Loot Crate — June 2014 REVIEW
Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service. Each month you receive a box full of geek & gamer gear valued at over $40 (USD) for just about a 1/3rd of that price. Plans start at $13.37 per month + $6 S/H.
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It’s our INAUGURAL LOOT CRATE box. Woohoo! When I first heard about Loot Crate I thought, “Why have I not heard about this sooner???” I was eager to subscribe and used the guise of a “Father’s Day present” to my hubby to justify the subscription.
Delivery: Shipped from Los Angeles on Tues. 6/17 and arrived to the SF Bay Area on Fri. 6/20 via FedEx. The email containing tracking information indicates that packages should arrive between the 20th and 25th of the month. I think the close proximity to their shipping distribution center is a big win. Score!
Packaging: Sleek, black box that definitely screamed, “More than meets the eye.” My initial thought was, It’s so cute and tiny. The folks responsible for packing the boxes really outdid themselves this month. I was in awe with how they fit all those goods into a teeny, little box.
Through various sources of social media Loot Crate has been dropping hints about this month’s box. Tip: Avoid anysocial media post by Loot Crate if you want to stay spoiler free before you receive your box!
Theme: TRANSFORMERS! How do you not get excited about that? (Well, of course, if you happen to not like Transformers, then this is just awkward…)
Each box receives one t-shirt (sizes are confirmed prior to shipping your box), and this month’s was a hybrid Transformers/Back to the Future. This shirt hit the washer and was on my hubby within a day. Looks good, too. Nice quality of the shirt so far. We’ll see how it takes to everyday wear.
I enjoyed the figurines in this month’s box: a nano Optimus Prime and Series One figure.
The remaining items were a bit like fluff for me, just there to fill out the box. The Transformer decal is pretty cool, the Warhead was random (though is a call back to my childhood) as are the MLG wristband and decals, and while the pin is cute I don’t have anywhere to display my flair.
A better-than-average box; having nothing to compare it to I feel like we’re off to a good start. Am excited to see what’s coming up in July’s box!
Oh! And if you’re curious to see how this month’s box stacks up against Nerd Block, a feisty competitor subscription box, check back for our June review.