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 and 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 TF2, Overwatch 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.