Loot Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2016
Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box for geeks and gamers. Each month they include themed collectibles and shirts – lately, they’ve moved towards a mostly exclusive model – so you can’t get most of these items anywhere else!
Loot Crate kindly sent us this box to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Loot Crate
The Cost: $13.37 plus $6 shipping a month
COUPON: Save 10% off any length subscription, or $3 off month-to-month with coupon code ADDICTION or SAVE3
The Products: 4-6 items in Every Crate, $50+ of Retail Value, Licensed & Exclusive
Ships to: 27 countries including US, Canada, Australia, and the UK!
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Every month has a different theme, and October’s theme was Horror, naturally! Typically, each month’s box unfolds and transforms into something cool. This month, they changed it up a bit – you’ll find a removable zombie mask at the bottom of the box!
Just in time for last night’s Walking Dead premier!
Leave the eyes or attached, or
pop them our so you can see who you’re scaring!
Each month comes with a mini magazine as well. You’ll find details about every item in the box along with little interviews and stories.
Finally, every month includes a themed pin as well – this month’s pin features Halloween! Each pin unlocks digital loot as well, this month, you’ll get a copy of the Steam game SUPERFIGHT.
The Walking Dead: Negan Sluggers Shirt – Value $15?
Well, couldn’t have been better timing for this shirt as the Walking Dead TV show follower found out what the comic readers have known for a long time – Negan is a bad dude.
I like the shirt because Negan is one of my favorite bad guys in recent memory. It’s also a great part of the series where the narrative becomes less about fearing the dead, and more about fearing the living.
Leatherface Phunny Plush – Value $12-17 based on other Phunny Plushes on Amazon
The next item features Leatherface. You’ll either get a smiling version or a frowning version. I didn’t really know that KidRobot had a plush line – I’m guessing a lot of vinyl toy makers do, or will. This almost instantly became a dog toy whether I wanted to keep it or not!
Freddy Kreuger Chopsticks – Value $10?
My first thoughts were “I can’t even use these” and “What a waste of Freddy Kreuger”!
These chopsticks don’t remove from Freddy’s hand – so you’re stuck trying to use them like training chopsticks – if you’re used to using normal chopsticks, these are pretty much unusable.
Update: Thanks to Erin in the comments below – you can pull these out of the fingers – I had to pull to the point where I thought it would break, but they eventually came out!
It also looks like Freddy is throwing you a peace sign. I love the Freddy Kreuger franchise and was excited to see him in Loot Crate, so this kind of bummed me out – it felt like a missed opportunity.
Camp Crystal Lake Pennant – Value $5-10?
This is a smaller size pennant featuring Jason’s stomping grounds – Camp Crystal Lake. Again, it felt like an opportunity lost from my perspective. With the amount of source material from Freedy and Jason – a pennant and chopsticks were very surprising choices.
Legion of Regrettable Supervillains Book – Value $13-15?
This completes the Legion of Regrettable book collection started with the Hero version in July 2015. I like the hero book, and I like the villain version as well!
Lots of fun, bad, villains to read about!
Verdict: This month feels like more of a miss for me. I was really excited when I saw the franchises they chose to feature, so I think that made me even more disappointed with the items. While the shirt and book were good, the other items kind of outshined them – so, overall, it was a down month of Loot Crate for me.
What did you think about the Loot Crate ‘Horror’ box?