Hi forums. Long time reader, infrequent poster, so I'll just cut to the chase.
Was talking with my fleetmates about the Space Combat Pet rewards from the lockboxes, and how they are a consumable device instead of a hangar item. Wouldn't it be cool if the lockboxes gave theme-specific hangar pets??
Imagine getting widow fighters out of tholian boxes, temporal shuttlecraft out of the current boxes (complete with that deflector ability), or maybe Ferengi shuttles. Obviously those are examples from the past lockboxes, but I think going forward it might be a cool reward. Certainly more abundant than the lockbox ships.
The lock boxes are the mystery box and you continue to open them in hope of good loot. While not all of it is what you ask for like when you make your Christmas list but in this case you can sell off or donate to another play that which you do not want. =]
I still want Q to be the giver of boxes, that'd be entertaining.