Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Loot Crate Highlight of the Month - April 2013

So I'm still getting the hang of this Loot Crate thing. It wasn't until some time after I'd posted last month's highlight, featuring a Darth Vader Bobble-Head, that I'd realized "Maybe some people don't want to get spoiled by the subject line or the image they see before they've even clicked the link...". No one posted any angry comments last month, but I'm going to play this a little more coy this time around. If you want to see which item I've highlighted from this month's Loot Crate, click the "Read more" link (or keep reading the next paragraph, depending on what your current view of this page is like). If not, no harm done....

The theme for this month's Loot Crate is "Token," and has items related to arcade video games. Perhaps no item highlights the theme more than this candy tin shaped like a classic Space Invaders video game. While Space Invaders (released in 1978) may not have been the first coin-operated video game (Pong was released in 1972), it was one of the first to become really popular. Word has it that entire video game arcades opened up featuring only this game.

But back to this tin. Theoretically, it exists to house the candies inside, but I don't think too many people will care about them. I've tried to edit the picture just a little bit to bring out the fact that the candies have little "Space Invader-character" shapes on them, but let's face it. These things are pretty forgettable. It's the tin that's the highlight!

Admittedly, the tin is pretty small. Too small to properly be in scale with most of my action figures (most of which are of the 3 1/2" variety). However, since Transformers come in pretty much all sizes, I didn't have to look to hard to find one that worked with the Space Invaders tin. Here's Skram enjoying a game.

If you'd like to get boxes full of geek-related "loot" like this, check out Loot Crate's web site and sign up! If you'd just like to find out what other items are in April's box, you'll still want to go to the site, and then scrounge around for the videos that fans are posting of their "unboxings"! Either way, it's worth checking out!

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