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Homestore Runner!

The Store is where one can buy Homestar Runner merchandise. It is also the main source of income for The Brothers Chaps, allowing homestarrunner.com to remain ad-free.

Page Title: All Types of Crazy Crap

Contents

Front Page

June 13, 2014

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NOW ACCEPTING AMEX AND DISCOVER!!!

Thanks for your patience as we make changes to our store. We can now accept Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and PayPal. We accept so many payment methods that you'll want to place multiple orders!! Keep watching this space as we announce more changes to our store


June 12, 2014

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CHANGES ARE COMING !!!

We know the store is looking a bit dated, but changes are coming. First, we are making some "behind the scenes" changes which unfortunately, means we won't be able to accept Visa and MasterCard for a few days. The good news is that we will still be able to accept PayPal orders. Plus, when credit card processing is back up and running, we'll be able to accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover! Thanks for your patience and keep watching this space for more changes to our store.

November 23, 2013

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DECEMBERWEEN CARD SALE !!

This Decemberween, send a greeting card that says, "Remember how much time we wasted in college watching Strong Bad cartoons?" Re-connect with all of your fellow "Delete Heads" this holiday season by sending one of our exclusive Decemberween greeting cards. You get three Homestar cards wishing you "death defying entertainment," three cards from the Brothers Strong in "soft focus" and three festive greetings from The Stick. (All are blank inside, envelopes included) Order now and get $2 off our regular price. Happy Decemberween!

May 16, 2011

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50% OFF SALE!!!

We've slashed prices on our most popular items and now you can get them for half price! ALL Figurines, DVDs, CDs and patches are an incredible 50% off!

Older News

Products

Combo Menu Values!

Clothing

Currently Offered Clothing

Accessories

Toys

CD/DVDs/Video Game

2-Dimensional Stuff

Freebies

No Longer Available

  • Baseball Caps
  • Beanie Caps
  • Messenger Bags
  • Hooded Sweatshirts
  • Polo Shirts
  • Tattoos — Featuring images of Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, Strong Badia themes, and others
  • Floaty pens — One side of this pen features The Cheat in the tire moving back and forth in front of the Strong Badia background. The other side of the pen displays the Strong Badia Flag.
  • MiniPins — An older set of six colorful MiniPins featuring the most popular Homestar characters
  • Buttons — Colorful Magnetized Character Buttons
  • Strong Bad Mask — As seen in Sample of Style Too
  • Stickers — Hi My Name Is _______
  • Kick The Cheat
  • See also past freebies for freebies no longer offered.
  • See also discontinued shirts for shirts no longer offered.

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Store Footer

The footer

The store footer is a small animation at the bottom of every store page. It features Bubs at his concession stand, doing his "checkitout checkitout" dance from Lookin at a Thing in a Bag (but without sound). The animation changes throughout the day and year. If you click on the 'D' in "BUBS' CONCES5ION STAND", Homestar Runner runs in, does his part of the dance, and leaves. In the winter theme, Homestar wears his hat from The Best Decemberween Ever.

Time of year changes

  • Summer Theme: Footer Introduction – November 15, 2005
  • Autumn Theme: November 16, 2005 – January 8, 2006
  • Winter Theme: January 9, 2006 – March 23, 2006
  • Summer Theme: March 24, 2006 – November 7, 2006
  • Autumn Theme: November 8, 2006 – January 20, 2007
  • Winter Theme: January 21, 2007 – April 1, 2007
  • Spring Theme: April 2, 2007 – October 2, 2007
  • Autumn Theme: October 2, 2007 – January 18, 2008
  • Winter Theme: January 18, 2008 – May 22, 2008
  • Spring Theme: May 22, 2008 – October 6, 2009
  • New Autumn Theme: October 7, 2009 – present

Time of day changes

  • Sunrise: 4:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • Day: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunset: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Night: 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.

Images




Flash Scenes

  • After buying something, you were once taken to one of several short Store Thank You Messages. They stopped playing on October 9, 2008.
  • When you look at your shopping cart, various items will randomly generate small Flash scenes with text on the page, with links to other popular items:
    • Strong Bad standing alone with a "GARBAGE SALE" sign
      STRONG BAD: Oh yeah?! You think that stuff is so great? Well, check out this other crap!!
    • Flicking the lightswitch, with a glowstick:
      THE CHEAT: "They told me to tell you that you'd also like these things.* Meh!" (*translated from the cheat)
    • Dancing at the concession stand:
      BUBS: If you like that stuff, check this junk out!
    • Trogdor chasing a peasant, both drawn in pixel art
      TROGDOR: This other stuff'll really burninate your cottage, peasant.
    • Running in place:
      HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh hello. Umm... you forgot to buy this other stuff that you like.

Other Places To Buy

Local Business Area Stores

According to a former page on the Store, independent comic book, music/video, and other specialty shops now have an opportunity to sell H*R merchandise (The Brothers Chaps say that they must never have a sale on the products or have the prices lower than TBC have them marked, to keep sales good). Find them with the store locator.

Google Product Search

If you search for Homestar Runner at Google Product Search (formerly Froogle), you can see H*R products being sold at various other stores.

Magazines

Homestar merchandise also turns up in the occasional issue of Previews Magazine (limited on-line version can be seen here), which lists upcoming items available for purchase through local comic stores.

Comic Cons

Some seriously nerdy stuff

Merchandise was available for sale at Comic Conventions and shows around the country throughout 2005. The Homestar Runner booth was staffed by Strong Dad and The Mother Chaps. Those who attended had a chance to win door prizes consisting of autographed merchandise. Freebies were included within every purchase.

DragonCon

Merchandise was also sold at booth #101 in the Exhibitor's Hall for all 4 days of DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia. The Homestar Runner booth was staffed by the Brothers Chaps, the Family Chaps, and other members of the Homestar crew.

This location was parodied in the short toon TrogdorCon '97.

Telltale Store

Following the Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People announcement, certain items of Strong Bad related merchandise were added to the Telltale Games Store.

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • While loading the musical shirt selection, a message flashes, reading "loading shirtfun".
  • While loading a "Thank-you" message, a loading screen appears reading "load 'er up".
  • The Kick The Cheat plush toy was not available for purchase for a five-month period beginning 12 April 2005.
  • In October 2009, the store received its own domain. The store's URL is now "http://www.homestarrunnerstore.com", as opposed to "http://homestarrunner.stores.yahoo.net".
    • The main pages continue to link to the domain the store sat at in 2004 (http://www.homestarrunner.com/store.html) rather than the current URL.

Goofs

  • On the Store Locator map, Wisconsin is spelled "Wisonsin".
  • On the Store Locator map, the links for Alberta and British Columbia are backwards; clicking Alberta references an anchor labeled "#BC", while clicking British Colombia references "#ALB".
  • On the Store Locator map, Pennsylvania is not clickable, even though there is a store in the Pennsylvania section of the list.
  • Nebraska, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota and British Columbia (Canada) are clickable on the Store Locator map even though there are no stores listed for these states.
  • The July 23, 2007 front page update claims the toy sale ends on "Sunday, August 4" (a Saturday), although the Collectible Figurines page had the correct date of August 5th.
  • When looking at your shopping cart, the link for Kick the Cheat is still on, instead of it being taken out. However, instead of going to its page, you get redirected to the shop homepage.
  • There is a typo in the laptop skins description which says "slightly shutgunned".

Inside References

  • The Store Locator on the new store features The United States and Canada in white underwear, a reference to weird dream.
  • The store's footer at the bottom of the store is Bubs's "checkitout" dance from Lookin at a Thing in a Bag.
  • The "GARBAGE SALE" sign with the "B" crossed out is a reference to garage sale.
  • "Support the Municipality!" is a reference to an Easter egg in the email disconnected.
  • The page title is a reference to The Best Decemberween Ever.
  • The "slightly shotgunned" laptop skin refers to the Easter egg in virus, where the Compy was being sold as such.

Real-World References

  • The "Trogdor High-Score Club" patch may be a takeoff of the old Activision club patches where sending a picture of a high score from the game would result in getting a patch.

External Links


Preceded by:
Flash Store
Store Navigation
May 23, 2005-Present
Succeeded by:
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