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It’s been a while, but we have a new addition to our Geek Merit Badge line, inspired by a suggestion from a customer.

Our new design is the Demon Hunter Geek Merit Badge, featuring a malevolent-looking goat head based loosely on legends that portray devils and demons as having goat-like features. The patch is $7 on our web store.

We also offer this design on a sticker through our Redbubble shop.

…but it’s aliens.

ufologistFirst up in our collection of out-of-this-world patches is a couple of Geek Merit Badges, starting with the UFOlogist ($8), for that aspiring flying saucer-seeker. This patch features a glow-in-the-dark tractor beam for a special extra(terrestrial) touch.

 

 

 

xenolinguisticsOnce you’ve been abducted, you’ll want to communicate with your new alien friends, at least well enough to ask them not to experiment on you. For that handy skill we have the Xenolinguistics Geek Merit Badge ($8). Fun fact: the alien language is actually the word “hello” spelled out in Microsoft Word wingdings!

WarOfWorlds

 

Sadly, alien visitors are not always friendly. Sometimes they just want to burn our civilization to the ground and terraform the planet — such as the invading Martians did in H.G. Wells’ classic War of the Worlds. Our War of the Worlds-inspired bookmark ($10) depicts a Martian tripod turning its deadly heat ray on London.

XFilesOf course, you might not believe in little green men, so for you skeptics we have one of our all-time best-selling items, the X-Files-inspired “I Want to Believe” patch ($8). We also make this design available on small messenger bags ($38) and tablet bags ($53). Want it on a laptop-size bag? Contact us and ask us about it!

It seems I’ve been chatting a lot lately with friends about the upcoming renaissance faire season, so I thought it’d be appropriate to revisit an older design I introduced specifically to sell at faires and to faire enthusiasts.

lion-rampantThe lion rampant is a historical design common in heraldry. The lion symbolizes bravery, nobility, royalty, strength, stateliness, and valor, while the rampant (standing upright) position — called an “attitude” — symbolizes…uh…whether the lion likes playing with big balls of yarn?

(I actually couldn’t find anything that details any symbolism of a heraldic animal’s stance, but if anyone out there knows, feel free to share with the class!)

We offer a classic lion rampant in two sizes: large, for use on a knightly surcoat or on the back of a jacket ($16); and as a small patch, also suitable for modern clothing ($9).

I know it’s traditional for businesses to offer all kinds of awesome discounts on Presidents Day, but the only sale we have going on is our retired design clearance sale.

Head on over to our web store’s clearance item page and you’ll find a selection of designs we’re retiring from our catalog at 50 percent off their original list price. We have very limited quantities of patches, bags, and accessories from our Firefly/Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Doctor Who lines, among others, and once we sell out we won’t be making them available again. It’s first come, first served, so act now!

On Tuesday we unveiled our new Notorious RBG patch, so in keeping with the theme of persistent women, we’d like to spotlight a few designs that should appeal to strong women — and those who stand behind them.

PawneeGoddessesFirst we have the Pawnee Goddess patch ($14), one of our best sellers. Wear this and let everyone know you are a goddess, a glorious female warrior, queen of all that you survey, and enemies of fairness and equality will hear your womanly roar.

 

 

 

Though She Be LittleNext is another favorite among our customers, the “Though she be but little, she is fierce” patch ($7), quoting the great line from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The quote is also available on an embroidered bookmark ($8).

 

 

 

poc-superheroEven if you don’t have superhuman abilities, you might be a real-life superhero — someone who gives of herself to benefit others and fights injustice wherever you find it. For you, we have the Superhero Geek Merit Badge ($8). We have four variations, for women and men, for people of color and in Caucasian flesh tone.

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notorious-rbgWe’ve had this design on our to-do list for a long time, but we felt it was finally time to make it a reality.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg has sat on the US Supreme Judicial Court for 23 years. She is the second woman ever appointed to the SJC and has served as a powerful voice on issues such as women’s rights. We’re pleased to finally unveil this design, which portrays Justice Ginsberg is a minimalist graffiti style.

notorious-rbg-shirtYou can by our Notorious RBG patch on our web store for $8, or you can head over to our Redbubble shop to get this image in T-shirts, laptop skins and phone cases, stickers, and other merchandise.