@medz@sammydog01 When first scrolling through this thread I thought to myself that I wouldn’t mind if I ended up with a charmander. Feels pretty lucky that it showed up today, especially since I only got one shirt this go.
Everyone said I would get an awful shirt. I am quite happy with what arrived today. One classic meh… logo shirt and the Einstein face in equations. Next time I’m getting more! Thanks MEH for all the useless IRK coupons.
Second random shirt Monty Python theme I’ve gotten. First one a few months ago was the Black Knight VS! Arcade Fight shirt from the Holy Grail. This one is from the Life of Brian. I’m glad I’m old enough to recognize them otherwise it’s just an average optimistic shirt. Nothing special about the design. Kinda plain so I understand why it didn’t sell well.
Kinda plain so I understand why it didn’t sell well.
@braveit1 Actually what happens is that Mediocritee prints extra shirts in case of mishaps and for additional sales as designs are available for a couple weeks after debut. These random sales are these purposeful overruns.
Just got my mystery t-shirt and found a post/picture on IG. Reminds me of MY gear-head days WAY back in the day. It’s designed by @ Arinsart (on Instagram) if you’re interested in checking out their other stuff.
I personally would’ve loved to get anything with animals or insects but for a nightshirt this is great too! My last mystery t-shirt was Kermit the frog, LOVED IT!
@narfcake So this is probably going to be a silly question, at least I feel silly asking it but here it goes. How do you search things out, like is there a specific place to go? I usually go to Google and ask what I’m looking for and I’ll include the words meh .com. That’s the ONLY way I know, unless it’s something recent and then I’ll scroll down the forum titles. Thanks in advance for any tips.
Mystery shirts used to be my favorite thing (2nd to irks) and I think this is gonna be my last purchase. If I wanted to buy these shirts 6 months ago I would have (no offense to the people who made them at all) but I do it in hopes of getting something that’s old and hasn’t been seen in a long time. If your gonna reprint down the line of shirts at least give me a cool Halloween or Xmas one I’m kicking my self for not buying.
@Star2236 It’s not reprints, but the extra shirts that were preprinted in case of mishaps and for additional sales as designs are available for a couple weeks after debut. These random sales are these purposeful overruns.
Back in the days, shirt.woot had a randoms trading thread. Maybe it’s time for that to be a thing here?
@Star2236 Because I’m a shirt nerd and I understand how print shops operate?
It makes zero economic sense to go through the hassles of reimaging the screens, setting up the print machine, and remixing inks just to reprint a fresh batch of a few shirts to sell at a discount sale.
@narfcake@Star2236 narfcake is correct about the shirts. Once we pull a design from the press we rarely go back to print them again. In many cases, it’s not possible as we no longer have the rights to print more (all of our artists retain full rights to the designs following their run, which gives them the opportunity to sell them through a variety of other venues). When we do the random batch they’re the extra prints we have remaining from more recent design runs.
That’s not to say that there are no older designs in the leftovers bin, but the chances of you getting one are very rare as there are so few of them and so many shirts being sold.
That brought me back to the 9th grade when I first learned that whole printing process. I love watching those videos, thanks for sharing!
I also think that idea of having a trading thread where we can swap shirts is a great idea! I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for sure!
Got my shirts today. Not sure how it worked out but my husband got a star wars themed shirt and he is beyond excited. He was skeptical of my buying a shirt for him without knowing the design but it really is perfect and he will definitely wear it.