After last month’s “Anti-Hero” crate being a really good one, I was worried that this month’s “SPEED” crate was going to be a let down. I mean, there are some really great properties represented in this crate: Iron Man, The Flash, Batman, Gone in 60 Seconds, and Battlestar Galactica… but Loot Crate has been known to screw those properties up before. Let’s take a look at the “SPEED” crate, which is showing up in subscribers’ mailboxes this week.
1. Loot Crate Exclusive Battlestar Galactica 4.5″ Cylon Raider “Scar” Titan
A Loot Crate exclusive, this Titan is the first official release of the new Battlestar Galactica line from Titan Merchandise. A 3″ blind box series is coming out later this year, but this 4.5″ version of the Cylon Raider “Scar” will sure to be a hit with fans of this show. I never watched the show, but always appreciate what Titan puts out.
2. Loot Crate Exclusive Iron Man T-Shirt
A fun take on the Iron Man brand, with a shirt celebrating Stark Industries’ Stark Motor Racing, featured in Iron Man 2. Pretty sweet.
3. Loot Crate Exclusive Batmen Metal Batwing Key Chain
Great addition to a Batman fan’s keyring. Another fun exclusive from Quantum Mechanix.
4. Loot Crate Exclusive The Flash Hoodies Collectible Auto Ornament
One of two initial offerings from Hoodies (the other one being Arrow), Looters could get either one in their crate at a 50/50 odds. Made of durable plastic, it contains a magnet that *might* work on your vehicle (read packaging for limitations). This is a pretty cool exclusive, but I would rather not try to have it on my car. My luck it will fly off the first chance it can get.
5. Loot Crate Exclusive Go in 60 Seconds “Eleanor” Die-Cast Car
This 1:64 replica of the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 from the Gone in 60 Seconds movie comes with actual rubber wheels and doors (and hood) that open up. Great addition to Greenlight’s line of Hollywood vehicles die-cast collectibles.
5. Loot Crate “Loot Year” Pin with Velocity Comic Unlock
This pin features a digital unlock of an issue of the Velocity comic, from Image Comics and Comixology. *Amazon account required.*
Before my final thoughts, one more thing about this crate: the box itself turns into a car. I really appreciate that Loot Crate puts time into the packaging. Most months, this one included, is merely fun for me, but some months the display-ability of the box adds value (like the Batman Q-Fig and Joker Batman Pop! Vinyl) to the crate, imho.
For those that want to, the Hoodies ornament does look okay on the car. The car itself came in three colors: red, green, and blue.
Overall thoughts: While not everything in the crate were items that I will be keeping in my collections, this month was, once again, worth the $20 monthly cost. Loot Crate is really stepping up their game, especially in the face of a lot more competition out there. Will we get another great crate next month? I guess only time will tell.
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