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Top Quote Of The Year – I Am One With the Force Shirts

I Am One With the Force Shirts. I am I Am One With the Force, the Force is with Me! If you’ve just seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, then I shouldn’t have to explain to you how this statement fits into the film, nor why it has become THE TRENDING QUOTE of recent days.

Over the relatively few days since I saw Rogue One, this quote – ‘I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me’ can be heard throughout my office, whispered in hushed tones before jumping into long conference calls, before giving long presentations during meetings, and in my case, before merging into heavy traffic in the throes of an icy and treacherous winter commute! I even heard a doctor say that he may even speak these powerful words before heading into difficult surgeries. It has quickly become one of the more memorable quotes of the Star Wars franchise and on a larger level, one of the more memorable quotes of the latter half of 2016.

‘I am one with the Force, the Force is with me’ in the film was spoken by none other than Chinese actor and Martial Artist Donnie Yen, who stars as Chirrut Imwe, a key player in the Rebel’s mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Stricken with blindness, he is a highly capable hand-to-hand fighter able to take on cadres of Stormtroopers with just a wooden staff and his ‘unspecified’ understanding of the Force. There is in fact, one notable scene in the film (depicted below) which really capitalizes on this particular quote and gives it the significance is so truly deserved.

 

 

 

So in rememberance of Donnie Yen’s spectacular performance and a Star Wars quote that will be forever immortalized in the years to come, I give you I Am One With the Force Shirts from Redbubble’s creative Star Wars collection!

I Am One With the Force Shirts

I am One with the Force

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I am one with the Force, the Force is with me

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I am one with the Force, the Force is with me

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I am one with the Force, the Force is with me

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I am one with the force, and the force is with me – minimalist typography

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Rogue One’s Darth Vader Star Wars Portrayal is the Best Ever!

Whoa!Let’s just bypass all the fluff and riga-ma-roll and jump right into it. This shouldn’t be a SPOILER, since they’ve shown this iconic character in a number of film trailers, but if it is – I sincerely apologize. But now that I think about it, if you weren’t aware he was in the film, then you’re probably not a die hard Star Wars fan and so it probably doesn’t matter anyways? But let me just dive and state for the record, that this Darth Vader Star Wars portrayal was EASILY the best we have EVER seen him.

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Synopsis

First, the premise of the show, if you didn’t already know, was basically a small band of rebels, teaming together to try and pull of essentially the heist of the century, and steal the plan to Empire’s super weapon, the Death Star. We know from the very first Star Wars IV: A New Hope, that the rebels, led by Luke Skywalker manage to exploit that weakness in the Death Star’s construction and destroy it. This victory was made possible, by the events we see unfold in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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We also know, from the very beginning of Star Wars IV, that the film opens up with Princess Leia and the rebels, trying to outrun, Darth Vader’s Imperial Star Destroyer. Leia’s ship is captured, but before they are apprehended, she uploads the plans to the Death Star into R2-D2 and then sends both R2 and C-3PO in an escape pod to the planet Tatooine below, to which begins our long and exciting adventure with Luke and Co.

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There you have it. Current situation in a nutshell. I won’t go into as to how the entire Rogue One story unfolded, as a LOT of things went down, but I will add a few links here to favorable reviews which I totally agree with:

Darth Vader Star Wars Portrayal

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This is ALL based on a personal opinion, so I ENCOURAGE you to voice your own opinion in the comment section below. And please, we can do this as Star Wars die-hard fans and be civil about it!

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

This Darth Vader Star Wars Portrayal that I experienced in the theaters, left my jaw agape in utter amazement. I literally, sat, in stunned silence at the conclusion of the film, after witnessing DARTH VADER FINALLY RISE to level of magnificence that we all knew resided at, but never really saw. Let me explain….

We know that Anakin Skywalker (A.K.A. Darth Vader) is supposedly like the greatest, baddie, Sith Lord ever. He is the supposedly one of the most potent users of the force in the galaxy. Yes? Can we agree on that?

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HOWEVER, for me, Darth Vader has always been sort of ‘ho-hum’. I mean, we’re TOLD that he is the baddest, but maybe the only time we REALLY saw this, was when he and Luke Skywalker fought at Bespin, the Cloud City, in The Empire Strikes Back. That for me, was probably the best fight scene between he and Luke of the entire series. They had a big final fight in The Return of the Jedi, but the fight in The Empire Strikes Back was much more drawn out and overall much better.

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In 1999, we got Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (which I hated), however, we were given probably the greatest fight sequence of all the Star Wars series – the duel between Darth Maul (Sith), Obi-Wan (Jedi) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi)

This for me was the best of the best when it came to light saber and force dueling between Jedi and Sith, and for me, anyways, it solidified Darth Maul as at least one of the most EXCITING and DYNAMIC Sith combatants around.

But Still, we were led to believe that Anakin (A.K.A Darth Vader) was the greatest of all.

This never sat well with me. I LIKED DARTH VADER….a LOT! Don’t get me wrong. But they never let him live completely up to the hype in the films, until that is….we were given maybe 2 minutes in the tail end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. HOLY SHIT!!!

Here’s the scene

We see Lord Vader earlier in the film, but it’s nothing compared to the final minutes of the show.

Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor manage to beam the plans of the Death Star off the planet and to a waiting Rebel Starship in orbit. The Death Star ‘arrives’ and subsequently eliminates the entire Imperial base, including what’s left of our heroic rebels on the surface.

Darth Vader, then arrives, and makes his way to the Rebel starship, to re-capture the plans to the Death Star.

He boards the ship. The Rebels, are ready for him. Vader appears in one of the ship’s corridors and the Rebels open fire.

What we are then BLESSED with, is THE GREATEST SINGLE, DARTH VADER STAR WARS moment in the history of the series. It gives me chills even recalling the masterful display of the force from this most awesome of Sith Lords.

Darth Vader, at what I refer to as ‘The Vader-gait’, then proceeds to deflect every blaster bolt thrown his way with either his light saber or hand, and at the same time either deflects bolts back at the Rebels or uses his powerful command of the force to throw bodies right and left, or crush the life out of them. As he closes ground, he brings his saber to bear, slashing to and fro, cutting down hapless Rebels in his wake.

The Rebels are desperately trying to get the tape, containing the plans to the Death Star out of this corridor of ‘death’ before Vader gets to them, and eventually slip it out of a seam in the bulkhead door. Vader is just seconds too late as the Rebels ferry the plans to Princess Leia on her ship, and speeds away.

THE GREATEST 2 OR 3 MINUTES OF DARTH VADER STAR WARS CARNAGE EVER CAPTURED ON FILM!!!

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And that, ladies and gents is where I will end it!

In closing, this just in:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story began its domestic box office marathon yesterday with a whopping $71 million Friday gross. That includes $29m in Thursday grosses, which is the biggest “preview” figure of 2016. As for the actual $71.072m Friday number, it’s the third-biggest of the year behind Captain America: Civil War ($75m) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($81m) [Forbes]

The Empire Is Coming! 9 Rogue One Star Wars Movie Tees

9 Rogue One Star Wars Movie Tees. Anyone remember a science fiction flick back in the day (1977 to be specific), called Star Wars: A New Hope? It was a little strange at the time, about an evil empire and a rebellion, and the evil Empire had this really powerful weapon called The Death Star, that could destroy entire planets? And the rebellion needed to stop it. So along came these hapless heroes, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and his sidekick Chewbacca, to help save the day? Well, in a couple weeks, we’ll get the prequel to this film, called Rogue One, which will chronicle just how the rebellion got the blueprints that would help them destroy this Death Star weapon.

So, it’s kind’ve a big deal! And, speaking of BIG DEALS, here are 13 of some of the best available, Rogue One Star Wars Movie Tees to help get you ready and in the spirit, of arguably the biggest most anticipated film of the year!

Before we get started, if you HAVEN’T seen the latest trailer for Rogue One (for the life of me, I don’t know how you could miss this, but hey, we all get caught up in LIFE things…), here is the trailer below:

Rogue One Star Wars Movie trailer

The trailer kinda gets the juices flowing don’t it? GOOD! Then I think you’re ready to grab a teee and prepare to rebel because in a week or so, it’ll be go time!

Rogue One Star Wars Movie Tees

Rebel Alliance Rogue One Starbird Hoodie

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Star Wars: Rogue One – I Rebel

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Star Wars Rogue One K2S0

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Rogue

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Go Rogue

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Torn

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Rogue One Star Wars

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I Rebel

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K-2SO Silhouette Graphic

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10 Badly Needed Ghost in the Shell Shirts

Who needs Ghost in the Shell shirts? Actually, who DOESN’T need Ghost in the Shell Shirts? With the recent release of the first full length trailer to the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie starring Scarlett Johannsen, everyone is in the zone and talking about he cool possibilities this film is going to bring the big screen.

Ghost in the Shell is a Japanese media franchise originally published as a manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The manga, first serialized in 1989 under the subtitle of The Ghost in the Shell, and later published as its own tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in the mid 21st century of Japan.

The Ghost in the Shell film will release in March of 2017, and will star Avenger’s Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson.

Ghost in the Shell Shirts

Ghost in the Shell

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[$24.80 via Redbubble]

Ghost in the Shell Laughing

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[$25.63 via Redbubble]

Ghost in the Shell

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[$35.64 via Redbubble]

Ghost in the Shell Arise

ghost in the shell arise shirt
[$24.80 via Redbubble]

Ghost in the Shell

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[$27.80 via Redbubble]

Public Security Section 9

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[$25.42 via Redbubble]

Public Security Section 9

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[$25.42 via Redbubble]

Tachikoma

ghost in the shell t shirt
[$24.80 via Redbubble]

Section 9 Gold Seal – Ghost in the Shell

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[$22.53 via Redbubble]

Tachikoma Squad

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[$25.84 via Redbubble]

And, in case you missed it, here is the latest, full length Ghost in the Shell trailer just released:

5 Team Valor Pokemon Go Tees For Women

I don’t know about you, but being apart of a Pokemon Go team is actually pretty cool, and I anticipate, as the game evolves there will be even more benefits to declaring what team your on. What’s even cooler? Not only joining a team while in the game but wearing one of the many Pokemon Go tees now available.

Team Valor – Pokemon Go

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[$23.80 via Redbubble]

Team Valor – Pokemon Go

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[$25.55 via Redbubble]

Team Valor – Pokemon Go

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[$29.50 via Redbubble]

Team Valor – Pokemon Go

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[$29.50 via Redbubble]

Valor Power

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[$23.84 via Redbubble]

Don’t just declare your team in Pokemon Go but wear the colors. Show up at your next Gym Battle wearing your battle banner and let all who dare approach that this is TEAM VALOR territory now!

Metal Gear Raiden Cosplay Armor Patterns

Now you can bring some of your favorite characters to life from the Metal Gear series using these digital armor patterns to re-create a truly menacing and solidly accurate solider from the hit video game.

Metal Gear Rising Raiden’s Armor Pattern prop Cosplay

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Special Instructions:

[More information listed here] Patterns for Raiden’s armor, ONLY FOR ARMORED BLACK PARTS.

Unique Size (150 to 210cm) depending on how you place the armor parts on your suit, but you can also cut the part to make them smaller.

You can use them to cut on Eva Foam each part and build your own accurate raiden’s Armor.

All patterns created by LifeSizeHeroes.

You buy a DIGITAL PATTERN to craft your own armor, not the phisical armor herself.

Pattern will be sent by once you have paid them.

[More information listed here]

9 Netflix Voltron Tees That’ll Amaze

Netflix Voltron, Defender of the Universe was released only a couple days ago as of this writing, but already the buzz is ‘buzzing’ about the show and how it compares to the original series many of us (well, me at least…) grew up on. And with the talk comes a lot more, namely Netflix Voltron original tees from a variety of designers. Feed the nostalgia!

Netflix Voltron Tees

Voltron / Golion

Voltron / Golion
[ $24.80 via Redbubble ]

Voltronsformers

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[ $24.80 via Redbubble ]

Voltron Logo Tee

Voltron logo tee
[ $26.87 via Redbubble ]

Voltron Color Logo Tee

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[ $26.87 via Redbubble ]

Voltron Tee

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[ $26.87 via Redbubble ]

Red Voltron Lion Cubist

Red Voltron Lion Cubist
[ $24.80 via Redbubble ]

Volt (Tron)

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[ $24 via Design by humans ]

Voltron Sword Shirt

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[ $17.95 via 80s Tees ]

Defender Voltron Shirt

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[ $27.00 via 80s Tees ]

Black Panther, Original Art by Pamela Ashton

Now nearly a household name after a breakout performance and showing in the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa, was a force to be reckoned with in the show. An African Prince and now king of the fabled African Kingdom of Wakanda, T’Challa, also know as The Black Panther is a Marvel superhero with roots from way back in the comic universe.

T’Challa The Black Panther

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Here he is on 18×20 Stretched Canvas by PamelaAshton Art. Glittered for texture and visual enhancement. Varnished for protection and color enhancement. Signed on the back by Artist Pamela Ashton and son.

$300.00 on etsy

Logo-Up With These 7 Marvel X-Men Shirts

Was just thinking that the X-Men: Apocalypse film is just around the corner and I haven’t looked at any of the new apparel items that have no doubt been pushed into the retailers of late. Like any of the comic book films, there’s a ton of stuff out there right now and more than likely more will start to show up in the coming days. Taking a quick run through what’s out now, here are 7 X-Men Tees that caught my attention right off the bat.

There is so much out there (literally hundreds of different designs…) and everyone has a ‘preference’ or particular liking that I could like hundreds of these tees and still not appeal to everyone. Me? I’m partial to logos. I love logos or more ‘wordy’ type designs. Some like the large illustrative t-shirt designs and that’s great, but for me personally, I love the minimalist approach. I have listed however, a number of t-shirt retailers that you can browse through to see if there is something more specific to your liking if you don’t like any of the ones I’ve listed here. And by all means, if you have an X-Men Tee you recommend, let me know in the comments below.

Marvel X-Men Shirts

X-Men (Open X)

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[ $24.80 via Redbubble ]

X-Men Xavier Institute

X-Men Xavier Institute
[ $30.38 via Redbubble ]

X-men Armor Style

 X men Armor Style
[ $24.80 via Redbubble ]

Wolverine

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[ $24.80 via Redbubble ]

Xavier’s School

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[ $22.74 via Redbubble ]

Xavier’s Institute for Gifted Youngsters

Xavier's Institute for Gifted Youngsters
[ $23.77 via Redbubble ]

Ok – NOT AN X-MEN TEE, but in my defense, you HAVE to admit that this logo and color scheme is pretty decent eh? Yea, it’s a hoodie (I didn’t see a tee with this same design), but hoodies are still the shit, sooooooo….we’re good right?

Xavier Institute X-Men Logo

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[ $62.80 via Redbubble ]

Don’t See Anything Here That Works for You?

Again, everyone has their own specific, unique tastes and that’s great because that’s what makes you – YOU! Here are a few online t-shirt retailers who carry a healthy mix of comic book t-shirts and other apparel that may work better for you, and again, if you have a store not listed here or shirt that you’d like to recommend, let me know below! I’d appreciate it!

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Redbubble is one of my go-to favorites with tons of creatively designed shirts, hoodies, phone cases and more - Click Here
urban collectorUrban Collector is a collector's site through and through with apparel and items from popular franchises like favorite franchises include DC Comics, Marvel Comcs, Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and beyond.
sons of gothamDon't let the name fool ya! Sons of Gotham carries a whole helluva lot more than just designs inspired by Batman and Gotham. See for yourself!
textual teesYou can spend all afternoon browsing through the awesomeness that is Textual Tees. The store is THAT COOL! Don't believe me? See for yourself!

Movie-Inspired Batman V Superman Tees

By now GEEK & NERDY LOYALIST should of already watched Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. And, whether you thoroughly enjoyed it, hated it or thought it was ‘Meh’, you cannot deny that these Batman V Superman T shirts online, inspired by the movie, are anything but SPECTACULAR!

Whether you loved Batman, loved Superman, loved Lex or just plain love DC Comics and comic book films in general, there has been something specifically designed just for you. See for yourself!

Batman V Superman T Shirts Online

Batman vs. Superman

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[$24.48 via Redbubble]

Super Batman

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[$27.68 via RedBubble]

Batman BvS Logo Ripped

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[$26.87 via RedBubble]

New Batman Suit Symbol

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[$25.55 via RedBubble]

Lexcorp

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[$25.76 via RedBubble]

LexCorp Neon Logo

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[$26.61 via RedBubble]

Batman Superman Buster

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[$27.68 via RedBubble]

Bat

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[$25.55 via RedBubble]

Wayne Enterprises Vintage

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[$25.55 via RedBubble]

DC Comics

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[$25.55 via RedBubble]

5 Marvel Comics Black Panther Shirts

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters in May but already the frenzy for the film is building at a frenetic pace, especially on the heels of the latest Captain America: Civil trailer released last week – which depicted (among other things…) a most awesome BLACK PANTHER and surprise surprise, an appearance by the webslinger himself, Spider-Man. And, despite this being a Captain America film, the talk of the town has been Spider-Man and Black Panther. That being said, Black Panther shirts are popping up all over, with 5 of them depicted right here!

First however, before we preview the shirts, I beg you, if you haven’t had the opportunity to see the latest Captain America Civil War trailer yet, that you see it here, NOW, and the awesomeness that is Marvel Comics Black Panther!

Don’t get me started on how amazing this trailer is, how amazing the film will be and how amazing characters like Black Panther and Spider-Man look. So if you’ve had your fill and the blood is pumping now, continue below for some of recently released Marvel Comics Black Panther tees from Amazon.com and Redbubble.com [click the link and see ALL of Red Bubbles uniquely designed superhero tees when you get a chance].

Black Panther

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[$25.22 via RedBubble]

Black Eclipse

Black Panther T-Shirt
[$25.01 via RedBubble]

Classic Black Panther

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[$26.87 via RedBubble]

Black Panther Claw Shadow

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[$15.02 via Amazon]

Marvel Black Panther Leap Graphic Tee

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[$18.00 via Amazon]

Must Have Dead Pool Movie Gear

The Dead Pool Movie is nearly here (Feb. 12th to be exact), so what are we, less than a month out? Ask yourself this, do you have ANY Deadpool gear whatsoever to wear to the premiere? If not you better get going before items start running out. Here are a few items I’ve come across that seem to be both pretty unique and creative enough to get a few heads turning (that is what you want right?)

When I look at shirts to recommend I always look at items I would personally wear. Everyone has a preference and an opinion which is great and is what makes us unique, so what I like may not jive with what you may prefer and that’s cool. BUT….I wouldn’t say my ‘geek fashion sense’ is totally whacked, as I typically get a lot of great compliments, so that being said, I think you’re pretty safe considering the items I recommend here. Give them a once-over and let me know what you think in the comments below. AND, if you have any Deadpool shirts you’ve come across, let me know as well!

Deadpool Superhero

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[$28.94 via RedBubble]

8 Bit Deadpool

8 Bit Deadpool
[$25.84 via RedBubble]

Deadpool and Spiderman

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[$24.80 via RedBubble]

Piscina de la Muerto

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[$24.80 via RedBubble]

Deadpool Hold It Like a G

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[$24.80 via RedBubble]

I Want Tacos

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[$24.80 via RedBubble]

The Walking Merc

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[$24.80 via RedBubble]

Guns n Chimichangas

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[$24.80 via RedBubble]