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Loot Crate Mass Effect: Andromeda Limited Edition Crate Review

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Mass Effect: Andromeda special edition crate was the latest entry into Loot Crate’s Limited Edition lineup. It went on sale right around the time of the release of the Mass Effect: Andromeda video game, but did set the expectation that this would be released in the summer, well after the video game.

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The Box: Mass Effect: Andromeda Crate

The Cost: $49.99 + S/H US / $74.99 USD International

The Products: The crate will be $49.99 ($90+ value), and will arrive after the game’s release, when fans are deep in their adventures. 100% exclusive products, including collectibles, apparel, and home goods, that were developed using in-game assets, to bring the Mass Effect universe into real life.

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This limited run crate shipped out 7 exclusive items – and one bonus item for people who purchased before March 31st.

Like most Loot Crates, the box also inverts!

All Loot Crate shipments come with an information card or booklet. Here, you’ll find information about the items in your crate.

Mass Effect Pins – $5 each

Let’s start with the pins because every Loot Crate also comes with a pin!

Everyone would receive this Andromeda pin – pulled right from the coin and patch below.

Early purchasers would also receive this Andromeda Initiative pin as a bonus item.

Patch – Value $5?

To go with those pins, you’ll also get an Andromeda Initiative patch.

Andromeda Initiative Hoodie – Value $50+?

The big ticket item of this limited edition crate is most definitely this exclusive hoodie.

You’ll be finding the Andromeda Initiative logo all over this crate – this hoodie has it on the arm. I consider this a Spring/Fall hoodie – it’s not extremely light weight, but definitely not heavy enough for a cold Winter. Inside, it’s soft and feels close to fleece. Overall, it’s a subtle call out to the franchise – and a nice hoodie.

Vortex Low Ball Glass Set – Value $20-25?

The second big ticket item of the box, for me, was this set of Vortex glasses.

It’s got a twisted glass look and has the Vortex name engraved in the glass.

What surprised me most was how much weight these had to them – it feels like a high-quality glass and that should be expected for the high price of the box.

Blast-Oh’s Cereal Bowl Set – Value $15?

Loot Crate has been into sending us plastic bowls lately – but I am a bit surprised to find them in a Limited Edition crate.

These are definitely better quality than the Hulk bowl – 100% certain of that, it feels about 2 times thicker to me. Plus – the design is much more fun – and feels like a Saturday morning cartoon, ready to chop away at some cereal. It’s got an Oddworld product vibe to me, too, if anyone remembers that awesome franchise!

1:64 Scale Nomad ND1 Diecast Replica – Value $10-15?

Take a tiny Nomad for a spin with a mini replica.

It’s got all the details you’ll be looking for. As for size, it’s a 1:64 scale – think Hot Wheels.

Mass Effect Discovery #1 – Value $3.99 + Exclusive Variant Cover

You’ll get a Loot Crate exclusive variant of Mass Effect Discovery #1.

This story has a direct tie-in with the Andromeda game! Here’s a bit more from Amazon:

A young Turian military recruit goes undercover in order to infiltrate the mysterious Andromeda Initiative—and ultimately retrieve a scientist who’s made a potentially devastating discovery. Tying in to the highly anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, writers Jeremy Barlow and John Dombrow and artist Gabriel Guzmán team up to create the next exciting chapter of the Mass Effect comics series!

Andromeda Challenge Coin – Value $10?

The final item in the box is a HUGE challenge coin. It’s got a 2 1/2 inch diameter and is completely unmistakable for other coins. Like, even if you’re Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, you’re not going to suffer one of the most ridiculous movie deaths by mistaking a bunch of other coins for this coin.

Forgive me, I just re-watched this movie last night.

Anyways…

The reverse side shows liftoff!

Verdict: My values come to around $130 of goods – that’s really good value for the $50 price. Overall, I wasn’t blown away, though. I really like the hoodie – which is awesome because I think that covers the cost, or close to it, depending on how much you think it’s worth. The other items were neat but didn’t have me squealing quite like the items in the South Park crate did.

What did you think of the Mass Effect: Andromeda Crate from Loot 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.

5 Comments

  1. I LOVE the Blasto bowls and Vortex glasses! I don’t think I’d wear an Andromeda hoodie like I would an N7 hoodie, but I do think this is a good box.

  2. I don’t know if maybe our sweater had a defect or if anyone else had this issue but our sweater we received seemed very small for it’s size. It’s the first time I’ve had a sizing issue before like that. The bowls felt kinda, cheap. I also had a broken cup and my coin box was broken and the coin as a result was rather scratched up. Those last two issues could very well be shipping errors of course, but my box didn’t have to travel far as I’m in SoCal so my box got to me on Saturday of last week.

    Overall the box was very overwhelming. I loved the last Mass Effect special edition box they put out and the other 3 special edition boxes I’ve picked up (Loot Her, Fall Out, Aliens) have felt a little bit more “Special” than this one did. This wasn’t a terrible box, just didn’t feel great.

    • I purposely order a size bigger in case, so I got a large and it fits like a medium so it’s the way they were made, not yours in particular. It fits me well, but if I had ordered a medium, it may have been too small.

  3. I’m in full agreement with the review. I liked the crate but wasn’t particularly wowed overall. The hoodie and glasses are definitely the best parts and very nice designs; I’m looking forward to colder weather to use the hoodie. The rest of the items were neat, but not great. All said, I’m glad I ordered the box.

  4. I thought this was a great box! The hoodie is nice, the glasses look really awesome with the twisted design! I also love the retro design on the bowls!

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