Loot Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017
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!
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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?