Monday, 19 December 2011

Thundercats: A New Business Venture

Earlier this year, we found out that Thundercats was coming back onto TV. We got very excited because back in the 1980s, Thundercats was probably the greatest show on Earth. We liked the 1980s.

We rather like the new show, even if Snarf doesn't speak - but there are two things that have changed that we find simply unacceptable: the theme tune (one of the best intros to a show) and the Thundertank.

The original Thundertank from the 1980s series was built by Panthro using parts salvaged from the Thundercats' ship after it crashed on Third Earth. From what we know, he built it entirely himself - and judging from the other Thundercats' reaction from the episode 'Berbils', they never saw it's development.

Performance and Technical stats are almost non-existent for the Thundertank - from what we've seen in various episodes, we know that it is composed of highly advanced Thundera military issue weapons and armour - and must produce around 5000bhp and even more units in ft lb of torque. It is capable of driving over any terrain, through mountains and glaciers and it's arms house hydraulics with a relief valve pressure of probably around 4500psi.

Watch the episode 'Trouble with Time' to see how hard the Thundertank is to handle. As Panthro says himself, "This tank is a serious piece of business". 

Anyway, we've decided to design a Thundertank T-shirt. Ever wondered what the Thundercats do in their spare time? Well, we heard that Panthro has a little side business creating custom vehicles. See the T-shirts below.


View the Thundertank T-shirt direct at the site here.

There'll be more Thundercats T-shirts to follow. However, if you have any cool Thundercats designs you'd like to see on T-shirts, send them to us here and you could earn money from them.

The Spicetag team

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

80s Grifter Bike T-shirts

If you had a BMX or a 'Grifter' as a kid back in the 1980s, you'd know that they were the only choice when it came to bikes.

You 80s kids will remember the sounds of the Raleigh Wildcat - not only would this thing scare the **** out of unaware pedestrians but it wasn't too bad on the rough stuff also. I remember a kid next door to me had one back in 1988 - I wouldn't have minded one, I had a red BMX but I haven't got any photos to make a T-shirt - if I did, I would.

The Wildcat was a cool bike and seems like a little gem to own an old one today. Here are a couple of tribute T-shirts...


View the Wildcat Bike T-shirt direct at the site here.


View the 80s Wildcat T-shirt direct at the site here.

Perhaps you remember the Raleigh Vektar? That bike was like a stealth bomber in black - more gizmos than the Wildcat and it even had a radio! We haven't forgotten about this one, so watch this space for a T-shirt soon.


When you eventually grew out of pretending to be Knight Rider as a kid then the Raleigh Burner was the bike to step up to. There are many pictures of these online where folks have kept them in beautiful condition and look irresistable for a ride. This is the Burner in our favourite colour scheme.

View the Retro Burner Bike T-shirt direct at the site here.

More retro bikes to follow. If you've got designs of your own that you'd like to sell and make a bit of cash for a new crank then get in touch with us here.

The Spicetag Team

Friday, 2 December 2011

The Return Of Manta Force - New T-shirts

Everyone remembers their favourite toys as a kid. Some might have been popular, some not so. Some toys that first came out when you were a kid may have spawned into legendary status - Star Wars, the Turtles, Thundercats - but one of our personal favourites has gone off the radar for many years...the Multiple Air Naval Terrain Assault Force, aka 'Manta Force'.

A force of space soldiers (all ranked by their full-body coloured space suits) were sent into the galaxy from a polluted, over-populated planet Earth in order to find a new planet to inhabit. They travelled in a state-of-the-art, self sufficient super vessel that carried a fleet of air, land and sea vehicles to aid them in their quest.

However, hell-bent on stopping Manta Force in their multiple vehicle's tracks and driven to inhabit New Earth for themselves was the Viper Squad - travelling in their own super ship Red Venom - itself equipped with incredibly versatile all-terrain vehicles.

Many of the Manta Force soldiers did not survive the onslaught. Those who did survive went on to face their demise by 1980s Electrolux vacuum cleaners or were swallowed by toddlers. Well, while searching through our old toy box, right at the bottom still in his white space suit (low ranked), we found a Manta Force veteran.

To celebrate his survival we have made a set of Manta Force and Viper Squad space T-shirts - so you too can play the part of those great space soldiers.


See the Manta Force 80s T-shirt direct at the site here.


See the Manta Force Viper T-shirt direct at the site here.

So - are you Manta or Viper? Let us know...

The Spicetag Team.