This is the first year that I’ve partaken in Fantasy Football. Week One just about wrapped up and I am already addicted. I destroyed my opponent 111 to 63, courtesy of Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco defense. In just 4 plays of last nights game against Dallas, they scored 21 points. Sorry Cowboys fans.
Up until Sunday’s game I kept going back and forth between playing Cam Newton or Kaepernick. It looks like I made the right decision. Newton ended up sitting out last nights game due to bruised ribs. The real MVP on my team has to be Julius Thomas, who scored 28 points for my team. That’s 104 yards and 3 touchdowns! LeSean McCoy was originally projected to have 26 points but only had 11. It’s alright bud, we’ll get them during Week Two against Indy.
I’m terrible at coming up with Team names. My team name was originally Cheeky Bastards. BeerFest was the inspiration for that, as it was on the television at the time of sign up. In light of this weeks amazing win, I decided to change my team name to The Avengers and I found the perfect logo for my team too:
For some time now, I’ve wanted to see what these subscription boxes are about. I first heard about the concept after seeing a commercial for the Dollar Shave Club a few years back.
I noticed over the years, Subscription boxes were becoming more and more popular. They have boxes geared for pets, coffee items, men’s wear, nail polishes, etc… For a monthly fee, you get a box shipped to you filled with goodies. I couldn’t help but think, “What is the catch?”. If I only pay this amount, will they only send goodies worth the total of what was paid? Well, I finally decides to give it a try.
My August Loot Crate.
I signed up for a 3-month subscription to Loot Crate. Loot Crate provides “Epic geek + Gamer Gear” for $13.37 a month, which is about $20 when you include shipping.
I received my August Loot Crate today. I was actually impressed with everything I received. I should note that this month’s theme is “Heroes”. I received a Kid Robot Michelangelo figure (Valued at $15). I also received an LootCrate Exclusive Groot Funko Figure. Seeing how this is a LootCrate exclusive, It isn’t on sale anywhere but I did find some on eBay ranging from $20 to $60. (The original non-exclusive Groot is valued at $12.) This was easily my favorite item of the box especially because just a few weeks ago, my fiance and I hunted down the rest of the Guardian of the Galaxy Funko figures. Now we have one more to add to our collection.
I also received other little goodies such as a Proto Man Cinnamon flavored Air Freshener which is valued at about $2.50, some Ninja Turtles sunglasses that are going for $10, and a pair of Shwings valued at $8.75. When I first saw these, I had no idea what the hell they were. If this is popular now then I am clearly too old to keep up with these trends. I figured I could put them on a pair of my son’s shoes though. Most of what I will be receiving from these boxes will be passed down to him anyway. There was also a custom Pin, a LootCrate magazine, a magnet, and codes for three games. The codes are for Doctor Who: Legacy DLC, Defense Grid which is valued at $9.99 and Gauntlet DLC.
Overall, I think it was a good purchase. I like the idea of receiving random little goodies. The TMNT figure and the Groot alone pay for the monthly subscription, which answered my question from the beginning. It’s like a Christmas gift that you receive once a month.
I purchased a three month subscription with Loot Crate so I am interested to see what else I will be receiving in the future. If the next two boxes please me then I may continue my subscription afterwards. I think I’ll also look into other subscription boxes to try as well.