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

ReThink Clothing Zapper – Vintage Nintendo!

Now this is what I’m talking about, ReThink Clothing! I am in love with the newest offering from Andy Meyer of ReThink Clothing. The shirt is called Zapper and it features a relic from my childhood – the original NES Zapper! I remember spending countless hours in front of the TV zapping at flying ducks on the screen. So much fun, just like this tee! Zapper is available in two colorways, Orange and Asphalt, and is printed on American Apparel blanks. You can pick it up from ReThink Clothing for $19.99 and be sure to use the coupon code “COTY” for an extra 20% off your purchase at ReThink Clothing! Also, check out the other release from ReThink Clothing, Bomb Drop!

Zapper by ReThink Clothing

Zapper by ReThink Clothing

Bomb Drop

Bomb Drop by ReThink Clothing

Are you A BooBuster? Plus 10% Off!

Were you one of the 80’s kids that was excited for the release of Ghostbusters: The Video Game last week? If so, this tee just might be for you! It’s called BooBusters and it’s availablenow from NerdyShirts for $19.95. 

Boo Buster

They also have a bunch of others tees on sale starting at $8.95 and  if that weren’t enough, NerdyShirts is having a site wide 10% off everything sale! Here are 3 suggestions from me to  you:

Nostalgia

Color

Spacecamp

Get a free shirt from BustedTees ($20 Value)

The Power Mitt by Johnny Cupcakes

Johnny Cupcakes continues to pump out new products for the summer. Here are a couple of his latest, including his latest tee, Power Mitts! How many of you remember Nintendo’s Power Glove from the late 80’s? If you do then Power Mitt from Johnny Cupcakes is the tee for you! The shirt sells for $35.99 and is available now for purchase. Check out the video below for an old school Power Glove commercial. 

Power Mitt

Mr. Cupcakes also released a pair of crossbones printed shorts ($64.99) and rolling pin board shorts ($59.99). I dig the casual crossbones shorts but am not sure if I would trust those board shorts. I have had bad experiences with boardshorts not coming from a brand that specializes in water sports. Quiksilver is my brand of choice when it comes to board shorts because of their durability and selection of wacky and fun designs. 

Crossbones Camo Shorts

Crossbones Camo Shorts

Rolling Pin Board Shorts

Space (and Ice) Invaders?

Any Space Invaders fans out there? If so you might want to check out this product from Archie McPhee. These intergalactic ice trays will take you back to the day you opened the Atari 2600 on Christmas morning. Each 8″ by 4-1/2″ tray is 100% pure silicone, oven-safe, dishwasher-safe, raygun-safe! Ice Invaders is available at Archie McPhees’s for $8.95. 

Ice Invaders

And of course you need an appropriate tee to much your new Ice Invaders ice tray. The shirt is called Space Invaders Attack and it’s available from bytelove for €22.00 (~$29 US). 

Space Invaders Attackerar

Punch Out for Wii

Punch Out for the Wii came out today and I am super excited to play it! I was a huge fan of the original Punch Out for the NES, starring none other than Mike Tyson. In fact, I guarantee you that if you were to let me play the original game today that I would still remember the correct duck, duck, side, side, punch combinations for each of the fighters. And am I the only one that thought Mike Tyson was impossibly difficult to defeat! Man, such a fun game. I hope the Wii version is just as fun!

Check out the live action trailers below (via Johnny Cupcakes) and the two Punch Out tees The Bald bull tee is courtesy of Crazy Dog Shirts ($18.99) and the one featuring Doc Louis and Little Mac can be purchased from 80’s Tees ($20). 

Mike Tyson's Punch Out

Bald Bull

Coty Loves Threadless #15 – Mario Deals Mushrooms

Mondays and Threadless go together so wonderfully! This is Episode #15 of Coty Loves Threadless and this week, Magic Mushrooms by Ian Summers takes the cake as my Threadless Pick of the Week! I absolutely love this tee and I think you guys should check it out!  If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out and vote for my TypeTees slogan submissions – I’m submitting one every day until I get printed! Every vote counts so vote for a slogan and help me get printed.

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Magic Mushrooms by Ian Summers is my Threadless Pick of the Week!

Magic Mushrooms by Ian Summers

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An NES Buckle and a Shirt To Match

This is actual very cool. It’s called the NES Buckle and it is a belt buckle made from an actual classic NES controller! They cost 30 bucks for the buckle alone and $45 if you buy the NES buckle and leather belt combo. To celebrate the relaunch they had to find more controllers!) they are giving away a $10 discount code to the first 100 people to use the code so you better act fast if you want to take advantage of this deal! The code, fittingly, is “upupdowndown”. 

NES Buckle

but alas, this is a tee blog and any post minus a tee, will not cut it! So here you go, the perfect tee to go with this belt! ACTUALLY, the recently released Threadless tee, The Gaming Revolution by Sean Mort, would be a better fit but I’ve already featured it on the site!

The tee is called model no. NES-004 and it’s coming to you from Huzzah Goods and it sells for $25. 

model no. NES-004

New Fuzzy Ink Tee: Game Over

Fuzzy Ink just unleashed their newest tee and I am super excited! The design is called Game Over and it was created by the ever popular jublin! I am pretty sure that any 80’s kid that grew up basically attached to his Nintendo control pad will love this tee. 

The design is printed on a grass green tee is available now at Fuzzy Ink for the presale price of $16.95. But, you can save yourself 10% off your ENTIRE Fuzzy Ink purchase if you use the coupon code “Hawaii” because I’m your favorite Hawaii tee blogger! OK, I am off to go dust off my old NES and collect some coins Cha-Ching!

Game Over

Game Over

Classic Video Games by Faux Sure

Here’s a great tee designed by Brooklyn based brand, Faux Sure. If you’re an old school gamer then this tee will bring twinkles to your eyes! My old school gamingness only goes back to the NES. I am remember how skilled I was in the art of blowing into the cartridge. Though, I am sure that for many of you gaming started before the NES. Atari anyone? I think I’m going to dust off my old Game Boy and play me some Super Mario. 

Classic Video Games

Here are two others tees from Faux Sure, in the same style as Classic Video Games. I really dig this style! All of the tees are printed on American Apparel and are available at Faux Sure’s Etsy Store for $21.50. Even better, you get a free tote bag with every order of $40 or more, which means that if you’re planing to pick up two tees then you get a free Faux Sure tote! 

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