T-shirts* TORn has designed and/or produced
and sold online or at events or provided as giveaways for events
*unless otherwise noted
shop at Internet Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20101221074226*/http://shop.theonering.net/shirts/index.html
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WonderCon Exclusive T-shirt | April 2014
Designed exclusively for WonderCon 2014.
Shirebucks Second Breakfast Blend Coffee | August 2013
A play off a Starbucks coffee label for a Keurig K-cup pack.
Drake of Gold | July 2013
A red dragon (Smaug) pastiche of the Superman comic book hero chest shield as designed by Sarah Myer. Offered for the first time at Comic-Con 2013 with the possibility they could be made available online after Comic-Con.
One Throne to Rule them All | July 2013
An illustrated Game of Throne / Lord of the Rings mashup by Alan Bao.
Misty Mountains Beer | June 2013
A pastiche of the Coors Light Beer logo.
Lake-town Fire Department v2 | June 2013
A Maltese Cross in the style of many fire department emblems with elements from The Hobbit.
I Like Big Books and Can Not Lie | May 2013
A play on the line, "I like big butts and I cannot lie," from the 1991 song, "Baby Got Back."
#VoteBilbo Victory | April 2013
This tshirt was made available for just around 24 hours after Bilbo was voted the "Best Hero" in a competition conducted by MTV.
Peter's Dragon | March 2013
A play on "Pete's Dragon," the title of a Disney animated feature, with the implication being that "Peter's Dragon" is Smaug.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Line Party | November 2012
Designed by Chris Lyons, these were to be modeled after a concert tour t-shirt and played off a tag line from the movie, 300. The back would list all the cities actually holding line parties. It's not clear if these t-shirts ever got produced.
May the Dwarves Be With You | November 2012
A Star Wars (SW): The Empire Strikes Back / The Hobbit mashup.
What Can Brown Do For You | September 2012
A tribute to the wizard, Radagast the Brown, in a pastiche of the United Parcel Service's (UPS) logo and 2002 tagline, "What can brown do for you?" This was made available for event and online sales for a limited time only in association with 2012 Dragon*Con. The News Article for this tshirt has since been removed from TORn's site but is still available at the Internet Archive.
Raiders of the Lost Arkenstone | September 2012
This mashup of Indiana Jones and The Hobbit was made available for event and online sales for a limited time only in association with 2012 Dragon*Con. The News Article for this tshirt has since been removed from TORn's site but is still available at the Internet Archive.
Road to DragonCon | August 2012
Offered to sponsors of TORn's "Road to Dragon*Con 2012. (no picture tracked down to indicate design)
Obey | July 2012
Sales Copy (September 2012): "The Dark Lord commands you to OBEY! One of the hottest shirts on the exhibit floor at Comic-Con 2012 was TheOneRing.net's 'OBEY' Shirt, designed by Chris Lyons. The shirt was so popular we sold out."
Barlibash 2012 | January 2012
T-shirt event souvenir for the Dallas Barlibash 2012 offered for sale afterward. Designed by Barliman moderator, Four-O-Nine.
1 Ring New York | October 2011
Exclusive to New York Comic-Con 2011. Given to attendees of TORn's private party, "Ringers Take Manhattan." (not determined if it was also available for sale during the con)
Durin's Folk Family Reunion | September 2011
Lake-town Archery Club | July 2011
Fundraiser for TORn's trips to Comic-Con and Dragon*Con.
Mirkwood Pest Control | April-May 2011
Talk Nerdy to Me | July 2010
I Kissed a Geek... And I Liked It! | July 2010
Why So Precious - Gollum | July 2010
Why So Precious - Ringwraiths | July 2010
Lake-town Volunteer Fire Department | July 2008
Weta/Daniel Falconer exclusive TheOneRing.net design | July 2008
Smog Kills | Aug/Sept 2007
Originally offered at 2007 Dragon*Con. 1
undetermined Dragon*Con tshirt | Aug 2006
Don't Touch My Precious | September 2004
If You Haven't Read the Books | September 2004
Thanks PJ! | September 2004
Don't Make Me Get My Ring | March 2004
available at 2003 Dragon*Con: http://scrapbook.theonering.net/scrapbook/group/953/view/8172
Return of the One Party XXX(event only) March 2004 (sale)
Line Party 3 - Lord of the Rings: Return of the King | November 2003
Front: "LP3 LINE PARTY 3 THE RETURN OF THE KING DECEMBER 2003" +TORn logo
Back: "One cannot simply walk into theaters, there are geeks there that do not sleep." "2003 World Tour" +list of line party cities ending with "...and every city from here to there and back again" +TORn name +more small text that is difficult to read
Lousy T-shirt | July 2003 | April-May 2011
Front: Stacked version of TheOneRing.net logo
Back: "I WAS… chased from my house, stabbed by a wraith, assaulted by a mutant octopus, speared by a troll, stalked by a creepy little man, drawn into a corpse-filled swamp, poisoned by a giant spider, rendered unconscious… I even lost my Ring, AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY T-SHIRT"
Originally offered at July 2003 San Diego Comic-Con. | Reprinteed spring 2011. (had to be pre-ordered in April for May delivery)
Two Towers One Party | 2003
Dragon*Con 2002 (?) | September 2002
"some of our t-shirts to give away" design not determined
TORn Bowling Shirt
BarliBash 2001 | July 2001
Top 10 Signs You Are a Tolkien Fan | April 2000 (event sale) | May 2000 (online sale) | November 2000 (sweatshirt)
Premiered at ImagineCon 2000 in April 2000 and later offered for sale online in May 2000.
This might be the sweatshirt noted above, Top 10 Signs. But the image isn't available anymore so it's unclear.
New Shop, New product!
Original "Ring" design | August 1999
Front: "TheOneRing.net" "Forged by Fans of JRR Tolkien" "(undetermined text)"
Back: Large graphic of the One Ring with Elven script "www.TheOneRing.net" "(undetermined text)"
A TORn t-shirt was first mentioned in August 1999 as a suggested prize for a contest to name the chat room and one was awarded a few weeks later. In January 2000, a t-shirt, presumably this one, was made available for online sales. None of these early News Articles show an image of the shirt and all the links to the online shops are now dead. But two shirts were offered for sale in May 2000 in a News Article that indicates the "Original" t-shirt was white with a large image of a Ring on it.