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SCEE And Musterbrand Team Up To Deliver GT Boutique

Gran Turismo is big in Europe. And I'm convinced that if we had an Autobahn of our own here in the US, it'd be even more popular here. ...but given the way people drive these days, I'm pretty sure we'd need to issue special licenses for that thing.

Anyway, SCEE has teamed up with product licensing company Musterband to deliver the Gran Turismo Boutique. It's for all the hardcore gearheads out there who just can't get enough of Polyphony Digital's latest masterpiece. They've got all sorts of stuff, ranging from a t-shirt to a full-on race jacket (price range of $24.00 to $199.00). The GT logo is right there for all to see...well, provided they're looking at your waist, for some reason. Gamers might be confused but car enthusiasts won't be surprised at all; clothing associated with one's favorite brand is commonplace. It's why the aging playboys purchase a Ferrari baseball cap when they troll for younger ladies at the nightclub, secretly hoping to get the chick drunk enough so he can pass his rusty '95 3000GT off as an Italian supercar. So freakin' sad.

These look to be fine products; maybe you should pick up some stuff. I've still got a 350Z jacket and even though I don't have the car anymore, I keep the jacket 'cuz it's wicked light and surprisingly warm. And when anyone asks about the car - it remains a conversation starter - my response is usually: "well, I've upgraded...depending on your point of view." It's accurate.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

Tags: gt5, gran turismo 5, gran turismo boutique

3/7/2011 8:58:22 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

Jed
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:10:22 PM
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You've "upgraded". What does Arnold say about that?

Not too interested in the gt merch.

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NotGoofinAround
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:25:02 PM
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I don't know, do a lot of GT players rock the actual cars on the game? Probably not, but I'm sure there are a few foreigners that get together in their pubs across the pond and measure the size of each others exhaust ports and this merch is just another way to say "I'm a gearhead". Of course you have the gearheads over here too, but they're all wearing John Deere and Ford hats where I'm from, even the gamers.

BTW I would kill for a 350z jacket! It would be sooooo bodacious paired up with my wicked Acid-Wash jeans and 1984 Poison tour shirt. Don't forget the classic topper "Business in the front Party in the back" Agasi-Mullet, pencil thin stache and brown aviators.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 9:51:56 AM

...I'm confused as to why a jacket promoting a car that wasn't even made until 2001 would fit on an '80s reject.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:29:29 PM
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Nuts to that, I'm all about Cole's messenger bag. I want some Solid Snake brand cigarettes, a pip-boy, and a Big Daddy suit.

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kellett007
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 11:03:44 PM
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Ben what kind of car do you have now?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 9:52:22 AM

Infiniti M35x.

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___________
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 1:20:09 AM
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thank god they dont have one here!
cant drive for 2 minutes without swearing my head off at someone!
idiot today turned right from a left only lane right in front of me and 2 other cars, then has the hide to stick his finger up when we beep at him!
not to mention on the way home 3 trucks went through a red light, very red my light was green for like 20 seconds before they came through!
people dont give a sh*t anymore, they just think they own the road!
especially trucks!!!!!

back on topic i hope these are higher quality then the GT5 wallet supplied in the signature edition!
that thing was worse then the leather i bought from china!
ive stopped buying sonys limited editions, there ridiculously expensive and of extremely poor quality!
especially the KZ3 hig edition, the plastic was so thin i could bend it with my breath!
hoses on the helmet were so soft i ended up punching a hole in it just lifting the side off!

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kraygen
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 2:06:39 AM
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Those clothes are little too GQ looking for my taste, but I would love it, if some company started making quality replica's of game weapons.

Like from Demon's Souls, Nier, Two Worlds 2, stuff like that I would love.

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RadioHeader
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 4:17:01 AM
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Last time I bought a Supercar they'd ran out of jackets. Can't wait 'til Summer so I can flaunt my Mondeo Turbo Diesel underpants.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 10:18:32 AM
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this is the second article that i've read on this site that implys that the gt series has always been more popular in europe when the numbers don't always bear that out.

gt
total 10.85
na 3.99
e 4.30
j 2.55
gt2
total 9.37
na 3.96
e 3.68
j 1.71
gt 3
total 14.89
na 7.14
e 5.85
j 1.71
gt 4
total 10.06
na 2.9
e 5.77
j 1.24
gt5
total 6.37
na 1.6
e 3.4
j 595,000

see what i mean. the 1st game did a little better in europe. gt2, and gt3 sold more in na. what really stands out in those numbers is the drop in na sales from gt3 to gt4. falling even more with gt5. 7.14 million copies in na to 1.6 is a significant drop, and i don't think the autobahn had anything to do with it. another thing that stands out is how small the japanese market is.

i have very fond memories of gt3. the jump in graphics from gt on the ps1 to the ps2 was impressive. that game helped sell a lot of ps2s.


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