Making a retro return, it’s our very first design – Triple Threat! Three classic critters leap are back into the spotlight…
There’s always something special about firsts. The first film in a sprawling space epic, the first 3D game for a retro classic, first console, first dates. It’s that initial impression that imprints that lasting memory. Whether it’s Pokémon Red/Blue or Pokémon Go, there’s always been such a strong importance to the Kanto region.
Leaving Pallet Town: One Big Adventure
As an aspiring trainer in the teeny Pallet Town, TV is drenched with one thing: Become a Pokémon Trainer, aged 10. Luckily a curious professor also lives in town. Professor Oak is a powerhouse of Pokémon knowledge, and tasks you with the all-important role: Catch ‘em all! The three critters he serves up (as companions, not to eat) are Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle.
Famed Pokémon artist Ken Sugimori has a true skill at creating iconic monsters. Armed with pen and a wealth of inspiration, Sugimori created the most iconic starter critters. These adorable, tough and effortlessly cute Pokémon are simply timeless.
Three Pokémon Starters, one T-Shirt
The Triple Threat design was a special opener for us – being one of the very first complete designs. Brewed during one rainy evening; we settled on these three to be front-and-centre. The concept was also one where we wanted to develop a contemporary, simple look: bold, colourful and striking. There wasn’t a need for any other elements to box in the trio – just let them stand proud and ready for battle!
A Limited time Return
Just like Ash, we’re returning to the Kanto region for a quick stop. Have a pot of delicious ramen in Veridian City. Stop Team Rocket in their tracks ad it’s back to TeeChu HQ on the back of a Gyarados.
The Triple Threat design is making a very limited-run return! A massive thank you to everyone who commented, messaged and send us feedback on our retro Pokémon inspired look. We appreciate all the love for Triple Threat; and are extremely excited to be able to bring it back for another run! It’s especially significant given that it was the very first t-shirt in the collection, and that many of you got in touch.
It’s this collaboration that’s a core part of the TeeChu mission – we’re going on one big geeky/gaming adventure together: you, me and the fellow TeeChu crew – we’re bringing Team TeeChu to the Kanto region!
It won’t be around long; so be sure to catch yours before Team Rocket does…