April Marvel Box: Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2

  • Star-Lord Patch
  • Gamora Pin
  • Secret Empire #0 Variant Edition
  • GOTG vol 2 Pop Shirt
  • Rocket Raccoon with a Baby Groot Pop Figure
  • Dorbz Ridez Star-Lord with the Milano

I’ve been getting some awesome shirts in these boxes. The pins and patches are cool and the figures are really nice but I’m a sucker for these shirts (even though they’re in the stylized Pop art). I have the feeling my kid is gonna end up stealing those figures…

This crate was certainly worth the price in terms of content. Those Pop figures ain’t cheap. I do like how I’m always pleasantly surprised by what Marvel sends me.

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December Marvel Box: X-Men

  • Storm Collector Corps patch
  • Magneto pin
  • Xavier’s School t-shirt
  • Mystique Rock Candy figure
  • Wolverine’s Motorcycle Pop Figure
  • Champions comic

If comics were a drug, X-Men would have been my gateway. I was SO into X-Men starting in grade school and up till college and I still keep tabs on what’s up in the universe now that my job is to get graphic novels for the library. Obviously, I was SUPER hyped for this box.

If I were to have one gripe, it would be the flagrant lack of Rogue here. She was always my favorite and I don’t think she gets enough spotlight time. Mystique is cool and all, tho.

But what X-Men fan in the UNIVERSE didn’t want an Xavier’s school shirt!? I don’t know why I didn’t think of that immediately when I heard this month’s theme for the box but that is my favorite item here. I may gift the other stuff but that shirt is all mine.

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Finally Watched It: “Luke Cage” Season 1

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I finished off Jessica Jones and went right into Luke Cage. Totally worth it.

If you don’t know already, this series follows former convict, Luke Cage, trying to make a life for himself in Harlem. When gang violence takes the live of someone he loves, he puts his super-human strength and impenetrable skin to use in order to bring order to the streets.

First off? AWESOME to see so many of my fellow African Americans on screen playing major roles (as good or bad guys or the creators themselves) in a hit series. Second, I have to say how awesome to see so many powerful, competent women on screen; again, as good and bad guys! And everyone is written so well, you connect with these characters from the very start.

I was hooked from start up until the final battle when I see this:

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Sorry, I burst out laughing. And it’s NOT the character’s fault! Despite having a major case of monologuing (is this gonna be a thing now? Between Diamondback and Negan, I am SO done with talking…), there was such buildup to the final face off between Luke and Diamondback that when he shows up in that outfit my first reaction was “What the fuck is this bootleg Judge Dredd bullshit and why is there a Roomba on his back?!” Any intimidation factor was instantly lost on me and I kept giggling whenever I looked at him. Hate on me if you want, but that get up is funny as hell.

Other than that and me wanting to just glomp on to Cage all the time (who wouldn’t wanna hug that gorgeous man…), this is a fantastic show. The writing, the acting, the music; all of it well thought out, contemporary, and ingenious. Sign me up for a Luke Cage hoodie because I am pumped for season two.

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Finally Watched It: “Jessica Jones” Season 1

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I know I said I wouldn’t do TV shows until I had more movies knocked off my very, VERY long list but since I have been threatened with various acts of violence, I made time for this show.

If you don’t know, this show is about the alcoholic super powered private investigator, Jessica Jones and her dealings with the twisted Killgrave. The first season follows her attempts to bring him down and reveals their sordid and twisted past.

I have to say with writing and story telling like this, it’s no wonder the movie industry is worried about losing money. Wickedly fun, beautifully flawed, and achingly sad all at the same time, this series impressed me nearly from start to finish. If I had any criticism, it would be that it started to be almost comical how often Killgrave would get away. Yes, I know this sort of show needs to have a villain that is there for at least one season but the plot points to keep him at large started to get a bit ridiculous. Also, the character motivations baffled me sometimes. Not to spoil too much but is it really worth freeing a murdering sociopath to solve your first-world problems? No. No, it is not.

I did LOVE how they handled how Jessica dealt with surviving abuse. I identified with a great deal of it except for the drinking. Girl, we need to get you some more fancy booze. Try Black Seal 151.ย More suited to killing zombies than human consumption (in my opinion) but you’re ‘gifted’ so you can take it.

Other than that, top notch! This series crosses over with Luke Cage so, I’ll be writing about that one next.

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Fangirl Loot Crate

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I was a little leery of this crate, to be honest. I was concerned it would be pandering nonsense but I actually love all this stuff!

  • DC Bombshell figure
  • Star Trek purse
  • Fangirls coloring book (it also came with tiny pencils)
  • Marvel women dress

And yes, those are tiny tribbles on the purse! Tiny tribbles!! I’m in love with it. The dress is fantastic and fits like a dream, the figure is cute, and if you’ve been on my Instagram lately, I have been practicing my coloring with coloring books so it’s just an all around useful and fun box. I’m so glad I got this!

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Marvel June Box: Women of Power

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This month we have:

  • Ms. Marvel patch
  • Spiderwoman pin
  • Squirrel Girl Pop figure
  • She-Hulk and Captain Marvel figures
  • Spider Gwen shirt
  • Civil War II comic

Spider Gwen shirt wins this box. This shirt is awesome. I still need to invest in a pin board to mount all the pins, I pass the patches on to my kid, I like the figures, but it’s the shirt that hooked me this time. I haven’t even read that comic yet. Very happy with this month’s box.

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April Marvel Crate: Civil War

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Hell yeah, baby! It’s Civil War time!

  • Collector Corps patch
  • Collector Corps pin
  • Civil War t-shirt
  • Black Panther comic
  • Dorbz Iron Man
  • POP Captain America and Iron Man
  • Civil War lanyard

Pretty fucking cool, right?! I am really gonna have to think of a way to display all these pins on a board or something because they are awesome and there are only so many you can put on your bag or coat without destroying them with holes. I think it would be awesome to have those on display in my office. I’ve been meaning to decorate it properly.

I’ll post pictures when the office is all spruced up. I’ve been working so hard on it so I have proper places for the collectibles I want to keep.

Next month’s box is supposed to be Women of Power so that should be just as cool!

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Marvel’s Deadpool Box

On the heels of seeing the Deadpool movie (fucking brilliant, by the way) I thought I’d shoot for the Deadpool box I got a random ad for in my Facebook.

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First I got some cool pins and a patch.

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There’s a comic, a stuffed Deadpool, a Pop head.. Thing… a Dorbz figure with a hat, and an awesome shirt.

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Here’s a better picture of the little stuff inside and the shirt. ๐Ÿ™‚

I dunno if I’d continue the Marvel box subscription but WOW. This stuff is awesome. Even the box has a cool design on it. I’ll probably keep it to store my colored pencils or something. But I can tell now that my kid is gonna grab most of this up since she LOVES Deadpool andย sinceย I refuse to let her see the movie under any circumstances EVER (yeah, there were kids in the theater when I went to see it…), she’s entitled to some merch. I’m not evil. At least in that regard. ๐Ÿ˜‰

That shirt is mine, tho…

I’m not gonna comment too much on the movie since tons of blogs have already done that, but I will say that it was amazing and I would see that again in a heartbeat. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m also gonna try the “Deadpool Workout” I found in Pinterest:

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Because why the hell not. Who wouldn’t want datass!

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August Loote Crate!

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Not that I needed another mug but this month’s LooteCrate was very awesome! I’d been thinking about getting an apron but I usually don’t spill things on myself when I’m cooking so I put it off. But now I have one! ๐Ÿ˜€

I guess there really isn’t much to say about this other than once again, I’ve been sent some awesome stuff!