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Loot Crate promised that July’s FUTURISTIC crate would contain “items from some of pop culture’s favorite prognostications of science and the future”. Rick and Morty was involved, so I was psyched for this box. Did it disappoint? Find out below. [click to continue…]


We’re diving in to the goodies that were found in Loot Crate‘s POWER box from May 2016.

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We were told that the QUEST box from Loot Crate would be special—but did it deliver?

Find out below along with the theme reveal for May (with 10% off code).

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Was Loot Crate‘s VERSUS box as disappointing as Batman v Superman? What’s April’s theme going to be?

Let’s find out the answers to these burning questions…

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I have to admit that I was really looking forward to the “DEAD” crate because of my love for all things Deadpool. I wasn’t disappointed on that front.

So let’s unbox this thing shall we?

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National treasure Betty White has seen Deadpool (she and Ryan have been “friends” since The Proposal in 2009) and she’s provided a delightfully profane review for your entertainment and edification.

It’s the only review that matters. Check it out below.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—I’m addicted to subscription boxes. I’ve tried pretty much everything, with the exception of a box that could be described as lifestyle-focused. That’s basically what Bespoke Post is—a subscription box that specializes in stylish lifestyle products for men.

They offered us a chance to check out a box, so I went with Homefront. It includes some classic carrying essentials—a Bear & Son Trapper Knife, Zippo lighter and the versatile P-38 Can Opener. Other boxes currently in the lineup include high end items for making the perfect cocktail, shaving, toting around your gear, upgrading your wardrobe and more.

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The recent snowstorm on the East Coast set our Loot Crate shipment back a bit, but the “Invasion” box for January 2016 was worth the wait.

Let’s take a peek inside…

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I’m a home automation junkie, so when I was asked to try out the new line of Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlocks I was like “absolutely”.

Because I’m exactly the kind of person that would spend money on something with smartphone compatibility but questionable usability. I mean, sure—I can remember three or four numbers. But now I don’t have to. Plus, I hate carrying around keys with a passion.

So, I spent a couple weeks using both the outdoor and indoor versions, and discovered a few reasons why Master Lock Bluetooth padlocks aren’t a completely frivolous purchase.

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Wil (Austin Butler), Amberle (Poppy Drayton), Eretria (Ivana Baquero)

Before I begin, a disclaimer: I have not read any of Terry Brooks’ Shannara books. It’s one of those series that I’ve been “meaning to read” forever, but I’ve yet to actually do so. Because of that, I have no idea how well The Shannara Chronicles hews to the books. So, the following thoughts are from a Shannara newbie.

When The Shannara Chronicles was announced, there was this weird mix of hope and fear: “Yay, someone’s making Shannara! Wait, it’s going to be on MTV? That can’t be good”.

I can see where people were coming from. How would a channel like MTV handle a story that had to have the look of high fantasy on a basic cable show budget? Would it be little more than a watered down Game Of Thrones or LOTR for teens? (Of course, many have criticized Shanarra for being a watered down LOTR in the first place.)

Okay, let’s be honest—this show is definitely geared towards teens. There’s romance. It’s full of attractive young people. But, if you can get past all that, you might find that MTV actually delivered fantasy that’s worth watching.

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