May 22, 2014

May 2014 Loot Crate: Adventure


Before I dive into the latest Loot Crate, I wanted to let you all know that this is blog post number 500! Thanks for reading!

This month's Loot Crate theme is Adventure and is probably my most anxiously awaited one to date because we were told there would be some Adventure Time goodies in it!
But I'll let the suspense build...

If you've been following my Loot Crate posts, you'll recall they usually come with a mini-magazine that tells you about the enclosed Loot and contains a few brief articles. Well, they did something different this month and went digital with it! Future Crates will have both physical and digital copies. You can check out this month's here.

Loot Crate May 2014 - Adventure pin & Zelda keychain

The other monthly staple, is the collectible pin with the current theme on it. This one features all three properties in the Crate: Adventure Time, Minecraft (swords) and Legend of Zelda (shield). Next to that is a pretty sweet Zelda keychain/bottle opener that recreates the famous "It's dangerous to go alone" scene but with Link receiving a Loot Crate.

Loot Crate May 2014 - Adventure stickers

Here are some stickers representing the YouTubers who helped put together the items in this month's Crate. I have no idea who they are but you can read more about them on pages 18-19 in the magazine. Also, notice the sheet on the left is slightly bent? The box is just a tiny bit too small for it to lay flat, a problem I've noticed with the mini-mags as well. I know I can't be the only collector type person that doesn't appreciate having things with a slight bend in them. Yes, I could probably put it under something to flatten it, but who has the time?

Loot Crate May 2014 - Adventure Minecraft hanger

Next is blind packed item: a Minecraft hanger. I'm not all that familiar with the game beyond some of the amazing things I've seen people build but I dig the retro graphic style. I don't get the hanger though. You're just supposed to...hang it somewhere? It's not even like something you could put on your backpack because the plastic ring doesn't open.

has since informed me that they do open. I was looking at the base (home plate) of the ring. Turns out, it opens on one of the sides!

Loot Crate May 2014 - Adventure

Even as someone that's only ever played the original Legend of Zelda (still have my gold cartridge), I have to say this is a pretty cool shirt. It's pretty striking in person, the colors are great and there's a lot of words crammed in there. What's not so hot about it though is the material. It's a very thin shirt, which I'm not a fan of at all. Maybe it's because I'm not 20-something with the accompanying body, but I like my t-shirts to have some thickness. I will probably not be shopping at Zen Monkey if all their shirts are like this.

And finally, my favorite item...

Loot Crate May 2014 - Adventure tin

Adventure Time Mystery Mini Tins! I knew Funko was doing a line of Mystery Minis but I had no idea they'd be coming in these mathematical tins! There are 8 different tins and 12 different figures. Obviously the tin does not indicate what figure you get. Fionna is 3" tall at the tip of her ears and is one of the most adorable things I've seen lately.
I'll definitely be on the hunt for more of these.

Usual Disclaimer
Loot Crate has provided these items in exchange for a review.
If you'd like to get cool stuff like this delivered every month, head over to Loot Crate and enter promo code AEIOUWHY for 10% off your order!

2 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 500th post Dex!

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    1. Thanks, John! Didn't even really notice it until I went to post this one.

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