New Zelda ‘Dress of the Wild’ Released

Birmingham, UK, July 29th 2016 –  Merchoid.com, the online Videogame merchandise retailer has announced the release of a brand new officially licensed Zelda dress, inspired by Link’s iconic costume. The dress, dubbed ‘Dress of the Wild’ comes in one colour (Link green) and has printed straps on the front and back, and a Hylian Crest on the upper right chest. It’s available in sizes from S to XXL. The ‘Dress of the Wild’ is available to  preorder now from from Merchoid.com for £30.99/€39,99/$36.99 and is released in September (all prices include free worldwide shipping).

Merchoid’s Community Manager Jessica Adams comments “We’re so excited for Nintendo’s new console and the upcoming Zelda game; the Dress of the Wild is a small sample of what we have coming in the next few months.” The Dress of the Wild isn’t the first of Merchoid’s merchandise aimed at female Zelda fans; the merchandise company has previously released a Zelda Cosplay Hoodie and a Zelda Nightwear Set, both aimed at women.

Jessica continues “Imagine if Zelda were a girl – this is exactly what she’d wear!” before hastily adding “Of course, I’m kidding. Please don’t send me hate mail.” The Zelda Dress of the Wild is produced under official license from Nintendo.

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Key product points:

  • Zelda Dress of the Wild is based on Link’s iconic costume
  • Available in ‘Link green’
  • Printed buckles and Hylian crest
  • Link to Zelda Dress of the Wild:  http://www.merchoid.com/official-legend-of-zelda-merchandise/
  • Available to preorder from Merchoid.com now for £30.99/€39,99/$36.99; ships September 2016
  • Officially licensed by Nintendo
About Merchoid

Merchoid.com is the premier online retailer of geek culture merchandise from the worlds of videogames, movies and TV. They specialise in clothing and interesting/unique products from fan favourite brands such as Star Wars, Marvel, Minecraft and Zelda .

The company won the Ingenious Briton 2014 Award and was a finalist for two MCV Independent Retailer of the Year awards 2014-15 and the MCV Best Retail Concept 2014.
You can find out more from the website  www.merchoid.com

Address:

Merchoid, 96 Reservoir Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 6DL, UK

Further information:
Telephone: (+44) 121 350 8346
Email:  simon@merchoid.com

 

Press release provided by: Games Press home page

Press Release – Shart.com Patent Approved

Ecommerce startup, Shart.com, celebrated its three-year anniversary today by announcing that the U.S. Patent Office has approved its recent patent submission, paving the way for the company to begin putting Shart® on the walls of every home in America.

The approval of their first patent, U.S. Patent # 9,296,552, is big news for the privately owned company that currently owns the trademark for Shart® (Trademark Registration Number 4,397,731), as well as the highly sought domain name, SHART.com.

In addition to nearly tripling their yearly output of Shart® since they first opened for business in July of 2013 and launching a new line of upcycled Sharts®, Shart.com:

  • Made the Personal Video Submission round for ABC’s Shark Tank
  • Was chosen for inclusion in the Runner’s World 2013 Annual Gift Guide for Runners
  • Garnered Over 175,000 Views on their Shart.com You Tube Channel
  • Assisted customers with their Sharts® signed by: Olympic Gold Medalists (Usain Bolt), Grammy/Academy Award Winners (Herbie Hancock), World Champions (WNBA, NCAA, World Cup, Track Cycling, Mountain Biking), Hollywood Legends (Stan Lee) and Green Power Rangers (Jason David Frank)

Shart.com President and CEO Todd Schleuning said the company is very excited about the news of their patent approval as well as the addition of their new line of upcycled products. “Now Shart® won’t just look great on your walls, it’ll look great on your back, shoulder or child’s bed.”

He added, “one of our goals for the upcoming year is to add a much larger Shart® to our already, successful lines of Original and Premium Sharts®”

“Everyone knows that kids and runners love to Shart®, but the truth is that Shart® makes a great gift for yourself or your concert or sports loving family member or friend. Imagine their surprise when they open one of our carefully packaged boxes…they’ll be talking about your piece of Shart® for years to come.”

Shart.com is currently looking for affiliates interested in helping spread Shart® across the planet. If you’re interested, please visit their website at http://www.shart.com, or find them on Facebook and Twitter @Shartme for more information!

Geek Gear This Week

Tesla Watch
Tesla Watch from ThinkGeek.com

This weeks Geek Gear This Week selection  comes from one of our favorite sites ThinkGeek.com. It is the Tesla watch, any self respecting geek will know who Nicola Tesla is and what he means to the gadget world and this watch does not disappoint.

The watch has a bit of a steam punk feel to it, with it’s hefty leather strap and large weathered-brass metallic housing. I love the faux vacuum tubes that light up with the flick of a switch and the fact that you need the key to adjust the time. It’s a design the even Edison would be jealous of (yet again)! I would imagine that if Warehouse 13 was still running this would be prominently displayed on the wrists of Agent Latimer (Eddie McClintock) and Agent Bering  (Joanne Kelly).

Product Specifications  

  • Steampunk-styled Tesla analog watch
  • A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
  • Weathered-brass look on metal findings plus leather strap
  • Japanese movement
  • 2 light-up vacuum tube-style LEDs on top
  • On/off switch controls red LEDs in vacuum tubes
  • Ornamental winding keys
  • Comes in a tin, suitable for gifting
  • Materials: 304 stainless steel case, glass face, and leather strap
  • Not water resistant
  • Batteries: SR626SW (minutes/hour), SR521SW (seconds), and CR2032 (LEDs) button cell batteries (included)
  • Dimensions: Watch face 1″ diameter, total face 1.6″ diameter, 2.7″ tall including vacuum tubes
  • Strap 1.2″ wide, fits a wrist 6.75″ to 8″

4 Easy DIY Costumes for the Geeky Girl

If you’re anything like me, procrastination is one of your favorite things in the whole world. No, we are not those girls that spent months looking for the perfect, barely there costume that looks like somebody ate the glitter glue and proceeded to puke it on your outfit. So I compiled a short list of 4 Easy DIY Costumes that are sure to be a hit this, or any Halloween.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Not only is Buffy a total bad-ass, but you know you’ve been dying to break out those sweet clothes you kept from the 90’s. This is a classic easy costume you’re sure to be able to throw together in a hurry. All you really need is your own “Mr. Pointy”. If by some chance you, like myself, are not blonde, you always have Faith or Willow to fall back on.

Now go grab yourself a tank top, and some pants, (preferably pleather). Last but not least the shoes. This is important so listen to me when I tell you this: PLATFORM, PLATFORM, PLATFORM. If I was a vampire and I saw you at a party in your LB red bottom stilettos, I would eat you. You will not be kicking any vampire butts by trying to be fashionable people, get it together, get your self some platforms, and be the formidable vamp slayer I know you can be.

Side Note: This doubles as a group costume, get your friends together and be the whole Buffy cast!

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2. Gender Swapped Super Man

Reasons why this is a good idea:

  1. It’s got to be one of the easiest costumes I have ever seen.
  2. Easy does not mean boring. There is literally nothing boring about being a super hero.
  3. IT IS SEXY. Not in the barely wearing anything way. This is a something left to the imagination, book smart, cool sexy. Which is way better than regular sexy if you ask me.
  4. Probably my favorite reason for this costume is how comfortable it will be. No heels, no hair do, bearable props, everything I’ve ever wanted in a Halloween costume.

Honestly, I would imagine that there are very few of us who don’t already own, or know some where we can get a superman shirt at any given moment. I know you have jeans, and if you don’t have a flannel, well, then I have no idea what you’re doing with your life. GO. NOW. Buy a flannel. You’re Welcome. Most importantly, you have to get yourself some Clark Kent inspired glasses. These, to put it simply, make this entire costume. Now I know this whole hipster, “I don’t need glasses but I wear them anyways because it looks so cool and they match my typewriter perfectly” trend is going on, so you may already have glasses. Great, you’re all set! Enjoy an evening of breaking hearts with this breathtaking twist on Superman.

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3. Amy Pond from Dr. Who

No, really, any self-respecting geek will go nuts for this one. There are several versions of Amy Pond that can all very easily be a success. You of course have the classic black jeans, flannel shirt, and leather jacket. (I’m really trying to get this flannel trend up and running.) The red hair may not be your thing, but you can of course purchase a wig at any local Halloween store or, (and this is just a suggestion because, trust me, I dye my hair red), if you’re feeling brave you could always do a temporary dye on your hair, but do realize that just because it’s temporary does not mean all of the red hue will come out of your hair. Seriously, that’s just what I need: “I thought this was a super cool Halloween costume and now I’m stuck a red-head and it’s all your fault!!” No, I warned you.

The other awesome Amy Pond costume would of course be “Eye Patch Amy.” Possibly more easily recognizable than the standard Amy Pond, beware that it may still offer some mild confusion with the actual “Eye Patch Lady” in the Dr. Who series, also known as Madame Kovarian. Best thing about this, HELLO, you get to wear an eye patch!! Just not while you’re driving. Don’t do that, you should take full advantage of having two eyeballs when behind the wheel of a vehicle. If you don’t have an eye patch just pick one up while you’re out buying your red wig, piece of cake. The final piece to “Eye Patch Amy” is a suit. I know what you’re thinking suits aren’t cheap, they usually have to be tailored… This is Halloween no one cares if your suit is tailored, go to good will and buy Grandmas old pants suit she wore to church every Sunday for the last forty years. It’ll probably only cost you $10! Shoes are totally up to you. Amy wore boots with most of her classic outfits, which is a comfortable choice, and “Eye Patch Amy” wore heels. However you can probably get away with some flats, which is what I would do. These low-key costumes will make you feel one step closer to running away in a Tardis with your “Raggedy Man.”

Side Note: This can be used as a couple’s costume, just have your guy dress as Rory or the Doctor!amypond7header_2012_amypond

 

4. Lara Croft Tomb Raider

If you do want that added sex appeal this DIY is the one for you. Simple and seductive, Lara Croft is a wet dream waiting to happen. Grab some sleek, black, SHORT shorts, boots and a fitted sleeveless tee and you are just about set. The final two components of this costume are what’s really going to set you up for a night of compliments, and possibly phone numbers. First the guns. They have to be held in leg holsters. There is a serious amount of attraction at the sight of a woman packing heat, and when you pair it with Lara’s classic leg holster style carry you are sure to turn some heads. The final component is the hair braid. I’m not saying that you won’t be recognizable if you don’t have the braid, I’m just saying that it is one of the top five most identifiable features, (in my book), of Lara Croft. While this is still a simple DIY, a few wrong choices could take away from the effect. Though this is a “sexy” costume don’t make the glitter mistake, buy some grungy, I just rolled in the dirt, kicked everyone’s ass, and got the artifact makeup. This was probably some of your boyfriend’s/husband’s first crush so, no pressure.

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So now you have it, 4 Easy DIY Costumes for the Geeky Girl. This year your procrastination has paid off and paved the way for these fabulous last minute costume ideas. Go conquer Halloween my friend, and keep on geekin’ on!