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Loot Crate Unboxing – June 2015

Hello, readers!  Welcome to another Loot Crate unboxing!  Today, we look at June’s crate: Cyber.  This crate features cool robot and computer related things.  Let’s dive right in, shall we?

The June 2015 Loot Crate: Cyber
The June 2015 Loot Crate: Cyber

The first bit of exclusive loot this month, is a sheet of Nerd HQ stickers, from The Nerd Machine.  The Nerd Machine, and subsequently Nerd HQ, are the brainchildren of Zachary Levi.  Levi is an actor who is arguably best known for portraying the main character in TV’s Chuck.  Nerd HQ is put on by the Nerd Machine during San Diego Comic Con (coming up in about a week) and is an off-site location with a lot of tech and game options, and features panels and autograph signings with celebrities, all for a charity called Operation Smile.  It sounds like a lot of fun, and I really hope to be able to go some day.

Up next, we have another awesome t-shirt.  It features a mash up of Transformers and Tron, with Optimus Prime in the classic stance from the 1980s movie.  The leader of the Autobots even has the classic lighting, as though he’s on the Grid.  Overall, it’s a well-blended graphic and a very comfortable fabric to wear.

While I’m not as much of a PC gamer anymore, the size of the Borderlands gaming mouse pad is rather impressive.  The graphic of Zer0 is very well done and just gives me even more incentive to play the Borderlands games.  I know, I know, they’ve been out for a while now.  Give me a break.  I’ve pretty much always been behind the curve on the gaming front.

We also have two exclusive items related to the new Terminator: Genisys movie that is now out in theaters.  First of these, is a 1/2 scale T-800 endo skull replica.  This is the skull of the Arnold Schwarzenegger models.  It’s very intricate and pays a lot of attention to details.  All in all, a very cool piece.  The second, is a very heavy key chain modeled on the Terminator CPU brain chip.  Again, the attention to detail is impressive.  Given the weight of the chip though, I don’t think I’ll be adding it to my car keys any time soon.

One of the greatest sci-fi movies of the 1980s, Bladerunner introduced us to a future where Future Replicant Corporate makes various robots who nearly perfectly resemble anything from an owl, to a human being.  This month, we get a patch with the company’s logo so that we, too, can be “More Human than Human.”

Next, we have a very cool set of posters linked to one of the greatest space operas of the 21st century: Battlestar Galactica.  Just like on the shooting range of the oldest battlestar in the fleet, we can put up these two posters of the Cylon centurions and test our accuracy (admittedly, it’s recommended to use foam darts, and not actual bullets, unless you just really want to put bullet holes in the poster).  I had the pleasure of meeting the Admiral himself, Edward James Olmos, at Indy PopCon this past weekend and had him sign on of these cool posters.  He thought the posters were cool, and told me he’d never signed one before.  That makes mine the first!

Last, but not least, we have a zip up pencil pouch/gadget bag from good old Loot Crate Labs.  It’s blue (my favorite color) and features a very cool circuit board design.  Oh, did I mention it glows in the dark?  Well, it does.  Not to mention, the zipper pull has a carabiner on it, so you can clip it to things for easy carrying and quick access.

All in all, this was another fantastic haul from the folks at Loot Crate.  I’m excited to see what they do with July’s crate.  It’s going to be their first ever sequel: Heroes 2!  It will also mark one full year since I subscribed to the crates.  Well, I’ll see you next time for another unboxing!

Loot Crate Unboxing – August 2014

Hey everyone! It’s time to unbox another great set of swag from Loot Crate!  This month’s theme follows up on last month’s Villains: Heroes.

August 2014 Heroes Loot Crate - Photo by me.
August 2014 Heroes Loot Crate – Photo by me.

In support of the new movie by Michael Bay, this crate includes a pretty cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figure with some glow-in-the-dark to it.  It’s a pretty cool looking figure by Kidrobot based on the new series on Nickelodeon.  I haven’t seen any of the new show, but it seems to be doing well for itself.  Personally, I’m a fan of the live-action TMNT movies from the 90’s.  Remember, go ninja, go ninja, go!

Also from TMNT, there are some pretty sweet mask sunglasses from H2W.  Like the figures, they are randomized for each crate, which is a nice touch.  I would have matched the glasses to the figure, but that’s because I got the Leonardo figure, who wears my favorite color, but the Michaelangelo glasses.  But don’t get me wrong, Mikey is hilarious.  I wear perscription glasses, so I may not sport these often, which kind of bums me out.

Another big item this month is a Loot Crate exclusive Funko POP! figure of Groot.  What makes this figure special, is his one arm glows in the dark.  I believe most of you know by now that Groot can release luminescent spores from his left arm.  You guessed it, the figure’s left arm glows in the dark.  I often find these Funko POP! things creepy looking, but Groot will be proudly displayed at my house.

The lightning bolts are a cool shoe accessory by Schwings.  They lace to your shoes and, presumably, help you run faster.  Ok, that second part isn’t true.  However, they are awesome and make you look kind of like the Flash.  I may have to go buy some lace-up shoes again.

One of three different air fresheners from Sega and Epic Scents also comes with the Crate this month.  I go Mega Man, who is scented as Cool Rush.  I like Mega Man, but kind of wish I had gotten the Sonic one.  Growing up, my brother and I would play Sonic 2 for hours on our Sega Genesis.  Although, once we got a PSOne, we did play quite a bit of Mega Man.  My car will soon smell like speed and heroics.

Making a re-appearance from last month, we have some Deadpool swag.  This month, he breaks the fourth wall with a magnet for what is likely his favorite cereal: Chimichang’Os.  Most Deadpool fans should know of the Merc with a Mouth’s love of chimichangas.  This anti-hero-approved magnet will adorn my fridge proudly next to Bowser from last month.

Finally, we have some digital loot.  A card with codes for cool stuff in Doctor Who: Legacy, Defense Grid: The Awakening, and Gauntlet comes to the Loot Craters this month.  With codes for free swag, I may just have to get a Steam account.  I will also have to look into the free Doctor Who: Legacy app, as the code unlocks 11 Doctors, Rose Tyler, Clara, K-9, and more!

All in all, another great month for Loot Crate subscribers.  Let me know which of the Turtles figures and masks you got, along with the air freshener, in the comments below.  If you aren’t signed up for Loot Crate, but think, ‘Yeah, this thing is for me,’ check out their website here.