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Halo vs. Ecko Shirts Go On Sale

Master Chief joins the Still Free Crew, results are kind of bland.

As someone who's been known to wear Ecko clothing from time to time and as someone who liked Halo (well, Halo 3, anyway), you would think that Ecko's limited edition Halo t-shirts would be right up my alley. But surprise! They all look kind of awful and feel like they were designed for people who want others to think they like Halo, as opposed to people who, you know, actually like Halo. It doesn't help that the descriptions are written in some lame kind of attempt at gaming shorthand. Take this one, for example.

Limited Edition Halo tees are a tribute to this legendary video game trilogy. Don't get Pwned! Laser shooting Spartans make up the screenprint design of this Halo tee. 100% cotton. Machine wash. Imported.

Gee, it's a good thing someone threw "Don't get Pwned" into that description. As an avid game enthusiast, I don't feel comfortable spending money with people who can't speak my language. Thanks, Ecko, for "keeping it real" on these shirts. Here's a look at a few of them, but you'll need to go to the Ecko online store if you want to see all six. 
    
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Posted by Jeff

As someone who's been known to wear Ecko clothing from time to time and as someone who liked Halo (well, Halo 3, anyway), you would think that Ecko's limited edition Halo t-shirts would be right up my alley. But surprise! They all look kind of awful and feel like they were designed for people who want others to think they like Halo, as opposed to people who, you know, actually like Halo. It doesn't help that the descriptions are written in some lame kind of attempt at gaming shorthand. Take this one, for example.

Limited Edition Halo tees are a tribute to this legendary video game trilogy. Don't get Pwned! Laser shooting Spartans make up the screenprint design of this Halo tee. 100% cotton. Machine wash. Imported.

Gee, it's a good thing someone threw "Don't get Pwned" into that description. As an avid game enthusiast, I don't feel comfortable spending money with people who can't speak my language. Thanks, Ecko, for "keeping it real" on these shirts. Here's a look at a few of them, but you'll need to go to the Ecko online store if you want to see all six. 
    
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Posted by RossCowan

They're all terrible.

Posted by TimeWaffle

those are horrible shirts

Posted by ArbitraryWater

...I wouldn't wear any of those shirts and I like Halo.

Posted by CitizenKane

Wow, all of those designs are terrible.  They're like what middle school boys wear to make them think they look cool.

Edited by Heartagram

Yeah those are pretty fucking horrible. You can go to Hot Topic and Find better video game shirts.

Posted by JJWeatherman

As previously mentioned, all terrible.

Posted by Revell

I got one of the MGS4 shirts from a similar Japanese promotion. Wish they were more in that style.

Posted by Rotnac

those shirts are awful...the least worst of the bunch imo is the 'Ecko Halo Seek And Destroy T-Shirt'. id get that one if it didnt have all that 'SEEKandDESTROY' stuff on the top.

Edited by TwoOneFive

i dont like them. o well. they just look like crap. 

Posted by SunKing

I'm still waiting for the Chie "Never!" T-shirt.

Edited by _Phara0h_

this seems the best one of them all but still UGLY

Posted by PowerSerj

What in the sweet holy hell is going on in that first one? Who in the fuck let that design get past the concept stage?

Posted by Rotnac
@THAfara0 said:
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this seems the best of the lot but still UGLY
"
i think it would of looked even nicer if they at least took the time to finish cutting out the blue sky. -_-"
Posted by zombie2011

wow those look horrible

Posted by phlegms

Oh jesus, did they try to make them look shit on purpose?

Posted by EmptyQuarter

Wow. Horrendous!

Posted by Vinchenzo

"Hey I have an idea. Let's place a bunch of Master Chiefs scattered about the t-shirt. Some will even be upside down. No wait, how about a spiral of Master Chiefs disppearing toward the center. No wait, let's make something that gangbangers who play Xbox 360 will wear. Well, let's make them all."

Posted by Hector

Ewwww.

Posted by TheHBK

I know you like these Ecko shirts but no offense jeff...Have you seen this guy?  He is a total douchebag, no one should wear anything by that guy.

Posted by Djstyles92

those look terrible...why would they  make them?

Posted by SilverArrows

Way too noisy .... how about a coherent design, and not just something that looks like vomit.

Posted by Nintaiyo
Hahaha, why does this shirt have 12 (visible) Master Cheifs on it? Is that necessary?
What a ridiculous design.
Posted by Hockeymask27
@THAfara0 said:
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this seems the best one of them all but still UGLY
"

agreed
Posted by Nerje

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAfail

Posted by Gav47

Jeff, I want your "T-shirt!" T-shirt, were did you get it?

Posted by Lyphen

Disgusting, even the most obese of neckbearders wouldn't wear these tarps.

Posted by nickyvegas

These look like a joke.  I can't imagine people liking these.

Posted by Dandy

Don't get Pwned

Posted by samman6
@RossCowan:

They all look pretty cool to me, its obvious that most of the people here fit into a certain fashion demographic that is entirely different then the ecko demographic
Posted by Vincenzo

just terrible

Posted by lacke
@THAfara0 said:
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this seems the best one of them all but still UGLY
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I actually like that one. The other ones are ugly but that one, I would buy that. Not for the price that they are asking though, maybe around €15-20.
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Posted by stokerd

Wow! Those are really bad. It is like an intern designer had free reign and just put anything they thought was "cool" there. Ugh.

Posted by cikame

I can copy paste a picture of a dude in a spiral and sell it!!!??

Posted by Azteck

Why.... would anyone even consider these designs? It's like an amateur photoshopper made them.

Posted by Subject2Change
@samman6 said:
" @RossCowan: They all look pretty cool to me, its obvious that most of the people here fit into a certain fashion demographic that is entirely different then the ecko demographic "
The demographic or wearing poorly designed shirts? I am fine with some of the "thug" shirts out there and often feel they look good but would never wear or own one, these however are just really really poorly designed and from someone who is not a halo fan in the slightest feel bad for HALO as an IP. I wear graphic print tees daily and like unqiueness, art style and well color but these really just look bad besides maybe that yellow one that everyone else feel is decent looking and not some spiral pattern of master chief.
Posted by Demonstride

These shirts are horrible looking.

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Posted by MeatSim

These look like someone hasty pasted the images on with photoshop.

Posted by PeasForFees

They are all shit

Posted by stinky

these are terrible.


free head shots? someone is offering to stand still for  you? i don't get it.
or if you wear that shirt you want someone to end it all for you?

Posted by Daftasabat

Hey guys if ya don't like em, send em my way, us brits are always short changed on merchandise over here, not to mention the $-£ ratio, now that sucks! If something is $30 in the US is £30 here in the UK!

Posted by Brackynews

Ecko marketing meeting wiretap


"Okay people, what's our target demo?"
Shlub-1: "Avid game enthusiasts?"
Shlub-2: "Gamers!"
Shlub-3: "People who like to Pwn."
Shlub-2: "...Or by corollary, do not like to be Pwned."
"Great, let's go with that.  Johnson, get that sales description up in the next 3 minutes, or I'll give you a halo."
Posted by ChunkyB

I'd rather see a "Halo vs. Ecco" shirt. That's a matchup for the ages.

Posted by JackiJinx

I bet they got 12 year olds to design them.

Posted by Seedofpower

Give it a month and they all will be 75% off.

Posted by PeasForFees
@JackiJinx said:
" I bet they got 12 year olds to design them. "
Average Halo audience
Posted by sgjackson

I read the "free head shots" shirt as "free nerd shots" and it was 100 times funnier. I probably buy the nerd shots shirt if it has anything but Halo on it.

Posted by Chewii101

Looks like Mr. Ecko threw up on his Halo 3 disk and decided that was the new clothes line for his company. 

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Among the worst shirt designs I've ever seen...

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