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Pokimane catches merch thief red-handed

Published: 4/Sep/2019 22:16 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 22:22

by Virginia Glaze

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Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of Twitch’s most popular female streamers, boasting an audience of over 3 million followers and a successful merchandise collection – a clothing line that’s so popular, it already has copycats.

The streamer’s current merchandise collection includes a series of jackets, joggers, and shirts, which she launched on September 1 in wake of her collaboration with MetaThreads.

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While Anys’s latest clothing venture has already seen one item sell out – a crop top with an anime-style design – that very item is being copied in another store.

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Anys posted a Tweet regarding the theft on September 2, noting that a seller had used a screenshot of her design for use on a men’s T-shirt, as evidenced by the curve of the fabric.

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“Can’t believe someone screenshotted my merch design off the pic I posted and is trying to re-sell it,” Pokimane wrote. “Look at the curve on the text LMAAAOOO!”

That’s not all: the streamer also speculated that the seller used her design for their before her collection was even released, as seen in their use of the image taken from her selfie.

“I think they did this before the collection was released,” she continued. “I wonder if they have updated versions lmao.”

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Although Anys is one of many content creators who boast merchandise, her mission statement for the clothing line focused on fashion, hoping to create merch that was both unique to her brand and genuinely stylish.

“I wanted to create merch that people would enjoy wearing and not only purchase because they want to support someone, but something they want to wear out, something I think genuinely looks good,” she said of the project.

Timestamp: [7:41 for mobile viewers]

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While Pokimane caught this merch thief red-handed, this wouldn’t be the first time her clothing line has been the subject of controversy: last year, some critics accused the streamer of copying designs from famous brands – designs that she credited the brands with as inspiration for her own merchandise.

“It’s totally fine to get inspiration from other things,” Pokimane responded. “…one, credit: Off-White as definitely being one of the top streetwear brands, big inspiration of mine. And two, I’m not copying.”

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Whatever the case may be, Pokimane’s merchandise is a huge success – so much that it’s already being blatantly copied by internet thieves.

Cars

Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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