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Friday, October 24, 2014

LOOT CRATE Review - October 2014: FEAR

After some pressing from a good friend, I joined Loot Crate this month and, as a fun experiment, I thought I would unbox and review this month's haul for all of you to enjoy.  For those of you unfamiliar, Loot Crate is a monthly surprise box filled with goodies that nerds will enjoy.  Each month centers around a different theme and all of the contents somehow relate to that.  The October Loot Crate is themed "Fear," so I had high hopes for all sorts of monstrous goodies inside.  How did it rate? Hit the jump to find out.

This is Loot Crate.  It comes in a box.

The inside of the box was zombie apocolypse themed, which I thought was a fun detail.

The big item in this month's box is an exclusive "Death by Kitten" shirt.  It is pretty ridiculous and while not something I would buy for myself if I saw it in a store or online, it makes me laugh and seems to be pretty high quality.  I'll probably even wear it to a convention tomorrow.  Let's call it 1 for 1.

The other "big" item in this month's box is an exclusive item from sponsor Capcom.  It's a pen in the shape of a sledgehammer/saw from the game Dead Rising.  I've never played Dead Rising, but I imagine if I did, I'd be overjoyed with this item.  Chances are, I'll see if I can trade it or sell it to someone who will appreciate it more, but it still pretty awesome. 2 for 2.

My favorite item in the box was the book "How to Survive a Sharknado" based on the hit SyFy movie.  I am OBSESSED with Sharknado, so this was an awesome item for me.  I was planning to buy this anyway and the cost on Amazon is almost as much as the entire box cost, so I consider this a HUGE win.  Call it 3 for 3.

Next up is a Loot Crate exclusive cover of a Walking Dead comic.  I read the series in trade, so much like the Dead Rising pen, this is an awesome item that just isn't for me.  Nerds love exclusive covers, so I should be able to find a happy home for it.  I'm saying 4 for 4.

The last major item in the box is a Daryl and Merle Dixon art print.  I'm a sucker for adorable art of gruesome things.  I'm not sure I have a place for this one to hang up, but it is still really cool.  That's a big 5 for 5 in this month's box.

Finally, the box contained some sour candy, a button, and the Loot Crate magazine with a Robert Kirkman interview (in 3-D!).  I'm take-it-or-leave-it with these freebies, but I do like Kirkman, so I guess it's a win.  It also included temporary zombie tattoos.  My 9 year old niece is a little weird and will probably love these.  I'm saying 6 for 6.

Overall, I have to say that I'm really happy with this month's Loot Crate.  Lots of cool stuff that would probably cost between $40 and $50 retail, if not more.  If you are interested in joining Loot Crate, follow my link so I get a kickback on my next package!

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