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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


We have a great new shirt on sale for 72 hours only. VolTRON by Joebot is a super cool mix of the 80s’ cartoon Voltron and the virus fighting Tron, is now on sale for 72hrs!

We will also be giving away a Tiny Meat wallet every day this month to a customer chosen at random who purchaed a shirt that day.

Once again we really do appreciate whatever promotional support you might be able to provide. If you would like us to send you a shirt we’d happy to do so. Find it at

Big thanks from the gang at Nowhere Bad.

[Andy: Alsmo had a nerd overload when I saw a submitted post called ‘VolTRON’, good stuff!]

This post was submitted by Tim.


megan fox t-shirt

When I say “just like me!” I mean that I have the same shirt and love to show off my midriff whilst wearing it too. The shirt is most definitely made (under license) by our buddies over at Local Celebrity, but unfortunately it doesn’t appear to be sold anymore, as they only have one Voltron-loving design left on sale and it isn’t this one. Oh well, I guess that’s just one more step between you and looking like Megan Fox. [via The Superficial]

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Voltron by Local Celebrity [Review]

by Andy on November 7, 2008

Okay, this is the last of the Voltron tees that I received from Local Celebrity, considering I wasn’t a massive fan of the show when I was a kid my wardrobe certainly paints an entirely different story of events, with Voltron now commanding a 2.5% share of my tee closet (and tee rack, and tee pile-on-a-chair) space.

I’ve got to admit, this is probably my least favourite of the Voltron tees that I received. There’s nothing particularly wrong with it, but I think that it has the least interest to someone that isn’t a fan of the show since its a bit less flashier than the others. Having said that, I do like the retro look to this tee, it keeps things simple, and it does actually look pretty good when you’re wearing it. Red tees can be a bit of a struggle for some people, but I think that matching it with the yellow and white colourway works pretty well.

As you can probably tell from the relative brevity of the design review above, I’m struggling to get excited about this tee, even though I thought that looked pretty cool when I wore it on a night out. I still think that the quality of Local Celebrity’s t-shirts is something to get excited about, however. Exceptionally soft cotton, well-fitting (a little bit boxier than American Apparel), soft print, and I know for a fact that they last very well too.

Costiness=$27 Buy it at Local Celebrity

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Lets form Voltron! by Local Celebrity [Review]

by Andy on September 29, 2008

What? Did I just manage to go a whole week without writing about a tee from Local Celebrity? I guess you could say the same thing about going a whole week without seeing a tee that was about Voltron!

Anyway, here we are with yet another Voltron tee that gets a lot more love from my friends than the usual arty stuff that I usually cover my unnecessarily-hairy torso with (you got a mental image of that? awesome!). As with the other Voltron tees I’ve reviewed from Local Celebrity, this one is fully licensed and features artwork that accompanied the show when it was first broadcast on television, which I think it almost a necessity in a culture that’s as otaku as anime people and tee people can be.

So, you’re looking at this tee and thinking, “hey, they’re printed it in a burnout-esque kind of style” or perhaps “I wonder how they got that vintage look?” Well, this tee is actually printed completely normally… except the print is on the inside. Unusual right? So, if you turn it inside out it looks like a regular t-shirt with the writing backwards, but I think that it gives it a good look, not necessarily a vintage look, but something reminiscent of a vintage look, which may or may not make sense to you. If you’re worried about having the print going directly onto your chest and the problems that you cause, you can’t feel the print at all, and the tee itself is super soft as well, in case you’d forgotten my gushingly positive reviews of their tee quality in the past.

Costiness=$27 Buy it at Local Celebrity


Defender – Voltron by Local Celebrity [Review]

by Andy on September 15, 2008

I like to think that Hide Your Arms has exposed me to a whole new world in which t-shirts are just something that you wear, they can often be wearable art. I love wearing tees by my favourite artists, and my friends usually take a look and give an approving nod but aren’t too interested, however, when I’m wearing a t-shirt with some kind of pop culture reference on it they all go crazy, I think that there must be a part of the brain in people born during the early 80s that wakes up when they see anything that reminds them of the decade that fashion forgot. I didn’t think that Voltron was all that popular here in the UK, but pretty much everyone I met recognised it, one person hummed the theme tune, and whenever someone said “hey, is that Transformers?” they were scolded by all around them. In short, Voltron is more popular than you’d think, and people still love pop culture related tees.

It’s fairly hard for me to comment on the actual design of this tee, because it isn’t original art, its a direct lift of a promotional image for the GoLion version of Voltron (when you get sent so many Voltron tees its fairly hard to not get into the mythology of the show). I guess its a pretty cool image, but I can’t really say much more about it than that, because you have to remember that when this show did its original run I couldn’t speak and the height of fashion for me was a onesie.

You may well have noticed from the pictures that the print isn’t completely as you’d expect it to be. Instead of it being the regular print, there are starburst style dots all over it. On the text the starburst is printed in colour, but on Lion Voltron the starburst just shows through to the green of the t-shirt. I can’t quite work out why they’d do this, maybe it helps with the overall vintage look. I haven’t got any problem with it, but its probably something that Voltron obsessed tee fans would want to be aware of. The quality of the tee is fantastic as it always is with Local Celebrity, you know how something that’s good is described as being ‘top notch’? Well, LC are sat on top of the top notch.

Costiness=$27 Buy it at Local Celebrity


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