Loot Anime Subscription Box Review – November 2015
Loot Crate describes their new Anime box as “a monthly mystery bundle of figures, collectibles, manga, apparel, accessories, and more from some of your favorite anime and manga series with a new theme each month.”
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The Subscription Box: Loot Anime
The Cost: $24.95 + $5 shipping (domestic)
The Products: Every month, we’ll deliver a selection of figures, collectibles, manga, apparel, accessories and more, valued at over $60 USD
Ships to: Worldwide
The information ‘card’ that Loot Crate included was a pretty good sized anime poster, illustrated by Finni Chang, with the information about all of the items included on the back. I love that it can serve a double purpose, like the Petit Vour information cards (they’re always gorgeous!). The theme for this first box was “Brawl.”
Since I am relatively new to the world of anime, I asked one of my friends, Lauren, who loves (and is quite the expert on) all things anime to give me her take on the box – I know what mine is: I thought it was pretty awesome – but I wanted an expert opinion too! Her first thoughts were: “As a lover of all things anime this box is extremely exciting. Considering the theme of this months box was BRAWL they could not have chosen better anime to showcase with the perfect blend of classic with the new.”
On to the items themselves!
This is the first edition in a relatively new manga series. I really appreciate that they included volume 1, so those who haven’t started this series can start at the beginning. For those who have already read this volume though, this might be a bummer!
Lauren said: “Loot Crate made a wonderful choice in Seven Deadly Sins for including newer anime – also seemingly putting in a plug for Netflix since it is exclusive for Netflix only. This anime follows the protagonists that represent the seven deadly sins due to their various ‘sins’ they have committed. Having only heard of this series and not seeing it yet, with this Seven Deadly Sins volume, it makes me want to watch it.”
Exclusive – Attack on Titan Bandages – $2.45?
I think these are a fun inclusion, but I am a cartoon Band-Aid addict. I think I have Minion and Hello Kitty bandaids in the house already.
The Funko I received was Soul from Soul Eater. This is my first Funko and I think I’m in love! The mini is just so adorable and tiny! I had no idea Funko had so many versions of figurines. I may just have to start collecting the Disney ones for my nieces and nephews!
Exclusive – Loot Crate Anime phone charm – $2.00?
I wasn’t exactly sure what to make of this – it almost seems to me like it cheapens the box. I am sure someone will enjoy it though! (Side note: I see all these phone charms for sale, but when I look at my phone…I see no place to attach a phone charm…why are these a thing? Do people buy cases that have places to attach the charms? So many questions…so few answers.)
Exclusive Loot Crate Naruto Shippuden Akatsuki (Ripple Junction) Tee – $10.00?
Loot Crate was sold out of my size when we went to order this box, so this is a men’s large. I know just the person that will love it though, so it will be going to a good home. This tee seems to be pretty decent quality – though there was a lot of white lint on it when I pulled it out of the box.
Here’s what Lauren had to say about the tee: “Naruto is an anime that has been around for over 10 years and is still beloved by its fans, so the Akatsuki tee is not only exciting but makes one nostalgic for the old Akatsuki episodes. With the manga series completed and the anime closing in, Naruto Shippuden was a must for this box.”
Exclusive Loot Crate Attack on Titan Glass Mug – $8.99?
This mug is really cool! I love the fact that it’s clear. For some reason, even though the box shows that it is transparent glass, I wasn’t expecting that when I pulled it out of the box! It was a really nice surprise – and I love it!
Verdict: I thought this was a great inaugural box for Loot Crate Anime. I calculated a value of $41.42, but a lot of that was guessing simply because quite a few of the items were exclusives for this box. I think the value is definitely there for anime and manga fans, and the variation of items was great!
As far as sticking to the theme and what hard core anime lovers would like, I’ll leave the final words to Lauren, who said this: “When you think of action you definitely think of Attack on Titan which has become incredibly popular in the past couple years. Thus, the Attack on Titan mug and bandages are a perfect touch. The mystery blind box was also a pleasant surprise with Soul from the anime Soul Eater, another anime that had incredible fights with an outstanding Antagonist. All in all the BRAWL box is perfect for anime lovers. Even if one did not know what anime the items showcased, it whet your appetite to learn more about it. Definitely worth the box price!”
What did you think of the first Loot Crate Anime box?