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Monday, 27 February 2017

Space Invaders T-shirts

It was 39 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.

Space Invaders Cabinet Monster Black Gamer T-ShirtSpace Invaders Monster Baseball Tee -Unisex Sized Base Ball T Shirt T-Shirt - Mens Black and White, XX-Large XXLSpace Invaders Monster Baseball Tee -Unisex Sized Base Ball T Shirt T-Shirt - Womens Black and White, XX-Large XXL

I want to start by showing you some designs which feature the monster from the arcade cabinet. We all remember him don't we? Well, maybe you're not old enough, but he certainly made the cabinet more visually appealing.

Try as I might, I could not find the T-shirts above on the U.S. Amazon. However, you may also like to try ebay where the design is also being sold. The suppliers are UK based, but will ship to the U.S.

Space Invaders Monster Shirts at ebay (UK, US, Canada, Australia)

Space Invaders T-shirts at Redbubble.com

Redbubble have a very unique range of tees designed by independent artists. There are no official designs, but It's a great place to find a quirky design that is not being sold anywhere else and you'll also be supporting a cash-strapped individual artist. They ship worldwide and each design is available for men and women and can be printed on a wide range of tops.

See all Space Invaders Shirts at Redbubble

Here is an example of what's available...



I particularly like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles invaders design is printed on both the front and back of the tee. You can choose from 18 colours and sizes up to 3XL.

If you owned an Atari 2600, then you will probably also remember that artwork on the game box which is featured in the first tee above.

Space Invaders T-shirts at Amazon.com (United States)

As you would expect, there are plenty of suppliers selling tees at Amazon. Below is a selection of my favourite designs. It's just a tiny example of what's available, of course. Prices are competitive and you'll also find official designs here. Scroll down for the UK store.

View All Space Invaders Shirts at Amazon.com

Classic Retro Space Invaders Graphic Printed Unisex Men / Women T-shirt - Black - LargeMen's Space Invaders 80s T-Shirt, BlackXX-Large Charcoal Adult Space Invaders Retro Gaming Triblend T-ShirtSpace invaders Retro Raglan T-Shirt


Space Invaders T-shirts at Amazon UK

Here are my four picks from the British store. I particularly like the first design which has a distressed look and it will look like you've owned it for quite some time.
Space Invaders T-Shirt Mens Black Top Tee T Shirt LargeChristmas Space Invaders Men's T-ShirtSpace Invaders Men's Headphones Regular Fit Short Sleeve T-Shirt, Black, X-LargeLOGOSHIRT Men's Space Invaders-from Outer Space Casual Shirt, Black, Medium


Space Invaders T-shirts at Tostadora

Tostadora have a great range of very reasonably priced T-shirts. They ship to the UK and across Europe. Here are my top four picks.

See All Space Invaders T-shirts at Tostadora

Darth Vader Invaders Star Wars T-shirtMono Space Invaders T-shirt for MenSpace Invaders Red T-shirt1970s Space Invaders Logo T-shirt

The first design features the clever use of the word Vader, and if you're a fan of both Star Wars and the classic game then this is the perfect T-shirt!

I would like to leave you with the following two designs which are available at 8Ball T-shirts. They ship globally with free delivery available in the UK.



Well, I hope I have helped you to choose from a substantial range of tees.

You may also want to visit the following pages at my website;

Space Invaders T-shirts at Simplyeighties.com (UK)

Space Invaders Free Game at Simplyeighties.com


Thursday, 9 February 2017

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.


Back To The Future II Cap
Marty McFly Baseball Cap
 You will find several suppliers selling this hat at both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

Cafe 80's Baseball Raglan Sleeve Tee
Cafe 80's Raglan Sleeve Ladies Shirt

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...

Official Cafe 80's Tee for Women (US)
Although this tee doesn't have the raglan sleeves, it does feature the official logo from the movie and comes in five sizes up to XX-large. This one is only available in the U.S. at Amazon.

Light Blue Cafe 80's T-shirt for Men
Men's Cafe 80's T-shirt
This design is available from Cafepress through Amazon UK and comes in three colour choices. I couldn't actually find the design on the actual Cafepress website, which is quite bizarre. If you're from the U.S. then you'll find lots of suppliers selling this design (for men and boys) at Amazon.com and you can sort through them for the best price.

You will also find this design available for a great price at 8Ball T-shirts who ship to both the US and UK, as well as Australia and Canada.

Deep Blue Cafe 80's T-shirt for Women
Ladies T-shirt by Truffleshuffle
This soft feel, slim fit Tee by Truffleshuffle at Amazon UK has a distressed look logo and comes in three sizes. If you're from the US then you will find a similar design at 8Ball T-shirts who have very competitive prices.

Pepsi Perfect Cafe 80's T-shirt for Men
Pepsi Perfect T-shirt for Men
An alternative design is this one by Skreened available at Amazon.com. You may remember that Pepsi Perfect was sold in Cafe 80's for a whopping $50 per bottle! This shirt comes in a big choice of colors and sizes.

You'll also find a similar design available at Redbubble.com (who ship worldwide) along with a nice range of other Back To The Future inspired designs. Below is every Cafe 80s related shirt I could find. All of these designs are available for men and women and can be printed on a wide range of tops.

Pepsi Perfect Unisex TeePepsi Perfect Long Sleeve ShirtCafe 80s Tee by RedbubbleAlternative Cafe 80s Unisex T-shirtReverse Cafe 80s Logo T-shirtCafe 80s Baseball Raglan Sleeve T-shirtUnique Cafe 80s Unisex T-shirt80s Triangles T-shirt for Adults

Here are some links which will show all the Cafe 80s T-shirt designs available at each store;

Amazon UK

Amazon US

8Ball T-shirts (UK and US)

Back To The Future II T-shirt Movie Cafe 80s Adult Light Blue Shirt, 3XLBack To The Future II Ladies T-shirt Movie Cafe 80s Light Blue Shirt, 2XLBack To The Future II Juniors T-shirt Movie Cafe 80s Light Blue Shirt , MediumWomens Back to the Future Cafe 80s T Shirt80sTees.com Men's Back to the Future II Cafe 80s Shirt Light Blue LargeBack To The Future II Cafe 80s Ladies Junior Fit T-Shirt Medium Light Blue2016 Fashion HEMQ Cafe 80s T-ShirtsCafePress - Cafe 80'S - Womens Cotton T-Shirt, Crew Neck, Comfortable & Soft Classic Tee
Womens Back to the Future Cafe 80s T ShirtCafePress - 88 MPH Baseball Jersey - Cotton Baseball Jersey, 3/4 Raglan Sleeve ShirtCafePress - Cafe 80'S - Womens Crew Neck Cotton T-Shirt, Comfortable & Soft Classic TeeCafePress - Cafe 80??S ??? Back To The Future T-Shirt - Unisex Crew Neck 100% Cotton T-Shirt, Comfortable and Soft Classic Tee with Unique DesignCafePress - Cafe 80?s ? Back to the Future T-Shirt - Unisex Crew Neck 100% Cotton T-Shirt, Comfortable & Soft Classic Tee with Unique Design
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