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Loot Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 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 December’s theme was Revolution. It featured 3 franchises – Mr. Robot, Assassin’s Creed, Firefly –  and something special from Sideshow Collectibles!


This month’s box folds up into a building for Aguilar to perch on!



Each month comes with a mini magazine that describes and details all of the items in your crate.



Each month always comes with a Loot Pin that unlocks digital bonus loot. This month’s pin features the Assassin’s Creed insignia.


In the magazine, you’ll find details on how to redeem this content. This month’s digital loot is a digital excerpt from the new Assassin’s Creed Heresy novel.


Mr. Robot fsociety Shirt – Value $15?

This month’s shirt features Mr. Robot. fsociety is the name of Mr. Robot’s hacker group! We really have a lot of TV to catch up on, and this is one of the shows I need to do a lot of catching up on. I think we watched about 4 episodes of season 1 – we liked it a lot, but never found the time to keep going!



Assassin’s Creed Aguilar POP – Value $15-20?

This POP has yet to show up on POP Price Guide, so I’m ballparking the value based on past exclusive POPs.



Aguilar is Michael Fassbender’s character in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie. This exclusive variant features the perched post that all Assassin’s Creed gamers will know – get ready to jump into the closest bail of hay!


Collectors beware – my POP’s box arrived pretty smashed which will greatly affect the value.


Figure Fantasy Hardcover Book – Value $20-30?

This item couldn’t be more perfect for me. This book is entirely exclusive to Loot Crate and shows off statues from one of my favorite manufacturers, Sideshow Collectibles!




These are all photographed by Daniel Picard and show off some of the best figure photography I’ve seen!



I love how it’s all set up and shows off how much detail goes into the figures themselves to make them look extremely detailed, and now lifelike and interacting with everyday objects!



Firefly Independents Patch – Value $10?

The final item in the crate is from Firefly.


It’s a replica made by Firefly graphic designer Dylan Hay-Chapman.

Verdict: I thought this month was packed with value in only a few items – and I’m all for quality over quantity. Exclusive POPs are typically worth around the cost of one month of Loot Crate from my experience – so that alone is worth the cost. The book is what stands out to me as the highlight of the box – an exclusive hardcover book featuring the toys that all of us collectors want/own! It felt like a DX item in the core crate, which I was very excited about.

So far, all of the December crates have been great – so I’m really looking forward to what 2017 brings.

What did you think of the December ‘Revolution’ crate from Loot Crate?

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. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I skipped this box, didn’t care for anything in the theme. I’m glad I did now. Sorry everyone whose box got wrecked in shipping, that’s just awful. I wasn’t really into the horror one previously either. I’m thinking after Jan I’m going to just get my marvel box. The regular box just seems packed with junk I don’t want at all.

  2. My Pop was also damaged. And what is up with the women’s sized shirts? I have increased my size 3 times and they are just tiny tiny tiny! I wear a large in most stores (some an XL depending on the cut) and this Mr. Robot shirt (the show is ok but like you it did not make it into my permanent rotation) is a 2X and I can hardly get it on…..
    I am keeping my Firefly sub and Harry Potter sub but cancelled the regular Loot Crate as it just does not wow me anymore.

  3. My pop box was messed up to the point the inside plastic was crushed but my sons pop was fine. I wasn’t even intending to get this months but forgot to skip, made sure to skip next month as I’m not happy with the quality of things the last few months. My mom paid for my sons for a year so I still get to see the stuff and read anything he gets but I honestly think they have spread things out too much with all these crates and now they are upping the monthly price? I cancelled one subscription I was going to get the pet one but they stopped the human shirt so that ruined my plan for hubby and I and the dog to match with only two subs. I have went and subbed to geek fuel. I might get two of them if it keeps being good. I’m so disappointed this was my first sub box.

  4. Busted Pop boxes seems to be the theme of December 2016 Loot Crate. Loot Crate isn’t even addressing the problem, which is a shame. I found this box to be solid fun for the season (assassin creed movie is out, making the Pop timely, and the photography book is geeky goodness). But if Loot Crate wants to send us damaged goods and pretend that’s okay, that’s a terrible precedence to set. I’ll take an email apology and explanation at the least. I won’t renew a subscription if quality control doesn’t mean anything.

    • I’d actually already cancelled my sub as I’d only wanted that one box for a Firefly item (yeah, sucker… at least the other stuff was actually pretty good), but I wish I’d thought to put dissatisfaction with the damaged goods as the reason. It would have been reason enough and might even have made them think some on top.

  5. Same thing for me on the POP box – very disappointing, especially that Loot Crate’s quality control wasn’t up to catching the multiple instances of this happening. I’m in Oz(stralia that is), so it’s really not going to get replaced.

  6. One does not simply watch only 4 episodes of Mr. Robot. Best show on TV, hands down.

  7. My Funko was also beaten up. My sister got her’s in today, and she said her’s was also damaged. Sadly, Lootcrate is refusing to replace them.

  8. Eric that pop could be your twin!!!

    • HAHA! The POP needs a longer beard!

  9. Our Funko POP box was pretty beat up as well – we don’t keep the boxes so it wasn’t a huge deal for us, but it definitely sounds more wide-spread.

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