Monday, May 27, 2013

May Loot Crate Review

Loot crate is a really popular geek/gamer subscription box.  This box has gained a considerable following over the year (almost) it has been out.  Part of the reason for that, I believe, that this box is very unique.  Although there is another box that in the same category of it called booty bin. I predict more to come like Loot Crate.

Well, anyways, this box costs $19.37 a month including shipping. They ship on the 20th of each month, and their boxes usually ship pretty fast to me (priority mail I think).  Each month, one subscriber will win a "Mega Crate," which is filled with over $250 worth of value! I really hope someday I will get a mega-crate to review.  I won't count on it though, since they have way more subscribers, and the number keeps growing, along with my chances *sigh*.This months box was an equipment themed crate aptly titled "equip."  This category is very broad, so I didn't know what to expect.

But some of the items can be too nerdy for me. I don't get a lot of the references they make, nor was I a fan of the stuff they give me.  I am also running out of space to put all the stuff. And most of my friends wouldn't like it. 

Use code EQUIP until the end of May 2013, to get three dollars off your first box!

Don't Panic Towel ($6.50)- I already have a gym towel, so I don't know when this will come in handy. I don't know someone to give it away to either.

1 Year Digital Subscription to Pure Nintendo ($10)- I have never actually heard of Pure Nintendo. I wish it was print, but digital isn't bad.

Ninja Cord Wrap ($2.00)- I wasn't sure how to wrap my headphones around this because it kept falling out. It is supposed to have "amazing grip" according to the card, apparently not. And then I lost if shortly after trying to wrap headphones around it. Sad. 

Super Mario Coin Candies ($4.00)- This was probably my favorite thing in the box. Because I can just display it, and who doesn't like mario?

DC Batman Figure ($4.25)- This is what I was talking about before where some things are too nerdy. I have noo idea what I will ever do with this honestly.
Inanimate Stickers ($1)- These are kinda fun. You are supposed to stick them on to inanimate objects to make them animated! Now I just have to think what to use them on.

8 Bit Bow Tie ($5)- I am pretty sure I will never use this. First of all, I usually don't go with bow ties. Even if I did, I would try to keep it class. This actually isn't unclassy because it isn't obvious at first glance. But not really my style. 

Papercraft Iron Man ($1)- I am too lazy to cut this out now, and I wish it was perforated so I could rip it easy. It'll probably look super messed up after I do this craft. 
Up close.

The total value of this box was $33.75. This is a great value, but I am just kinda getting bored of this box, and I am on the verge of cancelling. My subscription renews in July, so I guess we'll see then. 

Verdict: On the fence. 


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  2. When I first heard of this subscription, I was jealous that they don't ship to Canada. After seeing your reviews, I'm not sad anymore :P

    1. I guess it isn't for everyone. Kinda like a love or hate it kinda thing.