I’m a member in good standing in some pretty prestigious clubs…

By Shawn Robare

I thought I wasn’t going to find time to post this week, but I didn’t want to sit on the following cool stuff for another month (considering I’m going into Halloween lockdown mode soon.)  I recently had a few extra bucks lying around (rare these days) and felt like it was a great opportunity to pick up some really cool stuff from a couple of really swell sites.

Up first is the mega-awesome 8-Bit Zombie Kid’s Club Pack!

I’ve been drooling over the neat clothes at 8-Bit Zombie for awhile, but I always tend to miss out on the shirts that I really want considering they’re released in pretty low print runs and tend to be gobbled up ultra fast.  So when I saw the tweet go out announcing the release of their new Kid’s Club pack I didn’t hesitate and ended up grabbing one post haste.  Let me tell you, I think I would have plunked down the price of admission for their retro custom lunch box alone.  Included in the pack are the super cool lunch box with artwork by Matthew Skiff (featuring such pop culture, cartoon and video game luminaries as Slimer, King Hippo, Cobra Commander, Mr. T, My Pet Monster, Skullface, and Castle Greyskull, as well as 8-Bit’s own Thrashor zombie skater), a club patch, a swell “Nickelodeon Slime” green club t-shirt, and a handful of stickers and buttons.  8BZ was also kind enough to include a vintage pack of Topps TMNT trading cards and a neat M.U.S.C.L.E. figure (#146, Playerman, the living record player!)

One of the aspects that I really dig about 8-Bit Zombie is their keen sense of design and ostentatious use of branding, which always gets me excited.  Heck, even the box they sent the club pack in was covered with awesome branded rubber stamps featuring some of their past t-shirt designs as well as their various 80s-inspired logos.  Sadly, the Kid’s Club Pack is currently sold out, but I’ve heard rumblings of future offerings in the works, so keep your eyes peeled and maybe you can also become a member in good standing…

The second awesome pack I picked up came from the multi-talented Tommy Day over at Top Hat Sasquatch

Tommy recently had a limited run of rad THS t-shirts screen-printed, and he’s currently offering them over at the site (though I’m not sure how many he has left, so if you want one you better head on over and put in an order!)  I was so excited to open the delivery, not only because the t-shirt is swell, but because he also packed a vintage TMNT goody bag to go along with the purchase.  It goes without saying that I love getting stickers, but the buttons and cool trading cards were a great bonus.  Believe it or not, that pack of ALF cards contained a card I desperately needed to complete my set!

  • Hey now! This is some really awesome stuff. I know that if I had been lucky enough to see these I would’ve jumped on the opportunity right away. I’m sure that whatever you paid for it was an absolute steal. I’ll be looking at 8 bit zombie from now on I suppose… Thanks!

  • Cody – It certainly making me want to do some sort of “Club” package for Branded, though for the life of me I have no idea what that would entail…

  • Two rad clubs with outstanding swag for both.

  • Tommy – Heck no! I keep seeing sites that are doing stuff like eating 25 year-old Batman cereal and stuff, and I just don’t get it. I value my taste-buds I guess… ;)

  • Did you eat the gum that came in your cards?

  • Reis – Yeah, I don’t take many photos of myself. Rather, my wife doesn’t snap any, and I tend to shy away from pictures. It takes a pretty bad ass t-shirt to make me snap a pic! ;)

  • Dex – Yeah, the day job has been killing me this year and I haven’t done much in the way of pre-work like I usually do. I at least have a concept, I just need to execute.

  • So, THAT’S what you look like.

  • Great stuff! That lunchbox is awesome. I’m just getting started on some Halloween posts now to give myself some breathing room over the next month.

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