Hello, readers, and welcome to another Loot Crate Unboxing! This October, we have a special theme tied to a very special day. Since 10-21-15 is Back to the Future Day, the theme this month is – time.
More or less front and center, we have our first piece of loot. From the ever-more-popular folks at Funko POP!, we have a Loot Crate exclusive of Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future. This is, in particular from the first movie. It’s the scene in which Marty is trying to get back to 1985 by using the lightning strike of the clock tower to power the DeLorean. Doc doesn’t quite have everything hooked up, so he gets the shock of his life. It’s a great scene from a great movie, and it’s excellently captured in this vinyl figure.
Speaking of excellent, we have a most excellent shirt this month featuring Bill S. Preston, Esquire, and Ted Theodore Logan of Wild Stallions. The main characters from the iconic 80’s movie Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, these two get some help from the future to pass their high school history final report. George Carlin shows up in a time traveling phone booth so the two can travel back to the past and pick up some of history’s greatest figures and bring them to modern (1989) San Dimas. If you haven’t seen the movie, it is a most excellent choice and has recently been on Netflix. Admittedly, I’m not sure if it’s still up, but if not, it’s worth it to just buy it.
Jumping back to the reason for the theme, we have a replica of a piece of technology that is close to practicality. From Back to the Future: Part II, we have a 1:8 hoverboard. It’s quite the display piece with it’s mirrored base to see the underside of the board. There is also a certificate of authenticity included with each board. Personally, I have the board on display in my living room with the Doc Brown vinyl figure standing atop it.
Next, we go back to that time traveling phone booth reference; well, sort of. The T.A.R.D.I.S. is actually a police box, not a phone box. We have a Sonic Spork, which is something that some versions of the Doctor might find ridiculous and others would find charming. I’m not exactly the biggest fan of Matt Smith’s/Peter Capaldi’s sonic. The design seems a bit clunky compared to Eccleston’s/Tennant’s or even the War Doctor’s sonics. Nonetheless, I will eat my various foods with this implement and quite enjoy myself.
That’s all for this month. Of course, we get the monthly button and it features the most important device to time travel ever invented in Hill Valley: the Flux Capacitor. It will look great next to all my other Loot Crate buttons on my convention bag. What was your favorite piece of loot this month? How are you displaying your swag? Are you looking forward to next month’s crate? I just saw today that the theme is Battle, and it may feature something from Contra. At any rate, it should be pretty cool. See you all next time!
Edit – the November theme is Combat, not Battle.