New to the SEGAbits store – SEGA Master System inspired shirts & VMU inspired designs

Did you know that SEGAbits has a RedBubble shop? It’s true! Since December 2013, we’ve been uploading original designs for SEGAbits readers to purchase and wear to show their SEGA pride and to support the site. Recently, our own Liam Ashcroft aka TrackerTD of our This is Saturn video series created a Master System inspired design featuring the beloved 80’s console in a variety of styles – including one featuring Alex Kidd. We also have a VMU inspired shirt and phone case featuring a pixelated Ryo ready to fight. The design was built entirely in Photoshop and Illustrator from scratch, and the VMU icons were redrawn in the vector format. The VMU screen is a pixelated grid, allowing us to create whatever original pixelated images we can dream up. So head on over to the SEGAbits RedBubble shop today and check it out!

Meatbun offers up three cool new SEGA inspired shirts

Meatbun have some crazy talent designing their gaming related tees, and I get the feeling they may have a bit of a Sega fan streak in them judging by how 3 out 4 of their latest designs are Sega inspired. Many are quite surprising mash ups too! First up, Passing Breeze. This looks like it could have come directly out of a mid to late 80s Japanese indie fan magazine, right down to the manga like toning. A gorgeous illustration that nails the vibe of the classic Outrun.

Check out SEGA Memories for the other two designs!

Check out these awesome SEGA Master System shirts

SMS Power! forum member thoja has spotted  two SEGA Master System related shirts in his local mall. He said he found them in Bershka, a chain of Spanish stores from Spain. I have to say, I like the ideas but I don’t like white shirts all that much. I searched their site and only found a page for the Master System one, not the Alex Kidd one.

So what do you guys think of the shirts? Do you like in Europe? Maybe you should go out and check them out.

Sonic the Hedgehog gets 20th anniversary shirts in Japan

SEGA Japan is releasing a couple of Sonic 20th Anniversary shirts, they are both pictured above. The one on the left, with the image of Green Hill Zone from Sonic Generations, will cost you 6,300 yen ($82 USD). Yeah, swagger money.

If you like the more simple type design on the right, it will run you 3,045 yen ($40 USD). If you have the cash to pay for them, more power to you.

[Source: Sonic Stadium]

Sonic Boom shirt and button winners are…

[This is what the post would have been like in the early ’90s]

We have now picked three winners for our Sonic Boom shirts and buttons contest, which actually went online the day of Sonic’s 20th birthday. Isn’t that a neat fact. So who won?

  1. Jermaine Taris (boondocksamurai)
  2. Sara (Saraluna23)
  3. Bex

If you won, contact us with the subject line “Sonic Boom shirt & buttons winner”. Specify if you want the merchandise signed, the size of shirt desired, and your mailing address. Winners have a week to get their information to us. If not, we will give away the prizes to someone else who entered.

Didn’t win? We have 2 more shirts to giv eaway. How do you get them? WE WILL GIVE YOU DETAILS ON THE SWINGIN’ REPORT SHOW PODCAST THIS FRIDAY!