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Loot Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017

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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!

Good To Know: They recently increased their price by $2.

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


The Subscription Box: Loot Crate

The Cost: $15.99 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 January’s theme was Origins. It featured s0me classic franchises – TMNT, Mario, Superman, and Captain America!


Loot Crate’s boxes typically invert into something fun and/or usable. This month’s box turns into something extremely usable!



Personally, I really love this reuse of the box for your comic collection, and I’d like to see this more often!



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



Each month always includes an exclusive pin as well. This month featured a personal favorite – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Loot Crate’s pin always unlocks digital bonus content as well, and this month might be the best yet. You’ll get issues #1-5 of the IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics on Comixology. This is one of my favorite current comic runs – so treat yourself and enjoy!


Original “Jumpman” Shirt – Value $15?

This month’s exclusive shirt features Mario in his initial form – Jumpman from Donkey Kong. As someone who grew up in the Nintendo and Sega gaming evolution – this is a great shirt.



Captain America Golden Age Shield Replica – Value $15?

This month included a metal replica Captain America shield.


It comes with a clear stand for display – it’s also totally removable from the stand if you wish to display it another way.



This prop replica was taken from Captain America: The first Avenger – with the certificate to boot.


It fit perfectly with my Cap statue!



TMNT Tiki Mini Mug – Value $5-10?

You’d receive 1 of 5 possible mini tiki mugs – Raf, Leo, Mikey, Donny, or The Shredder!


Here’s a look at all 5 variants!


As you can tell, I got Raf. They’re not lying when they call this a mini mug. It’s tiny. I think it’s about the size of an espresso shot, if that. I’m not really sure how to re-purpose this – any ideas?


Action Comics #1 Reprint – Value $5?

You don’t get much more of an ‘Origin’ than Action Comis #1 from DC Comics.



This is a reprint of that issue, and it’s stayed pretty true to that era – from the feel of the pages to the ads.


It also comes with a certificate of authenticity for this exclusive comic.

 Verdict: My values come to around $45 without the digital loot included. Even with the increased cost, that is still a good value for the box from a pure numbers perspective. Personally, I’m really loving adding the shield to my collection and sporting this new Mario shirt – so the value is there before I even got to the other items. Like most geek boxes, the value is going to be up to you – whether you love the included franchises and type of items or not.

What did you think of the January 2017 ‘Origins’ 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. Valuing that Action Comics #1 reprint at $5 is a pretty big lowball, seeing as how they’re reselling from $35-$55 dollars now

  2. can someone give me a step to step guide on how to assemble the box (new to loot crate and am a retard) plz

  3. a tiny air plant might make his hair look amazing.

  4. I loved this box!! One of my favorites! I especially loved the shirt and shield! I might use the mug as a toothpick or cotton swab holder as well.

  5. as fun as the little mug is, i’m at a loss with it, too. i got michelangelo and he’s a little bigger than a shot glass, but i have enough of those. too small to hold more than a couple pens. even q-tips i have a bigger cup that i use. for now, he’s just my little desk buddy, watching me work. maybe some day i’ll run short on shot glasses and grab him.

  6. We got a mini mug in another box in the past and we use it for a pencil/pen holder. You could also use it for a tiny bud vase. 🙂

  7. As someone who just started growing plants at her desk, you could put a little dirt in there and grow something! Or do a succulent (I kill those, so good luck lol).

    • This might work – it’d have to be a tiny succulent, but they do have small ones – good idea!

    • I was thinking the same thing. Tiny circular green cactus!

  8. The mini mug is too cute! Would it work as a toothpick holder?

    • I think son and that was my initial thought also – but, it might be a bit to tall for toothpicks, though. I’ll have to look and see if we have any around.

      • I was thinking a toothpick holder as well… or depending on what your bathroom looks like, it could also hold q-tips

        • That’s a great idea – I might use it for that. Thanks!

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