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.
Rinkgear has launched a new site: GeekyJerseys.com, which will be the new home for buying geeky hockey jerseys! Click the link (or the picture, which features a Link) to head there now.
They’re starting things off with a bang: the Zelda 2.0 and SNES-inspired designs are now available until October 31st. In addition a few other designs from other artists are available, like a Freddy Kreuger-inspired design, and a design based on the American $100 bill.
A few more designs will be added real soon in what will be a busy holiday season for Rinkgear. Stay tuned for announcements!
June’s Game Of Thrones jerseys are done and will be shipping at the end of this week or next Monday. They look great, I am looking forward to my Mormont 97 jersey especially!
The next GoT offer will be a few months away, as there are plenty of other designs I want to get to! I can say for sure Targaryen will sit out the next round, and I’m going to do something all-new for the Direwolves (which are super-popular and impossible to retire).
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.
UPDATE: You can now grab a T-Shirt here.
Marcello De Feo and the good folks at Flyers Faithful asked me to design their T-Shirt for an upcoming NHL ’94 tournament that is a fundraiser for the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. I was all too happy to help them out. I love hockey, video games, art, and raising money for a good cause. It’s a win-win. Click the image above to see the T-Shirt design.
I hope they raise lots of money and have a good time. If you’re in Philly do check it out, it’ll be a party (they might still have a spot or two open for the tournament).
PS If I were attending the tournament, this is what all my opponents would see non-stop: