Loot Anime Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
Loot Anime, part of the Loot Crate family, is a “monthly mystery bundle of figures, collectibles, manga, apparel, accessories and more from some of your favorite anime and manga series with a new theme every month.”
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Loot Anime
The Cost: $26.95 per month + $5 U.S. shipping. Discounts on longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Save $3 off your first month-to- month box with code SAVE3
Save 10% off any length subscription with code ADDICTION
The Products: Anime themed t-shirt, accessories, snacks, and collectibles.
Ships to: USA, Canada, and a list of other countries here. Shipping varies per country.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
I love that, instead of an info card, this box includes a folded poster with all the product info on the back!
August’s theme is “Work for It”. All of the items focus on characters who are getting the job done, whether it’s a literal job, a mission, or a wild adventure.
Note that there’s a warning on the box lid that mentions the ages the manga inside are for! Little kiddos, cover your eyes!
Flip the box inside out, and it becomes this cool cash register!
Miyazaki fans will love the fact that there’s a Castle of Cagliostro theatrical release coming up. I know I am!
Exclusive Bungo Stray Dogs Pouch
Oh cool! This slightly plush, smooth green pouch is made to look like the notebook Kunikida carries in the show. I love the quirky design, though I wish it had some kind of removable strap (maybe a wrist strap?) that I could use to make it easier to carry. That said, it’s a pretty fun accessory and perfect for a little bit of everyday cosplay. It’s just big enough to fit one of the smaller-sized Moleskine notebooks, too, so now I’m giggling to myself thinking of carrying a notebook inside of a notebook…
Exclusive Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Journal
Did somebody say notebook? Oh, look at that, there’s an actual notebook in this box, too! This is too big for my Kunikida pouch plan, but it is a seriously cool book. The front has the coolest metallic design on it, and I love the gently textured, watercolor-paper-esque feeling of the cover. I would’ve probably preferred completely blank pages inside, but there’s plenty of blank (just barely green) space on each page to work with.
Loot Crate Edition Soul Eater Vol. 1 Manga
Yay, Soul Eater! This story is definitely better for a more mature audience since it’s got a fair share of sex jokes sprinkled between the action-packed fun. The cover has the usual special Loot Crate treatment—a.k.a. a dash of metallic detail—and feels perfect for the Halloween season. (Isn’t it weird that Halloween is back in the stores again? Ugh, summer where did you go!)
Exclusive Kitty Work for It Phone Charm
Cute! At first, I was kinda meh about all of the phone charms you get with this box, but now I’ve found that they look really sweet looped around the zipper of a jacket or even dangling from the pull-strings of my bedroom blinds. (Even blinds deserve to have a little personality, right?) Coffee and cats are two of my greatest loves, so this combo is very me.
Gin Tama Gintoki Sakata Figure by Banpresto
HOW GOOD IS THIS GINTOKI FIGURINE? I’m learning that basically whatever Banpresto makes is bound to be gold. Their attention to detail, from the way fabric moves to the precision of their paint jobs, is top notch. I love this simple, yet super cool pose, too. (He stands just about 8 inches tall, by the way.) The sword is detachable (you can take it out of his hand if you want), but why wouldn’t you want to show this rogue samurai with all of his gear?
(Unrelated, doesn’t Gintoki looks like the cool samurai version of Rick from Rick & Morty here?)
Verdict: If I just divide the cost of the box and shipping ($31.95) by the number of items, everything would have to be around $6.39. While the phone charm might be worth slightly less than that, I think that cost is more than fair for everything else I got. Especially that figurine! Most Banpresto designs go for around $30 or so, meaning this figure alone is probably worth the cost of the box. I loved the assortment of items, all of which were either fine or really, really nice quality!
What do you think of Loot Anime this month?