#678 [UNBOXING] Loot Crate – April 2016 – QUEST


Vikings Drinking Horn With Strap

[Chronicle Collectibles]

Make a toast to the gods with this replica drinking horn from History Channel’s breakout hit, Vikings. It comes with a handy strap to keep your horn close and to prevent hours of contemplation on how to balance it on a table without it falling over.

Harry Potter Socks

[Hyp Hosiery]

There are a lot of quests in the Harry Potter series. Rep the biggest quest of them all with these socks featuring Voldemort’s Horcruxes.

Labyrinth T-shirt

If you should ever accidentally wish goblins steal your younger sibling away, gear up with this Labyrinth tee before you go searching for them. Featuring the Goblin King himself, a host of his subjects and Sarah in her iconic ball gown, you’ll be avoiding oubliettes in style.

D20 Ice Mold

Keep your drink critically cold with this D20 ice mold. Perfect for making any beverage an adventure!

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End poster

Everyone enjoys a rolicking search for valuable artifacts, especially when it’s headed by a guy like Nathan Drake.

#674 [REVIEW] KittenEnchantment

Order Date: April 10th, 2016

Ship Date: April 12th, 2016

Delivery Date: April 18th, 2016

KittenEnchantment is a BDSM Kittenplay / Petplay shop on Etsy based in Bristol, UK. The shop is owned by M and Silver. KittenEnchantment sells a variety of tails, collars, tags and ears.

I order their Faux Leather Buckled Collar in Red and opted to not have a charm added [via notes] but it came with a charm & bell anyway.

The packaging is fairly discreet, my collar was packed in a purple plastic envelope with a KE sticker and a customs sticker stating simply “costume”. However, if one gets pretty feelsy with the package, you can make out a collar shape and with some movement, there’s a bell sound.

Inside the package you will find the collar placed in a pretty drawstring dust bag!

the collar fits well and comfortably without any pinching or snags. the hardware also holds up well to tugging without any unscrewing or general loosening. i only have the tiniest gripe over the ballpost and O-Ring being too small to hook a finger in. the stitching is very well done and there is no left over strings.

overall it’s well worth the price point and was shipped quickly! it will definitely make a good day collar!

Legal Jargon: I was not contacted by KittenEnchantment nor compensated with the collar for this review. the collar was purchased with my own money of my own accord and all thoughts / opinions of KittenEnchantment are strictly my own.

#672 [UNBOXING] Japan Crate – April 2016

 


Chip Star Ebikoubashi

The resealable tube of potato chips is a lot like American Pringles, but with a tasty Japanese flavor: Shrimp.

these tasted like straight up WAY TOO SALTY shrimp. definitely prefer the Seaweed flavor given in the February Crate over these.

Fruit Shop Gummy

Each fruit gummy tastes just like the fruit it’s shaped after! Just the right size, squishiness and sweetness!

i ate these entirely too fast to get an out-of-package shot BUT THEY WERE THAT GOOD.

AND I WANT MOOOOOORE.

Sakupan Giant Wafer

Sakupanda is back in another form, a giant cookie wafer! Enjoy this creamy, chocolatey goodness in cute panda form.

you might be familiar with the smaller Sakupan cookies that are bitesized. chocolatey wafer cookie in the shape of a panda. NOMNOMNOMNOM.

Fue Ramune

Another take on the classic Fue Ramune whistle candy featured in the anime/manga Dagashi Kashi! Blow through the small hole to create a loud whistling sound. Use them to “entertain” your friends & family!

they reminded me of Lifesavers/Breathsavers due to their shape but nothing terribly exciting to write home about. like any other Ramune-flavored candy it just tastes like soda……and i nearly fully deafened myself trying out the whistle part of it.

Rock, Paper, Scissor Gummy

A gummy hand that comes in the shape of Rock, Paper or Scissors. Try to guess which shape you’ll get, or open yours with a fellow subscriber to play!

not exactly exciting! it was a Coke-flavored gummy and the shape reminded me of those sticky hands you get in the capsule machines at the supermarket.

i’m guessing I got Paper? since usually you flatten your hand out like that to signify Paper.

ALL CRATE BONUS – Kawauso No Kotsume

An adorable gachapon prize from AMUSE, one of Japan’s most famous toy & prize makers.

this little otter was a bonus item given due to the delays of the March & April crates due to port issues where Japan Crate’s HQ is located. it’s a super cute toy and is currently hanging out with all the other little trinkets on my desk. 🙂

#670 [Inside The Theme – Play With Pixels]

Who is your favorite female video game character, and what makes her especially awesome?

Fang from Final Fantasy XIII, she’s fiercely loyal to her partner Vanille and will probably crush your skull with her bare hands

MMORPG, sandbox, platformer, strategy, or story mode – What is your favorite game genre or type of game?

RPGs mostly. i don’t care much for MMOs, especially subscription-model MMOs. i don’t put enough time into it to justify dropping $14 a month for some of them.

What was the first video game and/or console you ever owned? (And would it hold up today?)

that i owned personally? Game Boy Color. Family-shared consoles date back to the NES.

When did your family first get their own personal computer, what kind was it, and what do you remember using it for?

i don’t know when we got it, but we got an Apple II from my grandfather that we mostly just played games on. Eventually we got a Windows PC with Windows 95 and AOHELL dial-up, i was eight at the time and Fathership’s friend got us all set up and i remember coming home from school where they made a sign to put on the door that said “Hooray! The New Computer is here!” and i was so excited that i nearly smacked myself in the face with the storm door trying to get in the house to see this new shiny amazing piece of technology. sure we used PCs in school [Windows 3.1 and Mario Teaches Typing] but holy cow we finally had one in the house! later on that year, i was over at B’s house and B’s brother’s then girlfriend introduced me to Furcadia in which 7 years later [2003-ish] i would meet a lot of great people i still consider friends today, two of them i’ve even met in meatspace.

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