GBAtemp T-shirt Contest Winner #1

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Jun 18, 2010.


Considering its price and quality, will you purchase the t-shirt?

  1. Yes, I am 100% certain to purchase it.

    1 vote(s)
  2. No, I will not purchase it.

    0 vote(s)
  3. I am undecided at this point.

    0 vote(s)
  1. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    On behalf of the staff, I am happy to announce today the first winner of the GBAtemp T-shirt Design Competition!

    There's been some amazing entries from a lot of people. And believe me, we have had lengthy debates in the staff forum & IRC channel as to which designs should be retained. None of the winning entries pleased everyone. In fact, that first winning entry was highly appreciated by most of the staff, but some of them were stronlgy opposed to having it produced. All in all, it's extremely difficult to please everyone, and we expect that some of you will not appreciate that first design. However, like we stated before, there will be at least 5 different t-shirts produced. We'll do our best to please everyone with our overall selection, if that's physically possible.

    Without further ado: the first winner is Orc with his amazing 8-bit Famicom-style black shirt design! As promised Orc will be perceiving a share of the benefits on the sales, as well as a free t-shirt sample. Note that the preview photo has watermarking (ORC ORC ORC...) which the final design will not have.

    About that, there's something you'll be interested in knowing: the price. There are multiple factors to be considered. First, we have established as a requirement that all t-shirts should be produced from quality material. I have already sent ShopTemp a sample of what I expect in terms of quality. Second, there's the cost of shipping to be considered. And third, other fees such as PayPal and the benefits for designers. We've tried to keep the price as low as possible, keeping in mind that those shirts are primarily intended for the community, and not for profit. As a result of our -once again- lengthy debates we've decided that the price of a shirt, shipping included, should be $12. Moreover if you order the shirt together with some other products such as the SCDSTWO, Dingoo and many more, the price of the shirt will be under $10.

    Now this is a first for us. Although the staff was pretty happy about that design, we have no idea how you guys are going to react. Are you liking the shirt? Are you going to buy it at that price? We need answers before we start production. We need to know if we should produce tens, hundreds or thousands. We're counting on you for answering this poll honestly by informing us of your intentions. Of course the poll will not be taken as a definitive answer- there's a big difference between voting in a poll and actually purchasing something.

    So here is a summary of the information:
    • T-shirts will be made off solid material, overall quality will be excellent
    • Retail price will be $12 for the shirt alone, but when bundled with other items it'll go down to $10
    • Please vote letting us know what you think about it: will you be buying it?
    To vote in the poll simply open this very thread by clicking the "Comment" link below. Thanks in advance for your honesty!
  2. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    PS: if you vote for "undecided" or "no, I will not purchase it", could you please tell us why? just reply to this thread.
  3. Gore

    Gore GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Oct 15, 2007
    United States
    I voted undecided, because I can't really guarantee I'd buy but it's like a 70%, I do want one.
    I decided I don't care if it's nerdy. [​IMG]

    p.s. I hope mthr is my homeboy is one of the secondary winners [​IMG]
  4. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    Yes. I will buy it. It's sexy.
    If it's $12 that will be around £8 plus whatever shipping.
  5. MarkDarkness

    MarkDarkness Deliverator

    Dec 17, 2009
    I'm undecided at this point. It's a cool shirt and all, but it doesn't really convey anything that represents GBAtemp in any practical sense. It's not like people will look at it and just "get it", if you know what I mean. The way I see it, these t-shirts are a way for you to become a moving ad for something you care about (well, that's how I use my xkcd t-shirt, anyway), and this doesn't cut it.
  6. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

    Dec 18, 2008
    United States
    Middle of the ocean.
    I'm undecided. As much as I like it I don't know if I will put money aside to buy one. [​IMG]
  7. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2007
    Depths of Nuclear powerplant
  8. exangel

    exangel executioner angel

    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    I chose Undecided because I have to consider other uses for my money first in the near future. I want it but don't know when will be the best time for me to buy it. I don't tend to buy new clothes but next time I need a shirt I'll be having this in mind ^-^
  9. hullo8d

    hullo8d GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 17, 2010
    United States
    I don't mean to sound like an asshole, but it looks like something a child would wear.
  10. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    :x I read it wrong. That's even more better [​IMG]
  11. MicroChip123

    MicroChip123 Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Its a good design but i just could not see my self wearing it.
  12. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    the winning design is a bit to 90s and 14yr old fanboy-ish for me. i can easily see how much time was put into drawing all the pixels but i'll have to pass on this design. i'm hoping for something a bit more modern, with that classic feel, which can be worn out every day.

    i'm a little bit confused over what the image is? is it suppose to be the gbatemp mascot wearing some type of heavy metal armor? what is that radio antenna thing on its head? is that like the "gaming" signal that kills all your retro enemies?

    this would have been a great shirt during grade school, but alas i am now in my 30s and i can't see myself wearing this anywhere. then again, if mag staff could have gone to e3 i would have worn it there.

    $12 is really cheap, by the way. i own a few custom shirts from various artists and i usually pay around $45+ for those.

    this would make a great shirt for a retro gbatemp 8bit chiptunes heavy metal band!!

    -another world
  13. SylvWolf

    SylvWolf Ave Dominus Nox

    Jul 30, 2007
    United States
    East Coast, USA
    That's an awesome design, but I'm not sure if I'd buy it. The price is great for a logo shirt, but most of my friends aren't pirates, so it'd be a little out of place.
  14. Infinite Zero

    Infinite Zero Almost!

    Apr 25, 2010
    United States
    I dont have any means of purchasing online. So it's undecided
  15. CamulaHikari

    CamulaHikari Kami Kurai

    Jul 10, 2008
    The Chocolate Factory~<3
    I'm not sure yet. I think a GBAtemp t-shirt is awesome. But I don't really see myself wearing this one, but maybe I get one for my nephew, he said he really liked the design~!
  16. MeowTheMouse

    MeowTheMouse GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 2, 2008
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    great design, but I think that gba"kid" or gba"boy" or man or whatever is ruining the shirt.
  17. fluffykiwi

    fluffykiwi GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 24, 2002
    I think the price is great, but the design just doesnt tempt be to buy. Nothing against the design, it just isnt something I'd wear, but then as a 43 year old father, I'm probably not the target audience.

    btw I've also never really liked the mascot much, so probably not surprising I'm not buying a shirt.
  18. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    I'll buy it. Definitely. It'll be the first thing I buy from ShopTemp. Congrats Orc! [​IMG]
  19. Lametta

    Lametta GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 21, 2008
    agreed, I wont buy one because I simply dont like the design *shrugs*
  20. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

    Oct 21, 2005
    Somewhere in this potatoland!

    1st, congrats to orc for winning!

    2nd, Why not:
    - It's a nice design, but i think it's not fit for regular use as a 40 year old aduld
    - It's more for the young ppl
    - The "gbatemp" design is not what i like, the cross/sword as T just doesn't fit in the gbatemp word
    - the gbatemp guy is to agressive comming out

    I do like the NES "Game Start" and "Password" words on it [​IMG]