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This page was voted on for deletion at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Global Hyper-Color. The consensus was to keep it. dbenbenn | talk 00:22, 24 Feb 2005 (UTC)

fad of the 1980's[edit]

Sweet! I want one... n:user:bawolff 06:02, 5 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]

These shirts were great ... right up until the point you realised what happened if you had bad B.O... 01:49, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
Wow! Someone successfully made the most boring description of possibly the biggest and fastest fad of the 1980's. Congrats! Gotta love the armpit rings they produce.

Current production[edit]

Is/Are there any companies still making any type of hypercolour clothing? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:27, 29 January 2007 (UTC).[reply]

I miss my old Hypercolor shirt... Maybe it'll turn up in a closet somewhere someday. I'd buy one if they came back to stores for a reasonable price. Bouncey (talk) 04:55, 4 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

In May 2005, a company located in Metro Detroit Michigan took up the hypercolor mantle. Selling their apparel under the trade name "Body Faders", Wickedglow Industries Inc. began producing t-shirts for children and adults in six color ranges: green to yellow, pink to blue, purple to pink, grey to white, orange to yellow and blue to white. (WJBK Fox 2 News, March 2006) Since then, they have expanded to include hoodies, sweatshirts, a fashion forward clothing line for women that includes tank tops, tunics and dresses, as well as additional color choices. (Macomb Daily December 2006)

They also supply designers and retailers across the globe with both garments and fabric (LA Times, April 2008). They also work with different mediums including UV activated screen prints, heat activated screen prints, and "Superglow", a super charged glow in the dark medium. www.bodyfaders.com Leslie330317 (talk) 19:26, 26 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Recently, "Body Faders" provided the purple to pink color changing sweatshirt worn by Jimmy Fallon on the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" show during his musical extravaganza with Stephen Colbert, singing 'Friday' with The Roots (4/1/11) http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/stephen-colbert-sings-friday-with-the-roots-4111/1317553/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hyperdreams (talkcontribs) 18:53, 16 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Urban Legend / Fiction[edit]

The comments about "dyes rubbing off on skin" and Generra getting "sued out of existence" are from a fictional post on Drivl.com. The author of the post pretty much acknowledges that the article used to source these "facts" is a satire. The US government does not own the patent to Hypercolor.

Hypercolor Now?[edit]

It appears the brand Hypercolor is no longer around selling these types of clothing. The parent company Gennera has since went onto higher end fashion only. Recently a few companies have brought back these style shirts offering the same technology nearly a decade later. www.hypercolor.com is currently "under construction" and there does not appear to be a resurge of the brand. As far as a new player in this market check out the following company offering these color changing shirts:

The only company currently manufacturing heat-activated color changing clothing for both retail and wholesale is Wickedglow Industries, Inc. Their manufacturing facility is located in Michigan USA, and they sell their garments under the trade name Body Faders (per the USPTO). Their current and former clients include Kids With Character LLC, Change Me Clothing, AZFN, Marios Schwab, American Apparel and Brooklyn Royalty Leslie330317 (talk) 19:27, 26 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]


I'd love to see them back in clothing store shelves like they were back in the awesome 80's for the next gen of shoppers! Everyone seems to be wanting new and wacky stuff like we did in the 80's. This would be a great time for a comeback for Hypercolor shirts in my humble opinion. DJRoberts777 00:02, 5 November 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Djroberts777 (talkcontribs)

This article is promotional. Hence, it should be merged into Thermochromism. RV (talk) 14:26, 3 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]