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#1 Posted by Riezner (443 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey folks, as you may or may not know, I'm in charge of merchandise for Whiskey Media. From your yearly member shirts, to the Tested Blockhead tees and coffee cups, to the Giant Bomb hoodies. And as you no doubt noticed, I didn't mention Comic Vine in there. That's why I'm coming to you. I need your help. Ideas on the type of merchandise you all would like to see. T-Shirts? If so, what kind of design? What other types of items? 


Reply with stuff you'd like to see/pay for in our official Whiskey Media store. While I obviously cannot guarantee that the items you all suggest will be made and sold in our store, I'll certainly take all ideas the community thinks up to heart! I'm all eyes.
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#2 Posted by Icarusflies (13005 posts) - - Show Bio

ZOMG, FINAALLLLY!!!!


Baseball caps, more t-shirts (both the CV logo and famous homage covers done CV style), stickers, travel mugs.
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#3 Posted by Shanana (58637 posts) - - Show Bio

Offical CV Shirts, with Our usernames on them


HELLO!
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#4 Posted by texasdeathmatch (13339 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha said:
" Offical CV Shirts, with Our usernames on them

HELLO!
"
that would be so DOPE
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#5 Posted by CDviper (9135 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweat bands with CV on them

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#6 Posted by Icarusflies (13005 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha said:
" Offical CV Shirts, with Our usernames on them

HELLO!
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YES. SO MUCH WIN.
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#7 Posted by Riezner (443 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always loved custom stitching on tees. That's a possibility.

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#8 Posted by Shanana (58637 posts) - - Show Bio

YESSSSSSSSS i know what i'll be buying! 



Um i'll think of other stuff
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#9 Posted by spider-man 2996 (726 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha said:
"Offical CV Shirts, with Our usernames on them

HELLO!
"

That would be so cool. Mugs, baseball caps
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#10 Posted by goldenshot80 (7455 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha said:
" Offical CV Shirts, with Our usernames on them

HELLO!
"
YEs!!
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#11 Posted by TheCerealKillz (10332 posts) - - Show Bio

Comic Vine Condoms.....


and Thus was my 2,000 post on Comic Vine...
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#12 Posted by Mercy_ (94460 posts) - - Show Bio

Mugs, shirts (the Whiskey Media shirts are amazingly soft and comfy).


@Sha said:
" Offical CV Shirts, with Our usernames on them

HELLO!
"
YES. 
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#13 Posted by CATPANEXE (9505 posts) - - Show Bio

still want CV underpants! and i'm still waiting for the chocolate mints and a pony too. -._.-

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#14 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14560 posts) - - Show Bio

i could go for a comicvine username tshirt lol

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#15 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19706 posts) - - Show Bio

Everything...



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#16 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha said:
" Offical CV Shirts, with Our usernames on them

HELLO!
"
This
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#17 Posted by ViciousCesar! (2356 posts) - - Show Bio
Vinyl stickers and 1 inch buttons. 
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#18 Posted by gmanfromheck (41915 posts) - - Show Bio
@Riezner: Why not a "Hello, my name is..." image on there and they can simply write it in with a sharpie? Or just leave it blank.
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#19 Posted by inferiorego (25408 posts) - - Show Bio

A shirt remembering the day Tom Pinchuk destroyed me in MvC3

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#21 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
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#22 Posted by CATPANEXE (9505 posts) - - Show Bio

oh! action figures! or better still Comicvine Minimates! ^_^

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#23 Posted by azza04 (1920 posts) - - Show Bio

It has to be something to do with comics. I'm thinking you should make special ComicVine wallets/sleeves which we can put our individual comic issues in. Then you can sell a folder with the comicvine logo and some cool character designs on it, which we can store all our issues in.

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#24 Posted by hydrabob--defunct (14985 posts) - - Show Bio

Mugs are always good

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#25 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19149 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego said:
" A shirt remembering the day Tom Pinchuk destroyed me in MvC3 "
I would pay money for that.
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#26 Posted by lagoon_boy (11336 posts) - - Show Bio
The T-shirt with our username on it would be sweet.
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#27 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (11021 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha: That would be so cool. I would buy it. 
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#28 Posted by goldenshot80 (7455 posts) - - Show Bio
@Riezner:  Are you guys actually going to take some ideas and actually have it be sold to users?
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#29 Posted by Mercy_ (94460 posts) - - Show Bio
@goldenshot80: There is a Whiskey Media store, so I'm assuming that that's why they're asking. :P
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#30 Posted by Riezner (443 posts) - - Show Bio
@goldenshot80: @The Dark Huntress: I'm definitely using this thread to get a gauge of what the Comic Vine community would like to buy. We've sold Giant Bomb and Tested merchandise, and I want to make sure we get some Comic Vine stuff made soon. Keep the ideas coming!
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#31 Posted by goldenshot80 (7455 posts) - - Show Bio
Maybe comicvine could see comicbooks too??
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#32 Posted by Decept-O (8078 posts) - - Show Bio


 

 

I echo Icarusflies comment, and would like baseball caps and ( black ) T-shirts with the Comic Vine logo.   Just the lettering of Comic Vine would suffice. 

 

 I talked to one of my Pharmacists after I noticed she was wearing a TMNT shirt.  I suggested she check out Comic Vine.  She and she and her husband love the site. 

 

 Having something with the logo on display in terms of clothing or other gear would be a great way to promote your site.   It would get people talking.  It would get me to tell others about the site. 

 

 Free advertising for Comic Vine!

 

It also would help me personally because I can at least tell the wimmens *ahem* that I have some of my artwork on the site.  Hey, I need help where I can get it!

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#33 Posted by Battlepig (285 posts) - - Show Bio

Heh, coincidentially, I have written about this in my first and to date only blog post here.

Basically, keep it simple. I have included advice on what I'd put on a shirt in the comments. For your convenience, here they are, copypasted. After being asked by @G-Man about what I'd put on the shirts, I said this:

 It's probably easier if we go the other way around. What to not put on a shirt.

  • Funny captions or a witty statement: Who hasn't looked at a person with an "I'm with stupid"-shirt and rolled his eyes? And if it's an insider joke from this site, nobody will get it, since the world is rather big compared to this site.
  • Faces. A drawing that is a two-dimensional represenation of a three dimensional thing that we see every day and assoicate a specific form with is a bad idea because we do react strongly when that thing with all its associations and fixed points of references is distorted. And no matter how good a face might look on a drawing board, you will not be able to make it look good on a T-Shirt. Because everyone who sees it will react negatively before they go "That's nice art. I wonder what the shirrt is about". it's a subconscious thing and we can't help it.
  • Something that covers three quarters of the shirt.
  • Something that stigmatizes people. The first thing people notice about a person is their clothing and the way they look. So making a shirt is - and this sounds astonishingly stupid - quite a responsibility,since you're the one who tells the world who the wearer is.

So here's what you could do:
  • The simple route would be to just put the site's logo on the chest of the shirt and offer a light and dark shirt. Black and white are not bad choices for they are basic enough to not distract from the logo. When making a shirt that is - to an extent - an advertisement for something, the fabric itself should not be distracting from the "main event".
  • Put a symbol that represents the site on the chest and the site's logo on the sleeve. People always underestimate the sleeves on shirts and think that they're just "sort of... there". But the things on the sleeve should be small, since they're a real eyecatcher. People are not used to seeing something on a sleeve, so they're bound to look at it.
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#34 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8416 posts) - - Show Bio

Something like this would be cool:

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#35 Posted by ImperiousRix (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

How about a 3 Minute Expert shirt with the caption,

"Trust Me... I'm an Expert"
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#36 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82986 posts) - - Show Bio

I want a T-Shirt with an embroidered picture of Babs and Tyrese standing side by side on the front with the Caption, "He's the Geek " and then on the back its a picture of Babs from her rap video with the caption "And I'm the Rapper"
 http://www.comicvine.com/comic-vine-rap/112-572/

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#37 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8416 posts) - - Show Bio
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#39 Posted by ms__omega (5011 posts) - - Show Bio

 Babs & G-Man action figures

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#41 Posted by OldManDuncan (11513 posts) - - Show Bio

How about bobble heads?

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#42 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (5251 posts) - - Show Bio

Voodoo dolls.

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#43 Posted by inferiorego (25408 posts) - - Show Bio
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#44 Posted by inferiorego (25408 posts) - - Show Bio
@Omega Ray Jay said:
" @TheGoldenOne said:
" @Billy Batson said:
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a DVD: the best of IE's stand-up comedy ( length: 5 minutes :p ) 


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LOL "

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Id buy it. "
"Thanks DVD I stored my jokes on!"

Someone has seen my youtube videos I take it.

"Thanks paper I wrote the jokes on!"
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#45 Posted by Billy Batson (59584 posts) - - Show Bio
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#46 Posted by inferiorego (25408 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:
" @inferiorego said:
" @Billy Batson said:
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a DVD: the best of IE's stand-up comedy ( length: 5 minutes :p ) 


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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! "

what kinda laugh is that?

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a normal one?
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#47 Posted by Billy Batson (59584 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego said:
" @Billy Batson said:
" @inferiorego said:
" @Billy Batson said:
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a DVD: the best of IE's stand-up comedy ( length: 5 minutes :p ) 


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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! "

what kinda laugh is that?

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a normal one? "

...not a Joker laugh :(

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#48 Posted by Final Arrow (24392 posts) - - Show Bio
Baseball cap and what Sha said
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#49 Posted by CapFanboy (5590 posts) - - Show Bio
@CDviper said:
" Sweat bands with CV on them "
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#50 Posted by Caligula (12660 posts) - - Show Bio

Fitted Baseball caps, with the logo on the front, and custom username on the back. Preferably in large sizes like 8 1/2, because i have a big dome.

And a Hello My Name is Shirt like G-Man suggested.

Also I heart Namor shirts.