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If Voltron were a NES game shirt at 80sTees

by Andy on November 15, 2012

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It’s when I see shirts like this that I realise even though I like arty shirts and stuff that has had a lot of thought put into it by a designer I am still a bit of a sucker for a pop culture mashup, which is probably why I keep such a close eye on 80sTees.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at 80sTees


Post image for Pokemon, Duck, Hunt, Wild & Crazy Kids, and a Safe Lunch re-issue at BustedTees this week

Is ‘Wild & Crazy Kids’ a specific reference to anything? I get the feeling that it should be, but I just can’t place it. Solid slew of releases from BustedTees this week, with the Pokemon design impressing me the most even though I wouldn’t call myself a fan.


funny nes zapper gun t-shirt

Another solid and funny design from Glennz as usual. I actually have a working zapper under my TV right now, I haven’t used it for years but I’m sure it scores me lots of geek points.

Costiness=$16.95 Buy it at Glennz


duck hunt t-shirt

It’s kind of amazing really that back when they released Duck Hunt you could actually point a controller at the TV screen and that would actually control the game with a pretty decent amount of accuracy. It seems fairly advanced technology (though I now know it’s fairly simple) considering the t-shirts design is a spot-on recreation of the quality of graphics that you could expect from the NES. T-shirt available from Super7 now for $30.


Check out Street Casuals SS’12 Lookbook

by Andy on April 12, 2012

street casuals lookbook ss'12

Our buddies over at Street Casuals got in touch to let me know that they recently released their lookbook for the coming season, featuring brands such as Obey, Actual Pain, The Hundreds, Penfield and more. It’s always good to see the clothes on real, live people rather than just a flat image, so check out the full lookbook on Facebook.


dark tower t-shirt

TeeFury are today referencing Stephen King’s “Dark Tower”.

twitter t-shirt
Shirt.Woot have a nicely designed if unoriginal Twitter tee.

battlestar galactica calvin hobbes t-shirt
Calvin & Hobbes gets mashed up with Battlestar Galactica at RIPT for some reason.

sky rim t-shirt
Qwertee give Skyrim the NES box art treatment.

darth vader playing card
I really rather like the Vader playing card at Shirt Punch.

three wolf moon
Sorry The Yetee, nothing will ever make me like the Three Wolf Moon meme.

owl t-shirt
Because everything has to be in 3D now, even the imaginary perspective of an owl on a t-shirt. Shirt by DBH.

austrian coffee thieves
Today’s Made in the Now shirt is about two Austrian thieves who stole two tons of coffee.

fidel castro t-shirt
Apparently #FidelCastro has been trending recently so Fibertopic have depicted him as the ‘Red Leader’, which surprisingly enough is a concept I haven’t seen before.

I hadn’t heard of Tee Busters before, are they new? Well, they’ve got a Darth Vader shirt that I suppose is inspired by the ads where the kid is trying to use the force on his Dad’s car. Is it a VW ad?


T-shirt news for March 26th

by Andy on March 26, 2012

I find it kind of odd that people would want to wear the mascot for an operating system, but this shirt from TeeFury ain’t too bad.

Shirt.Woot revamp the original cute cat poster.

I like The IT Crowd, I have a NES under my TV, and I like t-shirts. I like this from RIPT. Pretty sure I’ve written about this design in the past…
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new shirts at Tshirt Laundry

Look guys, I found a new site that releases new shirts every week to write about on a regular basis, huzzah!

Tshirt Laundry have been in the pop culture tee game for a while now so they’ve got a pretty impressive back catalogue of shirts for people that like that kind of thing. This week they have released shirts on the themes of Battlestar Galactica, Zelda (the cave shirt), and what they’re calling a ‘minimalist version of the classic NES controller.’ All three shirts are $14 this week but will go up to $18 next week. They also have a selection of older designs available in their winter sale for $6, which is not very much at all to buy a t-shirt.


“NES” a nostalgic t-shirt from Super7

by Andy on January 12, 2012

nes cartridge t-shirt

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I still have a NES underneath my TV, I haven’t played it since I last wheeled out that little fact, but it is there nevertheless. Naturally, that means that I like this tee from Super7, and that they included a gold cartridge for Zelda makes this design all the better.

Costiness=$25 Buy it at Super7


Daily Tee Roundup Sept. 27th

by Andy on September 27, 2011

nes vs genesis t-shirt

I have a NES sat underneath the TV that’s barely 6 feet away from me right now, I don’t ever play it, but it sure does make me look like a hardcore gamer. I’ve got a Megadrive (what we in the Uk called the Genesis) somewhere too. Shirt $10 at TeeFury today.

How weird that both TeeFury and RIPT would have NES related shirts today. I have never seen and am barely aware of Darkwing Duck, so half of this shirt is lost on me, but the other half I do like.

Nice collage tee from Shirt.Woot today.

“Escape: Splippery” is a slice of geekery from Qwertee that contains zero references, a bold choice indeed for a daily t-shirt company.

I’d like to see a bit more of the art and a bit less of the name of the shirt and the artists name, but otherwise good work as usual from Loviu.

This excellent ‘White Stripes’ design is a reprint from Tilteed.


A NES style t-shirt from Dr. Hazmat

by Andy on November 10, 2010

super doctor hazmat t-shirt

Underneath the TV in my office where I’m writing this blog post there is a NES, an original one, it must be about 20 years old and plays just like the day my parents bought it, how’s that for build quality?

To be honest I don’t play on it much/at all, I only got it out because I was going to put some games on eBay, but they just have too much charm for me to part with them, I’m not really into retro games, but I do have a certain amount of nostalgia for that era, and I think that has something to do with why I like this shirt from Doctor Hazmat. If I remember correctly this shirt (designed by Derek Deal) is an homage of the original Mario game that launched with the NES, and mighty fine it looks too.

Costiness=$25 Buy it at Doctor Hazmat


All-over Controller Print Hoodie for Gamers!

by Andy on November 20, 2009

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I don’t know if this is new in the Split Reason store or not, but I do know that it is very, very cool. As you’ve probably guess from the title and this picture, this is a hoodie with gaming controllers printed all over it, and as if that weren’t good enough, the zipper is in the shape of a NES controller! I feel as if every sentence I write about this hoodie could easily be completed with an exclamation mark, which makes me realise just how much of a geek I am!

If for some reason you aren’t into this hoodie but want some gamer gear, use the coupon code ANTIGRINCH before the end of the year to get 15% off your order.

Costiness=$69.95 Buy the Controllers Zip hoody at

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2 new designs from ReThink Clothing

by Andy on June 30, 2009

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I wonder how much time ReThink spent trying to think up a different ‘gun that isn’t really a gun’ that they could put on a t-shirt after the success of their super soaker t-shirt? I can hardly blame them, it’s a winning formula, any guesses on what we’ll be seeing next?

The bomb tee is good, it’s not mind-blowing (jiminy Christmas I love puns), but at least it shows some imagination compared to a lot of bomb tees. Right, now I’m off to dig out my NES and play some Duck Hunt.

They’re all $19.99 a pop printed on American Apparel blanks, and can be found in the ReThink Store.



You what’s cool about this belt buckle? It’s ACTUALLY made of an ACTUAL NES controller. On the downside, it costs $30, which may be expensive, I don’t know how much a belt buckle usually costs since I’m not a cowboy (usually), but on the plus side it does mean that I’ve got $120 worth of plastic gold gathering dust in a cupboard back in England, which I think is probably one of the safest investments out there at the moment.

So, $30 might be more than you’d usually pay for a belt buckle, though considering this is a console controller from the 80s it seems fairly reasonable in my head, but for those of you in need of a deal sweetener, here’s a spoonful of Splenda for you. The first 10 people to make a purchase at using the coupon code hideyourarms will get $10 off their order.


I’m glad to see that this design got printed somewhere since I used to love playing Duckhunt when I was too young to hold an actual rifle (not that I do much rifle-holding now. mind you), and for it to be at Unetee is even better since it means that you can pick it up for $12 if you buy it this week.

Costiness=$12 Buy it at Unetee

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I’m a Player by KosherHam [Review]

by Andy on July 14, 2008


I’ve still got a NES stowed away somewhere underneath our staircase, and when I pulled it out a couple of years ago it actually worked. Can you imagine any game console made now still working twenty years from now? Hell, my Xbox 360 had to be replaced after seven months!

This tee represents more pun-based-fun from the KosherHam gang. Actually, is it a pun? I guess that if you were to just turn up somewhere where you were actually going to play games then it would actually just be a t-shirt with a fact on it. I like it though, its a little bit nerdy, but not too much, everyone from my generation would be able to recognise the controller (even though its lacking in certain copyright infringing details), and its a bit retro, but its not really ramming it down your throat. I think the fact that the sample I received is a girls sized tee probably makes me like it a bit more too, since I’m kinda into geek girls, come to think of it, I’m into pretty much any kind of girl… hurray for equality!

Just like with previous KosherHam reviews, I’m happy to give this tee the thumbs up in terms of quality as well. The printing is sharp, bold, and completely lacking in imperfections, it doesn’t get much better than that when it comes to solid colour printing like this. The stock tee is once again courtesy of American Apparel, so I guess you’ll know what you’re in for in terms of fit, even if AAs sizing does seem to differ a little a bit from piece-to-piece.Costiness=$19.95 Tee Link

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