Loot Crate has my entire family’s attention.
Swiped directly from their site, Lootcrate.com: “Loot Crate is a monthly subscription that delivers crates of awesome to those that live and embrace the geek and gaming lifestyle. Loot Crate is a product discovery box, connecting our subscribers, known as Looters, with the best new and emerging companies producing gear, snacks, toys, hardware, art, and other goodies for the geek and gaming market. Each month, Loot Crate handpicks 6-8 new items to include in the box, which are kept secret until the boxes are delivered!”
You can select from a few subscription options, with prices ranging from $11.67 to $13.37 (plus $6 S+H). It is a recurring subscription, which I found slightly annoying when I accidentally paid for the December crate because I forgot to discontinue. It was only slightly annoying until I saw that sleek black box on the stoop. Now there is no turning back. We are all (myself, the man of the house, and 2 boys, ages 7 and 11) hooked on this “crate of awesome”.
Our first taste was July’s box. Every month has a theme, and July’s was “Villains”. This Crate included a tee shirt, which was exciting because not every month has one, but it is still the same price. In my opinion, this alone is worth the price of admission. This shirt says “Joki” on it and has a cute cartoon mash-up of Loki and The Joker. Loot Crate designed this shirt, so you won’t find it anywhere else. The fabric is a bit on the thin side, but nice and soft. The other items in the box were a Loot Crate exclusive Rocket Raccoon comic book, a “Necessary Evil: Supervillains of DC Comics” dvd, Joker and Harley Quinn mini-posters, Marvel Extreme Deadpool socks (which the man and I share joint custody of), a Bowser magnet, Darth Vader key chain, and a Loot Crate pin. Each Crate also contains a mini-magazine that contains articles and details on each item. There is something for everyone in my family in each Loot Crate.
December’s month included Tetris puffy stickers that had us all arguing over who got them! Luckily there were plenty in there for a few designs. I put a cute skull on my phone’s Otterbox case. It’s great for a small family since there are so many different items.December’s theme was “Anniversary”, and included items from fandoms that had big anniversaries in 2014 (Ghostbusters, The Simpsons, and Batman to name a few). My favorite from that Crate was the exclusive The Joker-Batman Funko POP Vinyl!
November’s theme was “Battle!” and included another tee shirt as well as things from HALO, Street Fighter, and Assassin’s Creed. Each Crate contains at least $40 worth of “stuff”, plus coupons or codes. Free month of Crunchy Roll anime service? Yes, please! When you purchase a Crate, you are automatically entered into a drawing for a Mega Crate. This month, one lucky winner gets a super duper deluxe Mega Crate valued at over $2000+!! Every month has a Mega Crate contest, and some month’s also include “Mini” Mega Crates. The Loot Crate site also provides access to an active community of “Looters”.
All this for less than 20 bucks a month. Try it. Do it. Go now. You’re welcome.
Dawn Rose is a nutritional enthusiast, resident whovian, gamer girl, and all around nerd extraordinaire. She prefers Star Trek to Star Wars, but her Captain is Malcolm Reynolds. She doesn’t just geek out over nerdy things, but also knitting, food, and her children. If you’ve got something new to watch, listen to, or better yet, read, drop her a line at [email protected]