The theme of November’s crate was somewhat appropriate given the fact that it shared the month with the first of the Wizarding World crates. After skipping last month’s crate, I was a lot more interested in the franchises featured for this theme and so was looking forward to opening it up.
The Shirt & Pin
This month’s shirt was based on Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them and features an Obliviator recruitment poster. I really like both the colour and the design, and it’s super soft which is always a huge plus.
This month’s pin is connected to a downloadable upgrade for players who already own the Elder Scrolls online. It’s not a game I’m interested in getting, but the pin itself looks really nice and I’ll be happy to add it to my game bag.
The first thing I pulled out of the box was a Dr. Strange Q-fig. I really like this figure – the pose is dynamic, the translucent plastic magic effect is neat, and the statue’s expression has just the right amount of arrogant confidence to it. Plus a billowing cape makes everything better right?
Next up was the strangest comic crossover I’ve seen recently, in the form of a variant cover issue one of Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York – more Kurt Russell than any other comic! I’m looking forward to reading it just for the sheer ridiculousness of the concept – hopefully it won’t disappoint.
The final item in the crate was a really nice faux-leather journal featuring the Red Woman herself, Melisandre from Game of Thrones. It’s a nice size, with red highlights on the tinted page edges, ribbon marker & elastic. I’ll definitely be putting this to use, potentially as a gaming log.
Absolutely. This crate was a home run, with the free download being the only thing I was meh on, but that doesn’t even matter because the pin itself looks really good. Everything looked good and was something I can see fitting into my home/life. Definitely not regretting this one … but was the Wizarding World crate also worth it?