Another one of those busy weeks here at Fretshirt HQ, with us all doing our homework - yes I put that in just to justify the header image - and as we prepare to make several announcement of new lines being added to our catalogue, plus the return of some older ones.
But I don't think I'll tell you about those just yet, but see if you can guess what's returning.
One of the new items should be easy enough, as there's been enough clues over the last few months. I mean just look at the title of this post! The other one, perhaps not so much.
So, until it's time for the big announcement, what else have we been up to?
Well, our designer continued to work through his Blue Planet Live fixation, as mentioned in the previous blog, with some quite stunning ideas such as his shark and Killer whales made out of plastic waste. One of which can be seen above.
He also celebrated National Unicorn Day - no, me neither - on Tuesday by mashing the mythological horned horse into one of the most iconic album covers of all time, to give us Dark Side of the Unicorn. Why? Well, because we can. That's why!
But enough about us, what about our partners?
Well, the launch of our favourite Pirate Beardaggedon's 1500 Subscribers shirt, went so well, that it made it into our weekly best sellers twitter post - posted every weekend if you want to see whatever one else is buying - making Wookies very happy. And everyone wants happy Wookies.
The results were, fantastic, and you'll be seeing more of those in the next few weeks once the full Riftbreaker page here on Fretshirt.com is launched.
In the meantime, there's a little taster beside this paragraph of the game's hero, Ashley.
BTW: The Riftmaker merch page isn't one of the announcements I was talking about earlier. So keep reading.
No release date yet, but the characters from the original game won't be appearing as it is set ten years later. Still we like to think Joe is still wearing his suit in the zombie apocalypse as in the Survivalist Merch.
There's also a new Discord server for both Survivalist games run by a fan on Bob's behalf - where you can often find "Fretshirt" hanging out with other fans and players, from time to time, just as we do in the servers for all our merchandise partners.
Okay, I think that's probably enough padding time to get to the announcements. (Well done all of you who managed to read down this far!)
Firstly we are highly excited to be adding sublimation Mugs to product range. (You got that from the blog title, right?)
Two styles will be appearing shortly both standard coffee mug sized.
One in ceramic mug, and another in enamel so we'll have you covered - oh I haven't said that in a while - where ever you like to partake in a refreshing beverage.
Oh and don't worry, the former will be dispatched in a purpose made protective box that the makes say can withstand being thrown down stairs - yeah, of course we did and metal stairs too! - to ensure we don't add to the sales of Superglue.
We're also, and somewhat randomly, looking into doing cushions too, once we are sure if there is a market for them, or not. Personally I'm guessing the latter, but you fretters tend to like what you like.
In any case, our merchandising partners will have first shot and then we'll roll them out in the general store, so look out for those.
As for the second announcement, that concerns some items that you may have noticed have been missing from our store for a few weeks. Namely those involving embroidery and sublimation processes, be it Polo shirts, All over prints, plus hats and bags.
Well, we are pleased to say that finally all those items will be returning to the store, as we've sorted out our warehouse issues.
Not at once, as that would flood the store, but slowly over the next couple of months so all those items will no longer be "Sold Out" and many more that are currently hidden, will become live and available to buy once more.
Finally, here's a little something to keep in mind for our new range of garments and designs to celebrate all those that are legendary at what they do. But more on that next time when we'll be putting a band together. (Sort of!)
Until We Fret Again.