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July Loot Crate Unboxing: Futuristic

When you think of the the future do you think of flying cars?  Jet packs?  Solar powered… everything?  Or do you think of inexplicable tubal transport systems, inter-dimensional portal guns, and teleporters that beam you to unexplored territories?

If you lean more towards the second set of possibilities then you’re going to love July’s Loot Crate unboxing!

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July Loot Crate: Futuristic

July’s theme is Futuristic!  Brace yourself for a peek into the worlds of Futurama, Rick and Morty, Star Trek, and more!

Upon first opening, I immediately loved the Futurama themed motif on the inside of the box.

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After that, my eye was immediately drawn to the Futurama Planet Express ship!

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So, of course, it was the first thing to come out.

Captained by Leela, and crewed mainly by Fry and Bender, the Planet Express ship has visited many worlds as they transport cargo between far flung – and often dangerous – worlds.

This is definitely going on the shelf!  I’ll post a pic to Instagram as soon as we have the nerd wall up and running.

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Honestly, I never would have thought of Mega Man as an inclusion in this crate, but it makes perfect sense.  What’s more futuristic than a robot defeating bad guys with a canon attached to his arm and the ability to absorb the powers/tech of boss fights.

Mega Man makes his appearance as a 3″ figurine from Kidrobot.

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Dressed in his Fire Storm weapon suit, Mega Man is ready for all levels of game play!

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You certainly can’t have a futuristic theme without including something from Star Trek, right?  Though I’m happy to see Star Trek included in this month’s box, I am a little disappointed in this replica decal of the U.S.S. Enterprise Dedication Plaque.

I’m not even sure how to describe it… made of a flexible plastic with sticky backing, it’s meant to be stickied to a flat surface like a window, wall, or fridge.  They claim it’s repositionable; but, I’m sure if you reposition it too much you will either lose the stickiness, or pet hair/dust/fingerprint buildup will mess with the stick factor just the same.

Personally, I think a Starfleet Division badge would have been so much better.

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Sorry for the weird shadow. I didn’t even notice it when I took the picture.

One thing I always look forward to is the t-shirt, which is included in almost every month’s loot crate.  This month’s Rick and Morty t-shirt does not disappoint!

Featuring Rick’s interdimensional portal gun, it shows various shots of the gun and some schematics.  The portal gun allows Rick – a super genius/mad scientist – and Morty – Rick’s not so brilliant grandson – to travel between dimensions to go on insane adventures.

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Though I haven’t read it yet, I am really looking forward to taking some time with this Valiant comic, 4001 AD.

Reading up on it, it looks like it’s a continuation of the series Rai.  I apologize that I don’t know much between the two comic series, so if I misrepresent something, please feel free to contact me and I will correct this post.

Basically, the Rai series is about a futuristic world where an industrialized Japan is now a nation floating above the earth, orbiting the planet.  It is divided into various sectors, levels, and hierarchies with the rich at the top and the poor at the bottom; and ruled by an artificial intelligence known as Father.  Rai is the lead enforcer of Father’s justice; and, if I’m understanding correctly, he is part machine and part human, though it looks like he may not know of his human side at first.  The series follows his discovery of his human side and how they deserve freedom from Father’s authority.

4001 AD appears to follow the story line after Rai and a human named Lula have attempted, and partially succeeded, in destroying Father by planting a virus in him.  In his attempt to stop the virus, Father starts dropping various sections of Japan to Earth.

This is definitely one I want to catch up on, both in the Rai series and the 4001 AD series… you know, in my vast amounts of free time.

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Okay, don’t get me wrong on this one, I love this month’s pin of Spock’s iconic Vulcan salute.  However, this is a pin!  Why is this not the Starfleet Division badge?!

Moving past that obvious question, this one is definitely going in my keep pile.  I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all these pins yet.  If anyone has any cool DIY project ideas, let me know!

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That’s it for July’s Loot Crate!  It was a lot of fun and I absolutely love the Planet Express ship, the t-shirt, and the comic.

I can’t wait for next month’s mystery crate, and will do another post on it as well.  Probably not on time… as usual.

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Oh, and there wasn’t a recipe included in the pamphlet AGAIN, but it did have this great Rick and Morty page to color.  Again, when I get a chance in my “free time”, I’ll take a moment to color and post to Instagram… because I know everyone is just dying to see my coloring skills.

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I hope everyone enjoyed this unboxing!

Live long and prosper my friends.

 

Please don’t mind the mess.

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Please note: This review consists of my own thoughts and opinions based off my own purchase of the product.  I was not compensated in any way.  If Loot Crate wants to compensate me though, they are welcome to email me! 

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