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    You can imagine my excitement when I saw this post on my Twitter feed. How long I have asked and waited for OFFICIAL LIS merchandise!!

    So you can imagine my disappointment when I'm greeted with this:


    Maybe if I was female I wouldn't be so disappointed. There would at least be 4 choices to choose from. But alas, I am not; my male anatomy (damn word filters) and heterosexuality precludes at least 2 of those choices.

    Despite the game having 2 female leads, guys played it too ya know...

    So what I am left with is 2 choices. 1 if you actually played the game and will therefore know that pretty much everyone who wore a bigfoot jersey was either a bully or a complete tool... MUST BUY!!

    So what I'm left with is a hotdog.
    Woot.

    Anybody who has saw me post on these forums should hopefully appreciate that I loved this game and have great respect for the developers who gave it to us. Why else would I buy it twice and tell anyone who would listen to play it.

    I don't appreciate WANTING to throw my money at something and being presented with this. I truly hope that the revenue share between the right holders of Life Is Strange (Square Enix?) and the company responsible for this was a good one, because it came at the price of choice and originality.

    *My frustration is with the people responsible for these decisions (likely not the developers).

    /rant over

    Edit: They replied.


    Hopefully they're right and if another next line follows it can be a bit more comprehensive for everyone.


    Nathans jacket would be awesome.


    As would Arcadias dark knights.


    This t-shirt might turn some heads

    I want.. screw it. I might just design my own :|
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    Hey Battlebeard,

    When it came to having a line of merchandise out, we could only select a small amount of designs for the first batch. A clothing line has to see how well the game series does before they commit to more designs. There are also things like merchandising/licencing budgets.

    With this in mind we used the two main protagonists shirts (Chloe's design has a male 'guys tee' variant) and an option that a lot of the community asked for (hot dog man). The hoodie itself is completely bespoke and inspired by the game.

    There are many other designs we can use in a second run if the first batch is well received. There are 3 designs males can wear.

    I hope that helps explains the choices a bit more.

    Thanks for your feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottBlows View Post
    Hey Battlebeard,
    Hotdog man? am I trapped in Max's nightmare again?
    I jest.

    When it came to having a line of merchandise out, we could only select a small amount of designs for the first batch. A clothing line has to see how well the game series does before they commit to more designs. There are also things like merchandising/licencing budgets.
    Life is.. bureaucratic. But fair enough.

    With this in mind we used the two main protagonists shirts (Chloe's design has a male 'guys tee' variant)
    But a female protagonist wore it meaning I'm seeing it as a shirt intended for a female. Though granted it was designed for men too and I'm sure others won't have that problem when buying it, so fair enough.

    and an option that a lot of the community asked for (hot dog man).
    Its a testament to just how good this game was that a hotdog with so little meaning that it only existed in the game as a small irrelevant detail.. is actually starting to look like something I might want. Its obscurity might be a good thing.

    The hoodie itself is completely bespoke and inspired by the game.
    See.. now you made me want it. Why did you have to do that? and why did every guy who wore it in the game have to be such a tool? such confliction.

    There are many other designs we can use in a second run if the first batch is well received. There are 3 designs males can wear.
    I hope a second run of designs is achieved and there is something there I can better relate to.

    I hope that helps explains the choices a bit more.

    Thanks for your feedback.
    Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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    The Two Whales Diner shirts have been selling like crazy on Etsy.


    Personally I'd love to have some of Warren's shirts.
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    I would like a replica of the bullet necklace that Chloe wore, but I don't think that I would ever wear it.
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    I would like to have a shirt with a printed-on polaroid picture of Max and Chloe walking on the train tracks hand-in-hand. That's my all time favorite scene in the game.

    OHWceta:

    The Two Whales Diner shirts have been selling like crazy on Etsy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by julietxjules View Post
    I would like a replica of the bullet necklace that Chloe wore, but I don't think that I would ever wear it.
    Some fake bullets, leather string and a drill bit, you'll be good to go.

    Edit : you might want to use a vice and some cloth as not to leave marks on the bullets.
    Last edited by KristaD; 22nd Oct 2015 at 21:29. Reason: more info.
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    That black butterfly t-shirt Max wears in the dark room scene!

    I'd like that as a men's shirt please!

    Last edited by codemasher; 24th Oct 2015 at 23:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordBattleBeard View Post


    Maybe if I was female I wouldn't be so disappointed. There would at least be 4 choices to choose from. But alas, I am not; my male anatomy (damn word filters) and heterosexuality precludes at least 2 of those choices.

    Despite the game having 2 female leads, guys played it too ya know...

    So what I am left with is 2 choices. 1 if you actually played the game and will therefore know that pretty much everyone who wore a bigfoot jersey was either a bully or a complete tool... MUST BUY!!

    So what I'm left with is a hotdog.
    Woot.

    They could make a blue shirt with "John Doe" on it for us male fans

    I would like to have a shirt with a printed-on polaroid picture of Max and Chloe walking on the train tracks hand-in-hand. That's my all time favorite scene in the game."]I would like to have a shirt with a printed-on polaroid picture of Max and Chloe walking on the train tracks hand-in-hand. That's my all time favorite scene in the game.
    I agree that shirts with pictures of characters of the game would be nice too.

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    The Daniel one looks great!

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