Tony Stark Shakes Hands with Charles Dickens in These Iron Man Gloves

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm

It's not too often you get to use the words "Dickensian" and "exoskeleton" to describe the same item of clothing, but these gloves from Etsy user Nerdifacts definitely warrant the juxtaposition. I'm from Houston and I live in Los Angeles, so this is an honest question: What's the point of fingerless gloves exactly?

Thanks to Greggory B for the tip.

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Geek Apparel of the Week: Star Wars Death Metal Shirts

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10:00 am


It's pretty common in L.A. to see T-shirts with filmmaker names done like metal-band logos: Von Trier as Van Halen, Herzog for Danzig, etc. But I've never seen Star Wars names as death metal bands until now.

Here's the million dollar question: how long did it take you to realize that the middle one doesn't actually say "Obituary" on it?

Marvel T-Shirts Contest Winners

Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm


Your mission was to describe a scene from the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie.

I tried to go for a mix of the silly and the sublime with these, from jokey entries to honest to goodness Holy Shit moments that could happen.

Because there are six winners, there won't be any honorable mentions. If you are one of the winners, please email your name, TR username, address, shirt size and URL of the Marvel shirt you pick to toplessrobot at gmail.

Now, let us find out who you are:

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Geek Apparel of the Week: Sailor Jerry Tattoo-Style Nerd Shirts

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm


When Caleb Paullus broke his left arm and in his right hand in a motorcycle accident, he decided to try to recuperate by drawing - and mashing up his favorite movie and TV properties with Sailor Jerry-style tattoo flash art.

His Kickstarter for the designs has already made more than seven times what it needed to, with 17 days to go, so rather than float some hypothetical designs, he sent over a few of the images that will now become real product, from Pokemon to Star Trek themes. And it's way safer to enjoy them on a shirt than on your skin - the former only hurts your wallet.

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GIVEAWAY: Six Marvel T-shirts From!

Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:30 am


As you can see, has a variety of styles for all fans of T-shirts, whether you prefer in-universe logos, fake costume/chests, or just a favorite bit of artwork across your upper body. And to celebrate the success of X-Men: Days of Future Past, six of you can take home the Marvel shirt of your choice from their vast selection.

I would assume that at this point, most of you have either seen the movie or gotten the general gist. And you know what's coming next: X-Men: Apocalypse.

To win one of these shirts, in comments below describe to me a scene you imagine being in that next movie. It can be what you imagine if Bryan Singer gets everything right...or how it might go if every decision is a terrible one. Or in-between. You have until this Friday at noon, at which point I'll choose six victors. Enter as often as you like, but you can only win one shirt per person...and you must have a valid commenter account with working email address attached to it. Also: sorry, international readers, but shirts can only be sent to U.S. addresses.

Memorial Day Weekend Open Thread

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 6:17 pm

If I can be serious for just a moment...


No enemy's weapon felled my father-in-law, but he was still technically in service when his body failed him for good, and this is the first Memorial Day without him. As hard as he had it remembering all his Vietnam friends every time this year, so it will be for us from here on out. Whether you believed in the causes of the fallen or not, take a moment to feel for the loved ones left behind. I encourage anyone with tales of family heroes to share.

Also, an important programming note: due to Monday being a holiday for me, there will be NO Weekend Hangover list next week. So you'll want to spend extra time in this thread making sure you don't miss anything!

And now a few frivolous and fun things...

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A Slave Leia Costume for People Who Can't Wear Slave Leia Costumes

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm


Not everyone can rock a gold bikini. I mean, I certainly can't. But thanks to our friends at 80sTees, now I don't have to. I can just stretch the shit out of a drawn-on one. And so can you, if you don't have the bod for the real thing and don't give a damn.

Don't believe me? Abracadabra ca-Photo-shop, put LYT in this fakeout gold top....

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Baffling Geek Apparel of the Week: Che Guevara as Tommy Wiseau

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm


I do not understand this. It's not true. It's incongruous, I do not understand this! I do NAHHHT.Oh hai weird shirt! Does somebody out there think that all people with long, dark hair look alike?

It's not simply a Chinese bootleg-style mistake - the description makes clear that this is the movie The Room being referred to, despite its bizarre description of same:

On the 10th release anniversary of the movie voted "Best Movie Ever" by the academy, show the world your love for The Room.
And because she's a woman, we have the ladies tee too!
Obviously the academy thing never happened, but "Because you're a woman!" is a popular audience callback line at midnight screenings.

Che and Wiseau couldn't be more opposite. A mysterious immigrant from Whatthefuckistan, Wiseau loves America and proclaims himself an American; Che wanted to preemptively nuke us during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Wiseau's philosophy is, "You can cry, you can laugh, but please don't hurt each other," while Che's was practically vice-versa. The only obvious connection is that both are beloved by drunk college kids who don't fully understand either - which, come to think of it, is the perfect demo for smartass T-shirts. So maybe it's brilliant.

In other Wiseau news, James Franco is apparently going to play him in addition to producing the movie about him. He thinks about everything, haha.

Geek Apparel of the Week: Nicolas Cage Cage-Fighting Shorts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm


Cage-fighting, or MMA as you call it when there are rules involved, isn't the nerdiest thing in the world, and that lousy movie where Uncle Owen fought his brother Bane didn't help matters. But wearing Nicolas Cage's face all over your crotch and buttocks? That, my friends, is all us.

Now, courtesy of Raven Fightwear's "Cage, Cage Shorts," you can not only rock that style, but actually compete in it, giving you the added bonus of being able to mesmerize your opponent with your crotch. However, to do this apparel true justice, you must only ever fight grade-A opponents, because as the man himself would tell you, NO, NOT THE B'S!! NOT THE B'S!!!! bLARRGHHLLARGHHLLAGGHHH!!!

h/t SlyDante777

WonderCon in 20 Photos: The Great, the Genius and the Disturbing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Number 1: Furry's a Jolly Good Fellow.


WonderCon used to be the wholly reasonable, doable, manageable, less-crowded version of San Diego Comic Con...but that's gradually going away as more and more people figure it out. Yes, you can still get into some panels easily, and yeah, parking nearby is quite attainable if you're an hour early...and yes, most of the exclusive clips of movies shown here have been shown at prior festivals ( many people out there were STILL surprised that the new Godzilla has more than one monster in it? More than you'd think).

I took a few pictures. I thought you might like to see them.

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