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Loot Crate Unboxing – August 2015

Greetings, readers!  I realize I am sorely overdue on this post, but I’ve been quite busy with a family vacation and home improvement things.  My apologies to any of you whom have been anxiously awaiting this unboxing.  This month (last month), we have another sequel theme: Villains 2.

Villains 2
Villains 2

As you can see, loot quantity this month is on the low end.  However, the quality has not suffered one bit, starting with that cool apron from 50/Fifty.  I’ll be honest: I haven’t seen Breaking Bad yet.  It’s on my to-do list, but so are a lot of shows on Netflix.  That said, this apron is pretty cool and lightweight.  It’s a nice size, and obviously features the logo for Los Pollos Hermanos, from the aforementioned show.  I look forward to getting the reference some day.

Next, we have an exclusive wooden Joker figure.  This is a rather unique piece from DC Collectibles.  It features some movement of the arms and hands, but also has two different heads that can be swapped out.  One features menacing eyes with “heehee” in red for the mouth, while the other features slightly more maniacal eyes with “haha” for the mouth.  I’ll be using the “haha” face, as it strikes me as a little more Joker than the other face.

One of the reasons for the quantity shrink in this month’s crate is our next item.  A mug from Surreal Entertainment featuring one of two Marvel villains susceptible to sound waves.  In my case, I got Carnage, but other Looters could have gotten Venom instead.  For ceramic mugs, they are pretty good quality and do a decent job of capturing the faces of the symbiotes.  My only qualm is that they’re hand-wash only.  Maybe this will be a mantle mug instead of a drinking mug.

Lastly, we have a very impressive prop replica of a Hydra pin from the Captain America movies.  I’m going to pretend that it’s also tied to Agents of Shield, since that show is amazing and ties directly into the MCU.  The pin is a great replica and is based on digital files used to make actual props on the movie!  How cool is that?  Hail Hydra!!               Oh, sorry, got a little carried away there.

Well, there you have it folks.  Another month of great stuff from our Looting Overlords.  What was your favorite thing this month? Let me know in the comments below!

Weird Al Wednesday – May 2015

Hello readers!  Welcome to another installment of Weird Al Wednesdays!  This month’s Weird Al song is in honor of the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron and also celebrates Spiderman’s return to the fold and up-coming arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).  Ladies and gentlemen, Ode to a Superhero.

I like this video because the song came out about the time of the first Spider-Man film with Tobey McGuire.  I know, it’s not the best superhero movie, and certainly not the best Marvel movie.  However, it’s not bad for what it is.  At any rate, it seems more to the canon I’m familiar with when compared to The Amazing Spider-Man.  I mean, that whole thing with Peter’s dad and the genetics… what the hell?

But, I digress.  This song is good for several reasons.  First, it’s a parody of Piano Man by Billy Joel.  Piano Man holds a special place in my heart from my fraternity days and always seems to put a smile on my face.  Another great thing about this is the way Al blends the comedy of his music with the synopsis of the movie.  It’s pretty spot-on for a five minute summary.  I’ve seen this song live, so I know for a fact that Al’s guitar player is the one playing mandolin on this track, and Al plays both accordion AND harmonica.  Once again, Al and his band prove they can handle a wide range of musical styles.

I would like to point out that, as of writing this post, I haven’t seen Age of Ultron yet.  So, I to the best of my knowledge this doesn’t spoil any teasers about Spider-man’s return to the MCU.  I would be pleasantly surprised if I’m wrong, but I won’t find out for a couple days.

What do you think of this parody by Weird Al?  Do you like the original better?  What’s your favorite MCU movie so far?  Which one are you most looking forward to?  Let me know in the comments below.  Have a great day and stay weird!