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#LootCrate Review: August 2015

As August's Villains 2 box arrives, will fans support Loot Crate's new direction? Read on to find out! Review by Matt Cummings Loot Crate appears to be at a crossroads. Having turned in an impressive run of subscription boxes in March , April , May , and June , July proved the company isn't willing to keep sending us the same thing every month. The once staple crop of a t-shirt surrounded by lower-end stuff was recently replaced with a cool figure, a hardbound book, and a rad batarang that's quickly become the most used bottle opener in the house. Some fans (like our own SandwichJohn) are opting out, with others complaining that Loot's LevelUp program is sending shirts that don't arrive with their Crate and ultimately don't fit. August's box of VILLAINS 2 is more of the same, leaving me to wonder how long customer loyalty will last. Remember Loot's promise: a $22 subscription should yield more in value than the cost. Let's see

Rumlow, A.K.A Crossbones, is Back

Looking Better Than The Last Time We Saw Him Story by David Clark Images have surfaced this past week showing Frank Grillo ’s character Rumlow finally taking on his villainous persona known as Crossbones. First appearing in the Marvel movie universe as part of Captain America’s S.T.R.I.K.E. team in Winter Soldier, Frank Rumlow has served as little more than a punching bag thus far. In Winter Soldier Rumlow and his team were assigned to apprehend and detain Captain America after the Captain withholds information from S.H.I.E.L.D., clearly a task that is easier said than done. Cornering Captain America in an elevator Rumlow and his team proceed to receive a royal beatdown. Unfortunately for Rumlow, getting his butt kicked was not the end of his troubles in Winter Soldier. At the movie’s conclusion Rumlow has the misfortune of having an airship dropped on top of him. One of the very last scenes in Winter Soldier is that of a badly burned Rumlow being carted into a hos

Custom Fan Box: Review: April 2015

Our subscription box reviews continue with Custom Fan Box. Review by Matt Cummings Subscription boxes - the monthly subscription service - are all the rage these days: you can go with the standard themes behind Loot Crate, choose a clothing line, and even get a little kinky from Unbound . While I haven't partaken of the latter, I have gotten deep into several geek boxes. This time, it's the new service from Pop-Up Tee's Custom Fan Box. Here's the deal: you choose the single month plan - that's all the choices you're given - and then select from a variety of radial boxes broken down into categories like favorite movies, television, etc. You're also asked to choose a shirt size, which doesn't appear to be the case for May's offering. That one asks you for a shoe size. But we're worried about April, and so here's the breakdown of Custom Fan Box's inaugural offering. First, let's be clear about expectations: you're pr

Event Review: Marvel Universe Live!

The high-octane show is exciting for kids and a welcomed activity for dads. Review by Matt Cummings It's not often when dads can get into the event side of the familial outing. That's usually reserved for moms and shows like Disney on Ice. But with this weekend's showing of Marvel Universe Live! in Sacramento, dads can add a new activity that won't bore them to tears and might actually entertain along the way. When Thor destroys the Cosmic Cube, sending the fractals to distant parts of the the planet, Loki returns to re-assemble it in his quest for worldwide domination. To do so, he'll need a cast of Marvel's most fearsome villains: Red Skull, The Sinister Six, and A.I.M. But there's a little group called The Avengers, led by Captain America and Iron Man, who have put together their own team to stop them. Hawkeye, Thor, and Black Widow join Bruce Banner, Wolverine, and Spider-man as they race across the continent to find the fractals before

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Announces New Cast Member

Luke Mitchell to Join Cast Story by David Clark Luke Mitchell will be playing a character of interest on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D when the show returns from break in March. Season two picked up after Captain America: The Winter Soldier set the Hydra plot line into motion. As the season developed additional storylines have opened up. A plot point relevant to Mitchell’s new character is an area of interest that has strung fans along since season one - Skye (Chloe Bennet). She was introduced as an activist hacker, yet with the progression of the show her origins have become a major mystery. Information from Marvel reveals that Lincoln, the character being played by Luke Mitchell, will be important as Skye’s story unfolds. “With the revelations surrounding Skye’s true identity in the Winter Finale, we knew we’d be introducing more Inhumans as our story progressed,” said Executive Producer Jeph Loeb Loeb introduces Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) as inhuman which is

What's Next for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

 Story by Matt Cummings **Warning: This post is loaded with spoilers for Episode 17 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. **   If you missed Turn, Turn, Turn  on ABC last week - and it looks like many of you did - then you missed the AofS  we had been hoping for since the pilot.  The series is in freefall now, with news of HYDRA infiltrating the spy agency, revealing sleeper agents even on Coulson's team.  With S.H.IE.L.D. in shambles and Victoria Hand dead, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and what remains of his team are on the run, cut off from their support system and with a new-old enemy in their rear view mirror.  The video above features the cast reacting to Turn , but it's the last five episodes that will determine whether the series returns for Season 2.  Stuck in 3rd gear for the first third of the season, viewers need answers to several burning questions, some of which we include below: Who's that blue dude?  While searching for a cure after Skye was