As part of its annual tribute to Oscar winners (and sometimes nominees), Mondo has announced it will be releasing its poster for Frozen by artist Tom Whalen at a random time tomorrow, March 18, 2014 (usually between 10 am – 12 pm ET, but never guaranteed). Those interested in attempting to grab a copy are advised to follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the on-sale announcement.
Known to sell out in mere seconds, the Mondo poster series entry for Frozen is limited to an edition size of just 440 pieces. It measures 24″ x 36″ and will retail for $50. For those that miss the opportunity tomorrow, there are no guarantees, but Whalen sometimes sells artist proof variants at his online store at a later date.
For those that will attempt to purchase the poster tomorrow, here’s some of our tips to help secure the poster:
- First and foremost, create yourself a mondotees.com account if you don’t already have one as soon as possible. This is one half of expediting the ordering process. Even if you manage to get the poster in your basket, it’s not guaranteed until the check-out is complete.
- Second, follow and add @MondoNews to your mobile notifications (set them up if you haven’t already). This isn’t always the guaranteed method of knowing they’re on sale, but it helps. In fact, if you get a text message tomorrow morning, do not check it! Assume it’s the on sale notice and proceed to our directions below. Worst case, it’s a false alarm, but the seconds you spend verifying it will likely cost you the purchase.
- Third, you might also want to keep a separate window open tomorrow for http://twitter.com/mondonews and watch for your browser window title to update when there is a new incoming tweet. Again, don’t verify it’s the on sale notice, just assume it is. Note that sometimes when you have a page open for someone after so long, Twitter will stop updating it, so be sure to refresh every 15 minutes or so depending on your anxiety level.
- Fourth, on sale day, ensure you are logged in to mondotees.com with your account created in the first step. Having to log in to your account after the sale begins will hurt you a lot, so periodically check the upper left hand corner of the page to verify you are still logged in.
- Lastly — and this is the tricky part — sometimes Mondo will tweet direct links to the shop, sometimes to their blog. Either way, you are taking your chances following their links. Every split-second means more and more people will be attacking their servers and every link you have to click hurts your chances exponentially. Therefore here’s an insider tip (and proceed at your own risk!): The URLs Mondo uses to access its products are mostly irrelevant — the only important part is the number, which increases sequentially. On the site currently, the highest value is 1406 (‘The Wizard of Oz Bottom Detail (4 of 4)). You’ll note that https://www.mondotees.com/ANYTHING_CAN_GO_HERE_IT_DOESN’T_MATTER _p_1406.html will still get you right to the item. Again, that’s because it’s looking for the number. That said, we can craft some special links which may or may not work tomorrow knowing the numbers will increase (the only problem being that items doesn’t exist once they’re sold out, so it’s no guarantee what the next number to be used will be). Therefore, we’ll create some extras just in case. Therefore when the on sale begins, the first thing you’ll want to do is start clicking all of the sample links below and we just hope that some (or all) will work and bring you right to the poster you wish to purchase and you can secure it in time (each link opens in a new window — you should also control-click them so they open in the background and don’t take away the focus — you should be able to tell from the new tab titles whether any worked).
This is for 1407
This is for 1408
This is for 1409
This is for 1410
This is for 1411
This is for 1412
This is for 1413
This is for 1414
This is for 1415
This is for 1416
This is for 1417Note that the links will not work if you click them too early. The items will only show up once the sale begins. You can still practice though, most will just result in an error page (for now).Also note that any information used contained in this post is done purely at your own risk. For obvious reasons, we can make no guarantees or promises whether you will secure a poster using our methods.