter the raffle, but that does not guarantee a cap. There will only be a select number of these caps produced, and should you be lucky enough to win, you will get an invoice from KeyForge and be eligible to purchase the cap.

READ
This raffle is for all those that have placed an order for at least the Metropolis Base kit. The form will be open until after the GB has concluded so that everyone can get their orders in. You will not be entered into the artisan raffle automatically. ONLY by filling out the form will you be be put into the raffle list.
  • FORM CLOSES APRIL 30
  • Order # will be required in the form, and winners will be cross referenced (to eliminate funny business).
  • Duplicate order #'s will also be deleted.
  • The caps will ship around the same time as the sets (ETA: September 2019)

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Novelkeys has graciously awarded the first TWO winners of the artisan raffle a free ride! He'll be picking up the Keyforge tab for you, and all you have to do is enjoy the cap!


>>FILL THIS OUT WITH YOUR ORDER # <<
You will not be entered into the artisan raffle automatically. ONLY by filling out the form will you be be put into the raffle list

Spaztik Cables

We've got some great matching cables from Spaztik cables to go along with this set, and plenty of options for matching your setup!



Available at Novelkeys.xyz

Renders

Rama Works Koyu



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Rama Works M60-A



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TGR Jane V2



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Zambumon Andromeda



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CA66



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RAL chips

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Blue Black Comparison:



Final Numbers

4/26 - W/extras - Final numbers still being calculated
Base   - 1504
Midnight - 280
Signs - 846
Blocks - 600

We hit 1,000 kits! So here's what we have lined up:
  • I'll be beefing up the base kit a bit with a few additional caps! Cast your vote here: https://forms.gle/XmVwckTf4Lys3cx68
  • Novelkeys will be also be giving one lucky order their base kit free of charge. BLESS.
  • BIG congratulations to user Eyedrop on winning the giveaway set! NovelKeys will be reaching out to coordinate!

Info

Interest Check Thread

Group Buy will run from March 25th to April 25th
Est. shipping - September 2019
« Last Edit: Fri, 06 December 2019, 13:41:14 by nephlock »

Offline nephlock

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 10:46:36 »
Reserved

Offline futurecrime

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 10:53:15 »
Looks lovely. GLWGB.

Offline iaman

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 10:54:15 »
Yay, the thread exists! Excited that this is in GB phase now, ordered mine yesterday :D

Offline yur1orlov

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 11:00:16 »
Numbers look good so far!
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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 11:12:16 »
Next time please put everyone’s email in BCC instead of CC :(
(Regarding the mass email sent out ~15 minutes ago)

Offline nephlock

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 11:19:32 »
Next time please put everyone’s email in BCC instead of CC :(
(Regarding the mass email sent out ~15 minutes ago)

Yep. Apologies to all, this was an oversight on my part that i should have caught when reviewing the email before sending

Offline TuCZnak

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 11:44:06 »
Looks swag, but 65€ for the Signs kit? Like really?

Offline rejuvienate

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 11:59:12 »
Joined the GB! Also got the deskmat! My wallet hurts~

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 12:09:04 »
Looks swag, but 65€ for the Signs kit? Like really?

9 new legends at 150 EUR each, plus a lot of color changes and different key sizes/rows. Seems about right.

Offline oldcat

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 12:09:35 »
Amazing, already in and excited to know that color matching will start!!!

Two more ad hoc renders under lighting!



« Last Edit: Tue, 26 March 2019, 12:11:22 by oldcat »

Offline piit79

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 12:12:43 »
Looks swag, but 65€ for the Signs kit? Like really?

9 new legends at 150 EUR each, plus a lot of color changes and different key sizes/rows. Seems about right.
Yeah, that will be a tough decision... Thanks for clearing up the costs, Oblotzky. I think the poor wallet will have to suck it up

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Offline Rayndalf

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 12:15:24 »
Two more ad hoc renders under lighting!
Your renders just keep getting better, its amazing how much better these are than your earlier blank not quite cherry profile ones.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 12:16:27 »
Two more ad hoc renders under lighting!
Your renders just keep getting better, its amazing how much better these are than your earlier blank not quite cherry profile ones.

Thanks!!! :)

Offline TuCZnak

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 12:31:17 »
Looks swag, but 65€ for the Signs kit? Like really?

9 new legends at 150 EUR each, plus a lot of color changes and different key sizes/rows. Seems about right.

Sure, but all the other kits when compared EU vs USA are roughly 1€ = 1$. Only signs is 50$ vs 65€, which makes no sense.
« Last Edit: Tue, 26 March 2019, 12:35:36 by TuCZnak »

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 12:47:55 »
Got mine All in! Can't wait for September!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 12:48:13 »
107 base sold day 1 😱 good luck, but looks like you won't need it 😘 great set!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 13:06:02 »
Two more ad hoc renders under lighting!
Your renders just keep getting better, its amazing how much better these are than your earlier blank not quite cherry profile ones.

Agreed. The most recent render is much better than the early ones.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 13:16:36 »
a projection for metropolis? 500 should be within reach!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 13:19:11 »
a projection for metropolis? 500 should be within reach!

I think at this rate, 500 is definitely doable. :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 13:20:52 »
a projection for metropolis? 500 should be within reach!

I think at this rate, 500 is definitely doable. :)

Full speed ahead! China side should look great too.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 13:34:05 »
I love the deskmat so much, great design! The colors are perfect. Doesn't sound like you'll need it, but good luck with the GB!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 13:56:10 »
I love the deskmat so much, great design! The colors are perfect. Doesn't sound like you'll need it, but good luck with the GB!
Yeah, the deskmat is awesome! Would work great even on its own but with the caps it will be a perfect combo ;)

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 15:10:27 »
Excellent colorway!

Offline rejuvienate

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 27 March 2019, 10:31:28 »
the deskpad and cable must be shipped separately. In addition to the keycap set, thats a total of 3 shipping fees to pay. (annoyed)

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 27 March 2019, 11:07:44 »
the deskpad and cable must be shipped separately. In addition to the keycap set, thats a total of 3 shipping fees to pay. (annoyed)

Yes, they are separate group buys with vastly different shipping dates. Expecting 1 shipping fee when all 3 products will be shipped separately is silly and selfish.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 27 March 2019, 11:34:10 »
the deskpad and cable must be shipped separately. In addition to the keycap set, thats a total of 3 shipping fees to pay. (annoyed)

Yes, they are separate group buys with vastly different shipping dates. Expecting 1 shipping fee when all 3 products will be shipped separately is silly and selfish.

Haha, guess you can't have your cake and eat it too

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 27 March 2019, 15:22:14 »
This set is the fastest selling set I have sold before. It has doubled the base kits that Bentō sold in the same amount of time. Pretty impressive.


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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 27 March 2019, 15:34:26 »
This set is the fastest selling set I have sold before. It has doubled the base kits that Bentō sold in the same amount of time. Pretty impressive.

Wow, that's nuts! Grats to you and neph and all the proxies! I went in for almost all of it. It'll take pride of place on my black tx108se.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 27 March 2019, 15:36:08 »
Damn Nephlock

I'm happy for you dude!! I can't even imagine how much joy this is bringing to you! I can't wait for the final numbers once this ends  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 07:30:45 »
Wont be surprised if it hits the MOQ already XD

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 09:54:56 »
Gonna move some sets on mechmarket to get in on this. Too good to pass up!

Now I need to find a matching TKL board. Any suggestions anyone?

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 11:22:48 »
Just a quick update here. With current numbers (and a very conservative estimate on the vendors that haven't given us updates) i can confidently say that we've already met MOQ on BASE, SIGNS, and BLOCKS!!! We did this in 3 days, which is crazy... Thanks to all for the great support on this run! The Midnight kit is not far behind on MOQ either, so i fully expect it to reach MOQ sooner rather than later.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 11:27:44 »
Just a quick update here. With current numbers (and a very conservative estimate on the vendors that haven't given us updates) i can confidently say that we've already met MOQ on BASE, SIGNS, and BLOCKS!!! We did this in 3 days, which is crazy... Thanks to all for the great support on this run! The Midnight kit is not far behind on MOQ either, so i fully expect it to reach MOQ sooner rather than later.

Don't mean to stalk this thread but thats good news! Exciting times
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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 11:57:45 »
Just a quick update here. With current numbers (and a very conservative estimate on the vendors that haven't given us updates) i can confidently say that we've already met MOQ on BASE, SIGNS, and BLOCKS!!! We did this in 3 days, which is crazy... Thanks to all for the great support on this run! The Midnight kit is not far behind on MOQ either, so i fully expect it to reach MOQ sooner rather than later.

Now we have to aim for 500 MOQ!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 13:15:14 »
This looks sick. Might get the full set after the disappointment that was today's massdrop fiasco

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 14:35:21 »
Just a quick update here. With current numbers (and a very conservative estimate on the vendors that haven't given us updates) i can confidently say that we've already met MOQ on BASE, SIGNS, and BLOCKS!!! We did this in 3 days, which is crazy... Thanks to all for the great support on this run! The Midnight kit is not far behind on MOQ either, so i fully expect it to reach MOQ sooner rather than later.

Now we have to aim for 500 MOQ!

Will there be a price drop at 500?

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 14:39:20 »
Will there be a price drop at 500?

No price drops on this set, but we have priced it with the aim of 500 being achieved. Depending on how many sets we do sell, we will look at adding value back into the kit by way of some additional caps-similar to what Bentō did.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 07:05:42 »
any news about numbers?

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 09:39:15 »
any news about numbers?

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Will post some updated numbers when I get home this evening, but we’re doing great!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 21:34:56 »
Quick update on week 1 numbers. This is without a few proxy updates from the weekend, and without any extras.

Everything is looking strong, and base/sign/blocks kits at MOQ. Midnight is getting up there, and 500 base kits is definitely achievable!

Base           291
Midnight      58
Signs          208
Blocks         133

Thanks to everyone for the excellent support on this run so far. excited to see where we can take this!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis (3/4 kits at MOQ)
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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis (3/4 kits at MOQ)
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 06:12:29 »
come one midnight!!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis (3/4 kits at MOQ)
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 23:55:55 »
I just went in for a base kit, saving my money for in case I win a keyforge and since I'm also looking into buying Mizu, Vapourwave, and Miami Dolch R2.  So many caps coming out that I might need to start selling my older sets to make space for these ones lol.  This is an awesome set though so maybe if I don't manage to win an artisan raffle, I'll look into getting the signs set although the spacebars are enticing except I'd be paying 30 dollars to just use one blue spacebar when maybe i could just steal it from mizu.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis (3/4 kits at MOQ)
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 00:07:04 »
Any update?


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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis (3/4 kits at MOQ)
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 00:13:57 »
Any update?


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Current status:
everything has made MOQ except for midnight kit, which is coming ever closer. At the current rate it will definitely make it by the end of the buy :).

Due to our early MOQ I’ve also started work on color sampling. Currently I am matching the colors to RAL which is a better color system for GMK to get accurate.

KF artisans will be coming soon!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis (3/4 kits at MOQ)
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 00:16:51 »
I just went in for a base kit, saving my money for in case I win a keyforge and since I'm also looking into buying Mizu, Vapourwave, and Miami Dolch R2.  So many caps coming out that I might need to start selling my older sets to make space for these ones lol.  This is an awesome set though so maybe if I don't manage to win an artisan raffle, I'll look into getting the signs set although the spacebars are enticing except I'd be paying 30 dollars to just use one blue spacebar when maybe i could just steal it from mizu.

Because we are letting the entry time for the artisans run the full length of the buy, invoicing for them will likely come after the GB period has already ended.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis (3/4 kits at MOQ)
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 00:54:21 »
I just went in for a base kit, saving my money for in case I win a keyforge and since I'm also looking into buying Mizu, Vapourwave, and Miami Dolch R2.  So many caps coming out that I might need to start selling my older sets to make space for these ones lol.  This is an awesome set though so maybe if I don't manage to win an artisan raffle, I'll look into getting the signs set although the spacebars are enticing except I'd be paying 30 dollars to just use one blue spacebar when maybe i could just steal it from mizu.

Because we are letting the entry time for the artisans run the full length of the buy, invoicing for them will likely come after the GB period has already ended.
Awww darn, I can hear my wallet crying... Really gotta make room for new keys, this set is so amazing.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis (3/4 kits at MOQ)
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 01:15:31 »
Any update?


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Current status:
everything has made MOQ except for midnight kit, which is coming ever closer. At the current rate it will definitely make it by the end of the buy :).

Due to our early MOQ I’ve also started work on color sampling. Currently I am matching the colors to RAL which is a better color system for GMK to get accurate.

KF artisans will be coming soon!

Can't wait to see the colours! Thanks Neph!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metropolis (3/4 kits at MOQ)
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 01:26:27 »
Is there any chance the color sample will be provided before the GB ends?