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Exploded Andy

Regular readers of this blog know that I am a diehard Apple fan. Having said that, it hurts me just a little bit to post this Exploded Andy T-Shirt by the people who have brought us the other exploded classics. The latest exploded tee features that famous little green robot that populates … Android based phones. I know that there are a few of you Android users that read this blog and so this, my friends, is dedicated to you!

Exploded Andy was designed by Garry Booth and is available now at ExplodedAndy.com for $19. And if you’re so inclined, you can also pick up this design in poster form.

PS: I’m not exactly sure of the origin of the “Andy” name for the little green Android robot. I tried googling information on the name of the Android robot and nothing regarding Andy came up. Anyone have any idea about this Andy name? If I had to guess, it is in reference to Android co-founder, Andy Rubin. Thoughts?

Exploded Andy

Exploded Andy

Exploded iPad

It was inevitable that the guys that delivered the Exploded iPhone and Exploded Mac 128 tees would also give us the Exploded iPad T-Shirt! I am a fan of all things Apple related, so it should be obvious that I am a fan of this latest exploded Apple T-Shirt by artist Garry Booth.

What is truly remarkable is how simple the hardware seems to be. Just a quick glance at the graphic of the exploded iPad, and you’ll notice a relatively small amount of pieces, screws included.

The Exploded iPad (it’s technically named the “Exploded Pad” for what I would believe to be legal reasons) is available now from ExplodedPad.com for $19. You can also pick up a matching poster for the same price. The poster is 18 inches x 24 inches and is hand-pulled screenprint on quality 100lb. French Paper Speckletone (Kraft).

Exploded iPad

Exploded iPad

Exploded Holiday Sale

I’m a big fan of the Exploded T-Shirt design craze! And why not, they are perfect tees for uber geeks like myself. Over the past year we’ve seen a ton of exploded tees get released and I’ve even featured a butch of them on this site. If you’ve been putting off getting an exploded tee because you were short on cash there’s no reason to wait any longer. Head on over to ExplodedHolidaySale.com to score discounts on all of your favorite exploded tees. Save anywhere from $2 to $26 on your favorite exploded products!

Exploded Store

Exploded Store

Exploded Store

Co-Tee TV Episode 36: Exploded Atari, T-Post and Piracy

In this episode I wear Exploded Atari 2600 from The Exploded Store and I review Issue #44 and Issue #47 of T-Post, the first wearable magazine! Be sure to subscribe at T-Post today to start receiving your first issue in the mail!

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You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

Coty’s Thoughts:

Issue #47 designed by Siggi Eggertsson and available at T-Post. Pros: Amazing attention to detail on these shirts, inside the shirt you have a printed editorial and on the front you have the artist interpretation of the editorial. T-Post uses American Apparel blanks so you know that I love the fit and feel and the softness. The tees are tagless for itch free comfort. The designer info accompanies the editorial and is printed on the inside of the tee. T-Post tees are unique and one of a kind. Cons: No ordering of back issues at T-Post. You need to “subscribe” to T-Post in order to receive future issues in the mail. Luckily, you only get charged when a new issue is released rather than having to order a years worth of issues (tees). Price: 19 EUR ($28 US).

T-Post Issue #47

Exploded Atari 2600 by The Exploded Store. Pros: I love receiving tees from the Exploded Store because they are always a conversation starter! If you’ve got a friend who is a gamer or a geek I am sure that they will be able to appreciate this tee as a present. Exploded Atari 2600 is printed on an American Apparel blank. Cons: None, it’s simply a fun, techy shirt! Price: $17.

Exploded Atari 2600

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ZAP Exploded

The Exploded guys (that’s what I’m calling em’) have done it again! This time, they’ve deconstructed the original Nintendo Zapper for our geek pleasure. Designed by artist Garry Booth, this design brings us all the way back to the 80’s when Duck Hunt was a fresh faced phenom and not regulated to the used video game bin at the local video game store. 

Growing up I LOVED playing Duck Hunt if only because using a gun to shoot flying pixels resembling ducks on my TV screen was the closest I would get to duck hunting in Hawaii. 

This gem can be had from ZapExploded.com for $17. 

Zap Exploded by Garry Booth

Co-Tee TV Episode 20: Exploded Macs, ShirtFight and Nightlights

In this episode I wear Exploded 128 by Garry Booth and review a tee from ShirtFight called You Might Need More Than Nightlight This TIme that was designed by Evanimal. ShirtFight is the newest online T-Shirt contest site and features a different themed ShirtFight every week to challenge designers. 

This week I also start the summer long series on Ongoing T-Shirt Contest Sites. Every week, I will be reviewing a different tee from one of many different online contest sites. I’ll be discussing how each of these sites differ, how the submission and selection process work and what your rights are as a designer. This week we kick things off with ShirtFight!

You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

Coty’s Thoughts:

You Might Need More Than A Nightlight This Time by Evanimal. Good: Nice custom packaging and T-Shirts are individually packaged. This is the first ever winning tee at ShirtFight and so it makes a nice collectors item. Printed on an American Apparel tee so you know I like the fit, 5 color soft print, orders come with a ShirtFight thumb wrestling kit. Bad: I wish they went tagless. Price: $18.00.

Nightlight by Evanimal

Exploded 128 by Garry Booth. Fun shirt for any Mac fanboy (like myself)! I’d wear this tee with pride any day. Love the colorway and it’s printed on a American Apparel tee so you know that I dig that! Price: $18.00.

Exploded 128

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Exploded 128 by Garry Booth

The Exploded 128 tee is the newest tee of the popular exploded style to hit the Internets. It was designed by illustrator Garry Booth and feature, arguably, the most influential personal computer ever created – the original Macintosh. Just to give you some perspective, when the Macintosh was unveiled on January 24, 1984, it featured an 8 MHz processor and 128 KB of RAM built in. Yes, 128 kilobytes. The street price for one of these cute beige beauties was $2495.00. Isn’t it amazing how far we’ve come in the past 25 years. As a side note, I actually own one of these guys. A teacher in high school had one lying around from his college years and I asked him if I could have it. And luckily for me, he passed it on.

The tee is available now for $18 and is printed on an American Apparel asphalt tee. And I have to say that the Apple fan in me is absolutely in love with this tee!

Exploded 128 by Garry Booth

Exploded 128 by Garry Booth

Also, check out the two videos below of the original unveiling famous 1984 ad and of Steve Jobs doing a demo of the Macintosh.

Diagram 5-3: Kuribo’s Shoe

We’ve seen exploded tees before but none as geeky mysterious as Diagram 5-3 by 15 Bit Gamer. If you know what particular item is exploding than I tip my hat off to you, because, I had no clue. It turns out that Diagram 5-3 references a small detail from Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES. Apparently, Diagram 5-3 is a diagram of Kuribo’s shoe. But who the heck or what the heck is a Kuribo? The Giant Bomb explains:

Kuribo’s Shoe is a rare power-up first seen in level 5-3 in Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES. It is first mentioned after you beat World 2 in a letter given to you by Princess Peach. The name “Kuribo’s Shoe” comes from the fact that in the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 3, Goombas are known as Kuribos. A second revision of Super Mario Bros. 3 was released that renamed Kuribo’s Shoe to Goomba’s Shoe, though in its appearance in Super Mario All-Stars for the SNES, it had reverted to its original name.

Kuribo’s Shoe is a giant green boot with what appears to be a spring-winding key on the side, and it is initially occupied by a Goomba. While attempting to jump on top of Kuribo’s Shoe while still occupied by this Goomba will eliminate both Kuribo’s Shoe and the Goomba, attacking from underneath knocks the Goomba out of the shoe, making it possible for Mario to take control. While Mario’s speed is reduced while in Kuribo’s Shoe, he’s able to traverse terrain that would otherwise harm him. These terrains include spiked floors and jumping baby pirahna plants. Unlike other power-ups, it is possible for Mario to keep his current power-up (e.g. Fire Flower) while using Kuribo’s Shoe.

So there you go. Kuribos is actually the Japanese translation for Goombas. Who knew! Now, if you are enough of a gamer geek to appreciate this T-Shirt or are one of those super obsessed Super Mario freaks than you probably want to buy this T-Shirt to stump your geekiest friends. Head on over 15 Bit Gamer to purchase Diagram 5-3 now for $17.

And for more on Kuribo’s Shoe, check out the video of it below in play!

Unstoppable Andy

A few weeks ago I blurted out on Twitter that I was super excited about an upcoming T-Shirt that was inspired by my words and a particular blog post of mine. Well, after much self-inflicted anticipation, the shirt has finally been released! The shirt is called Unstoppable Andy, and it was designed by George Soto and comes to us from the guys that brought us the popular exploded tees and more recently, the string of Android inspired shirts.

So how did my words turn into a T-Shirt design?

Prior to Unstoppable Andy, the exploded design team, spearheaded by Dion Brigs, released a tee entitled Andy vs. Apple. It was meant to be a pro Android design. But as would any Mac faithful, I turned things around and poked fun at clunky, slow and chubby Andy the Android. I even compared him to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. Here’s an excerpt:

“Some might see this shirt as a pro Android tee. You might see Andy breaking loose and attacking the Apple way. Not me. No way! To me, Andy, that green Andoid character is much like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man character from Ghostbusters. Big, fat, and slow. Sound familiar? If so, because those are all characters that both the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the Android OS and its various handsets have in common. Think Droid X. Big and slow. Yuck.

And at the end of the day, what happened to the Stay Puft Mashmallow Man? He died a horrible death. Apple might not have proton packs to destroy big and fat Andy, but what they do have is even better. It’s called Rabid Apple Fans. Myself included.

To me, I see here Apple fighting quite valiantly. They are the good guys. They are fighting the big battle against the fat and ugly Marshmallow known as Andy. Fight that fight, Apple. Keep on fighting.”

Well, the exploded guys read my words and a light bulb turned on. The above words would make for an insanely great and epic Steve Jobs vs. Android T-Shirt design! And so they ran with it. They kept me in the loop with the progress of the design and even sent me a few sketches of the unfinished design as it progressed. Needless to say, I was super stoked and excited!

Am I happy with the final product? Heck yeah. And who cares if this one was made with the Android crowd in mind. Steve Jobs is badass here. And remember what happened to the Stay Puft Marshmellow man? He went kaput!

Unstoppable Andy is available now in T-Shirt and poster form for $19.

Unstoppable Andy

Unstoppable Andy

And here is the original sketch that got me super excited!

Unstoppable Andy

Dream Levels (For Inception Fans)

There seems to be a lot of noise going on within the product page of this new Busted Tees T-Shirt. A bunch of Inception fans seem to think this shirt is inaccurate, while other really love it. Let’s try and see if we can break down the layers and see whether or not Dream Levels is in fact accurate or not.

Outer Layer (Reality): That’s where you and I are right now, assuming neither of us are sleeping and/or dreaming.

Layer 1 (Yusuf): This is where the initial dream takes place. Also, this is the dream that involves the longest free fall van dive ever in the history of movies and mankind. Yes, it was that long.

Layer 2 (Arthur): Layer 2 is the dream within a dream. Remember, it involved that very, very cool and gravity defying sequence in the hotel room and then elevator. Future Riddler was the guy ding all the work in this dream.

Layer 3: (Eames): Now it gets really complicated. This layer reflects the dream within a dream within a dream. It’s the icy snow fortress sequence. Tough guy Tom Hardy plays  huge role in this dream sequence.

Layer 4 (Limbo): Ah Limbo. I think this is the part of the movie in which many brains exploded. Seriously, when leaving the theater a lot of people talked about amazing the movie was and then quickly switched topics to how unbelievable confusing it was. Limbo was the place that Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) needed to go to in order to save Saito. Remember, Saito was really, really, really old.

So there you go. A quick examination of Dream Levels by Busted Tees demonstrates that it is theoretically correct. However, I could be totally wrong.

If you want it then go and pick it up now from Busted Tees for $15.99.

Dream Levels - Inception

Dream Levels - Inception