Unboxing: Vault Crate

I got this crate as a “welcome back” gift from Loot Crate. It was filled with a number of random items from Crates of the past. I just had to pay the shipping, which wasn’t bad and the over all Crate was pretty good.

A lot of the items I already had from previous Crates and found myself giving those to other people for birthday gifts or just because. It had Battlestar Galactic target posters, 2 metal straws (which I kept). Godzilla mini posters, Aquaman mini poster and a random Red Bull hahaha. Also a Jurassic Park theme t-shirt and a Thor bag. It also had a little figure stand of Captain America/Avengers.

Over all it was a rather good Crate filled with random items you can’t be mad at hahaha. Plus hey, it was free..

Unboxing: Loot Crate DX October/Darkness

SO… Yeah… I meant to post this one AWHILE ago. But with everything going on in my personal life and the way 2020 been going. Life kinda got in the way. In fact, I was digging through my history and realized I have a total of 6 unboxing events I haven’t even posted yet… For that I have no reason as to why, believe me I tried to come up with one. Maybe I sidetracked with something else or just straight laziness and forgot hahaha. We have a Fallout crate, Darkness DX, Elder Scrolls Crate, Welcome Crate, Star Wars Crate and Vault Crate.. So Now I’ll be sitting down today and writing all of these out to share.

We have the Darkness DX Crate:

I was rather looking forward to this Crate. Sadly was met with a little disappointment. While the Venom item that happen to be a hoody was a cool idea. The finished product was something to be desired. It’s basically a thin shirt hoody and not an actually sweater style. The Fallout shirt was the only good thing that come out of this Crate, at least for me. I gave my daughter the Beetiejuice neck pillow and the Black Widow figure. I might re-gift the Venom “hoody” to someone else. I might give the DX Crates one more shot, before I drop it from my list. Still the DX Crate a miles above the standard core Crate and worth the money inthe end. Even if I don’t like the item, there is always someone out there that might love it more than I do hahha,

Unboxing: Loot Crate September

This Loot Crate wasn’t to bad. I think my favorite part was the Goodfeathers from the Animaniacs figure. The Pinky and the Brain bag was cool, but I gave it away. Now the Flintstones bag clips were awesome and became rather useful hahaha. Sadly the Looney Tunes shirt was tie dye…. I have an undying hatred for tie dye… So my girlfriend took that shirt. Did like the Hall of Justice mouse pad, just need to find a use for it or I might re-gift it to someone.

Over the Crate was kinda meh.. I am looking for to October, there I “should” be getting my Skyrim Crate and the Darkness theme… SHOULD BE. We will see what Loot Crate will do.

Unboxing: Super Friends

*Update: I just found I got my Crates mixed up. It seems Loot Crate system is normally a month behind. This Crate is Super Friends theme. Not Saturday Morning Cartoons… Ugh, so I will change the title of this. August is the Saturday Morning theme. Then the darkness theme.. I just got the next DX Crate today and will post that shortly. Sorry for the mix up! That would explain some of my confusion while opening the Crate. Loot Crate does it again!

We now have the August Crate and the theme is Saturday Morning Cartoons(aka Super Friends)!! At first I was rather meh about the picks for this Crate. Looney Tunes, The Flintstones, Justice League, Pinky and the Brain, The Goodfeathers… While I did watch these as a kids growing up, they weren’t the ones I remember fondly. The ones I really remember were Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles, Transformers, G.I. Joe. BUT! In the Loot Crate fashion, they shocked me with a rather great Crate.

Like I’ve stated in the past, I have this on going love/hate relationship with Loot Crate. So there are times where I don’t hold my breath for most Crates. But I was rather shocked by this month’s Crate.

Both the shirt and pant are quality and super comfortable. I rather enjoy the DC puzzle, might have to frame that later. The little Wonder Woman cards are a nice touch, the Toy Story bandana… I can take it or leave it. I’ll re-gift it to someone later haha. But over all it was not a bad Loot Crate and I just got the email of next month’s Crate:

Lights out! Go into the DARKNESS with premium pop culture collectibles and gear featuring Black Widow, Venom, Fallout and Beetlejuice!

Still waiting on my Skyrim Crate. That is the one I want the most, sadly it an every 3 months Crate.

Unboxing Loot Crate DX

So after a few months I decided to get the Loot Crate DX. Mostly because it had a Lord of the Rings item within’ the box. For those of you who know, I have a love/hate relationship with Loot Crate. In the process of signing up for another monthly Crate, I found The Skyrim Crate that look rather interesting and got that one as well. but that won’t get here till August-ish..

Now this Crate is from July which I got close to August… I have August’s Crate already and will share that one soon. July’s Crate wasn’t to bad It had:

  • A Shazam enamel pin
  • Lord of the Rings metal “camp style” cup
  • Tetris theme T-shirt
  • Justice League All Stars lunch box
  • A Goonies hat

I have notice that the boxes aren’t as “fun” as they use to be. You use to be able to turn them inside out and a certain theme. I’m thinking it might have something to do with the fact they were bought out by another company. Just another way to save some money I’m guessing.. Over all it was not a bad Crate, I have had better ones in the past. I hope August and Skyrim Crate are better.

Well Look What Showed!

It’s here! Got my core crate today and also got tracking info for my Fallout crate. I’m shocked!I’ll posted the Unboxing here in a bit, I’m just surprised that it came today. I was figuring it would have been month till I got one of the crates.

Loot Crate.. A Monthly Crate…?

Or not…. I have 4 Crates waiting.. I ordered last month and the month before. They just keep pushing the crates back. Even the core crate and that’s a monthly. If your going to be in this kinda business, you have to make sure everything is ready. Damn… I get sometimes things are not up to standard and need to be fixed. But to push things out to another month or two. Ugh.. They better be worth it once they get here…

Oh Loot Crate….

So. I figured I’d give Loot Crate another try.. This time I ordered 3 different creates for Unboxing. Last time I ordered anything from them, shipping was WAY OFF! Plus with missing items, no refund, zero reply from customer service.. One would think I would just walk away at this point. But these creates were just too good to pass up. Plus I got some rather big discounts on them.

So with this looking hopeful, shipping now has a delay.. This is the email that was sent to me. If anyone gets loot crate, pay attention.

Due to unforeseeable reasons, we may ship a crate later than expected. Check the chart below for your new estimated shipping. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

After the completion of each sales period, if a crate is On Time then it will be removed from this list. If there are updates to the ship date, it will remain listed until it has shipped.

If your estimated shipping is On Time, Click Here to see your estimated delivery window.

I mean I get it, things happen. But give their history with me, can’t help but worry haha. The crate I placed orders for are Fallout Crate, Core Loot Crate, Anime Crate. Guess we’ll see which one gets here first.

Year End Review…. 2017

Yep…. Every year i do an year end review on everything to do with my blog, podcasts, life over all… This GIF of Captain Kirk fits everything for 2017… This year as been so up and down, mostly left over from the chaos that was 2016. I think this is the lowest the numbers have ever been. Of course I’ve done like ZERO writing or posting of anything for that matter. The website/blog was even shut down for a month. Wizard World media coverage was a bust, I have all these pictures and stories. Just never did anything with them sadly. I had another book challenge for Star Wars. Fail… Nothing worked out at all this year the way it was meant to.

I think the only thing that was active over this period of time was my Twitter and Instagram and the numbers there show a massive spike. So that is one positive there and I thank you guys!! Oh one other thing is I did start podcasting again!! Rejoining the team Geek Fallout, I plan I taking part a lot more podcasts with these guys. So having said all that, my plans for 2018 that are currently lined up are this:

  • Podcasting with Geek Fallout and Trek1701
  • Wizard World coverage and Comic Con media coverage over all in Oregon
  • Unboxings for GeekFuel and LootCrate or whatever else comings in
  • Book and comic book, movie reviews
  • A more scheduled writing and posting timeline

I really need to get back to what makes me happy. This blog has always been a part of me and would hate to see it go down in flames like this.  I’m also shutting down the Twitter feed for Nerdy Life Of Mine, and have everything go through my personal account. Keeps things easy and that way I’m not all spread out everywhere. As of right now the only social media outs for NLOM are:

That’s where I plan on keeping it till otherwise. So i would like to thank you for sticking around and making NLOM possible. I know I’ve lost a number of readers/followers over this year. I just hope I’ll be able to get them back. Have a happy and safe New YEARS!!  May you be in Heaven a full half hour before the Devil knows you’re dead. Happy New Years!!