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Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016

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Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - box

Loot Crate DX is their first monthly Deluxe subscription. They pitch it as an “elevated assortment of collectibles, apparel, home goods and more from your favorite pop culture franchises every month.” They also promise no crossover items from the Core Loot Crate box.

Loot Crate kindly sent us this box to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - wrapping

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - inside

The Subscription Box: Loot Crate DX

The Cost: $44.99 + $5 S/H

COUPON: Save 10% off any length subscription, or $3 off month-to-month with coupon code ADDICTION or SAVE3

The Products: We’ve taken the curated geek and gamer excellence you enjoy with Loot Crate to the next level. An elevated assortment of collectibles, apparel, home goods and more from your favorite pop culture franchises every month. $100+ value in every crate!

Ships to: Worldwide!

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - all items

The first thing to note was that this was a pretty big box. It’s definitely the size of their special edition crates. It also had weight (thanks to the glasses) – so I was excited to dig in.

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - booklet and pin

It came with a little pamphlet and this jumbo compass pin.

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - pin

Here’s a better shot of the pin. It’s much bigger than you typical Loot Crate pin – and I thought a compass was a good choice for Quest!

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - inside pamphlet

The pamphlet unfolds to show you all items in the box. Every item was an exclusive item, and I expect that for most items in this box. The Loot Crate DX theme is the same as the Core Crate’s theme – so this month’s theme was Quest.

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - hoodie

Legend of Zelda Jersey Hoodie – Value $20?

This month’s clothing item is a jersey hoodie featuring the Legend of Zelda Hyrule crest. This is a super thin, t-shirt hoodie.

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - shirt 2

It’s thin, but also really soft and comfortable. I was a little bummed when I went to put my hands in a front pocket only to find that it doesn’t have one.

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - shirt 1

It has a giant crest on the back as well. I’m not a big Zelda fan, but I really like this item and would be thrilled to get more stuff like this in the coming months.

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - Adventure Time toy in box

Glow-in-the-Dark Adventure Time Puff Jake ‘n Lil’ Finn – Value $40-45?

The non-GITD version retails from $35-40, so I thought it’d be fair to add-on $5 for the exclusivity of this item. Finn in a Jake-suit,. Yes, please! I love Adventure Time, so I was excited to see this in the box (still waiting for my bacon pancakes Loot Pets shirt – I’m looking at you, Loot Crate!).

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - Adventure Time

Here it is out of the box. I love that he’s jammin’ with BMO too!

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - back of toy

It was a bit hard to photograph the details, so I made sure to get the back of the box which features the item in non-GITD form. Is it bad that I now want the normal version?

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - glasses

World of Warcraft Lowball Glasses – Value $20-30?

These are some impressive glasses. The first thing I noticed was that they are very well made, and high-quality. The glass is really thick – which is something I look for in a good whiskey glass.

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - glass close up

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - glass close up 2

Great detail on each crest. These are not dishwasher safe, though – which is a big minus in my book!

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - chilling cubes

D20 Chilling Dice – Value $15?

These are a pair of (stainless steel?) 20-side die whiskey stones to go with your glasses!

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - chilling cubes close up

They are, again, well made with a good weight to them. Just don’t drink too fast, I think these could chip a tooth!

Loot Crate DX Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - print

“Even Dragons Have Their Endings” Print – Value $10?

The final item is an exclusive print from artist Miquel Membreno. It’s an 8×10 print on thicker card stock. It’s a cool print, but I’m not sure prints fall into the high-end box category for me.

Verdict: My value comes to anywhere between $110-120 for these items. I think it’s a good start for the DX box, and I think they’ll get better down the line as it builds momentum. It was nice to get really quality geeky items, so I think this is a box that could survive the long run – but I’m hoping for no more prints, we get enough of those already.

What did you think of the very first Loot Crate DX?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. I was quite happy with it, to the point I cancelled my Loot Gaming box to keep this one coming. I may not like every franchise they release with it, but the contents are so high quality that I can give the items I don’t like as gifts or sell them on Ebay and recoup a fair amount of the crate cost. I was really loving this one though, honestly. The glasses are gorgeous and I don’t mind that they aren’t dishwasher safe due to the crests. For drinking glasses like this, I prefer hand washing anyway. The d20 “stones” are a cute tie in to the glasses and, while I’m not a big drinker, they are nice quality and likely to keep them just for coolness. The print has a lovely piece of art on it, just was a little surprised to see a print in this crate. Of all the items, I think this one disappointed me most, but given the quality of the artwork, it tempered my disappointment well. The jersey hoodie is quite cool (and if my Zelda-loving female friend sees it, I’ll likely never see it again). I’ve never seen a t-shirt material hoodie. It’s a neat idea and it is super comfy. I think it’ll be nice for summer/sleeping in the winter. The figure is ok. I’m not a big Kidrobot collector, but I like the exclusivity of it.

    Overall, I’m looking forward to seeing where they go with this next month.

  2. I love the hoodie!

  3. I took a gamble and went in on this since there wasn’t a franchise I didn’t like in it. 100 Canadian, and I’m not sure how okay I am with that yet. I’ll see when it arrives. The print is nice but seems annoying at this price point. Those glasses are beautiful.

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