Unboxing – Lootcrate July 2015

Ok so during my travels around the world wide web I came across a Groupon for 3 months subscription to Lootcrate so decided to take the plunge and sign up.

For those who do not know Lootcrate is a subscription service where they sent you a mystery box full of T-shirts and other goodies.    I also decided to sign up for Nerd Block which offers a similar service.

My first box came last week so I decided to use the opportunity to branch into Youtube and do a unboxing video.   Hopefully this will encourage me to be more active on this blog rather then staring at the laptop screen blank!

I won’t say whats in the box as its all on the video and I don’t want to give spoilers but all I can say is that if you like then subscribe and if not then any tips please feel free to share them!

Also if your interested in signing up for Lootcrate then the click this link Lootcrate and the Groupon offer is on this link – Groupon

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Birmingham Alexandra – 5/05/15

It’s a rare occurrence when both the wife and I can go out child free!  Usually it involves a special occasion and a hell of a lot of begging family to mind our little ones. However last Tuesday was one of those rare occurrences!

I was recently given some free tickets to go and see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the musical at the Alexandra theatre in Birmingham so off we went to enjoy a child free show. For people who don’t know, the musical is based on the 1988 film which started Steve Martin and Micheal Caine and was one of my favorite films growing up.

The story is set in the Riviera where high class swindler Lawrence Jameson’s (Played by Michael Praed) plans to con the rich women in the area are put into Jeopardy when a young American scam artist Freddy Benson (Noel Sullivan) moves into town.

The two con artists hatch a competition to see who is the best by using poor soap princess Christine Colgate (Carley Stenson) with hilarious consequences.   Stealing the show however was Mark Benton as the local head of police Andre who gave us some of the best comical and romantic moments from the show.

I had to admit I had my worries about this musical as it was taking a well loved film of mine and adding a touch of “Glee” to the mix however I was not disappointed and enjoyed the show immensely.   The singing and choreography was well put together and the actors appeared to gel very well.

It was also my first time visiting the Alexandra and although the theatre was a bit worn around the edges unlike some of the other theatres I have been too I found that it gave it character which I liked.

Overall I would say if you are a big fan of the film then go and see this tour and if you’re not then go and see the tour as you won’t be disappointed!

Marvel Collectors Corp – Unboxed!

Subscription boxes are a big deal at the moment!  For a monthly fee you get a mystery box full of surprises based on a particular theme.

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In comes Marvel and Funko with the Collectors Corps subscription box.  The first boxes theme falls inline with the release of the Avengers – Age of Ultron so I thought I would break my subscription box virginity and order this bad boy!

The boxes is shipped from America so I was worried about custom charges however the god Thor must have been smiling on me because it was marked as “gift” on the delivery note.

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The box has a snazzy design with a big Captain America greeting you on the front.   I opened the box and discovered my first two surprises which was a Captain America pin badge and a Ultron iron on badge.

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Further into the box I found what I was after!  A limited edition Hulkbuster in all its glory.   The box also contained a fantastic limited edition Avengers T-Shirt which had the Hulk Vs Ultron printed on it and also a Avengers/Guardian of the Galaxy comic and a Ultron Dorbz figure!

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It was a product packed box from two leading giants of popular culture and I am certainly looking forward to the next installation!.

The Dishwasher…

I hate my dishwasher!  Its the one piece of equipment in the house I pray each day it will break because its so old, smelly and out of date!

The wife says its fine and its because I use it incorrectly and don’t scrub the dishes before hand however doesn’t scrubbing the dishes cancel out the need of a dishwasher!  It’s like cutting the grass with scissors and then using a mower!

The problem is that the dishwasher is so well made that it never breaks.  Both the washing machine and tumble dryer have packed up during it’s life cycle and been replaced by shiny new (Black!) state of the art appliances yet old unreliable dishwasher still hangs on!

To show how I feel about the dishwasher I did a little video in the hope that someone will pity me and maybe throw a brick at it or something.