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Loot Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2016

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Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box for geeks and gamers. Each month they include themed collectibles and shirts – lately, they’ve moved towards a mostly exclusive model – so you can’t get most of these items anywhere else!

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


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: 4-6 items in Every Crate, $50+ of Retail Value, Licensed & Exclusive

Ships to: 27 countries including US, Canada, Australia, and the UK!

Check out all of my Loot Crate reviews to get more information on this subscription. Check out all of our Geeky Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Loot Crate profile page.


Every month has a different theme, and October’s theme was Horror, naturally! Typically, each month’s box unfolds and transforms into something cool. This month, they changed it up a bit – you’ll find a removable zombie mask at the bottom of the box!



Just in time for last night’s Walking Dead premier!


Leave the eyes or attached, or


pop them our so you can see who you’re scaring!



Each month comes with a mini magazine as well. You’ll find details about every item in the box along with little interviews and stories.



Finally, every month includes a themed pin as well – this month’s pin features Halloween! Each pin unlocks digital loot as well, this month, you’ll get a copy of the Steam game SUPERFIGHT.


The Walking Dead: Negan Sluggers Shirt – Value $15?

Well, couldn’t have been better timing for this shirt as the Walking Dead TV show follower found out what the comic readers have known for a long time – Negan is a bad dude.

I like the shirt because Negan is one of my favorite bad guys in recent memory. It’s also a great part of the series where the narrative becomes less about fearing the dead, and more about fearing the living.


Leatherface Phunny Plush – Value $12-17 based on other Phunny Plushes on Amazon

The next item features Leatherface. You’ll either get a smiling version or a frowning version. I didn’t really know that KidRobot had a plush line – I’m guessing a lot of vinyl toy makers do, or will. This almost instantly became a dog toy whether I wanted to keep it or not!


Freddy Kreuger Chopsticks – Value $10?

My first thoughts were “I can’t even use these” and “What a waste of Freddy Kreuger”!


These chopsticks don’t remove from Freddy’s hand – so you’re stuck trying to use them like training chopsticks – if you’re used to using normal chopsticks, these are pretty much unusable.

Update: Thanks to Erin in the comments below – you can pull these out of the fingers – I had to pull to the point where I thought it would break, but they eventually came out!


It also looks like Freddy is throwing you a peace sign. I love the Freddy Kreuger franchise and was excited to see him in Loot Crate, so this kind of bummed me out – it felt like a missed opportunity.


Camp Crystal Lake Pennant – Value $5-10?

This is a smaller size pennant featuring Jason’s stomping grounds – Camp Crystal Lake. Again, it felt like an opportunity lost from my perspective. With the amount of source material from Freedy and Jason – a pennant and chopsticks were very surprising choices.


Legion of Regrettable Supervillains Book – Value $13-15?

This completes the Legion of Regrettable book collection started with the Hero version in July 2015. I like the hero book, and I like the villain version as well!



Lots of fun, bad, villains to read about!

Verdict: This month feels like more of a miss for me. I was really excited when I saw the franchises they chose to feature, so I think that made me even more disappointed with the items. While the shirt and book were good, the other items kind of outshined them – so, overall, it was a down month of Loot Crate for me.

What did you think about the Loot Crate ‘Horror’ box?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I guess I’m in the minority here cause I loved this box! The chopsticks and the pennant are great decor items! Or so I thought. Now I’m starting to doubt my taste…lol!

  2. What size do you get your shirts in? I just signed up for a woman’s tshirt size but not sure how they fit?

  3. This will be my last box from Loot Crate. It used to be a really fun box with a good mix of items and genres, but now since they’ve added all the specialty crates like Marvel, Harry Potter, and Firefly, the regular crate just seems to have whatever is left over. I’m not ready to spend the bigger dollars on the specialty crates, so I’m afraid Loot Crate and I are parting ways.

    • This was my first month since I gave them the boot. I feel I dodged a bullet, you are spot on, once there was higher end box options the core box ( the one to get them to where they are) turned it to a scrap pile. I feel the once $13.95 box now requires a $30 investment. GREEDY

  4. I stopped my subscription to the main Loot Crate after last month’s box. And so glad after seeing the horror box! I had been giving away so much of what had come in recent boxes,decided it wasn’t worth the money anymore. I get the Firefly Cargo Crate, the items in it are from Quantium Mechanics, and that one is awesome! The special theme Loot boxes are much better than the main one!

  5. This box is horrible!! I didn’t get it cancelled in time so I ended up with this box! I dropped it to start getting the gaming box. Fingers crossed it will be better!

  6. I’m glad I unsubscribed. Here’s hoping the dog shirt in the Loot Pets box isn’t an exact replica of this shirt!

  7. This was a terrible box I was so disappointed when I opened mine. A pennant and chopsticks? really?

  8. What we Americans call the peace sign has much more nefarious connotation in other parts of the world. Somehow, that seems more suited to something Freddy Krueger would do! 😉

    • True. Just look at Spike from Buffy! ?

  9. Is this box still available? I really like the Halloween pin and the zombie mask!

    • This box isn’t available anymore – the sign up period ends on the 19th of each month.

  10. My chopsticks removed from the hand no problem. I just wiggled them a bit & they popped out. I was also able to slide them back in, so it seems like they were designed to be removable.

    • Thanks for this comment – I had to pull it to the point where it felt like I was going to break it, but it did come out!

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