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Ding! Yahoo Store is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.


[edit] Freebies 1

We need to list all the Freebies you can get with your order. As far as the keychains go, I only know of the Strongbadia Stop sign. --FireBird

Wierd, cause i only know the homestar one. I have 2 of them. lol Is the strongbadia stopsign shaped like a star also, but with homestar's head replaced with the sign? --Martin925

No, the Stop Sign keychain looks like the Stop Sign. It is shaped like the Stop Sign. I think it has on the back, written in white. I've actually lost mine, so I'll have to find it. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 01:23, 22 August 2005 (BST)

I seriously think that they should make plushies of Strong Bad, Homestar and the rest of the dudes, don't you? - Miss Free Country USA

[edit] Clean up

[edit] Re-writing

This page really needs major work, especially in the updating-to-the-new-page department. I think we could also have a section or maybe another page for the Flash store page that they just recently stopped using. -- Tom 19:57, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, it was done for the FAQ and the Email FAQ. Any ideas for the title of the old store page? I was thinking either "Old Store" or "Flash Store". --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 22:10, 23 May 2005 (BST)

Do you want them to be organized (the items) as they are in the store? -- [[User:fahooglewitz1077|fahooglewitz1077 | Talk]] 20:35, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Hey guys, check out my new cosplay! I mean, my Store revamp. Aurora the Homestar Coder 18:41, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Orphaned Image

Until a new section of this article (or a new article altogether) is created, the following is a screenshot of the "old" flash-based store that is no longer linked to any part of the site. I am including it here so it doesn't get "lost in the shuffle": —THE PAPER PREEEOW 14:18, 25 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Easter Eggs

I'm not seeing this 'Dancing Homestar' easter egg... Is this confirmed? Can it be clarified at all? Thunderbird 21:37, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Yep. Certainly there. Try using "Tab". —FireBird|Talk
It doesn't work on firefox for whatever reason however super orange!
Didn't work at first. Refreshed it and worked like a charm (in FireFox). E.L. Cool 21:55, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
Works for me. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 -- Tom 21:56, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
Works for me in Firefox 1.0.4. —FireBird|Talk
how wierd! I refreshed and it works fine now! O_o
Amazing!!! E.L. Cool 07:35, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

Okay, figured that out (used Internet Explorer), but now I'm stuck on the other one. Where can I view the time at Bub's (the other easter egg)? Thunderbird 12:08, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

Switch you computer clock to, say, ten o' clock and it will be night at Bubs'. —FireBird|Talk 12:10, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
Just like in Population: Tire. E.L. Cool 14:33, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
Ah, I see. CLARIFIE'D!!!! Thunderbird 23:51, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

I looked at some scripts and i found that the ones that can change backrounds have three. The nighttime is displayed between 7pm and 4am, the sunrise/sunset between 4am and 6am, also between 6pm and 7pm, and the rest daytime. So, starting at 12 am, from 12am to 4am nighttime, 4am-6am sunrise, 6am-6pm daylight, 6pm-7pm sunset, and 7pm-12am nighttime. Sunrise and sunset are identical, the ones that change are Bubsness and Song. Also, this is the first use of my new signature: smileyface.PNG11945 (Talk/Ctrbs) 21:22, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)

For those of us late to the party: 'Dancing Homestar' Easter egg? Where? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:31, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Oh wait, click the D. I found it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:32, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Random Troll, Maybe?

Why are the lyrics to "The Cheat" written SMACKDAB in the middle of "Out of Production" and "Toys" like someone trolled the page like a brainless n00b? (Not newb, as in a new guy, n00b as in an idiot) Mashi 15:40, 25 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Transcribed?

I'd like to give a whack at transcribing the product descriptions (actually just copy 'n' paste). Would that make the page too cluttery? Maybe we could make a table with the product pictures and descriptions. Aurora the Homestar Coder 02:35, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] The last shirt.

The last tone on the shirts in the old store... Am I crazy or is that one not actually Homestar? It doesn't sound like a human voice to me.

[edit] Other retailers?

Hi all, I sell H*R stuff in Australia. Would it be appropreate to link my site on the wiki?

I'm not completly sure of wiki-etiquette!

- Phil

MAYBE on your User page (if you have one); nowhere else. --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 21:43, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

You could ask the Brothers Chaps to mention your place at their store locator, but right now they only list American and Canadian stores. --TROGGA! 17:11, 6 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] nothing but products.

Proof that is becoming nothing more than a commercial product.

Uh... it's a Store page... is there a point here I'm missing? I've been seeing a lot of odd comments from regular users here all of a sudden... --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 21:43, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Hasn't the Store page been there for years? Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 21:47, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I don't know about you, but I like the updates once a week. If they didn't have a store, they'd have to get a job and the 'toons would not be released as often. They have to get money from some where! » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 19:46, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Legal Question

Can I obtain Strong Bad's face (for example), print it, go to my local T-shirt printer and do my own shirt? It will be only for personal use and I wouldn't make a dime out of this. Is it legal? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 12:50, 20 Jul 2005 (UTC)

As long as you don't sell it commercially, I don't think. Rogue Leader / (my talk)

You don't think it's legal, or you don't think it will be a problam? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 02:27, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)

No, it's not legal. TBC have given the rights to reproduce their characters to the company that prints their shirts, and producing your own shirt undermines their ability to turn a profit. Now, as long as you don't sell your shirt (I'm assuming we're talking about one copy), you probably won't attract much notice. But you asked whether it was legal, not whether you would likely be prosecuted. — It's dot com 02:40, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)

OK, now I get it. Thanks. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 11:26, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC) (And yeah.. I already made one :P)

[edit] Hey Thanks

I just found out an easter egg if you buy something at the store. It is called Hey, Thanks! Can someone make an article and make the article. It is a real toon. In order for you to view it, you must buy somethig. If you type in the URL, it has somnething with Strong Bad, instead of Homestar and Marzy. Rogue Leader / (my talk)

For all who are doubting, he link is [1], but Strong Bad gives a message about "sneaking in the back door". I have yet to buy something from the real store, so I have not seen the actually "Thanks" toon. —FireBird|Talk 21:37, 22 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Ok, here is a link to my recently ordered [2] figurine thing. Click the continue button. Rogue Leader / (my talk)
Cool. And it looks like they use a bit of JavaScript to check where you are coming from on the "heythanks" page. I found five more files from references in the "sneaking in the back door" flash file:
  1. thankyou_celegante.swf
  2. thankyou_bubsness.swf
  3. thankyou_song.swf
  4. thankyou_cinnamon.swf
  5. thankyou_bonus.swf
but I can't figure out if they are supposed to do anything yet or not. -- Tom 00:13, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)
So, should we add this as an easter egg, or should we make an article. Rogue Leader / (my talk)
Tom: those are the direct Flash files for each "thank-you" message- there is more than one. Five, to be exact, if you count the "back door" message. Using Leader's "Continue" link, I've managed to see three of them- all except "cinnamon.swf". —FireBird|Talk 19:05, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Your computer's clock has to be set to late night to see the "cinnamon" one. Is "bonus" the one with Strong Bad telling you to buy something? --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 19:13, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Jay- "bonus.swf" is the back-door message.
Anyone- Transcripts of these messages can be found here. Note that I jotted them down quickly, especially "bubsness.swf", so they may be wrong. —FireBird|Talk 19:32, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Transcripts of all but the Bubsness message were already on the Store page. The "celgegante" message appears automatically after you see the "bubsness" message enough times, so I screwed up transcribing the Bubsness message by seeing it too many times. I'm using your version now. --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 19:37, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Cool. Looks like "song.swf" can be played during the day or at night. Changing my clock to around 11:00 p.m. shows that message at night. —FireBird|Talk 19:39, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Uh... in my testing, it replaced "celegante" in the same fashion that it replaces "bubsness", and when my clock was set to late at night (later than 11 PM) it ALWAYS gave me cinnamon.swf. --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 19:41, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Hmm. Must be more than one "late night" toon. Seems as though even if I set my clock late, I still get "song.swf", only at night. I still can't get "cinnamon.swf". —FireBird|Talk 19:43, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
That's because you're not setting it late enough. Try 3 AM. --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 19:47, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Ah. Got it. Semi-late night gives you the "song.swf" (at night), and late-late night gives you "cinnamon.swf". Cool. —FireBird|Talk 19:50, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
No no no, my clock is (correctly) reading 2:50 PM and I'm getting song.swf. I'm quite convinced that song.swf totally replaces celegante.swf after you see the latter enough times. --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 19:52, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
You're sort of right. It goes in time order: bubsness.swf, celegante.swf, song.swf, song.swf (at night), and then cinnamon.swf. —FireBird|Talk 19:54, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I think I'm getting a loop. I got Bubsness at night (set to 11:52 PM). --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 19:55, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, it's a loop. Except at late night, it goes Bubness for a few rounds, then Celegante, and then Song, and then it starts over. At late night, it's ONLY Cinnamon. --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 19:56, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Well, further testing is helping nothing—I just went straight from Bubsness to Song. But I am quite convinced that (aside from cinnamon.swf) none of them have anything to do with the time on your clock. --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 20:03, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Doesn't look like it. song.swf will play with a night-time background if late enough, though. Cinnamon only plays at night, song will play at night (but not late) or day, and the other two only play in the day. Right? —FireBird|Talk 20:06, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Wrong. Like I said, I saw Bubsness at 11:50 PM (it was darkened but otherwise the same.) --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 20:10, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Ah. I think I got it. Apparently (as far as we know) celegante can only be seen during the day, song and bubsness can be seen during either, and cinnamon can only be seen at night. Now am I right? :) —FireBird|Talk 20:14, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
So far, that's as much as we know. Personally, I suspect that Celegante can be seen at not-so-late night, but currently I haven't seen it. --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 20:21, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I think that celegante cam only be accsesed in midday, song and bubsness can only be seen at midday and night, and cinnamon must be after midnight. and I never knew that Strong Bad smoked. Rogue Leader / (my talk)
I can't get them to work Mini-Trogdor
During the song one, on Marzipan's guitar, it doesn't say Carol on it. Should I put that as one of the goofs or something? --arrow4.PNG~Rebecca~ RJMT speaker-noise.gif 01:24, 27 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Flash software

Speaking of, what's the best software to use to view Flash files directly? I've looked all around this wiki but I've never come across a name. A Google search gives results, but I don't know which one to pick. Pause. Rewind. Fast forward. Resize/Zoom. View source code. See behind the black. Any or all of these features would be preferable. — It's dot com 19:19, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I can get all of those features except the source code from simply watching the .swf file of any 'toon (we link them on every page.) --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 19:23, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Riiight... but what software do you use? Do you watch it straight from IE? Firefox? What? — It's dot com
IE. Right-click the toon to see all the features. --Jay v.2024 (Auld lang syne) 19:28, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, I've been using IE for a while now to view .swf files, and not being able to jump ahead, or to move forward or backward more than one frame at a time, just isn't cutting it. I need something more advanced. Some people mention a "seek bar", which tells me there is software out there that is better than just plain ol' IE. Is it Flash developer software? Is it expensive? — It's dot com 19:51, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
It's dot com: I use Flash Decompiler. The demo doesn't expire. Being just a demo, it doesn't allow you to decompile much, but as a viewer it works great. Oh, and you can see the scripts and inner workings all cool-like. -- Tom 20:14, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Thank you Ed and Tom! — Dot com 21:17, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
About that Flash Decompiler, I know this might seem like a stupid question, but how do u view .swf files on there? --arrow4.PNG~Rebecca~ RJMT speaker-noise.gif 22:48, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I can type a URL directly in where the filename would go in the Open dialog box. Otherwise, you could right-click on the link to the Flash file and save it to your computer and then open it locally. — It's dot com 05:02, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Oh, thanx! --arrow4.PNG~Rebecca~ RJMT speaker-noise.gif 05:33, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Store Revamp

I noticed mib revamped the article. It looks great, but I think it could use some improvement, especially the "Accesories" section. The pictures stretch the screen on smaller screens, and I think it'd look nice if most, if not all, of the products were tables with the "closeup" feature on all of them. I also don't really like the direct images from the actual Homestar Runner Store. I think they could use some editing (and better quality). If the whole thing was a table, it wouldn't look so cluttered and messy, but easy on the eyes and not as difficult to read. My two cents. —FireBird|Talk 21:07, 6 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Freebies

What do the freebies look like (particularly the big freebie, the keychain)? --arrow4.PNG~Rebecca~ RJMT speaker-noise.gif 22:33, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

The keychain is the basically looks like this this and on the back in white writing is 22:46, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

But what about that other one described? --arrow4.PNG~Rebecca~ RJMT speaker-noise.gif 22:49, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)
The other keychain is the shape of a star. The front has a red border with Homestar Runner in the middle, and the back has three smaller stars with the words "" in red writing. —FireBird|Talk 15:21, 12 Aug 2005 (UTC)

They have the Homestar one that is white, shaped like a star, has a picture of homestar on it, a red border, and says the site adress in red on the back. The Strongbadia one is red, shaped like a stop sign (octagon), has the word 'STOP' in white on it, with 'STRONGBADIA, POP: TIRE' in a spraypainted black font written overtop, and has the site adress in white on the back. I don't know of any others! --dayve_57, 1 Oct 2005

Here's a tidbit: on the order confirmation/acknowledgement emails, Big Freebie A is the homestar keychain, and Big Freebie B is the stop sign... I think. I haven't got my order yet but I noticed that I got a different freebie, supposedly... so I think that is how you know which you got. -Jenny 21:13, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

Yup, that's right. And it's now *finally* noted in the newly organized freebies section. Thanks Jenny, sharp eye. Thunderbird 02:35, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] shirts in the shirt songs no longer available

I went ahead and deleted the goof about the 2 shirts not available anymore out, since it was just recently replaced with the new ones.--Martin925

[edit] Kick The Cheat coming back?

"The Cheat Doll will be back later this month." How do we know this? Is it in the Store somewhere? —FireBird|Talk 17:28, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] No longer available

I know that you have a section for some of the T-shirt that aren't available anymore, but I was thinking that it might be cool to have a section where it says some of the other things that used to be available in the store such as the tattoos and the Strongbadia Floaty Pen. Thanks!

I see the classic navy Homestar shirt listed in the unavailable items. Why aren't there images for these? This shirt in particular is one of the most important pieces of merchandise TBC have ever produced. — It's dot com 23:14, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)
The white Homestar Classic is conspicuously absent as well. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 23:17, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)
There aren't images for them because nobody made them yet. :p Seriously, I've been meaning to get images for that stuff from archives of old store pages and the old Flash store. Thanks for the reminder. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 23:26, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Shirt Songs

here is how to play the most known part of Ode To Joy on the shirts in the store.

The Cheat, The Cheat, Homsar, TGS, TGS, Homsar, The Cheat, Trogdor Black, 20X6 Stinkoman, 20X6 Stinkoman, Trogdor Black, The Cheat, The Cheat, Trogdor Black, Trogdor Black, The Cheat, The Cheat, Homsar, TGS, TGS, Homsar, The Cheat, Trogdor Black, 20X6 Stinkoman, 20X6 Stinkoman, Trogdor Black, The Cheat, Trogdor Black, 20X6 Stinkoman, 20X6 Stinkoman, Trogdor Black, Trogdor Black, The Cheat, 20X6 Stinkoman, Trogdor Black, The Cheat, Homsar, The Cheat, 20X6 Stinkoman, Trogdor Black, The Cheat, Homsar, The Cheat, Trogdor Black, 20X6 Stinkoman, Trogdor Black, Strong Bad Head.

have fun.

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Super Store 64

The "Thank You" page's page title is "Thank you so much for to buying our crap!" This is a reference to the phrase Mario says at the end of Super Mario 64: "Thank you so much for to playing my game!"

Posted on: 21:54, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 03:13, 25 Sep 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously accepted, 17–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Store.

[edit] Ow! My browser!

Man, this page kills on slow computers. Maybe we should split up the items, much like Sightings ("Store T-shirts", "Store Toys", etc.)? The Store article also looks very, very cluttered and hard to read the way it is. Any ideas? Anyone else want to tackle this? —FireBird|Talk 16:27, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

I agree that this page does look cluttered and we probably should divide this article into muliple pages like T-shirts and Toys. And for the recent changes to the "Front Page", perhaps we could note the difference between text updates instead of quoting verbatim the many "COMING SOON!" sections that say almost exactly the same thing using different words. Does this sound re-zon-able? —THE PAPER PREEEOW 15:31, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Floaty Pen

Does anyone have a picture of it? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 05:32, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

Hmmm... I'ma gonna start hunting. Thunderbird 02:26, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Proof positive that it exists. I want one really bad, but there are so few out there that everyone who got one is holding onto it. Anyone got one they wanna sell me? --Lukeonia1 05:17, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Store Autumn thing

The updates page said that the change to the autumn theme was today, but I remember seeing it a couple days ago. Alcnolien 18:01, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

It's possible, but the last time I visited it was like three days ago. And it was normal. So it probably changed some time since then. - Joshua 18:07, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] New Shirts

There are new shirts in the store that aren't on this page.

Nckinfn04, sometimes you just have to wait it out. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 19:06, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Layout stuff

I think there are a couple of layout things that need to be discussed.

  1. The T-Shirts section table looks great except for the Sizes column. Currently, only one row has all the sizes listed and really it looks unsightly. I'd do away with the entire column if it was me and think of a different way of listing these (perhaps an extra colspan'd row below each entry).
  2. Also, the 20X6 Stinko Man Shirt!!! pictures should have the red 20X6 box removed from them.
  3. I'm not sure what updates table is referred to here. But tables are generally good.
  4. It's been discussed or at least mentioned before that this page be broken up. Should it? It's not as big as i thought it was but it sure is sizeable. Regardless, the layout of the products and their description is not yet consistent among sections.

--Stux 16:53, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Store Screenshot

I took a screenshot of the store using Firefox and Screen Grab that shows the whole page, rather than just the part that showed up in Fahooglewitz's window. If you guy's like it, feel free to use it instead. The Screenshot

[edit] Cleanup

This page needs to be cleaned up. The tables are okay, but it clashes with the other items and descriptions. It needs to be cleaned up, and maybe sorted into subpages. -- Super Sam 12:27, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

I have posted some of my suggestions here. --Stux 16:32, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
Well I cleaned up the freebies section. That's been bugging me for a long time. Thunderbird 02:40, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Update

Okay, I spent quite a while cleaning up the store. How does it look now? If it's good enough, then I'd like to add the id tags like we did with the Floppy Disk Container, and move over the links to the store from the updates series of articles to ones straight to the store page here. Maybe leave the current links straight to the store for now, but since the links get out of dated, I'd like to switch most of them over to a permanent solution here. But I don't want to get started on that unless everybody agrees this page is good enough. Thunderbird
Well, no opposition here. I'm saying it's cleaned up enough. Thunderbird 02:47, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
Nice Job Thunderbird and you definitely put in lots of work into that page! I do have two questions though: I didn't quite understand what you meant to do when you said you were gonna add id tages like the Floppy Disk container to change some links... what links specifically were you going to change? Can you provide examples? Also, there's still open the suggestion of breaking this into several pages. What you think? --Stux 15:19, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
I just timed how long it took Firefox to load this page over dial-up (I noticed it was takaing a while, so I pressed Ctrl+Shift+R with one eye on the clock) and it took 10:41. That's in mm:ss. That's ridiculous. Some of these images could probably benefit from PNG optimization. Argh! MS Paint in WinME can't do that. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 04:32, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Stinkoman ringer

Why was the Stinkoman ringer t-shirt discontinued shortly after it was out?

Not sure. Maybe it didn't sell very much. Seriously (Talk) 17:26, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Homsar update (update..'d)

Just a small update on the Homsar t-shirt. I contacted the store about it. They don't plan to reprint it until enough people request it:

We will count your email as a "vote" for bringing back the Homsar T-shirt.

So, I'm just a friendly reminder. If more people want the Homsar shirt, go tell 'em.

Status update

He'll be back again around the end of March.

'nuff said.

[edit] Collaborative Community Project

It's been awhile since we've done a community project, but I think it's about time for another one. I've been wanting to work on Store for a long time, so I thought this would be a good way to get something done with it. A couple of things that need to be done:

[edit] Done Images

All of the images now follow the image use policy.

[edit] Done Updating HRWiki:Userbox and Flash Store

Both HRWiki:Userbox and the Flash Store have been updated with the correct images.

[edit] Done Different pages for each type of product

This is what I've been wanting to do for a long time. Instead of one massive Store article, I think it'd be nice to have different pages for each type of article: [[Store T-Shirts]], [[Store Toys]], etc. This would make Store much shorter, and it'd be easier to keep up with and archive the different descriptions for each product, which change around some. This is just an idea, of course, and I'd like to see some different opinons on it.

If you have any other ideas, feel free to suggest them here as well. —FireBird|Talk 06:05, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

I went ahead and started editing the page based on your suggestion. Is this what you were thinking of, or did I screw up? -AtionSong 03:02, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
It looks fine to me, AtionSong. If you weren't about to do so, I'm going to continue creating in this fashion. — Lapper (talk) 03:07, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
I'll Work from the bottom up to avoid edit conflicts. Can you start at the top? -AtionSong 03:09, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
I would be happy to. — Lapper (talk) 03:09, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

It looks like we did a good job! The page looks much better now. Oh, and I'm impressed that in the middle of all this editing, you STILL have time to welcome a new user. Wow. -AtionSong 03:20, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

When you're on the welcoming committee, you don't pass up a new user often. You did a very nice job as well. — Lapper (talk) 03:22, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Good work, juys! —FireBird|Talk 03:43, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Done ID Tags

Don't forget, many of the id tags are linked to from various parts of the site, especially H*R updates. Make sure you either leave them be, or update their links. Thunderbird 03:05, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

I think this will be the last thing we need to do. If we can knock this out, I think we'll be done! —FireBird|Talk 13:03, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
What do these things do? I've been trying to figure that out, but am stumped. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 18:01, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
For linking to a specific part of a table, for instance the Floppy Disk Container. Compare Floppy Disk Container to Floppy Disk Container#tongue of the fatman or Floppy Disk Container#spy vs spy. Usually we can use section breaks (== Section or ===Section===), but in the case of tables we need to "id tag them" so we can link to a specific point. Thunderbird 21:38, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
DONE! ŢɦųηɗəřÞìɤɖ 00:59, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Other Comments

[edit] Separation

I really should make a seperate table for Items not avalible anymore. --Dacheatbot · Communicate 17:01, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Do you have any images of them? It'd be really nice to get some. —FireBird|Talk
I meant like the red the cheat shirt --Dacheatbot · Communicate 17:08, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
If you mean making a seperate section for T-Shirts that currently aren't available, we already have one, but it isn't a table. I thought you meant the No Longer Available section of Freebies. (BTW, The red The Cheat shirt is still available to buy.) —FireBird|Talk 17:17, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
I can't find the TGS hoodie on the store --Dacheatbot · Communicate 17:58, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Long and Clunky

Is it just me or does this page just seem awkward to navigate through? I'm not sure what to do about it but it just doesnt seem to fit. DBK! 02:33, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

I agree, although, I think it's at it's navigation acme. Bluebry 02:34, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Store news archive

[wayback machine for hr store] the wayback machine has the front page news from.. wayback. there are pages for 2005 news and 2006 news but why not '04, '03, '02?--Collin 01:51, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Cool. Can someone with more free time add these? - Joshua 15:24, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Edit Links

Is it just me, or when you click on an edit link, does it take you to the next section down? -AtionSong 03:15, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

No, this is a pretty long standing bug in MediaWiki (that so far isn't fixed in 1.6) which causes this to happen if either A.) a section is created with the HTML <hx> tags or B.) there is something on the same line as the section header outside the equals signs. I'm-a-go fix that right now. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 17:51, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Couldn't find it after going through some of the recent revisions, so I think it might have been just you. Disclaimer: I could always be wrong. I'll check some more when I get back from class. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 18:03, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Nope, couldn't find it. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 20:06, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Musical Shirts

The page mentions musical shirts, but isn't that version of the store off the site?

The original musical shirt selection on the Flash Store is gone, but the current store T-shirt page has a smaller rendition of the musical lineup. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 04:43, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Oh. My bad.
(For way more on those musical shirts than you or your grandmother could possibly want, see my talk page!) —AbdiViklas 18:05, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] What's wrong?

What's wrong with the Store page? I think it look's good. It has alot of information, and everything look's in place. What's wrong with it? Chess Cheese

The Cleanup is old. We already cleaned it up. The template is from a few days ago from before we did. A sysop should take that notice down. -AtionSong 00:53, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
Actually, AtionSong, there's a final bit of work to be completed. Since we've moved the products to seperate pages, all anchored links the store are now, in effect, broken. Currently, Thunderbird is on this, but feel free to pitch in. — Lapper (talk) 03:13, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
If TBird is on top of the ID links, are we all set to take the notice off recentchangesnotice and The Stick, Lapper? —BazookaJoe 19:58, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] History of the store

I was wondering if there could/should be a section on the history of the store. Was it always there and how did it grow? I think it would be an interesting section to add to the page, if possible. --Positatewithoutpizzaz 02:58, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Well, there was the Flash Store, and now there's this one. That's all I know. =3 --DorianGray

[edit] Why $14.95 for ladies?

Why does it cost more?--Ava 22:35, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Oh yes!!

Yes!! I saw a store update before the wiki did!! Woohoo!! ...sorry, I've just always wanted to do that before. Please don't spoil my fun. :P

[edit] Official store in Atlanta?

I was headed to Atlanta this week and assumed there would be a store (or retailer) in their hometown. Is there any place there that sells merchandise?

The store licenses select independent retail establishments to sell some of their merchandise based on these conditions. The list of those retailers is located here. There is only one store in Georgia, and it is in Athens. There remains one official store, and it is on the Internet. —BazookaJoe 17:34, 6 March 2007 (UTC)


I noticed a few Homestar Runner items for sale on

The first three say "Ships from and sold by"

I'm not sure how notable or interesting this is, but I figured I'd post it here regardless. Thoughts? -- Tom 06:26, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Very interesting to say the least. I'd say notable if we can find out the story behind Amazon selling this stuff. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 09:54, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Note how Everything Else Vol. 1 is only "available from these sellers", however. All the others are sold from Amazon directly. (And Volume 2 doesn't appear to be anywhere.) --DorianGray 10:26, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Pirated merchandise watch

From an email exchange between myself and Karen Wagner:

Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 01:03:39 -0400
From: Tom Preuss <>
To: Karen Wagner <>
Subject: Cool Tapes shirt ripoff

Hi Karen,

I just wanted to bring to
your attention. I'm not sure if you can cease and desist them or
anything, but I figured you would be the person to contact for that.

Best regards,

Tom Preuss


Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 07:06:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: HomestarRunner <>
Subject: Re: Cool Tapes shirt ripoff


Thanks for the info! We are grateful to fans like you who watch out for pirated merchandise. Here's a coupon for your trouble.


Type the code in the "Coupon or Promotional Code" box during checkout and $3.00 will be deducted from your merchandise total of $30.00 or more. In fact, if you want to spread the word around the hrwiki that we're giving out coupons to those who bring these types of thing to our attention, that would be great.

Thanks again,
Karen Wagner

Just a little FYI. -- Tom 04:28, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Homsar shirt preview

I was just browsing the store when I noticed that the preview for the Homsar shirt was in a Flash file. Namely, here. It's pretty weird that it's hosted on the Videlectrix site, and not on the main one, or the Yahoo store. Anyways, does anybody know when it was added, and if so, how and where do we mention it? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 18:46, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks to, I have found out that is was put up sometime after June 22, 2007. The Goblin!! 18:53, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
The shirt was re-introduced in Nov 2007, according to Store T-shirts. Whether that Flash file was there then or not, I don't know. I know it was there pre-Christmas, though, since I encountered it then (sometime within a week before Dec 25). That probably doesn't help. =] OptimisticFool 18:58, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
Recently read that some people have the power to see when files were "last modified" .. that might help, eh? OptimisticFool 04:15, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Bad Math

Currently, the store lists the Strong Bad overkill combo as being $63.95 separately. I don't know about anyone else, but I do the math as follows: Strong Bad Emails 3 Disc DVD Set $29.95 + Strong Bad Emails Disc 4 DVD $12 + Strong Bad Emails Disc 5 DVD $12 + Strong Bad Sings CD $12 = $65.95. I don't quite know how to phrase a goof like this, so I invite some talented soul to do so. OptimisticFool 04:15, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

It's a common practice to throw in a small discount on combo packs in stores to sell the items... otherwise, why buy the combo, instead of just buying the individual items? -StarLion 15:06, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Wait... reread your post, and think I may have the answer... it's still a goof, though! Take out the price for the Strong Bad Sings CD (Note that the store says "'FREE Strong Bad Sings CD"), and you get $53.95 as the price individually. Still a goof, but just a 5 instead of a 6. -StarLion 15:18, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
I think combo prices usually charge a bit more than usual prices, since they know some people will buy them no matter what the price. Homestar-Winner (talk) 15:49, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Oh, nevermind. I get what you're saying. I think that TBC are still counting the CD's price as it is still included in the combo, free or not. Homestar-Winner (talk) 15:52, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

I got this response from the Customer Support team over at the store:

The "$63.95 Separately" price was for during the holidays when the CD was on sale for $10. We forgot to change it once the sale was over. Thanks for letting us know.

So... there's the mystery solved! -StarLion 16:13, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

That had been my suspicion; I knew the CD had been available for $10. (That's why I made this revert.) But you cheated by writing them! =] Oh, but now that I think of it, the "separate" price for the Everything Else combo is wrong, too! I hope they notice that, too. Anyway, I'm not going to keep checking their prices. It's just not that interesting to note in articles about these little goofs, now that I think of it. =] OptimisticFool 17:21, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Correct bottom animation?

Am I the only one that gets the wrong animation on the bottom of the store site? I get the Autumn animation, but January is clearly not Autumn. -StarLion 15:09, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Non sequitor contest

Homsar currently winning with 63%. Do we want to just update the number on this page and be done with it, or archive every nearly identical message? Basically is incompleteness or redundancy preferable? — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 01:03, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

I think completeness is the best option. To that end, I have updated the store entry and archived the change. Hope that this is a suitable solution. --Stux 07:44, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] new store message

anybody know what day this was made so it can be put up


Everyone's favorite little yellow guy is back once again on a vibrant, red t-shirt. Get your The Cheat T-Shirt while supplies last!

Videlectrix and Telltale Games have teamed up to bring you Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People! It's Strong Bad's very own 3D point-and-click-em-up adventure game in 5 monthly episodes!

Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free, now available! Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner, still available!

BUY EPISODE 2 at Telltale Games!

Wii Customers! Get it from the Wii Shop Channel NOW! For more info on the WiiWare version, click here.

Looking for something to cover those sad, puddy-colored dorm room walls? You can't go wrong with our Trogdor Poster! His bold, vibrant colors suggest eerie black-light effects. Despite all his majesty, he won't actually glow in the dark.

[edit] Time of Day / Seasons images

Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Spring Sunrise

Summer Sunrise

Autumn Sunrise

Winter Sunrise
Spring Daytime

Summer Daytime

Autumn Daytime

Winter Daytime
Spring Sunset

Summer Sunset

Autumn Sunset

Winter Sunset
Spring Night

Summer Night

Autumn Night

Winter Night

Sample of my proposed format for the Time of Day / Seasons table. Original format below. This saves a lot of screen space and makes a lot of sense, in my mind. By the way, Record307, I don't understand what you mean by "put next to the boxes" LobStoR 01:52, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

That's what i meant, that's fine.--Record307 Talk/Contribs 02:18, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
So you basically meant the second one, which is how it was on the page prior to the new-format table. I put both here on the talk page to illustrate the screen-space that could be saved with the smaller table... Plus some people might want to see (for instance) all of the summer shots together, so the horizontal-only grouping doesn't really make sense, which is another reason that I think the smaller table is a good choice. LobStoR 02:28, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
I like the small table. - 05:02, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Cheat contest

Isn't this... er.. an illegal raffle? Offering a chance to win, that you have to purchase something to get a crack at.. and the more you purchase the more chances you get.. that can't be legal. I don't want the bros to get in trouble, should someone let them know?

Why would you think it's illegal? What law does it violate? — Defender1031*Talk 23:46, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Well, thinking on it, most raffles do say something like, "No purchase necessary to enter" .. I dunno. But it's not really up to us to worry about that, anyway. OptimisticFool 23:50, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
From Wikipedia: "The raffle involves many people buying tickets for a chance to win a certain prize or prizes." Purchasing an item is just another way to buy a ticket. Case closed, until someone deems that the current laws prohibit it. ColdReactive 03:16, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] New seasons background, right?

I just noticed that the autumn background seems to have been changed. Though I don't think it would fit on the main article at the moment (since the original background is part of a galery), I thought I might at least mention it somewhere. Here's the pic: hrstore.png Cass from Germany (Talk | contribs) 10:03, 8 October 2009 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Uhhh, but it's techniclly winter though where i'm at. its a blizzard out! -Jibblejibblejibble

Jibblex3, What season it is doesn't matter as to what season they choose to draw for the store. See? in response to the picture, that's definitely different from anything that's on the page right now. we should include it. The Knights Who Say Ni 21:54, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
Has anyone gotten a set of the screenshots of the autumn scene with the differently colored leaves? The Knights Who Say Ni 05:27, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Footer

The footers have changed, someone need update the pictures. Crudely Drawn Cupcake 03:44, 3 November 2009 (UTC)-Crudely Drawn Cupcake

[edit] 2010 Calander.

hey guys, just wanted to see if any of you guys bought the calander, and could you do me a favor to see is it has the Horrible Painting in it? because i am a big fan of the Horrible Painting and wanted to see. -Jibblejibblejibble

No, but it's got the 'Come on in heeeere!' quote for October. Another thing about October is that the order of two of Homsar's costumes are switched around. It claims he's Slash in 2002 and Ghost Dog in 2003, but it's the other way around.--FIFTH GREG! HRWiki Greg 19:23, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

[edit] New update for March

I noticed that the store page now says, "Since it's March already"... this page says that the last update says, "Since it's February already"... Signs of life from TBC, but once agin, only in the store :(. Should we add a new update paragraph to reflect this?--Bauerman24 08:33, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

[edit] 20hoca

I read the URL bar for the 2011 calender and it read "\20hoca.html"
Does anybody know what 20hoca means?
Pgj1997 03:09, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

2011 Homestar Calendar would be my guess. --DorianGray 04:53, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
Makes Sense to me Pgj1997 01:42, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Store Locator

Should it be mentioned anywhere on this page (preferably here) that the store locator has some questionable status on its existence? It doesn't seem to exist anymore. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:45, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

I was going through the store after I did work with the Trogday Sale and noticed the exact same thing. Also, when searching for it I happened to find this page. Where should this be mentioned, if at all? Secret Pages? Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 21:49, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Seems like it would be a simple matter of saying "This page has ceased to exist since insert date here." Although if someone perchance downloaded a recent HTML file, it could be put on a mirror on the servers. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:51, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
I would go with "On or before" to be more specific. I'm trying to see if the Web Archive has an archive of it but right now it's hanged. Oh wait, it stopped. And that page on the newer domain isn't archived. ... Looks like it's been archived under the new domain:*/ I doubt it's really that important that it be stored on our local mirror. One of us should have a copy of it just in case something weird happens to the archive, though. Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 22:03, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

[edit] All Sold Out?

Insofar as I've been able to tell, there hasn't been anything actually available to buy for several years. At the very least, none of the DVDs or CDs. Wikipedia refuses to acknowledge this because it hasn't been "reported" somewhere, but I figure the H*R Wiki would probably know for sure.-- 15:11, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Move current "Store" page to "Yahoo_Store" and replace "Store" with the Shopify Store

The Homestar Runner store is moving as can be seen at to the new Shopify Shop that TBC and now using. Catjaz63 00:46, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

I found a link to the old one!! goes to the Yahoo Store. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 22:19, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, it appears that homestarrunnerstore still goes to the Yahoo Store. However, the fact that the regular site now links to the Shopify means that they're replacing the old store. Also, there appears to be some inconsistency issues with items in stock. The Yahoo store says that the Strong Bad Sings CD is still in stock, however the Shopify store says otherwise. However, should we move the current Store page to Yahoo_Store and make the Store page about entirely the Shopify store? I'd do it myself, however I feel I'll mess up. Catjaz63 02:56, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Gfdgsgxgzgdrc - that link is already on this page.
Catjaz - we generally have a discussion about these things before making such a drastic move, and you've already started that discussion correctly. We'll need a fairly large consensus (which could take some time to achieve), and there are several alternatives, such as: if the move does go through, should we make "Store" a disambiguation page to "Yahoo Store" and "Shopify Store" for instance? If it doesn't, should this page be expanded to include a "history of the store" section? The Knights Who Say Ni 20:45, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
For example it doesn't appear trivial to redirect [[Store:]] to Shopify, and of course, some links would still need to go to the Yahoo Store (unless it's closed, and then to instead), so it might make sense to add a shortcut like [[yahoostore:]] to make porting easier.
As for a "history of the store" section, I personally would like to see that regardless of the outcome here -- and as a separate page. I feel like there is a lack of information about that on the wiki, and what is available is in pieces. -- ■■   PURPLE  WRENCH   ■■ 21:41, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
I would love to see the history of the store, since it's one of the more ignored but most important parts of the Homestar Runner website and system. But, if the Yahoo Store is still active, I think that having separate tags would be okay.Catjaz63 22:51, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Soo... Are we going to start any action to the moving? Catjaz63 20:38, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Clean Up

The Store sections (especially this one) need a lot of clean up, for the Shopify Store has replaced the Yahoo Store. A lot of moving has to be done to the product pages and sections and everything needs to be put into a past tense. - Catjaz63 23:06, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Please see this discussion regarding moving (or not moving) the store pages. --Stux 08:10, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

[edit] storenav in header?

Is there a particular reason why Template:storenav is at the top of the Yahoo Store subpages? Pretty much all other navigation blocks, including Template:storenew, are at the bottom of pages. -- Bleu Ninja 19:07, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

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