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J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate Review + Coupon – November 2016

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J.K. Rowling Wizarding World Crate is one of the latest entries in the Loot Crate family of subscription boxes. This box is focused on the world created by J.K. Rowling and features items from harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

The box is pretty standard – but I do love the closure sticker that makes it look like a locked suitcase. “Muggle Worthy” is engraved on the lock!

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The Subscription Box: J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate

The Cost: $34.99 plus shipping

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

The Products:

  • Exclusive and officially licensed
  • 5-7 items in every crate
  • Delivered every 2 months

Good to know – you get to pick your house when you sign up!

Ships to: 27 countries including US, Canada, Australia, and the UK!

Check out all of my Loot Crate reviews to get more information on this subscription. Check out all of our Geeky Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Loot Crate profile page.

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The intro box of this subscription was based on both Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and was timed perfectly with the movie release. You get to pick your house when you sign up, but that information wasn’t used this month – so we’re still excited to find out how that will apply to future deliveries.

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You’ll be greeted by a rolled up information sheet (that’s not a wax seal – the sticker just looks like a seal). One side is blank, but the other contains information on all of the items in your box.

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Like all Loot Crate subscription boxes, it will include a monthly pin. This month’s pin features a Bowtruckle from Fantastic Beasts.

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Fantastic Beasts T-Shirt – Value $15?

This official, exclusive, shirt is from Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. It features a page print from the New York Ghost newspaper. I have yet to read the screenplay or see the movie, so all this does is add to the guilt of me not seeing the movie.

I like the black and white design – and it’s still a subtle shout out to the Wizarding World!

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Pigwidgeon Plush – Value $15?

Pigwidgeon is Ron Weasley’s owl that was gifted by Sirius Black (nothing can replace Scabbers, though).

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This ultra-soft plush owl is around 8 inches tall. It reminds me of the owls that are sold at Universal Studios, which we had previously bought for a first birthday! It’s never too early to introduce them to the Wizarding World!

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Newt Scamander POP – Value $10 on Amazon

Time to start my next collection of POPs! You would receive 1 of a possible 5 POPs including Newt Scamander, Tina Goldstein, the Niffler, Dumbledore, or Jacob Kowalski – who did everyone get?

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I’m happy to start my collection off with the main protagonist of the new franchise! There are two Newt’s to collect – one with a briefcase, and this one where he’s holding the Occamy egg.

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There are so many to collect, and this is only phase 1!

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MACUSA Notebook – Value $10?

Next, you’ll receive your very own 8.5 x 5.5 inch notebook from the Magical Congress.

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on the inside back panel – there’s a fun little “Real Time” hex indicator across the United States!

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It’s a pretty standard notebook beyond that.

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Hedwig/Letter Keychain – Value $10?

Lastly, we receive a keychain featuring Hedwig (Harry’s owl) and a sealed envelope. I like that way the two charms hang – it makes it look like Hedwig is delivering the letter to Harry – how appropriate!

Verdict: The first box from J.K. Rowlings Wizarding World featured 2 items from the Harry Potter franchise, and 4 from Fantastic Beasts. With the timing of the movie, that make sense to me, but I’m curious if the next box will lean more towards Harry. The value is definitely there and I had a blast going through the items. I thought this a really strong opening crate for this subscription, and I think this will get better as they get more and more exclusives – and feature item based on your house.

What did you think of the first box from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World crate?

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.

6 Comments

  1. I was thrilled with this box. I got the same Newt POP and since I’d already bought that one, I gave it to my friend who was thrilled. I work at a newspaper, so of course, I loved the shirt! The whole presentation….the box decorated inside and out….was just great. Can’t wait to see the next box.

  2. I was actually a little disappointed by this box. The keychain is a nice design but kind of clunky and heavy. The plush of pig is very soft. I got the Tina pop, which is a nice figure but I’d have preferred Newt or the Niffler. The journel is nice but I already have journals I don’t use. I guess it just comes down to preference. I also hope they bring Ilvermorny into it somehow and also interested in seeing how they bring our houses into it.

  3. My daughter loved her crate! She is also getting a new purse and wallet. The Hedwig owl with the HP letter will look so cute on it. 🙂 She wore her t-shirt and her bow truckle pin on her jean jacket. Cant wait to get the next one!

  4. I got home from vacay- where one of the stops was Universal Studios Wizarding World!! Omg One of my favorite things was the wand shop- SO authentic. So many people in costume= Awesome. Then, we went to see the movie too (oh Calabasas movie theater, your recliners are everything). I knew I had ordered something Harry Potter-ish- so when I got home it was here (marketing geniuses)! I got the same, but with Miffler whom I LOVE! I’m obsessed with POPS, but this is my first one.
    This was as magical a box as I hoped it would be. Now I need to get a suitcase just like Newts to hoard my new world in.

  5. I got the Niffler (number 08) Pop, but I kind of wish I would have gotten Newt. The Niffler would have been my second choice though, he’s really adorable in the movie.

    The keychain is great – nice and solid and the tassel adds a bit of fashion to it. The shirt is great, and a little low key which I like.

    Overall I’m happy with this box and excited to see where it goes from here! I assume future boxes will be more heavily on the Harry side rather than Beasts, but I do hope they throw in some Ilvermorny things!

  6. Aww! I love the Pig plush (I’m such a sucker for stuffed animals) and the keychain is really fun, too.

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