The latest crate of gaming goodness, the Mecha themed Loot Gaming September 2016 box, has arrived from Loot Crate’s monthly subscription service. With a generally earmarked value of around $60 per package, is the crate of 4-6 items worth picking up? We take a look at the contents of ‘Mecha’ and determine whether it lives up to the expectations.
Upon opening Loot Gaming, my eyes were instantly drawn to one of the standout pieces this month from the Deus Ex franchise. It’s an exclusive Deus Ex Mankind Divided Adam Jensen mini-figure, and although he’s normally an absolute cybernetic badass, the mini-figure is way too cute. The head is slightly larger than the body and he stands on a lovely gold base, which matches his glasses perfectly. There’s a QR code on the box to unlock bonus content, the look is on-point and it’s a great addition to my already bulging figure collection.
Now, you may not want to go out partying wearing the next item, but you cannot deny the pure quality of the 100% cotton Destiny Tee. Being mainly black in colour allows the focal design of the three Destiny classes to catch the eye with vibrant maroon, orange and teal colours behind the Hunter, Titan and Warlock. There’s no doubt it’s great to wear for casual occasions, representing Destiny whilst attending a gaming convention or even during an epic session on the game itself, because why not?
You can be a real trend setter with the other wearable included, a LawBreakers black and red snapback cap. Designed by former Gears of War lead designer Cliff Bleszinski, LawBreakers is an upcoming first-person shooter set to release this year. So, the cap works as a marketing tool and to give us Loot Gaming subscribers the chance to get ahead of the curve. Even without knowing what the game is, the sad/dead face works regardless as a cool design on its own.
So far, I’m already pleased with the offerings and the rest of the items will just be the icing on the cake, right? Sort of. The most disappointing item comes in the form of an iron-on patch of Bioshock’s Big Daddy, with glow-in-the-dark eyes. This is mainly due to the fact I don’t care for such applications and realistically, will it last once applied? It’s neat visually but not something I’d like to see again.
It’s almost time to wrap this up then I can grab a bottle of Coca-Cola to chill out and do a spot of gaming. Well isn’t it darn lucky there was a chrome silver bottle opener included from the world of Borderlands… and it’s only bloody Claptrap shaped! I can assure you it’s entirely functional, but it looks far too good to be overused and the collector in me will only ever use it on special occasions when I want to show off in front of other gamers.
As always, Loot Gaming September came with a keepsake pin, which suits the Mecha theme perfectly as it shows a hand that’s half human/half robotic. Aside from the patch, I can see plenty of use in the items received this month, and the Adam Jensen figure will get pride of joy beside miniature versions of Naruto and Goku – he’s in good company. It’s easily worth the money and I implore you to buy the next edition of Loot Gaming featuring Gears of War 4, Dead Rising 4, Dark Souls, Fallout 4 and Battlezone for a Battleground theme. If it’s anything like the standard of this one then it’ll be a cracker.