Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vintage Man Ray T-Shirt

















Here we have the vintage Man Ray T-shirt. Finally found it! Enjoy!

19 comments:

Buffy said...

O how nice, me wantie! :)
Why can't the new retro shirts be like this? I would definitely buy a whole bunch of 'em.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> That shirt is so distinctive. I am very sure these shirts came out.

There must have been very select market, or store - exclusivity ( if that is a word ) for these shirts.

I would have deffly remembered that Man Ray shirt.


WOW ..
>v<

Cowabunga Dude! said...

These were shipped right along with all the other designs but not in the same quantity as a shirt with the turtles on it.
The sheer number of different designs was astounding as I remember. Seems they updated the designs constantly to keep the line fresh. I remember quite a few designs based on the turtle action figure variants.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..guess that's the only explanation. More TMNT Tees than Mutanimal ones.. ;/

The infux of Merch too back in those days was just as overwhelming if not more so than even today.

I'm sure it was impossible to gage just how many of these shirts got mixed in with all the other ones.

Well now i have some new kick-ass vintage shirts to look out for.

Rest assured i shall find find one.

>v<

Cowabunga Dude! said...

I pulled my shirts from big bundles. I think maybe a dozen shirts, all the same design, folded into a big lump. You had pull hard because of them being all tangled together.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> .. so they were just shipped to stores in big bundles ?!

:D


HA !!

(( i can imagine the delivery truck pulling up to the back of the Sears ..

" OK , here's your Turtle shirt order." ..

and he rolls out a giant WAD-ball of TMNT t-shirts.

Gee.. that musta been quite a bundle to dig thru' just to get a Wingnut shirt !! ..

Tell me how many Sears employees were crushed in the process of rolling the bundle onto the sales room floor ??

;p

>v<

Buffy said...

Tell me how many Sears employees were crushed in the process of rolling the bundle onto the sales room floor ??

Ninja turtles are dangerous for ones health ;)

dark turtle said...

Awesome shirt design! I love how the turtles look like they're cheering for Man Ray as he rises out of the ocean. I think it's awesome that some of the secondary characters were given a chance to shine, and that's something I wasn't aware of.

Vaughn Michael said...

That's so awesome! I'd love to have this shirt now as part of the retro line.

roseangelo said...

Hurrah! This is great!

Daniel Schwarz said...

Was Man Ray not a character in the cartoon, because I have no memory of him for some reason (wasn't an Archie reader). Incidentally, there is a character in Spongebob Squarepants (an arch enemy of the batman-paradoy super heroes: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy) called Man Ray.

...hope I'm not inciting a lawsuit, just thought I'd mention it ;)

~ tOkKa said...

-->> The character that was to be "Man Ray" in the toon was simply called " RAY " and ultimate was not the same character. Fred Wolf and Co. screwed with Ryan and Co.'s vision for the story and character. so Mr.Fillet never made it onto the program.


In fact ' Ray ' he was kind of a bad guy and a lot more fishier and scalier.

And actually a hell of a lot more boring than the original and great Ray Fillet ..>v<

poppyrobbie said...

GASP! Wow! That shirt is amazing..haha.

-r

Cowabunga Dude! said...

daniel schwarz said...
Was Man Ray not a character in the cartoon, because I have no memory of him for some reason (wasn't an Archie reader). Incidentally, there is a character in Spongebob Squarepants (an arch enemy of the batman-paradoy super heroes: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy) called Man Ray...




tokka is on the money. At that point Man Ray was already an established character so Murph and I rejected the script because the character was Man Ray/Ray Fillet in look only.

Like the TMNT, Man Ray was named after a famous artist and his first appearance was in the Ralston-Purina TMNT cereal mini-comic series.

Man Ray's name was changed to Ray Fillet because Playmates totally missed the point of the play on words and just could not grasp the concept. We stood firm but eventually Playmates flexed their muscle and we had to acquiesce.


They felt the name Ray Fillet was clever and fun because of the rhyme.

The TMNT Man Ray was way before the Sponge character.

Vaughn Michael said...

yay playmates screwin' it up again but this time old school style...they need a swift kick in the collective you know whats.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> Well i always tooka look at it this way ::

.. 'Ray Fillet' is an alias or silly nickname.

As Don a.k.a. Donatello,

Mikey a.k.a. Michelangelo .

Hot Head a.k.a. Warrior Dragon

Hell back to Scratch .. his original name from the comic was Hallowcat.

True fans know his real name is Man Ray. That's what really counts.

(( Didn't they or someone ref- him as 'R.Fillet' in the comic at one point ?? ))

>v<

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Yep, vaughn. We agree.


I named Scratch after the Ted Nugent song. Obviously.

Don't get me started on the whole Warrior Dragon/Hothead thing. Oy vey!

He along with Man Ray were two of my more serious creations that I was a little touchy about.

Vaughn Michael said...

And you have all the right in the world to be, if some one went and changed something I created I'd be really ticked.
It's like you being given a name by your parents but then half way through your life they decide they no longer like your name or the company they work with says oh your child can't have that name, after you've been used to it for years.
Could you even imagine! lol

Daniel Schwarz said...

Well, of course yours came before Spongebob's Man Ray. I did recognize him from the Ralston Purina comic, but I did not know that was his first appearance. Very cool. Thanks for the info Tokka, and Cowabunga Dude (which I suspect just might be an alias for a Mirage artist...)