A few days ago I reviewed the 8-Bit Dynamic Life T-Shirt from ThinkGeek. I really dug that tee, however, if you’re looking for something a bit more fancy or Geek Chic then look no further than LIFE by Matt Leyen. This cardigan is so understated, relaxed, and cool. You’re a gamer, but you’re not screaming hardcore gamer when you use this cardigan. I admit, this cardigan is sexy.
Can you traverse the dangerous terrain of Ye Olde Dinosaur Land, to rescue the princess? If so then this is the T-Shirt for you. Or, maybe you just want a Super Mario mashup up map made to look like it was made in the 1500′s. If so then this is the T-Shirt for you. Or, maybe you just need to have everything even remotely related to the Super Mario Bros. and Nintendo. There are a ton of reasons why you should get this SplitReason T-Shirt. What are you waiting for?
Are you a geek? Do you love design? Maybe you should try your hand at the just launched 604Republic design contest. The contest is brand spanking new so the wonderful people over at 604Republic will be collecting submissions over the next few weeks and will then be launching their Design Gallery where people can vote on submitted designs. If your design is selected then as the artists you will receive $500 + $1 for every T-Shirt OR 15% of retail sales. Not to shabby. Check out the 604Republic Submit page to submit your geekily delicious designs!
Not sure of the type of designs that they are looking for? Check out some of my favorite 604Republic tees:
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!
In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear I Heart Mario and review I’ve Just Developed A Theory That Proves I’m Not A Nerd by Made With Awesome,Â a brand started in 2009 by Evan Ferstenfeld and Roni Lagin that specializes in original, off-the-wall slogans and cool tee designs that aspire to make you think just a little bit while you’re laughing your guts out.
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I’ve Developed A Theory That Proves I’m Not A Nerd by Made With Awesome.Pros: Shirt comes packaged in a clear plastic bag and included with the shirt were a few Made With Awesome stickers. The T-Shirt is printed on an American Apparel tee so you know that I am a fan of the sizing and fit. The print is nice and large, and more importantly, it’s soft. The shirt features a screen printed neck label with the name of the shirt and its creators.Â Cons: There is truly nothing that I disliked about the Made With Awesome tee or my Made With Awesome experience. Made With Awesome is in fact … awesome! They put out an excellent product and I think you try them out it you haven’t already. Price: $20.
Some random artwork spotted as we walked to around the awesome city of brotherly love, Philadelphia!
So in Philadelphia I’ve been told that there are three main places to get Philly Cheesesteaks: Pat’s, Geno’s and Jim’s. Jim’s Steaks is the best of the three in my opinion by a mile! They’re cheesesteaks are so mouth watering good that they’re awesome! beyond belief
IÂ Mario New York by Nintendo.Pros: A nice alternative to the basic I Heart NY tourist T-Shirt. When I first saw this shirt at Nintendo World in New York, my eyes just gravitated to it and I knew that I just had to have it. The shirt is screen printed on the front and back and is also tagless and features a screen printed label inside the neck.Â Cons: What cons? Well, the only con is that maybe you won’t be able to find this shirt anymore since I picked it up nearly three years ago. Price: $22.99.
To say that the Nintendo Entertainment System was a part of my childhood is quite an understatement. The original NES was in fact a big part of my childhood. I recall countless hours playing Super Mario Bros., Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, Rad Racer, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, just to name a few of my favorite titles. I remember leaving the NES on overnight just so that I could save my place in in a particular game and continue playing the next day. I remember vigorously blowing into cartridges to kick start them back to life. I remember the countless hours of fun that I had with my NES.
This list is built on that childhood love that I had for Nintendo. To this day, you can still catch me playing with the Nintendo Wii or my DS. The only difference now is that I can look good (and so can you) in Nintendo gear while I am gaming out. Enjoy the list!
I’d love to hear which one of these are your favorites and whether or not you own any of these tees! And if you know of a NINTENDO related shirt not on this list then please tell me about it. Leave a comment below in the comments section and let me know!
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1. The Plumbers Wardrobe by Split Reason, $18.95. Plumbing is serious business; you need to dress for success. The Amphibian suit is useful for underwater jobs, The raccoon suit for those hard to reach toilets in the clouds, and a doctor’s outfit is always nice to have on hand for… umm… we’ll let you use your imagination.
10. Game Over by Fuzzy Ink, $21. Wrinkled Koopa and his troopas are still misbehavin’, Piranhas poppin’ meds and an arthritic Princess needs savin’, with Yoshi underground and Luigi set on mute, it’s Mario’s time to shine in a weathered raccoon suit.
Mondays and ThreadlessÂ 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! Â 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.
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.Â
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!