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Tour merchandising

Post by eternity_strato » Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:31 pm

Have anyone bought any t-shirt of the tour? Is any different from the merch page ones?

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interesting discussion

Post by fernando_levy » Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:07 am

Hi eternity_strato,

Yes, yesterday I went to the stratovarius gig here in Monterrey, Mexico, and I purchased 3 t-shirts. I'm glad you started this discussion because, indeed, the shirts are different from the ones they sell here in the website. I don't know if they're original or not, but they look original. How about you? Do you know how to tell if they're original?

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Post by Dawn_is_Here » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:20 am

fernando_levy wrote: ...Do you know how to tell if they're original?
If they were sold in the same venue and has the following quote under the lily it's official: "© Stratovarius Latin American* Tour Official T-Shirt". The tour dates are on the back. Also check the tag, it must have the Lily and Stratovarius logo.

*Put the right tour here, as USA, European, Japanesse, and so on.

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Re: Tour merchandising

Post by eternity_strato » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:24 am

I'll have to wait to ckeck it out on 18 November, from now on Resurrection Gig for me :lol:

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Re: Tour merchandising

Post by stratoplayer » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:06 pm

well the thing is, our shirts (monterrey gig) have the tours for the mexican, american and candian tours, saying "elements part 2, 2005" with a lily, not the new one and some have the pics of the elements part 2 cover and band members....
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Post by Cristiane » Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:24 pm

Have you bought those shirts inside the venue?
Here in Brazil for all the dates the official merch was sold inside the venues and all the shirts had the new lily with the tour dates for south america on the back.
But outside the venues you could find all sort of shirts - of course they're not official.

It’s pretty strange, specially because they even play songs from the elements albums... I’m afraid you haven’t bought the official stuff. :(
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Re: Tour merchandising

Post by stratoplayer » Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:38 pm

i was afraid of it.... damn, i did not see any inside the venue :(
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Post by fernando_levy » Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:34 pm

I didn't see any shirts in the venue either... does this mean not every concert gets official merchandise? In other words, if, for example, there are few fans in the city where they're playing, they don't bring any official merchandise?

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Post by Fireblade » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:17 pm

I agree with Cristiane - sorry, but it seems like you have got unofficial ones. :cry:

I found out recently, that to sell merchandise inside a venue there is a fixed fee, and was surprised/annoyed that it was pretty extortionate. Smaller bands that support or go on early at festivals can get really ripped off, yet they're probably the ones that fans can't get the merchandise easily for on the internet and in shops. :x

This is for the UK, so I don't know if it applies everywhere, but there may be smaller venues where it's not viable to have merch sales. :cry:
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Re: Tour merchandising

Post by IceBreaker » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:47 pm

stratoplayer wrote:saying "elements part 2, 2005" with a lily, not the new one and some have the pics of the elements part 2 cover and band members....
Cristiane wrote:Have you bought those shirts inside the venue?
Here in Brazil for all the dates the official merch was sold inside the venues and all the shirts had the new lily with the tour dates for south america on the back.
It’s pretty strange, specially because they even play songs from the elements albums... I’m afraid you haven’t bought the official stuff. :(
I think so too. Just imagine that for example Kotipelto "hates" the Elements times and now the band has got new logos etc. Also there was never an Elements pt 2 tour. So, the shirt you found must be pirate.

@Cristiane: Your new avatar is also beautiful, but I prefer the old one. It was so cute. :) :luv3:
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Post by Cristiane » Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:48 pm

IceBreaker wrote: @Cristiane: Your new avatar is also beautiful, but I prefer the old one. It was so cute. :) :luv3:
Thanks IB! I decided to change it a bit, but soon I'll get back to the red faery. :wink:
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Re: Tour merchandising

Post by IceBreaker » Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:46 pm

Cristiane wrote: I decided to change it a bit, but soon I'll get back to the red faery. :wink:
If that would then happen again, I´d be very happy. :wink: :)
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Post by Hellovarius the Simp » Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:55 pm

And what abuot the elk motives? I want to buy "Eat metal and shit chains" T-shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :elk:
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Post by MaFiaBoY » Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:03 pm

Fireblade wrote:I agree with Cristiane - sorry, but it seems like you have got unofficial ones. :cry:
If they look nice, who cares if they are official or not ?
Hellovarius the Simple wrote:And what abuot the elk motives? I want to buy "Eat metal and shit chains" T-shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :elk:
Agreed ! I have the "Elkments" one and it rocks hard :headbang: A 2005 elk t-shirt would be nice too.
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Re: Tour merchandising

Post by Cristiane » Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:10 pm

MaFiaBoY wrote:
Fireblade wrote:I agree with Cristiane - sorry, but it seems like you have got unofficial ones. :cry:
If they look nice, who cares if they are official or not ?
Sometimes the unofficial shirts are really crappy... the quality of the material really sucks, after sometime your black shirt will turn gray and the pics will start to "peel".
So if you really like buying band shirts it's better to buy official stuff.
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Post by MaFiaBoY » Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:13 pm

Cristiane wrote:
MaFiaBoY wrote:
Fireblade wrote:I agree with Cristiane - sorry, but it seems like you have got unofficial ones. :cry:
If they look nice, who cares if they are official or not ?
Sometimes the unofficial shirts are really crappy... the quality of the material really sucks, after sometime your black shirt will turn gray and the pics will start to "peel".
So if you really like buying band shirts it's better to buy official stuff.
Thanks for the tip, I'll be careful not to buy non-official stuff now :D
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Post by Fireblade » Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:28 pm

MaFiaBoY wrote:
If they look nice, who cares if they are official or not ?
The band gets no cut of the sales, it all goes to some vulture that makes cash of the fame of a band they don't care about. I think it sucks... :x but ppl can buy whatever they like :D but know that generally :

Inside venue - Official licenced merch, quality assured, band gets a cut of the sales.

Ouside venue - unofficial, band gets no profit from the sale of their own artwork/logo etc., quality may or may not be so good.
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Re: Tour merchandising

Post by stratoplayer » Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:47 pm

heres the thing... they DO look good and they are not THAT crappy... which is why we sort of hesitated, but seeing none inside we got those... (i still wear them proudly, but i will buy a new strato shirt, probably the Gotterdamerung or Bact to Madness)
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Post by browneyedgirl » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:26 am

I have 2 Strato T-shirts: the Phoenix Flame from StratoShop. And, a supposed real Tour Shirt imported from Helsinki from Rockabilia, a mailorder company which sells Rock/Metal merchandise. I checked&it DOES have the Official Strato trademark. I know it is a damn good-made shirt. I have washed it several times&has not faded a bit! But, original or not, I like it&it is a great-looking T-shirt!
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Post by MaFiaBoY » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:46 am

I order all my strato-merchandise from StratoShop, I have the "Elkments" T-shirt, the "Elements World Tour" T-shirt with a BIG Firelily on the front, an Elements 2 longsleeve (also with a big Lily on the front, the aurumn one this time, I'm wearing it right now) and an Intermission ziphood with a little Lily on the chest and a big picture of the angel that is on the Intermission cover on te back. I plan to get many things from the new 2005 collection :p
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Post by fernando_levy » Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:45 am

I order all my strato-merchandise from StratoShop
HI Mafiaboy. Just a couple of questions: How long did it take for your Stratovarius merchandise to arrive?[/list]

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Post by tony_kiss » Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:02 pm

I have now 2 offisial Stratovarius Sout&central american tour 2005 shirt. One with new cover front and other have GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG front. On the back are tour days.
Then i have 110 other offisial Strato shirts......

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Post by iron_thunder » Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:41 am

Whee! I'm excited to get a Stratovarius t-shirt or two... the only STrato shirt I have is Visions, which is cool, but... yep. i like to have more than one shirt of my fav bands. I want to order from the Strato-Shop, but I can never make up my mind! heh... oh, and i'm very poor :(
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Post by MaFiaBoY » Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:50 am

fernando_levy wrote:
I order all my strato-merchandise from StratoShop
HI Mafiaboy. Just a couple of questions: How long did it take for your Stratovarius merchandise to arrive?[/list]
About five days, but it might take loger to ship to Mexico.
Then i have 110 other offisial Strato shirts......
I highly doubt there are 110 DIFFERENT Strato shirts available, or perhaps you meant 10 ?
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Post by Equinox » Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:21 pm

Fireblade wrote:Inside venue - Official licenced merch, quality assured, band gets a cut of the sales.

Ouside venue - unofficial, band gets no profit from the sale of their own artwork/logo etc., quality may or may not be so good.

Well...I bought 2 shirts INSIDE the venue and they are different from the ones in the shop.

Like, the Back to Madness one have the tour dates behind instead of saying BTM.

And I don't find any tag saying "this is official"...

But I like them, so...whatever.
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Post by Beast_Pete » Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:11 pm

As long as you buy it inside, you can be 100% sure, that it's official. Do you think, that they'd let some people stand there selling some unofficial stuff? No way!
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Post by Fireblade » Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:24 pm

Yep, inside is your guarantee. They have to pay heavily to be able to sell merch inside, anyhow.

Mine to the UK took anti-time. It was delivered before the "track your order" page said it had been sent. It was about 8 days after placing the order.

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Re: Tour merchandising

Post by eternity_strato » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:51 pm

1 week to go... Gig is getting near and I need your help. friends :)

I was wondering how would it cost a girlie (it's a wonderful present) inthere. I was lookin' for some examples or pics all around the web, but i can't find anything about the t-shirts that they sell inside. Anyone can help me, pleeeeeeeeeease?

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Post by htcdude » Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:33 pm

I bought an elk one and a StratoHammer one :D

Anyone else see these StratoHammer ones??
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Post by Beast_Pete » Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:48 pm

StratoHammer one? ? ? ? OMG, I need more money!
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