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    • Beacon Academy Line

      7 months ago

      Zac_Fox eCommerce Buyer/Planner

      Growing up I was definitely a X-Men kid, and as such I wanted nothing more than to attend Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.  Any time I could find a shirt with just the Xavier's School emblem on it as apposed to the big colorful characters, I'd snatch that up.  I guess you can say I've always been more drawn to 'in world' merchandise.  Items that look like my favorite character might wear in their day to day life, instead of the flashy stuff worn to fight crime/save the world.


      Over the past decade or so these kinds of pop culture in world items have become a lot easier to find.  This is the stuff that I absolutely love.  The shirts, hoodies, and pieces of jewelry that subtly show off which characters and stories you connect with.  It's a much more personal connection, one that lets someone feel like they can be a part of their favorite world.


      It's that personal connection that I've been pushing over the past several months while working on the Beacon Academy Collection.  That feeling of belonging by owning the day to day wear of a hero, yourself also now becoming an incognito superhero.  A shirt or hoodie that you could buy from a campus gift shop if you actually lived in the Kingdom of Vale.  I've felt like we've been missing that part in our RWBY merch for awhile now, and that taking this idea and applying it to the institution of Beacon Academy just made perfect sense.


      Yes, Beacon Academy may be in shambles and our heroes may be miles from home, but I'm willing to bet that someone in the group is carrying one of these Academy pieces with their travel gear (my lien is on Jaune).


      I hope you all dig the Beacon Academy items, as the team and I have put a lot of love into getting these created. (And man, Wes & crew absolutely killed it with the photos!!) Who knows, if you like these, maybe another Huntsman Academy will get some love as well in the near future. ;-)


      - Fox

    • 4 years ago

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    • Seriously.....

      4 years ago

      Zac_Fox eCommerce Buyer/Planner

      Put my headphones on to listen to some music full blast. 20 minutes later, after getting distracted by mindless internet babble, I'm still sitting here with my headphones on, yet I still haven't turned on the music......or plugged in my headphones. This is exactly how useless I become on a day off.

    • 5 years ago

      Zac_Fox eCommerce Buyer/Planner

      So I am now going to be Head of RT Store at RTX this year. I'm totally nervous and excited.

      I have never worked a booth at a convention before, which is why I'm a little nervous, but......I have spent the last 12 years as a retail store manager. So I'm very excited to be able to bring the skill set that I have developed over the last decade in retail to help with RTX.

      Just under 2 months to go. I can't wait to see everyone and help out. :-)

    • 5 years ago

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    • RTX Week

      5 years ago

      Zac_Fox eCommerce Buyer/Planner

      Got my flights and hotel squared away for RTX finally. I'll be arriving in Austin mid afternoon on July 2nd, and I picked an extended stay hotel since it's cheaper to stay a couple days longer there rather than a shorter stay at a regular hotel. So I'll be in Austin for a full week! Last year we were literally only in town for the weekend of RTX, so we had zero time to explore downtown. The extra days will give me a chance to see some sights, and check out some places we always hear about on the podcast and such.

      Also snagged an all access pass for Sidequest, and since I'm travelling solo this year I'll have plenty of time to meet and mingle with as many fellow community peeps as possible. I may not sleep all week.

      So, anyone else going to be in town early for RTX? Let me know!!

      -Zac

    • 5 years ago

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    • 5 years ago

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      Guardian once again!!! Sweet!! Who else made the team? :-)

  • Comments (12)

    • xjpalma

      3 years ago

      Buahahaha

    • Metaldragon5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey dude just wanted to wish you a happy valinetines day. I love working with you at RTX and hanging at side quest, can't wait to see this year. smiley0.gif

      • Zac_Fox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold eCommerce Buyer/Planner

        3 years ago

        Likewise dude! Can't wait to see everyone again. :-)

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      3 years ago

      Apparently Connor snapped a random photo of you here. Looks like you want to ask a question.

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

        3 years ago

        Nothing like a good bomb threat to inspire some disco. smiley8.gif

        Post edited 7/30/14 1:03PM

      • Zac_Fox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold eCommerce Buyer/Planner

        3 years ago

        Literally looks like I just decided to Disco in mid-meeting. LOL

    • xjpalma

      4 years ago

      Howdy! I just wanted to say how great it was to get to be a part of RTX, I hope you made it home alright have a good night.

    • CyborgDoll

      4 years ago

      Hey! Thanks for the add! :)

    • itachieyes

      5 years ago

      lol nvm found it 2 seconds after post

      • Zac_Fox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold eCommerce Buyer/Planner

        5 years ago

        Sorry, I would have responded sooner but I'm at work, so yeah. Haha. Glad you found it.

    • itachieyes

      5 years ago

      Kitzune! please help me! i posted on a group that (i think you started and) is about esports guardians for RTX... and i cannot remember the name of it!! please link it to me or something!

      thank you!!

    • Optimizer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Still Here

      6 years ago

      RTX was a blast! I've seen both of us in a lot of the videos from retailers that show the stage. Hopefully you had as much fun as I did. I finally listened to the podcast, and am a little disappointed that I missed it live. Next year, dammit! Hopefully you are able to make it back to Austin next year, and I'll see you then!

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