Rocky’s Villains

First off, you should know that I am huge Rocky fan. My dad loves boxing, so growing up in the 80’s it was inevitable that I would watch the Rocky saga whenever humanly possibly. In fact, to this day, if Rocky is in marathon mode on either TNT or TBS, we watch it despite the fact that we own all of the movies on DVD.

And so it should be no surprise that I am quite fond of the latest Found Item Clothing original. It’s called Rocky’s Villains and is in the style of the popular Experimental Jetset tees. If this was any other tee, I’d probably hate the multi-colored typograhy. However, there is a reason to the colorful type madness and I can definitely appreciate it. If you’re confused then please refer to the photos below for reference.

Rocky’s Villains is printed on a white American Apparel T-Shirt and is now available from Found Item Clothing for $21.95.

Rocky's Villains

Apollo Creed and Rocky

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Something Strange, In Your Beverage…

It has been two weeks in a row now that Threadless has released a movie parody tee. Last week they poked fun at the Avatar phenomenon by infusing a little Smurf action into the design. This week they featured one of the most beloved geek movies of the 80’s, Ghostbusters!

Something Strange, In Your Beverage… by David Staffell features the nemesis from the original 1984 Ghostbusters film, Stay Puft. Speaking of Stay Puft, did you know that Dan Aykroyd actually came up with the concept for this character?

Dan Aykroyd conceived of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for his initial script for Ghostbusters the movie. He created the character to show that if “You created this white monster to sell your products, and it seems harmless and puff and cute — but given the right circumstances, everything can be turned back and become evil.”

Something Strange, In Your Beverage... by David Staffell

Something Strange, In Your Beverage... by David Staffell

Found Item Jetset: The Goonies and Ferris Bueller

The Experiment Jetset phenomena rolls on with these two new tees from our friends at Found Item Clothing. Both shirts references characters from 80’s movies classics. In fact, The Goonies was one of those movies that I grew up watching – over, and over and over again. I remember the first time I watched it, my dad had rented a copy from a local video store when it was just released (I remember the sticker on the case proclaiming it to be a new release). At the time, I had no idea what or who the Goonies were. But once the film on the VHS tape started to roll, I was hooked. Goonies never say die!

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the John Hughes classic from 1986 (a year after The Goonies was released), didn’t catch my attention until 2 or 3 years after it was originally released. From what I recall, I caught it on HBO. I might have been too young to appreciate the antics of Mr. Bueller, but my appreciate for him grew with every re-watch.

The 80’s, they were great.

Both Goonies and the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off T-Shirts are available now from Found Item Clothing for $21.95.

The Goonies Experimental Jetset

Ferries Bueller's Day Off Experimental Jetset

Mac’s Mailbox

If you’re a regular reader of this blog then you know about my passion for all things … MacGyver. And so I was excited to see that the newest tee printed at Glennz Tees was Mac’s Mailbox, a nice homage to the 80’s duct tape making icon. Ever wondered what MacGyver’s mailbox would look like? Well, this is probably the best depiction of said mailbox that you’ll find in InternetLAND. And the best part is that you can buy it and wear it! Mac’s Mailbox is available now from Glennz tees for $19.95.

Mac's Mailbox

Mac's Mailbox

Run Free

The classic RUN DMC tee is one of my all-time favorite tees and so when I spotted Run Free by Fee Clothing I just had to share it. The shirt features the classic RUN DMC look, including the iconic red bars. Run Free does add a splash of color to the design, which is normally just black and red. You can pick up Run Free from Free Clothing for $18.

Run Free

The Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll Shirt

Found Item Clothing’s latest movie inspired T-Shirt comes at the perfect time, especially with the the resurgence of vampires in film, albeit teenage ones. Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll never “fully” appeared in the classic 80’s flick, The Lost Boys, so the FIC crew had an especially fun time recreating this beauty.

For every vampire, there is a vampire hunter. Count Dracula traded blows with Van Helsing; Deacon Frost went fang-to-fang with Blade; likewise, The Lost Boys were tracked by Edgar and Alan Frog, a pair of comic book-obsessed nerds portrayed with enthusiastic gusto by Corey Feldman and Jamisom Newlander.

And to hunt the undead, you need a killer wardrobe. To wit, we present the Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll design, which makes a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance during an uneasy, get-to-know-you sequence between the Frog Bros. and their relunctant ally, Sam (Corey Haim). However fleeting, the mix of non-sequitur sloganeering and provocative imagery instantly caught our attention here at FIC HQ…

You can pick up Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll from Found Item Clothing for $21.95. And no, vampire hunting is not a pre-requisite to purchasing this shirt!

A little side story: Before I started blogging about T-Shirts I used to do design DVD covers. I’d create my own covers for films that had deficient ones. Needless to say, for a few years I ran a site dedicated to that hobby. I had a couple hundred of covers in the bag and hundreds of others uploaded by some other people in the cover world. One of my DVD Cover friends, Bunny Dojo, actually started doing legit DVD Covers and one of the first films he worked on was 2008’s Lost Boys: The Tribe. Bunny Dojo is also the designer that came up with the logo for this site! Be sure to check out his packaging work for films that you may and may not have heard of!

Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll

DeLorean Time Machine Schematic

In 1985 Dr. Emmett Brown invented a time machine out of a stock DeLorean DMC-12. Since then, interest in the DeLorean has remained as people try to recreate Doc Brown’s game changing time traveling device. This T-Shirt from 80’s tees provides a glimpse into the inner workings of a Doc Brown tweaked DeLorean. Interested in making your own time machine out of a used DeLorean? This shirt is a great place to start. You can pick up the DeLorean Schematic tee from 80’s tees for an astoundingly cheap $20 (you’ll easily make up that money once you go back to 1998 and invest in a new and little known company known as Google).

Back To The Future DeLorean Schematic

Back To The Future DeLorean Schematic

And for you non-believers, here are a few more examples of this resurgence of interest in the DeLorean. The Los Angeles based streetwear brand, The Hundreds recently released these DeLorean tees to the small but loyal group of followers. In retrospect, The Hundreds popularity is astounding, might their unparalled popularity be due to them actually already owning a DeLorean time machine and having had gone back in time therefore gaining knowledge that their style of clothing would be in high demand in this day and age? We might never know.

The Hundreds DeLorean

The Hundreds DeLoreanThe Hundreds DeLorean

The Hundreds Delorean

The Hundreds DeLorean

Cassettes by Upper Playground

Back in the day I used to be all about the mixed tape. I’d have so much fun making my own mixes by recording music off the radio. And then the CD burner was invented and I never looked back. The mp3 has pretty much caused the extinction of the mixed tape (for me at least), although I still consider the iTunes playlist the modern day equivalent of the mixed tape, albeit with less soul. How many of you made your own mixed tapes?

Cassettes comes to us courtesy of Upper Playground and was designed by artist Denis Kennedy. The shirt is available now for $24 in a variety of sizes.

Cassettes

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MacGyver Is The Father

Do I ever tire of witty MacGyver tees? No, not really. For some reason, MacGyver tees are always awesome (to me at least). And this shirt from SnorgTees is no different. Necessity Is The Mother is yet another excellent MacGyver themed T-Shirt, and guess what, this tee was made out of a toothpick, a rubber band, and some tin foil. Pretty amazing, huh. Pick up this tee from SnorgTees for $18.95 and remember that if you spend $60 or more you score free shipping anywhere in the United States!

MacGyver

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Mgyver by TeeZeria

Growing up “MacGyver” (contrary to the name of the shirt, this is the actual spelling of his name) was on constant rotation in my household. My mom was a huge MacGyver fan, which later turned into a general obsession with Richard Dean Anderson (but that’s a different story). So as I was perusing the collection over a TeeZeria, I couldn’t help but notice this black MacGyver themed T-Shirt. First off, everything within the bubble is brilliant – love it! The only problem I have (and maybe the biggest) is that other than the mullet – that doesn’t look like MacGyver! That might just be me though. What do  you guys think?

Pick up Mgyver from TeeZeria for $20 and since the store is themed after a Pizzaria (TeeZeria – get it?) all orders are shipped in a custom pizza box.

Mgyver

MacGyver