Welcome to life in the slow lane! Now that we are a week into 2015, it’s high time I got this done. Ladies and gentlemen, the December 2014 Loot Crate! The theme for the month: Anniversary.
First among the items is the Captain America air freshener. I have to say, Cap has become my favorite Marvel character. I feel like if I were in the Marvel universe, I would be Cap. I’m not much to look at, but don’t enjoy seeing others bullied. Going through Steve’s transformation to become the Super Soldier would be the most likely way I would get superpowers. On another note, the Mega Man air freshener from the August Crate was out of freshening.
Next we have the exclusive Dancing Groot socks. Who doesn’t love the walking tree with a very limited vocabulary? Obviously the same people who don’t love puppies and sunshine. The socks feel comfortable and will make a fine addition to my growing assortment of non-generic socks.
Another franchise with an anniversary in 2014 is Tetris. Que repetitive 8-bit music which is now stuck in your head. Crap, it’s stuck in mine too. To celebrate, the 30th birthday of the game, we get some really cool stickers. I’ll admit that I used a few to wrap the last couple Christmas presents I was giving because we ran out of tape. So, I can vouch that they are cool and stick! They even come with this nifty guide to make specific shapes out of the pieces!
Also turning 30, the Ghostbusters! I particularly enjoy the door hanger that came with my crate. It asks if the person entering is the Keymaster. Get it? Because it’s the Gatemaster? Oh, well, if you don’t, then you must be a servant of Zuul and have no sense of humor.
It’s hard to believe how long the Simpsons have been around. In a seeming homage to how much money the show has made, the characters are now on a wallet! It’s a Mighty Wallet, so it’s made to last. It may even outlast the show!
The last couple of items both tie into Batman’s 75th anniversary. The first item being the exclusive Joker Batman from Funko POP! It’s another Loot Crate exclusive from the popular Funko POP! folks, and it’s got quite a twist to it. Although the suit looks like it should be the Dark Knight, the color scheme is that of the Crowned Prince of Crime. Would this make him the Crowned Prince of the Dark? Or the Crime Knight, perhaps?
Lastly, we have an exclusive alternate artwork cover of Batman: Endgame, from the DC’s The New 52. It also comes with a free digital download of Batman: Arkham Unhinged! The Year of the Bat just keeps on giving! I look forward to reading it.
Did you have a favorite item from the December crate? Tell me about it in the comments!
P.S. – I almost forgot! Our benevolent Looting Overlords also handed out free trial subscriptions to Crunchy Roll, home to lots of anime and Asian dramas with professional subtitles. Yes, that came straight off the card.