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29 of the best nostalgic tees you can buy at your local Hot Topic right now

November 09 2017, 2:55 PM EST By Sage Viscovi


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Since 1988, we’ve identified counterculture hub Hot Topic as the home of checkered suspenders, body jewelry and various shades of pyramid stud belts. Nowadays, things have changed a bit as the retail chain has switched gears from Tripp pants and Vans slip-ons to decorative pop sockets and Pusheen the cat. Still, Hot Topic will always be remembered for one key staple: its generous wall of tees. Here are 25 of our favorite pop culture tees you can add to your holiday wish list, spanning from the ’80s to the mid-’00s.

Read more: 12 band shirts you always hoped to find at Hot Topic

FALL OUT BOY TAKE THIS TO YOUR GRAVE/INFINITY ON HIGH BLUE WASH T-SHIRT
fall out boy tee
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It’s two albums mashed into one, and the deep-blue background color wash means this is not your normal band T-shirt.

LISA FRANK SPLATTER UNICORN GIRLS T-SHIRT
lisa frank tee
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The mere mention of Lisa Frank’s name brings back memories of neon teddy bears and rainbow tigers surrounded by a flurry of glittery hearts and stars. Now you can sport this colorful brand on yourself as well as your old notebooks and pencil cases from elementary school days.

AALIYAH BLACK & WHITE GIRLS LOGO T-SHIRT
hot topic aaliyah tee
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When you’re about to do something that rocks the boat, wear this tee and channel your inner Aaliyah (and don’t forget the red lip).

BOB ROSS PHOTO T-SHIRT
bob ross tee hot topic
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Everyone’s favorite Air Force vet-turned-painter is now available in T-shirt form. His familiar afro and happy smile is bound to turn plenty of heads. 

THE BREAKFAST CLUB WE'RE ALL PRETTY BIZARRE LOCKER RINGER GIRLS T-SHIRT
breakfast club

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The group of detention delinquents we’ve all come to know and love just got a makeover. Complete with the film’s famous end speech on the back, each main character gets their own custom locker design that reminds us that “we’re all pretty bizarre.”

THE GOLDEN GIRLS ’90S LONG-SLEEVE T-SHIRT
golden girls tee

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This fearsome foursome showed the world that true comedy is timeless, and now you can honor them with a stylish long-sleeved design. Tied together by fun ’90s fonts and bright palm tree sleeves, it’s perfect for the impending winter weather.

THE OFFICE DUNDER MIFFLIN T-SHIRT
the office

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This one’s perfect for a rabies-curing fun run or team-building weekend with Michael Scott and the paper company team.

BLINK-182 SELF-TITLED T-SHIRT
blink 182 shit

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With the band’s eponymous album cover on the front, you’ll be the Jack to Sallys everywhere.

STREET FIGHTER FIGHT LIKE A GIRL CHUN-LI GIRLS T-SHIRT
street fighter shirt

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Chun-Li is back and here to spruce up your basic white T-shirt and kick some serious ass! The well-known video game heroine is depicted in a creative illustrative design and reminds every woman out there that she’s strong and powerful.

THE REN & STIMPY SHOW WHATEVER TIE DYE T-SHIRT
ren and stimpy

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The odd animal couple of the ’90s are now centered on a tie-dye tee that screams anything but “whatever.” This bold-and-bright design will certainly not make you look or feel like an “eeediot!”

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS DINOZORD T-SHIRT
power rangers shirt

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Power up in a dark gray heather T-shirt from this ’90s classic superhero series. Featuring a faded and distressed theme park-inspired Dinozord logo design on front, you’ll feel ready to save the day.

INVADER ZIM GIR I WANT TO BELIEVE T-SHIRT
invader zim shirt

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What’s better than owning one nostalgic tee? Owning two nostalgic tees in one. With this shirt that mixes popular TV shows The X-Files and Invader Zim, you can let all your friends know of the impending invasion.

GREEN DAY AMERICAN IDIOT T-SHIRT
green day shirt

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Featuring the band’s iconic, heart-shaped hand grenade and blood-soaked fist design, you’ll have all the kids back in Suburbia green with envy.

FRIENDS CENTRAL PERK GIRLS T-SHIRT
central perk shirt

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How you doin’? Grab a coffee and go in this nostalgic gray tee that will always be there for you.

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS WAHOO GIRLS T-SHIRT
magic school bus shirt

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Seat belts, everyone; it's time for a field trip! Wear this T-shirt with Ms. Frizzle on front to show your enthusiasm for math, science, history and more. Pair it with your favorite spacesuit.

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