It’s been a while since I’ve done a Loot Crate unboxing. Hell, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a Loot Crate to unbox. But when Loot Crate announced they were releasing a box with two Overwatch items, I just couldn’t resist.
So, without further ado, here’s the contents of May’s “Pew Pew” box.
Let’s start with what’s probably the smallest and most insignificant item in the whole box. A Metroid figurine. It’s not a Loot Crate exclusive and it doesn’t feel as good as the Metroid Amiibo. I don’t care much for it. I can imagine that the diehard Metroid fans will not be pleased with this.
Here’s the Overwatch shirt. Nobody should be surprised to see this. They announced that this would be in the box last month. It’s alright. My main issue with this shirt is that it’s meant to commemorate Overwatch’s second anniversary yet the shirt only contains the original roster. It’s missing six heroes. So, whatever. I’ll still wear it.
Now, before I continue, I just want to point out the reason why I’m writing a review of Loot Gaming’s May box in the middle of June. You see, towards the end of last month, Loot Crate sent out an email stating that one of the items in the crate hasn’t reached their warehouses so the crate would have to be delayed. So that’s why we’re here right now. Half a month later.
Okay so this is an interesting item. This is a Destiny Ghost keychain. If you press on the middle, it plays four different sounds. Two of them are sword sounds (I think) and I’m not sure what the other two sounds are. I’m not sure if they’re Ghost sounds. I play a lot of Destiny and I can’t make out what’s supposed to be going on when you press the thing. Half the sounds sound blown out. It’s not fun.
So, this is probably the best and worst thing in the box. This is a kit to make your own miniature wooden D.Va Meka. This is cool. I like it a lot. It can be frustrating to make because all of the parts are incredibly tiny and I have what my girlfriend refers to as “Thanos manos”. I know all this because I already own one. Now, I normally wouldn’t fault Loot Crate for sending me an item I already own, but this crate was late. I bought and assembled the kit a week ago. If everything went swell, and the crate came on time, I would’ve loved it. I really wanted one of these. That’s why I bought the thing.
I’m also upset because I thought the Overwatch items would be exclusives. It’s been so long since I’ve purchased a crate, I assumed that most, if not all items, would be a Loot Crate exclusive. I thought that’s the point of going with Loot Crate over any of the other mystery box companies. I thought I didn’t have to put myself in this position when I shop Loot Crate. Now, I’m worried about June’s crate.
Oh, and here’s the pin that came with the box. It’s alright by itself but it’s much better when I pair it with the pin I got from Sharodactyl on Instagram.
((Editor’s Note: After receiving this article from Daniel, he brought it to my attention that the Loot Box came with an additional poster that matched the shirt commemorating the second anniversary of Overwatch. Additionally, after reading Daniel’s Unboxing, I think I may start up my Loot Crate subscription again. It’s been about a year since I stopped receiving them and I do miss getting all these shirts, do-dads and do-hickeys in the mail. So, time to restart that subscription again.))