Good Lord, I’m buried in subscription boxes this month! Just had notification that my Lucha Loot crate for this quarter was also on it’s way, so stay tuned for that if you enjoy these – I know some of these reviews end up somewhat popular so there you go!
Today, we’re looking at Deadpool Club Merc, a box that (so far) has mostly been on time, and features easily my favorite comic book character of all time, Deadpool! I was honestly worried about this crate a bit due to the tendency for new / meme Deadpool fans only really knowing about the character from social media and assuming he’s just a dude that runs around yelling “CHIMICHANGA!” constantly, like he’s a sitcom character. I’m not gatekeeper by any means, but this take on the character sort of annoys me and is a shell of how layered the character actually is.
I went ahead and paid for a year-long subscription, which likely makes me a sucker in a ponzi scheme if Loot Crate goes under due to the many issues I’ve mentioned in my coverage of Star Trek Mission Crate, but I’m a sucker for ‘Pool merch, and wanted that bonus gift.
was my investment worth it? Let’s find out.
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This quarter’s theme was:
You gotta STAY SHARP, kid! Hone your wits and your katanas with this collection of Deadpool gear that’ll help promote “strong mental focus.” Yeah, yeah, we see the irony.
While I never care about the box for these (nor the fact that they are often blamed for shipping delays) but figure I ought to share a pic of the packaging for those that want to get the full effect.
Spoiler Card / Small Art Print
This print is a weird size, but I’m sure I can find something to put it in, I absolutely love art prints as evidenced by the fact that my very own “man cave” looks like some sort of comic shop, and this would look great somewhere.
Deadpool Turnaround T-Shirt
Solid shirt design from the recent Duggan / Posehn comic run, I will likely have to wear this on casual Friday at work this week.
This is where we start to see the theme materialize here, I doubt I’ll actually use this to draw in since it’s so cool looking, it fun idea for a crate item. I’m not sure if you can see it well, but the faux-leather cover is absolutely gorgeous.
Deadpool Pencil Sharpener
When you want to draw in your new sketchbook, better have some sharp pencils! If only I had some of those laying aro…
Deadpool Dialogue Pencil Set
Deadpool Corps #1 Art Print
This is an awesome print, it’s done in grey-scale, but appears to be some sort of sparkly ink, almost making it look even more like a legit pencil sketch. it’s yet again a weird size I have no frames for (8 1/2 x 12) but I’ll see what I can do.
Deadpool Knifed Pin
Enamel pins are pretty standard now for crates, and this is a pretty fun one to have.
BONUS: Deadpool Club Merc Challenge Coin
This is a NICE coin! it’s really heavy and has great art on both sides – featuring Headpool on one side, and Dogpool on the other.
It might be the addition of the coin for this box, but I really enjoyed this crate despite the fact that many of the items are a glorified stationary set. It’s better curated than most WWE Slam Crates tend to be, and has some really cool items that I actually enjoy a lot. Even the fact of having some nice art on the back of the spoiler card making it the first spoiler card that doesn’t instantaneously end up in my recycling bin.
If I had to choose one item that made my day, the pencil sketch was awesome, and I hope stuff like that keeps up in the future.
Is this one worth the cash? I’d say yeah, but I’m a huge mark for Deadpool and the print and shirt are easily the price of the crate.