Now You Can Own The Diablo 3 Rainbow Shirt... Sort Of.

Ever since I first saw it at BlizzCon 2008, I've expressed my adoration for the homemade Diablo 3 rainbow t-shirts that some Blizzard staffers wore to the event. I've also talked about how I want one of those shirts for myself. I also held a poll to see just how many of you would like the shirt, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Well, it turns out that Nerdy Shirts has just produced their own copy of the rainbowtacular shirt that so many of us have been dying to get our hands on.



Unfortunately, as you can see in the comparison above, while the design remains the same a lot of the colors/details have been lost. The shading which gave it that perfectly childish puffy 3D quality is gone, and the unicorns are now both blue instead of pink and purple. Personally, I'm going to hold out in hopes that we'll eventually see the original design make its way onto an t-shirt available in the official Blizzard online shop. This new shirt just isn't cutting it for me. It looks too cheap with the lacking colors. However, for those of you who just can't wait for the real shirt to come along, at least you have an alternative choice now.

So for those of you who wanted the rainbow shirt, are you going to buy this one or are you going to be like me and hold out for the original style?

(via Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

Comments

  • #1 AcidReign
    I think I'll hold out for the more detailed one... But if they never make that version, I suppose I'd settle for the other one...
  • #2 Me!
    Im definately gonna wait for the real thing. These fakes are REALLY tasteless! :necro: I mean like... whats wrong with pink and purple, right? Seriously, I think the cuteness really fits with D3 and If I could somehow find a waypoint to take me to the USA I would surely get one (a REAL one!) when I go to blizzcon. I really hate fakeness and copies, I always want the real thing!
  • #3 Blackwing
    My overall upset with it; loss of shading with unicorns and sun. Too vivid. But still nice to see someone trying!
  • #4 Djinn_690
    I still think that shirt needs to be black.
  • #5 Genesis
    Lets make a petition for them to change the art direction of the t-shirt
  • #6 AcidReign
    Quote from "Genesis" »
    Lets make a petition for them to change the art direction of the t-shirt


    LOL and then they would have to make a shirt about that too!
  • #7 Siaynoq
    Quote from "Djinn_690" »
    I still think that shirt needs to be black.

    No, then it would be dark. It's trying to be the antithesis of dark.
  • #8 snail19
    It just looks a bit too tacky and cheap. The colours/shading on the newer shirt just don't cut it for me. Im gona hold out and hope blizzard release their offical shirt.
  • #9 dawgma
    Do you suppose there are copyright issues with being able to copy the design perfectly? Because I'm able to re-create the original exactly and offer it as a t-shirt... but would Blizzard then sue me into the ground for selling them?
  • #10 RoBHnK
    Quote from "dawgma" »
    Do you suppose there are copyright issues with being able to copy the design perfectly? Because I'm able to re-create the original exactly and offer it as a t-shirt... but would Blizzard then sue me into the ground for selling them?


    same thing went through my head, maybe thats why is not an exact copy
  • #11 AndyTheShap
    Ive been checking this site for a year or so, finally made this account to say - they changed the colors because its A. costs more to print more than 3 colors, B. because its symmetrical, C. copyright issues...
  • #12 kefka666333abc123
    Quote from "Genesis" »
    Lets make a petition for them to change the art direction of the t-shirt


    LOL LMFAO.....why didnt they just keep the color on the shirt the same as the original tho? is it THAT ahrd to do?
  • #13 DarknessAngel
    haha thats cute
  • #14 Djinn_690
    Quote from "Siaynoq" »
    No, then it would be dark. It's trying to be the antithesis of dark.

    yea but as it is, it's clearly just a joke. If the shirt was black though, it'll be more serious. Plus I'd only buy it if it was black.
  • #15 NerdyShirts
    For those of you who can look past the slightly less than perfect design, there's a coupon code available until Monday (2/23/09). Enter "D3Nerd" for 20% off your order :)

    <3 NerdyShirts
  • #16 Wodka
    I will wait on the real one...this one doesn't feel right
  • #17 Kwic
    And I assume it's banned to do one by yourself? What's the problem to do that in some graphic programme? :)

    cheers
  • #18 Kenzai
    Nope, i dont like it. The art style of the new design doesnt stay true to the original. They have to stick to the same "spirit" as the first one.




    :P
  • #19 TopCoder
    Haha I bought it as a gag gift for a diablo obsessed friend.
  • #20 Dauroth
    Very bad! I'll wait for the better one! If they never release a better one, I'll just print the original one on a blank white T-shirt!
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