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By Sean Radican, PWTorch columnist
The latest unboxing video for WrestleCrate.com features an unboxing of the July 2016 Ultimate Wrestle Crate.
There are two options when signing up that allow you to choose between a Standard or Ultimate crate…
– The Standard crate description states that you will get a t-shirt along with other items such as Mattel WWE Action Figures, Funko Pop Vinyl’s, Fateheads, and Topps trading cards each month.
– The Ultimate crate description states that you will get even more wrestling goodness, including items such as WWE Elite Action Figures, WWE Battlepack Action Figures, and WWE Defining Moment Action Figures.
From what I’ve experienced from unboxing videos of past Ultimate crates, which start at $29.99 (plus $6 shipping), you will get a ton of value for your money. In each Ultimate crate there’s a combination of a figure, an exclusive t-shirt, a limited edition print, a “Calling Spots” magazine with an exclusive Wrestle Crate variant cover, an autographed photo, and overall more items than in the Standard crate.
The big hook for Wrestle Crate subscribers are the WWE Elite figures. However, this month Wrestle Crate included a figure from the new line of Ring of Honor series 1 figures made by Figures Toy Co.
I was a bit skeptical about the quality of these figures after seeing some pictures online, but seeing the finished product changed my mind. The figures took a very long time to come out from the time they were announced during the first half of 2015, but if the rest of the figures in the line are anything like the Kevin Steen action figure I got in my wrestle crate, these were well worth the wait.
The figure is highly detailed with a nice replication of Steen’s tattoos and ring gear. The packaging is also well made and not only does the plastic packing protect the figure, it looks like a high-end collectible with the presentation. In addition to the Steen figure, the July Ultimate Crate also included two mini ROH replicate belts.
I got the newest version of the ROH World Championship as well as the latest version of the ROH World Tag Team Championship. These belts are really nice with a ton of detail. I looked around online after I did my unboxing to see if other Wrestle Crate subscribers got different figures and belts and there were a mix of the first line of the series 1 action figures and belts as well.
The rest of the items in the crate were solid as well. In addition to the ROH figure and belts, there was a Dean Ambrose themed shirt, a pack of WWE trading cards, and a signed photo from Eugene.
Overall, I thought this was one of the better Wrestle Crates of 2016. I really like the collectible look and packaging of the Kevin Steen figure and the mini ROH replica belts. The Ambrose-themed shirt was really nice as well.
And now to the unboxing video!
Act fast, as the deadline to order the latest crate is August 18. Each crate normally ships during the third week of the month so it arrives at the end of the month or no later than the beginning of the next month. This service is also available to customers in Europe by visiting Wrestlecrate.co.uk.
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