In recent years you might have seen a growing number of advertisements for subscription boxes. Everything from clothes to food to dog toys has a box these days. I’ve always been a fan of the concept and had been waiting until I found one that was a perfect fit. Enter Loot Crate.
Loot Crate is a box designed for geeks and gamers. I can completely identify with the geek community and I don’t mind a good game every now and then, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I watched each month for the theme announcements and teasers to come out, waiting till one struck my fancy. That month came in April, when they announced May’s box was going to be themed “Adventure”. The teasers showed a lot of Legend of Zelda, Minecraft, and Adventure Time images, and there was going to be a t-shirt in the box. If the shirt is good, it’s worth the entire month’s subscription fee! I was sold.
Once I knew I was going for it, I needed to pick a box plan. Loot Crate offers 3 different subscription plans:
1 month – $19.37 ($13.37 per box)
3 months – $55.11 ($12.37 per box)
6 months – $105.99 ($11.67 per box)
I decided to give the 3 month plan a try, just so I could really feel out the boxes and see what they are all about.
When the box arrived near the end of May, I was excited, yet terrified. Did I just waste my money on junk? All I could do to get over the fear was just open it up and do as they call in the community, my first unboxing!
Here we go!
First we have a black Legend of Zelda t-shirt, featuring Link made up for words which describe him. This shirt is pretty epic as the Looters like to say, but I noticed that the size I ordered is way too big. I like my geeky tees in a men’s 3XL, and this fit like a 4XL. Had to go and change my settings to indicate I need a 2XL in the future. There was also a Zelda keychain/bottle opener. I geeked out a little too much over this keychain because, well, it’s just awesome.
Next up is an Adventure Time character tin with a vinyl character inside. Now I’ll be honest, I don’t quite get the whole craze surrounding this TV show, but the characters are cute. My tin was of Jake the dog and the vinyl figure was Fionna, a female version of Finn.
The other big item in the box was a Minecraft blind bag clip on figure. It’s cute for Minecraft fans to clip onto their jackets or bags. I received the skeleton and I like that he has jointed arms, legs, and head so you can pose him.
In the rest of the box was a The Friend Zone soundtrack, Markiplier temporary tattoos, and some assorted sticker sets. Nothing really special to write home about. The tattoos are kind of neat, if that is your thing.
And there you have it, my first unboxing. Overall, there is some nice stuff and the cost is right. The biggest thing is it’s just stuff I would never buy on my own, so I like the variety it sends. Very nice for a collector of geek pop culture.
Disclaimer: I pay for my own Loot Crate Subscription. All opinions are my own.