View Full Version : Monkey Island T-Shirt - Who's a REAL Fan here?

10-09-2005, 03:07 PM
Finally I can announce Monkey Island T-Shirts are available. Please check my signature.

The T-Shirts show the message:

"We Want Monkey Island 5"

If we all get together and show these off, we can make a difference.

Let's show Lucas Arts we mean business.


10-09-2005, 04:15 PM
How is this going to "show" LucasArts, again?

10-10-2005, 01:30 AM
Now I get it! You set the price so ludicrously high because you want to show LucasArts how much money we spend on MI.

I knew I'd be disappointed by the announcement...

10-10-2005, 09:32 AM
Huh, I guess you're just not a REAL fan then.

10-10-2005, 11:21 AM
I was expecting a more positive response really. Fair enough the price is a bit high but I personally have to spend a lot of money or production for each shirt. Here are the costs.

£2 per T-Shirt (approx $4)

£1 per printing paper per shirt (approx $2)

£5 delivery (approx $9)

£25 per month ink and priting equipment hire (approx $45)

+ Manual labour.

Being in the UK the costs are in £pounds which has much higher value than the dollar therefore I have to sell the shirts for quite a bit in dollar value.

We all buy designer T-Shirts for rediculous prices. I'm not too bothered about designer gear myself if there was any gear worthy of high prices it would be rare stuff like these shirts.

I am a Monkey Island fan, I have been since I played the second one. I loved it so much that since then not only I played all of them I eagerly await news for the 5th version and am always on the lookout.

As for making an impact on Lucas Arts well I guess maybe I got a bit carried away or was too excited (or ambitious). But if these shirts went fast and the shirt website became popular I would have done a press release which could have got Lucas Arts attention. I don't know.

If I don't get many sales I guess I will just have to end this.

Damn I think I got excited over no reason.


10-10-2005, 02:53 PM
Hmm, a press release to point out that you've used copywrited names to sell T-Shirts...well, it'll definately get their attention.

10-10-2005, 06:40 PM
I spoke to a lawyer before going ahead with this. And all Lucas Arts can do is tell me to stop selling them. If they tell me that then obviously I will stop. I'm not exactly selling counterfeit Nike T-Shirts claiming they're real now am I?

10-11-2005, 08:44 AM
Yeah, that's what I was pointing out, I wasn't expecting them to sue or anything, but if they find out, they probably will shut you down.

10-13-2005, 09:23 AM
I think it's cool what you are doing, I have been trying to get a hi-res scan of The Secret of Monkey Island poster so I can reproduce it and give everyone one. People need to forget about what the hell LucasArts thinks and just do it anyway. I fully support what you are trying to do but at $37.95 per T shirt I don't think you are going to sell many. You should maybe try and get them printed using transfers, I have just done a bunch of T's this way and I only works out at £2 - 4 per T (depending on the size).

10-13-2005, 09:38 AM
Since LeChimp9696 is a real fan, he won't mind posting the files so each of us can print their own shirt. He only cares about spreading the message.

10-13-2005, 02:44 PM
Why didn't you just open a CafePress.com shop? (Like I guessed you would do.) You wouldn't lose any money and those who were interested could buy one at a much more reasonable price.

Also, judging from your 'budget', one person buying a T-Shirt from you covers the cost of printing for a whole month...?

10-14-2005, 01:33 AM
Also, judging from your 'budget', one person buying a T-Shirt from you covers the cost of printing for a whole month...?
No, you're comparing £25 with $37.95.

10-14-2005, 04:10 AM
£25 = $43 - The difference is a couple of quid.