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Loot Gaming Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017

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Loot Gaming is a new crate for 2016 from Loot Crate! It focuses on gaming with its monthly themes. You can expect licensed figures, collectibles, apparel, accessories, and more.

This month’s theme was ‘Mad Science’.

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

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The Subscription Box: Loot Gaming

The Cost: $24.95 (plus $5 shipping)

COUPON: Use coupon code SAVE3 and save $3 off of your first box or ADDICTION to save 10% off (saves more money on longer length subscriptions)

The Products: 4-6 premium items, including wearables, most items will be exclusives.

Ships to: Worldwide!

Check out all of my Loot Gaming 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 Gaming profile page.

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Loot Gaming is themed for every delivery. Typically, you can expect to hear about the upcoming theme shortly after the boxes ship around the 27th or each month. January’s theme was ‘Mad Science’ and featured Psychonauts, Portal, Resident Evil, and Mega Man.

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This month’s box also inverts into something special to go with your Portal item.

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You’ll have your very own Companion Cube!

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It comes with a big fold out information card/poster.

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Each month also includes a themed pin.

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This month’s pin features a brain undergoing a mad science operation.

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Resident Evil 7 Shirt – Value 415?

This month’s exclusive shirt lines up with the release of Resident Evil 7. Resident Evil 7 is the first RE game to be in first-person. Personally, I’ve always preferred a third-person perspective to a first-person, but I think I’m in the minority. I did try out the VR demo of this game, and it was pretty jarring – being face-to-face and feeling like you’re in the game was awesome and just absolutely scary – horror games will be amazing in VR!

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Psychonauts Googles – Value $20?

Up next is a unique item for the box! These goggles are pulled straight from the game Psychonauts’ leading character Raz. Psychonauts came out in 2005 – but, there is a sequel and VR game coming out this year – I think it’s time to go back and play the original!

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What I like most about this item is that it goes with their original intention of this box – pull items out of a game and bring them to us – more of this!

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Proto Man Helmet – Value $10-15?

The next item is a little vinyl collectible helmet from Mega Man! This Loot Crate exclusive version features the Proto Man helmet.

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We received the original blue Mega Man helmet in the past – so this will be perfect to add to the collection.

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Portal Companion Cube Tie – Value $20?

The last item in the box is a wearable item, for a more dressy occasion.

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This Portal-themed tie features a companion cube all-over print. I was hoping for something a bit more fun for Portal – and I thought the inverted companion cube box was a fun idea, so I was a little bit disappointed to find a tie.

Verdict: I think this month was just ok for Loot Gaming. That being said, the Psychonauts goggles were a smart and fun entry into this box – and goes well with their original intention – I hope to see more items like that this year. But, overall, it felt like it might be missing a hero item – although, not being a huge fan of the franchises this month, I could be slightly biased.

What did you think of the January “Mad Science” Loot Gaming? What was your favorite item?

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.

7 Comments

  1. You biased alright but towards lootcrate. I love all the franchises this month but I couldn’t hate the contents more. The goggles are cheap and nothing special, the helmet is meh and everything else is trash. The Resident Evil looks like a freebie they got at a convention. Loot crate needs to step it up, their gaming line is the worst.

    • The reviews are very biased.

  2. I want that Resident Evil shirt if anyone happens to get either a men’s large or women’s xxl and would like to swap!

    • I posted a men’s large in the swap section for trade.

  3. How are the quality of the goggles? are they good? are they cheap dollar store plastic?

    • I’d say it’s middle of the road. It’s plastic, but I wouldn’t consider it dollar store, but it’s also not good enough to be protective eyewear.

      • I would think these would work best for Cosplay than anything else.

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