Loot Crate February 2016 Dead Unboxing: Of Deadpool And Walkers


What’s in a word? When the word is “dead,” it can be a lot. Specifically, the most popular movie and TV show in all the land at the moment both have that word in their titles, and as luck would have it, Loot Crate has taken advantage of that fact with a “Dead” theme for its February 2016 shipment.

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(Note: Luck probably had nothing to do with it, upon further reflection!)

While Deadpool takes center stage since he appears on this month’s shirt and the most prominent other item in the box, he’s sharing the spotlight with The Walking Dead. Honestly, that’s the only other IP that can match him for popularity this month, so it’s a match made in … well, not in heaven, given who we’re talking about. It also works out nicely because the Merc With a Mouth has a bit of a history with zombies himself. Let’s see who has the least gross face in this Loot Crate February 2016 Unboxing, shall we?

The Box

It’s kind of a little thing in the overall package, but Loot Crate always makes up for the plain exteriors of its boxes by greeting you with something cool on the inside. In this case, it’s a zombie inviting you to head to lootcrate.com/experience to get the lowdown on the items, what this month’s lucky Mega Crate winners have won and more.

The Shirt

Sigh … if only this shirt had arrived before I went to see Deadpool. Wait, that’s right — I haven’t seen it yet, which puts me in the minority of comic book fans, I know.

Anyway, this bright red tee features Wade Wilson dropping in to express his love for tacos. Similar shirts online go for around $2o or more.

The Figures

Both of the figures in this February Loot Crate are exclusives. The bigger and more obvious of the two is a Deadpool Q-Fig Figure from Quantum Mechanix. It features Wade either out-running or simply riding out and explosion, ready to dish out some pain with dual swords. He’s in his gray X-Force costume too.

The other figure requires some assembly, as it’s a blind-bagged The Walking Dead construction set figure from McFarlane Toys. You’ll either get Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon (crossbow at the ready!) or a walker, and our box contained the zombie.

Everything Else

It’d be hard to imagine any other geek subscription service including anything as unique as this item from The Walking Dead.

Yep, it’s Daryl’s walker ear necklace alright, but it’s also soap on a rope. Not sure too many fans will want to use it as soap, but in a pinch, it’s nice to know one of your collectibles could also get you clean.

Finishing off this month’s assortment is the February 2016 Lootpin, which looks like a crate itself has returned from the dead, and a copy of LC Magazine, with tips on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, a TWD character quiz, an interview with Rahul Kohli of iZombie, Deadpool’s own taco recipe and more on the Mega Crate loot for this month. And by the way, if the winner wants to hook me up with that awesome Deadpool leather motorcycle jacket, I wouldn’t say no.

Is it Worth it?

Loot Crate promises to deliver $45 of value in every shipment, and we broke it down this month like this based on the retail prices of similar items.

  • Deadpool t-shirt: $20
  • QMx Q-Fig: $15
  • McFarlane TWD Construction Set figure: $6
  • TWD Soap on a Rope: $10 (based on what people are selling it for on eBay)

In addition, this crate also includes a code for a free Carl Grimes character in The Walking Dead: Road to Survival mobile game, which is a $10 value. Adding it all up gets us to just over $60 in value, thus easily delivering what Loot Crate advertises.

From a purely subjective standpoint, the theme for this month also worked nicely since it covered just two properties. If you like both Deadpool and The Walking Dead, you’re gold, and if you like only one of them, there’s almost no way you don’t know someone who would appreciate the other items.

Disclosure: Bam Smack Pow was provided with a free February 2016 Loot Crate for the purposes of this review.