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Loot Crate Unboxing – November 2014

It’s another Loot Crate Unboxing!  November has some pretty awesome stuff to fit into the theme: Battle!

November 2014 Loot Crate stuff!
November 2014 Loot Crate stuff!

Let’s start with the obvious first piece: the Ninjas vs Pirates t-shirt from Zen Monkey Studios.  This is an awesome shirt! It depicts that age-old battle betwixt the sea-faring thieves and sneaky assassins from the East.  Each side of the shirt is comprise of words that tie into their respective side of the debate with words like “plunder,” “avast,” and “doubloon” for the pirates and “clan,” “sensei,” and “legend” for the ninjas.  Which side are you on?

Next we have a coin from the Brotherhood from Ubisoft’s hit series Assassin’s Creed, as a tie-in for their newest game, Assassin’s Creed IV: Unity.  It even includes a space on one side to engrave your name on it, to make is one of the most personal items Loot Crate has sent out to the Looters!

You probably noticed the Mega Man helmet in that picture too.  It’s a great display piece from CAPCOM.  Looters had a random chance of one of four colors, and I was lucky enough to get my preferred color: classic blue.  Blue just happens to be my favorite color, so this was perfect for me.

We also got a Halo mini figure from MEGA BLOKS.  I’ll admit, I’m a LEGO guy, myself.  However, Halo is such a quintessential part of gaming and battles, that I’m very happy to see this in the crate.

There’s also another bit of classic fighter gaming in the crate: Ryu’s headband!  It’s a great headband that sports the logo of the always popular Street Fighter video game series, also from CAPCOM.  I may have to figure a way to use this in a cosplay.

Again this month we see some cool digital downloads.  We have a code for 50% off Lichdom: Battlemage on Steam, a full download of Street Fighter IV Super Arcade Version from Steam, and a couple digital Mega Man comics.  There’s also a cool way to turn the crate itself into a fight scene, including little stand-up figures of kind-of Mega Man and kind-of Ryu.

What was your favorite part of the November crate?

Loot Crate Unboxing – September 2014

Hello all!  I’m back, and it’s time for another Loot Crate unboxing!  I realize I’m a little behind the 8 ball, but this is really the soonest I had the time (and energy) to get back to the blog.  So, without further adieu, the September Loot Crate!  This month’s theme: Galactic.

The great stuff in my September 2014 Loot Crate!  Please ignore the cluttered computer desk in the background.
The great stuff in my September 2014 Loot Crate! Please ignore the cluttered computer desk in the background.

I’m going to start with the xenomorph and move in a clockwise-spiral through the picture.  So, the xenomorph.  One of the most terrifying alien species ever to grace the silver screen and haunt our nightmares.  This was actually one of the available figures available to Looters from ReAction Figures, so of course I ended up with the scariest one.  I’ll be honest.  I was actually afraid of the movie for a long time and would refuse to watch it.  I still need to watch it with all the lights on and caccooned securely in a blanket, but I do enjoy watching Alien from time to time.  I haven’t decided if I want to risk letting it out of the packaging…

Next, we have a Loot Crate exclusive Tribble from Qmx.  The packaging on this is lovely and quite amusing.  It includes warnings to “KEEP OUT OF REACH OF KLINGONS” and “DO NOT BLOCK VENTILATION GRILL”.  This little fuzzy guy is adorable, but I haven’t heard any squealing yet, so I’m probably going to leave him in there.  I’d rather not be eaten out of house and home.

Following the Tribble, we have a cool vinyl figure of Captain Tightpants himself! Malcolm Reynolds!  Another line from our friends at Funko, this box is usually a mystery sci-fi legend, and Captain Mal is usually holding his sidearm.  However, in the wonderful Loot Crate exclusive, he’s wielding his over-under double-barrel.  It’s a great Firefly treasure that any Brown Coat can appreciate (since we don’t get very many anymore).

We have a poster this month and it enshrines that fateful moment in Cloud City when Han and Leia kind of said ‘I love you’ for the first time.  It’s a fine piece of carbonite that will look good somewhere in my nerd den.  I just need a cargo hold to store him in…

Moving down to the Halo postcard, we have a digital download for a new run of Halo comics that follow the events of Halo 4 and the intrepid crew of the UNSC flagship Infinity.  It looks like it should be a good read, as many of the familiar faces of Halo 4’s Spartan Ops missions are seen.  There’s even a few of the old favorites.  I look forward to diving back into a world that’s been so prevalent in the lives of popular culture for the past decade and then some.

Then we come to another wonderful Firefly bit: money.  It seems that Looters have been gifted that which the fine crew of Serenity struggle so hard to find and keep.  Jayne Day would be long celebrated with this fat stack of cash.  On a personal note, I will probably add this to the Geek Supreme cosplay I have in mind, as well as my Jayne cosplay that will continue to develop.

Next we have something that every galactic traveler needs: cool snacks.  OK, so they’re just Pop Rocks.  That doesn’t diminish the fact that every Looter who ate bag after bag during their childhood isn’t filled with nostalgia.  And while it’s been proven that mixing them with soda won’t make your stomach explode, I can’t think of any soda that might go with apple flavored Pop Rocks.

Finally, we come to another fine mash up bit of swag.  For the third month in a row, Looters have been gifted a magnet.  If this keeps up, we’re likely to run out of space real fast.  This month’s magnet clearly looks like an early Star Wars arcade game crossed with the always classic Asteroids arcade.  The primary difference is, you’re a Star Destroyer looking for the Millennium Falcon in the Hoth asteroid field.

And that pretty much wraps it up for this month.  All in all, this was a pretty awesome crate.  It was also probably worth the most since I started my subscription.  I hope you all enjoyed your crates.  If you aren’t subscribed, I highly recommend it.

And to my regulars, I should have Weird Al Wednesdays back up and running this week.