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.
The March Loot Crate theme is ‘Versus.’. Talk about a vast pool of possible ideas; good vs. evil, light vs. dark…caffeinated vs. decaf (JUST KIDDING, DECAF IS A LIE!).
If I’m gonna be charged up to 5 bucks for my coffee, I better damn well get SOME effect of functionality in the morning from it. We all know coffee powers the team at Tech Geek Gamers-see pretty much any episode in the last year or so for proof.
*ahem* Come on, Timmys. Sponsor our addictions.
ONWARDS TO THE LOOT!
THE EVIL TWIN
Mirror, Mirror T-Shirt – Quantum Mechanix
Welcome to the Mirror Universe. Here’s your evil goatee, now unleash chaos.
This shirt features Leonard Nimoy as Spock AND his evil doppelganger tête a tête
In what was one of Star Trek’s epic showdowns.
Instead of the usual black cotton tee, this one’s a heathered oatmeal color to compliment the minimalist color palette of the graphic. Love it.
Like the design? Check out the artist, Juan Ortiz.
Exclusive Daredevil/Punisher Reversible Beanie – Bioworld
This one’s not a traditional evil twin, but when you’re out for justice, do you go (almost) law abiding, like Daredevil, or vigilante rage, like The Punisher?
I know who I’d pick. Bonus that I love me some skulls.
THE SAME, BUT NOT
Exclusive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mighty Wallet – Dynomighty
This one was almost called ‘the repeat’, as we received a Dynomighty Batman themed wallet in a previous Crate, but this one’s themed to hype the recent DC title. Batman gets paranoid the Superman could become a problem, and stuff gets broken…a LOT.
Fortunately, Mighty Wallets are nigh unbreakable, and this one comes with a coupon for a future Dynomighty purchase. Nice touch.
A classic in the Sci-Fi/Horror genre is Alien Vs. Predator. In this blind box you can get the protagonists, or one of the many cannon fodder characters. I got Predator, which will work well, as I have the Alien (and Ripley) from a previous Crate, so they can go ahead and do battle. Just leave the rest of my vinyls out of it.
Exclusive Harley Quinn Comic Book – DC Comics
A Loot Crate exclusive one shot starring one of my favorite Gothamites; Harleen Quinzel a.k.a. Harley Quinn! She has progressed from the victim in denial in an incredibly abusive relationship with the Joker to her own person (albeit still incredibly prone to random acts of crazy).
In this comic, Harley finds a genie bottle, but just as there’s no such thing as a free lunch, Harley must now deal with *le gasp* consequences! Also a genie?
Sure; why not. It’s DC, after all.
As with previous 2016 Crates, the Loot Crate Vs. pin, featuring Alien vs Predator, unlocks freebies- as a Canadian, I get a free digital copy of the comic based on the two hunter/killers.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a comic book to devour.
I LOVE YOU, HARLEY!!!
…was that too fangirlie? Meh.