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Loot Crate Unboxing – November 2015

Well, as with all things on this blog, I’m a behind schedule.  As such, here’s is my post about the November Loot Crate!  The theme for this (last) month is (was) combat.  Ready? Fight!

November 2015 Loot Crate: Combat Photo by me
November 2015 Loot Crate: Combat
Photo by me

Let’s start from the top, shall we?  That seems a fitting place to begin, since the loot at the top is for the top of your body.  Pairing really well with last year’s TMNT sunglasses from the August 2014 Heroes crate, we have a pair of sunglasses done up like the Turtles’ arch nemesis: the Shredder.  The glasses are surprisingly comfortable for their overall size and are a great accessory to any leader of the Foot Clan needing to keep his eyes protected from the cursed day-star.

Up next, we have a couple pieces from Blizzard to tie into Blizzcon, which happened a few weeks ago.  Both items are tied to the ‘Cute but Deadly’ line of characters from Blizzard’s 3 main titles (Diablo, Warcraft, and Starcraft).  First, we have a sheet of magnets featuring villains from all three worlds.  This gives us a good smattering of bad guys to put on the fridge, dryer, front door, or robot companion (provided we want him/her to break into folk songs).  There is also a mystery vinyl figure with a few common characters to the magnets, but with a few different ones as well.  I ended up with Arthas, who clearly never saw The Dark Knight.  If this confuses you, watch the movie and pay attention to Harvey Dent’s dialogue.

I would like to preface this next item by saying that I do love Bethesda’s work on the Elder Scrolls games, but unfortunately, I have never had the pleasure of playing any of the Fallout games.  That said, I am greatly looking forward to picking up Fallout 4 in the (hopefully) near future.  I will finally understand how the Vault Boy ties in specifically with the game, beyond being the advertisement logo most associated with Fallout.  I will then have a much greater appreciation for the exquisitely-crafted bobble head that came with this crate.  Until then, it still makes a fine addition to my nerd swag decorating my living room.

My wife is the reason I have an appreciation for The Hunger Games trilogy.  She read the first book and brought me along to see the movie.  It’s a fantastic work of fiction, and cinema (to a slightly lesser degree).  Unfortunately, I was unable to see the last installment of the films, but the Mockingjay pin in this month’s crate still makes a fine addition to my pin-covered convention bag.  I have such an array of pins, that it’s getting to the point where I’m considering making a cosplay that’s armor made from those pins.

Lastly, we have an exclusive Street Fighter comic: Street Fighter: Hyper Looting.  It looks to be an interesting read.  It also joins the long list of comics that Loot Crate keeps bringing to Looters.  I look forward to reading it.  It seems to be about actual Loot Crate employees working with characters from Street Fighter to stop Shadaloo.  This should be interesting.

That mostly wraps up the crate for November.  Looters also received the usual theme button, as well as a few git tags for any loot that you may not enjoy yourself as much as a friend might.  As December moves in, and Christmas (or whatever gift-giving holiday you celebrate) draws near, consider loot you’re less fond of as a potential gift to a friend.  Enjoy your loot and have a happy holiday season!

Loot Crate Unboxing – September 2015

Greetings Looters!  Welcome to another unboxing post.  This month, we have a new theme: Summon!

Summoning the September Loot Crate. - photo by me
Summoning the September Loot Crate. – photo by me

Our first summoned item doesn’t require a devil’s trap… or does it?  No, this doesn’t.  It’s a 1:43 scale version of the Winchester ride: THE 1967 Chevy Impala from Supernatural.  I’ll admit that I am not only a fan of this show, but of the car.  The first car I ever had was my grandfather’s 1977 Chevy Impala.  Yes, Sam and Dean have a ride 10 years older than mine was, but the old Impalas were good, sturdy cars.  What makes this an exclusive you ask?  Well, how about the fact that it has the original Kansas license plate, not the new Ohio one?

Up next, we have a small vinyl statue of Homer Simpson as the Golden Buddha.  It’s true that Springfield’s own has the body of the Buddha, but his teachings are no doubt different.  This is most obvious by the statue’s accompanying necklace and pretzel.  What do pretzels go with? Beer.  Mmmmm, beer.

While I would have preferred a different character, I am a fan of the Pokémon laplander from Bioworld.  I grew up with Generation I and the show, so I’ve loved Pokémon for a long time.  I’m also a big fan of hats, so I welcome the addition of this to my collection.  My only issue is the continued overuse of Pikachu, simply because he’s Ash’s starter.  I mean, c’mon folks.  Enough with the little yellow electric rat.

The last two items this month are both from Blizzard Entertainment and both correspond to their game, Hearthstone.  First of these, is the actual hearthstone stress ball.  It’s a cool piece, and well-shaped to hold in your hand and soothe your worries.  Second of these is the Hearthstone collectible coin and card pack with an in-game code.  I have dabbled in League of Legends, which I understand is similar in concept, so I look forward to trying out this growing game.

Well, that wraps up another great month of loot.  What was your favorite thing this month?  Let me know in the comments!  Until next time, readers, loot on!