January 2016 Loot Crate Unboxing: Invasion!

 

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. If you like this theme check out the link at the bottom to subscribe.

This month’s theme was Invasion! What kind of items did we get this month? Check out below to see our Loot.

What’s in the Box?

Every month Loot Crate will include a shirt and they’re starting out the new year is a shirt from the X-Files. The shirt is an exclusive and was the winner of a contest hosted by Loot Crate and Threadless. The winning artist is known as “nicebleed”. I used to watch it growing up and the theme song still gives me chills. As much as I like the show. I don’t really like the shirt. It’s an interesting design but it’s not something I would have bought for myself. I’ll probably wear it, but not often.

Another X-Files item is this exclusive LED flashlight. We have been experiencing some power outages so this will come in handy. I hope it’s a quality flashlight that lasts for awhile. I’m glad they came with batteries.

If you seen an Alien movie, these things probably gave you nightmares. As a kid, the facehuggers were scarier than the adult Xenomorphs. Now you can have your own soft, cuddly nightmare with this Facehugger plush. It also comes with a  matching rubber band if you want to attach it to your head. “Game over, man! Game over!”

Next up, we get a Space Invaders figure. These come in different colors but I got the orange one. Interesting figure that’s also an exclusive.

This prop replica is from one of my favorite Sci-Fi movies of the 90’s. I used to watch this movie all the time since HBO would replay it frequently. I can still hear Milla Jovovich saying “Leeloo Dallas multi pass”. I’ve noticed that Loot Crate is also including more prop replicas like the Agents of Shield badge, Hydra Pin and Galaxy Quest patch from previous crates. The item can also be turned into a conventional ID holder as well. You can insert your ID into the sleeve provided and it inserts in the holder.

Instead of a poster the guys at Loot Crate included art prints from “War of the Worlds” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. Cool prints, would go well in an entertainment room. The only downside is the size. It’s about 9×6.

This month, Loot Crate moved away from the theme button to metal pins. I prefer these metal pins since they look better than the buttons. The pins also comes with a digital comic download of “Letter 44” from ComiXology. Go to LOOT CRATE PINS for more details.

I didn’t take pictures of the box but it turns into an 80’s arcade cabinet. You can see some of it under the pictures above.

Final Thoughts

I think Loot Crate did a great job with this month’s theme. All items went well with the theme but some were better than others. The shirt was a miss for me but I liked everything else. The Facehugger plush was my favorite item this month. If you want to check out more stuff for February’s theme go to HERE. Loot Crate is having a contest, a typing zombie game, and more.
If you want to sign up use this LINK, also use the promo code BOX5 to save $5 off your first subscription. If that code doesn’t work you can use SAVE3 for $3 off any subscription. I also get credit towards more Loot Crates if you use the link.

 

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December 2015 Loot Crate Unboxing: Galaxy

 

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. If you like this theme check out the link at the bottom to subscribe.This month’s theme was Galaxy with items from Star Wars, Halo and Galaxy Quest. Also included will be a T-shirt and Funko Pop vinyl.

 

What’s in the Box?

This month’s shirt is an “Ugly Christmas sweater”. The people at Loot Crate made a space exploration 8-bit design to commemorate all the achievements from NASA this year. My inner astronomer is happy.
Next up is a cool Halo 5 tin and a dlc pack. I haven’t played the recent Halo games with my last game being Halo 2. This is because I can’t afford both consoles and I don’t think I’ll give up my Play Station any time soon. I like containers since I always need boxes to store my hobby stuff. This ammo box tin will be put to good use. It did come with a few dents in it but it’s not a big deal. As for the dlc code, I’ll give it to whoever wants it. First person to comment at the bottom will get it.
Also included were some sweet BB-8 socks and a Galaxy Quest patch. I’ve liked all the socks that were included in past crates. These BB-8 socks will go well with my others Star War apparel. The Galaxy Quest patch is a prop replica from the movie and is also a Loot Crate exclusive. I can probably add it to my Wargaming bag.
The exclusive Funko Pop this month is Han Solo! This is from the Force Awakens line which means this is older Han. I do not own a Star War Funko bobble head, and I’m glad this is my first one. This is definitely going on my desk.
The box turns into a “Cryo Capsule” with a QR code at the bottom. The link leads to a sliding puzzle game that you can play. If you complete the puzzles you get a downloadable poster of the ship you repaired.

Final Thoughts

Loot Crate did a great job with this month’s crate. They had great items with the Han Solo bobble head, BB-8 socks and the ugly sweater space shirt being my favorites. In the magazine Loot Crate announced that they are including shirts in every 2016 crate. I liked most of the shirts this year and I’m excited for next year. 

If you want to sign up use this LINK, also use the promo code BOX5 to save $5 off your first subscription. If that code doesn’t work you can use 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 and if you play Halo 5, leave a comment for the code.

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November 2015 Loot Crate Unboxing: Combat

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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. If you like this theme check out the link at the bottom to subscribe.

What’s in the Box?

 

These sunglasses like the previous TMNT ones are cool but not practical. The only time I wear sunglasses is while driving and these are a bit much. I really like them, but I will probably never use them. I guess I can always give them to my little brother.

 

If you’re a fan of Fallout you will recognize this character, Vault Boy! I have played two games from the Fallout series and I plan on picking up Fallout 4. This will go on my desk at work.

 

I’m a big fan of Blizzard games. I started playing the original Warcraft in elementary school and played almost every title since. I haven’t heard of this line of vinyl figures but I’m glad they included one in this months box. Who doesn’t want a chibi Blizzard character?! I got the Loot Crate Murloc which will go on my desk. The other thing that came in was sheet of magnets as well. They are not particularly strong and I think they will slide off easy. The Game of Thrones magnets from a past crate was stronger.

 

The last installment of the Hunger Games movies is out this month and Loot Crate has included a Mocking Jay pin. I like the pins that Loot Crate has been adding lately. Like the Hydra pin I will probably added this to my Warmachine bag or give it to my younger sister who is a big Hunger Games fan.

I’m a fan of the Street Fighter series but I haven’t played any recent games. I hope the comic is as good as the video games.

 

Final Thoughts

I think this crate wasn’t too bad. The Mocking Jay pin and comic are okay. I also liked the Vault Boy bobble head and the Blizzard miniature but the shredder sunglasses and magnets were a miss. This month didn’t beat last month but I think next month will be better.
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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October 2015 Loot Crate Unboxing: 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. If you like this theme check out the link at the bottom to subscribe.

What’s in the Box?

First item from the box is a Bill and Ted t-shirt. I was hoping for the Wyld Stallyns logo but this design is also great. “Be excellent to each other” is one of the more memorable quotes from the movie. Party on dudes!

The next items are from the Back to the Future trilogy. Fans are gearing up for “Back to the Future Day” which falls on October 21, 2015, the day Marty makes the jump into the future. We don’t have flying cars and hoverboards but we do have some cool stuff in this box. The Doc Brown Funko Pop figure is the “past” version from the 1950’s. I believe Funko released another Dr. Brown figure which depicts him in the white jumpsuit from the first movie. The other item from Back to the Future is a replica Hoverboard. It’s not the same as a real Hoverboard but it still looks cool. I have a bunch of stuff to add to my desk this month!

Also included in this month’s crate is a Sonic Spork! The handle is modeled after the famous sonic screwdriver. I was hoping it would at least light up but it doesn’t. I will probably bring this to work as my back up utensil.

The button design for this month is the Flux Capacitor from Back to the Futrure series. It also has the words “we love you” which Loot Crate uses in their email.

Final Thoughts

Two of my favorite things from Loot Crate have been exclusive Funko Pop vinyls and nerdy t-shirts. My favorite items from this month were the Bill and Ted t-shirt and the the Doc Brown Funko. The Sonic Spork is cool but I wish it was more unique. The hoverborad replica was alright. I’m not sure if it will find a spot on my desk. Overall, I think this crate was worth 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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