War Stories Merchandise

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War Stories Merchandise
2007 Unkle Tee by Surrender.jpg
Year2007-2008, 2020
TypeClothing

The following were made available to purchase on the Unkle War Stories Tour in 2007 and exclusively at the DPMHI store in London, with a limited run of silver posters available in an edition of 100 on the tour too.[1]

In 2008 UNKLE collaborated with James Lavelle's clothing brand Surrender to create the UNKLE x Surrender UK Tour Tee. This limited edition t-shirt was made available on the UK tour starting March 1st 2008 in London. The design was available in both a black and a white edition, with each colour available in only 60 editions each.[2]

The glitter tee was produced in Japan by Fragment on Base Control bodies, and was sold at the DPMI store with a small amount available online. The tee was limited to 400 and originally retailed for £60.[3]

In 2020 the War Stories Instrumentals were released on vinyl and new merchandise was also created. These six items included hoodies and t-shirts featuring the Surrender and UNKLE logos, photography by Will Bankhead, and the Hold My Hand Tee features the handwritten lyrics to Hold My Hand by James Lavelle on the back. Each of these screenprinted items were limited to an edition of 50, shipped with a signed and numbered tag and a pack of two stickers. The t-shirts were heavyweight cotton and cost £35 while the hoodies cost £75.

In February 2021 the glitter tee from 2007 was made available as part of UNKLE's "Arkhive Sale" and sold for £20. It was listed as 100% Cotton and made in Japan, with the note "We recommend that you hand-wash or machine wash on a cool delicate cycle and leave to try naturally."[4]

In October 2021 some left over stock was made available in UNKLE's Arkhive Sale 3. The Hoodies were £40 and T-shirts £20. In December 2021 stock was found in the USA and was made available for sale at discount in January 2022.

Original Announcement

Via Unkle77[5]

Firstly we have an amazing Unkle Live glitter UK tour tee produced in Japan by Fragment on Base Control bodies. There are a total of 400 pieces made, some will be sold at the DPMI store and a small amount online. They are really expensive to make and are retailing for 60 pounds.

Also we have a really nice Unkle tee featuring the new round logo in black on black and white on white, these are on Surrender custom bodies with side tagging, embroidery, neck tape etc. Only 100 of each colour has been made and they will only be available on this tour. These are 35 pounds rather than the usual 45 for Surrender at retail locations.

For this tour we have done a really beautiful tour poster with Ben Drury and 3D that is a reworking of the War Stories cover. It has to be seen to be appreciated so please hold tight for the pics. It is hand screened on a silver base in an edition of 100. It was really expensive to produce and is more of a work of art than a poster. They are 75pounds.

Also we have regular merch tee’s for 15 pounds. Enamel badges for £5 each or £25 for six, and also sticker packs for £12.00. Also check out new surrender M65. 60 pieces, made in London which makes them pricey but nice. MWA camo screened in different spots of each lining making them all different.

2007 Collection

  • UK Tour Tee - Features tour dates on back
  • UK Tour Glitter Tee - created by Hiroshi Fujiwara’s company Fragment in Japan.[6]
  • Two Heads UNKLE War Stories T-Shirt - 100% cotton fitted American Apparel t-shirt
  • Alice Temple UNKLE War Stories T-Shirt - 100% cotton fitted American Apparel t-shirt
  • Restless Poster 20”X30”
  • War Stories 11.7x16.5” Poster - originally featured in the sold out Don’t Panic Pack.
  • Surrender All Skull Enamel Button
  • Surrender All Logo Enamel Button
  • War Stories Character Buttons - Enamel buttons featuring individual War Stories characters from the War Stories album cover by 3D of Massive Attack.
  • Window Sticker 7” - "This 7” static electricity sticker easily sticks to your car window and can easily be peeled off too."[7]
  • War Stories Sticker Sheet - "The War Stories Sticker Sheet features 10 UNKLE/Surrender All stickers, originally featured in the sold out Don’t Panic Pack."[8]
  • UNKLE Live Head Enamel Button
  • Sticker Pack - "This limited Surrender pack contains 6 die cut stickers featuring the UNKLE Neon Pointman by Futura 2000, the Surrender All logo, the UNKLE 2007 logo, the Surrender skull by Alan Forbes, and the War Stories characters by 3D of Massive Attack."[9]

2020 Collection

  • APOSTLE HOOD (BLACK)
  • SURRENDER ALL ZIP-UP HOOD (BLACK)
  • APOSTLE T-SHIRT (WHITE)
  • CRUCIFIX T-SHIRT (BLACK)
  • HOLD MY HAND T-SHIRT (BLACK)
  • SURRENDER ALL T-SHIRT (WHITE)

2022 ARKHIVE Sale

In 2022 James Lavelle became aware of a warehouse in the USA with War Stories stock. They ran an "ARKHIVE" sale to move the remaining stock, which also included some CDs. Prices below are in $US:

  • War Stories Button Set - $4 - Two buttons. Originally featured in the sold out Don’t Panic Pack.
  • UNKLE Live Head Enamel Button - $7.50
  • Surrender All Logo Enamel Button - $7.50
  • Surrender All Skull Enamel Button - $7.50
  • War Stories Character Buttons - $7.50 - Price is per button (not for both buttons). Two colourways available, Black Body/Red Hair & Red Body/Black Hair.
  • War Stories 11.7x16.5” Poster - $9.99
  • Restless Poster 20”X30” - $9.99 (down from $14.99)
  • Window Sticker 7” - $4
  • War Stories Sticker Sheet - $6
  • Two Heads UNKLE War Stories T-Shirt - $11.99 (down from $20.99)
  • Alice Temple UNKLE War Stories T-Shirt - $11.99 (down from $20.99)
  • UK Tour Tee - $14.99 (down from $30)
  • UK Tour Glitter Tee - $25.99 (down from $85)

External Links

UNKLE store

T-shirts on Hype Beast

Merch Announcement on Slam X Hype (Archived)

2008 T-shirts on Hype Beast

References