Loot Anime Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016
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: $24.95 per month + $5 US shipping. Discounts on longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION or SAVE3 to save 10% off any length subscription, or $3 off month-to-month.
Save 10% off any length subscription with code ADDICTION
The Products: 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!
Each month comes with a colored poster with an info sheet on the back side. July’s theme is Squadron! I like how confident and commanding the purple-haired girl looks in the poster!
FYI, Loot Anime recently partnered with Crunchyroll. If you’re a Crunchyroll Premium member you can verify your account to receive $5 off every month of Loot Anime or get more discounts for longer subscriptions! You can read more about it here.
Exclusive GATE Tee – Value $15?
My boyfriend is modeling this month’s t-shirt featuring a symbol from GATE. The tee is soft so he’s a happy camper. GATE is about a mysterious gate that appears in modern day Tokyo, which ushers in monsters from another world to invade our own.
Exclusive Squadron Phone Charm – $2?
This month’s phone charm is shaped like a dog tag to fit the military theme. I always appreciate that charms come with a lobster clasp for versatility.
Exclusive GATE Multi-tool Carabiner – $12
This is a nifty carabiner that features a bottle opener, hex tool, paracord, and GATE charm. I like the camo-colored paracord– it’s very fitting of the Squadron/military theme! I don’t have a use for the tool myself so it will probably be gifted or swapped.
Assault Kingdom Gundam Figure – $15?
Subscribers receive one of 16 Gundam figures from the Assault Kingdom line. I received #19 Jegan. I’m very impressed with number of adjustable parts on this figure. Mine even has two sets of interchangeable hands. I can really shape it into whatever pose I want! Included is a base that attaches to the figure’s lower back so that it hangs midair for an even cooler pose. Ultimately I don’t have a place to showcase this Gundam figure so it will be gifted.
Here are a couple of poses. I tried to do The Thinker but it didn’t really work out with the weapons.
Exclusive Anti-Magic Academy Scarf – $20
In terms of practicality this warm-weather scarf is quite out of place for a summer box. However, it is a cosplay replica of Mari Nikaido’s scarf from the Anti-Magic Academy, an action-fantasy series about a “misfit squad of failures that must work together to neutralize magical threats.” It is long but slim, while the forked ends give the scarf a flag-like look. It’s a well-made item but it looks too costume-y to wear in a normal setting, in my opinion.
Exclusive Arpeggio of Blue Steel Manga Vol. 1 – $12.99 (on sale for $11.58)
I’m always excited to receive manga! This is a Loot Anime exclusive cover. I am unfamiliar with this title but the description sounds exciting:
“It’s been seventeen long years since the Fleet of Fog—a mysterious, unmanned fleet of powerful vessels that appeared out of nowhere—took control of the oceans, barring humanity from traveling between continents or islands. During those years, people the world over have dreamed of a revolt that would let them take back the seas, but there’s been no hope—until now.
A weapon powerful enough to damage the Fog’s vessels has finally been invented, and there’s just one way of getting the critical information and prototypes from Japan to America, where the weapon can produced! The submarine I-401, with its humanoid avatar—a “mental model” named Iona, who’s taken the shape of a young girl—was once part of the Fleet of Fog, but has chosen to side with humanity.
Now captained by Chihaya Gunzou and his crew, the I-401 is the only ship under human control that can move freely through the seas. But she answers only to her captain, and he answers to no one.”
The description reminds me of the manga All You Need Is Kill, which was the inspiration for the Tom Cruise movie Edge ofTomorrow. I’m eager to start reading!
Verdict: This was an ok month from Loot Anime! While the warm scarf was very out of season (and not my style), I still enjoyed the solid curation. Some of the items like the carabiner and Gundam figure weren’t really relevant to me, but they can be gifted or swapped, so it’s not a loss. The box also introduced me to a handful of titles that I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. I estimate the total retail value at $74, which is more than twice the cost of subscription.
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