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Loot Crate Unboxing – May 2015

Hello all, and welcome to another Loot Crate Unboxing!  This month’s theme is Unite, and we have quite the plethora of united things.  Let’s dive right in, shall we?

May 2015 Loot Crate - Unite
May 2015 Loot Crate – Unite

First up this month, we have another cool t-shirt from Flophouse featuring a split of the Green and White Power Ranger.  The design on this shirt is very well done and does a good job showing the change of the Ranger’s color.  It’s nice to have a grey shirt, especially when a lot of the last year’s worth of shirts have been black (they can get hot in the summer).  This is a fine addition to the closet of Looters everywhere.

Next we have piece one of three tying into the release of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.  From the comic powerhouse themselves, Marvel contributes a great car decal featuring the movie title and figures of the team, including Vision.  I loved the movie and will look forward to tricking out my ride with this sweet decal.  Avengers… *inhale*

Gentlemen, I give you, more buttons!  I haven’t played but a couple times, but I recognize the popularity and team-mentality of Team Fortress 2.  So, it makes sense it would have something in this month’s crate.  We get a cool set of buttons from A Crowded Coop featuring the two teams and a couple iconic images from the game.  These will soon make their way to my Con bag.

This month we also see another exclusive comic book cover.  From BOOM! Studios, we have issue #1 of Bravest Warriors: Tales from the Holo John.  Personally, I’m not all that familiar with this title.  The artwork looks very similar to Adventure Time, a show that has yet to capture my interest.  I will likely read the comic, as I try not to dismiss things based on connection to something I don’t like.  I remain skeptical at this point, but variant covers are always cool.

Then we come to Marvel item 2 in this month’s crate.  From ICUP, Inc., a sizable ice cube tray featuring Cap’s shield, Iron Man’s helmet, Hulk’s fist, and Thing’s face.  I’m a little surprised they included Thing in this, since Marvel Studios doesn’t own the movie rights.  However, the Fantastic Four are one of Marvel’s biggest teams of heroes, and the theme is unite.  I look forward to chilling my beverages this summer with these large ice cubes, regardless of my concerns for the Fantastic Four movie coming out in a couple months.

Most people are familiar, at least casually, with MAD Magazine.  It’s been a big part of pop culture for decades now.  This month’s crate features a special Loot Crate edition of the magazine, featuring a play on the teaser poster for the upcoming Aquaman movie.  I look forward to reading it, as it apparently “lampoon[s] Justice League, Avengers and The Hobbit.”

The third and final Marvel item this month is a pair of 48″ shoe laces from Esquire Footwear.  They showcase several of the most popular marvel characters.  In my crate, I got the gray scale version of the laces, but some Looters got the full color version.  I’m a little sad I didn’t get the color version, but I do have a reason to buy a pair of shoes that won’t ever to go work now.  (I still haven’t made use of the lightning bolts from last August)

Lastly, we have a puzzle.  That’s right, a 300-piece jigsaw puzzle, and it features another show I know very little about: Rick and Morty.  I have heard good things about this show from my brother and a few friends.  I look forward to getting into the show and putting this puzzle together so I can glue it and put it up on the wall.

Well, that does it for the May crate.  What was your favorite bit of swag from this month?  Let me know in the comments!  Enjoy your day, dear reader!

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 – 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.