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    • #10858
      Aaron
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      Would you consider buying ausmicro.com Merchandise?

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    • #41927
      Shypo
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      i thought i’d be first to vote….
      i’d buy it if it were cool and i could get some sponsership stickers for ma Z and BCG’s in race time

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    • #41928
      Aaron
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      Please post ideas and discussion here. Keep it sane and reasonable πŸ˜‰

      This poll is here to help us decide if it’s worthwhile working on some merchanise. Essentially most of it would be based around the current logo with other design touches to suit!

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    • #41911
      KittyKatSmack
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      MERCHANDISE ~ ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!

      T-shirts and Caps are a must have!!!!!

      Mugs and Stickers, yep OK

      Mousemat…. everyone has their fave mousemats, so it would have to be cheap. Maybe get Trading direct to sponsor it and for every order above a certain value, they can give one away free.

      ausmicro.com and tradingdirect.com proudly present mousemat with tiny racetrack on it for BitCharG’s.

      Stickers for the cars would be most cool too, as well as sticker for 1:1 scale car??????

      Maybe even a couple of limited edition jackets with embroidery on back?

      I had some polo shirts made for a drinking club we had…… not that I drink a lot… I mean… oh damn…..

      More than willing to help with designs and chip in on something like this.

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    • #41909
      DaveF
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      AusMicro decals for Mini-Z and Char-G sized cars.
      So we can make the cars look like we’re sponsored.

      Advertising signs for Tracks, like a billboard or something.

      The AusMicro Datsun 180B body. Oh, you said sane, sorry. How about an AusMicro car body (with logos/decals), but which body style. it’s need to be something not already in the ranges. How about a Sandman or FJ body?

      If you need help with graphics, just let me know and I’ll see if I can be of assistance.

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    • #17883
      KittyKatSmack
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      Plenty of reasons for no to a Sandman or FJ body…. all of them have to do with class!
      :smiley2:

      *stirs the pot then dashes off*

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    • #41896
      Shypo
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      i definetly think a Ausmicro car would be sweet, i’d def buy one of those. maybe a kinda readily available or we all vote on the car and then Aaron tabulates the votes and we then have a offical Ausmicro pace car

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    • #43712
      Cranga
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      Yes! a custom ausmicro car! that would be cool,
      Stickers, to go on BCG’s and also real cars,
      Id put one on my 1:1 RX7 for sure!

      A pace car sounds great shypo!

      Bap Bap Bap

    • #41894
      Barrelll
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      yep id buy some stickers, and maybe a tshirt if it was cool, and any other cool stuff !

      27MHZ 3.5 Honda Accord (Custom Exhaust and F1 Wing)
      35MHZ 1.0 Battery Modded Castrol Supra
      45MHZ 2.2 Custom Painted Yellow and Black WRX
      57MHZ 2.6 Booster Trueno
      Mini Z Blue WRX (Lights, Gold alloys, Exhaust)
      Mini Z Castrol Supra + all mods (Coming)

    • #41890
      KittyKatSmack
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      OK, so type of car????

      Pace car sounds interesting….
      the nice “ausmicro” blue colour

      :smiley2:

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    • #41886
      DaveF
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      I just mentioned classic Aussie cars because it’s an Aussie site. *sob* :blush:

      OK, so what are the F1, Bathurst, or the supercars races using as pace cars at the moment? I agree it’s have to be something very cool, somthing not as common as a WRX or whatever. Something a bit more hard to come by.

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    • #41884
      Cranga
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      Hmm, i know this is not to aussie,
      What about a combie van, or a mini bus dumped on the ground with a wing and a body kit?

      Bap Bap Bap

    • #41880
      KittyKatSmack
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      Agree with DaveF!
      WRX ~ *blows raspberry*

      Something a bit unique certainly, but luckily for us, Shypo has taken the question in hand and started the poll.

      (some people will regret choosing months for the 2K figure, at this rate, I think less than a month for sure)

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    • #41867
      micro_Amps
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      I didnt post a vote because Im not allowed to choose more than one pick.
      Stickers / Decals, 1:1 and BCG size, Im in!
      T shirt, Yep
      Official Ausmicro BCG shell, wheres my credit card ?
      Mousemat, if its got a mini race track on it I’ll have one of those too (piss the mouse off it and do a couple of quick laps…maybe I could use my lap timer on it…sorry getting sidetracked)
      A mug? what the hell, why not

      Response from those already posted seems positive, could it be a revenue raising avenue for Aaron as well, to help with the site expenses?

      Anyway I’m all for it, all of it
      Bring it on

      :)uA

    • #43707
      jamiekulhanek
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      Hell yeah!!!

      The world is mine

    • #41861
      Aaron
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      On the subject of voting. If there’s not one item on the list that you want above the others please select “Other” or “If it’s cool”.

      Keep the ideas rolling guys – and keep the votes coming. This is a very serious Poll that will probably be used as the key input into what (of anything) gets developed.

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    • #41857
      micro_Amps
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      Yep, my vote is now in the “If its cool” section

    • #41853
      Genspec
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      I will post an “If it’s cool” vote as well. A T-shirt with the small logo (as per the website) on the front and something big on the back.:smiley16:

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    • #41829
      KittyKatSmack
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      I have a billion ideas so far……..

      The best one I thought of was boxers/undies with on one side the ausmicro logo, then in appropriate place
      “where size does matter”

      Just my sense of humour going off on a tangent again…..

      Can we get a BCG mouse maybe? to play on the track mousemat?

      *grins*

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    • #41825
      jamiekulhanek
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      HAHAHAHA cool idea kitty!!!

      The world is mine

    • #41822
      DaveF
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      Could put the same on a bra really. :blush:

      Polo shirts with a chest pocket (big enough to carry a car and charger with the words “AusMicro Garage” on them. Bit nerdy though. Maybe Cargo shorts. Could hold 2 cars and chargers then.

      Fishing tackle type box with AusMicro labels on it to park and transport the Bits or MiniZs in.

      AusMicro tool kits with the a good selection of right size tools for working with Bits and MiniZs.

      AusMicro number plates?

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    • #41819
      KittyKatSmack
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      OMG DaveF!

      And I thought I went overboard!!!

      Great idea’s though.

      number plates for 1:1 cars?????
      number plate surrounds???

      I know someone with the perfect car that should have “Size does matter” on it.

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    • #41818
      DaveF
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      AusMicro Frisbee. Flip it over and you have a skid pan.

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    • #41812
      bithed
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      Put me down for 5 tee shirts…the print has to be big and bold, on white preferably…someone DEFINATELY to do a mass run of aussie bodies…something the rest of the world will look at and stare open mouthed…a holden something ? Anyone remember that jet truck called waltzing matilda from MANY years ago…off the point i know…anyway the ausmicro symbol / logo rocks so set it up boys…front logo and back says…”we come from a land down under…” (think Men at Work version…) lol…even as an ex kiwi id be proud to have an aussie shirt…i did my time on the gold coast…had a ball…

    • #43704
      KittyKatSmack
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      I figure if there is enough interest in the shirts, we can do several designs.

      with a poll on the faves of course

      :smiley2::smiley2::smiley2:

      I just want a poll of my VERY own!!!

      :smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2:

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    • #41800
      bithed
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      kittykat your own pole ? I can just imagine…

    • #41801
      DaveF
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      You should get that eye twitch looked at, by the way.

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    • #41803
      KittyKatSmack
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      Yes, a poll of my very own, one I can …

      hang on….

      pole…

      kitty on a pole….

      the only pole I will be is pole position

      eat my dust!

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    • #41809
      Aaron
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      Well on the shirt idea (this is only my rough thinking nothing more) here’s what I envisage…

      * Basic Shirt: White T-shirt with small version of the website logo on the front ‘pocket’ area. Back of shirt to bear simple artwork and logo.

      * Flash Shirt: Probably a good quality item with stiched logo artwork on front. Polo style in cotton or that new fangled cool-tex stuff so it don’t need ironing πŸ˜‰

      * “Special”: Something unique that will hopefully be “collectable” either becuase of the artwork or the design and limited production.

      I should add that becuase of the high upfront costs etc we’d probably do one thing at a time πŸ™‚
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    • #41797
      bithed
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      personally im not a big fan of pocket prints…the middle of the chest has much more OOMPH to it…all the shirts i have designed go for middle chest placement…15-290 cm would be a good size for the tee i reckon…just take these comments as fluff because obviously im not designing it…as a buddying designer…but as aaron says…you get your screens set up first of all and then its all pretty easy…get your embroidery put on disc and the world is your green lipped oyster…Im looking forward to the results of this…what sort of timing are we looking at ? tomorrow? next month ? 2004?

    • #41795
      Genspec
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      How about the option of having your name or online name embroidered on the front as well ?

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    • #41796
      KittyKatSmack
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      We had our team shirts done up in Newcastle.
      They were/are polo shirts with a flash version of Iron on stuff, and embroidery on front pocket.

      A nic is a good idea but will push the individual prices up, especially as the embroidery will be charged by the letter. And I have a long nic!!!!!

      I say go straight to the flash shirt……..
      collectable as a maybe.

      Can I get a lycra girly shirt or what??????
      All the better to show off my Bits

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    • #41794
      bithed
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      i was thinking that too but the logistics made it tricky i thought…how about a run of 500 (just a number…) with XXX/500 printed on them…that fixes your custom design problems…printrs usually charge through the nose for that cause they have to change every number…as tee shirt design is one of my great loves this is great…bits AND tees together…or we could just flag the whole money making side of it, be nice and open about our cyber liberties, ausmicro posts up a decent big version of their logo and we all just print it onto heat transfers and we make tees ourselves…on condition that we take a picture of ourselves wherever we are on the planet for display in the tee shirt gallery…damn im good at this…lol…

    • #41790
      Shypo
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      i should have a custom one with PIMP written on the back:D:D:D

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    • #43899
      DaveF
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      AusMicro Condoms. With the logo and the “Size does matter”. Now there’s a seller. Except the word Micro might put people off. Perhaps if we ship them to USA Govt… That’s an old urban myth anyway. πŸ˜€

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    • #41787
      bithed
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      Shypo yours will be very special…we will hang shells around your name…it will say ‘ausPIMPcro’ in shiny letters…and turn on your messenger mate…

    • #41788
      Shypo
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      oh that is just 2 cool dave, ausmicro diaghprahm or howevr us spell it.

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    • #41780
      Aaron
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      *laughs* I like it.

      Well Bithead has hit upon part of the ‘problem’ we actually don’t have the logo in a form that’s suitable for use for any of the designs yet. As those in the know will notice the one we used in antialiased etc for pretty web presentation and so on.

      In timeframe terms we’re probably talking months to go from now to putting the shirt on peopels backs. Well indeed any merchandise together. BUT in the interim period there will be plenty of discussion, brainstorming and info gathering. For example KittyKatSmack has done a similar thing before therefore I’ll be picking her brains about how to make sure the venture doesn’t send me broke, if someones a t-shirt designer (or indeed a grahpic artist of some kind) I’d like to think they’ll help us a bit as well.

      Keep the ideas coming πŸ™‚

      But What about mugs? Basic white mug witht he logo? Perfect to hold coffee or and a corner marker for races in an office evironment? Have about rulers that double as track ripple strips??

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    • #43796
      KittyKatSmack
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      The shirts should NOT take months……………

      But just in case, set yourself up for Easter.
      We want all forum members wearing a shirt for the Easter break!!!

      If ya want, I can start looking into it…….

      What is wrong with the logo at the top of this page? The one for the website.
      Is simple and will be fairly easy.

      What are alternatives? Do we want alternatives?
      Current website logo is distinctive enough that those of us in the ‘in crowd’ will know what it is.

      Forget the individualisation!
      Keep prices reasonable.

      If you really want to personalise it, do it locally!

      As for other items, we could create a package/showbag type of thing.

      When is the Royal Easter Show????

      :D:evil::smiley16:

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    • #41764
      bithed
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      ..this is a link i have been thinking about for a while..as i said, ‘closet designer’ for many years…

      http://www.cafepress.com/cp/info/sell/

      ..check it out…it would centralise your payment operation and widen your product base…remember that we arent ALL in australia…:dead:

    • #41763
      Shypo
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      nice idea bithed, i like it:D:D
      any chance if we get alot of feedback on the pacecar we can hav one Aaron??

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    • #41761
      DaveF
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      If I could get the original image of the car, I’m pretty sure I could recreate the logo in PaintShop or PhotoShop. The rest is just text, and few shapes, after all. But we love it and I’m getting the tattoo wednesday. =o)

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    • #41760
      Shypo
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      now thats devotion^^^^^

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    • #41758
      bithed
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      i have a tattoo of a carp on my right leg to celebrate the birth of my son…now THATS devotion…lol…kids are great..but can you REALLY justify the 15 seconds of ecstasy against the 13 years of hell?

    • #41759
      Shypo
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      my cousin is a graphic designer, Aaron shoudl i ask for his services?

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    • #41757
      bithed
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      Aaron i just KNOW you are checking out that link i sent you…lol…

    • #41739
      PandaBear
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      (whoa, Kitty’s innuendos flying in full force)

      Say, how come no one’s suggested a badged duffle bag or backpack.

      One big enough to carry all the stuff you need to go Bit racing.

      Better still, one just big enough to hold a 1/10.

    • #43701
      Shypo
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      i think a box which is designed for BCG and Z’s is a very good idea

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    • #41723
      bithed
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      go with stickers…people will baulk at the postage ofa box…nice if you are local…go with shirts and stickers…global audience, global market…

    • #41706
      Aaron
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      Yes bithed πŸ˜‰ I’m looking at the CafePress idea – they’re not cheap for ‘locals’ but certainly they’re doable and best of all it would be a zero startup πŸ˜‰

      Will have a deeper play with their system and ideas today in some spare (just which hole do I pull that out of?) time πŸ™‚

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    • #43699
      dgs73
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      voting was hard; so many choices!! Definately stickers and t-shirt, even a mug… custom bag is a good idea too

    • #41689
      Crom
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      I would like a custom bitbox with a logo on it.

      Maybe a mug.

      Decals would be nice too…

      Shirt would be good…

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    • #41690
      dgs73
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      What about keyrings too?? Being in signage could prove usefull to y’all… Vinyl(stickers),engraved/cut-out metal/laminates, plus…
      T-shirts!!! If this is a help, let me know. Rushn clothing (you familiar?) are literally above our workshop, and get us to do their logos for screenprinting alot. Logos are layed out using CasMate, the logo at the top of this site easy as, not sure about the car though…
      Your thoughts??
      go to http://www.designedcraft.com.au if you want to find out more, or email me on that address…
      dgs73 / Dave:p

    • #41687
      DaveF
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      Looks like DGS is a possible answer to Aarons prayers – someone in the sticker biz. Can you do decal sheets there Dave?

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    • #41688
      Cranga
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      Hmm, What does every ont think of a stubby cooler?
      Id love to go to a party and take my Ausmicro stubby cooler and everyone goes whats aus micro?
      then on the beer drenched table, whip out the BCG and dodge the sausages and some spins in the tomato sauce spills,

      Bap Bap Bap

    • #41684
      dgs73
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      im thinking you mean the printed type… no go, im afraid. Other stickers though, no prob!!
      Detail permitting, of course. But can do runs of them…
      A stubbie holder!!! Yes!! This just gets better and better…

    • #41678
      KittyKatSmack
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      Wow, so many suggestions these days.

      The major factor in it all is cost though.

      Unfortunately the initial cost is quite high. If we want to make everything affordable we need to order in bulk. Who is going to come up with the money up front??? I think everyone needs to think long and hard about how much they are actually willing to spend, and on each item.
      Say $15 for a mug, $40 for a shirt, $20 for a hat.
      A lot of the embroidery stuff has a set up cost also that is a couple of hundred dollars. Who is going to pay that? And if we get shirts at $40 but only if we order 15 or more, who is going to pay $600 in the hopes that everyone else out there is going to actually put money where mouth is?????

      And don’t forget postage costs too!!!!

      C’mon fella’s, lets put our feet back on the ground and start small. One or two items, then as the demand grows, then the range can grow.

      I think that was the point of the poll.
      Most people are happy to buy a shirt, maybe a mug and definately some stickers.

      OK, work with that. Certainly keep suggestions coming in, but keep in mind what is future and what is current as far as the merchandise is concerned.

      *fades back into the shadows and sits on hands for a bit*

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    • #41676
      DaveF
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      I think as Kitty said, cost being a factor, and porbably a big one, the cheapest 1st step would be the stickers. DGS works at a sticker place, so there might even be a mates rates deal happening. I and others have offerred to do the graphic work. They’re also easy to post.

      a bumper sticker with “My other car is 1/64 this size”, and the logo under it. hahahaaa.

      Tshirts and other items if all goes well in he sticker front.

      I still like the decal idea, and they (A&D) could print those at home on a bubblejet once they buy the decal paper. Only outlay would be the paper and some ink, and postage is no more than a standard letter. Surely you would get ove a hundred to a page at BCG or even MiniZ scale, and the current logo gif or jpg could be used (scale down the print size by increasing the dpi of the image).

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    • #41669
      Cranga
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      Yes! that bumper sticker rocks! ha ha! good idea davef

      Bap Bap Bap

    • #41662
      KittyKatSmack
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      LOVE THE BUMPER STICKER DaveF!!!!!!

      Brilliant.

      The decal sheet could be done at home, but a professional job on proper decal stuff may well be the go. As for the offers by everyone to do the logo’s….. get cracking, or do I have to get my whip out again????
      :smiley2::evil:

      And a T Shirt is a must have!!!!
      Sorry fella’s but me being a girl an all….
      CLOTHES!!!!!

      So first run of shirts will have to be special, something for Ausmicro’s first birthday????
      That way, the set up cost for the screenprinting and embroidery can be incorporated into the exclusivity of the shirts.

      I have an image of chequered flags and a 1st to commermorate the 1st year of Ausmicro, and maybe a year included? Set up a limited run to say 50 shirts, and first in best dressed. Literally!!!

      So all you arty fartsy types, get logo’ing for us all, and snap to it!!!!

      *stands around glaring menacingly, wearing knee high boots and slapping whip against thigh impatiently*

      :evil::smiley2::evil::smiley2:

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    • #41660
      PandaBear
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      Quote:
      So all you arty fartsy types, get logo’ing for us all, and snap to it!!!!

      “Arty Fartsy??!” 😯

      Dun look here…

      Artsy – no.

      Fartsy… hmmm…

    • #41655
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      TMI!!!!!

      Smelly ole PandBear!!!

      *ducks*

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      Quote:
      *stands around glaring menacingly, wearing knee high boots and slapping whip against thigh impatiently*

      Would that be wearing ONLY knee high boots ?? :smiley2:

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      I don’t wanna be hearing stories of PandaBear, some beans and lit matches…..

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      :smiley2:

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    • #43697
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      Macaroni and Cheese is the fuel of choice where I come from.:D

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    • #41649
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      Best fuel is AGB……….

      and the day after a heavy night of drinking…

      mmmm, smell the rum!

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    • #41647
      Barrelll
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      can we please stay on track people πŸ˜€

      T shirt and stickers/decals are looking to be the most popular and prob easiest.

      Altho id love a stubby holder… would make drunken bcg sessions alot more fun = D

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    • #41646
      Barrelll
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      dave F why do you have 1007 gold points when everyone else only has 100 ?? Making some nice profit there mate :smiley2:

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    • #41645
      Crom
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      😯

      My guess is that he’s earning it thru the number of downloads his video is gettin…

      I think that 1:1 bumper stickers would be good and the decals for bcg’s the way to go.

      Sorrrry KittyKat, but I’m not too sure that we’d be up for the money that the shirts would cost…


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    • #41644
      KittyKatSmack
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      Race Track?
      Goat Track?
      One Track… mind!

      We are on track Barrelll, and having a bit of a laugh on the way!
      I think you have just repeated stuff I have said in previos posts.
      Maybe you should read some of the earlier posts instead of jumping in half arsed…….

      We are getting there and I’m sure that Aaron and Derek have noted what the preferances are for and who are doing the suggestions.

      How about we move on to what kind of T Shirt you would like and what ideas for the back of the shirt and general design.

      *still love the bumper sticker and really think that one should go through, include on the decal sheets perhaps????*

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    • #41641
      bithed
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      Daves bumper sticker rocks…Ill translate the Japanese version…Do up something good on the shirts and Ill wear it at my next TOMY meeting…if they ever call me back the ‘bottoms’…tee shirts and stickers…thats the way to go…and as Kitty says..lets move on…Personally i dig the site logo…red / white and blue with the red car…its simple…eyecatching and gets the job done…I think it would be shame to change it just for a shirt…particularly the first…I mean even shaun stussy uses his original logo, changing it slightly for different runs over the years…Lots of colours in the ausmicro one though…go monotone ? Just running ideas here…blue shirt with black print? in fact thinking about it…the car in the logo would become quite troublesome in printing…all the colours…umm…im done…

    • #41642
      KittyKatSmack
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      LOL

      That’s exactly what we need Bithed.
      What you would like etc.
      Don’t know if the car in the logo would be too hard once you get it ‘set up’ with the manufacturer. How about making the car look a bit more generic and that reduces the detailing required. I really like the logo as is.

      As for the other designs, this is where we can play with the back of the shirt. Put logo over front pocket right? Maybe put a year on the sleeve with the first birthday info (checkered flags etc) but what do we want on the back?
      Something a bit schmick for the first birthday and first anniversary of Ausmicro!!!

      Ideas?????

      *maybe with every T Shirt and decal set purchased we could arrange a bumper sticker for nix or half cost???? Just an idea*

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    • #41637
      Shypo
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      it was said before. we have to stay small right now people. money isnt growing on trees and unless we all put a deposit down on the items then they may not all come to fruition

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    • #41628
      KittyKatSmack
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      Yes Shypo, I think the T Shirt and decals have come out the winners so far.

      Still seeking ideas for a back print on shirt though.

      *and personally I am going to push for DaveF’s bumper sticker*

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    • #41624
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      I think changing the logo would be a shame, and to that end it’d have to be on a white Tshirt. i think centre of chest, maybe nothing on the back. Oh, I know, I know. Pit crew, or Driver, or Grand Prix Access all areas or something. In all caps, nice and bold.

      I suppose Trading Direct might even claim a sleve logo mention as a sponsor??

      The decal could say “my other car is a 1:1” hahahaa

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    • #43694
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      lol nice quote Dave, i like Aarons one of “where size does matter” maybe for an extra charge we can have user names or something on the back:question:

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    • #41614
      bithed
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      i SECOND DAVES BUMPER STICKER IN INCLUSION ON THE SHIRT…one thing i would be wary of is TOO MANY references to full size racing etc…i like bits but not ahuge fan of full size…if it was TOO race / grand prix oriebtated i would shy away from it…i am a BIThed…not a CARhed…just an opinoin…a spelt wrong opinoin that is..lol…

    • #41618
      KittyKatSmack
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      You are a funny bloke DaveF!!!!!

      The first run shirts are going to be limited editions, collectables etc….

      at least they are my thoughts….

      *hopes she isnt jumping the gun here*

      Let’s make is something special hey????

      T Shirt/Polo Shirt with a basic colour….. Yellow would look good, green even…. not black and not white, preferably not red, those colours detract from the logo!

      A different kind of blue perhaps? grey could work too.

      Logo should be embroidery, not just a screen print!

      *taps head thinking harder*

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    • #41610
      Shypo
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      what sort of person would wear a yellow t-shirt, that aint a damn pimp colour. i think white is a veyr popular colour and the logo will be easy to read. we dont want a colour whci contrasts with the logo colour

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    • #41603
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      Lucky I didn’t suggest PINK!!!

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    • #41592
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      Purple?

      Gold??? With fake chains and a leopard print fur collar!

      maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate

      :smiley2:

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    • #43691
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      The race reference was just because not all of us use our RC cars to drive to the shop to get micro bread, or to drive the lego kids to school. I’m not a huge fan of motor racing either.

      Screen print T’s would be cheaper than emboiderred T’s by a considerable amount. They’ll be collectors items either way.

      I think the logo as it appears on the top of this page would have to be the logo used. Product recognition and all that. Perhaps Trading Direct would want a sleve logo because of their sponsorship too.

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    • #41587
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      Trading Direct can have a sleeve logo, but doesn’t that mean as sponsors, they help with costs??????

      I am unsure of this so……………..

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAaron?
      DDDDDDDDDDDDDerek?

      Halp?

      And if I wanted a racing community shirt, I would buy one. As for the embroidery, that is just for the logo part on the front. Rest is screen printed.

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    • #43897
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      pink is fine for suits just as long as it isnt hot pink, a 80’s pastel maybe but not hot pink. pruple with leopard skin is a god send. how about a custom pruple polo shirt with PIMP written on the back and the ausmicro logo on the front right pocket and underneath pimp on the back. with a bit leopard colour:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

      that would definetly cacth peoples eyes, i’d defiently buy one and investigate the site just to c what the hell i was on about:smiley16:

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    • #43946
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      Trading Direct may agree to be sponsors. Certainly if they want their logo on the T they should put money towards it. No money, no logo I say.

      Racing theme was just an idea, just brainstorming people. No need to get grumpy. :angry:

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    • #41572
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      i find this very amsuing, we havent even decided and its Aaron and Dereks decision and we are all deciding exactly how it should be done Lol

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    • #41562
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      Of course, we are the customers and you know what they say “The customer is always right”

      :smiley2::smiley2::smiley2:

      Racing theme not all bad, but we don’t want to confuse the big cars wiff da widdle biddy cars do we????

      Still think checkered flags with a big 1 for the first birthday thing.

      And Shypo and I will have the most colourful outrageous shirts around!!!

      w00t!!!

      Any takers on pimpin’ satin shirts?????

      :smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2:

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    • #41561
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      They (or one of them) did say that they needed the comments from the AusMicro community to help them make a decision, and also wanted ideas, and also wanted comment on those ideas, and also wanted people who could help see those ideas to fruition. No good someone sending in a great idea if A&D can’t easily find people to make the item, or having a pocket protector maker in the forums if no one wants pocket protectors.

      I think A&D are waiting for the dust to settle on a single, or small number of items that are popular amongst the community (higher chance for sales), is cheap to produce (mates rates from an AusMicro member) and cheap to mail out.

      The more ideas thrown into the pot, the more options A&D have to select from. And if members seem more set on one idea than another, that will also help them make their selection.

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    • #41559
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      Now Now DaveF

      You are sounding entirely too sensible…..

      :smiley2:

      I think it’s time we started on the design ideas because that will bring the thoughts closer to reality.

      Certainly I think merchandising has an enormous potential, and with the number of ausmicro members growing all the time, the market is huge!!!

      Am sure TradingDirect would want to tap into that market anyway……..

      Let’s keep it real though, and put it all together. The less actual work that Aaron and Derek have to do, the more time they can spend on their real life stuff…..

      I know, I know, it was a shock to me too, to realise that people want to do stuff in the real world….

      *sigh*

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    • #41552
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      Sensible!?!!?!! How dare you?! =o)

      How about some lube rebadged as AusMicro Lube “slicker than pig fat through a duck”?

      That better?

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    • #41553
      Aaron
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      Only if it’s based on something called EROS and sold through shops here in Canberra πŸ˜‰ *laughs* I can see the the slogan now… unfortunately I can’t repeat it here…

      Ohh you mean lube for the car? ahhhh πŸ˜‰

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    • #41554
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      Yeah, not a MicroKY. Although that could appeal to an entirely different market.

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    • #41548
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      Feels like a sausage down a hallway???????????

      Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

      Ausmicro Vaseline?

      Hey, I heard about this stuff that apparently gets hot when you rub it into skin…….

      Anyone else know what I am talking about????

      MicroKY for MicroSmallBoy’s

      Condom’s come in different sizes, how about a condom that looks like a BCG when *ahem* flacid, and a 1:10 scale when *gags* erect???
      Well, my boyfriend would have to accept that as a reduction, he is so “HUGE” aka line from a movie in there that unless you saw the movie it wouldn’t make sense at all….

      But when does Kitty actually make sense?????

      *sigh*

      Will shut up now and sit with stupid grin on face…. goes with my blonde hair of course!

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    • #41544
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      Err guys & gal… some of us here might not want to try scare the kiddies away.

      (Oh yeah, I just saw the “Lord of the Rings” South Park episode too.)

    • #41543
      DaveF
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      Back on track… AusMicro minature figurines? Scaled down figurines of drivers or pit crew or just people with the AusMicro logo on them, Team AusMicro or something.

      A cary case for 1 car and controller that looks like a garage, perhaps pit lane looking, with the AusMicro logo on it in several places. Cary cases can clip together so you can buy 6 of them to carry all 6 of your cars in 1 hand (needs a handle), by snapping your AusMicro garages together.

      AusMicro.com PC badge to stick on your PC? Although I think the best first merchandise product would be something that the purchasers of will display in public. Increase the profile of the site. To that end, Stickers and Tshirts would be th way to go.

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    • #41535
      bithed
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      Im with dave…get the logo out there..its a great logo…id rather wear it than have it sitting where only i can see it…get people talking…spread the word..get more hits abracadabra you are famous…

    • #41531
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      The photos of my track show off the AusMicro logo that I put onto the barrier on the bridge. I think 3 or 4 shots have the AusMicro logo in them, and that page has had over 8000 hits.

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    • #41528
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      If you are after hits for advertising then I reccon you’d need to modify the supra video to include lots of Ausmicro overlay shots and such dave :).

      Have you submited your videos to any other fan site (I haven’t).

      Another Idea for a product, maybe a booklet on how to hold a bit char-g grand prix.
      -How to setup points tables
      -when you have 20 people and only 4 frequencies, how to get everyone a chance to race everyone else.
      -trophy ideas
      -track designs
      -ways to produce race tracks with just stuff lying about the house (eg table, bowls, plates, trays…
      -race types (100 laps, 5 laps, most # of laps on one charge)
      -mods for racing and suggested enhancements (ie tyres, engines, springs)

      … All in a little booklet with the ausmicro symbol plastered all over it.

      Paul

    • #43688
      dgs73
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      Like DaveF, have done the Ausmicro logo for my (now nearly complete!!) track too, v. easy to do, 10 mins. from PC to vinyl cutter. Working on Bit sized ones now, approx. 12mm long…
      What about light grey polo shirt?? Goes well with most colours, plus wont “drown out” the colours in the logo… just a thought:smiley2:

    • #41524
      DaveF
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      Nah. I on;y gave the vids to AusMicro. I have a version of the one you put together of us both racing that has the AusMicro logo as a barrier in a drive by shot, but as the footage is all the same as yours (mostly), just with a different edit, I didn’t submit it.

      That’s not to say people who have downloaded it haven’t then emailled it to 10 of their friends.

      Nice thinking about the booklet. That’d be handy!

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    • #41512
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      i hav that stuff KItty, its called tiger balm..
      a pit crew owuld be cool and we could intertwine it with the Homies fogurines if yall dont know what im talkin bout then check out http://www.streetgangs.com then go to the shop then the homies section. i have about 50 of these and these guys as a pit crew would be absoutley freakin sweeeeeet

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    • #43686
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      Oh man. Some companies will try to sell anything. The Hipsters set is my fave there, and hey man, a big pink pimp.

      Figurines would be less of a publicly visible advert for the site.

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    • #41509
      Shypo
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      yes Muhammed (i do believe thats his name) is the absolute kng of Pimps lol.

      we have to get some good logos and some final decisions down soon IMO

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    • #41499
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      Well, we all seem to be saying ‘use the logo at the top of the page’, so there’s a start, that seems to be decided.

      Now most of the rest of the talk seems to be on Stickers, decals, or Tshirts.

      Thshirts – has been much discussion (Screen print or embroider, where the logo goes, what for the front, what for the back, etc.), but no decision seems finalised. I think if A&D see some quotes for these different options, and they can decide. Kitty, did you say that was your field of expertice, or knowledge? Are you able to give A&D quotes? I suppose for 100 Ts is a good starting place to get an idea of prices.

      Stickers – Not much to discuss really, unless we want more on the sticker than just the logo. dgs should perhaps try and throw together a quote. Lets say for 100, 200, and 500 stickers, 1/6 A4 size, or the nearest size that’s cheapest to produce.

      DecalsAaron andor Derek (A&D) could simply purchase some blank decal sheets (few dollars a sheet) from a hobby shop, print them on their colour bubblejet, and cut them out. Upping the pixel resolution on the existing web logo will shrink it’s actual print size, so it’s just a matter of trial and error to find the right dpi for Mz and BCG scaled decals. If you guys want (A&D) I’ll have a play and get a rough idea of what res is best for BCGs (I don’t have a Mz)

      That’s a wrap up of the more popular ideas in this discussion so far, and just my suggestions how this could start to come into fruition. A&D will need to see prices before they will make a decision, so that seems to be the next step to take.

      Does that sound reasonable to you Aaron or Derek?

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    • #41482
      Shypo
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      nice sumary Dave, if all this stuff takes off then the pacecar has to be dun:D

      one question, where will we sell it or thru what front??

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    • #41453
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      Kitty is back…. temporarily!

      Yes, I have had experience in T Shirts and the like previously. As for where they are sold… I am happy to do it for the first couple of times or so…..
      Keep prices low so that we don’t have to include a cut for merchandising or promotion companies.
      I can go to wholesalers etc.

      *keep the tiger balm shypo, kitty doesn’t want to fly!*

      I can start on some quotes if A&D give me the go ahead.
      Recommend shirt with front chest embroidered logo and a screen print pic on back.
      Screen print pic (and here I need someone with artistic flair to put together my imaginings) A track with BCG’s or MiniZ’s on it, Big checkered flag, taking up most of shirt, and in the middle “Winner Year 1 2003” or something similar…… can anyone picture what I am trying to get at?????

      Confused Kitty……..
      but damned good organising ability!!!

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    • #41437
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      dgs is back again… DaveF, your 1/6 A4 size, you mean approx 100mm long, yeah? As mentioned before, can do stickers, logo as seen at top of page, MINUS the Lancer. Prices posted for 100, 200,& 500 posted tommorrow…:D:D:D

    • #41435
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      Well done dgs73!!!!!!!

      Next?????

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    • #41433
      Cranga
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      This site is great!
      Compared to other sites and members, i cant believe the cooperation and the amount of positivity getting around, especialy with everyone getting this topic!
      keep it up guys!:)

      Bap Bap Bap

    • #41401
      DaveF
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      I believe Derek has the little red car in the logo on disk somewhere, or at least did have (so Arron tells me. he’s such a dobber.). Is this true Derek? If so, can DGS and I have a copy please to try and recreate the logo at 600+ dpi, if you aren’t able to do so yourself.

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    • #41397
      Aaron
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      OK here’s the state of play:

      We will be doing some Shirts and stickers of some kind very soon.

      We are in the process (well Derek is the one who has to do this bit) of digging up all the original artworks for the logo so we can create a proper scalable non-anti-aliased logo that can be provided electronically to people that make the kind of merchandise items.

      I will also be using that same logo to offer a small amount of stuff through CafePress – it will be mainly aimed at those outside of Australia. It will also let us supply some truely unique gear and boost our profile globally.

      We will initially sell it direct through the Forums and Derek and Myself, but if there’s sufficient support I’m sure Steve from Trading Direct will be happy to handle larger volumes of items.

      Thanks again for all your comments and ideas and please keep them coming.

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    • #43679
      bithed
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      Shorts ? after all that you are making SHORTS ? hahahaha…go figure…lol…

    • #41389
      DaveF
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      Shorts. Cool. Are they going to be Cargos (for holding Bits in)?

      If you could do at least one pair that come down past the knee for me please. Size 32 I think, cheers (I like my shorts long).

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    • #43678
      dgs73
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      Im pretty certain that was a typo, wasn’t that meant to read shirts?? Tho cargos would be good,
      come with ready made Bit pockets…
      :smiley2:

    • #41371
      Barrelll
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      lol, i think he meant shirts, but shorts are cool too lol! this thread is going everywhere blackeye:

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    • #41370
      DaveF
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      Exactly. You could carry two bits and controllers, or even 2 MiniZs, in a pair of Cargo shorts. Much more useful than a Tshirt.

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    • #41357
      GT-ahh
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      what about a t-shirt with an apron pocket?!

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    • #41358
      DaveF
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      very sexual.

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    • #41359
      8ch Ess Vee
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      Or perhaps we could source some of those ammo belts.

      You know shove about 40 Bits “shells” in it and sling it over your shoulder, special compartments for spare AA cells, tires, axels and controllers etc etc.

      Don’t ya just love freedom of speach!!

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    • #41355
      Aaron
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      Oh dear πŸ˜‰ Yes I meant shirts…. For that typo I’m going to go offline until Monday πŸ˜‰

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    • #41354
      DaveF
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      Aw. I spoze I’ll have a shirt if I have to. sigh.
      I was looking forward to wearing long cargo shorts with my BCGs hidden in the pockets (like some quick draw cowboy) at work. πŸ‘Ώ

      What else is a good item for logos but is cheap to producs and has high visibility. Need to spread the good word. AusMicro bibles? try and get one into every hotel room. hahahaa.

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    • #41330
      Shypo
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      A BIT CHAR-G BANDALIER LOL. nice one Dave, bibles, i think there should be the pimp apprentices following Shypo to the Holy BCG land:D

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    • #41319
      DaveF
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      And we’re back to AusMicro condoms again. πŸ™‚

      I thought your first line said AusMicro Band-Aids for some reason. I’m having a bad day though.

      This forum ain’t big enough for the two of us. Race you at high noon, hombre. Down at Char Gee Gulch. And don’t you chicken out Black eyed Pete. blackeye:

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    • #41316
      Barrelll
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      lol… where is the BCG holy land mr fearless leader shypo ??

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      GT-ahh
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      lmao a condom with a little racing car on it….makes you go faster rotf

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    • #41301
      DaveF
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      Or with a little racing car in it, for extra …

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    • #41294
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      do not fearevry1, i will lead thou to the Holy land, that is the Shypo Groto a.k.a the Shypo playboy mansion where the women are endless and the race tracks are many and plentiful

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    • #41280
      Barrelll
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      sounds like a place i want to be = D please show me :clown:

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    • #41276
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      it is about 20 miles south of atlantis and 70 miles west of the lost city of gold, i will lead y’all there soon…..

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    • #43672
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      Getting right back on track (no RC type pun intended)…

      DGS – Maybe 5 to an A4 page might be a better fit. Round down the size to suit better prices and ease of manufacture. Either way, throw a rough quote together for A&D so we can get the ball moving.

      Kitty – Looks like you have the green light to get quotes on Shirts. As they’ll be more expensive than the stickers, perhaps get quotes with a few different options as has been discussed in the forum previously.

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    • #43925
      dgs73
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      no problem, but is it ok that the lancer is not part of it?? Our abilities do not extend to printing vinyl, have’nt got the means…

    • #43778
      DaveF
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      It would be better if the car was in the logo. Are you only able to print text to stickers? No images?

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    • #43671
      dgs73
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      unfortunately there is no printing involved in our process, all vinyl is cut, meaning higher detailed pics are a no-go. Like I said tho, no prob to do just the text, but yes, would look better with the Lancer…

    • #43670
      GT-ahh
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      naybe you could just do a red lancer silhouette…with only wheels and windows as detail

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    • #41226
      Cranga
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      BCG’s on condoms?
      Ouch! i feel sorry for the ladies!

      Bap Bap Bap

      Edited by – Cranga on 19 February 2003 12:02:45

    • #41222
      dgs73
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      yes, this is true Gt-ahh, but it would look heaps better with its full detail. I’ll see how it looks however… It also depends where they’re gonna be stuck, if on real(?!)cars, and shirts, etc. go with the full logo, and for the Bits, track adverts, etc. use the text only. Just a thought. Aaron? What you think??:question:

    • #41223
      DaveF
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      I’ve just organised a quote for 500 and 1000 screen printed bumber stickers. 3 colour (Red, Blue, Black). 60m x 360m (double business card size)

      I’ll let you all know once I get a response. At least then A&D will have a ball park figgure.

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    • #41215
      Shypo
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      yeah, u could just use 3 or 4 colours to cut down on the printing coists, becos if its outrageous for a bunch of dif colours then thats what i reckon we should do

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    • #41211
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      Stickers screen printed.
      500 for $590
      1000 for $715

      60mm x 180mm (oops got the size wrong before)
      Need to supply a JPG of the image at a good res to print that size. Current logo prints to about 25mm x 80mm, and at an average res.

      I also asked a sticker/label maker nead work. For runs of over 1000 they would become very competitive with the screen printer. 2000+ and they will be much cheaper per unit.

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    • #41207
      Shypo
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      whoa, thats alot of money for stickers, well whos up for chipping in on the base costsblackeye:

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    • #43669
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      None of the options are going to be cheap – Tshirts, Stickers, etc. At least now A&D have an idea of what they might be up for if they go ahead with the merchandising idea.

      I still think Decals would be the cheapest option. A few pages of white and clear decal sheets is about 10 – 20 Aus$, and you could probably get about 100 to a page, if not waaay more.

      $1 each, plus postage. Mind you, there still needs to be enough buyers. So far only about 30 people have voted or enterred conversation on this discussion.

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    • #41193
      Shypo
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      thats the biggest problem, alot of people arent active in the discussion so things could just becomne a flop

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    • #41187
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      Well, at least they won’t have to get too many custon T-shirts made. Maybe they should send out blank Tshirts and see who comes up with the best shirt mod. πŸ™‚

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    • #41159
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      it still leaves the questuon of how we are gonna pay for this

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    • #41148
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      Indeed it does. Person who’s making the end proffit usually makes the initial investment.

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    • #43905
      Shypo
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      it is alot of money for Aaron and Derek to invest in the site. $300 or so each isnt exactly cheap. this is a venture which may not be succesful but then again it may be highly succesful. only a risk will tell…..

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    • #41135
      DaveF
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      I think they thought of that when thye openned this can of worms, that they’d be up for the initial cost, and that it wouldn’t be cheap. They did after all put Tshirts on the poll.

      Any more great ideas people, on different AusMicro products. Hey, with the stickers they could just rebadge fishing tackle boxes (that are the right layout and sizes for BCG and Mz) as AusMicro carry cases.

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    • #41132
      Shypo
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      very good point Dave, the tackle box idea is quite a good one cos we could rpolly get em damn cheap off the supplier

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    • #41126
      DaveF
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      Exaccery. Who cares where they source them from, as long as they fit the cars, and with the sticker on them in nice prominent displaym when the cases go to race meets, they’ll be advertising to the people who need to see the site – other RC people. Perfect plan, eh.

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    • #41122
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      good thinking 99 lol, i know we said it in another thread

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    • #41097
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      I’m not just a pretty face. Come to think of it, I’m not even a pretty face.

      My dad says I’m an ideas man. He says “You’re an ideas man”. (from The Castle).

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    • #41091
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      tell him he’s dreamin mate.
      well Aaron, any new on merchandise:smiley2:

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    • #41084
      KittyKatSmack
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      Hey fella’s,

      Geez a girl goes away for a couple of days and look out!!!

      I can tell you that A&D will NOT be putting that kind of money up front on this deal.

      The story so far young Jedi…..

      We get prices, then we get numbers of people wanting to buy, we get them to forward the money ‘up front’ and when all the cash is in our hot little hands, then we go and pay for the items, and post them out accordingly.

      I have a few iron’s in the fire about the shirts, but the thing is, we need people to put up their hands, to say “yes we will buy, here’s our money in good faith”

      That, ladies and gentlemen, is the only way you are going to get any merchandise in your hot little hands.

      Next?

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    • #41067
      DaveF
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      Sounds like decals are a simple plan then. Only $20 up front for A&D.

      Getting a few hundred people to sign up for stickers is quite unlikely. Probably only 20-50 people would sign up for T-shirts, and that would depend on price.

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    • #41056
      KittyKatSmack
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      At least we are now “back on track”!

      We are hoping to get more info on shirts, I have been putting my feelers out there, but have been off crook for a bit! πŸ™

      So, those of you actually interested in T Shirts, what are you willing to pay?????

      And I need to know how many, ASAP!!!!!!!

      Hey, Admin or A&D, can you send an email to all forum members asking them to reply with yes or no to buying Shirts? It’s just that I can’t get a price until I tell the companies an actual figure of how many we are looking at buying…..
      Please?

      Ta.

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    • #41053
      Aaron
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      :)Hi Everyone,
      OK I’ll make this 100% rock solid clear right now. Derek and I shall NOT be footing any of the setup charges. Considering we’ve been on-air for 10 months and I’m some $2K out of pocket thus far I’m not going further into the red.

      Yes that’s how much hosting the site costs!

      The reason we’ve run the poll is to determine what kind of merchandise people would like to see, so we can then find ways of making it happen. But I repeat we will not be fronting several hundred dollars required to produce hundreds of items.

      So our current Status is:
      I have gotten some partial artworks from Derek to let me start creating the proper images for making logos with sharp edges and the like.
      I will produce two logos, one with the car in detail, the slightly different.

      Once we have the logos I will enable the CafeExpress merchandise first.

      I have talked with Kitty and she’s goign to handle getting some local pricings for T-Shirts. Obviously the first batch won’t be cheap, but they will be exclusive.

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    • #41035
      DaveF
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      Sign me up for a T shirt. Obviously $100 for a T is too much… cheaper the better. Just warn me in advance first. Even if it’s just the logo on the front. I’d prefer screen printed in the middle of the chest, but if embroiderring is the only way, then the logo over the nipple.

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    • #41031
      PandaBear
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      Quote:
      …some $2K out of pocket

      oww..! That could have paid for a couple of decent RC cars…! πŸ‘Ώ

      But we all APPRECIATE your investment, seriously!! :D:D

    • #41026
      KittyKatSmack
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      Quote:
      :)I’m some $2K out of pocket thus far I’m not going further into the red.

      Yes that’s how much hosting the site costs!

      Holy snapping duck poo Batman!!!!!!!!
      Methinks it’s time you got something back for your buck……
      I’m sure that most of the forum members will support ausmicro.com and if I can get some extra TeeShirts for you and Derek with the forum folk chipping in an extra couple of bucks, I’m sure no one will mind…..

      Sheesh, 2K……
      *shakes head*

      Quote:
      I have talked with Kitty and she’s goign to handle getting some local pricings for T-Shirts. Obviously the first batch won’t be cheap, but they will be exclusive.

      Yes indeedy!!! I am going to make this work, you all wait and see!!!! I will get overall prices on say 12 shirts, but will not give anyone actual go ahead to start work until I have 12 people willing to buy them, and pay up front. I will get copies of the artwork I will develop, in conjunction with A&D, so that you all can see what you’re getting for your money.
      Any extra $$ will go towards A&D getting a free shirt each…. I figure it’s the least we forum users can do??????
      What do you say fella’s?

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    • #41024
      Shypo
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      wow Aaron, thanks for your commitment man, that is just… WOW. this isnt some little thanks i think i speak on behalf of ALL members Ausmicro wide. thank you for your undieing support of this site. i would be up for a t-shirt, just tell me in advance

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    • #41022
      DaveF
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      Yeah, thanks guys. We love your work.

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    • #41017
      PandaBear
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      PETTITION:- who votes that KITTY be our inaugural offical T-shirt model? :shy: Post a pix & we’ll sell zillions…

    • #41016
      Shypo
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      i am up for it lol, i could get sum of my Honeys aswelll:D

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    • #41012
      DaveF
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      Kitty and Shypo, bring it on. πŸ‘Ώ

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    • #41002
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      i need sum shirts first for the gilrs to wear:smiley2:

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    • #40997
      KittyKatSmack
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      *ponders*

      Kitty as ausmicro mascot??????

      Might be persuaded……

      :evil::smiley2:

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    • #40995
      bithed
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      Sign me up for a shirt…paypal accepted? screen printed chest please…id rather NOT have embroidey scratching the delicate BitNipple…lol…

    • #40991
      Shypo
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      c’mon kitty, show us what u hav baby LOL

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    • #40985
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      Not sure if you guys can handle the Kitty!!!

      Not sure if Kitty can handle being known by the forum?

      Oh so blonde…..
      Oh so much to say…….
      *sits on hands*

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    • #40984
      Shypo
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      c;mon kitty, tease us:evil:
      could become one of my regular women:clown::clown:

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    • #40980
      KittyKatSmack
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      *Kitty flicks tail cheekily*

      Sorry dude, I already have a Kitty Wrangler.

      But when we get the T Shirts, and I get some space somewhere of my very own….
      *hint*
      I will send you a link to a pic of me in my Ausmicro shirt!

      Can’t get any fairer than that!!!!!

      I could always post pics of me wearing your shirt before I mail it to you….. but only to the first 10 people to
      a./ want it
      and
      b./pay up front for their shirts when I give the word

      And no….. we aren’t talking Kitty pr0n here!!!

      :smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2::smiley2:

      :evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:

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    • #43915
      Shypo
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      i’d do it just to c what ppl on this site looked like, thats what annoys me about the net ppl look so dif to what u expect.

      LOl kitty pr0n0

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    • #40975
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      This Kitty is not what you’d call shy…….

      And the blonde hair stands out for miles on a sunshiney day!!!!

      *recent brainwave may mean a preview shirt available to see, in person, at my autograph signing session TBA*

      LOL

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    • #40977
      Shypo
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      another Ausmicro first people over 1000 rep points, hell yeah.

      i want a t-shirt and definetly sum decals man, my white cars would look sweet with decals

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    • #40973
      KittyKatSmack
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      Am workin’ on it fella’s!!!!!

      *figures Shypo must have hot pink T Shirt!*

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    • #40963
      DaveF
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      AusMicro Decals….

      Not a whole sheet, just two decals the right size for the side, or rear spoiler of your Bit or MiniZ?

      So, how many people would pay $1 (plus postage of 50? in Aus, or $1.50 international) for AusMicro Decals.

      I would.

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    • #40962
      KittyKatSmack
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      I guess it all depends on what A&D end up doing DaveF. But is still looking like a goer…..

      Heck, I want one for my 1:1 car too!!!!!!!

      :smiley2:

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    • #40961
      DaveF
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      I was thinking as they don’t want to put forward the dough I would help out. Doing the decal sheets is all I could afford to do for them, then I’d mail them to A&D, and they can look after the sales, and keep the profit.

      So, who’s interrested in Bit and MiniZ scale decals.

      Kitty, can you send me the artwork files please? PM me f you can’t email me and I’ll give you the address.

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    • #40955
      Crom
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      I’d be interested in a set of Bit Decals… πŸ˜€


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    • #40950
      PandaBear
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      Quote:
      This Kitty is not what you’d call shy…….
      And the blonde hair stands out for miles on a sunshiney day!!!!

      Say… wasn’t Kitty meant to have posted a piccy
      of her (late?) silver AE86 Kyosho?? C’mon Kitty!
      This is trawling back quite a while… πŸ‘Ώ

    • #40948
      Aaron
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      • Posts: 2146

      DaveF, That’s a very kind offer. We’d ofcourse ensure your costs were covered first though! Are those Decal sheets white and will they go through a colour laser printer? as well as inkjet? I simply have to find out where to get some becuase I’ve not seen them here in Canberra!

      Updated Status
      I have constructed a high-resolution ‘sharp’ version of the logo without the little red car for use as a basic logo. It is tweaked slightly to compensate for the missing car. Derek and I probably still have some artistic issues to sort out with it but the fundamentals are there.

      Kitty has been flat out working with ideas on the shirts, and I have to say it’s looking impressive! At this stage we’re working on a number of different design ideas…

      And for those in the US (and elsewhere around the globe) there’ll be a range of merchandise available through CafePress that will be quite wide. Ofcourse there’s nothing to stop Aussies from buying from CafePress either, just keep in mind it’s in US$ and postage my be a little high.

      Aaron

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    • #40946
      DaveF
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      My best mate’s working in Canberra at the moment, but I have his bit here (he left it here at Xmas).

      The decal sheets I can get are for bubblejet. I know there are laserjet ones available, and they’d be my preference, but I can’t find them locally. There would be a shop in Melbourne or Sydney with them though surely (All those HO train buffs).

      It’d be good to gte my hands on the new crisper logo, if only for conformity of product. With the size I’ll be doing though, I don’t think an uncrisp little car will be noticed. =o)

      Available through…. (This is like a Goodies scene)

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    • #43919
      KittyKatSmack
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      Hey Panda!!!

      You have reached back into the depths!!!!

      The AE86 has gone to the racetrack in the sky
      *insert funeral march music here*

      But happily, I have a Skyline that is awesome!!!
      I have pics of my cat chasing the skyline but need to put them on a website and post the url.

      I don’t have any webspace…….
      :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

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      Z Silver Mazda
      BitCharG Hummer

    • #40940
      Shypo
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      i’b very very interested in Z and BCG decals

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    • #43654
      KittyKatSmack
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      *Kitty brags………………….*

      Kitty has some sample decals in front of her…
      Kitty has some sample decals in front of her…
      Kitty has some sample decals in front of her…

      OK, so they aren’t on ‘proper’ decal sheets, but when I finally get webspace, you will see them on my Mini Z…. if I can get blue and black to show up on blue and black…. my stickers are on transparent background……

      Ok, so maybe I bragged too soon but…..
      I have some samples in front of me!!!!!!!!
      :D:smiley16::D:smiley16::D:smiley16::D:smiley16::D:smiley16::D:smiley16:

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    • #40928
      Shypo
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      it will look awesome on my White WRX but i am a bit worried about them getting sraped offblackeye:

      Kitty u dont happen to want to sell ur Mazda Z shell do u?:D

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    • #43653
      KittyKatSmack
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      Check it out fella’s!!!!

      niceZ1.jpg

      And on a side note………………….

      You all get to see my Skyline with it’s awesome Alloys!!!!!

      As Tim the Toolman would say:

      Quote:
      “Gruff Gruff Gruff”

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      BitCharG Hummer

      Edited by – KittyKatSmack on 19 February 2003 18:29:15

    • #40924
      Aaron
      Keymaster
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      Wow Kitty – They look unreal. Obviously your got the prototype logo design to work with you prototype testing idea!

      On the Decal front guys, we could do a small sheet (about half A5 size) with say 3 Mini-Z sized logos and some tiny ones for Bits for about $2.50 plus postage.

      My preference is to do an A5 sheet with some for 1/10 scale, Mini-Z and smaller plus strips for sun visor bands and wings. This would be about $5 and gives your a stack of decals.

      Why so pricey? Well that paper (the GOOD quality commercial grade stuff) ain’t cheap, and neither is running them through either a hi-res laser (my preference for the crisp detail) or ink-jet. At those prices we’d be covering costs and that’s about it.

      Postage will be an issue as well, they’ll need to be sent in suitable envelopes with some solid card to make sure they don’t get ruined.

      In other words they won’t be super cheap but they’ll be affordable and top quality! I won’t be settling for anything less.

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    • #40922
      Shypo
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      they look sweeeeet, when can i get me sum:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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    • #40915
      KittyKatSmack
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      Thanks Aaron!!!!
      :approve::approve::approve:

      *feels all warm and fuzzy now!*

      And Shypo…. you didn’t say nothin’ about my bewdiful car maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate!!!!!!!!

      :clown:

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    • #40916
      Shypo
      Participant
      • Posts: 2339

      your car is sweet but i want sum decals:D

      look what has happened to me Kitty, i hav been the victim of sum1’sprank:dead::sad:

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    • #40911
      KittyKatSmack
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      *Kitty pats Shypo on the head*

      There …. There ….

      We will pray to GOD that he will smile benevolently upon your sorry butt sometime tomorrow and thou will geteth thou posteths backeth………

      But you better pray hard brother!!!!!!!!

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    • #40904
      Shypo
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      i am praying extremely hard, any chance of seeing the decals on the Silver Mazda??

      any chance u wanna sell me ur silver mazda shell:smiley16:

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    • #40899
      KittyKatSmack
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      Hmmmmmm maybe………

      Depends on what you offer for it I guess!

      And I haven’t put the decals on it because the shell is still brand new as it came in packaging.
      I even have the pop up headlights too

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      Will try and send you a pic of the shell tomorrow, but for tonight, this Kitty is curling up for her catnap!!!!!

      Nightey Nite everyone!

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    • #40888
      DaveF
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      The mock up you’ve done looks good. I think it really needs the little car in it though. Looks empty with the gap betwen the Size matters and the .com. I’ll play around with the mock up I’m doing.

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    • #43651
      DaveF
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      The mockup looks really good. Seems to be a little to open without the little red car though. Perhaps if the black bar for Sirze matters went all the way to the .com?

      I think we need the little red car.

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    • #40884
      Aaron
      Keymaster
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      I’m working on art work with the little car on it, but it’s tough going!

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    • #40881
      DaveF
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      • Posts: 1038

      I’ve been able to isolate the car from the original logo, but it’s very small, and only at 72 DPI. I’ve tried expanding and contracting it, but I’m not sure how well it will print at 600 dpi.

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    • #40876
      KittyKatSmack
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      How about we keep the little car for banners and T shirts…. but for decals, I have to ask the question, why do we put a little car on a little car??????

      If you know what I mean?????

      Even the “Where size does matter” isn’t ‘necessarily’ required on the decals on the cars…….

      *ducks*

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    • #40872
      z-beam
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      kitkat is being sensible, no way should the car or the slogan (i hate that word) be on the decals.

    • #40870
      DaveF
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      Two words. Logo recognition.

      The same reason there’s always a kangaroo on a qantas banner, the stupid T on the Telstra banner, etc. Even made into minuature format, it makes it look right.

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    • #40868
      Aaron
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      • Posts: 2146

      Personally I’m happy to see the end of the little car on any form of printed material. It’s going to be very time consuming to make it print properly and look decent.

      The tag-line “Where size does matter” will stay on all material down to a size point where it becomes pointless (ie Bit sized decals)

      At least that’s the way I see it.

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    • #40866
      PandaBear
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      Quote:
      …running them through either a hi-res laser (my preference for the crisp detail) or ink-jet.

      Ink-jet? No way, it’ll never last and the coated paper (I’d use ‘vinyl’ or ‘film’) is easily $3-5/A4 already.

      Colour lasers still don’t seem very flash… haven’t seen anything that has impressed me suficiently.

      Dye sub… hmm, not bad! Anyone got access to a dye sub printer?

    • #40861
      DaveF
      Participant
      • Posts: 1038

      We’ve got a wax printer, but I’m not sure of the sorts of heat involved in the printing.

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    • #40856
      Shypo
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      a little red lancer wouldnt look quite right on a WRX or something now would it…

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    • #43648
      DaveF
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      Why not… if it’s the logo. I can’t think of a motor industry related logo that contains a specific model of car in it, but if it did, I’m sure when they sponsorred race teams the logo would contain the original image, regardless of car models.

      Then again we’re not being sponsorred, so it’s each man for himself in the shark infested waters. I’m butting out. I have no need for a flame war, inscite riot, or get into an argument.

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    • #40850
      Shypo
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      i dont want to Argue man, im just saying to extrmely closely competitive cars and when u hav a lancer decal on a WRX it would look kinda funny, but i like the logo Kitty Has gone with

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    • #43949
      DaveF
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      yeah. it looks very good.

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    • #40806
      KittyKatSmack
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      I am trying to keep the little car for the TeeShirts, and if I manage to get really creative *pant pant* I may do some one off banners and flags that we can use at meets……

      Dunno though… depends on the cost to be honest!!!!

      Am hoping for prototype shirts to be available at the Lithgow meet for all to see……

      BUT…………
      No promises here… I actually gotta do some work at some stage…..

      *ducks and looks exceptionally productive whenever boss around*

      *giggles*

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    • #40786
      DaveF
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      • Posts: 1038

      Yeah, thank god my monitor points away from my boss and the door. Nearly got BCG decals ready (I think).

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