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Space Invaders T-shirts

It was 40 years ago when Space Invaders first hit the arcades, which makes me feel very old indeed! Do you remember the feeling you had when you played Space Invaders for the very first time?

I remember playing the arcade version at our local youth club. A whole group of kids would gather around to watch you wipe out the lines of invaders that were forever creeping towards you, and it was that simple but menacing "dum dum" sound of the aliens which increased in speed that really got to me.

In 1980, the game was released on the Atari 2600 and helped to quadruple sales of the console. The arcade version was still highly popular, with Taito having sold around 300,000 cabinets in Japan alone by 1980.

One of the best ways to publicly show your appreciation for this true video gaming classic is with a T-shirt. There are bucketloads of superb designs available, and in this post I'm going to show you where to find the best designs.


I want to start by showing you some designs wh…

Cafe 80s T-shirts

Anyone who has watched the Back To The Future Part II movie (1989) will know the Cafe 80's was the nostalgic, but deliberately badly designed restaurant in Courthouse Square, Hill Valley which Marty McFly and Doc Brown visited in 2015 - in 1985 it was Lou's Aerobic Fitness Center.

If you're looking for a great 80s T-shirt or costume idea then a Cafe 80's theme is a quirky idea which is simple to create. Add the baseball cap that McFly wore in the film for a simple, but effective costume.


 You will find several suppliers selling this hat at both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.


This unofficial design is my favourite from all the Cafe 80's tops I've seen and features raglan sleeves to give it a retro baseball style. It features a skinny fit and comes in three sizes for women from 10 to 16. This design is only available in the UK, so apologies to our U.S. readers. However, see the next design below...

Although this tee doesn't have the raglan sleeves, it does feat…