TShirt Tuesday The Best Mega Man Shirts

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: Celebrate Capcom bringing back the Blue Bomber in Mega Man 11 with T-shirts featuring the blasting boy robot.Get EquippedYou’re going to see a lot of baby blue on this list, so get ready. The essential quality of Mega Man is his ability to siphon the powers of downed opponents, indicated by the classic semi-broken English of “Get equipped with…” Pay tribute to that action with this nice shirt by trapjaw that features the icons of Dr. Wily’s original octet of robot masters.$20, buy it here.Mega DoomPeople have experimented with transforming Mega Man into the first-person perspective once or twice, with mixed results. Artistically, we have to give props to CoinboxTees for this pitch-perfect transformation of the iconic Doom cover art into a feverish battle scene featuring Mega Man fending off Cut Man and a horde of other robots named after their abilities.$20, buy it here.When It’s All OverWhat happens to Mega Man once he’s completed his mission, shut down all the rogue robots and put Dr. Wily away once and for all? He’s going to be carrying the memories of everybody he destroyed – and their powers – with him for his entire life, like some sort of bizarre mechanized PTSD. Artist kiwifruitbird delivers a pensive portrait of the little guy at the end of a long day.$20, buy it here.Traveling BluesProto Man is in some ways a tragic figure, an earlier version of Mega Man who was simply not as good, afflicted with an energy imbalance that caused him immense pain and shortened his robo-lifespan. So Firestorm‘s shirt depicting him as a lonesome hobo riding the rails with an energy canister in his hand is sort of appropriate. Will he find happiness out there? We may never know.$20, buy it here.3D Mega ManIt can be hard to transform a character made out of a few hundred pixels at most into a believable 3D model, but artist Thibeault nails it on this T-shirt. Instead of adding a bunch of extraneous detail, they capture the gentle curves and innocent expression of the robot with a human face, and it’s a really nice design.$20, buy it here.Mega TronIf you played the Mega Man Battle Network games, you saw an alternate universe where the buster-blasting hero was just a computer program sent into systems to clean up nasty viruses and other malware. Sounds a lot like Tron, right? Artist djkopet seems to think so, as they’ve created a mash-up shirt design that gives Mega Man a neon glowing makeover.$20, buy it here.ServbotIntroduced in the Mega Man Legends series, the Servbots are some of the cutest creations in the Capcom universe. Devoted to their master, the thieving industrialist Tron Bonne, they scurry around and take care of menial tasks. They’re also the lowest tier character in Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, for what that’s worth. Artist JoelHorton transfers their face to a bright yellow shirt.$20, buy it here.Fist BumpI love it when a plan comes together, especially when it means long-lost family gets together to make it happen. This design by CoinboxTees depicts Mega Man and Proto Man giving each other the bro fist as Dr. Wily’s fortress explodes in the background. Sure, he probably survived, but you can’t have everything.$20, buy it here.Mega DeathYou know how we love to fold in heavy metal references into our nerd culture, so this Mega Death T-shirt by Hoomph is right up our alley. Taking Vic Rattlehead, the mascot of the band Megadeth, and slapping a burning Mega Man helmet on him is a genius choice that we’re surprised nobody thought of before.$20, buy it here.Synthwave Mega ManThe retro-futuristic aesthetic that suffuses synthwave music is perfect for Mega Man, who blasted robots to some of the catchiest chiptunes ever recorded. Artist Meechemax knocks out a T-shirt that could work equally well as an album cover, and (this is a first) even recorded a song to go with the design.$20, buy it here.Cross SectionHow exactly does the miraculous technology powering Mega Man work? What arrangement of circuits and valves let him copy his foes so miraculously that he can summon scissor blades, spinning leaves and other weapons seemingly from thin air? This cutaway diagram by montoya1983 doesn’t answer any of those questions, but it sure does make a damn cool T-shirt.$20, buy it here.center_img T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Hulk ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Fortnite Shirts last_img

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