Posts Tagged ‘Iron Man’

Console Wars was the theme of the Loot Crate for December. The Console Wars have been fought with man casualties over the years. The three remaining contenders are Wii and WiiU, Playstation 3 and 4; X-Box 360 and X-Box One. The are a few bystanders that aren’t really part of the war, Cell Phone games; Personal Computers and the Ouya. They used this to fuel the inspiration for December’s Loot Crate.

The items included were a shirt, bracelet, magnet, pencil tin, sticker, energy chocolates and controller grips.

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The Energy chocolates I gave to Kane. He loves this kind of candy. It also came with a coupon for more once he’s addicted. They are basically caffeinated M&Ms with B12. I tend not to enjoy these kinds of candies but he adores energy mints and candies. They threw in a candy cane for the Holidays. 🙂

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The magnet is a nice memory of consoles past. It includes the controller for the Dreamcast. The Dreamcast is the best console that was ever designed but it just never caught on. I played my first online team play game on the Dreamcast with an attached keyboard add on. I was working at the Hobbytown in a mall and I would play Fantasy Star Online with the guys from the Gamestop. It was awesome. They are right though, you never forget. Legends never die. We actually still have all of these. I even have a Sega Game Gear packed away somewhere.

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They included a nifty bracelet to wear. It’s one of those rubber affairs that has the word “gamer” printed on it.

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The next item are these nubs you can attach to a controller. The numbs are called Grip It. They are grips that go over the sticks. I know after time you can definitely wear the controllers so they are slick. They fit on PS3, PS4, X-Box 360 and X-Box One.

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The Iron Patriot came with my box. It’s a pencil tin and it comes with two pencils, two erasers and a sheet of stickers. I think the Iron Patriot in the movies is a great side character and doesn’t get enough screen time. I think it’s funny we received this because we also have the Funko paper dolls of Iron Man from the Nerd Block last month.

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They included a shirt in the box this month! I was happy to see the shirt because I had almost bought it on Woot. It was like they knew I wanted the the shirt. The artist used different parts of the consoles to recreate the scene from Hoth in Star Wars. EPIC!

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My favorite item is a CAT BUG AND IMPOSSIBEAR sticker. I love Bravest Warriors so much. They included a sticker with Impossibear and Cat Bug dressed as Han Solo and Chewbacca. Don’t worry… gas powered stick! Never runs out of GAS!

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So far, I love LootCrate. Keep up the good work.

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Growing up I never noticed how geeky my Mother was. Yes, she loves chemistry. Yes, she worked at the library. Yes, she introduced me to Edward Gorey  but I discounted all of that. This Thanksgiving was an eye opener for some reason. I had a moment where suddenly I saw my Mother in a different light.

My Mother loves the Avengers.

The Avengers

The Avengers

My parent brought two movies with them to Thanksgiving, The Big Sleep and Thor. Even though I suggested Moonrise Kingdom, we wound up watching Thor. They had just seen Thor:The Dark World and we had been discussing how unlikable Jane was in the new movie. It was like day and night for them as well. Her character wasn’t very interesting in the new movie. See my post about Thor: The Dark World

I was in the kitchen making latke’s and working on dinner. While I was cooking they were watching Thor and my Mother was REALLY INTO IT. She was not watching it just for the rock hard abs on all the men but for the Shakespearian acting that was crafted into the first Thor movie. Also, part of the reason I was disappointed in The Dark World. I thought it was going to be like the Ring Cycle but it had some elements and then fell flat for the rest. Sorry, I digress.

My adorable parents

My adorable parents

I should have seen the signs. My Mother loves Big Bang Theory and St. Trinnian’s. She’s a huge geek and raised two comic book geeks without blinking an eye!

After Thor we threw out a bunch of different movies but my Mom wanted to watch… wait for it!

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger

They had watched the Avengers movies and Iron Man. Even my Mother says the second Iron Man movie isn’t very good and you lose nothing by not watching it. She LOVED the Captain America Movie. Both my parents did and they had the same gripe I did… there wasn’t enough fighting NAZI’s!

I realized that I love my Mom but I wasn’t really seeing her for what she really is… she’s not just my Mother. She’s the Mother of all Geeks. She’s the Mother of ME and I am super geeky because of her and her love. Maybe I couldn’t see it because I am more into DC comics and indie comics. Maybe I was in denial… ah whatever. She loves Marvel! I’m so happy I can share my geekdom with her.

Thank’s Mom. xoxo

I’m still trying to get her to come to the Hobbit this weekend but when Captain America 2 comes out… I’m taking her with me.