The Top Premium Tumblr Themes

Last March Tumblr began offering premium themes and since then we have seen select companies test the waters of this new and interesting market. For those of us that watched this develop, it was interesting to see the many mixed reactions from Tumblr’s users.
The doors first opened on with prices ranging from $9 to $49.  I’m sure many observed as I did; users were feeling disappointed and shocked with this decision, especially with prices up to $49. For me, I was suprised to see a much more simple platform competing with WordPress prices. Since then, other stores have entered the market and brought down the prices to the high teens and it seems the dust has started to settle.
Now as we are 3 months into this new environment, I felt it necessary to present the top talent that has brewed up in this short time. Below I have assembled this small collection of what I would consider to be some of the top Tumblr themes from each store.

Backburner: $19

Snippet Theme: $19

Veen: $14

Theme for Themers: $12

Nuance: $14

Tumbl News: $14

Slider: $15

Ribbon: $15

Please let me know your thoughts and of course feel free to add to this list. I would love to know everybody’s experiences with premium Tumblr themes.

Author Bio: I am a 26 year old internet entrepreneur and co-founder of MOJO Themes which offers Premium Tumblr Themes. In addition, I have been involved with custom design and development for the past 6 years out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Feel free to contact me on twitter and let me know your thoughts or just say hi! @bradynord

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  1. June 10, 2010

    Interesting Round Up…Veen Theme is awesome..

  2. June 10, 2010

    You should do free ones next….Just a thought

  3. June 11, 2010

    I don’t think that premium themes are better than free ones, they are better designed sometimes, but there are free theme that they are more beautiful than premium ones.

  4. June 11, 2010

    There theme is more inspiration than WordPress theme,I love it!

  5. August 4, 2010

    Very original themes! Havent seen much like these before! Backburner is awesome!

  6. August 15, 2010

    There theme is more inspiration than WordPress theme,I love it!

  7. September 19, 2010

    You could check out Sezeen by Funkytional, a free hiqh quality theme with a lot of customizations. Try it at Thank for support 😉

  8. Mark
    June 12, 2011

    When WordPress started it was a blogging platform. Now it has evolved into a more complete CMS. More and more website owners are using WordPress for purposes other than simply blogging, and premium themes are being used in many of these cases.

    With the affordability of great premium themes, WordPress seems like it will continue to grow even more popular among these types of sites. I believe that this growth will increase the need for more complex plugins.

  9. July 18, 2011

    Fantastic post, but i cant help but notice you have missed one of the most popular themes on tumblr: Infinite v2 by blink and it’s which can be purchased for just $2.99 from here:

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