Greetings, friends, and welcome to a double first! Not only is this my first Loot Crate unboxing post, but it’s my first unboxing ever! I have been hearing about Loot Crate for some time now, and seen some of the very cool stuff they send out every month to their subscribers. So, I decided it was about time I signed up.
For those who don’t know, Loot Crate is a subscription to a mailing service that sends you cool stuff once a month. Each month has a different theme to the contents, which come from a variety of fandoms and showcase various big-name and small-name artists and companies. For this month, the theme was Villains, and my first Crate does not disappoint.
The Joki t-shirt is an original design by Zack Finfrock, an artist who also does the cover art for the Loot Crate magazine included in each box, and the pin inside this month’s box. It’s a brilliant combination of Loki and the Joker, and perhaps the greatest incarnation of a chaotic evil character in all of comic history.
Keeping with the Joker theme, the two posters on either side of the shirt are from DC Comics & Trends International and feature some fantastic artwork of Joker and Harley in a style very much in the vein of the popular Arkham video games.
The comic fun continues with an exclusive cover of a new series following Rocket Raccoon. I look forward to reading this issue and finally picking up a comic from the beginning.
I’m not normally a fan of socks with stuff on them, and especially don’t buy any such socks myself. However, the Deadpool socks from the Crate look pretty nice and feel comfy, so they will likely see some wear.
The Darth Vader key chain by Lucas Film & Plasticolor is a very well done piece. Again, I don’t normally add a bunch of key chains to my keys, but I’m sure I can find some place to proudly display this item.
That blue and white square in roughly the middle of the picture is a DVD containing a documentary about DC Comics villains. The magazine says it’s narrated by Christopher Lee, who excels as playing villains himself. This should be a fun thing to watch!
Last on the list is the Bowser ‘I Want You’ recruitment magnet. It’s got some lovely artwork of everyone’s favorite royal Koopa. It will make a lovely addition to my already nerd-magnet-covered refrigerator.
Do you subscribe to Loot Crate? If so, tell me what your favorite item is from this month’s crate. If not, and you have the means, I recommend signing up ASAP!