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April Loot Crate Unboxing: Dragons!!!

 

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I’m falling in love with this logo

I enjoyed my first experience with Loot Crate to a point. I liked the concept of getting a themed package of swag delivered to my house, and I loved the quick service. However, I was not a fan of the idea of getting a bunch of loot from something I don’t care about, as the last Loot Crate I did was based on Bravest Warriors, something I knew nothing about.

But when I saw that April’s theme was “dragons”, with the promise of swag based on the Game of Thrones HBO series as well as Elder Scrolls, it was impossible to pass up. I found another code online which gave me a chunk off the total and I re-subscribed so that I could get my dragon on. While I was a bit let down by the swag from the “Warriors” Crate, I was not disappointed in the least by the “Dragon” Crate.

 

I can feel the Elder fire burning within

I can feel the Elder fire burning within

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Simpson’s Lego Minifigures Revealed

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A dream come true…

Back in January I was talking about the Simpson’s dream house that was going to be available from Lego. At $200 it’s quite steep, but at the time Lego had promised something in the way of smaller sets that would be more wallet friendly. The wait is over, and Lego has released pictures of the new minifigures.

Unfortunately, it’s not what I was hoping for. I was under the assumption they were going to make small sets, like maybe Otto’s bus or Bart’s classroom. Instead, the minifigures will consist of a set of sixteen individual characters, and will run about $4.00 a figure. Here’s the group photo:

Gotta catch 'em all

Gotta catch ‘em all

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My First Experience with Loot Crate

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If you want a bunch of clutter to arrive at your house monthly, this is the place to go

I had never heard of Loot Crate until one of my friends on Facebook posted about how he was doing it. I was intrigued since I had never heard of it so I took to the Googlez to see what it was all about. Loot Crate is geared towards nerds and gamers, and for a flat rate each month you receive a box that contains six-eight nerdy items that have an MSRP of about $30 (the items are static, in that every box contains the same items for everyone.) If you opt to pay by the month, it will cost you $13.37 plus $6.00 shipping, though buying into a three-month or six-month plan lowers the cost slightly. I felt that $20 for a bunch of random collectibles and non-collectibles is a bit high, but I found a promo code that lowered the price a bit and figured I would use it to give it a shot.

Loot Crate ships on the 20th of each month from their location in California via USPS Priority Mail. I figured it would take a few days to get down here to North Carolina, but surprisingly I received mine in the mail the very next day, on the 21st. My friend Steve also purchased one, and he received his in New York yesterday, on the 22nd. I was shocked to find the box was pretty small, especially for all the stuff that was crammed inside.

How could such a small thing contain so much geekyness

How could such a small thing contain so much geekyness

Below are images of the contents of February’s Loot Crate, which was a “Warriors” theme. I had never heard of Bravest Warriors, which is where some of the inspiration for the loot came from, and I didn’t really get some of the items were. If you want to avoid spoilers while waiting for yours to arrive in the mail, don’t read any further.

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“Finding Bigfoot” Has Found it’s Way onto my Shit List

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Too bad they couldn’t find a better logo image

It’s no secret that I’m a supporter of Sasquatch, in that I know it’s out there somewhere. I’ve read books on the subject, watched plenty of documentaries and debated with people over the possibility of the existence of such a creature. I think it’s entirely plausible that such an animal could be running about in the woods; something with heightened senses that have allowed it to elude positive human confirmation all these years. I’m like Fox Mulder, and know that the truth is out there.

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I Want To Believe…In Sasquatch

Trouble is, people who claim to be friends of Sasquatch do nothing but trudge his name in the dirt. There’s the guy who just last week claimed to have shot a Sasquatch and has been having the body tested by “professionals”…but this is the same guy who claimed to have a Sasquatch body several years ago, but turned out it was just a gorilla costume.

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It’s either a dead Sasquatch or the guy’s old Geico Caveman Halloween costume

 

There’s also a heaping amount of horror movies and books that represent Sasquatch as a killer monster rather than a reclusive animal. Nowadays the big craze is “reality TV”, based on tracking down the gentle giant. The biggest perpetrators that slander Sasquatch’s good name are the folks behind Animal Planet’s TV show “Finding Bigfoot”, and they have found their way onto The Shit List.

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These clowns are on Sasquatch’s personal shit list

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The Simpson’s Lego Set is Awesome, but the Price Makes me Say “D’oh!”

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The swankiest home on Evergreen Terrace…coming to your home soon

The Lego company has long been putting out awesome sets based on popular franchises. I had plenty of the Star Wars sets back in the day, and the recent sets based on The Hobbit have been tugging at my heart strings. However, there was one franchise that had been neglected from the block builders until now…The Simpsons. That’s right, the family that went to Blockoland can now come to your home in Lego form!

So far the flagship set has been revealed, and it’s a doozy. It is a 2500+ piece set that depicts nothing less than 742 Evergreen Terrace, complete with the entire Simpson’s nuclear family…and stupid Flanders as well. All six characters look pretty awesome.

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Television…teacher, mother, secret lover…

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