t-shirts


We have selected our T-Shirts.com giveaway winners! If your name is announced below, please contact me at Infinite Hollywood T-Shirt Winner and let me know your email address. I will then pass it on to the folks at T-Shirts.com and they’ll work out the final details with you and get your shirt in the mail.

Here are the two winners who were randomly selected by the Infinite Hollywood Contestatron 5000 adding machine…

Deadpoolistheman316

Wes Smallwood


Both of you need to contact me ASAP, so I can confirm your winner status. You have 7 days. If you don’t contact me, I will draw two more winners. Thanks again to our pals at T-Shirts.com and to all that entered the contest.


We’re giving away more cool stuff! It’s time for another contest here at Infinite Hollywood and this one couldn’t be any easier. We’ve teamed up with our friends at T-Shirts.com to bring you this contest.

Just visit their site, T-Shirts.com, and pick out your favorite shirt(s) and then come back to this post and comment why you like the shirt or why you need the shirt, or something equally as clever. You must leave a comment about a shirt on the website to be eligible to win!


Maybe you like the Army of Darkness shirt or maybe you prefer to rock a Ninja Turtles t-shirt? There are hundreds of shirts to choose from at their website. Just a few weeks back I reviewed their Hulk Hogan shirt. Which one do you think is the best?!

Once you enter, two people who leave comments will be randomly chosen by me and they will recieve a t-shirt of their choice, courtesy of the folks at T-Shirts.com. We’re giving away not one, but TWO free t-shirts! OH MY GOD WHY HAVEN’T YOU ENTERED YET?!

Don’t forget to “like” their Facebook page for sponsoring this cool contest and let them know Infinite Hollywood sent you.

NOW THE FINE PRINT!
Sorry this contest is for US residents only. If you live in another country, you’re SOL this time, but hey we’ll try to do something for you down the road. Winners will be announced on this website in 7 days (Next Monday) and will be contacted via email, so please make sure to keep close watch to see if your name is called.


Hulkamania T-Shirt
T-Shirts.com
$16.99

As a lifetime Hulkamaniac, I’ve acquired quite a few Hulk Hogan t-shirts over the years. I even have some of those ready to rip WCW Hulkster shirts. Oddly enough I didn’t have a plain yellow with red font Hulkamania shirt, so when T-Shirts.com offered to send me one to review their quality and service, I couldn’t say no. The following is a review of the shirt, their service and general Hulkamania musings.

Whatcha gonna do, when a Hulkamania t-shirt runs wild on you?

The Deal:
Check it brother! This shirt along with hundreds of others are for sale at T-shirts.com for affordable prices. They don’t just have wrestling shirts, but rather they have all kinds of shirts from novelty to bands and even an option to design your own. Chances are if you have a favorite property, they have a shirt for it. They have a few Doctor Who shirts that are nice, some Ninja Turtle shirts, Back to the Future and pretty much anything that’s good in shirt form.

Selection is important for me when I buy a shirt because I often like to buy a few shirts at once to save on shipping. The nice part about this site, as opposed to some others, is that I can find several shirts I like as well as shirts that might be good for gifts. It’s not often that I can find a place where I can get a shirt for me as well as my Dad.

Packaging/Shipping:
One of the things I was most impressed with was the shipping time on this shirt. I’ve ordered from other places and typically it takes a couple of weeks for shirts to arrive. This Hulkster shirt arrived in record time. I’m talking the amount of time it took Hogan to beat Kevin Nash in fingerpoke of doom, time.


The shirt came packed in a nice bubble mailer and inside the shirt was protected with another inner plastic liner. I appreciate this as it not only helps keep the shirt pressed but also protects it from mail damage. My mailman (clearly a member of the Heenan family) likes to leave many of my packages underneath my gutter spout so that rain pours onto them. The Hulkamania shirt was safe and secure though, thanks no doubt in part to the bonus lining.

Design:
Let’s face it, this design is simple, sleek and classic. I own a red with yellow font Hulkamania shirt that I bought about a decade ago. I wore that shirt to Disney World and was amazed at how many people commented on it. Everybody knows Hulkamania and unlike a lot of the wrestling shirts that are out there now, you can wear this one and not feel embarassed.


The shirt is 100% cotton and has a good feel to it. It’s a legit shirt too, which is very important to me. There are a lot of seedier websites out there selling bootleg t-shirts. Thankfully T-Shirts.com is not one of those and profits from this shirt are making their way back to Hulk Hogan’s pockets. Which is a good thing in my book, after Linda stole most of his money.

Final Thoughts:
There’s not too much to say here beyond the truth. The service was speedy and the quality of the product was excellent. At $16.99 this shirt is very affordable and much cheaper than you would pay for a shirt like this at a live wrestling event. Those shirts are usually $20-$25 and good luck finding a Hulkamania shirt as they usually sell pretty quickly.


Lest we forget that the Hulkster himself approves, brother!

This product was provided free for the review by the manufacturer. Photos, text and opinion by Newton Gimmick. Although this product was free, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own.


It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these Randomness posts. I’ve got some random thoughts going on today, so you get to enjoy them. Feel free to chime in with your own random thoughts in the comments section.

– I’ve become fairly dejected towards the current toy market. Outside of a couple Captain American figures, there’s almost nothing out in stores right now that I want to buy. Anyone else feeling this way? It seems the lines I was excited about have either withered on the vine or have just gotten too darn costly. I like a few DCUC figures, but I pretty much never see them at retail and when I do, it’s riddled with issues including price. This has caused me to start collecting a bunch of offbeat stuff, including 1/6 scale figures, where I feel I’m getting more bang for my buck.

– Anything in particular people would like to see more coverage of on the site?

– How do you guys feel about Hitler figures? I realize Hitler is like the most vile person in recorded history and whatnot, but I find it strange that people on forums always feel the need to quantify that they don’t agree with Hitler. Some people even freak out when they see Hitler figures. I guess I just feel like at this point, Hitler has become such a cartoon character, parodied and used as a villain in movies/TV/comics that owning a Hitler figure isn’t something that a collector should feel ashamed about. I mean, unless you salute it at nights or something. Am I crazy?


– My strategy to have a bunch of Infinite Hollywood t-shirts made up ahead of time, in order to keep costs down and sell them at a reasonable rate was a horribly failed business plan. If you guys don’t start buying these t-shirts soon, there’s going to be a ton of homeless people wearing them. One of which, very well may be me.

– Jon Brown, Wesitron and Rob are really bringing the awesome as of late. I realize the site has become quite diverse, but that’s closer in tune to how I originally imagined Infinite Hollywood. There’s some more interesting stuff coming in the weeks ahead, so I hope you enjoy.

– The guys over at Orcca Cast are getting a new name soon, but they’ve got 50+ old episodes to listen to. I imagine they’re getting a new name because a lot of people think their podcast is about whales. Lord knows I did for the longest time. Why would I listen to a podcast about whales? The good news is that their podcast isn’t about whales at all. I feel like the guys at Orcca are the nerdy friends I wish I had in real life. That’s probably the highest compliment I can give a podcast. When I’m listening, I often feel like I’m just hanging out with the guys.

– As I mentioned on Twitter… Collectors who constantly complain about other collectors, really drive me nuts. Especially if said collectors are so loaded that they’ve lost all perspective to the plight of the “common collector”. If you have a full scale replica Millenium Falcon in your backyard, you really haven’t the foggiest clue how everybody else is getting on. These are the guys usually claiming “they’re just toys”, “if you can’t afford it, don’t buy it” and a whole other laundry list of diatribe.

I tend to believe that the majority of collectors are sensible, rational, nice folks. Sure, the loudest are typically a couple of nutballs who complain incessantly about the most obscure things. I get being frustrated at that, but I really tire of people who seemingly troll the communities for the sole purpose of touting how big their collections are, and to chastise anyone and everyone who complains. And yes, I’m aware that I’m now doing what I dislike. The irony is not lost on me. But seriously, which is worse? Complaining about issues with a product or complaining about how other people feel?

Poe has news on Mattel potentially getting Filmation rights for MOTUC. I floated the unsubstantiated rumor that this will lead to some retail exclusives for MOTU(C) in 2012 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. That reminds me, remember how awesome the GI Joe 25th was? Man, those were the days.


TeeFury Limited Edition Cheap T-Shirt
Stare Down Contest
Design By: zerobriant
$10, Currently Unavailable

You ever see something that tickles you so much you think you might pee a little? I get that with tee shirts, man, like all the time. Luckily for me, a company has popped up on the interwebs that tickles me every 24 hours. And no, I don’t have to pay $29.99 a month for a membership and the promise that it’ll show up on my credit card statement as Inconspicuous Purchases, LLC!

Get your head out of the gutter, man.

The Deal:
Check it. At TeeFury.com , every 24 hours one tee shirt is listed for sale. It’s the only design available that day, and at midnight it’s gone forever. And did I mention the shirt is pretty much always nerd- or pop-culture-oriented and only 10 bucks? It’s like a dork three-way, I love it!


It goes down like this, anyone can submit a design for a tee shirt and TeeFury staff selects which shirts they want to put on the site. There’s a counter in the upper right hand corner that always tells you exactly how much time you have left before the shirt is gone forever.


One thing I love about the site is that they always try to interview the artist, who will talk about the design, answer weird questions, or generally just say whatever comes to mind or draw pictures if they get bored. I enjoy reading about the creative design process, be it toys, tee shirts or others. It brings the customers a little closer to the mindset of the artist and if you’re a little clueless about the design (be it Firefly, Dr. Who, BioShock, Fringe, whatever) the artist will often talk about their love for the property or at least the inspiration for the design in the sidebar. There are often also links to the artist’s website, so it’s great exposure if you’re a designer.


Users are able to comment on the design, whether they love or hate it, and if you decide to purchase it there are two buttons when you finish checking out that allow you to automatically share with either Facebook or Twitter. Plus, you can roll back through the Gallery and look at any design ever made before, which also includes the artist’s info should you choose to try and find other art by them or buy their shirt from a different affiliate (often for higher cost).

Personally, I think the setup and idea are great and Katastrophik and I check the site every night at midnight to see what kind of nerdy trouble we can get into. It’s a great mix of social networking, nerd hobby, and artistic design that speaks to the depths of my dorky, pop-culture infused soul. It’s fun, easy to navigate, cheap, and has something for everyone. Your cheapest shipping option is 2 bucks, which will have your shirt to you in less than two weeks unless you live in Papua New Guinea or something, and no I don’t know where the hell that is I went to Catholic school and I don’t think I even saw a book till the third grade. If you want history or geography, try a Protestant.

Packaging:
And you thought I was done with packaging in my reviews. Psh, foolishness. I merely refuse to review anything that uses the same design as hundreds of other items on the market. Which brings us here.


The TeeFury package is a very simple design that is quite eye-catching. It’s a glossy black mail bag similar to UPS ExpressPaks with a tiny window in the corner and the logo for the website along the bottom.


It’s simple, elegant, and protects your shirt rather well. No kidding, man, it took me 5 hours, a chainsaw hand, and a chemistry textbook to get into my last shirt’s bag.

Or 30 seconds and my keys. Whatevs. Still, it’s stylish and keeps the shirts clean and protected, which is the most important thing.

Design:
And here it is.


Oh, sweet Christmas, someone at InfiniteHollywood has a Dr. Who shirt! Well, yeah. It’s kinda what we do here.

I can’t really talk too much about the content here (spoilers, darling, you understand) other than to say I cracked up when I saw it. It was so insanely baller (yeah, still haven’t dropped that yet) that I had to pick it up immediately. The designer, zerobriant, did an amazing job capturing the look and feel of a classic fight poster and nailed the likenesses.


I can’t speak to the design submitted by zerobriant because I’m not sure if he had to dumb it down at all for submission, but the original is located at his site and I think the shirt has captured it beautifully. Obviously, the shirt can’t imitate every little detail of the original design, but here are some close-ups to help illustrate how far they went with it.


As you can see, they really did a number replicating the broken and cracked look of the design. And if you look very, very closely…


…You can even see some gray splatter effect that they re-created on the shirt. The design is well-captured and funny, maybe not to every geek off the street (you gotta be handy with the steel if you know what I mean, earn ya keep), but that’s the point, isn’t it? Everybody wants other people to look at their stuff and say either “Hey, I also like that stuff” or “Hey, that’s neat-looking, what is it?” If nothing else, it’s certainly a conversation-starter.

The Shirt:
So how’s it feel?


As you can see, the shirt’s made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton, though you should still practice basic tee care. My sister-in-law, Angimommatron, has said that a shirt I got for her last week has shrunk a little in standard cool wash with high heat drier setting and I had a similar reaction on my Browncoats shirt. As I said, if you take regular care of your shirt and wash it on cool settings with air dry or low heat, you shouldn’t experience too much shrinkage.


I love the fit of this shirt. I’m a big dude and it’s always a crapshoot with new shirts on whether a 2X is correctly proportioned for taller guys. It’s light but not cheap, breathes well in the Kentucky summer heat we’re already starting to experience, and hangs low enough that I don’t have to worry about my ass hanging out every time I bend over, which I think we can all agree the world could do with a little less of.

Final Thoughts:
The idea of a site that only offers one tee a day and gears itself towards nerd culture is just a fantastic idea on paper and succeeds wildly in practice. The shirt designs range from thoughtful ideas or witticisms to full-blown pop culture homages and everything in between. Check out today’s shirt, and if it’s not to your liking, Give the gallery a looking over and see what they’ve offered before. I assure you, if you’re an Infinite Hollywood regular or consider yourself a nerd, geek, or pop culture enthusiast; you will find something on the site you’ll like. Of the 5 or so shirts I’ve gotten from the site so far, every single one has been a well-made shirt with a well-transferred design that speaks to the heart of my deeply disturbed inner geek. Highly recommended, but remember, you only have 24 hours to order the shirt and then it’s gone forever, but if you find a design you really like, check out the artist’s site if they have one, which often hosts links to their designs in various formats.


Thanks for reading and as always, it’s just a shirt. Wear the darned thing.

Links:

TeeFury

The artist, zerobriant’s, homepage