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    LootCrate Unboxing – February 2015

    So, I’ve had LootCrate for a little over a year, I believe, and some of the themes have been hit or miss for me.

    But, this crate had some really neat stuff in it, so I’d have to say that this is one of my favorites as a whole crate.

    Just so we all remember:  LootCrate is a geeky subscription box. Each month, you get a box filled with nerdy goodies, gamer gear, comics, toys and sometimes an exclusive shirt. Items vary each month, following a theme.

    LootCrate can be found here. Subscriptions are $13.95 a month, plus shipping and handling [If you choose a one month at a time option- You can save month by signing up ahead for several box plans, like the prepaid 3 months plan). My LootCrate monthly total typically ends up, after S&H, being about $20 a month. There’s typically some sort of coupon code online for $3-5 off for your first box, if you’re thinking about a subscription!

    Here’s the crate for February 2015! The theme was ‘Play.’

    Here’s almost everything that was in the crate:

    Total Crate

    Part of the items are missing- there was a set of dice. Funny thing is, in the booklet they give you with the descriptions of the bags, they mention “we put these dice in a velveteen bag, so you don’t lose them!” but… I ended up losing the entire bag between when I opened it and took initial pictures, to when I took the group picture. Oops.

     

    Let’s go over the items piece by piece.

    First, there was the book ‘Ready Player One’ by author Ernest Cline.

    Ready Player One

    I’m super stoked to receive a book in my LootCrate. Honestly, I love tshirts, but I love even more that there was a book instead of a tshirt this month. This book is described as “Willy Wonka meets The Matrix,” so I’m pretty excited to read it. I don’t even know what genre that would fall in, beyond sci-fi.

    Next, we have the Looter Edition SUPERFIGHT Card Game, from Skybound Games.

    SUPERFIGHT

    It seems like a geek version of Cards Against Humanity, so I’m really happy. Cards Against Humanity is hilarious, and adding a little nerd to the mix seems like an even better way to play.

    After that, we have a little Hexbug. I got the original version.

    Hexbug Name

    Hexbug Top

    It’s labeled as a ‘high-speed, oversized mechanical bug that scutters across floors and even flips itself over from its back.’ So… this is the least creepy version of a bug I will ever encounter. So that’s great.

    Next, there’s the exclusive ‘Rock-Paper-Scissors’ Dice Game, from Loot Crate itself. It also comes with instructions, because you can use them with the game board (which is the lootcrate box itself!)

    Crate Game Instructions

    Each side represents rock, paper, or scissors, making it a easy way to play RPS with no cheating.

    We also got a DIY Munny figure.

    Munny DIY FIgure

    I’m really excited about this, because I’ve been wanting a Funko Pop Blank DIY figure for a while, to turn it into a mini me, but this came in the LootCrate so now I don’t have to look elsewhere! We’ll just see whether or not I’m any good at actually customizing the thing.

    Lastly, there was a card code for the online Firefly Game.

    Firefly Card

    It’s for a premium ship, I believe, even though there’s a gun on the front side.

    Also, of course, the box was something neat again. This time, the booklet (the one that describes all your items) also had game pieces in it, and the box itself folded out to a game board! So cute.

    Crate Game Box

    Lastly, there was also the ‘Play’ theme pin, a button that changes depending on each theme with each box.

    There you have it folks! That was February’s “PLAY” themed box.

    Once again, if you’re interested, you can go to LootCrate to check out their subscriptions.
    I’m still thinking about switching to the yearly plan, to get the expense out of the way and to save an additional $24.

    If you’d like to save $3 on your first crate, they typically release a coupon code at some point, so watch for that!

    The theme for March is stated as ‘Covert’ which focuses on a “dynamite, jam-packed collection of covert operations” [Source – LootCrate].

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    5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Pop Funko Figures

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    This one will actually be kind of tough for me, solely because I don’t really have an arsenal of characters in my room and because I seriously loooove so many of the lines out now . The only ones I currently own are ones gained through my subscription with Loot Crate, and two bought for me from a friend upon discovering I’m obsessed with Daryl from The Walking Dead (both of which can be found at Walmart- one’s grayscale and the other is just cute.)

    I love the ones I got from here, which include ‘The Joker Batman-Batman” (which I’d love for the name alone, ha) and an exclusive, glow-in-the-dark Groot (who is my super cute baby boy in life). Check out Loot Crate for those!

    I also bought a ‘Sharknado‘ one from eBay, but the seller never sent it! It was this whole big fiasco, and I still never got it.  I do love that one though. Pretty funny.

    So, all of those are a given for some of the favorites that I own, haha.

    Now, for the list.

    1) everything I’ve mentioned, technically.

    But, if I’m looking at all the collections, here’s where some of my favs look like:

    2) Taking a note from The Nerdy Girlie, I’m definitely saying that the Futurama collection will be the love of my life. That’s one of those shows I can watch over and over again without getting sick of it. I typically fall asleep to it most nights- it’s just one of my favorite things. When the line is out, I’m probably going to HAVE to buy Bender, Fry and Leela because my soul will hurt otherwise. I’ll sell other belongings to make the money and make the room. I don’t care. I will get them. They will be mine.

     

    3) Anyone from the Attack on Titan line. If I had to flat out choose, though, I’d probably get the Colossal Titan. There’s only 5 in the line right now, and he’s my favorite among them. Not my favorite character, mind you- he’s a buttface rude guy, for real. A serious trouble maker. I just think his Pop figure is the best in the line.

    hahahaha. naked NERD.

    Now, if they made a Hange/Hanji figure, I’d spend my money on it. I’d probably buy 12. Put them in places all over the house to cheer me up. In cupboards, behind my bathroom mirror, on my nightstand- everywhere. She’s my favorite babe.

     

    4) Spock, my boo. Always my favorite Sci-Fi crush. I think Mindy Kaling put the feelings into words the best-

     

    Just look at how cute he is. Awww. Even little eyeshadow. What a logical babe.

    Spock <3

     

    5) DIY Pop Lady. I like this one because I want to buy it and paint it like myself. I think that would be fun. I’d make my hair out of clay, fashion little clothes for her, make my glasses and stuff. It would be really cute and a neat activity for the future that I just might do.

    Just imagine the possibilities.

     

    I love so many lines, that it was hard to decide. Other favorites include:

     

     

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    Dragon Ear Cuff

    For anyone interested, I figure I’d mention that I got a sweet Dragon Ear Cuff this past weekend!

    If you are interested in the same one, I got mine from eBay.

    If you follow this link, you can find all sorts of styles, for either ear:

     Check them out here!

     

    Got a sweet dragon ear cuff. I'm digging it. #nofilter #dragon #jewelry

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    Walking Dead Trivia Game

    My wonderful nephews bought me a trivia game for Christmas, to keep my knowledge up-to-date while I wait for the show to start back up.

    If you like AMC’s The Walking Dead, and are interested in the trivia game, my nephews found it at their local ‘Five Below’ store for $5.

    If you’re interested in buying your own game – Click here!

     

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