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runnerfrog13


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impetus wrote:Design is essentially the same as this previous Woot shirt:
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/divine-connection

Just pointing the similarity, not making any accusations. For all I know this design came from a "remake" Derby. Have we ever had one of those?


Wow, those are really similar. But woot gave this one an HM, so they must have noticed and decided they're different enough or something

tomspc


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This Derby is much better. Not seeing the usual suspects (bunnies, unicorns, rainbows, kittens, etc) in the fog. Hopefully based on the sales in the last Derby, voters have wised up or Woot has wised up. Hard to make money with that cutesie stuff.

deborah11565


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tomspc wrote:This Derby is much better. Not seeing the usual suspects (bunnies, unicorns, rainbows, kittens, etc) in the fog. Hopefully based on the sales in the last Derby, voters have wised up or Woot has wised up. Hard to make money with that cutesie stuff.



Yes there is some great artwork this week !

j5


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tomspc wrote:Hard to make money with that cutesie stuff.


Are you kidding me?
Woot makes more money off of "cutesy" than they do off of anything else.

I have a shirt catalog, y'all!

bluetuba


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tomspc wrote:This Derby is much better. Not seeing the usual suspects (bunnies, unicorns, rainbows, kittens, etc) in the fog. Hopefully based on the sales in the last Derby, voters have wised up or Woot has wised up. Hard to make money with that cutesie stuff.



Heh, you don't have any idea what you are talking about.

This derby looks different to you because it's a Double Take derby. Every derby Woot selects a bunch of designs and gives them Honorable Mentions and brings them back every few months for a Double Take. Named for the 2nd chance these entries get at winning a derby. Woot generally picks less cute than the voter masses do and the double take winners have historically been better.

You keep slamming the single line derby last week, but it wasn't cute AT ALL, the top 2 were a fish ying-yang and a seahorse and even the unicorn w/ rainbow that you hate so much was actually quite detailed, realistic, and artistic. A far far cry from most of the cute trash we so often see around here.

Which by the way, we've seen so much of because IT SELLS, that's why it wins the derby so much along with pop culture references. Woot has been involving the cute designs so much more lately because it makes them alot of money and generates buzz with all the dorks out there who just LOVE LOVE LOVE Ramyb and the like.

Those of us who actually like non-cute get thrown a bone once in a while, the new derby rules being the latest example of such.

"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

tomspc


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bluetuba wrote:Heh, you don't have any idea what you are talking about.

This derby looks different to you because it's a Double Take derby. Every derby Woot selects a bunch of designs and gives them Honorable Mentions and brings them back every few months for a Double Take. Named for the 2nd chance these entries get at winning a derby. Woot generally picks less cute than the voter masses do and the double take winners have historically been better.

You keep slamming the single line derby last week, but it wasn't cute AT ALL, the top 2 were a fish ying-yang and a seahorse and even the unicorn w/ rainbow that you hate so much was actually quite detailed, realistic, and artistic. A far far cry from most of the cute trash we so often see around here.

Which by the way, we've seen so much of because IT SELLS, that's why it wins the derby so much along with pop culture references. Woot has been involving the cute designs so much more lately because it makes them alot of money and generates buzz with all the dorks out there who just LOVE LOVE LOVE Ramyb and the like.

Those of us who actually like non-cute get thrown a bone once in a while, the new derby rules being the latest example of such.



Considering the unicorn only sold 640ish shirts and is in the danger zone, I don't know how you call that a success. The unicorn looked like a coloring book page not very detailed or artistic. Can't call something "realistic" when it doesn't even exist.

Looking at the top sellers in the Reckoning, the big sellers are not bunnies, rainbows and crap.

My opinion, which I'm entitled to.

deborah11565


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tomspc wrote:Considering the unicorn only sold 640ish shirts and is in the danger zone, I don't know how you call that a success. The unicorn looked like a coloring book page not very detailed or artistic. Can't call something "realistic" when it doesn't even exist.

Looking at the top sellers in the Reckoning, the big sellers are not bunnies, rainbows and crap.

My opinion, which I'm entitled to.



I think the best solution would be to segment the derby into two competitions.Why not have one for adults and then one for kids ( adult sizes available).....

tomspc


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deborah11565 wrote:I think the best solution would be to segment the derby into two competitions.Why not have one for adults and then one for kids ( adult sizes available).....



I think that's a good idea. They have Kids Woot, just add shirts to it.

dribbles


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I must own this! Since i'm from NZ and hell i never see any wooters here. This shirt is a must have GMV

deborah11565


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j5 wrote:Are you kidding me?
Woot makes more money off of "cutesy" than they do off of anything else.



I think funny and cutsie are two different categories here.

aerc712


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Re: Lose Yourself



Loved this design in the book derby and I'm so glad that it has a second chance. Wonderful job!

ste7enl


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aerc712 wrote:Loved this design in the book derby and I'm so glad that it has a second chance. Wonderful job!



thank you so much, me too

sherrila


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Re: Keep Calm...Here's a Towel



This is awesome. It would be even more awesome in a different color.

Did you notice the large, friendly letters? I feel calmer already. <3

mikdan


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Re: The Hero We Need



This would probably attract more attention if the image was shifted to the left so that the image in the searchlight was recognizable.

odeteka


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Re: On The Inside



I love this! My daughter's birthstone is Amethyst, so she'd have to have one as well. Gotta appreciate beauty on the inside

lehofmi


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Re: Keep Calm...Here's a Towel



I just wish it came on a towel.

oksanders


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Re: The Oz desires



I must have this

j5


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tomspc wrote:Considering the unicorn only sold 640ish shirts and is in the danger zone, I don't know how you call that a success. The unicorn looked like a coloring book page not very detailed or artistic. Can't call something "realistic" when it doesn't even exist.

Looking at the top sellers in the Reckoning, the big sellers are not bunnies, rainbows and crap.

My opinion, which I'm entitled to.

This sold over 3100 shirts plus a few reprints

This sold 13,709 shirts and enjoys reprints also.

This sold 340

This sold 169

This sold 384

I could go on, but check Woot's top selling artist page for reference: RamyB at shirtwhat

For more data, check out Narfcake's shining post from July.

Cute sells here.

I have a shirt catalog, y'all!

evilaelf


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Re: The Hero We Need



Please please please please please please!

caherrick


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Re: Italian Night




Disgusting and clever. I hope it prints.

jinxcrossbow


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Re: The Green Door



I want this one for my P.S. collection.
P.S. is the Jean-Paul Gautier of t-shirts :-)

bergmef


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Re: Troubled Waters.


I'm still hoping for this one.

fuacka


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Re: The Creation of Nerd



Amazing work!
Print it!

tempestrogue


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Re: Tale of a Huntress


I'd buy it - so I shared it on Facebook so it can get more votes!!

Rogue 5

dcastello


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Re: The Oz desires



Thanks to all ;)

Pyai


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Re: Flight of the Golden Fish



Oh please please please get printed! I was so sad when this didn't print last time!

sheenachu


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walkingdead1


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Re: A Million Sunsets



this is sooooo pretty.

ketpiano


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Re: For Better Looking Responders Dial...



Oh, how badly I want this shirt

JessHuch


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I need to get this for my friend-she teaches technology and art! Perfect for her!

dragonflye


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superdooodle wrote:Hahaha, this is great. I love the little teapot in the background!



Only a true Beetle fan would have spotted that.....Good on you

jenikacooper


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I need this! When you need something, that is a responsibility.

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Thinaeariel


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Re: The Green Door



I need this. Like, years ago.

nutrageous


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So GREAT! Anyone who's toted a kid this way will want one.... uh, if they *like* or violently *dislike* cats.

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sheenachu


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Re: CvaeNyan



LOVE!!!

Bamojr


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Icy13


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Re: Pac-Snack


How can you not love the expression on the poor little ghost or the beautifully rendered plastic wrap??? Vote Vote Vote!

SteveSpiker


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Re: bitmap rise



Great design.

orabbit


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Re: The Pen Is Mightier



Thanks to everyone who's voted. Slow and steady wins the race!

pokinsmot


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Re: A Million Sunsets



id definitely buy it