Merchandise, Miscellaneous

Geek Apparel of the Week: Mumm-Ramen, Old Friends, Hazuki Tiger

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? Mumm-Ramen is a terrible pun — wretched, even — but I can’t tell you how delighted I am by the image of Mumm-Ra leaning evilly over a bowl of ramen noodles (it’s a lot). The shirt is $10 for the rest of the day at Shirt Punch.

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? A very nice design of Sarah’s pals from the movie Labyrinth. It’s a shame it left out Sarah’s best friend in Labyrinth, David Bowie’s enormous crotch bulge, but I suppose it makes a certain amount of sense. It’s $12 at Qwertee for the next four hours (as of posting time).

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? If you recognize this, you’ve likely spent a great deal of time buying fake capsule toys and/or working a fake job as a fake forklift driver for fake money. It’s Ryo Hazaki’s iconic jacket from the Shenmue series, now in officially licensed hoodie form. It’s also ?35 (about $54) at Insert Coin.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.