Welcome to another Loot Crate unboxing photo shoot! The always amazing people at Loot Crate provided me with this box o stuff in exchange for a review and sharing it with you all.
The theme for this month is Transform, something I was pretty excited about when I heard it. Now, I can be a little fickle with my fandom. I watched Transformers from the start and love the G1 characters. The movie blew me away and I still count that soundtrack as one of my favorite albums. I stuck with the show for a bit after the regime change and took a shine to some of the new characters. But I've never been interested in the newer incarnations.
I still remember my stepdad showing me the toys for the first time. He knew someone overseas and had a large box of them sent over so I think I got to see them even before the cartoon premiered. It was such a radical concept at the time. Some of the robot forms suffered from their trans-form *cough*Megatron*cough* but they were still way cool.
Anyway, enough of my reminiscing, let's twist this box apart and see if we can transform it into some loot without breaking it.
I had to open this month's mini-mag to show off the full cover image because it's pretty cool. They made a Trans-Former out of the Loot Crate bus. The Loot Bot is also on the exclusive button. The first Transformery item is a Hexbug of Galvatron. He's got a little popup Decepticon emblem and fold out wings. I don't really get the appeal of Hexbugs but I think I'm way over the suggested age range.
Here's some swag from Major League Gaming (MLG). There's some stickers to show your team support, a one month subscription to their GameBattle premium access and a sport wristband. I'd never heard of MLG before but it seems like a great organization. Anywhere that you can play video games competitvely and win prizes is a-ok in my book!
Next is a blind boxed vinyl figure from the first Trans-Formers series by The Loyal Subjects. Who is hiding behind that Autobot sticker? Coincidentally (because I could have gotten a sticker with either emblem) it's an Autobot!
Cliffjumper is one of my favorite G1 toys. I used to take him everywhere because he was one of the smaller ones that would fit in a pocket easily. Not only is Cliffjumper one of the rare chase figures in this series, he is the rarest of the rare! Odds of getting him are 1/96. He comes with a little stat card, which hearkens back to the back of the original toy packages and a weapon that he forgot for the photo.
He stands about 3" tall and has articulation at the neck, waist and shoulders. This is the first one I've had my hands on and I really like the style they used. It's kinda chunky and not quite Super-D.
The last thing in the box is this awesome Marty McPrime mashup shirt. I joined Loot Crate a month or two after the Doctor Who Crate which had a TARDIS Prime Transformer/Who mashup shirt so I was extra happy to get this one. Not only did they recreate Marty's iconic pose but the background art is similar to the packaging used for the original toy line.
Cliffjumper sez if you want to get swag like this in your mail every month, head over to Loot Crate and sign up. You can use code SAVE3 to save $3 on your order or use AEIOUWHY to save 10% on your subscription, whichever works best for you.