Loot Anime Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 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.”
If you fold the box inside out it looks like a bento box!
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!
The info sheet is a full-sized colored poster on the front…
…with item details on the back. October’s theme is DELICIOUS, which is all about yummy food! This is right up my alley.
Food Wars! Komabear Cosplay Apron – Value $15?
Food Wars is a cooking comedy series about a boy who enrolls in an elite culinary academy where only 10% of the students manage to graduate. Sadly, this is not meant to be a functional piece but is rather a replica of the apron Satoshi Isshiki, a student at the academy, wears.
The apron is very long– it goes past my boyfriend’s knee. I think the bear print is super cute.
I tried to look up the “complete outfit” for this cosplay, but apparently, Satoshi is known for wearing the apron naked. I burst into a laughing fit after that discovery. Needless to say, this is NOT the costume my boyfriend will be wearing for Halloween.
Himouto! Umaru-chan “I Love Cola” Trading Figure – Value $6?
This is the only non-exclusive item in the box. It is hard to find an exact price for this online so I estimated the value. Himouto! Umaru-chan is about a high school girl named Umaru who lives with her older brother. At school she is is a top student with lots of talent, but at home, she reverts into a lazy person who wears an animal hoodie, eats junk food, plays video games, and relies on her brother. In her “lazy” form she is always portrayed as a chibi.
Umaru-chan is striking a classic pose here, holding a bag of junk food and a bottle of Cola. I just adore the bear hoodie around her head.
Gudetama Plush – Value $10?
I squealed at the sight of Gudetama, my favorite Sanrio character (yes, my love for him has surpassed Hello Kitty)! This is a licensed plush the size of my palm. He rests on egg yolk made of felt and is covered by a juicy slice of bacon, which he uses as a blanket.
Gudetama has a really cute tush too. His lazy demeanor is so relatable.
Naruto Ramen Bowl – Value $5?
This is a plastic bowl with an illustration of ramen toppings on the inside. It is a replica of the bowls that are seen in the very popular series Naruto. It is not microwave safe and is hand wash only, so this is more of a novelty item than a functional one. My boyfriend really likes Naruto, though, so it is still a win.
The text is “ichiraku”, which is the name of the titular character Naruto’s favorite ramen shop in the series, Ramen Ichiraku.
Sweetness and Lightning Manga Vol. 1 – Value $9.17 on Amazon (retail price $12.99)
A box with manga is almost always a good box. This is an exclusive variant cover of a slice-of-life manga about a teacher trying to raise his kindergartener by himself with the help of his student. Here’s the summary:
Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He’s pretty bad at cooking and doesn’t have a huge appetite to begin with, but chance brings his little family and one of his students, Kotori Iida, together for homemade adventures. With those three cooks in the kitchen, it’s no wonder this dinner table drama is so delicious.
I love my action-adventure fantasy sci-fi stuff but this is also a genre I adore. I flipped through some pages and immediately loved the art style. I can’t wait to dig into it soon!
DELICIOUS Phone Charm – Value $2?
This month’s phone charm is adorable and the mini spoon is a fun touch, too. I will be attaching this to one of my backpack zippers.
Verdict: I had a blast with this month’s Loot Anime! My personal favorite is the Gudetama plush– everything about it is so adorable. While they usually include a t-shirt in every box, I’m very happy that they switched things up this time with the cosplay apron. And although I can’t imagine anyone wearing it stark naked, it is very appropriate for Halloween, too. I hope Loot Anime features even more wearables in the future! My retail value estimate is $47.17. Despite it being a low-value month compared to previous months, I did not feel like it was lacking anything. Also, I continue to be very impressed with the quality of everything they send.
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