Chiefs playoffs tickets might be the hottest-selling item in town, but there’s a close second.
Lines started forming at 4 p.m. Friday outside MADE MOBB’s headquarters in the Crossroads as fans eagerly awaited the release of the premier KC streetwear brand’s exclusive post-season collaboration with the Kansas City Chiefs.
And the crowds didn’t let up for about four hours, Mark Launiu, co-founder of MADE MOBB, told Startland News. Even then, the selfie-seeking shoppers stuck around for music and chances to win prizes like team memorabilia and tickets to Sunday night’s game.
The brand’s collaboration with the Chiefs limited the officially licensed production to 1,000 hoodies and 1,000 tees — the first of which were available only at a pop-up party 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at MADE MOBB’s store on Southwest Boulevard. Sales opened online early Saturday, with the hoodies selling out just before noon.
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The Chiefs defeated the Steelers 42-21 Sunday evening and advance in the playoffs, hoping to make a third consecutive Super Bowl appearance — leaving plenty of time for fans to rock their new MADE MOBB Gear. (Kansas City plays the Buffalo Bills next in a game slated for Sunday, Jan. 23 at Arrowhead Stadium.)
Friday’s event featured appearances from KC Wolf, as well as Kansas City Ambassadors and the Chiefs Rumble — the team’s premier drumline.
It also welcomed the launch of the Deci-Booth, a gamified experience that gives fans the chance to win prizes and create social media videos by showing how loud they can get (in reference to Chiefs fans holding the record for being the loudest fans ever recorded at 142.2 decibels at Arrowhead in 2014).
Check out a photo gallery from Friday’s pop-up below.
“The release was everything we could have asked for. Still feels unreal. Thank you to everyone that came out and those that were there in spirit,” said Vu Radley, co-founder of MADE MOBB. “The love and support we’ve gotten on this project has been crazy.”
“Thank you to The Kansas City Chiefs for giving us the opportunity and a special thanks to you guys for the love and support,” he continued. “We couldn’t do it without y’all.”
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