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Popeye Stars in New DGK Fashion Collection

Ghostface Killah sporting the new DGK x Popeye line.
Ghostface Killah sporting the new DGK x Popeye line.

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Popeye feature might be a no-go, but Popeye the character remains a merchandising force thanks to King Features Syndicate’s extensive licensing program.

The latest line of Popeye apparel comes to us from DGK (Dirty Ghetto Kids), a lifestyle brand that pays “tribute to skaters who come from less advantaged backgrounds.”

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Although there’s plenty of Popeye clothing out there nowadays, the DGK line-up is among Popeye’s more distinctive outings — not to mention the only one to be promoted by rapper Ghostface Killah. The collection, which includes T-shirts, skateboard decks, hats, jerseys, and jackets, is available through DGK’s distributor Kayo Corp.

Here’s a look at some of the offerings:

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  • May1979

    Popeye and Ghostface Killah? You know you’re cool when you got a member of the Wu-Tang rocking your gear.

  • Daniel Ruiz

    Popeye does the job, the skateboards look cool! I want one! :)

  • Pedro Nakama

    In the words of Charlie Brown…”Sigh”

  • Mervyn

    His name is Bluto. It was “Brutus” only for those crappy 1960 TV Popeye cartoons, to avoid perceived legal challenges from Disney and their dog Pluto character, which ended up being pointless.

    • Mesterius

      “…from Disney and their dog Pluto character…”

      Seriously…. you ARE joking, right?

    • heymcdermott

      Surely they went with the names King Features gave them. In fact, I believe the real story is that KF had thought that “Bluto” had originated in the Fleischer/Paramount cartoons and was therefore not their property; although a “Bluto” was later found in the strip archives.

      No matter, I’d get some of those, even it does make me like a pathetic old guy trying to be hip.

      • Bobby Bickert

        To add to the confusion, while Bela Zaboly was drawing the Popeye comic strip, he not only used the name “Bluto”, he also used the Famous Studios character design! (But wearing “civilian” clothes.) But while Bud Sagendorf was drawing (and writing) the Popeye comic book published by Dell, the bearded villain wasn’t named. (For instance, in the comic book reworking of Segar’s “Mystery Melody” storyline, the Sea Hag calls him “that guy that hates Popeye”. And a “Cast of Characters” publicity drawing by Sagendorf calls him “Mean Man”. Probably the strangest name for him was “Sonny Boy”, because, according to Sagendorf, he’s the Sea Hag’s son!)

        P.S. I have a T-shirt from the 1990’s that uses Segar’s design of Bluto (with a shaggier beard than the Fleischer design) but calls him “Brutus”.

    • Barrett

      The whole “Brutus/Bluto” thing always irritated me. I don’t know, I just always preferred the name “Bluto.” It’s the one I heard most often in animated shorts, and it’s more distinctive to the franchise than Brutus, which is the name a various other character, not to mention the original historical figure.

  • Steven Bowser

    Clothes for people who have never watched Popeye, but know that it’s “some old cartoon”.

  • DJM

    Despite that guy looking ABSOLUTELY uncomfortable in that get up, I do like that Wimpy shirt. This looks incredibly dumb, but they do get that character.