Loot Crate’s November theme is Combat. My crate arrived a bit late this month and with the holiday season approaching, I almost forgot about this. Nevertheless the box is still brimming with items from Hunger Games, Fallout, Blizzard, etc.
I started watching the new Gundam series “Iron-Blooded Orphans”, and it’s way better than I expected (I’ve only seen up to episode 4). The previous series, “Gundam Reconguista in G” got me bored in the first few episodes that I stopped watching it.
I first saw this as a prize on one of Loot Crate’s competitions. Knowing that I have no chance in winning that I started shopping around. You can get it from Mighty Ape or JB Hi-Fi for $279.00.
On the new Star Wars trailer, BB-8 was shown in a brief moment but enough to capture the imagination of most Star Wars fans. The design and movement of BB-8 is perfect for Sphero’s products, making their combination a perfect match.
The box art is equally wonderful as the quality of the packaging.
Then you’ll have to download the BB-8 app to control your BB-8. Once you’ve downloaded the app, just place your phone close to BB-8 to connect.
Using the app, you can do things like driving BB-8, set it in patrol mode and send augmented reality messages. When viewing the message through your phone, it will look like BB-8 is projecting it.
One thing I don’t like about this version of BB-8 is that it doesn’t talk or make the droid sound we love from R2-D2. Instead, the app will make that sound for you. And also since this is my first Sphero, I still haven’t get accustomed on driving the thing, it’s very easy to lose your orientation because of its shape.
It moves very fast on solid surfaces such as tiles so it’s easier to drive it on carpets.
I thought my daughter will love this but it seems like she’s afraid of getting near it. But I don’t think that will last, once she knew that it’s not going to harm her, I might have to stash this away to keep it safe from her.
Being a non-Bandai gundam kit, there’s a lot of parts that requires trimming. Although having said that, I didn’t clean the parts thoroughly just to quickly finish the kit. Now I just need to plan the colours to use then I’ll disassemble the kit for painting.
For this month, Loot Crate’s theme is Time. Time travel has always been my favorite movie genre, so I’m understandably excited with this crate.
First in the box is this soft t-shirt with Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure print.
Next is Dr. Who’s Spork Utensil. To be honest, Ive never seen an episode of Dr. Who before so I have no idea what is this suppose to be.
To celebrate the arrival of Doc Brown and Marty this month, we have two items from Back to the Future movie series. First is this very detailed Doc Brown Pop vinyl figure.
And finally, also from Back to the Future, a Hover Board 1:5 scale replica.
And as usual, we have the pin and the Loot Crate Magazine that explains the content of the box.
I also tried getting Loot Crate’s Level Up +1 Wearable. The teaser ads got me thinking that they might give send an Assassin’s Creed hoody, to my disappointment, I got this instead (I didn’t take a picture of the pullover because I can’t fit it in my light box):
Overall I’m happy with the contents of my crate, but regret getting the Level Up item. Next month’s theme is Combat. Hope they send a t-shirt next time.
September’s theme for Loot Crate is Summon. My crate arrived earlier than I expected, but as always, have been so busy that I got no time to take pictures. I know that there will be items from Pokemon and Supernatural, Pokemon is okay but I never watched a single episode of Supernatural so I’m not too excited on this month’s theme.
Haven’t seen the show but this car looks impressive.
Heartstone stress ball.
The game is very simple, you just tap on the monster in the centre of the screen to get gems. You will need these gems to unlock three different augmented reality scenes that you can play with the box.
I forgot to take a snap shot of the third scene, but you can find out for your self by downloading the app (Master Summoner) and printing this side of the box.
And of course, the usual magazine which explains the contents of the box and a pin.
After an excellent crate last month, I was a bit disappointed at this one. The digital content was fun but I would prefer actual physical collectibles/goods. I hope they do better next month.