After returning from NYCC earlier this month, one of the first surprises in the mail for me was a new Loot Gaming box for me to review. The past few have been pretty cool, so I was very interested to see what they packed inside this Loot Crate box for October.
This month mostly revolves around Destiny 2, with a couple exceptions. First on the list is this amazing figure of Cayde-6 from their collectible figure line. You can see him fully decked out from head to toe with his gun scratched up and his piercing eyes. This set of figures is a little weird as they seem to make the head bigger than it needs to be, but hey, more power to them if that's how they wish to make them. I loved the way he looked right out of the box; he makes a fantastic collectible for any fan's desk or shelf.
Next up is a water bottle featuring the Talos I logo from Prey. Beyond the logo on the side, there's really nothing major or remarkable about the bottle. It's made from a thicker plastic to keep your drink colder longer and isolated from being contaminated. The top screws on with a flip-up nozzle to drink from. Its a cool water bottle, but unless you're a Prey fan, there's not much else to it.
Moving along into Borderlands territory, we have a box full of patches and puns from the game. This little item is a Loot Crate exclusive as you got a Torgue and Vladof patch you can sew onto whatever gear you have, while you got a Hyperion and Bandit pin for your bag or jacket. All of these are well designed and make for great wardrobe editions, no real issue here other than finding the right shirt to put them on.
Speaking of pins, this month's pin is an Augment pin, molded after the Strange Coin from Destiny. The work on it is badass with just the right amount of green highlight and wear and tear on the coin itself to make it pop. That being said, it does weigh a little extra than other pins in the past have, so you might want to look after this one and make sure it doesn't fall off.
Next up is the fold-out poster for the box, which is a simple Destiny 2 poster. It looks great and I would love to hang it on my wall, but it has the same issue I have with all the posters in these boxes, and that's the folds. I would love to get a poster in the future that's rolled up and not folded, because these take forever to undo the creases.
The final item is the make it or break it item for the box: the t-shirt. This one is, of course, a Destiny shirt with the Ghost symbol on the front (or Nolanbot if you prefer). It doesn't come out too well in the light, but the shirt is highly detailed with white lines that articulate the design, all against a bright blue background. This is a great shirt to have as it shows off you being a fan without the standard poster-like shirts you see everywhere.
This month's Loot Gaming crate was alright. It wasn't amazing and didn't make me jump for joy compared to previous months, but it wasn't a terrible box either. I got a real kick out of the figure and the shirt, and I'd say the pin was the worst item in the box. But if you're a Destiny fan, this was probably a major get for you. We'll see how November's box shapes up in a week or so.