Loot Crate: April 2015: Fantasy!

This months Loot Crate theme was Fantasy and despite being a fan of fantasy books and TV shows, it really wasn’t my favourite. It’s getting a bit annoying considering that last months crate was my favourite so far. It seems like every time there’s a good crate, my loyalty gets tested the month after. There was enough good in this one to equal out the disappointing though.

Unboxing Loot Crate: April 2015: Fantasy

Bit of an ‘eh’ box to me!

Loot Crate unboxing Dungeon & Dragons shirt bowtie

I don’t personally play Dungeons & Dragons although I really really want to. A buddy of mine and I are trying to sort something out but we’re total newbs. At least I will look the part with this new t-shirt!
Again with the slightly gendered products. I’m sure some ladies will get use out of this bowtie but it’s just something that is definitely aimed at men. Loot Crate could put in some nerdy nail polish or makeup and it would be the same, one gender would get more use out of it than the other. And that just isn’t really something I’m a fan of. 

Harry Potter luggage tags Loot Crate

It’s probably a little bit embarrassing how long I spent wearing this crown after inflating it. Just walking around my house wearing a crown. I kind of need one of my friends of have a fancy dress party so I can wear this outside!

It’s also pretty embarrassing that I’ve never seen The Princess Bride. I know, I know- I need too. But a pack of cards is always welcome in my house where cards disappear of the regular.
My favourite item in this months Loot Crate and the one that makes it kind of worth it is this Platform 9 3/4 luggage tag that I’ve already filled out with my address and attached to my suitcase. It’s really sturdy and just the thing I needed to separate my suitcase from the rest when I go travelling. Unless I mix up my bag with another Looter!

Game of Thrones magnets Stark USB

With the theme; Fantasy, it was pretty obvious that Game of Thrones was going to make an appearance. And it did! Twice. The magnets are pretty basic and useless for someone like me that doesn’t have a magnetic fridge. But the Stark Sigil USB, oh the Stark Sigil 4GB USB. Firstly, it’s so awesome and useful. I’ve already backed up all of my documents onto it. But also, to get to the USB you have to take the head off. Too soon. Too soon.

Magazine badge Fantasy Loot Crate

And the usual magazine and badge! Yeah, it was a bit of a disappointing crate for me. But the crown and USB are definitely getting some use daily. Next month is ‘Unite’ so I’m hopeful. Want to sign up to Loot Crate? You can do so here!

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Loot Crate: March 2015: Covert!

I’m going on the record here, note it down, this Covert crate is my favourite Loot Crate since Heroes. I know I said last months Play theme was my favourite since Fear but Heroes was always my most favourite so I’m pretty impressed with this months Loot Crate. To say the least. It may even knock Heroes off the number one spot!

So many cool things!

First thing I pulled out was this sad James Bond ‘This Is Stirred’ shirt. How cute is this? I mean c’mon. I’m not a big James Bond fan but even I would wear this. The art is by JSalvador who does the Super Emo Friends and did the Walking Dead art from the Fear crate. As always the Loot Crate shirts are nice enough quality, if a little thin. 

This Paracord Survival Bracelet is actually so cool, it’s made from military-grade parachute cord and can be used for all sorts of things! Like a tourniquet, making a trap, or fishing. I’m not a survival nut by any means but I have watched Lost enough times to know that this is getting strapped to my hand luggage next time I go on a plane. 

I’m really excited to see the Orphan Black #1 comic book. I love the Orphan Black show so I’m looking forward to see what happens in the comic books. I do think the picture on the cover could be a way better resolution- am I nitpicking? I think I am. But either way, Orphan Black is a must watch if you haven’t already.

Notebooks are always welcome in my house. I go through notebooks like most people go through food and water and these Field Notes are no exception. I just wish they didn’t have a ’48-Page Memo Book’ bit on the front (under the classified tape), it kind of ruins the look for me. But ah well! One is squared and one is lined and I’m excited to put them to use.

Confession. I’ve never played Mad Libs, I feel that was definitely more of an American game than a British game but I remember it from an episode of Friends so I’m going to play a game with a buddy of mine who is obsessed with Friends. Especially these Mad Libs that are spy themed, I think that’ll be pretty funny.

I’m not a watch person but even I have to admit that this stealthy Blink Time watch from 50 Fifty Gifts (who have so many cool things on their website, I’m in love) is pretty awesome. It has a button that you press and the time appears for about 5 seconds before disappearing. I feel like Phil Coulson, even though he has a very fancy silver watch. 

Speaking of Phil Coulson, I am totally going to cosplay as Fem!Coulson now I have an official prop replica of a S.H.I.E.L.D lanyard. I found that bit hilarious on the show so I actually squealed when I found this. Literally my favourite thing Loot Crate has ever sent me.

And the usual magazine, badge and this months digital loot; Nijack #1 on Comixology. Pretty amazing crate, huh? If you want to sign up to Loot Crate you can do so here!

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Bookmarked #1

Bookmarks are one of the greatest things about the internet in my opinion, the idea that you can really easily save a page to look at later or show to somebody else is amazing. Imagine a life without bookmarks on the internet. Horrifying, right? You’d have to copy and paste URLs into a Word document to save later or something equally monotonous. Plus, I’m a little nosy when it comes to other peoples bookmarks so I thought I would show off some of mine!

Someone made the Friends apartments on Sims! I’m so impressed with this one, it puts my Sims skills to shame.
Also impressive- A Hobbit Hole trailer. I can’t even imagine the amount of intelligence that went into making that, I can barely make heads or tails of the captions but oh I want one.
A really interesting list of 100 books by the BBC that the average person has apparently only read 6 of. I’m at 14, what are you at?

I Write Like is a website where you can paste in some of your writing and see which author you write like. How accurate it is could be debated, although I can live with being told I write like Raymond Chandler.

And lastly, I’m currently writing this to the sound of the Ravenclaw Common Room with this Harry Potter Ambient Sounds Mixer. Rather relax in the Shire? Got you covered. They also have Game of Thrones, a couple of the Avengers, Star Wars, Supernatural, and a bunch of others. Go forth and relax!

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Loot Crate: February 2015: Play!

This months Loot Crate is my favourite since Fear, I actually squealed at some of the things when I opened the box. The theme was play and while I was expecting a bunch of things I didn’t quite get, I’m not much of a video game player bar Pokémon and Animal Crossing, they really went in another direction that was really inclusive. Well played, Loot Crate, well played. So let’s have a look!

Can you see why I like it so much?

Ready Player One! Yes! This box came with a copy of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, a book that has been adored by a lot of book bloggers and vloggers and has been on my Amazon wish list for months. It’s set in 2044 and has the main character taking part in a video game challenge, I’ve been dying to read this so I’m really excited that this came in my Loot Crate. The only book I have similar is the Doctor Who novel; Winner Takes All which I loved so I have high hopes.

I’ve never played Superfight before but after reading up about it and noticing it’s similarity to Cards Against Humanity, I’m already planning a game night with some friends. “Create hilarious fighters with these cards, then argue over who would win a fight between them.” Awesome. I can’t wait to play even if I lose like I always do when I play games with my friends.

Next thing I noticed was the Mini Munny, I’m possibly the least artistic person in existence- my strengths are words and occasionally clay but I’m sure I’ll find a buddy who will happily take this lil’ guy off my hands and do something amazing with the wipe-off markers it came with. A seriously adorable idea.

Next is this Hexbug Ant that has sensors at the back and front so it changes direction if it bumps into something. I just instagrammed a video of it in action. I wasn’t too sure about this when it came but now it’s my new best friend and I just find it really funny! I love insects. And it’s my favourite colour so what’s a girl to do?!

The rock-paper-scissors dice are a little confusing because rock-paper-scissors is literally the game that never needs dice but to each their own. 

The poster this month was this Pac Man cartridge design by Manny Peters, who you can find here! This is a really beautiful and clever print, I may even frame this one. He also has a Link version that may just have to be a birthday gift for someone I know.

And the usual magazine and badge! The digital Loot this month is for the Firefly game and you can bet I’m all over that, Brownouts forever. Since the box unfolds into a board game too, instructions and  pop-out counters came too. Who can pack the Loot the fastest? The box designs are just amazing lately.

I’m really impressed with this Loot Crate, especially after the disappointing January box. Just when I thought I was out, Loot Crate has pulled me back in again. I would’ve been so annoyed if I missed out on this box.

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Loot Crate: January 2015: Rewind!

It’s finally happened, I didn’t like last months Loot Crate. When it finally arrived and I got it all out to look I couldn’t help but be a little disappointed. The theme; Rewind, had so much potential and so many options to go with but the result was a pretty boring box with only one thing I liked.

So lets take a closer look!

The big ticket item this month was a Star Wars #1 Comic Book which is cool and all but I’m not much of a Star Wars fan. They were also tweeting about this loads before the box was even sent out, spoiler alert!
And it also came with a comic book notebook which, again, is cool but not my thing and I’m not sure how it matches the theme either…

Next is a shirt with a blueprint of Voltron, a cartoon from the 80’s that I had to ask my friend about because it was before my time and really not my thing. I was a Thunderbirds kid. It’s a neat shirt but I don’t like wearing random references I don’t understand.
And a game cartridge model- again, from before my time. I grew up in the age of gameboys and still have a little collection. If this had been a model of Pokémon Yellow, I would have been all over that.

The month before this came with a wallet, and this month a tie. I’m not saying that ladies can’t use wallets or wear ties, several have been instagraming some neat alternative ways to wear this, but I can’t help but think Loot Crate are letting their gender assumptions show. This’ll be going to my brother if he wants it.

The one thing I liked from this months Loot Crate was these sunglasses. They come with UV protection and you can bet these are going in my suitcase for my trip to Vegas. They don’t carry the rest of the box though.

And the usual magazine and badge. No digital Loot this month although the box does fold up into an NES. Like I said, it’s not my favourite box, it felt kind of oddly put together so I’m hoping that this months ‘Play’ box blows this one out of the water.

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Loot Crate: December 2014: Anniversary!

The ones of you that are more aware than I am and aren’t still confused by what year it is will notice that it is not December, or even 2014 anymore, but my Loot Crate was super super late this month and only just arrived. I understand though because shipping around the holidays sucks.

The theme was Anniversary as lots of things celebrated birthdays this year- Simpsons celebrated it’s 25th year on air. That show is older than I am. And I know I said repeatedly that I was cancelling Loot Crate to save money but they drew me in with ann exclusive Funko Pop! They do know my weak spots!

Let’s start with the DC items of the box. First up being Batman #36 written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Greg Capullo- the dream team of comics. When the New 52 started I didn’t pick up Batman and I regret it so I’m hoping to jump on with this one!

And the exclusive Funko Pop… The Joker Batman-Batman. Honestly can’t say I’m a huge fan of this one but I see what they did and it’s cute enough!

Onto Marvel! The first thing I saw was baby Groot socks. These will be joining my Deadpool socks, also from Loot Crate, as my favourites in my sock draw. So dang cute. Anything Guardians of the Galaxy immediately gets my love.

And it also came with a Captain America Vanilla Air Freshener. I wish I had a car right about now because I love Cap and this would brighten up any car interior.

The Ghostbusters door hanger kind of reminds me of something I had when I was a kid and whereas my privacy is pretty well respected, I have a friend who could do with this to keep little brothers out.
The Simpsons was a pretty good choice for a design with the Dynomighty Mighty Wallet. I had lot of fun when I first picked it out of the box trying to find my favourites. I was actually sent two of these in my box for some reason.

The Tetris Sticker Set has been retweeted a lot by Loot Crates twitter- people are coming up with some really clever patterns. I’m not really sure what I’m going to do with these stickers but they’re so cool I’m sure I’ll find something.

The digital loot this month was a month free over at Crunchyroll, what looks like the Anime version of Manga. A Mini Candy Cane which I just finished and the usual badge and magazine (again there were two of these). Overall, it wasn’t my favourite Loot Crate but there were some gems.

I’m doing a little blog survey to see what I can improve in the new year, I’d love it if you could take a couple minutes to fill it in here!

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Gifts: For Nerdy Beauty Lovers!

How is that for a specific audience! I thought I’d write a bit of a gift guide for the nerdy beauty lovers, because personally I love putting make up on that has a bit of a reference to the things I love most. I’ve hauled some Indie Cosmetics before and let me tell you, there’s nothing quite like using ‘Smell Ya Later’ on the lid, ‘I’ll Move that for You’ in the crease, ‘You Know Nothing’ as a highlight with ‘Why Not Zoidberg?’ on the lips. So here are my top picks for making your nerdy beauty lovers, or your own, make up routine a little more cheerful!

Are they a Peggy Carter fan? Hayley Attwell recently tweeted about the lipstick that Peggy Carter herself wears! It’s 1946 – Red Velvet lipstick from Bésame. It’s the perfect red lipstick for taking no shit, shooting at Captain America to test his shield and being an all round inspiration. And with the new Agent Carter TV series premiering in early January, this gift would be pretty well timed.

So they’re a Marvel fan, they like red lips, Shiro Cosmetics has your back with the Red in my Ledger lipgloss. Or are they more into eyeshadow? The entire The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes collection from Shiro is pretty beautiful in my opinion with names like “I Understood that Reference” and “That Man is Playing Galaga”, any Avengers fan would probably be pretty pleased to find these in their stocking. If you’re still not convinced then check out the art. I need it all!
Shiro also do collections for Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Minecraft, The Hobbit, Legend of Zelda, Fullmetal Alchemist, Hunger Games, and Pokémon fans. So you’re pretty covered! I use their eyeshadow every time I do my make up and it’s all amazing quality too.

Or if the nerd in your life likes their nails, then you might want to pop over to Espionage Cosmetics where their nail wraps, especially if they’re Borderlands fans. My favourites though are the Harley Quinn nails and oh- the tentacle wraps are so pretty!

Etsy is a feast of great things for nerds, and you support some pretty great small indie brands at the same time. If you know something that your nerd likes, a search will generally bring up some amazing results but I have to bring to your attention this store; MeLissa Lacquer who have some of the prettiest nail polishes that is still accepting orders. I’m lusting after Joker Here, Oh Captain, My Captain and Caped Crusader.

I’d love to recommend Geek Chic cosmetics too but they’re now shut for orders for December, so I’ll just be here pining over The Pie Hole Scent collection until they open again! But hopefully this gave you some ideas!

What do you get for the nerdy beauty lovers in your life?
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Pop in a Box: November 2014!

Today I’m going to be talking about a nerdy subscription box that I stumbled upon this month. And that is Pop in a Box where for £11.47 a month you get a Funko Pop! sent to you from a selection that you have up voted. So it’s not a usual subscription service where you might get something you don’t want, it’s always going to be something you like.

So I popped (heheh) over to their website and gave the thumbs up to a few pops! Mainly The Walking Dead and Firefly and soon enough this little box was delivered to my door.

Inside was Maggie from season 2 of The Walking Dead and she’s super cute! And it came with popping candy much like the Pop Rocks in this Lootcrate!
I like Funko Pops but I just don’t think this is the subscription I’ll be going for monthly. I’ll probably use it if there’s a pop I really want as it is slightly cheaper though and if you’re a collector I really recommend it, the collection tracker is really neat and sometimes people get double pops and exclusives! Fancy it? You can sign up here!

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Loot Crate: October 2014: Fear!

Of all the Loot Crate’s that I have bought this year, this was the one I was most excited for and probably the one I was most pleased with! October’s theme was Fear and although I’m not one for horror movies, I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead and zombies so this crate was perfect for me!

A very full box!

I’ll start with The Walking Dead things since they were what I was immediately drawn to and the reason I didn’t cancel my box last month. It came with this adorable/heartbreaking artwork of Merle and Daryl from back in season 3 which made me exclaim “Oh no!” when I saw it. I love it. I’m going to frame it :’)
And it came with a Loot Crate Exclusive #132 of The Walking Dead comic. I tend to read The Walking Dead comics in the hardcover form but I have a few important issues here and there and this can join them!

I’ll admit, when I first saw this Dead Rising 3 weapon I was a little confused why it was loose but it turns out that it’s a pen! As a Creative Writing student, I do a hell of a lot of writing so I think this is going to get quite a bit of use. I must remember not to take it to the bank though!
And one of my favourite things in this box was the book; How to Survive a Sharknado. I’ve flicked through it and you can expect a review soon because I love books like this. Admittedly the ones I have are more relevant to everyday life but you never know when Mothman is going to invade your town!

As a lazy halloweener, these temporary tattoos just sorted out my costume for this year. I’m thinking werewolf victim! I can’t wait to have a bit of a play around with these and some fake blood. I’m sure I’ll be instagraming my attempts at this too!
There was a lot of chat on twitter about Loot Crate doing tshirts again, at least in this box and it didn’t disappoint. I’m not a huge skull wearing person but this Super 7 shirt has cats on it and I love cats! 

And of course it came with the monthly magazine- 3D cover and all this month, and a badge. I don’t play the game Smite, and the digital bonus is a Jack the Reaper skin so I’ll be passing this on to a friend but the Toxic Waste sweet? Keeping that all to myself. I loved them as a kid. I would get in challenges with my friends over who could keep it in their mouth the longest and eventually learned how to win. I also got an Official Member card which is apparently for showing you’re a looter at cons for free swag. Unfortunately I don’t think they come to UK cons but it’s going in my purse next to my local comic book store loyalty card anyway.

So, pretty neat box! Unfortunately as I mentioned in my last My Geek Box unboxing, I am unsubscribing from these monthly boxes as they’re quite a drain on my bank account so unless next months theme is ‘Everything Imogen Wants Ever’, Loot Crate and I are taking a break *sobs*. Want to sign up? You can do so here!
What do you think of this months Loot Crate? Will you be subscribing?
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Loot Crate: September 2014: Galactic!

While I would easily say I am a Sci-Fi fan, I admit to never watching Star Trek or any of the Alien films. I’m not even much of a Star Wars anymore although I was as a kid. Firefly, Defiance, Doctor Who, those are my types of Sci-Fi. I’m a TV watcher more than a movie watcher. This Loot Crate had some great things, if you were a fan of the source material.

Such a full box!

Much like last month when Loot Crate and My Geek Box both had a Funko Pop!, this month they both had a Funko Mystery Mini. My Geek Box gave me a walker from The Walking Dead and Loot Crate gave me this exclusive Malcolm Reynolds figure to keep an eye on him! I love this. It’s so cute and Firefly is one of my favourite TV shows which I spoke about here! If you haven’t watched it, I promise you won’t regret it.
Another Firefly item was the 10,000 credit. It’s actually pretty neat and I kind of want a safe just to have this in there but I don’t so I have no idea what to do with this yet! Any ideas?

Pretty much everyone who has a Tumblr has seen the gifs of the Star Trek Tribbles so despite never watching the show, I know what they are and I love this. It’s super soft and well made.
As well as this in the- I know kind of what it is but not really category- was an Alien action figure of Alien, or does it have a proper name? I really have no opinion on this except it’s kind of gross :’) Time watch the movies.

Next was this neat Hans Solo poster, I’m not a poster person but this one is so cool- I think I have to find a place for it or find someone with a free wall.
And this Star Wars/ retro games magnet makes me need a proper fridge! I have a wooden covered one so have nothing to stick this too yet. Boy, you’re lucky you have these compartments!

And the little add-ons that make this box so great; the usual magazine and badge, digital loot of the Halo comic and Pop Rocks! I’d never had Pop Rocks before but they were- interesting.

So this Loot Crate was an up and down one for me, and I was going to cancel like I canceled My Geek Box because of money saving but- next month is ‘Fear’ month and I’m just predicting some cool The Walking Dead stuff from this sneak. Want to sign up? You can do so here!

What do you think of this months Loot Crate? Are you a Sci-Fi fan?

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