"Loot Crate" Review - Villains 2...I'm A Bit Disappointed
Well, I got my Villains 2 Loot Crate the other day... Gotta say, I'm a bit disappointed.
There's some neat things, sure, but if you don't include the pin there's only 4 items. Sure, it's neat to get a Los Pollos Hermanos apron from Breaking Bad, I kinda like the Joker wooden figure, my girlfriend and I now have a pair of Venom/Carnage cups, and I really like the Hydra pin (Hail Hydra!!!) but... I dunno. It just felt... underwhelming. Old. Boring. I love Breaking Bad, and I get that there's still tons of new fans coming into it, but BB has been over for 2 years now, so it's a bit of an old shtick now. And as much as I love Carnage and Venom, I feel these cups are trying to recapture the glory that was about 15+ years ago, really. Venom and Carnage haven't really featured in Marvel for a while (not counting Agent Venom). And, oh look, what a surprise, ANOTHER Joker item. (Hail) Hydra pin is absolutely awesome, and both my girlfriend's and my favorite item, but one item out of four?
This was a weak Loot Crate. I mean, yeah, they can't all be winners, buuuut... I mean, Loot Crate missed a fantastic opportunity to cash in on any number of
villains from the last year and the future. Suicide Squad is on the rise, so we could have gotten something for Deadshot or Harley Quinn. Marvel had Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and Daredevil, so they could have featured Ultron, Yellowjacket, or Kingpin. In addition, the Flash has been breaking barriers on the CW, as has
Arrow, both of which have introduced people to a plethora of new villains to choose from, but nope, nothing from them. And there's a new Star Wars coming with New Star Wars Villains. Hell, Gaston has apparently been rising in "popularity" recently, so why couldn't we have had something for him? Instead I got Breaking Bad Apron that is way too small for me(I'm a big guy), Carnage(I got Carnage. My girlfriend got Venom.) mug that I'll probably never drink out of, Wooden Joker Toy that's probably being given as a gift to someone, and the absolutely best thing of a Replica Hydra Pin that is an official Replica from Captain America: The First Avenger. (Did I mention HAIL HYDRA!!!)
So, if I had to rate this Loot Crate I would give it a 5 out of 10. (I was gonna say 2, but that Hydra Pin really is one of my favorite things to ever come in a Loot Crate) Overall bad crate, but not so bad that I'm going to unsubscribe from the service. They will get a poor review in my customer survey, though.
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