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The Big Bad Immortan Joe from Mad Max: Fury Road has a number or hard-to-source details on him that have had us talking for a while. After a ton of man-hours digging through the internet at large for comparable, screen-accurate patches, I've decided to just go ahead and start getting quotes on custom embroidery patches. This stuff is invariably cheaper in bulk, so I wanted to see if there was any interest in getting a one-time run of these things together.
My goal is to offer a set of adhesive-backed embroidery panels that you can just peel and slap onto your armor or other decor. I figure sticker-type embroidered patches are easier to attach than any other option, given the nature of the armor itself.
I've started making vector illustrations of each patch and I'm working on rounding up some quotes now. I'm going to loosely categorize these by type. The first one is the "NAMIBIA SKELETON COAST" emblem that's present on Joe's pauldron.
I may change the font a bit before final proofing, but it's definitely a serif font from what I have seen of other promotional shots. Fray it as much as you like when you get it, I suppose!
There's a number of "SHERIFF"-style patches on his left arm - three, to be precise- and they all seem to be generally similar in that they bear an icon of texas on them. The back of his arm has a full patch that looks like it's approximately 4"x3"; the one on the front of the bicep looks exactly the same, but it seems to just be the star portion of that badge cut away from the background and attached by itself. There is one closer to his wrist down his arm that looks identical to the other two, but is tinted red. My general expectation is that I can design the one big version of these with the background, and they can be cut from their interfacing and stuck on or dyed as required.
I am aware that there is at least two more badges. One seems to be horseshoe-shaped, although another forumer has described it as a shield. It appears on Joe's forearm. I have not been able to source any images of it to give me enough of an idea as to what it's supposed to look like, but I may improvise something up all the same.
@immortanjoanna Has also spotted an upside-down "TEXAS" typographic patch that I think would be simple enough to make and order. I'll work on figuring out the details of that shortly.
Price on the Sheriff patch and the Namibia patch are TBD but I am loosely assuming that they'll be about $10-$12 per patch. This price may change if I don't get a ton of interest (might be a bit higher) or it may go down if a ton of people bandwagon onto this and make it so I can buy in bulk - no promises yet. The self-adhesive option might push the price up a tiny bit but that remains to be seen.
Edit: I am making an assumption for my own part that I can use 3x of the Sheriff badges to do most of what I need on the arm (the full badge on the back tricep, the trimmed one on the front bicep, and a red-dyed one on the wrist). Please indicate how many of the Sheriff Badges you might be interested in so I can make an accurate estimate.