Monday, 28 October 2013

Chaos In The Capital Cities...

If you don't think much is going on in the Capital Cities of England and Wales at the moment, think again...

In the world of fiction and graphic design, London and Cardiff have been hit with a new wave of destruction - that from ancient beasts and atomic-powered robots! Brand new vintage Japanese style film poster designs display the mayhem...

London has been given an unwelcome visit from a giant fire-breathing lizard monster - their only hope is the giant Big Ben robot. Make others aware by wearing the T-shirt available on Etsy, Ebay and at

Meanwhile, Cardiff is facing total carnage from a giant atomic robot - however this robot didn't count on Wales' true hero turning up - the red Welsh Dragon! The T-shirt is available on Etsy, Ebay and at

Good luck to both cities - The Spicetag team

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Down But Not Out.

A few months ago we got our old Amiga 1200 out from the attic where it has lived for about 15 years. Also found where all the games we use to play as kids like Flashback, Lionheart, Kid Chaos and many more. We set it all up ready for an evening of sheer bliss when after 15 years of sleeping decided not to wake. The lights came on, you could hear it working but never came up with anything on the screen. But I wasn't about to quit, so with a couple of fix tutorials online, taking apart the machine and soldering some new parts to the old girl it still did nothing. My hopes to play street fighter 1 (yea there was a first one) going out the window I felt as broken as the machine.
A few months later after the mourning period had passed I came across UAE4ALL an Aimga emulator for android devices. This allowed me to use my old games and play them on my Samsung tablet anywhere I wanted, it's like a Game Boy but with good games. However the thing I hate about playing platformers on tablets is the buttons, these games are not designed for touch screen controls, with my fingers getting in the way of the screen. So I searched for hardware to play on it, some I found were so expensive I may as well have bought a new Amiga system. But then I came across an App that allows you to play with a Wii controller FOR FREE and better yet supports up to 4 players.

So with the emulator starting up, my Wii controller lights blue I was ready for hours of nostalgia gaming. 5 minutes into playing Lethal Weapon "DEAD AGAIN!!!" how did I ever complete these games?

The Spicetag team

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Halloween Robot T-shirts

If you're umming and ahhing about what to go as to a fancy dress party - and you're not quite sure whether to go the full-whack because you may be going out afterwards, we think we've got the solution...

Go as a humanoid. Not only is part of the dress up to look human, but it's well simple...

You're essentially wearing a T-shirt, but you look like you've been ripped open in a robot fight, or something. A simulated distressed effect gives the look of wear, scratches, rips and fades.

Below are our 3 options...


A clean design of a modern humanoid body. View this tee on Etsy, on Ebay and at


The above not gory enough? Here's what you'd look like if you'd been in some atomic future war - this tee is at Etsy, on Ebay and at


If you're looking for something a bit less Hi-tech, we have a steampunk option - with a ruby gem heart. View this tee at Etsy, on Ebay and at

Happy Halloween...

The Spicetag team

Monday, 21 October 2013

Frank Sidebottom Statue Unveiled

While Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky, Detroit soon to have a statue of RoboCop, here in the UK Greater Manchester has just received their newest monumental figure -

A bronze statue of Frank Sidebottom...

The life-sized bronze figure stands in Timperley, Frank's home. Instantly recognisable by his rather disturbing head, Frank will be forever willing to pose for a photo with his fans.

Read more about the statue here

The Spicetag team

Friday, 18 October 2013

Magnum P.U.G.

It won't be just fellas (and some gals) growing moustaches this Movember - Pugs want in on the action also...

Here's Magnum P.U.G. - he's grown a moustache for Movember. 10% of every sale will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK, which may help explain why you're wearing a T-shirt of a dog dressed as Magnum P.I.

Check out the coloured and black & white Magnum P.U.G. T-shirts on the Spicetag Ebay site.

The Spicetag team

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The New Mo-Ties

10% of all sales will go to Prostate Cancer UK

Who needs the hassle of a real moustache when you can have a Mo-Tie?!
The fashionable, universal moustache which brings life to those dull shirts.

Perhaps you want to get involved with 'Movember' but can't grow a moustache? Or need to keep neat and trim? The Mo-Tie allows you to get involved in a different and fun way by having an instant moustache any day of the week.

Fully handmade item made of soft fleece and detachable clip, allows for both gender shirts which makes it the perfect gift this year!

Not only does this work on shirts, but can be attached to shoes, in hair or even the Christmas tree.
There are 12 different designs to choose from Ebay or Etsy.



Spruce up that Christmas outfit with this beardy wonder that will have you
Ho, Ho, Hoing all the way home.

Please remember, moustaches are not just for Movember.

The Spicetag team

Friday, 11 October 2013

A Dying Holiday

So already the Christmas bonanza has started, from the adverts on TV to the festive aisles in the supermarkets. But we can't forget about one holiday, an event which has less space now in a shop than the snack bar counter, and that's Halloween. 

So let's dress up, host a house party or head in for town for this dying holiday. But are you stuck for ideas on what to go as? Well there's always the traditional zombie costume, cheap, easy and everyone knows what the hell you are. But if you need some help turning yourself into a the flesh eating walker then here's a video to help.

The Spicetag team

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Rise Of The Japanese Robot T-shirts

We've been meaning to do a follow-up to our Tokyo Robot T-shirt for a while now, so here's the upgraded, top-of-the-line model...


Atomic powered with heat-magnification eyes, even giant gorillas don't stand a chance against this robot. Available in two colour schemes, this retro Japanese film poster design is available at the Spicetag Etsy site, the Spicetag Ebay site and directly at

In addition to this new T-shirt, we have an 80s Japanese poster inspired design ready for action...


This is a Japanese Nitro-Warrior Eagle Robot in a design inspired by 80s Japanese movie poster graphics. The Japanese Robot T-shirt is available at the Spicetag Etsy site, the Spicetag Ebay site and at


Our original Tokyo T-shirt can be found at the Spicetag Etsy site, the Spicetag Ebay site and directly at

The Spicetag team

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Game Boy Android Gamepad

We are all fans of old school gaming, but nowadays it's difficult to play them. You can download emulators which allow you to play them on your mobile phone but having the controls on the game screen makes them difficult to play. If only there was some way of combining emulator games on the mobile with say, retro hardware to make playing the games a thing beauty. Well folks call in the bomb squad as your minds are about to be blown. Check it out here.

The Spicetag team

Thursday, 3 October 2013

80s BMX T-shirts

You 80s kids will remember the birth of the BMX - possibly the most wanted bike released in 1982, and now very much a sought after item by collectors.

We've released a new line of T-shirts inspired by some of the great BMX's colour schemes...

The BMX Classic, the BMX Mag, BMX Super and the BMX Extra T-shirts are available at the Spicetag Ebay site, the Spicetag Etsy site and at

The Spicetag team

Wednesday, 2 October 2013


We just came across this 2D platform game called Broforce, and let me tell you it is far from the usual. In Broforce you play as character parodies to those in iconic action films, Rambro, Bromando, BA Broracus, BroWalker, Bro Hard, Brade, Bro in Black, McBrover, Bro Dredd, Snake Brosken and said to be working on Bronan the Brobarian. 

Each of the characters has a primary weapon, Brade has a sword, Bromando has rockets, and Bro in Black with the Cricket. They also have specials, Bro Dredd has a missile which you control, McBrover has an exploding chicken and they get better for the others.
What we have seen of this game so far is endless madness. The weapons don't seem to run out of bullet (much like the movies), most of the level terrains can be destroyed, everything pretty much explodes, blood and guts shoot all over the place, to activate checkpoints you raise the American Flag and when you've killed the boss of the level (satan) you have to "GET TO DA CHOPPA!" So it is so grossly over the top I MUST PLAY IT. It's every action film put into one game.
In the video it shows a jungle/aztec style environment which I would say is from Rambo however I do see skulls hanging from the trees which shouts PREDATOR. Hopefully throughout the game we get to see environments based on the playable characters films as well as the enemies. A couple we hope to see are Military in a mansion (Commando), Aliens in a Laboratory (Men In Black) and of cause terrorists in Nakatomi Plaza (Die Hard).
On a personal note, a few character we would love to see in this game would be Beverly Hills Bro (Eddie Murphy), Bro Weapon (Danny Glover as Murtaugh), Time Bro (Van Damme), Mad Bro (Mell Gibson), Casey Broback (Steven Seagal),  and a female Brolien (Ripley) with a special of Plasma Rifle & Flame-thrower, BAD-ASS!.
So check out this two player demo video here which will open your mind to AWESOMENESS.

The Spicetag team

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

T-shirt Medication

If times are tough, and it feels like you've got nothing interesting to wear, sometimes a new T-shirt is the best remedy. We've created a new set of T-shirt designs inspired by the graphics on medication packages...

Choose from Happyxicol (happy pills), Multiplayer (stamina tablets for gamers), Stereocin (music relief) or Death (ultimate sleeping pill). Find them all at the Spicetag Ebay store, the Spicetag Etsy store or directly at

The Spicetag team