Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Loot Crate: Speed


The September theme for Loot Crate was theme, a celebration of some of our favourites ways to get fast. This was definitely not one of my favourite boxes ever, in fact, I might go as far as to say it was my least favourite ever and the first time in nearly 3 years that I was genuinely a bit meh about it all. So let's speed on to the items to see why.


EXCLUSIVE Arrow Hood Ornament Style Figure (Licensed by Warner Bros and made by By George!)

'Barry Allen was first introduced on Arrow (the show that made the rapidly expanding Berlanti-verse possible), Oliver Queen's got quite the nice assortment of motorcycles and trick arrows in his arsenal, he's bested Barry in combat more than once, AND he'll be celebrating his 75th anniversary in November. So it made sense to include him, giving you Looters a 50/50 change of getting either beautiful figure.'

I'm guessing that this is actually intended to go on the bonnet of your car but even if I had a car, I'm not sure I would trust it on there, it just has a magnetic base and I'm not sure that it would hold. I'm also just not fond of this in general, it feels and looks pretty plasticy. I tried it on the fridge but it looks a little ridiculous and sticks out way to much for my imbalanced body to consider it safe.


EXCLUSIVE Battlestar Galactica "Scar" Vinyl Replica (Licensed by Universal and made by Titan Merchandise)

'When you're travelling space, running for your literal life, this is one of the last things you want to see on your tail (and it will be on your tail). "Scar" is the fastest of the raiders, the Cylon's primary attack fleet in the reboot of the classic series. Luckily, this figure is powered down and perfect for display.'


Titan vinyl figures are very hit and miss for me, some of them are ok, like the Slimer from the Ghostbusters crate and the Alien from the Aliens crate, those are awesome, but then there are some that I look at, and it just feels or looks unfinished or rushed to me, much like this one! Something about it, that I can't quite put my finger on, just doesn't seem right and it bugs me. 


Gone in 60 Seconds "Eleanor" Die-Cast Car (Licensed by Disney and made by Greenlight Collectibles)

'Part of the "Hollywood Series 7" line, the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 featured in the Nicholas Cage classic (because all Nic Cage movies are classic) is beautifully recreated in this 1:64 scale, die-cast vehicle with metal chassis, rubber wheels and articulated doors and hood. Yes, they open. Display with pride!'


Ok, so this item is ok, mainly because in my opinion, the '67 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is THE most beautiful car ever made and it's a pretty good replica, plus it will sit nicely with the '67 Chevy Impala replica (Baby from Supernatural) that we got in a previous crate. 


EXCLUSIVE Batwing Keychain (Licensed by Warner Bros, and made by QMx)

'The Batmobile is cool but Batman's tech-filled plane is just as iconic, and perhaps the most famous Batwing is from the 1989 film, designed by Anton Furst. Using references from the Warner Bros. archive, QMx Caliber Metalworks has handcrafted a detailed, stealth black replica just for you.'

Obviously I love this and QMx can do no wrong. The packaging is great and the keychain is beautiful and pretty weighty. It is now attached to the zip on my round Batman logo backpack and looks great.


EXCLUSIVE Stark industries Racing Tee (Licensed by Marvel and made by Fifth Sun)

'Be part of Stark industries' pit crew with this official shirt inspired by Tony's need for speed (and other things) in Iron Man 2. This month's tee was designed specifically for Loot Crate by Marvel so you won't find it anywhere else.'

I love this tee and it saved the crate, if this hadn't been in there then I might have been a bit more than meh with this month. The fit is perfect and it has a good length on it. It's very comfy and the print is one of those ones that should fade to a good vintage style look eventually.


Loot Crate Speed Pin Badge

'Live life a quarter mile at a time without breaking any laws!'

The pin is a bit meh too, good quality but the image doesn't do much for me but the Loot Pins digital goody this month was a free digital copy of Velocity from Image Comics and I do love a free comic.


The box folds inside out and turns into a hotrod which is pretty cool, there were 3 different colours, red, blue and green, We got red!

So overall, it was a pretty disappointing crate for me this month but I've got my hopes for the October Horror themed crate. What did you think of the Speed crate? If you fancy signing up to Loot Crate and getting $5 off your first month, then pop here http://looted.by/eomSX to sign up now.

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