So apparently there is a really big thing out there that I was only vaguely aware of, called Loot Boxes.
It is like a high-end version of a show bag that comes to your letterbox once a month (so you don’t have to brave the dodgy rides, candyfloss and wait a year between events for a show).
A very popular version are the Geek Boxes – things that appeal to the fantasy/sci-fi/anime etc community. One such company producing these is called Lootaku, run out of Hong Kong. They charge about $US50 / month, and you get a box of goodies worth around $US80 in your mail box.
A couple of weeks ago, Lootaku contacted me through my Etsy store, as they had come across my Game of Thrones inspired Hodor door stop, and wanted to include it in the latest box they were sending out for June.
That was on the Wednesday night, and by the weekend, I had 160 of the suckers made up, wrapped, and flying their way express to Hong Kong.
If you don’t watch Game of Thrones, then a Hodor door stop will make no sense to you what-so-ever. Fans of the show get it
What is fun now, is watching the recipients open their loot boxes on You Tube – videoing the opening is also a popular past time it seems.
Here’s one of the first videos – I’ve fast forwarded it to near where they get to the Hodor.
Cool reaction. That’s what I enjoy about making things – the reaction of the recipients. You don’t normally get first reactions recorded for prosperity on YouTube, but that is where Loot Boxes are somewhat unique.
And yet another!
And on it goes……
Transcending language barriers
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