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CRATE EXPECTATIONS: October 2015 Loot Crate Mystery Box (Time)

Today in Crate Expectations, we’ll be taking a look at October 2015 Loot Crate mystery box, with the theme of ‘Time’.

 

This is roughly the typical size of a Loot Crate box, it’s roughly 8″x10″x4″ and packed with “collectibles, apparel, tech gadgets, art, and other epic gear.” Let’s see what we have this time, shall we?

With a theme of “Time”, it should be no surprise there is a time travel related t-shirt. What is a surprise is that it’s a Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure shirt. Even though it’s not a great movie, I do enjoy it and I like how this shirt mashes the movie poster with their catchphrase. Completely unexpected and cool. I have no Bill and Ted’s items so this was a nice surprise. A win for me.

This right here is something I never thought I’d ever see, a Dr. Who Sonic Spork. This is an officially licensed Dr. Who item and a Loot Crate exclusive, perfect for all your wibbly wobbly timey wimey breakfast needs. Make no mistake, this isn’t a cheap plastic themed spork. It’s basically a full-sized, metal spork with a hard plastic (and rather hefty) sonic screwdriver handle. The label says it’s dishwasher safe. I never knew I needed one of these and I’ll probably never use it, but it will go into our silverware drawer where we’re constantly running out of spoons. An it’s okay for me.

It’s the October box with a time theme, so you’d expect a Back to the Future item, no? Yes! And here’s the first one: a 1:5 scale replica of the hoverboard Marty steals from the little girl in Back to the Future II. This was created under license by Quantum Mechanix Inc., exclusively for Loot Crate. At least that’s what the tiny card in the box says. QMx makes some pretty cool items and while I like the idea here, I feel there was a missed opportunity. The hoverboard itself is help “up” by two plastic posts over a mirrored surface. I would have liked to have seen this held in the air via magnets, to get that, you know, “hoverboard” feel. Not bad, but it could have been more. Plus I don’t have a place to put it. An it’s okay for me.

 

Each Loot Crate includes a magazine inside the details the items in each crate along with other articles related to the theme. This month we get how to cosplay as Bill, Ted or Marty, a short interview with a few of the people behind Loot Crate, a “Who’s Your Doctor” flowchart, and the above replica Deloran license plate fold out. This was unexpected since I hadn’t seen a pull-out from the magazine before. I wish I had a cork board to put that on, I’d totally do that. A win for me.

 

Every crate comes with a button of some sort. This month’s button sports the Flux Capacitor. Who doesn’t like that? No one that’s who! A win from me.

 

BOOM! Loot Crate basically dropped the mic with this exclusive (it says so right on the box) Funko POP! vinyl figure of Doc Brow. Love this. A lot. I’m sorta collecting these things, Back to the Future is one of my favorite movies and Doc Brown is a great character so, yeah, it’s a mega-win for me!

 

Every month Loot Crate does something neat with the inside of their boxes. This time we have the scene from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure where Bill and Ted bring such historic figures as Socrates (or Sew-crates) and Lincoln forward in time to help them crush their oral History project. A nice touch, even if I will throw the box out.

 

To sum up, this box would have been a win for me with just the POP! Doc Brown. Add in all the other cool items and this is probably the best Loot Crate box I’ve received from the service, all of which I’ve paid for on my own dime. If you’re interested in checking out Loot Crate for yourself, you can hit the Loot Crate website to learn more.

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