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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Breaking News - Aquaman Hoodie III

sgSome of you may remember The Aquaman Hoodie, a proposed product of 80sTees.com, which was pulled from production after the manufacturer didn't receive enough orders to justify going ahead with it.

After that announcement, F.O.A.M.er Eric Stettmeier organized an online petition, based on 80sTees promise that if 200 people promised to order the AquaHoodie they would put it back into production. Within a few months, we had over 200 signees!

After that, though...nothing. No word from 80sTees, and after a while I gave up on the whole thing, assuming 80sTees had changed it mind, and the AquaHoodie would not be made available after all.

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But just today I got an email from 80sTees, saying this:

The wait is finally over! The Aquaman Costume Hooded Sweatshirt is finally in stock and ready to buy thanks to your promise to buy one! We are proud to present this product because it's the first time where our customers got together to turn a prototype into a real product by sheer force of will. If it was not for die hard Aquaman fans like yourself this product would not have been made!

Well, that is some awesome news! I've always said that while Aquaman's fanbase may be small (in comparison to his fellow superheroes, at least), we are a determined bunch. So it's great to hear the efforts of Eric and the rest of us paid enough!

You can order the AquaHoodie here--sure, it may be a little pricey, especially in this economy. But this is your chance to be the coolest kid on the block!

8 comments:

Dennis Doucette said...

Already bought mine!!!

Vincent Paul Bartilucci said...

Me too!

Bubbashelby said...

Just got the email myself - wow, how cool is that!

Will be ordering mine after pay day!

David J. Cutler said...

Ahhh--I wish I wish it didn't have the pectorals and abs drawn on the front. Turns it into something I wouldn't wear, so I can't justify the 55 USD. Bittersweet to see it available! I hope you guys enjoy yours, though.

rob! said...

David-

I agree, I think the pecs are not needed.

That said, there's no way I'm wearing this thing anywhere but my house, so in the end it doesn't really matter. I'm just proud us AquaFans banded together and got the company to change its mind. If only we could do that for DC!

David J. Cutler said...

See I am just nerd enough to have worn it around everywhere, minus pecs. And I'm just poor enough to not be able to afford it if it's not actually going to be something I wear. Envious of you guys, but it is not meant to be for me.

mistral1 said...

Great work Aquafans, I´m proud of you all!!!

Greetings from Chile!

Sergio.

Adama said...

Dammit! Of course they would have to come out with this thing while I was out of work. Hopefully, it'll still be around once I find a new job.