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Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015

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Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015 Box

Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box for geeks and gamers. Each month they include everything from collectibles, to stickers, and sometimes there’s even a t-shirt.

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015 First Look

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

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015 Items

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: 6-8 epic products curated around a geeky theme.

Ships to: US, Canada, Australia and the UK!

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The box also comes with a mini-mag. This month’s theme is Play – everything in the box is about games.


The mini-mag includes articles in addition to listing the items included. I enjoyed looking at the history of game controllers page – the original Sega Genesis controller takes me back!

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015 Info

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015 Fold Out

The back of the mini-mag included tear-out pieces for the Loot Crate game you can make with the box itself:

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015 Box Unfolded

And they included instructions for the game:

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015 Instructions

Now on to the actual items:

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015 Figure

DIY Munny Figure – Value $15?

I could only find the 7″ Figure online (it retails for $19.99), so I’m using that to estimate the value of this figure. Loot Crate is having a contest for subscribers to show off their artistic skills on these figures. My husband and I aren’t skilled in drawing at all, so this will be swapped or gifted.

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015 Dice

Rock Paper Scissors Dice – Value ?

These dice are an exclusive for Loot Crate subscribers. I think we’ll actually use these – sometimes I put way too much thought into trying to predict what my husband will throw when we’re using Rock Paper Scissors to decide things like who will take the dog out!

The box also came with a code to use in Firefly Online to get an exclusive premium ship.

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015 Hex Bug

Hex Bug Ant – Value $14

Subscribers will receive 1 of 6 Hex Bug variations. Based on the reviews I’ve found of these bugs, it seems like kids love them but the batteries need to be changed often.


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Retail Value $14 (On Amazon for $8.68)

Based on the comments in this spoiler post, I can’t wait to read this book!


Waka-Waka Poster by Manny Peters – Value $10?

This mini poster measures 9″ X 13″. I’m estimating on the value since Society6 doesn’t sell this exact size, and I’m guessing their prints are made on high-quality paper.

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015 Cards

SkyBound Games SUPERFIGHT Card Game – Value $10

This card deck is exclusive to Loot Crate subscribers. It’s a game in which you “create hilarious fighters with these cards, then argue over who would win in a fight between them.” This seems like a fun and creative game – I’m excited to give it a try.

Verdict: I really like this month’s Loot Crate. They did a great job with the theme, the box breaking down into a board game is so smart, the value is great (about $60), and they included a few exclusives as well.

What do you think of the Play Loot Crate Box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. My teenage girls were most excited about the bug. It is large size – quite the hit at our house!

  2. I get this box for my 18 year old son. He liked this one but not as much as last month. Also, he read the book and cautioned me that I would not want his younger brothers who are also teens to read it. He felt the content was too adult. In fact he wants to swap it because he didn’t care for that aspect. He did like the hex bug and I thought it was nice that they included extra batteries. But I do think they could have done a lot more with the theme of Play than they did!

  3. Lootcrate was my family’s first monthly subscription box that we started over a year ago. My teenage boys alternate who gets the box. We thought this was a great box. We especially liked the book and card game. The box as a board game is great.

  4. Hexbug is awesome for cats! I have a few for mine. They go crazy over them.
    I also really dig that pacman poster and the fact that the box is a board game!

    • My one cat stole the Hexbug the minute I started playing with it.. Now I went out and bought a few more of them.. She is in hexbug heaven!

  5. This box has mixed results for my children. The only thing that my teenager wanted was the book. My 6 year old loved everything else in the box especially the hex bug. Usually my older son loves all the items. I was going to cancel until I saw the March spoiler.

    I received the box yesterday and read Level One and the last few chapters. I found it a little tedious which is why I skipped to the end. It felt strange because I rarely do that. However, I am not a gamer and read it more for the 80s reference.

  6. What are the odds of two non-book subs including the same book in the same month? I’m glad I didn’t start Loot Crate this month, since I’m signed up for Naomi Kyle and I really don’t need two copies.

    And if you don’t have kids, HexBugs make great cat toys.

  7. I’ve been subscribing to Lootcrate since October 2013 when they had the adorable “ewoking dead” t-shirt. I have mixed feelings for Lootcrate, sometimes I love everything in the box, other times it’s just more junk to clutter up my apartment. I really wish they’d do more vinyl figurines instead of little random toys or medallions or quite frankly junk. In one box they had a stack of paper firefly money, unless you are cosplaying someone from firefly what are you supposed to do with that? Into the basket of random lootcrate garbage it goes. Also the quality of t-shirts they use has gone down a lot. In the beginning they would buy from places I had shopped before like shirtwoot and they were good quality, thicker shirts that you weren’t afraid would snag or get holes instantly after wearing a few times, and I would actually wear those. Now all they are sending is crappy super thin t-shirts that in my experience always roll at the base and sleeves no matter what size I get, they are also inconsistent with when they put shirts into the crate, you would think since they don’t put one in every box they would be better quality when they actually do put one in. The pirates and ninja’s shirt was so ugly I didn’t even want to keep it as a bumming around shirt, I pawned it off on one of my friends. So honestly I keep the subscription because it’s $20 bucks a month and sometimes I like the stuff and sometimes I don’t. I’m really hoping Lootcrate steps up their game eventually because lately they’ve been slacking. It would also be cool if they did a girl/boy geared crate to maybe do some jewelry, cosmetics, accessories of the nerdy variety.

    • I could not agree more. This was the first crate i signed up for after seeing some of the crates my friends received in the past. For a crate to be called PLAY they sure wanted us to do a lot stuff alone. The reading and craft project aside the rest of the material just seemed un inspired. I would have loved to have a seen a deck of basic playing cards with some exclusive art, or even a lame Yahtzee variant with a loot crate twist. I feel like the theme of play could have been so interesting considering the extensive variety of the types of games people play and we got a book a dancing bug a histogram and a poster. I’m reluctant to purchase the next crate for sure.

      • hey i just signed up for the year and missed the deadline to get this months and i really wanted it. if you have the complete box and dont want it…would you be willing to sell it?

  8. This was, by far, my favorite Loot Crate to date! And, my son was equally thrilled. The hex bug and book were great surprises!

  9. Wasn’t one of the spoilers an exclusive version of a table-top game? Where is that? Is that the packaging? That was the reason I was contemplating getting this box; now I’m so glad I didn’t.

    • Ugh, me too. But I got reeled in, unfortunately, and I am so disappointed.

    • I think the exclusive game was the Superfight deck. Glad I didn’t get this box. I would like the book but I can get that somewhere else for cheap or swap for it.

      • My son doesn’t want the book if you want to swap for it 🙂

    • The exclusive game was the Superfight deck. This is, as HH pointed out, not a tabletop game. We resubscribed for this month because of the promise of a tabletop game. I was hoping for an exclusive scrabble with green and orange coloring like the pink one Birchbox did forever ago. We have since unsubscribed from Loot Crate.

      If you are looking for a Tabletop game box, Awesome Pack has not disappointed my fiance and me yet. We are pretty serious gamers with probably over 50 different board games. They have found something we don’t have each month we have been subscribers.

  10. You could cover Munny in some of those “jewelry” tattoos from other boxes and enter him in the contest : )

  11. My cats love HEX bugs — they’re not just for kids (actually, they make a cat toy version of at least one of them). One cat picks it up and carries it off in her mouth (something she has also done — eww — with real bugs).

    I still have one of the original Nintendo controllers (bottom left corner, right hand page). Doesn’t work so well anymore but I keep it for nostalgia purposes (I don’t have the original console, though, but the “updated” version).

    There are so many of these kinds of boxes. It’s like I see a new one on here every day. They’re too hit-or-miss for me — personally — to subscribe. My “newest” console is a regular Wii and I don’t watch much TV (or many movies) so I probably wouldn’t get what half the merchandise was.

  12. The little robot bug comes with a set of extra batteries.. thought that was great since they die fast. My son thought this was the best loot he’s gotten since we started the subscription 6 months ago! I liked it too.. I wasn’t crazy about the 1 up box though and canceled it… 🙁

    • I agree with you a 100%. I’m be cancelling the 1up box as well. My son referred to Loot crate as his favorite child, Arcade (shoot I can’t even remember the name…I have to many boxes) is the youngest and 1Up the middle child everyone just puts up with. His analogy, he’s the youngest.

  13. We have had SuperFight for a few years now. It can be fun with the right people, or hard with the wrong ones.

  14. I love Ready Player One – great book!

  15. 4″ DIY Munnys retail at $9.99 (you can see the price at MyPlasticHeart though it’s currently out of stock).

    • Half-Price Books sells the 4″ Munnys for $4.99. They’ve expanded a lot into new merchandise like this.

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