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Loot Crate Firefly Cargo Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Mar 2016

Haley Faye
ByHaley FayeMar 31, 2016 | 5 comments

FIREFLY CARGO CRATE MARCH 2016 - BOX

Firefly Cargo Crate
3.3 overall rating
12 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Loot Crate has just launched a new bi-monthly subscription dedicated to all things Firefly!

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Firefly Cargo Crate

The Cost: $39.99

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION or SAVE3 to save 10% off any length subscription, or $3 off month-to-month.

The Products: 5-7 exclusive collectibles, a $65+ value!

Ships to: Worldwide!

Check out our Loot Crate reviewsLoot Pet reviews, and Loot Anime reviews to see what other Loot Crate subscriptions deliver! Also make sure to add Firefly Cargo Crate to your subscription list or wishlist!

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My box also included an informational booklet that has details about each item, but also has some really cool features, like interviews with Jewel Staite (the actress who played Kaylee)!

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Here’s the interview with Kaylee Staite. I love her character in Firefly, so I thought it was really cool to get to hear how much the show means to her.

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There is also an interview with Maya Dinerstein, who is basically the best Kaylee cosplayer ever. I have to agree! However I think many cosplayers just have the right look/face for their cosplays, which helps tremendously.

I really appreciate that they did a highlight for cosplaying. Even amongst nerds and geeks, cosplaying is often looked at as that “next level” of geekiness, and even many geeks thinks its “too geeky” or “going too far,” etc. It’s unfortunate! People should celebrate what they love and the things that make them happy in ways they love. I think it’s cool they included this piece.

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And finally, the information on each item featured!

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FIREFLY CARGO CRATE MARCH 2016 - items 1

Kaylee Little Damn Heroes Mini Master – value: $35.95?

I can’t find this exact one online for sale, but I did find a different version of this from the same company, so I linked to that. I think this little figurine is really cute. Photos below!

Kaylee Bear Plush – value: $25?

I can’t find this exact plush online so I don’t really know where to really set the value at. That being said, this is adorable! It’s wearing Kaylee’s outfit, which has a bear patch on the left leg in the show. Except this bear has a KAYLEE PATCH on its left leg!

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See the Kaylee patch on her left leg?? How cute is that?

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Here’s how the figurine was packaged.

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And here she is put together! I really like it – I’m going to love having this displayed.

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Kaylee’s Shindig Parasols Drink Umbrellas, 5 pk – value: $5?

These are little drink umbrellas are designed after Kaylee’s signature umbrella. They’re cute, but I wish they included more! They’d be a great touch at a Firefly party or something.

Firefly Q Bits PVC Figures – value: $12?

These Firefly blind-boxed mini figures are a new product from Quantum Mechanix, so I can’t find them online, either. In fact, the Firefly crew is the first set of mini figures made from them! Subscribers received either Jayne Cobb or Simon Tam.

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Here’s a peek at what all of the figures look like!

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I got Simon! I love him. I would say that he’s also my favorite character but I just realized that every character of the crew is my favorite character. This is so cute!

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There’s a minor imperfection on his hair here, but if I can’t find a way to wash it off, I may just use a sharpie to make the while part black and that way it’s not the only thing I see when I display it.

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Firefly Founder’s Pin

Loot Crate sent this pin out as a thank you to the subscribers of the first Firefly Cargo Crate box! I think pretty much everybody got this pin sent out separately, before the crate was shipped (including Eric), so I’m not 100% sure why it was included in my crate instead of the “Everything’s Shiny” Cloisonné Pin that we see in our spoilers post and the info booklet. Maybe they ran out? Or maybe they included it in my first crate since I didn’t get it before hand, and I’m missing the cloisonné pin? I’m not sure.

Firefly Board Game Cards

These cards are made to be used in the Firefly Game, and they’re exclusives to this Cargo Crate. My husband and I love games, and I think this is a nice touch.

“Exported from Persephone” Sticker

Persephone is a planet in the Firefly Universe. I think this sticker is a cool little extra.

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Here’s a better look at the cards that came with the box, in case anyone has the game and is interested.

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Original Firefly Concept Art

This is a really interesting item in the box! I thought it was really thoughtful, and a creative and exciting difference from all the collectible figurines and such.

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There are 2 collectible concept art cards of early Reaver ship designs.

Verdict: I think this was a really great first Firefly Cargo Crate from Loot Crate! I think they picked some really interesting and cool items to include. And the value is also really nice – I know I had to estimate/guesstimate many things, but I come up with about $85 in value!

What do you think about the first Firefly Cargo Crate??

A Bi-Monthly Crate of Official Firefly Gear & Collectibles The Firefly™ Cargo Crate is a mystery subscription service delivering a collection of 5-7 exclusive Firefly collectibles, Including shiny figures, cunning apparel and other such finery every 2 months. Every crate has a $65+ value! The best ... read more.
Haley Faye
Haley Faye
Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

Haley Faye
Haley Faye
Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.
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5 comments

Flip

Do you still have the game cards? I’m interested!

Marion

I really liked it even more than I thought I would, which is a surprise!

Weird about your pin, though. 🙁

Anne

So bummed I passed on it! I love that Kaylee figurine and did not realize it was a spoiler early on. Awesome box! I subscribe to so many nerd and geek boxes that I passed because I love Firefox, but not enough for a whole box, but the Kaylee figurine would have done it for me for this one. Oh well…

As for Cosplay, I really got a new found appreciation for it when I went to C2E2 for the first time a few weeks ago! It was the most amazing event and ridiculously huge! What made it even more fun for me was the legion of dedicated cosplayers! I was so impressed and it made for a super fun atmosphere. Comi-cons would not be half as fun without the cosplayers! In fact, even though I personally hate dressing up in costumes, I am feeling inspired by C2E2 to maybe give it ago for next year. Meanwhile I will check out the cosplayers at Wizardworld comic con in August!

Jolie D.

I also wanted to note that the little magazine included a spoiler for the next crate 🙂 can’t wait for the next one!

Carrie

Oooohhhh…thanks for the great review and all the pics Haley! I almost didn’t read it because my box is still in transit, but I couldn’t resist! I’m even more excited to get it now!

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