New merch! Shirts, stickers, and magnets! January 8, 2021 12:54 PM   Subscribe

We talked about this in the run-up to the Gala, so: let's start off 2021 with some new merch! We've got new designs up, available as shirts on Neatoshop and as magnets and stickers on Teepublic, so if you've been looking for something MeFi-centric to drape over your mortal form or stick to your laptop or fridge or car or whatever the heck this is your lucky day.

This crop of new designs are all simple text, just like MetaFilter itself:

a t-shirt with the text below on it
"MetaFilter: best of the web since 1999" - shirt, sticker, magnet

a t-shirt with the text below on it
"Should I eat this? Ask MetaFilter. For all your burning questions." - shirt, sticker, magnet

a t-shirt with the text below on it
"Hi, I'm on MetaFilter and I could overthink a plate of beans" - shirt, sticker, magnet

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We also have existing merch still available, including Neatoshop t-shirts of robocop_is_bleeding's fantastic Seal of the Cabal design (and it's smaller variant), and Neatoshop offers a lot of varieties of apparel so if you're looking for a hoodie or a baby onesie that's an option as well.

We also have TopatoCo's stock of mugs, totes, and some older t-shirt designs.

These stickers and magnets are a new product for us, so let us know what you think of 'em once you get 'em. We're also hoping to take advantage of the quick turn-around of print-on-demand design to update new merch more often this year, so if you want to chatter about ideas and wishlists you're welcome to brainstorm.
posted by cortex (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 12:54 PM (46 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

Merch!
posted by Going To Maine at 12:57 PM on January 8 [1 favorite]


Oh hell yeah. Immediately ordered Shirt #1.
posted by lazaruslong at 1:14 PM on January 8




I CONSUME YOUR GOODS.
ordered #1!
posted by lalochezia at 1:27 PM on January 8 [1 favorite]


Every time I wear my robocop_is_bleeding's metafilter-no-cabal hoodie I get the best comments! Plus it’s warm! I love it, and you will too.
posted by valkane at 1:44 PM on January 8 [1 favorite]


I was delighted at the idea of a "Can I eat this?" fridge magnet.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 1:48 PM on January 8 [14 favorites]


oof, that shipping and exchange rate tho …
posted by scruss at 2:01 PM on January 8 [1 favorite]


In 2019, I knitted myself a MeFi pullover. I hope to get the pattern written and posted fairly soon, and it will be available for free, as a gift to the community.
posted by orange swan at 2:33 PM on January 8 [19 favorites]


Still waiting for the BBall shirt to come back into the store.

Here's hoping!
posted by bonehead at 2:53 PM on January 8


Neatoshop will actually do a Baseball T-shirt cut for any of those designs (check the "Specialty" tab on a given product page), so that's a baby step in that direction and a more explicitly baseball-y (or, honestly, blaseball-y) design would be fun to bring out later in the year to go with it.

The custom baseball jerseys of yore with individualized usernumbers are unfortunately out of reach for any of the kind of shirt fulfillment services available at our scale. They'd need to be either literally hand made or set up custom for each individual order.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:01 PM on January 8 [1 favorite]


You should have a "Should I drink this?" mug.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 3:24 PM on January 8 [10 favorites]


You should post these to the mall.
posted by aniola at 3:53 PM on January 8


I love the new designs and my birthday is coming up!

Is there any chance of getting if you're not paying for it... reinstated? I've looked in a few times over the last few years...
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 4:44 PM on January 8 [6 favorites]


The link for the blue shirt goes to the page for the gray shirt.
posted by briank at 7:01 PM on January 8


I'm going to use a lot of my $600 stimulus check on this stuff.
posted by vrakatar at 7:39 PM on January 8


As far as a baseball shirt, our local Japanese baseball team (woo, Chiba Lotte Marines, ファイト!) sell blank team jerseys with iron on letters and numbers. Fans sort of assemble their own jersey for whatever player they like. I’m not sure how easy it would be to find any sort of online iron on number/letter store, but if there was a way to get iron ons in the blue and yellow, that would be pretty snazzy.

Next up, we’d need to discuss our batting music. I think I’d like to stroll to the plate to First Few Desperate Hours, but I’d need to think a bit more before being sure.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:44 PM on January 8 [2 favorites]


Just ordered the classic blue tshirt. I have wanted one for years.
posted by COD at 7:46 PM on January 8


Mod note: Fixed link
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 7:53 PM on January 8


Mod note: I’m not sure how easy it would be to find any sort of online iron on number/letter store, but if there was a way to get iron ons in the blue and yellow, that would be pretty snazzy.

You know, that might be a good compromise solution! I'll give it a thought, I sort of like the general idea of sending out home crafting kits anyway.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:55 PM on January 8 [7 favorites]


Mod note: Merch for the Merch God!
posted by Kreiger at 8:05 PM on January 8 [3 favorites]


Mod note: Seriously, though, super excited about this, Warhammer jokes aside.
posted by Kreiger at 8:06 PM on January 8


Mod note: So would this announcement be post-Merch? [sic]
posted by not_on_display at 8:10 PM on January 8 [1 favorite]


Mod note: We've got new designs up, available as shirts on Neatoshop

That Neatoshop link says they also do masks. A There is No Cabal mask might be just the thing to freak people out.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 9:42 PM on January 8 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Neat as this is, and it is, unfortunately Neatoshop ships to a fairly limited list of countries, so I can't buy from them.
posted by signal at 8:15 AM on January 9


Mod note: Teepublic has a longer list of valid countries, but alas also excludes mine.
posted by signal at 8:18 AM on January 9


Mod note: Yay! Just ordered magnets!
posted by SillyShepherd at 9:45 AM on January 9


Mod note: A There is No Cabal mask might be just the thing to freak people out.

There were some forays into masks but it turns out getting low-cost masks done that have printing on them in such a way that they're decently visible/readable turns out to be a harder problem than we were up to turning around quickly.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:37 AM on January 9 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Yeah, I thought we'd have masks for order by gala time but was disappointed with the tests we ordered. I'm gonna experiment with Neatoshop's and see if those feel worth it; if so, a cabal version seems like a good idea (and I've got a couple other MeFi pattern ideas to explore too).
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:23 AM on January 9


Mod note: Ooh! I'm going to get me one of those. Right now I have a MeFi pin on my purse, a different one on my quiver, and a forbidden arcane MeFi knowledge t-shirt, yet not ONCE has anyone walked up to me and indicated that they are familiar with the community I am obviously eager to talk about. Well, someone thought that I was a Satanist, but that doesn't count.
posted by The corpse in the library at 5:21 PM on January 9 [2 favorites]


Mod note: OMG I CAN GET A BLACK METAFILTER T-SHIRT THANK YOU!!!
posted by limeonaire at 8:38 PM on January 9 [2 favorites]


Mod note: You really should have a deleted comment box t-shirt option.
posted by y2karl at 7:19 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


Mod note: YES! YES! YES! REAL SIZE INCLUSIVITY AND OPTIONS! HALLELUJAH!
brb, getting my wallet.
posted by ApathyGirl at 1:57 PM on January 10 [2 favorites]


Mod note: I bought the robocop_is_bleeding's metafilter-no-cabal tshirt many moons ago and the biggest size was way too small. Since then, I have lost 40lbs and someday very soon, I may be able to fit into it. I keep it hanging outside of the closet to inspire me to lose the weight. Thanks cabal! (there is no cabal)
posted by a humble nudibranch at 4:30 PM on January 10 [5 favorites]


Mod note: I'm way too amused by "Should I eat this?" on a baby onesie.
posted by kjs4 at 8:10 PM on January 10 [4 favorites]


Mod note: If more new merch is possible, I've become one of those enamel pin people.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 1:16 PM on January 11 [3 favorites]


Mod note: YEAH what's all this talk of enamel pins but no one forking over a link/source?!
posted by cranberrymonger at 10:38 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


Mod note: In 2019, I knitted myself a MeFi pullover. I hope to get the pattern written and posted fairly soon, and it will be available for free, as a gift to the community.

Unlicensed?? You better lawyer the fuck up, orange swan!
posted by stinkfoot at 9:37 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Oh, I haven't seen any enamel pins, cranberrymonger. Mine are both normal old-school pins: a cabal one that was mailed to me following a Meta a while ago, and a 20th anniversary pin I got at a meetup.
posted by The corpse in the library at 12:45 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Mod note: How about a version with just the logo with no slogan?
posted by zeikka at 1:23 PM on January 12


Mod note: I feel like I bring this up in every merch discussion, but I really want metafilter sweatpants. They would have metafilter up one leg like those college sweat pants. I really, really want this. And like, the loose baggy sweat pants, not any of these fancy joggers kind of things.
posted by litera scripta manet at 7:37 PM on January 12 [8 favorites]


Mod note: FWIW, if the stained-glass MF logo on the teepublic page were available in sticker form, I'd probably buy one or two.
posted by suetanvil at 8:00 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Why is there no professional white button down shirt?
posted by neilbert at 9:02 PM on January 15 [2 favorites]


Mod note: I thought I had ordered a Can I Eat This magnet, but ordered a sticker instead. Discovered that the CIEA magnet comes in two sizes, so I ordered them and they will join the other two magnets I’ve already received.
posted by SillyShepherd at 6:31 AM on January 17


Mod note: Why is there no professional white button down shirt?

Someone pointed out years ago that "professional white background", out of context, can be read in... more than one way.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 6:59 AM on January 17 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Got my shirt, and I realized that the blue I think of as Metafilter Blue -- that the shirt is -- is not the color I actually see when I look at Metafilter.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:12 PM on January 17


Mod note: <Bernie voice> I am once again asking for stickers that say [+] and [!] </Bernie voice>

would also accept pins, decals, magnets, temporary tattoos, iron-on patches, cufflinks, stencils, wax seals, or rubber stamps.
posted by zeptoweasel at 8:56 AM on January 18 [3 favorites]


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