Month: May 2016

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Loot Crate Unboxing Video: May 2016 Power Theme

The Loot Crate May 2016 theme is Power with connections to Marvel, Warcraft, and more. We’re here to unbox all that’s included to show off the $20/month geek/gamer box for the new month. Our Loot Crate unboxing:

Loot Crate ($20/Recurring)

The big geek & gamer release of May 2016 is Captain America: Civil War. Loot Crate offered a Marvel connection this month with Thanos’ Infinity Glove oven Mitt and a QFig Hulk. The oven glove might be the best piece of this month’s crate with the power of the infinity stones, while you cook. QFigs are high quality creations, and we last saw one in February with Deadpool. The Hulk figurine depicts a nice action pose, though it’s not quite a Funko Pop.

The t-shirt of this month’s box is a silhouetted image based on the upcoming Warcraft movie, that also ties directly to the gaming pedigree. It might have been better to get a Marvel based t-shirt with an extra item based on Warcraft, rather than the other way around. The final piece of the crate is a Dragonball Z plush key chain accessory. It’s the first Dragonball Z item in Loot Crate, and it’s a nice depiction of the series. There are only four items in this month’s loot crate, as there’s an emphasis on quality over quantity. The range of items might not be for everyone, but the theme is used well. It would have been nice to see more timely Marvel items, but the items that are included are definitely good. This month’s crate isn’t the best or worse loot crate, but it’s fun to open.

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Topps Star Wars Force Awakens Series 2 Trading Cards Unboxing Video

We unboxed Star Wars The Force Awakens Series 1 when the film hit theaters. Now, with the DVD/blu-ray release, there’s series 2 to unbox. The set continues the story of the movie for the base cards, and offers all new inserts to pull. We have another blaster box that contains 10 packs with six cards each, plus one medallion card. The set features 101 cards to continue where Series 1 left off, and the insert sets including Concept Art, Movie Posters, Heroes of the Resistance, Power of the First Order, and more. The Blaster Box can be found at your local Target or Wal-Mart, and retails for $19.99 as compared to the $135 price on the hobby box. Rare cards are at much higher odds, but it’s a great way to collect the main set.

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Loot Crate Unboxing Video: April 2016 Quest Theme

The Loot Crate April 2016 theme is Quest with connections to Uncharted 4, Harry Potter, and more. We’re here to unbox all that’s included to show off the $20/month geek/gamer box for the new month. Our Loot Crate unboxing:

Loot Crate ($20/Recurring)

Loot Crate has started 2016 strong with great collections in January, February, and March. Their streak ended in April with a relatively disappointing crate. The quest theme has a lot of potential, and yet the selections this month mostly miss the mark. The Uncharted item as a small poster and the Harry Potter item as socks provide two small extras tied to the big names for the theme. This month’s t-shirt is from the movie Labyrinth, and while it’s nice to honor David Bowie, it’s a relatively niche film that doesn’t hit the quest theme as much as many other franchises. The Vikings drinking cup and the 20 sided dice ice cube maker are neat, but I don’t know if many will get much use out of. The neat factor of each item will wear off quickly.

January, February, and March really nailed their respective themes with products that offer long term use. They may have set the bar high, but the April 2016 Loot Crate doesn’t even come close.

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