Exploring the galaxy with the December 2015 Loot Crate.

It’s been a month, so it’s time for Loot Crate to come my way once again. I already wrote about last month’s Loot Crate, and I thought that I might as well write about them as I got them. Since Loot Crate is probably one of the more popular things in terms of nerd culture, this is more of a personal archive for myself, since most of the stuff inside is already well known on the web.

I almost didn’t get this crate, as I found it in the trash. My dad had accidentally threw it in there, thinking it was just an ordinary package. Thankfully there was no signs of damage or smells on the box, so I was able to recover it before it would’ve suffered an untimely demise. So let’s tackle this month’s Loot Crate, of which the theme is “Galaxy”.

I mean, these look so generic-looking that I’m not surprised that it was almost in the trash.

Oddly, the box is in a different, more box-like shape this month compared to last month’s, I wonder why that is. After cracking the Loot Crate open, I start to find out why…

Halo 5: Guardians ammo crate container

But I thought we already finished the fight…

Hey, it’s a box within a box! Xzibit would be proud. More specifically, it’s a box shaped like an ammo crate that features the logo of the UNSC, the main military group of the Halo franchise.

My experiences with Halo involve playing a leaked beta build of the PC port many a year ago, and co-oping through Halo 3 with a friend, which had a rather interesting tale that might be a bit much for this kind of blog. Since I was mostly a PC gamer by the time Halo hit the scene, I never really found much interest in the franchise. It wasn’t terrible, but I never got sucked into the cultural zeitgeist of it all. A shame really.

There’s also a code for some unlockable items for the then recently-released Halo 5: Guardians, but alas I’m still stuck in the Xbox 360 world, thus I don’t think these items will ever get redeemed. That’s okay to me, because I can’t imagine that game being any good.

One day I should give Halo another chance. Either through Xbox or on PC. I bet those games are really fun in co-op.

  • Star Wars Han Solo (Snow Gear) Funko Pop!

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 socks

  • Galaxy Quest ship patch

Of course! OF COURSE I’d get a blasted Funko Pop.

The rest of the goodies are inside the box, and it’s a bit more galaxy-themed: A Funko Pop! figure of Han Solo from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a pair of socks featuring BB-8 from the same film, and a patch of the crew insignia from Galaxy Quest.

I’m not super big on the Funko Pop! Figures. I don’t have a lot of space in my house for collecting figurines like that. However, the design’s alright in spite of how same-y Funko Pops often look, with their dead-stare black eyes and same figures.

As for the BB-8 socks, they look nice. While I don’t mind socks with designs, I don’t know if I’d be wearing these ones around the house.

I have a shameful confession to make: I’ve never really seen the Star Wars movies in their entirety. Well, except for two: The original, natch, and Episode One: The Phantom Menace. (Admittedly I saw the latter because it was part of an eighth grade field trip. I barely remember it.) While I am familiar with some of the tropes and quoted lines of the iconic series, I’ve never really seen the other movies outside of clips here and there. Hence why I wasn’t as excited for The Force Awakens compared to my friends.

I will likely rectify this problem someday. If anything, so I can at least feel like I’m not completely out of the pop culture loop. It’s one thing for the younger generation to have not seen Star Wars, it’s another for a person like me in their thirties to have never really seen it!

Galaxy-themed holiday shirt

Naturally since this had a Galaxy theme, I did my best worst triumphant pose, which… didn’t show the shirt off well, sorry.

The last thing that came with this was a cool shirt by artist Drew Wise. I did my best (worst) triumphant pose with it on, because of course I would.

This is a pretty nice crate. While I may not be super-interested in all the things featured, it’s a nice Christmas gift. Thanks, Loot Crate. Can’t wait to see what you got in store for 2016, of which I’ll be here to chronicle when it comes.

beverly jane

I'm the creator and writer of You Found a Secret Area. Fascinated by obscure pop culture and wanting a place to write about curated stuff, I created the blog in 2012 and have been running it ever since. Also on other places. (Pronouns: she/her, they/them)

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