Loot Crate “Dead” Unboxing and Review – February 2016

As usual, Loot Crate comes a little late to the fray, but not horribly so considering that it ships at pretty much the last minute of the month. This particular box had a theme of “Dead”, which, needless to say, was fairly enticing. I was particularly happen when I found out that there was going to be a Deadpool item of some kind in the box. Let’s have a look, shall we?

“Deadpool” t-shirt:
The first thing out of the box is a t-shirt (Loot Crate seems to be doing shirts on a monthly basis these days), and it’s definitely an awesome one. Deadpool, for the win, hanging upside down and screaming “Tacos?!” Is it a battle-cry? Is he just really hungry? We may never know, but it’s a pretty sweet shirt non-the-less, and it’s red, which is a little different from the other Deadpool shirts I have which are all black. Definitely an excellent addition to my wardrobe and an excellent start to the box.
Approximate value: $15

“The Walking Dead” Construction Set blind bag:
Upon further examination I believe this item is meant to be used as part of a larger set that must be put together. As near as I can find out, these figures were announced at the New York Toy Fair but aren’t currently available for retail sale. Either way, they aren’t something that hold a lot of my attention since I never really got into “The Walking Dead”, but it’s still kinda neat to get something that’s not available to the average consumer yet.
Approximate value: $5

“Daryl Dixon’s” Ear Necklace (Soap in a Rope):
My husband said that he thought this was clever. I am inclined to agree with him, but I also personally thought it was pretty weird and creepy as well. 😛 This soap-on-a-rope set is designed to look like a necklace of detached ears, after all, so it definitely falls into the “funny-but-weird” category. Again, since I never got into the show this doesn’t mean a whole hell of a lot to me, but I’m betting that big fans of the show got a huge kick out of it.
Approximate value: $10

#Lootpin for February:
This month’s pin features a Loot Crate box that seems to have been zombified, and also unlocks an extra piece of loot in the form of a free “Rare Carl” for the “Walking Dead” mobile game, “Road to Survival”. I’ve never played the mobile game, but they are fun little diversions to have available for when I’m traveling to and from work, so perhaps I’ll check this one out.
Approximate value: the redemption page claims that this is worth $10. I find that hard to believe, but then again I’m the kind of person who refuses to spend any actual money on mobile games.

“Deadpool” figure from Qmx:
I LOVE this figure. I first learned about Qmx toys when we got a super-cute Batman figure several subscription boxes ago, so I actually saw the logo before I saw the figure and got super-excited right off the bat. They make smaller figures that look a little cutesy, but they’re extremely well done, very detailed, and very dynamic. This particular figure has some kind of huge explosion occurring that is thrusting Deadpool forward, swords held out and legs curled up behind him, and it is just such a cool and different pose. I’m highly impressed, and he’s definitely going to have a place of honor on my shelves once I create my separate little Deadpool area. 🙂
Approximate value: $20

Total approximate value of box: $60
Total approximate cost to me: $40

So, aside from the awesomeness of the Deadpool figure, one of the first things I noticed about this particular box is that there really isn’t that much in it; in the past I’ve found Loot Crate to be one of the subscription boxes that has the greatest number of items per box, but this one only had four (five if you count the pin). That said, I did feel that the items that were in the box were excellent, and you can see that the value is still quite decent. Now, mind you, some of that value is based on items that I would never consider paying that much money for ($10 for an add-on to a mobile game…seriously?) but I would happily pay at least the rated value for the Deadpool figure and shirt, both of which are totally awesome in my opinion.

I can’t really say too much about the “Walking Dead” items because, well, you know, but I can honestly say that the two Deadpool items were more than worth it for me with this box. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the figure (maybe I should start picking up more Qmx figures…hmm…) and the shirt is different from what I already had and very, very cool. Two thumbs up for sure!

What did you guys think? Did you get the “Dead” box? What was your favorite item? Least favorite? How did you feel about there being only two franchises in the box? How do you feel about fewer items but with higher values? Please share!

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