the merch factory

This Rune Factory 4 sticker set was my first experiment with sticker sheets. It was sold at a convention by a great friend. The rest is now available on my personal Storenvy.  If you live in the US you can save on shipping by ordering from my friend’s Etsy store HopperArtz. Please do check out their shop, they have really cute stuff like these adorable stitched pixel pokemon. (*´▽`*)

Links to all stores are gathered right here.

Jaa’m 2.0

“Pros and cons: I hate the number of mouths there are.”

After the lovely success of my first Jaa’m shirt, I present the second evolution of the Jaa’m lineage, based on Griffin & Justin McElroy’s Monster Factory series.

This adorable new pet is available on shirts, hoodies, phone cases, stickers, and more! Visit my Redbubble shop and get yours now!

<3

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Part 1 Wonfes Summary

Wonfes isn’t over yet, but I decided to gather up all the major Vocaloid announcements. Bolded items are new to this summer’s Wonfes and have never been seen before. (All pictures used here are official images except for this Racing Miku Amakuni Prototype)

Colored Prototypes

Magical Mirai Miku Nendoroid by Good Smile Company

1/8 Scale Winter Heroine Miku Figure by Max Factory

2016 Team Ukyo Racing Miku Figma by Max Factory

Racing Miku 2017 Figure by Good Smile Company

Uncolored Prototypes

Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Nendoroid by Good Smile Company

1/7 Scale Hatsune Miku Vintage Dress Figure by Max Factory

1/8 Scale Harvest Moon Hatsune Miku Figure by Good Smile Company

Hatsune Miku V4X Figma by Max Factory

Racing Miku 2017 Figure by Amakuni 

Announcements

1/7 Scale Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Scale Figure by Good Smile Company

Hatsune Miku Frame Arms Girl by Kotobukiya

1/7 Scale Hatsune Miku Wedding Ver. Figure by FREEing

1/8 Scale Rin-Chan Nau! Figure  by FREEing

¼ Scale Hatsune Miku Project Diva Arcade “My Dear Bunny” Figure by FREEing

1/7 Scale Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai Figure by F-Nex

¼ Scale Kaito V3 Figure by FREEing

1/8 Scale Racing Miku 2016 Thailand Figure by FREEing

CLEARANCE SALE FOR NINTENDO 3DS GAMES

Hiii, I’m selling my games for $25 each!

  • Story of Seasons
  • Rune Factory 4
  • Persona Q ~Shadow of the Labyrinth~
  • Tomodachi Life
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf

**THESE ARE ALL US VERSIONS**


PayPal only. Payments are in USD. Depending on where you are, starting price for shipping (with tracking) is $6!

Please PM or send an ask if you’re interested! Reblogs are appreciated. ^-^

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Shirt: New Order - Recycle Logo

Color: White

Brand: Screen Stars Premium (by Fruit Of the Loom)

Source: (Thursday) I love New Order, almost more than any band ALMOST.  but this logo is shut some weak work.  when you have all the tools of factory records and your previous artwork at your fingertips, this just seems like someone was phoning it in.  none the less it is still a New Order shirt so i will wear it.  but come on…  who knows maybe it was just a precursor to the merch that would come for the future.

The third wave of feminism, ushered in during the 90s by activists like Rebecca Walker, existed alongside the explosion of the internet, the creation of blogs, and the invention of digital social media.

The digitization of information largely means the democratization of info in Western countries, where citizens have access to the internet via public and private institutions, but it also means corporations and institutions can exploit these ideas for money, seeing as these ideas (due to social media and the internet) now have larger followings. Lots of ideologies have been watered down and exploited for profit in the last decade.

Feminism’s been exploited by capitalist industries, no doubt.

Young teens, third (some argue fourth, who knows anymore? boundaries between the two and between generation z and millennials are murky and constantly fought over) wave feminists, can now explore sexism and misogyny via their Twitter timeline or a graphic posted to Tumblr. 

Corporations know this, and are desperate to lure in young audiences (in their minds, potential buyers and lifetime customers).

So how do they get us?

Feminist merch. Straight up, feminist merch. Shirts with pictures of Frida Kahlo. Jelly bracelets with the term “feminist” strung around it on heart-shaped beads. Cheaply made baseball-tees with the term “feminist” and a dictionary definition of the term beneath it in bold typeface.

Are these things cute? Sure, no lie.

Should we buy these? No, because feminism has been commodified. It’s no longer a politicized term, but a buzz word that translates directly into dollar signs.

The retailers and brands selling you feminist merch pay their factory workers terribly. They don’t provide maternal or paternal leave. The proceeds they make off feminism, off of the struggle of women, don’t go to non-profits or to breast cancer survivors or low-income families; it goes to the pockets of large corporations

Frida Kahlo would HATE that. Actually, I know she’d hate it. 

The corporations selling you feminist merch don’t care about feminism. They don’t believe in it. They’re using the word to make money. They’re appropriating a cause, one they have no intention of supporting.

True feminist merch is handcrafted by you, the consumer. It’s the bracelets you make with friends and the shirts you make with thrifted shirts and iron-on decals. True feminist merch is made by feminists. There’s often no profit involved, and if there is one, it’s donated or given meaning. 

True feminist merch is political. It reiterates feminism’s beliefs and values and disrupts capitalism, misogyny, ableism, clasissm and etc. 

Stop buying feminism and benefiting the same people who don’t care about you

.Make feminism. Spread feminism. 

Reclaim the term “feminism” one home-made tee at a time.