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    • December Holiday Update (where's my RT Box impressions post?)

      3 weeks ago

      gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      Hey everyone,

      Xmas eve here in ol' down unda, and I'm about to break some ~news~.

      I would have gladly posted my impressions for November's RT Box, but I don't have it.

      My shipment was delayed until the 19th of December. Yeah, it's kind of outrageous, even in a busy time like December - because they usually ship RT Boxes by at least the end of the concurrent month. That's why I'm annoyed, because it shouldn't have been affected by the December rush. At least it exists, right?

      It's on its way, but with it sitting in Illinois, I highly doubt I'll receive it in 2017. December's RT Box is also looking to be delayed even with the message from the staff the they would try and improve the shipping times.

      Gotta say this is the most disappointed I've been with the RT Box service so far. Especially now that I'm paying the month by month fee, as there's no other option. Taking my 50 or so dollars promptly at the beginning of the month doesn't really feel justified when I ain't getting for the majority of what I paid for. Hopefully this improves and I definitely will be posting updates on that.

      On that sour note, let's move onto nicer things. My well wishes to y'all and your loved ones. I'm going to be trying to get through my disjointed family xmas tomorrow. Let's just say, er, it never really goes well.

      Here's to 2018 and I sincerely hope things begin to look up...globally.

      Thanks to everyone that's taking this weird review journey with me!

    • RT Box October 2017 Impressions (Plus three 50% off codes for Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars to giveaway!)

      1 month ago

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      Well hey there! This RT Box took its damn sweet time getting to me from Sydney (landing on Friday and waiting almost a week is terrible postal service). I'm also still having some slight issue with sideways photos, but only some. So, there's that.

      The highlight of November is of course the Rooster Teeth Extra Life stream that raised a massive 1.2 MILLION DOLLARS for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Once again the community has outdone itself and I'm ecstatic that we will be getting Achievement Hunter the Musical as a thank you. I was able to catch a good chunk of the stream live and enjoyed it immensely (about 12 hours of it; the second hour and then the last half), Michael with Iris was adorable and the Whose Spot is it Anyway segment was pure comedy gold. My internet held out spectacularly. Anyways, if you donated, shout out to you! 

      Getting onto the point, say hello to the 2 SPOOKY themed RT Box. Obviously this was for Halloween, but it's kind of late for that. 2 Spooky is a beloved ritual of the Extra Life stream though, so, let's pretend it makes sense for November.

      Let's take time to appreciate the greeting card that comes to us from Pikachu-spooky-boy Kerry Shawcross (who was sick and didn't get to participate in Extra Life this year, in case you didn't know). There are majestic gravestones that have the Achievement Hunter, Funhaus and ScrewAttack logos (shoutout to Chad, an MVP of the stream). There are also gravestones for Gus, died from grumpiness; Burnie (with a Tesla logo), burned; Barbara, punned to death; Gavin, couldn't be bothered. And as you can see, a fully sick coach and undead horses.



      What spooky items will go bump in the night? Look boolow!

      - one RWBY Grimm skull shirt (gray; with glow-in-the-dark art)

      - one RWBY Roman Torchwick candle (orange; pumpkin spice scent)

      - one 5 Nights at Rooster Teeth magnet (multicoloured)

      - one RWBY Blake Belladonna Papercraft (black; cat [get it?])

      - one 2 Spooky Skull Blaine pin

      - #9 of 12 of the Rooster Teeth Season 1 Gold Cards, featuring RWBY (about 20% were signed by someone from the CRWBY)

      - one Steam code for a free download of Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars; as well as three codes for 50% off the game which I am happy to give to anybody that comments and asks!

      Holy moly, this box is full of RWBY...I LOVE IT!

      The shirt does not have a glow in the dark sticker nor does the card mention it, but it was on RT's instagram story a while ago and it was shown glowing. I tested it and it does indeed glow. As far as I remember the white print [sans the RWBY logo] is glow-enabled. As for the design, this is rad as hell and there's nothing creepier than a Grimm. Well, except for Raven, maybe. This is another lightweight shirt like the last RWBY one.


      And if you weren't satiated by that, take a look at this Roman candle! No, wait, Kerry specifically said it's a candle of Roman, not a Roman candle. Torchwick is [real spoiler if you've not watched Volume 3 of the show] dead but he was also kind of creepy, so that's spooky!

      My mother and sister LOVE this candle scent immensely! I don't know what's with Americans and pumpkin spice, but this is that in a candle. It reminds me of gingerbread, honestly it smells 90% of cinnamon, but it's more pumpkin-ey. Also, great colour, and it looks to be made in Arkansas (I also don't know why this is not pronounced like Kansas with an ar at the beginning). +1 for quality. The label application leaves a tiny something to be desired, but this is neat.


      Five Nights at Rooster Teeth, a play on the cult-popular indie game Five Nights at Freddy's, was an episode of Immersion. Gavin and Michael (and Barb and Lindsay in the FIRST bonus ep) controlled cameras inside the Stage 5 security room, watching evil versions of RT characters such as 'demented' Pongo the puppet (from the RT Short 'Pongo!'), an Ursa Grimm from RWBY, former Achievement Hunter Ray Narvaez Jr's wrestler Mr. Diddlez from the Let's Play of WWE 2K14, and of course a murderous Rooster. 


      There's a shirt with the same art, if you like it and were unaware, and it's on sale! This is a big magnet, about hand sized, and my hands are not small. It's quite thick, almost 1cm, and the magnet portion of that is about 1/4 of that. This is in the same style as the Michael Jones bottle opener, which I just now realised is also a magnet.

      To go with last month's Yang Papercraft, a little black cat (spoopy!) made her way into this box. Blake the cat Faunus goes great with Yang, because I have to remind you that they're definitely gay, and also, we can forget that nothing bad happened in RWBY ever. Just like with the previous papercraft, you gotta be careful not to rip tabs off. They're quite sturdy, but the little tabs are vulnerable, especially if you're angry like I was when I put it together (unrelated to this). They are cathartic, though. Once again though, an edge was a bit off in the body area and the one of the head tabs doesn't quite fit in its slot. This is a carbon copy of the Yang model, just with the print changed. The picture I got ended up sideways so I'll leave that out.

      "SPOOKY!" - Blaine Gibson  blaine

      This pin is an amazing tribute. The foil trays and the green skull are spot on and I love it. I won't ever look at it without hearing "spooky!". The shiny part is the actual metal part of the pin, with black, white and green enamel accents. Can I say spooky one more time?


      I will admit, I've been waiting for the RWBY Gold card to show up. It makes sense for it to be in October's box to coincide with Volume 5's premiere, and I did expect RWBY to show up in this box, but I was spoiled. I will mention that this one seems to have less effort put into it than others, as it's just a regular ol' background with the in-show models of the characters instead of special art. Also, the text is pixelated. Anyway, here's the back of the card; I just noticed it says 1/12 instead of 9/12 so maybe they rushed this one. RWBY scores 10 in attack; 4 in colours because that's the joke; 7 in arms...TOO SOON! #LetYangBeHappy

      The description is quite clearly taking the piss. FYI Blake doesn't have a tail because Faunus only have one animal trait. Stop giving her a tail, fandom!


      And last but not least, there's a free copy of Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars on Steam for me. This game is published by Rooster Teeth, so they're handing out 50% off codes! As I mentioned earlier, just comment if you would like a 50% off code. I already used my code, and the others are blanked out to prevent any unauthorised use...actually they weren't when I posted, because I swapped a photo out, so one might be used - but I doubt it. I fixed that up so there may or may not be three, oops! I also still don't think I used my Warhammer code from last year but it might have expired. If anyone wants that I can find it and see if it's still valid.


      Don't forget you can check out the photos again, any of them, if you want, in my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album.

      And that wraps up the dead body- I mean, this post. To my American friends, I hope you have a lovely holiday season as Thanksgiving is coming up and idk I think there's other things but I'm not sure so I'll be generic. On top of that, who knows whether or not I'll get next month's box before the post office craps out for Xmas, so, well wishings to y'all for that and whatever you celebrate. I'm wearing my Thanksgiving/Christmas themed shirt from last year's box, and it's almost time to get out my ol' Relient K Christmas record to pretend I'm cheerful!

      Let it snow baby, let it reindeer.


    • RT Box September 2017 Impressions

      2 months ago

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      Well, hi there! This one took awhile, but it did make it before the end of the month. I'm going to apologise in advance for all my photos being sideways but I can't seem to fix that issue. In addition to things I didn't do right, I totally forgot that last month marked a whole year of RT Boxes for me. Time flies!

      Let me start off by saying that I recently used my Burnie Burns packing cubes (from way back when) and my AHWU repair kit (from last box) on my latest trip. The packing cubes are very handy indeed, and the first aid kit was helpful to take care of my busted toe when I was short on supplies. Oh, and the AH Cocktail shaker is pretty fun to use now that Spring has sprung. A+ to the RT Boxes of the past.

      Moving on to the present, this month's RT Box is coming at you from the man, the legend, Joel Heyman! joel

      I think it's GOLD themed, which is ironic, but it definitely suits Joel's interests. He's giving us a quarterly portfolio report, and I think you might be interested in the gold-based assets I've just acquired.

      Complete with their worth, the gold I scored looks something like this:

      - one Heyman Holdings, Inc. (SHRT) ↑ 9.16% ......... shirt (black [and gold])

      - one RWBY Papercraft, LTD. (RWBY) ↑ 0.04% ....... Papercraft kit of RWBY (Yellow [Yang])

      - one Golden Gus Beverages (GUS) ↑ 3.14% ......... Golden Gus silipint (black [and gold])

      - one Monarch Laboratories (KING) ↑ 6.66% ........... Mad King Ryan pin (gold)

      - one Funhaus Group (FNHS) ↑ 0.69% .................... Funhaus license plate (white)

      - three The Ramsey Corportation (GRIF) ↑ 0.22% ... Geoff stickers (black [and gold])

      - #8 of 12 of the Season 1 Rooster Teeth Gold Cards featuring Let's Play

      Right off the bat, Joel's throwing down some intense shit. He hasn't slept in 79 hours and also blacked out the other day and established a financial consulting firm. Heyman and Co. recommend you buy gold. Also, nice toweryou got there. Shout out to the dude that cosplayed it at RTX London and got signed by Joel! This is a nice design, very eye catching. This one's a lightweight material, good for me.


      Time for another obscure RWBY item. I present to you, a square Yang I built all by myself. Yang is yellow, and so is gold.


      I unfortunately ripped off a tab on one of the arms but managed to fix it with a bit of tape. The construction of the body seems a bit odd in one place but the whole thing is pretty well made, with sturdy 'paper'. Insert joke here about how inaccurate this model of Yang is now.

      I've been blessed (or cursed, as my sister thought) with another cup. Remember the Golden Gus from On The Spot? Now he's on a cup. Silipints are much less expensive to ship than a gold pint glass, so this is what we got. Silipints are also pretty pricy (for a cup) so it's nice to see something other than the usual plastic.


      Getting sick of the sideways images? I AM!

      Or how about X-Ray & Vav? Remember that one? Mad King Ryan makes his RT Box debut in GOLD! It's a King pin! Get it? It's shiny like his golden crown.


      You probably haven't forgotten about ol' Funhaus over in the Golden state, California. This is a golden state plate. Fun. It's metal, maybe tin, I can't be sure. It's got nice embossed letters and the lettering is top notch.


      What's that, Joel? You had a dream about a puppy? And it told you that people like the Geoff Ramsey shirt designs? They do. And Joel likes stickers, and puppies. Pat the dream puppy. Pat these three Geoff stickers.


      Grif is also orange, I believe. Orange is kind of like gold.

      Last but not least, #8 of 12 of the Season 1 Rooster Teeth Gold Cards. This month's card features Let's Play, with 20% of them being signed by members of the frankly, huge, Let's Play family. I managed to get none of them to sign mine. Take a look at this old school Bejewled design - none of that Candy Crush nonsense. Let's Play scores a nasty 0 on friendship; an abismal 1 on collaboration...and a whopping 80085 on NSFW. Somehow, I don't think that even covers it.


      With that, I bring you to the end of my portfolio report. Gold is abundant in this box and I'm all the richer for it! Except that I'm not, and I'm actually poorer.

      Don't forget you can check out the photos again, any of them, if you want, in my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album.

      Get some sleep, Joel. Pat the dream puppy.


    • RT Box August 2017 Impressions

      2 months ago

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      Howdy folks!

      A sincere I-hope-you-haven't-been-affected-by-a-natural-disaster message, and well, if you have...a sincere I'm-sorry-you-have-been-affected-by-a-natural-disaster. Today I've gotten about five bushfire notifications so at least you're not alone. Australia sucks when it gets set on fire! You'll even notice that my photos have returned to being taken in sunlight again, because we've been getting a lot of it now we've hit Spring.

      Getting back on track to something a bit more lighthearted, August's RT Box looks to be survival themed. Hey, I only said it was a bit more lighthearted, right? This one is perfectly timed for me since the Day 5 season 2 finale is right around the corner, and if you're unaware, that show is all about surviving the apocalypse. If you haven't seen Day 5, I highly recommend it!

      It's coming from Josh Flanagan, who is a key component of what makes Day 5, literally! He learned that it's best to be prepared for the end of days from his neighbour; these lessons long surpassed that man's ability to avoid jail.

      Now, whether your apocalypse is a sleepy one, or otherwise, get ready to pack some useful items such as:

      - one Day 5 Sandman's Oasis glow in the dark shirt (light blue, with parts that glow!)

      - one rechargeable Day 5 flashlight (bright!)

      - one AHWU first aid/repair kit (red)

      - one 'Headlight Fluid' flask gavin (transparent red)

      - one RWBY Dragon Grimm sticker (matte finish)

      - one 'Vault Boy' Geoff Ramsey pin geoff

      #7 of 12 of the Season 1 Rooster Teeth Gold Cards, featuring Day 5 (20% were signed by the survivors that make the characters in that show somehow not dead yet).

      - one Steam code for Serial Cleaner from iFun4All S.A.

      We have our first glow in the dark shirt this month! While it's not the first glow in the dark item (I think last October held the glowing RWBY pins), it's certainly still 100% cooler than non-glow in the dark items. I do like the design and I love the show so there's nothing to lose here, and the shirt is quite thick in terms of material. Apparently the glow gives a hidden message...



      Look at that bona fide glow! I got a way better picture of the glow - but it's sideways and I either can't fix it or can't be bothered finding a fix. It's sneaky and says Day 5 instead of 'day or night'.

      The flashlight is a really handy item! This one says 'do not fall asleep' on it, the standard Day 5 mantra, and it's super duper BRIGHT! A rechargeable one is also way better than using batteries, as per one of my preferences for the Dualshock 3 and 4 instead of the Xbox 360 and One controllers  wink you charge the LED lights by squeezing the trigger on the side, which can be popped out at your convenience, and then switched on or off. Lovely!

      Let's Play...with this first aid kit! Because Achievement Hunter love to break things, this AHWU bad decision repair kit will make sure you're good to go if you too, like the AH crew, love to play with sharp things. It's got gauze, bandages, swabs, needle and thread, other shit, and wow will you want this if you're as dangerous as Gavin is with a grappling hook.


      Now, here we have a flask that you can fill with sterilised pee, filtrated water, or whatever the hell you like to drink. But, I direct you to one of the most loved RTAAs ever, Gavin's headlight fluid story, if you've somehow not heard of or seen it. Because it's making a comeback right now!


      Mind you, I'm partial to wiper juice myself.

      Have a cool-ass RWBY dragon Grimm sticker! It's great to decorate your cold, derelict-looking bunker with. This Grimm appeared in Volume 4; Blake and Sun fought it on the high seas, and it was some anime-style fight alright. Flying all over the joint and there was a lot of falling and catching. But at least you'll catch more eyes with this than Sun ever will with Blake! blake It has a matte finish which is a first for the RT Box stickers. I also can't read Japanese so I've got no clue what the text says~

      Hey, you! Do you like Fallout? Do you like Geoff Ramsey? Well, my answer to the former is no, but to the latter, fuck yeah I like Geoff! In fact, this is "the coolest thing I've ever seen in my entire life" which I'm pretty sure is Geoff's favourite thing to say about everything.


      And last, let's not forget the Gold card. This one has stylised art of the Day 5 promotional art I often see on the front page. About 20% were signed, but I didn't get lucky this month either. Ally, Sam, Jake and Ellis stare into the sleep apocalypse wondering whether or not (warning if you haven't watched the show or the latest few episodes definitely do not look at that spoiler!) they can trust Australians.

      Their ratings seem to be a little censored. We all know they used hardcore drugs to stay awake, not energy drinks and coffee...well, they did until they ran out.


      Oh, by the way, there's a Steam game this month - Serial Cleaner which is like the aftermath of Party Hard from June's box. Clean up dead bodies. Achievement Hunter has a let's play for this if you missed it. The card art is nice, although it's only on one side which is a shame; you can look in my album. Don't bother trying to redeem my code, I already did!

      Here's what your survival kit should look like:


      Welp, I hope you're still alive, or awake. Don't forget to tune into the Day 5 season 2 finale... whenever that is. I don't do dates, okay?

      Don't forget to check out any photos, if you want, in my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album.

      Most importantly, remember...


    • RT Box July 2017 Impressions

      3 months ago

      gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      Well well well, fancy seeing you here! I've since turned 22 between last month's RT Box and now...and I'm even lazier and tired. So forgive me for the slight delay if you saw I promised to post this afternoon, who would've thought I slept till 16:00. It's 22:30 now so take that as you will, and then forget about it because right below are some DG goods!

      This month's RT Box is school themed once again; particularly University, from our favourite cheese-master Gus Sorolagus He tells the riveting tale of how he had no clue what his future held for him as a boy. He went to college hoping to "make out with someone, and get really good grades". Alas, one year later, he gave up and departed. Ending up in Austin, he met Burnie and Geoff!  burniegeoff The rest is history.

      What's in the curriculum this month? Check it:

      - one Rooster Teeth Media Club shirt (white)

      - one Double Gold patch (gold stars for you!)

      - one RWBY Beacon Academy pin

      - one Achievement Hunter pennant (black and green of course)

      - one bottle opener, shaped like Michael Jones mid-rage-quit michael

      - one reusable 'solo cup' (red)

      - #6 of 12 of the Season 1 Rooster Teeth Gold Cards, featuring Funhaus (20% were signed by the residents of the haus of fun)

      Have at this shirt! This design reminds me of way back when I got my first DG shirt. The designs are similar to me. I'm talking about the black DG cinema shirt, if you're wondering.


      This one particularly is college-y to me. Clubs just scream "teenagers trying to make friends". FYI, I joined clubs at university in my first year. One was the Psychology society, and the other was the anime club. I paid 5 bucks for nothing to join that one, and I think I paid 50 for the psych one. Let's just say they and my degree were probably a waste of money :')

      ANYWAY, another white shirt, I don't own many white shirts because I always ruin them. I got hot chocolate on the Camp Camp one but luckily it came out, so I'll be more careful with this one. My favourite part of this is the rooster and the chattering teeth.

      The Double Gold patch is cute. One day I'll have to get something I can put patches on. Apparently you put patches on letterman jackets? Gus told me I'm peaking now I have it, but ya know, I have to be peaking in some way or form to be able to get it in the first place.

      The next two items invoke school spirit, according to the note.

      The RWBY pin (and June's stage 5 pin) are a bit bigger than the last few. This one is gold and displays the Beacon Academy logo in all its axe-glory.


      As a fan of the show, I think this one is really neat. I would advocate for each training academy to have a pin, or maybe the combined logos that were used for the Vytal festival would be awesome. I'd also totally like the emblems of characters as pins. As usual, the pin quality is great.

      There's a pennant flag that tells me to Achieve. I already did (I consider graduating my greatest achievement), but thanks, Rooster Teeth! Encouraging as always. Unfortunately the fabric slip that allows you to attach it to a stick or whatever is not sewn on properly on mine, and it took about 4 seconds for it to unravel. I stopped it going too far down and it's probably an easy fix, but still annoying (not that I will be using it like that). Otherwise, it's good quality. It looks like felt with a hard foam front that gives a great clarity of print. The design will endure decades of scrutiny. Good wall hanger.

      Here's the second weirdest item to have appeared in the boxes:


      This is much more useful than the sunglasses with some eyes on them, but still, kind of "WTF". I can see how it works, obviously, as Rage Quit Michael is something to be feared. Gus describes the bottle opener as Michael's "gaping maw" and that's about as accurate as it gets. Personally I'm not quite sure what the red and blue dots that are attached to his palms are, but whatever. It's a novelty item for sure. To be honest with you, I much prefer responsible dad Michael that he's turned into (adorable).

      It's been a little while since we got a cup, but here we go again, it's a cup! This one is akin to the Theater mode travel mug (but that one was insulated). A red solo cup design with a nice little graphic on the front that is "so legit". I'll trust you on that one, Gus. I tested the lid on, and with the mouth/drinkhole covered, almost no water comes out. At angles the leak is more apparent. The lid just pops on and off, but it is well sealed around the edges. The leak stems from the open/close of the drinkhole design (you can take a look in the image album if you're curious).

      Then lastly, the Double Gold card. Funhaus trails as the fourth card behind AH, but retains its glory. I did not get a signature. The art is all of them fighting in a ring. Forgive my knowledge of who's who, but I can guess (kinda). There's James in his Angel costume punching out someone(?), Elyse is ready to kick some ass, looks like Bruce is behind her(?), Adam down on the right. Now I'm just wondering if it's Lawrence on the bottom left, since I don't recall or know who the other one is. Feel free to correct me on any of that. I'm assuming these are their costumes they made on the WWE game? Their ratings on the back are, Strength: 9; Facial hair: 8; Peakes: 1. If there's one Peake then one of the people on the card is him?


      Well, we've come to the end of the road and are graduating on to something else. That being me saying toodleoo for now. Here's the class photo:


      As always, you can take a look at all this stuff again or anything that's not here in my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album. 


    • RT Box June 2017 Impressions

      3 months ago

      gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      After a long delay, the June RT Box finally arrived yesterday.

      We were informed that it would be late, so let's move on to what was, and wasn't inside!

      Coming at ya is a vacation-themed box full of fun from mister Burnie Burns burnieHe loves traveling. If you didn't know that already. He signed off of the greeting card with, "off to the airport", which is incredibly plausible.

      So what's Burnie organised for us? Let's see...

      - one Funhaus souvenir-style shirt (gray)

      - one large packing cube and one smaller packing cube of the mock 'Burns Airlines' airline (blue)

      - one People Like Grapes shirt air freshener (purple, grape scented [DUH])

      - one Immersion protective phone pouch (clear)

      - a pack of Rooster Teeth postcards (red)

      - #5 of 12 of the Season 1 Rooster Teeth Gold Cards, featuring Camp Camp (about 20% were signed by the hard working campers, uh, I mean employees, that make that show)

      - one Steam code for Party Hard from tinyBuild Games

      As you may know, the Funhaus headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA, while Rooster Teeth is situated in Austin, TX. Burnie recommends Funhaus, California, as a great destination. He lost his platinum-plated headphones there and eventually got them back after faxing a form to the lost and found (faxing still is a thing?). But he says LA, not so much. Suck it, LA. This shirt has a nice design, it reminds me a bit of Grand Theft Auto for some reason. Maybe because Los Santos, but it's the font, too. I'd say this shirt material is a bit thicker than the previous shirts; it is a different brand than before. Nicely printed too. This brings us up two two Funhaus shirts thus far in the DG experience.

      These packing cubes are one of Burnie's favourite packing tools. You put your crap in them to keep your suitcase organised and are great for efficiency, apparently. I barely travel with significant baggage but I'm sure these'll help next time I do. There's a large one with the decal on it, and inside was a smaller one, which doesn't have a decal. They don't seem to be expensive quality, but hey, they're just organisers.

      Now a very cute and nice smelling idea is an air freshener. And by that I mean, this grape air freshener is a great gag. Just like the real shirt, this thing matches it, but it's cardboard and smells way better. It's your classic grape scent. I don't know how to describe it other than it's basically grape Hubba Bubba bubblegum. If you ever got a whiff of that stuff. I went to put it in my car, as I was going to go to the supermarket, but my car battery was d e a d. So much for that!

      Now, I've held out on pictures on this post because I want to use them to explain the next item. This is a plastic pouch for keeping your phone dry in the water.


      Look at that cute lil' Burnie! It has his emoji face burnieYes, it's intended for you to take it in water. Now, since that concept means no water gets in, you can take it in chlorinated pools; waterproof/resistant phones do not recommend chlorinated water immersion as it deteriorates the waterproof seals. If you want to have your phone with you, that is. Now, since Burnie, in classic Immersion style said it "protects your phone upon Immersion in water... or does it?", I had to test it. I'm sure that they wouldn't have included it if it didn't work, but I TESTED IT ANYWAY! That's what I'm here for.

      Here's how it works. The pouch has three, yes, three zip locks at the opening, which then fold over each other, then get Velcro'd. That adds another layer of protection. It also has a cord to keep it attached to yourself.


      I tested it with my waterproof phone, because ya never know...

      As you can see, it's in my sink. The water level is visible on my thumb so you know it's immersed. The material its made of pressed a bunch of things on my screen, so that's...that. It's not made to be used in the pouch. It tried to apply a theme to my phone. P.S. sorry for the drop in quality of the photos; my phone is my camera. I used my tablet for this process, and boy that's a hard thing to hold with one hand.


      When I removed it, I dried it off on the outside to check for any water that might have got in.


      TA DA! No water got in. If it looks like it, trust me, that water is on the outside. My phone was just as dry as when it went in. My phone is one of those that can't be guaranteed to stay waterproof if it's taken in chlorinated water, since it has a rubber seal on the SIM port. So this would help if the situation ever arose. I guess if you went to a public pool and had nowhere to put your phone without it getting stolen? There's a couple more photos of this process in my pictures album if you're interested. They're labeled with numbers so you know the order they were took in.

      Next, some postcards. Look, this is a cute idea. You don't have to buy one if you're traveling. I've never done it, but I've never gone anywhere of interest for any amount of time, so I've never used one. If I ever go somewhere, I guarantee these are comin' with me. Gotta use them somehow, right?

      And, as usual, one Rooster Teeth Gold Card. Camp Camp gets its own this month. I love the art on this one. Mine is signed! It looks like Jordan's signature to me, but feel free to tell me if I'm wrong. The card gives a shoutout to the little asshole camper that is a mock of Hitler. Man, that show and its edgy shit, I love it. Ratings are, Activities: 10; Leadership: 2; Platypus: 1.


      Lastly, the award winning game Party Hard is included. I've never played this game, but I've watched a few Let's Plays of it. It never garnered my attention like some games do, and I still haven't gotten around to playing most of the games I get from these boxes. Sigh. This reminded me that way back in May, after I'd gotten my RT Box, I got an email with a Steam code for Mr. Shifty, also from tinyBuild Games. Guess I better go add that to the May post.

      Now, for what wasn't inside. The pin.

      We were also prewarned that the pin may not have been ready for shipment with the June box. Turns out that was true, and it's not here. Rest assured, the Greetings From Stage 5 pin will be sent to us separately, or be in July's box. It has a little picture of what it's meant to look like. Basically the stage 5 sign on the outside of the hanger, just like the real thing.

      EDIT 19th August 2017: 

      The pin came in July's RT Box, all shiny and new. This one is a bit larger and heavier than the previous ones.2028650-1503145736394-DSC_1008.JPG

      That about wraps it up. Tune in next time to see that stage 5 pin in action. And of course the July RT Box contents.


      As always, you can take a look at all this stuff again or anything that's not here in my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album. Everything's there (except the pin, but there's the 'here's what it's meant to look like card').

      By the time the July box arrives, I'll be 22 years old. What is my life?

      Until we meet again...

    • I interrupt my monthly posts to ask you a question (and warn you of my tendency to ramble)

      3 months ago

      gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      Hello to anyone fortunate enough to want to see posts from me, and sorry to those that didn't!

      As I mentioned, I have a question for you! I'm going to apologise and warn you; this turned into a long wall of text and it probably all sounds like I'm trying to act superior and whatever. I assure you, as douchey as I sound, that's not the intent at all.

      It's actually hard to just come right out with it, since it might make no sense without context. So here you go:

      Lately, I've noticed that my comments get downvoted a bit. You've probably experienced it at some point in your life, if you've not had the quick thought before hitting the post button that goes something like, "hang on, people might get annoyed and I don't wanna get downvotes". You might have this thought for any number of reasons, like, you didn't word it right; you weren't obvious in your sarcasm; you just have an unpopular opinion.

      The first thing I noticed about the site is that you can't remove a comment. You can edit your comment, but not delete it. Say, you accidentally post a comment on the wrong video, because maybe you're a heathen and have too many tabs open at once (I'm joking, you do you). But then you're stuck with editing it to "I put this in the wrong place sry" or leaving it blank. And guess what! You get downvoted!

      Why the fuck do people downvote that? There's nothing wrong with the comment - the system is at fault. They literally can do nothing about it, save for building a time machine and going back and not making it in the first place.

      The mod system, to me, is ineffective. Somebody else pointed this out on a blank comment, but, you can only do one of two things when modding: say, "I agree!" or, "fuck you!". It sounds incredibly stupid when you put it that way, but it's true. You either up or down vote. Sure, there's a few varying levels to the up or down, but essentially, they all mean one thing.

      The next thing that I think is the problem is? That people don't use it the way it's intended to be used. Which is hard, because it makes it so easy with its "zing" and "funny" options. Honestly, the point of modding is to target comments that are unnecessarily mean or abusive to other people. Not for people to say, "this person's opinion is different to mine, so this comment is bad!". But that's not how it works, it's just a quick way to leave a little "fuck you!" when you feel personally attacked because whatever forbid you have differing opinions (this is definitely sarcasm).

      If you think at this point, she's just mad that people don't agree with her...

      I'm sorry, because that's not what I want to get across. I'm fine with people not agreeing with me, otherwise I wouldn't have said, "I want to ask a question", because that implies I would like your answer (which is your opinion!). See, the thing I'm finding in this world is that we will never all get along and have the same opinions.

      I disagree on just about every level with my own father, day in, day out. It's incredibly frustrating; and you will know why, if you find yourself faced with someone that does not consider other people's opinions while crying that they "are allowed to have an opinion", or even worse, "that's just their opinion" as an argument as to why somebody is wrong - do you get what I mean? It's like saying, "I am definitively right and your opinion means nothing", which is too ironic for my brain, because the person assumes their opinion is superior and correct.

      You're allowed to have an opinion! Seems pretty obvious right? The thing is with the comments section is, people would rather downvote someone's opinion rather than just leaving a helpful comment that says 'hey that's okay but maybe don't be so mean about it', or whatever. Literally whatever is more constructive than leaving a mod that says, "fuck you!". That helps nobody. It only helps to make that person wonder what they did to piss someone off.

      I just don't get why people feel the need to downvote someone just giving their opinion. As much as I see something I disagree with and clearly don't like, I'm not going to downvote them. I'm gonna downvote them if they're hating on someone, because I feel like that's what the community prefers - to have a safe environment that promotes positivity and does not encourage hating on certain personalities.
      One time, on an Always Open post-show episode, I saw a commenter that said they found Arryn Zech annoying. Now, I love Arryn, so automatically you assume, protective mode activated. That's correct, actually. The comment has been changed now, so I can't say exactly what it was, but it also mentioned they expected to get hate for saying that. This comment in fact, was downvoted! No replies at all. So I left that downvote button alone for a second and replied to them with this: 

      "I mean, yeah. Though I wouldn't call it hate, more a, can you not just mention how you don't like somebody, nobody really wants to see that. Especially if they do look up to them or just find them nice.
      The community is really into downvoting people that solely comment about dislike for somebody, which is something I find is a positive thing. You're allowed to find her annoying, and yeah, you are allowed to comment it - but it's a question of should you. Personal things like that don't contribute much. Just a thing to think about, mate!(not trying to be condescending, js)"

      After that, the person updated their comment and admitted I had a 'fair point'. I'm not trying to brag that I single-handedly saved the world by removing a little comment of dislike for Arryn, but I totally did (sarcasm). That person got something constructive out of what I said though, and I'm pleased because it did more than just leaving another downvote that affirmed that little notion that having an unpopular opinion just gets you hate.They actually thought about it for a second and considered that you don't need to go around mentioning you don't like someone when most people will not find that a nice thing to say. It's basically the life lesson of if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all (but about people). 

      I want to point out that I mentioned you are allowed to comment that you dislike someone. Of course you're allowed. Free speech, right? Right! Unfortunately, free speech does not mean you get to say anything you like and everything is peachy. Free speech is followed by its friend consequence. Anything you choose to type up and post faces a consequence; those little + or - mods. It's perfectly fine to not find a personality at the company funny, or just in general not like them. But the question is does that really matter? I can say for a fact that everyone in this company has fans and people that look up to them! And when that fan, your fellow fan, sees you say how terrible their idol is, it's hurtful. That isn't what makes a great community. A great community is made by fans that give support to other fans, that say 'hell yeah you like that person from RT!' Not, 'hey, you suck because you like someone I don't'.

      I also want to point out that I said it's a positive thing that there are downvotes on comments that specifically target a personality from RT. Because that reinforces what I just said. Bringing unnecessary hate into a place where we get together to watch our favourite people doesn't sound productive and fun to me.

      It's a negative thing when we try to, in essence, beat down others that just express their own thoughts and opinions on things in general. They don't like a game there's a let's play of? I think those comments see way too much hate. A comment that might have just been misinterpreted because the person didn't write it clearly enough for this world where everyone jumps up to be offended by insignificant nothings... gets way too much hate.

      This mod system to me, does not enable people to freely comment what their opinions are without being given a little reminder that somebody doesn't agree, so have a negative rating next to it so you know how much people don't like you!

      I will freely admit that what I've said has flaws, though. Because nothing is ever black and white, there is always gray. The gray here is that maybe I deserved the downvotes. I was saying something stupid about something I probably didn't need to. I got a huge reaction when saying something about the next generation of kids not liking golf on a recent let's play; that don't generalise an entire generation because you like mini-golfpeople are their own beings and like different things so don't think they should like it just because you do. I honestly found it a bit of an overreaction that I was getting shit on because I said something dumb (I truly didn't mean to say the thing about a generation seriously). But it was at least constructive shitting on me because they let me know why I got downvoted. And boy did I get downvoted! It was literally a misunderstanding because I didn't know that pitch and putt wasn't the same thing as mini-golf. 

      That's what I mean about people just wording their comment wrong. You do it all the time. You have no idea that your mind's ramblings makes no sense in someone else's. You have no idea how people are going to read your statement no matter how much you think it is inoffensive. People are gonna read it, get their impression, and go with that.

      Finally, I bring you to what I wanted to ask. It's actually more than one question...sorry.

      What do YOU think of the comment section? Do you like how the mod system works? Do you downvote opinions you disagree with even if they're not hurting anyone or do you leave a reply instead? Do you think the mod system is too black and white or ineffective altogether? AM I INSANE?

      My last thought, in all seriousness, do you think people see the double gold star next to people's names and think that because they pay 'the most' their comments automatically seem douchey? That it's actually negatively impacting some things they say because it may appear it comes from a privileged horse's mouth? I'm not implying in any way that I get downvoted because I have two stars. I didn't even think of that until I realised I could restrict my post's visibility to DG members only. I know that function is useful but it just made me think about a possible factor (that's my psychology mind talking).

    • RT Box May 2017 Impressions

      5 months ago

      gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      It's halfway through June and it's halfway through 2017, and I have another Double Gold Box review.

      It's probably a bit late, we had the ol' Queens Birthday public holiday yesterday. Thanks to Lizzie for delaying our mail!

      It's Summer in the northern hemisphere which, means the Summer theme has hit us too. That means one thing at Rooster Teeth, and that's the Summer of Animation. Comin' at you is camp counselor Miles Luna (come on, where's the Miles emoji!), and he's gonna make your summer great. Well, he's gonna make my WINTER...great.

      I had just thought to myself, "we need a Camp Camp item", when low and behold...but I won't spoil it just yet. And by that I mean HERE'S THE  LIST OF STUFF (AND IT'S GOT SOME CAMP CAMP):

      - one Camp Camp Space Kid shirt (white)

      - one Camp Camp tin sign with David art and the lyrics to the theme song

      - one pair of RWBY shades with Yang's literal eyes on them (yellow of course)

      - one NO WET BREAD towel (white with red)

      - one Naked Gus gus pin

      - one decal of Geoff's Gavin's nose tattoo (as seen on AH's Schooled)

      #4 of 12 of the season 1 Rooster Teeth Gold cards, featuring RWBY Chibi (about 20% are signed by someone that helped make the adorable show for us to watch)

      - update as of 26 May: emailed was one Steam code for Mr Shifty from tinyBuild Games

      Shout out to Camp Camp's Space Kid, the lovable child that constantly wears a fishbowl on their head.


      Ya know, I'm actually not sure if Space Kid is a boy or a girl or whatever y'all call genders now. Though, voiced by Lindsay Jones; I'm gonna have to admit I'm a fan no matter what. This shirt's got an 80s vibe, it's bright white with some neato blue graphic. Take your cardboard spaceship to space and make sure to give your fish a new home after you steal its fishbowl. Probably for the best since fishbowls are terrible for fish.

      If that wasn't enough to satisfy the Camp Camp thirst, have this tin sign so you can memorise the lyrics to the theme! The most lit theme of 2016 is now back for 2017!


      Before you ask, yeah, I can sing it without flubbing (if I use the sign). This is gonna help me get the last verse down so I can quietly sing it to myself when I watch the show every week. 

      The print on this looks much better in real life than in the photo I got - it has rich colour, don't be fooled! The cut of the sign is a bit wacky on the bottom as you can see, which is kind of annoying, but I can live with it. In the end, it's not actually that useful, but I really do like the show, so I can at least show it off. Maybe putting a nice wooden frame on it would spruce it up and make it hangable. Good idea, me!

      I'm gonna be brutally honest with this item. Who thought this was a good idea?


      These freak me out a little bit. They're not even real sunglasses; the dot pattern makes them block out light; while making you look like a complete FREAK! I love Yang but that doesn't mean I WANT HER EYEBALLS! 100% this could be improved if they were just RWBY themed without the eyes. The arm has the RWBY logo (pic in album). The yellow makes sense. Just. I won't be using these unless I want a creepy cosplay. Because why. First item I genuinely do not want! (if for some reason YOU do, contact me and we can work something out)

      Now, THIS one, I actually loved when I read it was in here. The towel that speaks to me on every level.


      The simplest way to put it is because I HATE WET BREAD TOO, GAVIN. Anyone familiar with Gavin Free knows wet bread (amongst other things) is GAG WORTHY. I would say this is about half an inch bigger than my 17" laptop. It's pretty soft and the print really pops. I think it'd be ideal for kitchen use. To go with the RWBY Chibi potholder from way back when. And the 30 Funhaus cups.

      The naked Gus pin is here to burn your eyes.


      I mean, it's accurate. Little nakey Gus has a bottle of alcohol and an Xbox controller and he gives no fucks. I like how you can see how is ass is sat on the chair, because details, right?Miles said "good luck explaining [it] to everyone you meet" which just about sums it up. Quality item.

      Bringing up the rear is Gavin's nose.


      I mean, Geoff's TATTOO of Gavin's nose. While the real tattoo is life sized, this decal is about (keeping up with the weird size references) just a tad smaller than your average PlayStation controller (that's the closest things I had to size, sry). The white is NOT transparent which means you won't have trouble sticking it anywhere and seeing the beauty that is Mister Free's shnoz. If you're unaware why it says 'loser' (spoiler alert I guess) it's from Achievement Hunter's season 1 of their Schooled series, where Geoff bet he could get a bunch of kids to beat his employees at games. If he lost the bet, he got a tattoo of Gavin's nose - and it happened. I grade this A+. Did you know I got graded with a range of N to HD at university? Fail [N](<50), Pass (50-59), Credit (60-69), Distinction (70-79) and High Distinction (80+). You just got SCHOOLED mate!

      Oh, but don't forget the Gold Card. This one's all about dat RWBY Chibi. Since Camp Camp and RWBY Chibi are Summer animation shows, the box has gone all out to represent. Currently, I'm enjoying both shows while I slowly die in wait for RWBY volume 5.

      Card is cute but this time it's a landscape orientation which I'm on the fence about. I hope that there's 5 other ones that are also this way so it's evenly matched with the portrait ones. This card has combat skills, shenanigans (my favourite) and cuteness, and you should probably go look at the picture in my album if you're into that. You can take a look at all this stuff again or anything that's not here in my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album.

      It's now time for me to bid you farewell again and for me to reiterate YES I CAN SING THE CAMP CAMP THEME SONG in case you had your doubts. I can even do the high paced bangers from the RWBY soundtrack like 'Caffeine' and 'I'm The One' along with the others because Jeff is a musical genius, Casey is badass, and Miles' theme song is actually pretty fuckin' good too. No, that's not hyperbole (wink). I'm gonna stop this bragfest because you probably don't care. I just love the music they do at RT! Big claps for them.

      ANYWAY BYE thanks for being here


    • RT Box April 2017 Impressions

      7 months ago

      gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      A very late in the month howdy to you!

      April's RT Box took for-fookin-ever to get here! I have no idea why and it's one hundred percent the postal jerkoffs' fault once again.

      Let's get started and try to make up for some delay!

      This month's box is coming from the wonderfully odd Chris Demarais (insert Chris emoji that doesn't exist).

      The theme is friendship! We all love a good friendship slash friendships. Chris tells us all about his best buddy Aaron Marquis. They've been friends for "too long", gone through a lot together, and have to work together. To be fair, that sounds pretty awesome.

      Our friendship box contents go something like this:

      - one Cow Chop decal (so very green)

      - one RWBY Chibi shirt (what colour is this? Mint green? Green light blue? HELP)

      - one Sex Swing 'Te-Kill-Ya' poison of the Gods pin

      - one RTAA beach ball (white and blue)

      - one Relationship Goals photo frame (brushed metal-y)

      #3 of 12 of the season 1 Rooster Teeth Gold cards, featuring Red Vs. Blue (about 20% are signed by people that made the show possible)

      - codes for the Xbox and PlayStation downloads of Paladins: Champions of the Realm BETA with an extra Rooster Teeth pack full of goodies for the game

      This post marks the beginning of a more structured, and consistent, RT Box. There's supposed to be one item of clothing and a pin in these from now on. And the Gold cards, of course. I also remember something about a plush toy but please don't quote or hold me to that.

      This Cow Chop decal is pretty big. I like the graphic, it's cute and clever and very vibrant. Not even aware of who they are except for them being part of Let's Play, so, not an 'omg' moment for me. Chris put it on Aaron's face to make him look better, maybe I'll do that to someone. JUST KIDDING IT'S GOING IN THE STICKER HOARD PILE


      RWBY Chibi season 2 just started and so we have a shirt celebrating this return. I, for one, welcome our new temporary Chibi overlords. The colour of this I've got about zero clue as to what it's called but it's light, bright and somewhere on the spectrum between green and blue. Trust me on that vague description as I'm totally not colourblind.


      The shirt unfortunately has not adopted a RT logo on the back of the neck as the store items do, which I was hoping for. I also wonder if they're going to switch to the new 'Rooster Tee' they've been raving about, since this one is not that brand. It's still nice and soft. The print is very good too, and the combination of the pink with the greeny blue has my approval. I am also very approving of Zwei being there. I thought that this was just going to be team CRME, the team of nasty villains, but hey hey it's got RWBY, JNPR, CRME, and Zwei. I think they got the faces just right too. It's similar to the ones just released on the RT store, but those are separate shirts for RWBY and JNPR and I don't think there's ones with the other characters on it. I like how agitated Mercury looks.

      Now for our first pin. Not having seen Sex Swing, I can still guess they drink some of this 'poison of the Gods' on the show. Probably a lot.


      I'm really glad this pin is not at all excluding those that don't watch the show. It's so very punny  barbaraand I love the style! Honestly, it's one of my favourite pins now (not that I have a lot). I hope the rest of them will be just as cool!

      Moving on to the beach ball. Apparently Aaron likes to play with blue balls.


      Now, that looks kinda funny (do I count that as a Let's Play pun or?). It's a hexagon. Trust me, it functions well as a ball. It's bouncy too, for a plastic sphere filled with my carbon dioxide. I'll tell ya, it took a solid 15 minutes to blow this up. I surprised myself with the capacity of my lungs, too. I don't go to the beach despite living in a country that's famous for a beach. I don't live in Sydney, so there's that. We have some beaches here too, but, I'm pale and our ozone is nonexistent so I prefer to wallow in the shade of, like, the inside of a building. I can imagine in desperate times when I venture to a pool, this baby is coming with me. I like it because it features a great message.


      Thanks to the little animated Burnie, Gus and Gav for that inspirational hashtag.

      Next up we have an item from one of RT's newest shows, Relationship Goals. I enjoy the show as a functioning adult that admires the whole 'couple' thing from afar. Seriously, too much effort. This is definitely made of metal. Its appearance is brushed steel or similar, and even has a glass panel. The back and the stand is top quality, since it's hard plastic and not cardboard. Even has hanger holes, if you're into that. The decal looks great, I'm not sure if I would have preferred it to be engraved. The white definitely stands out; engraving would not have. Since I've got no relationship or goals of that relationship to frame for this sleek looking photo holder device (note I removed the glass for photography purposes):


      I have a problem. #bumblebydrama

      Moving on to this month's Gold card, it's Red Vs. Blue. It's definitely a cool looking card. I especially find these card's back portions to be the best, with their individual jokes. This one's got 'Longevity' set as  since apparently the teams of Red and Blue realised they were Halo characters; wanted to, but never got around to rebelling against their makers, and made 14 seasons of the show without intentions of stopping any time soon (I guess that's good for all you RvB fans). For some stupid reason my pictures of this one are sideways so I've omitted them from this post - but they're in the images album.

      Oh, and I shant forget the free game: Paladins: Champions of the Realm.


      This is a 'hero-shooter', whatever that means, a game mode made extremely popular by the game Team Fortress 2, and oh yeah that thing called Overwatch that everybody was obsessed with for a month. I'm totally ignoring the beef between TF2Overwatch and Paladins since I know so little about it anyway. Okay, it technically isn't free since the game is actually already free. My box came so late that my code expired - I tried to enter it on PSN and it's not havin' it.The game is free on PSN and XBL right now, so I've gone and started downloading that. Hey, thanks to the Internet speeds, it's going to take forever.  It's important to note that the game was available on Steam only before this console BETA began, and apparently, it was the most played new game of 2016. There was an Xbox One code along with my preferred choice of PS4, at least they gave us the option, right?

      Also included was a Rooster Teeth Bundle that contains a lot of stuff:

      - the Drogoz Champion, that's a dragon with a rocket launcher and a jetpack!

      - an alien themed 'Dreadhunter' skin collection and voice pack for Drogoz (exclusive to this box according to the Let's Play video of the game Achievement Hunter did)

      - 10 radiant chest rolls (skins, cards, emotes, and more)

      - 24,000 essence to craft cards

      I DON'T KNOW WHAT ANY OF THAT MEANS! But it's all mine! I'm excited to try this game as thankfully it's been made, and intends to stay, a free-to-play game. That's right, no signing up to PS+ or XBL Gold! If you have a PS4 and are interested in playing with me*, whenever it ends up finishing downloading, you can add me (gem_scheltema). *multiplayer is not cross-platform

      Welp, that's it, I think. I'm still emotionally drained from my RWBY joke.

      You can take a look at the RVB Gold card in my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album.

      Take this slightly creepy photo of Chris and Aaron and be on your way, friend.



      8 months ago

      gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      G'day and grab your bunnos snags because we have the ~14th anniversary box~ for your viewing pleasure today!

      Warning: excessive use of Australian slang and swearwords in this post, because why not

      A reminder that this was only available at Supanova and on the Australian RT store, and is an extra review item this month. I would have thought my RT Box would have arrived also but it seems I haven't gotten any tracking since April 28th and mate fuck all the postal services because they all are terriboo. Also I apologise for the extra bogan slang but I'm really feeling it today. Will provide linked definitions so you're not lost.

      Bloody hell has this box gone on a trip! 


      LOOK AT THIS. JUST LOOK. (don't look at my bad editing; map provided for those that are unaware of the geography of down unda)


      Words. There are none. What drongo is running Australia Post?? It went to SYDNEY. All they had to do was take it that tiny bit east (why did I write west originally jeez I'm thick[def. 6])

      Yeah nah, let's take it to fucking SYDNEY MATE! IT'LL BE A RIOT.

      Now that's outta me system.

      Bloody rippa this one is! Everything I got, I didn't own before! My stinginess has aided me by not buying all the things at once. Ah, to be a cheapskate. What. A. Bargain!

      To make sure I emphasise the value, this thing was $49.99. Adding my Double Gold discount, it was actually $45. And because I don't know what this invoice says because the layout is mad, let's just skip that and say the shipping was $8.95. My total is now $53.95, which makes sense; why do these invoices look so confusing?

      So, that's pretty cheap in USD, all the stuff is, but shit's expensive here.

      I'm going to be adding the cost of the items in the box that I see on the store, to find my total value. They claimed "over $130 value for only $49.99". I'm not sure if these all have different items. I haven't seen what other people got in theirs. I'm actually curious, because it also claimed "2 pieces of anniversary box exclusive merch". I've got one obvious piece, and another subtler piece.

      We are going from most expensive to cheapest. Did you know that we say "deerest" instead of most expensive here? Why? Even urban dictionary doesn't know what the fuck it means.

      First, let's start with an exclusive item:


      A stubby holder. A stubby is your standard bottle of beer, so, that's the origin of that name. A useful item for your grog[def. 3]; keeps your tinnies[def. 2] cool, or whatever disgusting thing you're drinking. This is good for me. I like to have a drink with my mates, and while it's not beer, I want a cold drink whether it's stinking hot or cold or whatever weather we have in Melbourne since it's forever 4 seasons in one day.

      This looks nice too, black is always sleek. And the 14th anniversary graphic is very classy, which is ironic since I won't be after drinking. This thing stinks of glue but you'll already be fucked after the drinks so sniffing glue is probably in order too.

      Price: *in mastercard ad voice* priceless!

      The other exclusive item:


      Drop bear Gus sticker. This thing is pretty big. The Drop bear gives it away as an Australian thing. It's quite a large sticker, about palm sized, and I do love RTAA. I suppose as an exclusive item, it's a little underwhelming compared to a stubby holder. I will repeat again:


      Price: *in mastercard ad voice* priceless!

      And the rest:

      Wham bam thank you ma'am, it's an Always Open shirt! Fuck yeah that show is fab! Always happy to support Barb and Mariel, even if bogans probably will think it's a dirty innuendo. Which it is. But they don't know that. Who am I kidding, I don't walk around outside and only 15 year olds get wold whistled at. Not kidding, there was a national news story about it two days ago. Note: I did in fact only get whistled at when I was 15. And only in shorts. And no, I never appreciated it. And especially not the time a dude called me derogatory word (starts with s and rhymes with putt) and drove away. Ahem, where were we?

      Shirt is good. Fits good. Nice and bright!

      Price: $29.99

      Lazer Team Director's cut DVD

      What's there to say. I wanted to see this movie, and didn't want to actually go out and buy it. Here it is! It's not the fancy schmancy steelbook I see on the store, but it's the same thing really. Steelbooks are nice, though. Time to see what all the fuss is about...

      Price: $24.99

      Million Dollars, But... Aussie expansion pack

      Say hello to one of the backers for the original campaign for MDB. That thing was fucking costly. But I got a cool collectors coin and signed cards, so, it was worth it. It's a great game, easily rivaling Cards Against Humanity, in fact, I prefer it. ANYWAY. This expansion pack is TRUE BLUE AUSTRALIAN! I love it. Every card is seriously accurate.


      You think you could do it?


      Still think you could do it?

      I'm on the copper lines ay, ADSL2+ mate, who needs Google fiber or whatever it is. I am fine.

      Price: $14.99

      Achievement Hunter logo slapband (2 pack)

      Hey now, you're an all-star, get ya game on, go play. Hey now, you're a rockstar, get the slapbands, get paid.

      These were a thing in 2010. I wore one I got free at a train station for a whole year. I still have it, that thing was sentimental. These ones are way fuckin better. Solid as fuck, could slap the shit outta someone, 10/10.

      Price: $12.99

      Funhaus lapel pin

      I don't need a lapel pin but who cares, it goes with the other few pins I have. Guess what, there's about to be more thanks to the RT Boxes. In two years, pins won't be a thing anymore, just like slapbands, and I'll have to put them with my useless sticker collection and my slapbands.

      The quality on this is actually not bad at all. The orange pops as it should, and it's pretty huge for a pin. I like the style this one has, what with the embossed look and all.

      Price: $12.99

      RWBY Blind box figurine

      Now, these, I never wanted to buy because I knew I'd want to have team RWBY but have to buy four and then be disappointed because it's all random as shit and whyyyyyyy. The chances of getting Ruby, Weiss, Blake or Yang is 3 in 24. The chances of getting Jaune, Nora, Pyrrha, Ren or Sun is 2 in 24. Neptune and Zwei are 1 in 24. Those odds are not good. Why is Neptune more rare than Sun. Why are they rare. I guess they'll just make other characters since this is just series one. I think I'd like to see them do team STRQ. Anyway.

      With those chances, what did I want? I fucking wanted the dog!




      I GOT THE BUTT! One in twenny fuckin four and I got Zwei. Thank you RWBY overlords. This thing is adorable. It's really small, I think that's supposed to look in proportion compared to the rest of the figures. I love it. He even has the 'x' butthole like Kerry always pushes for (as seen in RWBY Chibi and even on the mousepad I got in an RT Box). The quality of the painting is a little iffy, but I'm sure that's because they're small and not particularly expensive.
      Price: $9.99

      RWBY collector card pack


      So, once again, bringing something back that's irrelevant. Cards! With things on them! Sure, if I had infinite money I would buy them. Let me just get my cheapskates on. Aaaand 5 bucks for random things is not my cuppa tea. I don't like surprises, and I'm happy this whole box was full of good ones.

      The cards are good quality. They're all numbered on the back, with the RWBY logo on it too. I even got a checklist card. That's kinda cheating to have that as a card but whatever. My special card was a Ruby and Weiss 'poster' card. The special card can be poster, foil, or holographic. I think these would make nice displays if you could be bothered buying enough to get them all. They include like, every character ever. And specific fights, and even episodes I think. I am sad I did not get a Yang card. Nor a Bumblebee team card. Team bee fo' life. But Ruby and Weiss are cool too. I do particularly like the Grimm cards.

      Price: $4.99

      Here's all that in one:


      The inside of the box has a little RT logo pattern and it's cute. I think I might use that in future for taking photos. The outside of the box had the 14th anniversary style printing, but the quality of that print was disappointing. Blurry. But the outside of the box is wrecked anyway since it went almost halfway up the coast, so it doesn't matter.

      Total value: $110.93

      Claimed value: $130

      130 - 110.93 (to find the price of the stubby holder and sticker)

      = $19.07

      Was a stubby holder and a sticker worth 19 bucks? Probably not. But they're close.

      I paid $53.95 and got a confirmed $110.93 worth.

      In the store, I'd pay $108.79 with a 10% discount. Cheaper than buying the total without discount and getting free shipping by $2.14.

      I saved $54.84.



      I hope you enjoyed that if you made it that far. And yes, we talk like that for real. And yes, we do it a lot. And yes, I'm a little bit bogan.

      Hopefully my RT Box comes tomorrow and we can get a look at the improvements.

      There's specific pictures for this that I didn't include because they're common items, but they're still available to have a squiz at in my album.

      I was trying to think of an Aussie goodbye, but I already used hooroo once

      I'll be pissing off now.

  • Comments (7)

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Hey, I've been wondering (And now I'm the only 2 comments on your profile), what's the story behind "((bird noises))"?

      • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

        1 year ago

        Haha. One of my favourite Gavin moments. It's from let's play minecraft episode 129. Go to 58:07. :)

      • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Somehow took me until now to watch it sorry

      • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

        1 year ago

        Haha, no problem. I personally have this weird fascination with the noises that Gavin makes (but I'm pretty sure a lot of others do too). They're hilarious  gavin-32.png

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Holy shit, oh my God, your hair is freaking awesome.

      • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

        1 year ago

        Haha thank you! So is yours :) love the colour! Mine is very washed out now.

      • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Mine's been washed out twice since this pic. kind of a greenish purpleish swampy silver. I kinda like it.

  • Questions answered by gem_scheltema

    I wish I knew...I can't watch because 1. my family would kill me for watching a 24 hour stream (I would have been able to stay up 24 hours) because we have limited Internet and 2. because our Australian Internet is so crappy it probably wouldn't have worked anyway :(

    BUT I have been looking at all the tweets and Instagram stories (snapchat is having a hard time loading) and there's been a lot of amazing things!

    I think Michael and Lindsay announcing they're having a baby next year is a huge highlight for me and many others. It's literally an EXTRA LIFE!! They will be amazing parents! So many congratulations.


    Also the money raised never ceases to impress!!

    I will have to watch it on YouTube as somebody usually uploads it. That's how I saw last year's.

    I actually love guitars. I would have to say I'm definitely a fan of Fender's designs; to play and in general. I have a couple of favourites; the Telecaster (thinlines in particular), but I also really like the look of the Jazzmaster & Jaguar.

    I would agree with you about white Les Pauls. They look pretty sleek! Truthfully though, I'd probably struggle with their size and weight. Plus, I like Fender's standard scale length more. My Epiphone Firebird might look cool, but it's very heavy and hard for me to play.
    Thank you for an interesting question thumbsup