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:
I. HOARD. STICKERS.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
WHAT DID I GET?
DO YOU SEE THAT BUTT???
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.
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.
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)
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.
THAT'S MORE THAN I PAID! MAMMA MIAAAAAAAAAA
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 before...so...
I'll be pissing off now.