{6/8/2017 23:48 PST}

Well, the FUNprecidented part is it’s a double post and the experiment is the second half, but for now get your knives, your coffees, and your packaged banana protein shakes, it’s time for a good old fashioned 008 FUNboxing of the May Double Gold #RTBOX !




I could tell from the start I would love this month’s box, which has the theme of “Starting the Best Summer Ever!”  It’s wordy, but you’ll get it.



Right on top is this month’s card, written from Miles Luna.  The old-school postcard image of CAMP CAMP is great.  I think I saw a hint that this image would be coming as a shirt down the line.  That’d be cool.  The letter was fun, but as usual, I’m keeping some things for the Double Gold FIRST!s.



I literally had no idea what the second item was for a few seconds.


It’s pretty top, innit?  I’m not sure how much protection it’ll have, but if I go swimming at RTX, this’ll be close.



The hits keep coming with some killer Yang shades.  I’ll be honest, I love funky sunglasses but I’ve never had the excuse to get them.  This is pretty lucky.  Yeah, they look good on me too, but I haven’t gotten the right picture yet, so instead wait for a joke at the end.



A CAMP CAMP SPACE KID NASA STYLE SHIRT!  I am so happy.  I’ll be honest, I’m not sure how often I’ll wear this one because it’s so cool (and white).  The detail of it being the imaginary rocket from the who and the stars out of the circle really sell it.  I’m not even much of a Space Kid fan (hilarious, but not very big in plots). 




The Double Gold Card this time was RWBY CHIBI.  I got another signed one (Paula? Dlumin?)!  I like the picture they used with Zwei in it.  I’m surprised this came before the actual RWBY one, but I bet it’ll be in the fall with the RWBY premiere. 



This Schooled Looser sticker is one of the more obscure items, and like most of the others, I’m very happy with it.  People who know, will love it and people who don’t will be adequately confused.  I want to put this on my car.  I’m not sure if I will though (it’s not technically just mine).  It is the first sticker that will definitely be used though.  Maybe it’ll just get on the RTX Pizza Hut Skate Board, my plans for that are still iffy too.  (For anyone who has used theirs, is it a white sticker, or a clear one?)



My favorite thing from the box though is a metal sign of the CAMP CAMP SONG SONG.  Just like an actual camp song, we’ve got a sweet permanent version of it.  This is wall material and you can bet I’ll be working to memorize it as soon as I can.



The Double Gold Pin this month is Naked Gus.  Damn, that’s a throwback.  I don’t know what to do with it yet.  It’s cool, and I want to see where this collection goes from here.



This month was pretty much the best I’ve gotten.  I loved every item in it.  Knowing that this is the new direction they’re taking with these (the pins, the cards, fewer but meatier items) I am stoked for the next few.



And, of course, here’s that joke photo, I mentioned.


Wot is kawaii?




Moving from our FUNboxing, I made a fantastic discovery last week at the local Fred Meyer.  They had a whole, largely untouched, box of RWBY trading cards.  For two bucks each!  I love supporting RT directly, but for the price of shipping I was able to get two more packs.  I can’t pass that up.  Also, since this is yet another mystery container with multiple items, I knew I could remove these from their packs in a fun way.


You know it, gang.  It’s time for a not-too tech savy 008-FUNpacking!


I bought three packs this time.  I probably won’t get more until after RTX (where all my fun money is going).


A few things before we get into the packs itself:


Each pack comes with a set number and proportion of cards.


All cards are numbered and all regular cards have the RWBY logo on the back.  The special cards have special backs with text, but like the Double Gold letters and descriptions on the Double Gold Cards I’m going to keep those secret for the collectors and as fun surprise.


I’m putting this in a new format for two reasons.  1) I want to try new things in the 008 “brand.” Feedback always helps.  2) This format saves me on photo-upload time (though even my crappy MS Paint edits take time). 


Here’s what I pulled:




Final Thoughts:  I like these cards.  They’re fun and I’ll be taking them with me to RTX to trade.  It’d be nice to get all 112, but I’d also like to see/have cards like Nora v Deathstriker, Jaune & Weiss, and the Ruby poster cards to the degree that I know other people want to have the full set.  If they’ve got any duplicates (which I managed to avoid somehow AND get both checklists (Uncle Qrow, I am not)) I’ll fill their collections.  I won’t trade Zwei, Team RWBY, or a few others, but if you don’t have Atlesian Military vs. Grimm, find me in Austin.

EDIT: Okay, clearly this didn't work, too big a file for the size of the margins.  I'll fix it for the next time.  HOWEVER, I'll put the important parts here now.

-The Team RWBY rainbow holographic card is my favorite.

-I really like the Grimm "sketch" ones.

-The Checklist cards are really handy.

-PACK 1: #051 Nevermore / #039 Boarbatusk / #003 Blake Belladonna / #015 Lie Ren / #027 Sun Wukong / #010 Dr. Bartholomew Ooblek / #097 Glinda Goodwitch

-PACK 2: #047 Beowulf / #071 Checklist 1 / #006 Zwei / #035 Mercury Black / #023 Velvet Scarlatina / #011 Beacon Academy / #096 Atlesian Military vs. Grimm

-PACK 3: #048 Boarbatusk / #072 Checklist 2 / #007 Ozpin / #012 Jaune Arc / #036 Neopolitan / #024 Fox Alistair / #112 Team RWBY



 And that’s my two FUNblankings for the month (so far).  Always feel free to continue the conversation in the comments.


‘till next time,