Friday, May 23, 2014

Loot Crate May: Adventure

Add to Technorati FavoritesAdd to Technorati FavoritesLoot Crate: "Loot Crate is the monthly gear and swag club for those that live and embrace the geek and gaming lifestyle. Loot Crate is a product discovery box, connecting our subscribers, known as Looters, with the best new and emerging companies producing gear, snacks, toys, hardware, art, and other goodies for the geek and gaming market. Each month, Loot Crate handpicks 6-8 new items to include in the box, which are kept secret until the boxes are delivered!"  Every month has a theme and May's theme was ADVENTURE.

I am definitely a geek (thousands of comics, walls covered in comic and video game art, love of comic conventions, lover of urban fantasy novels (HARRY DRESDEN FOREVER!), and such but there are huge swaths of geekery that I'm not into so I didn't know how this box would go for me.

The unveiling--and remember, if you want beautiful pictures, you've came to the wrong blog.  These pictures are what's going to happen when you actually open your box, assuming you aren't the Martha Stewart type.  And if you are, I bow in your direction.

This is what the box looks like:

I opened it and had a great feeling once I took everything out.  I was an old NES style gamer in the days where you had to call an expensive number to get hints for your damn games and you had to use little tricks like this:


The shirt:

Apparently there isn't always a shirt but, when there is, they warn you so you can select the correct size.  This shirt is going to be heartily fought over by my friends and family because it is awesome.  Honestly, who doesn't love Link?  And this sucker is stylized and amazing.

My take: AWESOME.  But I will probably give it up to someone who loves it even more.

Verdict: I love it but I bet it's going to get wrestled away from me.

Value: $19.99

Next is this penguin tin from Adventure Time:

My take:  I've never watched Adventure Time and, other than seeing people dressed up in AT costumes at Comic-Con and hearing Felicity Day talk about it at a panel, I have absolutely no idea what it's about.  It's getting regifted

Verdict:  Present for a friend.

Value: $6.67

Minecraft Hanger:

My take:  I'm not a Minecraft fan.  Again, I'm not even sure what it is.  But I know one thing--my brother is a HUGE fan.  So this will make a great gift.

Verdict:  Gift for my happy brother.

Value:  $5.99


My take:  Legend of Zelda keychain bottle opener???  This sucker is mine.  Everybody is going to want it but I'm going to keep it.  I love it.  It says "It's dangerous to go alone, take this", like it knows I always need a bottle opener!  Best things so far!

Verdict:  MINE.

Value: I have no idea what this is worth.  A lot to me, maybe $2 to everyone else?

Various other stuff:

My take: A lot of stickers, temporary tattoos, a pin (Loot Crate sends a crate every month) and such.  I think most are based on Youtube Minecraft personalities but I'm not sure about that.

Verdict:  The stuff is cute but I don't have a burning need for it.  If you want it, email me.

Value:  Who knows?  I'm going to say $10 for it all.

All in all, about $45 worth of stuff for about $20 plus the excitement of unexpected stuff and MAIL!  MAIL THAT ISN'T BILLS!  Love it.

Another month?  Yes, I'm sticking with Lootcrate for another month.

To join Loot Crate click here!  It's $19.37 a month.  I'm not going to go into shipping speed or delivery method--if you want that, there are plenty of other blogs that will give you that information.

CODE:  If you order now and use the code JUNELOOT you get $3 off your first month!

As always, I swap on my Pinterest page, so if you want to buy any of the stuff that didn't quite trip my trigger, email me!

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