We’re 100% in the mouth of the Comic-Con 2012 monster right now (which, in case you were wondering, is equal parts awesomely terrifying and cuddly, glittery anime eyes the size of our fists). We’re nose hairs-deep in all things illustrated and fantastic and (chiefly) the resurgence of so many superheros from our childhood! From Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series to the Power Rangers’ 20th birthday right down to Voltron’s triumphant return to Comic-Con – it’s all VERY exciting. In honor of all our animated nostalgia (and because, guys, retro graphics are reeeeeeally big right now), we’re serving up some sweet inspired swag so that you, too, can wear your love for Comic-Con on your sleeve (or snapback). Enjoy!
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a total childhood staple for any ’90s kid. From the animated TV series to the live action movie, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo were the leading
men turtles of our staff’s lives for more than a few years. Thus, we FUH-LIPPED at first sight of this TMNT crewneck sweater ($39.99). Looking to keep things a bit more subtle? Opt for this Splinter t-shirt ($19.99) which pays homage to the sensei/adoptive father without outright screaming, “COWABUNGA, DUDES! Want some pizza??!” Looking for a Turtle staple that won’t yield dirty looks if you wear it every day? Then, this turtle-green snapback ($14.99) is probably up your alley.
If you were anything like us, weekday afternoons were usually filled with after-school snacks, a fat packet of homework, and a much-anticipated programming block called Fox Kids wherein the magic that was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers took place before our eyes. The Zord-fighting, superhuman teenagers celebrated their 20th anniversary at Comic-Con this year, and you can, too, with this vintage t-shirt ($19.99) and/or contrast panel zip hoodie ($39.99).
Big news at this year’s Comic-Con has been the return of the gigantic anime super robot Voltron because the series was WILDLY popular back in the day (like, even more so than its Transformers counterpart). Customize these red ($17.95) and blue graphic shirts ($19.99) into tank tops and muscle tees and crop tops, OR just wear them as-is, tucked into bandage skirts and denim cut-offs!