State of the THACnation September 01 2015, 0 Comments
Greetings, all! Last month was pretty h*cking busy what with Clear Lakes 44 launching, us going to our first RTX, and our t-shirt club goal being met on Patreon! We don't want to talk too much about CL44 just yet and you can check out the troyhasacamera YouTube channel for a taste of RTX. With that in mind, this update is going to be focused mainly on the newly-established t-shirt club and some updates to the store.
First up, let's get business out of the way! You may have noticed that the Season 3 DVDs had a very short return to the store and that we are out of a couple of sizes of shirts. Fear not, we have good news! They are coming back. An order for shirt refills and more Season 3s than we will probably ever need has been placed and will both be in before the end of September. Whenever something comes back in stock, we will post about it on our THAC social media profiles to give you a heads-up.
Now for some mixed news regarding t-shirts. As of a few months ago, the price our vendor gets our shirts for changed to be more expensive. We tried to offset this by switching to a different brand that is also that super soft cotton that we love so dearly but those shirts have now gone up as well. We have decided that instead of switching to a cheaper alternative, that we value our shirts being as comfy as h*ck and will be sticking with our now-slightly-pricier option. In order to do this, the prices of all t-shirt will be adjusted to $20 instead of the old $15 price point.
DON'T WORRY THOUGH, we know this is all very sudden and we don't want people that have been eyeing our shirts and saving to get screwed over by the announcement. To that end, the shirts that are currently $15 will stay that way until the end of September. After that, the adjustment will go through.
The nice part about this change, though, is that it gives us a freedom with future shirt designs that we didn't necessarily have before. That means you'll be seeing more multi-colored shirts in the future like our fancy THAC shirt along with lots of varied and ~exotic~ colors! With that in mind, we have lots of ideas for new designs for shirts now that the Official THAC Shirt Club is starting.
That brings be to the next point, THE OFFICIAL THAC SHIRT CLUB! Thanks to the support of you, our amazing fans, we hit our goal to make a monthly shirt club. This is our first attempt at something like this but we feel we have a good plan of attack laid out which I will share with you now!
Step 1: Check out these designs!
Wow! These sure are swell! To kick off the monthly shirt club, we decided to actually give you two designs! We decided on one that is probably the most requested design we get suggested to us by fans, a grapefruit shirt. What is his secret? Only the fruit knows. Secondly, we wanted to make a nice, classy-as-h*ck design to commemorate the people that helped make all this happen! Wear it proud and scream at passersby that you are better than them because you have a shirt that they will never know the joy of owning. Oh how they will weep.
Note: We will have preview images of what the shirts will look like with more accurate colors this week!
Step 2: Ordering these freakin' shirts!
Product pages for the new shirts can be found here:
So here's how it works. We will leave these designs available for PRE-ORDER for exactly one month. The shirts will be the $20 we talked about a bit earlier unless we get real crazy. Maybe we'll decide to do something like a hoodie I don't know I'm just spit balling here. On October 1st, the designs will be replaced by a new shirt and we will place the final order for the grapefruit and founding members shirts. The turnaround for the shirts is ~2 weeks and once we get those, we will start mailing them out. Domestic orders generally take a couple of days to arrive and international orders vary but estimated delivery time is ~15 days.
When you place your order, it will be exactly the same as any other transaction on our store. You'll select your size and put in all your shipping information and email address. Once the shirts are sent out, you'll receive an email with a tracking number so you can follow your fancy shirts across the globe! If you have reason to believe that your order was not sent out at the proper time, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: Next month and onward!
Remember how I told you that the designs would be replaced on October 1st? Well November 1st and design will replace THAT one. Know what will happen on December 1st? A new design will replace November's design. You can expect one design per month at the minimum, and likely that will be the case most of the time. However, there may be cases like this month where we decide that we are feeling spicy and decide to do more. This will continue forever. I mean it. Literally forever.
Here's the catch. The designs are only available for pre-order and once the month-long window for pre-orders closes, that's it! We may have a few extras here and there but they won't be appearing on the online store again. So if you like a design, you've got 30-31 days to pull the trigger (except for February, that tricky 28-day-having jerk).
If there is a design you'd like to suggest, feel free to on the forums at http://forums.thac.tv/ !
Oh one last thing... You remember that little Dungeons and Dragons series we do called We're On A Quest? Well guess what, we are gonna make our triumphant return on September 11th and there is nothing you can do about it! Well you probably could but please don't because we are really excited to be doing that again.
That about wraps it up from us here at THAC HQ. We hope you are all as excited about the Official THAC Shirt Club as we are, as well as all of our future videos (of which there will be many)!