Shredders Apparel releases Licensed Transformers Christmas Sweater

Saturday, December 20th, 2014 2:13pm CST

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If grandmother buys you a sweater instead of toys this year, you can always hope it's this one.

Online clothes store Shredders Apparel has teamed up with Hasbro to bring us a Transformers themed Christmas sweater featuring the leader of the autobots: Optimus Prime. It is listed at 79.99$ US.

Transformers News: Shredders Apparel releases Licensed Transformers Christmas Sweather

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This article was last modified on Sunday, December 21st, 2014 1:03pm CST

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Re: Shredders Apparel releases Licensed Transformers Christmas Sweater (1631948)
Posted by griftimus prime on December 20th, 2014 @ 5:12pm CST
takes the words ugly christmas sweater to a whole new level.
Re: Shredders Apparel releases Licensed Transformers Christmas Sweater (1631993)
Posted by Rated X on December 20th, 2014 @ 11:47pm CST
The sad thing is somebody on here probably wants this... :SICK:
Re: Shredders Apparel releases Licensed Transformers Christmas Sweater (1631997)
Posted by sockstar on December 21st, 2014 @ 12:21am CST
Very cool sweater. Wouldn't pay a dime over $45 though. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Shredders Apparel releases Licensed Transformers Christmas Sweater (1632003)
Posted by Burn on December 21st, 2014 @ 12:39am CST
Rated X wrote:The sad thing is somebody on here probably wants this... :SICK:

You don't need to feel ashamed. If you want it, come out and say it. If you want to put it on your blow up doll to snuggle with at night, that's perfectly fine too.

It's not my thing, but I heartily endorse your desire to own this. Image
Re: Shredders Apparel releases Licensed Transformers Christmas Sweater (1632009)
Posted by NECRONOMICON on December 21st, 2014 @ 1:55am CST
So, my girlfriend has known for years that I am a lifelong transformer fan and a couple of days ago, she surprised me with the Shredders Apparel' Optimus Prime Christmas sweater as an early Christmas Gift.
Shredders Sweater.jpg



It was an incredibly sweet gesture, but upon my first viewing, I couldn't help but think the design was pretty damn fugly.... :shock:
My GF noticed my less than stellar reaction and asked me what I didn't dig about the sweater. I explained that that the detail was atrocious and Prime's face looked like it had been pounded on by Rumble. :BANG_HEAD: (Seriously - dat face tho! :BOOM: )
Anyhow, as I have quite an excellent lady, she took the time to embroider the sweater in an effort to fix up the flaws based upon my Masterpiece MP-10 figure.:BOWDOWN:

(The yellow lines show where she made modifications:
Mods to the Optimus Prime Sweater.jpg

I have to say, I love the result. I have worn the upgraded sweater in public twice now and I have been constantly stopped by strangers asking for pictures of the sweater and giving me general compliments of awesomeness. :michaelbay:
I would love to hear your thoughts on the modifications. Here is the final result without all the lines for clarity.
Upgraded Optimus Prime Sweater.jpg


THE REVIEW
Honestly, as a licensed sweater, Shredder's really dropped the ball on this. There are a number of errors in the design. The stomach grill is uneven and missing its top line and the forehead center piece has a blue thread running through the center that has to be a flaw.
There are also just so damn many poor design choices. I understand that every additional color of thread adds to the cost of creation. However, there is no excuse for cheaping out on the yellow cab lights, arm symbols, and hip area, when the sweater costs nearly a hundred dollars with shipping.
Also, since grey and black threads are already party of the design, why skip the leg vents and feet details. Why didn't they fix the train wreck of his ab section with evenly spaced parallel lines?

My other big pet peeve is the huge wasted opportunity in all of the background space in the sweater. Seriously...what’s with all the Tetris pieces? Why not put something Transformers related in the repeating pattern. Really, anything that showed even a modicum of fan service would have been appreciated. For example, how about including as part of the background a simplified repeating Matrix of Leadership pattern. Hell, it already looks like it has a snowflake in the center.
matrix.jpg


Additionally, they could have taken a page from this design from Redbubble ( http://rdbl.co/1z9kIf8) and included Megatron and Optimus in their Alt forms.
Christmas Sweater Background Pattern.jpg


Final Score of the original Shredder's Sweater: 4/10
Final Score after custom embellishments: 9/10

Till All Are One.

NecronomiCon
Re: Shredders Apparel releases Licensed Transformers Christmas Sweater (1632011)
Posted by Rated X on December 21st, 2014 @ 2:10am CST
Burn wrote:
Rated X wrote:The sad thing is somebody on here probably wants this... :SICK:

You don't need to feel ashamed. If you want it, come out and say it. If you want to put it on your blow up doll to snuggle with at night, that's perfectly fine too.

It's not my thing, but I heartily endorse your desire to own this. Image


Im good. You want one ? You might need it for my next thread. 2015 is gonna be a cold year on the 3rd party threads… :DANCE:
Re: Shredders Apparel releases Licensed Transformers Christmas Sweater (1632016)
Posted by Burn on December 21st, 2014 @ 5:39am CST
Rated X wrote:
Burn wrote:
Rated X wrote:The sad thing is somebody on here probably wants this... :SICK:

You don't need to feel ashamed. If you want it, come out and say it. If you want to put it on your blow up doll to snuggle with at night, that's perfectly fine too.

It's not my thing, but I heartily endorse your desire to own this. Image


Im good. You want one ? You might need it for my next thread. 2015 is gonna be a cold year on the 3rd party threads… :DANCE:


Dude, I live in Australia. That thing is way too hot for here. Heck, t-shirts are too damn hot at times.
Re: Shredders Apparel releases Licensed Transformers Christmas Sweater (1632054)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on December 21st, 2014 @ 12:08pm CST
Burn wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Burn wrote:
Rated X wrote:The sad thing is somebody on here probably wants this... :SICK:

You don't need to feel ashamed. If you want it, come out and say it. If you want to put it on your blow up doll to snuggle with at night, that's perfectly fine too.

It's not my thing, but I heartily endorse your desire to own this. Image


Im good. You want one ? You might need it for my next thread. 2015 is gonna be a cold year on the 3rd party threads… :DANCE:


Dude, I live in Australia. That thing is way too hot for here. Heck, t-shirts are too damn hot at times.


That's why I'll always prefer living somewhere cold over somewhere hot. When it's cold, you can always put more clothes on. There's only so much you can take off.

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