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KurtPikachu2001

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« on: 01-30-2004 11:49 »

The store Hot Topic sells a lot of Adult Swim stuff.  How come the store doesn't sell any Futurama stuff?  They got Family Guy and all the other shows.  Why not they're most popular one, Futurama?
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #1 on: 01-30-2004 11:58 »

Because Avril LAvignes 'R' Us is a shitty store with no sense of what is actually worth more than sh*t.
Xmpel

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« Reply #2 on: 01-30-2004 13:21 »

Actually I think its because Fox won't give them the right distrubute them.

It seems pretty worthless to make a shirt that you cannot sell.
iamkiffkroker

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« Reply #3 on: 01-30-2004 21:31 »

Pikka I think you're being a bit hard on Hot Topic.  Yes it may be trendy to dress in the style of clothes that they sell dosn't mean they don't sell stuff worth buying. Futhermore I think Avril is overcriticized.
rule brittannia

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« Reply #4 on: 03-24-2004 13:41 »

:bump: don't worry iamkiffkroker, pikka bird is always a stroppy git.
El Scorcho

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« Reply #5 on: 03-24-2004 14:14 »

 
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Originally posted by iamkiffkroker:
 ...I think Avril is overcriticized.

What? if anything, we dont critisize her enought, I won't be happy until a law is passed banning the very mention of her name   

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« Reply #6 on: 03-24-2004 14:49 »

 
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Originally posted by El Scorcho:
 What? if anything, we dont critisize her enought, I won't be happy until a law is passed banning the very mention of her name   


You know, I agree. But I don't think I would have as big of a problem with her as I do if she could just get even a slight grasp of the english language.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #7 on: 03-24-2004 15:13 »

Hot Topic is butt fart shit. How can a store make bands like From Autumn to Ashes and Coheed and Cambria seem like the most hardcore crap out there? I will admit, I've bought a few shirts from there in my day(a couple I still wear), but overall it blows.
Teral

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« Reply #8 on: 03-24-2004 15:17 »

Worst .. bumpage ... ever!
Goldfinger

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« Reply #9 on: 03-24-2004 15:31 »

Newbury Comics sometimes has some cool Futurama stuff.  It's where I found my squishy brain slug.  tongue

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TheLampIncident

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« Reply #10 on: 03-24-2004 16:40 »
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Never mind, I just read your profile, Massachusetts eh? Not too far from me.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #11 on: 03-24-2004 17:22 »

Yes, well, of the topic of Canadian fauxpunks, if Fox allowed Family Guy to get the merchanise it did, why not Futurama.. Especially because no more episodes are being produced at all? [New Family Guys coming soon!] Even a Zoidy patch or a Fry wristcuff would be anough.. :hugs Hot Topic: Pwease?
Goldfinger

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« Reply #12 on: 03-24-2004 22:50 »

TheLampIncident, I usually go to Newbury at the Providence Place Mall.  I live in MA, but I'm almost right on the line, about 20 minutes from Providence.
Snoo-snoo

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« Reply #13 on: 03-25-2004 03:38 »

 
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Originally posted by El Scorcho:
What? if anything, we dont critisize her enought, I won't be happy until a law is passed banning the very mention of her name.

 
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Originally posted by Chelsea:
 You know, I agree. But I don't think I would have as big of a problem with her as I do if she could just get even a slight grasp of the english language.

Worse, she horribly mispronounced David Bowie's name at the grammies. Sad, she has no idea who he is and yet she's considered a musical diva by some in the musical community.

Plus, have you ever seen her perform live? She cannot sing worth a crap.

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TheLampIncident

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« Reply #14 on: 03-25-2004 14:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Goldfinger:
TheLampIncident, I usually go to Newbury at the Providence Place Mall.  I live in MA, but I'm almost right on the line, about 20 minutes from Providence.

I went there not too long ago and got a couple CDs. The one in Warwick's better. I got my Futurama season 2 set there(and the vinyl selection's far superior).
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #15 on: 03-26-2004 23:51 »

Hot Topic is OK in my book. True, a lot of their stuff doesn't appeal to me, but where else am I going to get my Invader ZIM/Simpsons/80's videogame apparel?
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #16 on: 03-27-2004 09:46 »

 
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
Hot Topic is OK in my book. True, a lot of their stuff doesn't appeal to me, but where else am I going to get my Invader ZIM/Simpsons/80's videogame apparel?

From the fiery depths of HELL!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

But online stores have lots of great shit too, just look around.

Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #17 on: 03-28-2004 01:20 »

Whatever the store still kiks ass. They have the best rock/metal/punk shirts and gear anywhere. And i love them for that.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #18 on: 03-28-2004 01:50 »

Where else can you get Happy Tree Friends stuff in person? NOWHERE THATS WHERE.  big grin
Lucky Clover

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« Reply #19 on: 03-28-2004 10:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Xmpel:
Actually I think its because Fox won't give them the right distrubute them.

It seems pretty worthless to make a shirt that you cannot sell.

I totally agree.  I mean come on, its incredibly popular..But if they dont want to give it to anyone, and if its popular, sales are high, etc why wont they just bring it back..Also I've never seen little Bender figures in Hot Topic nor Spencers.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #20 on: 03-28-2004 12:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
Whatever the store still kiks ass. They have the best rock/metal/punk shirts and gear anywhere. And i love them for that.

Hot Topic doesn't have any shirts for punk or metal bands, just the phony imposters.

Lucky Clover

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« Reply #21 on: 03-28-2004 12:10 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
 Hot Topic doesn't have any shirts for punk or metal bands, just the phony imposters.


Actually they do. At least the one I go to does.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #22 on: 03-28-2004 12:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Lucky Clover:
 Actually they do. At least the one I go to does.

Oh, let me guess because THURSDAY AND BRIGHTEYES ARE WAY ROX PUNXOR SLIPKNOT HXC ALL THE WAY POISON THE WELL ROX MY SOX!!11

Is that your idea of punk/metal?

LAN.gnome

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« Reply #23 on: 03-28-2004 13:58 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
But online stores have lots of great shit too, just look around.

I have ordered many shirts online, but there are loads of drawbacks.
  • It usually costs more, as online shirts tend to be a bit more expensive than ones in a store and you have to pay for shipping;
  • It takes longer, unless you want to pay more for faster shipping;
  • There's no guarantee that the shirt you recieve will look like it was shown online (shirt colors especially), whereas you can just look at the shirt in a store and know for sure;
  • If you don't like it (I recieved one shirt that was so different from the picture that it didn't appeal to me at all), there's no easy way of going about returning it;
  • You can't try on a shirt online, so you have to just hope and pray that their definition of a large is the same as everywhere else.

And on and on and on.

Just because you think OMG HOt TOPPIC SUXX0Rz LOL!, it doesn't outweigh the ease of using an honest-to-God store versus going out of my way to shop online, just to avoid Hot Topic's evil fascist empire or whatever.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #24 on: 03-28-2004 14:44 »

-Not true about shirts costing more. I usually see them in stores at about 18 bucks, online they're usually about $13.50.
-It's worth the wait.
-How much could they possibly screw it up?
-It's pretty sad if you don't know your own shirt size.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #25 on: 03-28-2004 17:58 »

Hot Topic is still an all around decent store, but yeah, the main reason a lot of people hate it is that it's popular - and being owned by the same company that owns GAP also rubs people the wrong way...but they still have the best one-liner shirts, even if their prices are slightly high...but yes, FUTURAMA MERCH! MUST! SELL! FUTURAMA MERCH!

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LAN.gnome

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« Reply #26 on: 03-29-2004 03:01 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
-Not true about shirts costing more. I usually see them in stores at about 18 bucks, online they're usually about $13.50.

Depends on where you shop. The sites I buy from run from as cheap as $7.50 (a rare occaison) and up to about $20, most falling into the $15-20 range. Factor in shipping, and you're losing money, if anything.

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
-It's worth the wait.

Uhh... why? Just so I can be a rebel? No, thanks. I prefer to receive my shirts as soon as I pay for them.

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
-How much could they possibly screw it up?

I remember a shirt I got from JINX was shown to be a happy, lime color and arrived a green so dark it was nearly black. Since I hate forest green, I was less than satisfied with it.

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
-It's pretty sad if you don't know your own shirt size.

It's not me, it's whatever brand of shirt the store uses. Different manufacturers have different standards of what constitutes a small, medium, etc. I once ordered a large shirt from ThinkGeek that was at least one size two big, depsite the size marked on the label.

Believe me, I'm no big fan of the stores, and try to shop elswhere as best I can. But when it comes down to it, yeah, sometimes I shop there.

I liken it to public restrooms. Sure, they're kinda grungy and the atmosphere is unsavory, but they serve a very real purpose. I'd very much like to do my business somewhere else, but that's not always an option. I tolerate the setting as best I can, getting in and out as fast as possible. Sure, I could wait until later, but sometimes you just can'tsmile
KAH

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« Reply #27 on: 04-02-2004 01:18 »

Does anyone know of a site that sells good Futurama T-shirts? Maybe then I wont have to buy yet another Simpsons shirt from Hot Topic. Also, I want someone to make a DOOP seal patch, wouldn't that just be nifty?
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