This is another Geek Gift Guide in the realm of t-shirts, but these 4 sites are special. The following 4 sites are some of my personal favorites, even if I’m not looking to shop, to get a kick out of unique geek shirt designs.
Teefury is a site that offers shirt artists a place to try and sell their shirts for a profit of $1 per shirt and therefore you get a unique array of geek shirts. The shirts are ONLY $10! However there is a catch! You have 24 hours to buy the shirt before it’s gone. Each shirt goes for sale at 12 am Eastern Time and the clock starts ticking. To get a taste of what they produce at Teefury, you can check out the Gallery and see designs like Critical Hit, Weeping Cherubs (a Twofury winner over Loki), and My Son (a puzzled Han Solo stands next to Leia who is holding an awful hairy baby as Chewy tiptoes away behind him). Most days there is only one shirt on sale, but there are TwoFury days in which 2 tees are available and compete head to head to see which can sell more in the allotted 24 hours. With Teefury, if you don’t pay attention, you may miss a perfect design.
Shirt.Woot! picks on shirt a day to be sold for $12 (plus shipping). After the shirt’s debut, the shirt is move to the Top 20 list and, so long as it stays popular, it will be priced at $15 such as Brute Squad Science (from “The Princess Bride”) and Consider Yourself Warned (featuring a t-rex shooting a laser from its mouth and simply says “SCIENCE!”). Once a shirt drops from the list, it is still available for $18. These Shirt.Woot! shirts are created by artists that are recruited by Shirt.Woot! to create unique designs. With Shirt.Woot! if you don’t pay attention, you may have to pay extra for your awesomeness.
Shirtasaurus is a family owned business based out of Detroit that sells “designs created by geeks for geeks” (quote seen here). They have nostalgia like Clan Of The Foot (from TMNT) and Goonies Never Say Die Shirt all over all on quality American made shirts. You may not need to check every day like the previous sites, but you should keep your eye out for new designs.
Lastly, I give you a site that scours the interwebs for you so you can spend more time gaming. Of course, once you find an amazing design and you link out to the site to buy it, you will likely to get sucked into searching their selection for yourself. It happens to the best of us. Anywho, Shirtoid is a great resource for gifts for any geek. The have designs for the techie trekkie like What Would Geordi Laforge Do? and designs like Doctor Whoville, which is a great seasonal pick for Whovians. With Shirtoid, if you don’t pay attention, you’ll wind up wasting time looking for a geek gift you could have found hours ago.
That concludes my geek shirt series. Enjoy this collection of special t-shirt sites and remember: Don’t Blink!