Brand New Shirt Tales 1983. You can put this one in the Shirt Tales gallery also. The Shirt Tales arrived fairly early in the season, maybe late May or early June 1983, and existed side by side with the "old school" characters through mid July when they completely took over. Not only did the Shirt Tales lead to the demise of the "old school" GA characters, they also led to the necessary creation of uniformed escorts for costumed characters. Because the Shirt Tales were non-verbal, had limited visibility and limited maneuverability, they were unable to protect themselves the way the "old school" characters could.