Loot Crate: a monthly subscription for gamers and geeks, where the like-minded people at Loot Crate pick a handful of funky items and Tetris-style them into a small black box, then ship them out near the middle of each month. The receivers then do ‘unboxing’ videos, showing off the stuff they’ve received and giving reviews.
When February’s theme was announced as ‘DEAD’, I think we all assumed a typical Zombie infested Loot Crate.
Granted, there are some zombie items, such as two from AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead, and the articles in this month’s issue are mostly about the zombie apocalypse, but the feature items include our favorite (kinda) immortal cocky gun for hire (unless he gets bored or distracted), Deadpool. Considering both the Deadpool movie and the newest season of The Walking Dead came out this season, the theme is well timed.
To the list!
Exclusive Deadpool Tacos T-Shirt – Fifth Sun
Deadpool is alive and well, but he has had a few run-ins with Death (BTW she’s hot). Show your love of Wade (or tacos!) with a red cotton t-shirt featuring Deadpool showing off his skills in gymnastics AND his love of Mexican food. Sweet.
Exclusive Deadpool & Deadpool Variant Q-Fig Figure – Quantum Mechanix
This is the product that makes this Loot Crate. The level of detail in this minifig of Deadpool launching himself out of a huge, fiery explosion with his katanas in hand is beyond awesome. The pose reminds me of something you’d see in Attack on Titan.
I got the standard costume Deadpool, but there was also an X-Men variant with Wade wearing the black and white version of his costume, complete with the X-Men logo belt. I am very happy with this one. The explosion is translucent, so mine sits next to my desk lamp to give it a glow effect.
I loves it.
DON’T DEAD OPEN INSIDE
Exclusive The Walking Dead Big Head Figure Construction Set – McFarlane Toys
As the Deadpool figure was the best item, this one is the worst. Small, buildable figures set atop a Lego base. Maybe if I had gotten Rick or Daryl, my opinion would have been more positive, but these look cheap to me. I got the zombie, which looks like a microwaved army man painted red.
My impression; cheap garbage.
Exclusive The Walking Dead Soap-On-A-Rope – A Crowded Coop
Walking Dead fans will see this item and immediately think of Daryl’s ear trophy necklace from season two. Others will likely wonder why they now own a necklace of human ear shaped soaps.
Campground shower stalls could get weird.
This month’s pin unlocks a free character in a new Walking Dead themed fighting game for your smart device, and looks like a zombie crate out for braiiiiins…
Sorry, couldn’t help it.
March Loot Crate’s theme has been announced as ‘VS’. I smell a gamer crate.
Loot Crate has expanded to include shipping to several new countries, including Japan, Mexico, and South Korea. Other news is the launch of a Loot Pets Crate (geekery for your furbabies), and Anime Crate, a self-explanatory theme.
What are your thoughts on this the ‘Dead’ crate?