"Oh man! On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy."
- Kevin Flynn
At Off World Tees, we're passionate about creating awesome geeky pop culture-based shirts that pay homage to some of the most iconic movies and TV shows of all time. One of our all-time favourite pop culture references is Flynn's Arcade from the classic sci-fi movie Tron.
Our latest design is a reimagining of the legendary Flynn's Arcade, embracing the neon vaporwave aesthetics that made the arcade so iconic. It's a design that transports you back to the classic arcade era, whether you're a fan of Tron or simply love all things elec-TRON-ic.
We've put a lot of effort into creating a design that captures the spirit of the classic arcade era, from the taped neck and shoulders to the tear-away label and double-needle sleeve and bottom hems. The preshrunk jersey knit and quarter-turned fabric ensure that this heavy cotton unisex t-shirt is comfortable and durable, while the seamless double-needle 2.2 cm collar provides a stylish finish.
We've also included a size guide that shows the equivalent (or closest to it) size in UK Women's sizing, so you can be sure you're getting the right fit. And we've received great feedback from our customers that the sizing is pretty true to the size guide provided, so if you're always an XL, we'd say that this would be true with this garment too.
Tron is a cultural phenomenon that has been a staple of pop culture since 1982. It's a sci-fi movie that has transcended time, with amazing visual effects and a story that still resonates with audiences today. But Tron could not have been what it was without one man: Kevin Flynn. In Tron, the world inside the computer is known as "The Grid," and it's a simpler world, where programs are people and super advanced technology is commonplace. It's a world that Tron plays by its own rules, with programs holding enough power to control the computer itself.
Tron was a box office hit, and Disney had high hopes for Tron: Legacy, which was released in 2010. Tron would go on to become a movie franchise, but Tron was an arcade game first.
The Tron cabinet holds a special place in the hearts of gamers. It was released by Bally Midway, not Disney themselves, who were busy with The Black Cauldron around the time of Tron's release. Tron and Tron: Legacy were both directed by Steven Lisberger, who also directed the arcade game. With Disney developing Tron: Uprising for television, Tron is on the way back into our lives again.
Tron didn't actually start out as Tron at all. Tron was originally titled Jet Fighter for its first few months. The cabinet was built on the same hardware that Tron Deadly Discs would be on and was even listed under that title on some Bally Midway price lists. Kevin Flynn's Arcade appears in Tron: Legacy as the arcade where Quorra finds Sam Flynn playing the original Tron.
At Off World Tees, we're honoured to pay tribute to this classic movie and its iconic arcade with our latest design. We've put a lot of thought and effort into creating a design that captures the spirit of the classic arcade era and that will transport you back in time every time you wear it. We hope you enjoy wearing it as much as we enjoyed creating it!