Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mouse Patrol T-Shirt: Product Review

In the mail today I got another gamer shirt! Not just any gamer shirt, but yet another fine piece from the group's podcast endeavor, the Minions of the Monster Master.

This is the second of the group's shirts I've picked up, here's the review of the first one (which I happen to be wearing as I type this). And to be honest, yeah, thirty-five years old and my mom still bought me this one. Thanks mom! To her credit she bought one for herself too, pretty cool.

Here's the official blurb from the store:

Time for the Guard to fall in! This shirt, available in two light colors, features a roll call of the podcast hosts in their "mouse patrol" RPG guises.

Look cool without breaking the bank. Our durable, high-quality, pre-shrunk 100% cotton t-shirt is what to wear when you want to go comfortably casual. Preshrunk, durable and guaranteed.
  • 5.6 oz. 100% cotton
  • Standard fit
Like the last one, the fabric thickness meter on the site it lists this shirt as just a notch or two below the midway point as well. But also with the green one, this new shirt is comfortably thick, but not too much so, and certainly not too thin. It feels very durable.

This is the graphic for the shirt via Chris Miller, sans text

As I've said before, I'm a big guy for my height, about 100 kilos, and sometimes "extra large" shirts aren't so large. Looking at the pic, the extra-large doesn't seem skin tight, but I could tell immediately after putting it on, it was not quite as roomy as the last shirt. Now when I said "it doesn't seem skin tight", just ignore the belly area, that's not the shirt's fault! Maybe I've eaten a bit much this weekend, or maybe this shirt is just a tiny bit smaller.

The graphic on the front is printed well, but I think the 'ash gray' color darkens it unnecessarily, especially in the areas where the graphic is the darkest. Also, the gray has something of a speckled pattern to it, it's light, but it's there. These light speckles kind of show through on certain parts of the graphic, mainly in areas where the color palette is on the lighter end of the spectrum. A brighter color would definitely 'liven' it up a little bit and make the vividness in the colors really "pop". For this reason I deleted the 'ash gray' shirt option on the site. The only option available now is 'natural' and I know it will have much bolder color.

Well, another $15 bucks, and another solid shirt on my back that looks great. This one is especially fun because it has great pics of all of our characters from our Mouse Guard campaign and is full of personlaity and just plain cool to boot. As usual, Chris' art is spot on, and to see it in shirt form is simply icing on the cake. Well, that's two down, but there is still tons of other options in terms of both color as well as designs, including the classic black. In the end I'm very happy with this new addition as well. Here's the official store link, enjoy!


  1. Solid shirt- and economical! I know what I'm getting everyone I know for Christmas....

  2. You should have put a picture of your mom up modeling the shirt instead.

  3. I would've, but she didn't have hers on. I still think she thought I was the one who drew the picture and that's why she bought it, haha.