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Loot Gaming – November 2016 Unboxed


Let’s get ready to Rumble!

The latest crate to arrive from the Loot Gaming subscription is the Rumble one, and as always seems to be the way at the moment, it has to follow a cracking crate. Battleground brought collectibles and reading material, as well as cool gadget that’ll come in very handy. What on earth can Rumble do to match, or outdo the previous crate? Well, having stuff from extremely popular franchises certainly helps!

There are a whopping six items, all with a very different purpose to ensure it’s a varied Rumble themed offering. A few months back, Loot Gaming surprised me with the inclusion an exclusive Overwatch Funko Pop! of the adventurous Londoner, Tracer. Overwatch was named as being a part of this newest crate, and I instantly became excited when I saw that Funko Pop! logo again. Sadly, disappointment overcame me. Not because it was the shotgun-wielding Reaper, but more so at the fact it’s just a regular version, with no exclusivity whatsoever. Of course it’ll join the ranks of my collection, however, I could’ve bought it from anywhere myself and standard items are not why I love the Loot Crate scheme.

Nevertheless, I can always cheer myself up with the grey coloured, fingerless, Sonic themed gloves. On the back of each hand is Dr Eggman’s face – or Dr Robotnik’s to some of you – with a massive grin and ‘Game’ printed on one of them and ‘Over’ on the other. These are ideal for a gaming session; showing them to your friends when you annihilate them on a game, with a big smug look on your face of course. That’s a priceless moment right there.

Now, I’m not the biggest Zelda fan, but for those that are there’s an exclusive pair of socks to slip on, featuring Link’s arch nemesis… Ganondorf. The socks themselves are black with an 8-bit design of Ganondorf below the cuffs. From a distance they wouldn’t be noticeable as to what they represent, but you’d know and that’s all that matters. Personally though, I think they’re a bit bland and won’t be wearing them anytime soon.

Everyone has a fridge right? Well, okay a lot of people do. So why not have a Super Mario Bros. magnet to stick on the magical door to all your chilly products? It certainly looks the part, Mario is spot on, but not for the first time in this crate I’m thinking ‘That’s utterly useless to me’ – and I’m usually quite easily pleased. Imagine my face when I saw a pack of Pac-Man plasters, albeit they can be used as part of a Loot Gaming contest, I was dumbstruck. Cheap and tacky come to mind.

The stage is set for Titanfall 2 to rescue the situation, and it’s yet another wearable item… a t-shirt. It has a black background, with a Titan in black and white which is helped to stand out by an orange splatter behind it. The Titan is none other than Tone, an absolute beast of a chassis aided by an arsenal of rocks and a 40mm cannon. I barely last ten seconds with Tone on the battlefield, however, now I can proudly show Tone off without dying in what is a darn cool tee. I just need some pants now and I’m all set for a night out!

Obviously there’s also the standard coin pin included, this time featuring two boxing gloves colliding together. Otherwise, that’s your lot. The one item to steal the show turned out to be a bog-standard piece of Overwatch merch, whilst the tee was the saving grace in providing the exclusivity we all desire. I’ve not been this underwhelmed in a crate for a long while, and never before in the Loot Gaming line of crates. Next month’s Loot Gaming ‘Mythic’ promises not one, but two figures and will feature the popular franchises of Assassin’s Creed, Dragon Age, Castlevania, and Okami.

Will you be getting involved in the near future? Have you already signed up, and if so, were you just as disappointed with Rumble? Let us know!

James Birks
James Birks
Been gaming casually since the SNES as a youngster but found my true passion for games on the Playstation 1 (the forbidden word ooo). My addiction grew to its pinnacle with the purchase of an Xbox 360 & Xbox Live Service. A recovering GS hunter that will still play literally any game.
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