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Loot Crate Unboxing – November 2015

Well, as with all things on this blog, I’m a behind schedule.  As such, here’s is my post about the November Loot Crate!  The theme for this (last) month is (was) combat.  Ready? Fight!

November 2015 Loot Crate: Combat Photo by me
November 2015 Loot Crate: Combat
Photo by me

Let’s start from the top, shall we?  That seems a fitting place to begin, since the loot at the top is for the top of your body.  Pairing really well with last year’s TMNT sunglasses from the August 2014 Heroes crate, we have a pair of sunglasses done up like the Turtles’ arch nemesis: the Shredder.  The glasses are surprisingly comfortable for their overall size and are a great accessory to any leader of the Foot Clan needing to keep his eyes protected from the cursed day-star.

Up next, we have a couple pieces from Blizzard to tie into Blizzcon, which happened a few weeks ago.  Both items are tied to the ‘Cute but Deadly’ line of characters from Blizzard’s 3 main titles (Diablo, Warcraft, and Starcraft).  First, we have a sheet of magnets featuring villains from all three worlds.  This gives us a good smattering of bad guys to put on the fridge, dryer, front door, or robot companion (provided we want him/her to break into folk songs).  There is also a mystery vinyl figure with a few common characters to the magnets, but with a few different ones as well.  I ended up with Arthas, who clearly never saw The Dark Knight.  If this confuses you, watch the movie and pay attention to Harvey Dent’s dialogue.

I would like to preface this next item by saying that I do love Bethesda’s work on the Elder Scrolls games, but unfortunately, I have never had the pleasure of playing any of the Fallout games.  That said, I am greatly looking forward to picking up Fallout 4 in the (hopefully) near future.  I will finally understand how the Vault Boy ties in specifically with the game, beyond being the advertisement logo most associated with Fallout.  I will then have a much greater appreciation for the exquisitely-crafted bobble head that came with this crate.  Until then, it still makes a fine addition to my nerd swag decorating my living room.

My wife is the reason I have an appreciation for The Hunger Games trilogy.  She read the first book and brought me along to see the movie.  It’s a fantastic work of fiction, and cinema (to a slightly lesser degree).  Unfortunately, I was unable to see the last installment of the films, but the Mockingjay pin in this month’s crate still makes a fine addition to my pin-covered convention bag.  I have such an array of pins, that it’s getting to the point where I’m considering making a cosplay that’s armor made from those pins.

Lastly, we have an exclusive Street Fighter comic: Street Fighter: Hyper Looting.  It looks to be an interesting read.  It also joins the long list of comics that Loot Crate keeps bringing to Looters.  I look forward to reading it.  It seems to be about actual Loot Crate employees working with characters from Street Fighter to stop Shadaloo.  This should be interesting.

That mostly wraps up the crate for November.  Looters also received the usual theme button, as well as a few git tags for any loot that you may not enjoy yourself as much as a friend might.  As December moves in, and Christmas (or whatever gift-giving holiday you celebrate) draws near, consider loot you’re less fond of as a potential gift to a friend.  Enjoy your loot and have a happy holiday season!

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?