We’ve reviewed Loot Crates before, but this one… this one’s somethin’ real special. And shiny.
If you weren’t already aware, in a oh-come-on-we-can’t-not-buy-that move, Loot Crate announced a line of Firefly/Serenity themed crates – each one dedicated to a specific character, and packed to the brim with exclusive items.
And the latest crate we received was based not on a character in the traditional sense, but something that any Browncoat will swear has a personality and development over the course of the show – the titular Firefly-class transport ship, Serenity herself.
I singled out this crate not just because it was the latest we’ve received, but also because of how hard-wired into geek desires this one seems to be. By my estimation, it’s got the best value for money of any of the crates so far, with some excellent inclusions – as ever, most of them are exclusive.
I won’t give away all the contents, but I will share a few highlights that made us both squeeeee with joy.
First is the Mini Masters model that comes in every Firefly Loot Crate – this one is of the old girl herself, and comes with a screen-accurate dedication plaque.
Yep, that plaque is solid metal! It’s hefty enough to brain a no-good space-mad Reaver in a pinch.
Then there’s the product catalog for the ship – a la the ones you get bombarded with at car dealerships. It’s got pages of labelled diagrams and a spectacular cutaway of the whole ship:
There’s things that will appeal to lots of people – travelers, collectors, those that want t-shirts fit for big damn heroes. And I’m sure both aficionados of custom gaming computers and tuned cars will find somewhere to put these screen-accurate cargo warning labels.