Sep 26, 2013

September 2013 Loot Crate: Animate

Loot Crate has provided me with this product in exchange for my honest opinions.

I have to say, when I found out the theme of the September Loot Crate was Animate I got pretty excited. Almost as excited as when the April theme was Token (for video games). But let's face it, there are very few topics that would get me more eagerly anticipating a Crate than classic video games.

Grab a big bowl of cereal because we're going around the dial!
(for you younger kids, TVs used to be these non-flat boxy things that had dials on them to change the channels and *gasp!* no remotes)

Loot Crate September 2013 Animate TMNT Funko

Let me tell ya, any Loot Crate with Funko in it is already way ahead, in fact it may make it OVER 9000, like that sticker! Little Leonardo is too cute for words, although he's probably my 3rd favorite TMNT. According to the enclosed guide, you may have received any of the four. There's a Pikachu sticker from the humorous (and NSFW) video from Egoraptor. and a cool Star Wars/TMNT mashup magnet. Here's a close-up...

Loot Crate September 2013 Animate Star Wars TMNT magnet

And next up is-
I'm ready for my close-up!

Loot Crate September 2013 Animate Stimpy plush

Whoa, whoa, whoa there, Stimpy!
Can you back up a little so I can get everything in the shot?

Loot Crate September 2013 Animate Family Guy Stewie Lip Balm Stimpy plush

Ah, there we go. You don't always get all the same stuff as other Looters. For instance, the Lip Balm could have been Yoshi instead of Stewie. Even though he's probably been animated at some point, I think the Family Guy branding fits better. I'm not a lip balm guy but I am headed to Florida soon and I do like cinnamon, so maybe I'll test it out.
If it had SPF, I'd be more likely to use it.

Another for instance: some people will get Ren! Stimpy's ear tag says he talks but when you squeeze him the only sound he makes is what I can only describe as a cartoon blinking sound effect. I tried several times, that's the only sound he makes. Weird. His tongue is also a little stretchy so you can pull that out a bit if you want. Odd features aside, he'll look cool sitting around. During my unboxing, I discovered my wife of 11 years does not
know who Ren & Stimpy are!

Loot Crate September 2013 Animate Kidrobot Futurama Zapp Brannigan keychain

Yay, blind box item! These are so much fun because you never know what you're going to get. Some people will get Simpsons characters instead. These character keychains were done by kidrobot, one of the bigger names in vinyl toys. Zapp Brannigan may not be most people's first choice but he's alright by me. My only complaint is that with his small stature,
he can't really show off his too short uniform.

And to answer my curiosity from last month, the mini-mag is indeed replacing the former postcard that detailed what should be in your Crate.

Loot Crate September 2013 Animate magazine

I really like getting this mini-mag in the box. It definitely gives you more of a sense of community than the postcard! And it also lets them dish out more info and spotlight Looters.

Loot Crate September 2013 Animate

I have to say this month's crate was well worth the admission!
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