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Friday, April 13, 2018

Running Gear

Booster boosters no doubt recall the image of Blue Beetle and Booster Gold running scared as seen in Booster Gold, Volume 2, #34. You know, it's that image that Dan Jurgens said was his least favorite, remember?

The good news is that you can look down at it every day with the officially licensed t-shirt from 80sTees.com!

© DC Comics at 80sTees.com

The shirt is printed to order, making it a mite expensive at $40 for a large t-shirt, but when has money ever stopped a true fan from wearing his heart on their sleeve? Or, as the case may be, their chest.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Year in Review 2016: Number 3

Each December I look back at the year that was and find the Boosterrific.com posts that garnered the most attention.

Number three on this year's countdown of most popular posts was this fine piece of (unlicensed) apparel I showed you in September:

Booster Gold hoodie by Coyote Pop Clothing

As you can see, it's a good looking design. But the best part is hiding inside.

Say hello to my little friend:

Booster Gold hoodie by Coyote Pop Clothing, now with more Skeets!

It's Skeets! Without a doubt, this hoodie is the very definition of Boosterrific!

We'll continue the countdown on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Buster Gold Swag

From a branding standpoint, the biggest problem with Booster Gold's costume is that it's awfully hard to trademark a simple 5-pointed star polygon. While that's bad for Goldstar International, it's good for people who want to sell unlicensed Booster Gold t-shirts.

Booster Gold is absolutely © DC Comics

Those are shirts available on RedBubble.com, a website devoted to allowing independent artists to merchandise their work. Hmm. Some of those pieces sure do look awfully similar to work owned by DC Comics.

Be careful, artists. While Booster might own the hearts (and wallets) of his fans, DC Comics owns him. American intellectual property and copyright laws allow some leeway for commentary and craftsmen, but they're specifically designed to prevent you from making money selling someone else's idea. If you want to sell a shirt referencing Booster Gold, be clever about it.

Or just sell a t-shirt with a star on it. There's not a lot anyone can do about that.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Buyer Beware

Do you like leather jackets? Do you want to dress like actor Eric Martsolf from Smallville? Do you have $178? If you answered yes to all three of those questions, Sky-Seller.com might be the site for you!

Sky-seller.com

Or maybe you'd prefer to save $3 and order from LeatherJackets.com:

LeatherJackets.com

Hmm. That image looks awfully familiar. Where have I seen that before? Oh, yes, I remember now:

ThomDave

That's thomdave wearing the costume he had made for Comic-Con 2011. At the time, he credited the costume to Abby Polakow (of Cape & Cowl Creations).

Sky-Seller.com is registered to a private company in Panama. LeatherJackets.com is registered to an apparel company in San Francisco (B.L.K. International) which claims to have been in business for 20 years. If you look closely, you'll see that the LeatherJackets image is a poorly retouched version of the Sky-Seller image (you can clearly see the use of the clone tool to cover where the "Sky-Seller.com" watermark has been removed).

So Sky-Seller "borrowed" and retouched the image from thomdave's original forum post, and LeatherJackets "borrowed" that image and retouched it. Neither of them appear to have anything to do with Polakow, who has her own craft store on etsy.com.

The moral of today's post, boys and girls, is before you trust someone with your $175, you might want to do a bit of homework. Anyone who takes credit for someone else's work might not be the most trustworthy vendor.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Awesome Enough to Be a Real Thing

Two and a half years ago, we lamented that we couldn't have our own Booster Gold hoodie. Coyote Pop Clothing has finally heard our cries.

Booster Gold hoodie by Coyote Pop Clothing

The "Gold Hoodie!" is one of five DC Comics-inspired hoodies currently being offered by Coyote Pop. The description from their website reads

The hoodies are made from 100% polyester on the outside while the inside is lined with cotton. The print/design you see on the hoodie is printed on using a method called Hot Split Printing, which means the print will not fade or crack like normal printed clothing but feel like its integrated with the hoodie and very smooth to the touch.

You can order your own sweatshirt for $69 (plus shipping) at CoyotePopClothing.com. They are only taking orders until September 16, so if you want one, don't dawdle.

Thanks to Matthew Mueller of ComicBook.com for pointing this out.

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