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There Are Two New Shirts In The Store!

You don't even have to pre-order these; they're just...there!

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Hey, there are a couple of new shirts in the store! That is the point of this news story. I am informing you that there are two new shirts in the store! They are the Giant Bomb Collegiate tee-shirt, perfect for those lazy Monday morning keg parties, and the Old Games shirt, with which you can boast your allegiance to games that perhaps have a bit of a musty smell about them, but they’re fine! They’re fine; they’re just a bit long in the tooth. Why does that saying mean “old,” anyway? Last I checked teeth don’t get longer when you get old. No one has vampire fangs just because they’re 90. (But it’d be cooler if they did.)

Anyway, we’ve reorganized the store a bit, so each variant of the shirt is going to have its own URL now. It’s a bit more complicated but it’s going to help our store partners with some stuff, so...sorry! These are not pre-order sales; everything is ready to buy RIGHT NOW. Remember: if you don’t exercise your constitutionally-protected rights to buy stuff online, you might lose them. Kendall Jenner fought for you; will you disappoint her by not buying these shirts?

Have some URLS!

As always, this warning about customs charges applies:

Customs charges

We have had a larger-than-usual number of reports of customs/tariffs charges being applied to Giant Bomb merchandise shipments to non-U.S. addresses. Usually these shipments will be held up at a customs office and require an additional payment to be released and shipped to the final destination. Unfortunately we cannot take responsibility for these charges and cannot issue refunds for them. If you live overseas, you may want to check with your customs office to see what amount of imported items will trigger these charges. Apologies!

And if you haven’t ordered anything in a while, we now offer Fedex International Mail Shipping, which has it’s own little warning, which I’m going to copy and paste because it’s like 7 PM on a Friday and I want to leave this office!

Your package was shipped via Fed-ex International mail service, which does not include tracking because FIMS shipping allows Fedex to group a number of packages in one big parcel to deliver to the country in question, at which point the local postal service will take over the final steps of delivery to your home. This greatly reduces the cost of shipping but unfortunately makes it impossible to provide tracking numbers for these shipments. Your package should arrive in 3-4 weeks.

As always, you can email orders at socialimprints.com if you have questions about an order, or support at giantbomb.com if you have any concerns about other stuff! Enjoy your life and things that make you happy! Good bye!

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Damn that Collegiate shirt looks fiiiiiiiiine

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Too much arch in the Collegiate shirt text for me.

Maybe next time one of those "property of ... athletic department" shirts?

Like this:

http://www.giftsforyounow.com/personalized-propert-of-t-shirt-31226x.aspx

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I want the "Old Games" design on a coffee mug/pint glass.

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Thanks for all of the legal warnings Rorie. It is always good for folks to have a heads up on this info prior to committing to make a purchase. Great job as always.

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The phrase "long in the tooth" comes from horses. Since their teeth grow throughout their life, and their gums recede as they get older, it goes to reason that an old horse would have long looking teeth!

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I like that old games is used instead of retro games.... its just different.

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@rorie Nice work on the write ups for each shirt...

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My email to Rorie this week triggered that last paragraph being necessary! Go me :P

Love my new shirts! Wearing one right now!

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i only play the oldest games.

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Do all shirts fit the same? I purchased shirts in the past and expected the same fit when I got my The Run shirt, but it was much larger than expected at medium. Don't want to make the same mistake.

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Do all shirts fit the same? I purchased shirts in the past and expected the same fit when I got my The Run shirt, but it was much larger than expected at medium. Don't want to make the same mistake.

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I get why Jeff would think it would be cool to have that shirt just say "Old Games" but I really would have liked some sort of Giant Bomb branding on it somewhere.

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@rorie: What brand of shirt is used for the collegiate shirt?

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I'm spooked of ordering a GB shirt - the one I ordered a while ago (https://store.giantbomb.com/products/giant-bomb-script-logo-tee) was so tight around the neck I couldn't wear it (and I don't have a big neck!). I skipped the This Is The Run shirt because the size chart was so vague, and the reviews for the base shirt on Amazon, etc. were all over the place ('runs big', 'runs small', 'shrinks in the wash').

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I like the rushed tone of trying to get out the door on Friday! In my experience FedEx are particularly keen to collect import tax over other couriers.

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@ratdamage: I keep seeing people mention a "This is the Run" shirt but I don't actually see it in the store - is it the Soviet styled rocket-Vinny one?

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I don't think I've ever bought a shirt faster than I did when I saw Jeff hold up that Old Games shirt. Bravo gentlemen.

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For Canada, import charges apply to anything over a value of CAN$20, which is basically everything on the GB store, or $60 for gifts from friends. Whether this gets charged seems to be hit or miss and sometimes I will get asked for it, sometimes they don't care. I've imported $100+ orders of gunpla from Japan and haven't been asked to pay anything, then got hit for a box containing a single amiibo.

FedEx will charge this on every single package. I believe they get some kind of payment for enforcing it. Shipping through USPS and then Canada Post is less likely to land you with a big bill.

Personally, I visit the US 2-3 times a year, so I tend to have things shipped to a US address, and simply bring it back with me on the plane. the allowed amounts to bring into the country (for a stay of 48 hours or more) is $800.

Customs is what it is, and GB can't really do much about it.

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@humanity: It was a pre-order only, limited run shirt a few weeks ago.

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I just bought the OLD GAMES shirt. First giantbomb product I've bought.

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I'm spooked of ordering a GB shirt - the one I ordered a while ago (https://store.giantbomb.com/products/giant-bomb-script-logo-tee) was so tight around the neck I couldn't wear it (and I don't have a big neck!). I skipped the This Is The Run shirt because the size chart was so vague, and the reviews for the base shirt on Amazon, etc. were all over the place ('runs big', 'runs small', 'shrinks in the wash').

It tends to depend on the shirt. The black shirts tend to be a bit thicker and larger, so they fit fine. Shirts in off colors, like the 2016 member tee and the Metal Gear Scanlon shirt, are a bit thinner and tighter. The UK and Canada shirts both fit well.

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Damn, 3XL Old Games is already sold out. :(

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@rorie any chance you guys would ever sell stickers ? of the logo and or bomb logo? Id definitely pick up a 5 pack for like 10$

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@bardalien: i got an official BombyTM sticker with my last order.

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XL old games already sold out.. damn. You gonna get new ones soon?

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Large is also gone ready. Please restock ;)

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My "old games" shirt has shipped and I'm more excited for a good dumb piece of clothing then I ever thought possible.

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Can't wait for the hockey jersey.

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@bonsai: Moreover, that's what the phrase "looking a gift horse in the mouth" means: You got the horse for free, so why are you checking how old it is?

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Surprised that the Medium Old Games shirt sold out so fast!

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my old shirt better be circa 1987 or else

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Oh boy, the description on the collegiate shirt is top notch. My favorite class, Tricaster. What is that smooth lever for?!