Loot Crate July 2015 Theme: Heroes 2

What’s better than Heroes? How about HEROES 2! In a world where bad eggs and madmen run amok ... This month, we have several brave and bold items from DC Entertainment (including an exclusive figure!), a licensed Legend of Zelda wearable, an enterprising Star Trek item with a whiff of whimsy and our very first hardcover Looter Edition book! It's the loot you deserve and the loot you need right now!  Make sure you join us for another mighty month!
Next month’s crate is going to be a second hero themed crate. Last August was the first “Hero” crate which had the Funko Groot and TMNT figure. This month we will get a DC Figure (Hopefully Funko), a Zelda wearable, a Star Trek item and a hardcover book. I’m actually looking forward to the book since it’s hardcover. I hope next month’s crate is as good as the last few Crates.  

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June 2015 Loot Crate Unboxing: Cyber

What is Loot Crate?

Taken from the Loot Crate site, “Each month, Loot Crate™ ships a themed mystery box of the best geek, gaming, and pop culture gear to a subscriber base of over 100,000 Looters. We emphasize phenomenal support and content, and include gear from some of the most respected entertainment and consumer product companies in the world.” Loot Crate sells for $13.95 a month plus $6.00 shipping and handling. You can save on the costs by subscribing for longer periods as well. The June theme was Cyber and we got a lot of cool futuristic themed stuff. The box turns into a display which is pictured at the bottom. 


What’s in the Box?

Terminator Genisys will be released on July 1, and this replica Endo Skull is great. I grew up watching the Terminator movies and this item will go great on my desk. The other Terminator item is a brain chip keychain. I believe it’s from Terminator 2, and the chip is a replica of the T800 chip.



This shirt combines two great things from the 80’s, Tron and Transformers. Even if you do not like the remakes, you have to admit this shirt is awesome! Loot Crate shirts have been getting better every month which is a great sign for things to come. 



I haven’t played a lot of Borderlands but I like the concept. This mouse pad looks pretty cool and I need one for my desk. The pouch has a circut design on it and can be used for almost anything. I’ll probably use it for gaming. I have a bunch of tokens and pens that need a bag. Also, it glows in the dark. The patch is from Blade Runner and represents the Tyrell Corporation. I’ve watched this movie once but it was when I was still young. I do not remember the film but I can always watch it again. Also included were Nerd Machine stickers. I will probably use them to tag my water bottle.


The last item is two Cylon posters. They are in the style of firing range targets. I haven’t watched this show yet but it’s on my Netflix queue. They will make great targets for Nerf guns.


This month’s button has the same design as the pouch. 


After cutting out some parts of the box you can make a display for your Terminator skull!

Final Thoughts

This crate was awesome. I liked majority of the items and will probably use most of them. This Loot Crate felt more put together and thought out. I hope the future Loot Crates feel the same way. If you want to sign up use this link, also use the promo code SAVE3 for $3 off any subscription. I also get credit towards more Loot Crates if you use the link. If you have any questions, leave a comment at the bottom.

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CrossFit Progress: PRs!

This week is our “max out” week for CrossFit Gof Metgot. So far we had a max day for bench press, deadlifts, hand stand push ups and strict pull ups.

PRs from Monday and Tuesday:

  • Handstand Push Ups – 13, +5 reps 
  • Bench Press – 240 lb, +15 lb 
  • Strict Pull Ups – 10, +4 reps 
  • Fran – 7:07, -4:53 from previous time
I’m happy with all the numbers I put up and the progress I have made. I’m especially happy with my Fran time. I didn’t finish my last Fran attempt under the 12 minute time cap. Also, I didn’t finish all the thrusters in the last set. This time I manged to almost knock off five minutes from my last attempt and finish. Fran is one of those iconic CrossFit workouts and hopefully I make it under seven minutes next attempt. More lifts are coming, I recently hit a new PR on my clean and jerk but I’ll write about that next time. I want to max out my deadlift this week, wish me luck. 
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Miniature Mondays: Tristan Durant WIP

I know it’s not Monday, but I wanted put up some WIP of the new model I’m painting. I started painting my journeyman warcaster Tristan Durant. So far, most of the base coating has been done and I put some base coats for the metals. In keeping with my theme I decided to paint him primarily black with the other cloth pieces maroon and cream. I’m not that great with black but I need the practice. Hopefully this model comes turns out well. Should be posting more shots over the next few weeks. Let me know what you guys think, comment on the bottom.

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CrossFit Progress: Snatches, Snatches, Snatches.

My snatches need a lot of work. Last Friday I tried to hit a PR on my snatch. I attempted to lift 160 lb. which is 5 lb. over my current max. I failed all three attempts, but I almost made my last lift. I think with some more strength training and more practice I’ll be able ready. I need to work on some drills for speed  under the bar. I’ll talk to my coach and see if I can get some snatch balance work in. In other news I dropped 10 lb. and I’m finally down to 200 lb. Still have 30 – 40 lb. to go.

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The Taken King: Destiny DLC

“Oryx is coming guardian. You got his attention, now get his head.”
After all the rumors, the new expansion for Destiny, “The Taken King” has now been confirmed. From the video you can see the new elemental sub classes, new raid, new story missions and maybe even a new planet. It’s probably going to be Mercury. I’m sure a new strike and PvP maps will be included as well. The expansion drops on September 15 at a price of $40. I hope it will be worth it. 
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Miniature Mondays: Bastion Seneschal WIP

Bastion Seneschal WIP

Assembled the missing pieces from the bastion model and did some highlighting. During assembly I got some super glue on the model. I will have to touch up the paint which is going to be a pain. I will need to add more shades and clean up the highlights. This was a fun model to paint and build but it still needs some work. After I finish the touch ups I will be working on Tristan.

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May 2015 Loot Crate Unboxing: Unite

Sorry about the delay with last month’s crate unboxing. Loot Crate didn’t ship my box until after June 1, and I had to email them to make sure they sent one. The customer service department was fast to respond and a crate was shipped out the next day. I hope it’s an isolated case and this month’s crate is shipped out on time.

What is Loot Crate?

Taken from the Loot Crate site, “Each month, Loot Crate™ ships a themed mystery box of the best geek, gaming, and pop culture gear to a subscriber base of over 100,000 Looters. We emphasize phenomenal support and content, and include gear from some of the most respected entertainment and consumer product companies in the world.” Loot Crate sells for $13.95 a month plus $6.00 shipping and handling. You can save on the costs by subscribing for longer periods as well. May’s theme was “Unite”, and with the release of the Avengers movie, I had a feeling it would have some comic book items.

Whats in the Box?

This months box can be made into the locker room from Team Fortress. Even though I haven’t played Team Fortress, I like this box. The details are great and part of the box has a cut out for a bench that goes in the middle of the floor.

If you grew up in the 90’s you probably watched the original Power Rangers show. My friends and I would play Power Rangers and I would always pick green. The addition of a new ranger was a big deal to 8 year old me. The whole sword flute thing was cool and he had the best “animal” zord, a dragon!

I figured their would be some Avengers items since the movie was released in May. The ice cube tray is cool, and Loot Crate is having a Marvel themed cocktail contest. The shoe laces are cool, might switch out the laces on my Nike MetCon 1. The Avengers decal is alright. I don’t think I will put it on my car however.

Some exclusives were the Bravest Warriors comic and a special MAD issue. I’m not a big fan of the Bravest Warriors but I’ll read the comic. I used to read MAD magazine when I was younger, and I was a fan of the TV show. The collectors buttons are interesting, need to read up on what they mean. The Rick and Morty puzzle is interesting as well. I will probably let my younger siblings put this together. It’s summer so they will probably need something to do.

Final Thoughts

I really like the stuff that came in this months box. The shirt is my favorite item since it brings back great memories. The ice cube tray was a close second because I’m getting bored of regular cubes. It’s not the best box this year but I’m happy with it. 

If you want to sign up use this link, also use the promo code SAVE3 for $3 off any subscription. I also get credit towards more Loot Crates if you use the link. If you have any questions, leave a comment at the bottom.

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Miniature Mondays: Bastion Seneschal & Warmachine Battle Report

Managed to get some work done on the Bastion Seneschal. Painted some base coats on the pauldrons and leg plates. Did some clean up work with metallics as well. Need to finish up base coats on these pieces before I can move on to highlighting.

A few months ago Rodel and I filmed a 50 pt Warmachine game. It’s a Protectorate of Menoth vs Cryx match. Check out the Limitless Fails YouTube channel for more wargaming videos. I will also be posting our other videos here as well. 

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CrossFit Progress: New Clean and Jerk PR!

I finally hit a PR on my clean and jerk. My previous PR was 205 lb. and today I lifted 215 lb. I learned that your mental state plays a big role in heavy lifts. I made two attempts at 205 and missed one of them. The difference between the two lifts were my mental state. I wasn’t 100% during my missed lift; I wasn’t focused. After reevaluating and some notes from my coaches I made the lift. I felt really good after and decided to try and PR.

Thankfully, it only took one attempt. My coaches were trying to get me to attempt 225 lb but I decided against it. I only had a few minutes left and I didn’t want to rush it. The next time a max clean and jerk comes up, I’ll definitely attempt 225 lb. I wanted to post a video but it didn’t come out well, next time.

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