The Man Child: Hail Hydra!

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Hello again! Hope everyone had great weekend. Got me some cool nerdy things to talk about, so let’s get into it shall we?

About a month ago I decided to try out Loot Crate. The Newest box theme was Villains 2 (Electric Boogaloo?). I will say that Loot Crate does manage to ship out pretty nifty items. Are they all things I would say “aw man, take my money” if I saw them at a Convention or Hot Topic, maybe not, but cool none the less.

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This month in Villains 2, we received a Breaking Bad Los Pollos Hermanos apron (which reminds me of the apron I used to wear back when I worked at Lego) A Venom Ceramic Mug (some people got Carnage instead, a Wooden Joker painted Figure, and a really awesome Hydra pin from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

So let’s start with the perplexing item, the painted wooden Joker figure. It’s cool looking, but outside of that its existence befuddles me. Just by looking at it you can tell it is an “abstract rendition” of the Joker. The figure has some moving parts. its arms can swing at the shoulders and its bottom half twists, and that’s about it for possibility.  The most confusing part to this item is the swappable heads. On one head, the mouth says “heehee” and the other “haha” what I don’t get is why it has swappable heads. According to the cartoon on the inside of the Loot Crate box, this figure is a robot made by the Joker, so maybe that’s why. But much like most things DC Comics related these days, it looks kinda cool but I don’t get it.

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Next up is the Ceramic Symbiote mug. Some people got the Venom Mug, some got the Carnage mug.  I personally think that the Venom mug looks much better than the carnage mug, as it looks more like the character. From what I’ve seen of Carnage, he looks a little cheesy. The part I like the most on this mug it the handle. Venom’s tongue wraps around to make the handle which is a nice touch. It brings some nice contrast to the mug that the carnage mug was lacking.

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Now what can I say about the Los Pollos Hermanos apron? It’s a good quality apron? It reminds me of the apron I had to wear when I worked at lego? I mean, if you’re a Breaking Bad fan you’re probably all about this piece. It unfortunately is a little lost on me since I am of the crowd that is severely behind on that show. don’t get me wrong, what I’ve seen of the show so far was fantastic, there just isn’t enough time in the day to keep up with everything I’d like to.

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And now for what I consider the “Coup de Grace” of this box, the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Replica Hydra Lapel Pin by EFX Collectibles exclusive for Loot Crate. the pin appears to be a a Die Cast, with a lot of detail. There’s not really much that I can say because it is a pin, but it looks really authentic and BAD ASS!

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Nelson is a Washington DC based actor, Graphic Designer, and is nerdy about pretty much everything. He loves movies, comics, video games, art, and life. though if he disagrees with something (like the direction of the DCCU) you'll know. His spite knows no bound, haha!

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