GameStop KNOCKOUT Funko Mystery Box

It seems like there’s always another one of these Funko Mystery Boxes coming out these days, but we definitely had to pick up this one for the Chun-Li Rock Candy alone! Throw in a King Pop and an Akuma Pocket Pop Keychain, and you’ve got a solid little box…but which variants did we get?

Loot Crate Unboxing and Review for November 2014

Yes, I know, it’s December, but there were mishaps involving forgetting to upload my unboxing vid before I flew out West, and also I now have to write this post on my phone because the latest update to my tablet turns it into a brick whenever I connect to the internet, so, yeah. Boo on you for judging me. Booooo.

Okay, now that I’ve got that out of my system, it’s time for a Loot Crate! Check out the vid:

So, as you can see, it wasn’t a bad box, but it wasn’t the most exciting for me personally. Let’s check out the breakdown, shall we?

Pirates vs Ninjas shirt: Despite my original confusion about what this shirt was supposed to be, I actually think it’s kinda neat. I’m not a huge fan of the images-made-out-of-words shirts because I find them too “busy”, but for pirates and ninjas I’ll make an exception. As usual, I’ll assign the shirt a value of $15 because i can’t actually find it for sale anywhere.

Assassin’s Creed Unity Coin w/ Pouch: This is another item that I can’t find for sale anywhere online, and I’m not keen to assign it much of a value. It’s kind of neat, but not easily displayable, and the idea is to get your name engraved on it, which would actually cost you money unless you’re one of a rare breed of people who own their own engraving tools. For these reasons I assign this coin a maximum value of about $3.

Mega Man Mini Helmet: Going along with the theme for this review, I cannot for the life of me find this item for sale online. It’s a cute little Mega Man helmet on a stand, and it looks like any other blind box I’ve seen, so I’ll assign it the value of most of the blind boxes I’ve seen, which is $10.

Mega Bloks Halo DropPod w/ Figure: I have to admit that I was a little surprised to see a Mega Bloks toy in my Loot Crate, since there are probably a million other less toddler-ish choices that they could have made for a Halo item. that said, I’ll add it to the small pile of Mega Blocks items I have set aside for my daughter’s Christmas stocking. And yes! I finally found one online! This item and it’s collectible partners goes for $5.

Street Fighter headband: Okay, this is kinda cute, and I might use it in future videos as a blindfold, but I can’t reasonably assign this exclusive item a value of more than $2 since it’s literally just a strip of red material.

Street Fighter Steam Download:
One of the most valuable items in this box is this download code to get the $20 Steam version of Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. Unfortunately I’m a console gamer, but I suppose the value is still there.

Mega Man comic digital download: I will almost definitely download and read these two digital comics, but I want it on record that I would never pay the $4 per comic (digital comic, remember, not physical) that is being charged online.

Lichdom: Battlemage 50% off Code: This is another Steam game – that I’ve never heard of – and it normally goes for $44, making the 50% of code worth $22. I have a hard time accepting that value, because I personally believe that digital downloads of games should never cost more than 50% of what a physical copy of the same game would cost. But I’m just splitting hairs, I guess.

Total approximate value of box: $85
Total cost to me: $30

Now, here’s the thing. Based on the breakdown, the value of this box looks great. But right off the bat, $46 worth of that value (which is over half) is in digital downloads, which I don’t enjoy getting in my subscription boxes. It feels kind of like getting a gift card for Walmart, except that the gift card would be nicer because I could pick out what I want instead of getting something that I might already have or might never use.

Of what’s left, most of it is kinda junky, even if some of it is cute. All in all, I just don’t feel like it was a very fun box. The Mega Man helmet is cute and the shirt will be worn, but I feel like the “Battle” box definitely could have been a lot better.

Try again next month, Loot Crate!