PRODUCT: RARE10 - COSMOS LOGO HOODIE
No hiatus - just careful fourth quarter planning to make sure we step into everybody's favorite season in the PNW, Fall, the right way. Fall drops (no pun intended) are always a little bigger than the rest considering it is the most dramatic change of climate we experience. You basically need a whole new wardrobe - unless you're of those faithful Filson kids - that kind of garment construction will outlast you. To give the Club907 members a chance at a piece no one else will be rocking from the mainline (that is releasing Oct 15th - shout out to you if you read the blog or follow us on twitter @etctacoma because that date hasn't been mentioned elsewhere just yet) we pulled another Rare10 out of the vault. Rare10 releases, for those new to the 907, are pieces that we were unable to fit into collections but resonate with eTceTera company culture for all the right reasons. For us Sega Saturn is as rare as they come in terms of video game platforms, we were all diehard Genesis fans when they took cartridge gaming to the next level. But the Saturn was the first disc player platform that we had seen, it was sleek and modern but held the general aesthetic of the Genesis. Let me not mislead you and say that this was the rarest platform ever owned but I feel confident in saying that this was the rarest platform to see the modern American home. At the time of it's release in 1995 it retailed for $400 - completely bonkers and unheard of to parentals globally - if you weren't from an affluent family or simply spoiled beyond repair there was no way the Saturn was going to end up under your Christmas tree. I has friends on the spoiled end of spectrum and it would only take one all nighter (I mean absolutely no sleep) of Tekken Tag to turn me into a forever fan. To this day - that video gaming experience is unmatched for me. Graphics, gameplay, branding, etc everything was so far ahead - or so we thought. It would actually be my beloved Sega Saturn that would be the catalyst for Sony to reign suspreme, it was in the center of all the Saturn excitement that SONY would announce the Playstation and more importantly its ability to be parallel in graphics and gameplay for $100 less retail. In turn this forced Sega to push out product early and improper product release never gets anyone anywhere. It might not have made it to the next Christmas before my spoiled friends Sega Saturn made the mandatory transition over to the original Playstation.
So in hindsight it was only logical this be a Rare10 and not mainline production. It's continues, and it holds onto the long forgotten legacy of the Sega Saturn - forever.