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And the second regeneration for Tardis hockey jerseys are done! They will be shipping out early next week for those who ordered. They look fantastic! Great work by Rinkgear as always.
The Shellhead order window is now closed. Right now there are no plans for an encore. Thanks to those who ordered one!
These bad boys are finito and will be shipped out on Monday. Looks like Rinkgear went off-spec by embroidering the back patch and adding some striping to the collar. Those evil guys. It’s hard to be upset with them for being late when they go the extra mile like this. OR are they always late because they go the extra mile?? Hmmmm
Great work by Rinkgear! The Direwolves jerseys are a modern classic, though I am heavily biased. That lace-up collar is sweet. Thanks to the good folks at Rinkgear who work hard putting these together.
Speaking of Rinkgear, I just got my Browncoats jersey today and I am pleased to report that they are indeed BROWN! They looked reddish in the pictures, our bad. A beautiful work of art – the main crest is amazing.
1. Some sad news: due to lack of interest, the Star Fox and General Lee-inspired jerseys will not proceed to production. Those few who ordered will be issued refunds in the next few days from Rinkgear. For those who don’t know, we need a minimum of 10 jerseys ordered to proceed.
This is the first time I’ve had to cancel some designs, so my deepest apologies to those who had their hearts set on getting one. I was really pumped about getting both myself.
The offer got a lot more word-of-mouth and promotion than the previous two offers combined, and had a longer order window, so I was optimistic these would stick the landing. I hoped the Star Fox jersey would be a nice follow-up to the Zelda jersey, and the General Lee design felt like a homerun. Again sorry to those who ordered one. Maybe in the future I’ll test the waters with these designs again (or a variant of them), so please stay tuned.
2. The Game Of Thrones poll has concluded. The three designs will be the Stark Direwolves 4.0, Targaryen Dragons 2.0, and the Night’s Watch. In light of the recent cancellations I will be putting a bit more polish into the designs, so I’ll need a few more days before I can post them and get an offer up and running.
3. Sequels! I get many requests for Tardis, Browncoats, and Zelda jerseys. They will get a 2.0 coat of paint and will be available in the coming weeks. I am just debating whether to lump them altogether with the new Thrones offer. SIX designs at once – makes me nervous. Worst-case scenario I hold off until June to drop them.
4. Delays. The recent delays for the Browncoats, Targaryen, and Direwolves were caused by a bunch of emergency orders that had to jump the queue (including some Voltron jerseys needed for C2E2). Rinkgear assures me that going forward they will be honoring a 6-8 week completion estimate. Apologies for any inconvenience the delays may have caused you. For the recent Star Fox/Potter/Dukes offer a good amount of pre-production was done to speed things up, which I will do for all offers going forward.
Here is a second sneak peek at the Voltron 2.0 jerseys. As you can see, it features an embroidered crest, twill letters and numbers, and several patches. This one is the first to roll off the assembly line, the rest will be completed this week. They will ship sometime next week.
Looks beautiful, doesn’t it? I love the simplicity – matches my simpleton tastes.