I was again skeptical about this month’s Lootcrate theme: Titan. They choose to focus on the new game Titanfall and the widely popular anime Attack on Titan. I put all my hope in that last interest, because I could care less about Titanfall. It looks like a great game, but I’ve never had much interest in war games or personal shooters. Attack on Titan, however, is extremely interesting. I have spoken with people who don’t care much for anime who love this show. Even more impressive, this anime hasn’t been released in English, yet. Having finished the first season, I let me provide my own stamp of approval. The anime is fantastic. Attack on Titan is on Netflix and I highly suggest checking out a few episodes. If you can’t stand reading subtitles, the English dub will be out sometime this year.
Obviously, I put all my hopes in Attack on Titan. I was not disappointed.
This month’s Lootcrate included the following items:
- An exclusive Titanfall t-shirt
This shirt is an exclusive, based on a design previously only available to the development team of Titanfall. Like I said, I’m not that excited for the game. Still, I think the t-shirt looks pretty awesome. It reminds me of a gundams or magitek armor. I’ll have no problem wearing this shirt. In fact, I’m wearing it right now.
- Attack on Titan manga
I may have had a major freak out when I pulled this out of the box. If only I would have thought of making a video. You guys would have gotten a kick out of me. I’ve seen some of the artwork from this manga, which inspired the anime, and have wanted to read it ever since. Like anything else, the book is always better than the movie (or, in this case, the manga is always better than the anime). I’d already been planning to buy the manga, so I was thrilled to get this in the box. It’s one more book I won’t have to buy. This manga makes this whole box worth while. If this manga was the only thing in the box, I would have still be thrilled.
- Titanfall C101 Lanyard
This is cool enough. I’m sure I can find some use for a lanyard. Do people use lanyards outside of college?
- Attack on Titan Scouting Regiment Wristband
This wristband sports the crest with one blue and one white wing from the Attack on Titan anime. In the anime, humanity hides behind large walls that keep the titans at bay. The scouting regiment, who sport this crest, ventures outside the walls in order to learn about the titans. I know just how I will use this item. Recently, I bought a black Fitbit Force wristband. It drives me nuts to mix black and brown. I feel like it clashes with my outfit if I dare to wear black boots. From now on, I’ll wear this band over my Fitbit when I feel like wearing brown. Problem solved.
- Attack on Titanfall Magnet
This artwork is a clever synergy of the game Titanfall and the anime Attack on Titan. It shows a titan as they appear in the video game being assaulted by the armed forced from the anime Attack on Titan. I can always use more magnets.
- Titanfall Premium Strategy Guide
Since I won’t be playing the game, I won’t be using this eGuide. So, if you’re excited to play the game and want this guide, shoot me an email. It’ll go to whoever sends the first email
- Collectible Pin
This comes with every Lootcrate. I’m finding I enjoy collecting these. I recently came across Geek Mom’s blog who suggested making these pins into refrigerator magnets. It’s a perfect way to show off my nerdom to all who come to my lovely home.
- Green Candy
There were two pieces of green taffy in the box in celebration of St. Patrick day. I confess, these seemed a bit hard, but I enjoyed the sugar anyway.
- GAEMS 30% Off Coupon
Not sure if I’ll have a use for this, but it’s here. I guess they sell ‘portable gaming platforms’ that can be used with large consoles like the Xbox and Playstation. If I wanted a portable gaming platform, I would have bought a PS Vita. Sorry, guys. I have no plans to make my Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable.
Overall, I am very happy with this month’s crate. This may be a biased statement, though. I could have cared less about the rest of the box so long as it included the Attack on Titan manga. Lootcrate has proven to be the best thing I have ever spent my money on. I can’t wait to read the graphic novel and share the review!
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