Home of Rhett & Link fans - the Mythical Beasts!
I saw Alex (Thestral)'s discussion for Beard Oil & Lip Balm reviews and thought I'd steal the idea and open it up to all the other merch.
Since DFTBA doesn't have any kind of review system. Let's talk about the merch we have and what we think of it.
Star system as Alex (Thestral) originally suggested:
Please rate the item out of five stars. ★★★★★
One star is the least favorable ★
Five stars is the most favorable ★★★★★
Please also briefly write any feedback, comments, questions, concerns - so on and so forth about the products.
Be your mythical best wrist band ★★★★
I've kept it for 6 months and it still looks new although might have stretched out, but it should be expected when buying something that is stretchable, I have a normal size wrist and I don't take it off that much
GMM Hoodie ★★★★★
Really soft and I made tons of friends because of it, Not recommended to wear all the time because it will get small holes in it but the softness makes up for it
GMM Hoodie! 5 Stars!
I'm about 5 feet tall and got a large so it would last a while. Its pretty big but extremely soft. It goes halfway to my knees and bunches up on my arms but totally worth the 40$. One complaint is that to me it seems as if the white letters are a little dirty but I only got it last saturday and probably am going paranoid about its condition. My friends tell me that it doesn't look dirty and I have had numerous people recognize it. My teacher even googled it after he saw it!
But, does anyone know how to wash it? :P
I washed the jacket in a cold wash and it came out fine. It seems as if the letters havent changed much, so I might try that with a cotton swab. Thanks!
GMM Hoodie is still five stars even after obtaining a small hole. It was easily fixed.
GMM Poster is still five stars, as the blemish I thought was a blemish was not a blemish, as I saw the exact same mark on a poster that Rhett was holding up during an episode.
GMM Hoodie ★★★★
Definitely a good quality hoodie, but take note it's not made for rough upstate NY weather. That being said, this is a must have in the summer for those cool nights. I have started to wear a tiny hole near one of the pockets, but it's nothing a needle and thread can't fix.
GMM Mug ★★★★★
I love mugs. I have a slight collection, but this one is my go-to. I love the color orange, so that's just an additional bit of joy that I get when I have my morning coffee or cocoa. I hand wash mine, so I can't say how well it would do with a dishwasher.
Mythical Shoes (5 Year Anniversary) ★★★★★
In addition to collecting mugs, I collect sneakers. I may have a problem. I unfortunately missed out on the original run of Mythical Shoes, so I made sure I got the last run. Decent material quality on the uppers and toe box, very roomy. Surprisingly comfortable, I've worn them for 12+ hours on some days. The only issue people might have is trying to keep the black midsoles clean during wear, scuffs appear fairly quickly-- but that's a common problem that all shoes with dark soles/midsoles have. Just gently clean them after wearing and all will be well.
Looking for Ms. Locklear ★★★★★
I want to give this 10 stars. I am absolutely enamored by this documentary. I ended up writing such a long comment for this on YouTube and then made my bff write a response to it. I also purchased the DVD. I went into it blind, not having any information other than they were searching for their first grade teacher. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. It's such a fun piece of Rhett and Link history, I would suggest you at least rent it on YouTube so you can experience it. It's well worth the $1.99 to rent and worth full price for the DVD. Especially since there are bonus features like deleted scenes and a commentary, which film nerds live for.
I ordered quite a bit of merch just after Black Friday weekend and paid full price which does hurt, but I'm fairly happy with the products and my kid is ecstatic. So here's my ratings:
Hoodies: 3 1/2 stars
The big complaint I have about these is the value for the price. They just went up to $45 and that is crazy. They are quite thin, but super soft. I haven't washed them yet, but I'm pretty sure the string will fall out as others have mentioned as it isn't secured. I ordered unisex small for me and my daughter (I'm usually a women's small and she likes her stuff over sized). I was hoping it would be a bit slouchy on me, but it isn't. I'd say it fits exactly like a woman's small would. And it's actually tight at the waist. I hope it doesn't shrink. I'll update after washing.
This loses a star for being slightly smaller than a regular size mug so it doesn't quite fit my coffee. It's been relegated to water duty. I also don't feel comfortable putting it in the microwave. Would love to hear if others put it in the microwave.
Hats: 3 1/2 stars
These are very cheaply made and the orange isn't really orange it's more of a dark mustard. But the recipients very much like them.
Blue T Shirt:5 stars
I went to American Apparel to check the sizing of this and glad I did because I went up a size for my husband. It washed very well. Good value for the price.
Good Mythical Morning Mug ★★★★★
This is my third January owning this mug and it has really kept up. I don't always handwash it like recommended, so for just that alone and that it is still in such good condition.. I really recommend it! I wish it was a little bigger but I just have coffee/tea drinking problems. It also made a great gift because I didn't know what size my friend would be in a shirt. Here is a photo of it today:
Good Mythical Morning Beanie in Orange ★★★★★
I love that this has two ways of wearing it while still showing the logo. I don't wear a lot of color but I really liked the orange look. I was scared it would be too bright but it is not at all! It's super comfy. I wear it all the time now. Here is a picture of when I got it a few weeks ago.
For a size/fit reference: I have very thick hair, so I typically need more of a masculine fit and this is exactly what it is. It fits a lot like a Brixton beanie.
Bringing this thread back! I got a few merch pieces during the Black Friday sale, so here are my reviews.
I Am A Mythical Beast T-shirt: ★★★★ (4/5)
I love the design of this shirt! I think it's so cool. The colors and the style (created by Bioworkz) make it really pop. The feel and the material of it are very nice, too. I only deducted 1 star because the fit is a little strange...I ordered a medium unisex shirt based on the fit guidelines provided on the site (I actually measured myself to be sure), and while the width/tightness of the shirt was accurate and just the way I like it, the shirt is SUPER long. I'm only 5 ft tall, but I've never encountered a medium unisex T-shirt that comes all the way down to my mid-thigh like this one does!! If you're going to get one and you're on the shorter side, you might keep that in mind. I'm not mad about it, though, because this means I can wear it with leggings. :)
Mythical Logo Enamel Pin: ★★★★★ (5/5)
The logo looks really sleek on a pin like this. I like it. It has a butterfly clutch backing that seems sturdy enough to me.
Rhett's Wondrously Wild Wood 'n' Berries Lip Balm: ★★★★★ (5/5)
The scent is a lot more subtle on this than Beard and Lady's other lip balms, but it's still nice. The formula for the lip balm itself is supposed to be the same as Link's peanut butter peppermint one, and the texture does seem that way to me. If you prefer a less powerful scent, this is the one to go with.
Wow! Mythical No.9 is great! The elegant and classy packaging makes a great first impression. The scent seals the deal making it my go to from now on. It is light and refreshing and reminds me of the fragrance that filled the air in the mountains of Gatlinburg where we'd vacation when I was young. It brings back something familiar and comfortable that I can't quite place. They hit the nail on the head with this one. Truly a unisex scent. Quoting Christy Neal " It smells a bit different on each of us." It's not over powering or too fruity. It's not too sharp and it's easy on the nostrils! There's a fresh woodsy scent that is nothing less than Mythical. It is great fragrance for anyone!
I have been told that the guys wanted to wear the fragrances for a couple days at a time to make sure this was the right one. And anyone that knows Link knows his story about fragrances giving him a headache. This is perfect! There is a hint of patchouly that is very neutral.