Who doesn’t like some nice videogame T-shirts to share your gaming obsession proudly? And while there are plenty of options for shirts and places to buy them, it’s worth checking out the new limited edition Blizzard shirt range at Uniqlo. Mainly because there are a total of 15 different shirts to choose from, at a pretty decent price of £12.90 each.
The games covered by the T-shirts are Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft. And it’s a slightly odd selection, with only two of the 27 Overwatch characters represented, for example. So Lucio appears on one shirt, D.Va appears on two, and the rest of the roster don’t get any clothing.
Still, that’s life. What’s worse is that the Blizzard range is for Men only. There are no Kids or Women’s versions available. I’m not sure whether that’s intentional or not, but it’s missing out two massive parts of the market for Blizzard games, and well as two large segments of the global population.
On the plus side, there are some quite nice designs, including for Heroes of the Storm and Star Craft. Although as an Overwatch fan and D.Va main, I’m a little biased towards one shirt in particular.
So if you’re a bloke, or can get away with a male cut to your T-shirts, and you like any Blizzard title, then it’s worth taking a look at the range. They’re not revolutionary, but Uniqlo shirts are generally fairly decent quality, and at £12.90 they’re cheaper than a lot of licensed video merchandise. You may be able to find them instore at the few retail locations Uniqlo have in the UK, mainly in London or at Bluewater in Kent, but ordering online is probably easiest. And the T-shirts are 100% cotton, should you need washing info, so just stick it on a cold, gentle cycle. As you should to take care of all your gaming clothing, obviously…
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