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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 – 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.