Nov 19, 2013
Martin Hsu – Dragon Boy Shirts for Philippines Typhoon Relief
Through Thanksgiving, Martin Hsu is donating all the proceeds from the sale of his Dragon Boy Tees ($20) to Doctors Without Borders’ Emergency Response Fund which earmarks the money to provide Relief for victims of the recent tragic typhoon in the Philippines. Additionally, Martin will match the donation provided through the shirt sales, meaning a total of 200% of the proceeds from Dragon Boy shirts through Thanksgiving, will be donated to assist the Philippines. Thanks to Martin’s generosity, this is an awesome offer – buy a cool shirt, wear it proudly, and make a donation to a worthy cause.
Oct 18, 2013
Pobber Apparel ?
Pobber is teasing a new project featuring at from Pause, Kronk, Doktor A, and Gary Ham. The ‘Wear them all’ tag line has us thinking that Pobber is about release a new apparel line – perhaps tee shirts?
Oct 03, 2013
MCA x Outsmart Originals – Project: Evil Ape
Outsmart Originals is tag teaming a special project for NYCC with MCA! Project: Evil Ape feature’s MCA’s iconic character, which has been redesigned by MCA, Sergio Mancini, Scott Tolleson, Oliver Hibert, L’amour Supreme, and Evoker for a special T-shirt release. Each Tee will be super limited and available at booth #208 in The Block. All 6 designs are available for pre-order HERE at a discounted price of $25 until October 16th.
Aug 23, 2013
Bad Juju Update: New Hand Style Tee + Dripple Traffic Cones
Bad Juju recently rolled out several products including their brand-new ‘Hand Style’ tee ($26) as well as their sought-after Dripple Traffic Cones ($28) The Hand Style Tee features Bad Juju mascot Dripple getting his vandal on. First seen at DesignerCon 2012 as part of their urban style booth installation, Bad Juju’s traffic cones drew alot of interest and are now available in four different designs – each with a different Dripple expression. And if you still haven’t taken advantage of Bad Juju’s free t-shirt offer, head on over to their site, register, and then selection the free promo Tee from the online shop.
Sket One x Silent Stage – Galactic Empire Strikes Back w/Grayscale Version
The people asked for it, so Silent Stage is once again offering Sket One’s clever Galactic Empire Tee for one week (thru 8.29). But wait, that’s not all. In addition to the OG full-color edition, there’s now another option – Grayscale (on both white and black tees). While each of the variations is cool, we’d say the gray on black is pretty sweet. Go get ‘em from the Silent Stage web shop for $25 each (+ s/h).
Aug 05, 2013
KusoPop – Summer 2013 Collection Available
KusoPop has just released their Summer 2013 collection which features new urban designs in addition to several new graphic tees. For those of you looking for something a little different, check out Kuso’s new leopard and camo pocket signature tees. On the graphic side of life, Kuso’s got the Applpon vs Androidpon and Freddy Kreuger vs. Pon the 13th as well as some new Puff Nation collabos. Check out all the new gear over at the KusoPop shop.
Jul 30, 2013
RSIN x Outsmart Originals – Crown Tee + Cap
For their next release, Outsmart Originals is revisiting RSIN’s popular Crown design. This time around they are releasing it on a charcoal grey shirt (previously done in white and black). Also they are releasing their first embroidered FlexFit Cap featuring RSIN’s skull logo. As is their tradition, Outsmart will also be giving away a custom 2.5” Burning Bear RSIN custom to one lucky, randomly chosen collector in a giveaway open to anyone who purchases one of the new RSIN items. Both the Tee ($25) and the cap ($25) are guaranteed to ship by 8.9 – so order away.
May 14, 2013
Uglydoll x The Ave Converse Chucks
Uglydoll has partnered with The Ave Venice to offer custom printed Uglydoll Converse Chucks. The new collection features four different Ugly Doll designs ready to be printed to white Chucks using The Ave’s patented process which is the heart of their on-demand custom printed apparel business. The exclusive Uglydoll kicks are available at their Venice, California location and through their web store for $90 (+ s/h). So if you love Ugly Dolls or know someone that does, these might be the perfect choice.
May 07, 2013
Jake Gillispie x Spankystokes x Outsmart Originals – Stroll Shirt Pre-Order
Spankystokes is working alongside Outsmart Originals to produce Jake Gillispie‘s interpretation of Spanky’s Stroll onto a T-shirt! They are available for Pre-Order HERE for $25 with a chance for one lucky person to win the “Grand Stroll” prize. That would include a limited edition Stroll iPhone 5 case, Jake Gillispie Stroll Sticker, Limited edition Stroll print, and a OMFG S1 Custom Stroll figure. Pre-Orders end on May 31st, with shirts being available for both men and women and sizes up to 5XL.
May 03, 2013
Reactor-88 x Brand New Intention -- Totem King Tees (5.3)
Brand New Intention has just officially announced Reactor-88's brand new Totem King tee which they teased back in March. The new red + white design on a black tee features the artist's signature Northwestern Native American inspired aesthetic which has been featured on numerous products including several series of custom toys. It's available for pre-order now for $25 (+ s/h). As a fun bonus, each shirt purchase will include a chance to win a custom Reactor-88 4" Foomi (winner will be chosen on 6.3).
Sket One x Silent Stage -- Galactic Empire Tees
Silent Stage is offering short-run Galactic Empire Tees from Sket One. Available on both black and white tees, these will be available for one week only (through 5.10) from Silentstagegallery.com for $25 each (+ s/h). If you're looking for a cool shirt that only a select few will be rocking, your search is over. The design feature's Sket's Star Wars inspired version of the California State flag and will also be available as a limited-edition print and flag dropping on 5.6 from 1xrun.
Apr 30, 2013
TLS x Sket One – New Transformers Tees
If you grew up watching the old school OG Transformers cartoons back in the 80’s, you’ll definitely want to check out the brand-new retro themed Transformers Tees from The Loyal Subjects and Sket One. Similar to his Transformers decks, Sket’s new shirts feature paint splatter graphics and vintage action-word designs. All nine designs are available for pre-order from theloyalsubjects.com for $25 each (+ s/h). Check ‘em out.
Apr 12, 2013
Preview of Bad Juju’s Spring Collection
Bad Juju recently posted their Spring 2013 Lookbook showcasing the brand through a look at their various art installations and murals as well as their upcoming collection of apparel, decks and toys – many of which are fueled by Sket One’s art. First debuted as a resin figure at last year’s DesignerCon, brand mascot Dripple will be featured on numerous Tees and decks. The collection will be available shortly from Badjuju.com – we’ll be sure to let you know when the store goes live.
Mar 26, 2013
JC Rivera x OutsmART Originals – Bearchamp Tee
JC Rivera’s Bearchamp has been making quite a bit of noise recently, first as a Dunny Custom, and most recently as a new original resin figure. Now he’s got his own tee in the works from OutsmART originals. The gray tees (women and men’s) are available for pre-order now over from outsmART for $20 and should ship in mid-April. We’re looking forward to seeing what’s next for JC’s Bearchamp – word is, it’s going to be big.
Mar 22, 2013
Bwana Spoons – Boris the Bee Release (03.22)
In need of that Boris the Bee fix? Well, Bwana Spoons has got the goods that’ll ale ya! You can find the newest Boris dropping this Friday, March 22nd at 11AM through the Bwana Shop. This edition will be cast in an orange vinyl with purple, green, blue, pink, and black sprays and will retail $30. There will also be few custom Boris sprayjobbers available as well!
Bwana also has another resin project in the works by the name of “Gravy” beginning now through June and ultimately a Vinyl release for SDCC. Curious as to what you can expect from the “Gravy” line, well the t-shirt above features one of the characters, Jeff. The Jeff T-shirt will help towards costs of molding, which can be found available HERE for $25 each.
Mar 10, 2013
Reactor-88 x Brand New Intention - Totem King T-Shirt
The folks over at Brand New Intention have revealed a sneak peak of their upcoming t-shirt collab with toy customizer and our own Custom Corner writer, Reactor-88. The design is called the "King Totem"- as the design incorporates a classic Reactor-88 totem face and a crown on its head. No specific release info has been given yet- we'll keep you up to date as we get more info.
Feb 16, 2013
KusoPop x Swaggwood – Ponshogun Pendant Necklace (2.19)
KusoPop continues their expansion into lifestyle accessories with their new Ponshogun Wooden Pendant Necklace, a collaboration with LA lifestyle brand Swaggwood. An urban take on the warriors of feudal Japan, the piece features a 4” wood pendant with what appears to be a laser-cut design. The attached black beaded necklace completes the Asian vibe. Limited to 30 pieces, the Ponshogun Pendant Necklace will be released on Tuesday (2.19) from the KusoPop web shop for $25.
Feb 05, 2013
KusoPop x Zephyr – Freddy Kreupon vs. Pon the 13th Snapback
KusoPop has collaborated with Zephyr on a new snapback perfect for all those who grew up on slasher films. Freddy Kreupon vs Pon the 13th pays homage to Freddy and Jason, perhaps the most iconic celluoid serial killers ever. Limited to 70 pieces, this cap features all embroidered deco. It’s available now from the KusoPop shop for $35.
Jan 15, 2013
RSIN x outsmART Originals – The Crown Tee + Beanie
outsmART Originals has tapped RSIN for the latest releases in their ongoing series of artist apparel. Reprising the design from the NYCC 2012 tee, The Crown is now available on a limited-edition black tee (in men and women’s style) and in our opinion looks even better than the OG white tee. In addition to the tee, outsmART is also introducing a first for them, beanies. The Crown Beanie features an embroidered white crown (right on) on a black knit beanie.
As a fun bonus, RSIN has created a ‘custom 4” Dunny’ which will be given to a lucky customer via a random drawing. Customers will receive one entry for each RSIN crown item purchased.
The new RSIN apparel is available for pre-order from outsmartoriginals.com. The shirts are $20, the beanies are $15, or both are available for $30 ($5 off). Both will ship by 2.8.13.
Jan 02, 2013
KusoPop Varsity Jackets Introductory Sale
KusoPop is celebrating the introduction of their two new varsity style jackets with a special 3-day sale (47% off) through end of day on Friday (1.4). Both the the red RetRonin Jacket by Rotobox and the black Darkness design from LilJapan have a suggested retail of $150 but are available now to on-the-ball fans at just $80. Tired of hoodies or just looking for something a bit different? These new KusoPop jackets are worth a look.
Dec 26, 2012
55DSL x TAG – I Believe in Angeles Collection
Toy Art Gallery has collaborated with Italian street wear brand 55DSL on the brand-new ‘I Believe in Angeles’ Collection featuring interpretations of the brand’s signature Angel from five LA-based artists – Mark Dean Veca, Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez, Victor Castillo, Brandon ‘Ragnar’ Johnson, and Anthony Ausgang. Each artist’s design in featured on a Collection Tee and select designs are also available on sweatshirts.
I had a chance to check these out in-person during the Blamo ‘Hug’ show. If you’re looking for a high-quality artist Tee with eye-catching designs that blend into almost any setting, these are well worth a look. The designs are well-printed and the shirts themselves have a nice premium feel. The I Believe in Angeles Collection is available now online at Toy Art Gallery and at their Melrose location.
Dec 20, 2012
BAIT x Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection
BAIT’s new 25th Anniversary Street Fighter Collection of apparel celebrates the legendary coin-op, the recent Street Fighter World Championships held in San Francisco, as well as the city’s baseball achievements. The collection features two designs – a World Championship-themed one featuring Ryu in an Orange/Black homage to the SF Giants, and another featuring his rival, Akuma, poised above the simple and to the point ‘SOLID’ tag line. The Ryu design is available on Tees, Raglans, as well as Pull-over and Zippered hoodies. While the Akuma design is available on Tees, Raglans, and a Crewneck.
The smart and tasteful designs of BAIT’s 25th Anniversary Street Fighter Collection honors the dedication of veteran gamers who spent endless hours playing SFII and its successors. The complete collection is available now at BAIT’s web shop and their retail location in Diamond Bar.
Dec 17, 2012
KusoPop offers 30% off with 2-day Holiday Sale (12.17 – 12.18)
Looking for a stylish last-minute gift or a few new additions to your wardrobe? If so, KusoPop’s 2 day holiday sale (12.17 – 12.18) featuring 30% off all the brand’s apparel is an excellent way to go. Their online store is stocked with caps, tees, varsity jackets and more with designs from Nakanari (including the brand-new ‘ninja’ Tees) , Shon, Rotobox, Bigfoot, as well as merch featuring the lovely Linda Le. Be sure to use the KUSOXMAS2012 code as you check-out to receive the 30% discount. Happy shopping.
Dec 13, 2012
Scott Tolleson x OutsmART Originals – Bitta Critta Tee
OutsmART Originals continues its burgeoning line of artist Tees with their new ‘Bitta Critta’ Tee from Scott Tolleson. His mischievous character is ready to take on the everyday duldrums on a dark olive green American Apparel shirt. It’s available now for pre-order through 12.17 over @ outsmART’s web shop for $25. The new shirt is apparently Bitta’s first splash for the coming year. OutsmART has indicated that the Bitta Critta toy (first seen on Proto Monday in 2010) will debut in 2013.
Dec 04, 2012
Hachi Supply is Ready to Outfit your Dog in Style
After plenty of startup blood, sweat and tears, Shane Jessup’s Hachi Supply brand has officially released it debut collection of gear for your canine companion. The first series features leashes and collars designed by Tristan Eaton, James Marshall (Dalek), SEEN, TADO, and Dustin Hostetler (UPSO). While there are plenty of brands providing artist apparel and accessories for humans, dogs have not been nearly as fortunate – at least not until now. As you can see in these photos from the brand’s first ‘Woofbook’ shot by Olivia De la Barie (My Dogs Studio), Hachi gives dogs a stylish yet tasteful leg up on the rest of the pack.
Check out Hachi Supply’s fully-stocked online store for artful and functional doggy gear – perfect holiday gifts for your favorite four-legged friend. Also be on the lookout for additional items shortly including comfy pet beds.