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Loot Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

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

April’s theme was INVESTIGATE!

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: $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 April’s theme was INVESTIGATE. It features franchises like Stranger Things, Batman, Jessica Jones, and The X-Files!



This month’s box turns into a little CSI kit! This contains clues to solve the new Secret Order of Keys challenge as well.



You’ll get a booklet that will feature information about the month’s theme and franchises.



You’ll also find information on each item in the box.



Investigate Pin – Value $5?

Every month, you’ll get a Loot Pin. It will be themed and grant you access to some digital loot – I love the little tape recorder and the hidden ‘old’ Loot Crate logo!


This month’s pin gets you issue #1 of X-Files (2016) and issue #1 of X-Files: Origins! It also looks like you’ll get double the free digital comics – they’ve also given us access to Metropolis #1 and #2!


Stranger Things Shirt – Value $15?

I’m not sure that I could love this shirt more? I’m loving the design of the Stranger Things graphic – it’s like a throwback to an old school comic book cover. That seems very appropriate for a show that felt like a throwback. This is perfect.



Jessica Jones Q-Fig – Value $15-20?

Yay! This is the first Q-Fig from the core crate in 2017 – and it features Jessica Jones. Double win!


We didn’t get a lot of demonstration of Jessica’s power on Season 1 – but I’m hoping for more of that on The Defenders.



I can’t get enough Q-Figs. I’m definitely a serial collector – but this is right up there with POPs for me. This month’s figure is one of my favorites to-date.


Batman Color Changing Mug – Value $10-15?

Batman is represented in coffee mug form this month. Add some hot liquid to reveal more detail:




This reminds of the final bit of Batman: The Arkham Knight where all of Gotham is locked down and driven crazy by gas. I do appreciate that it’s the classic 90’s Batman logo, though!


X-Files Pencil Set – Value $5?

The final item in the box was a small one – it’s a set of 4 X-Files themed pencils and a sharpener.



It feels like a toss-in item. I’m ok with that because the value is high on the other items – but people who subscribed solely for X-Files could be disappointed. Our resident X-Files fan was super excited to get these!




It also included a bonus little pamphlet to use while solving this month’s Secret Order of Keys questions.

Verdict: The shirt, figure, and mug knock it out of the park for me this month – so I’m satisfied with the items, even if one of the items is a pencil set. That’s not even counting the digital comics and pin, which add value to this month’s haul as well. But, I’m curious to hear what you have to say! Let me know in the comments.

What did you think of the April 2017 Loot Crate ‘INVESTIGATE’ 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 still haven’t received my box. Can’t wait; the mug to me is the best item.

  2. Does anyone know what the secret order of keys bonus item is this month I know last month was a second pin but I’ve searched around everywhere and no info about it?!

    • I got what looks like an iron on patch with the Secret Order of Keys logo on it. Then I got an email saying they ran out and it’ll be sent separately in May. Not sure what the deal is!

      • Cool thanks. I got the pin last month so maybe I will get the patch I don’t know

  3. Does anyone know what we get for last months secret keys? I’ve searched the Internet and nada info. I am still waiting for my box. It just got shipped out. I hate the wait! I agree on the sizing. Holy moly I got a 3x women’s tshirt from the vault and I’ll be lucky if it fits my 14yr old that wears a small/medium.

    • Last months was a second pin with the secret order of the keys logo

  4. I think this is a great crate. I’m a big X-files fan, so even the pencils are cute to me. my only problem that will end my Loot Crate subscription when it lapses is the fact that the tshirts sometimes are such poor quality and have such random sizing ranges. I’ve had the men’s large fit only my size 0 tween and others fit my size medium/large husband. I’ve had 2x sizes that I bought for my brother only fit my size M/L hubby, too. You just never know what you’re going to get.

  5. I bought this box just because it included a Stranger Things item and I’m so glad I did! Very cool shirt.

  6. For the deal that I got, it’s worth it! Love the mug and tee. I’m still waiting for my box… Patiently.. Anyone else?

    • me too. I was thinking of emailing them today.

      • I automatically order them on the 18th and I never get tracking numbers anymore what about you guys?

        • Me neither, 2 months in a row. Which is weird, since when I emailed their support this month, they gave me the number no problem and it turned out to be a correct one too.

  7. The pencil set is really lame. They would have been better off not having any item, than something this pointless. Been really disappointed with Lootcrate the past couple of months.

    • Why don’t you sharpen them?

      • You win the internet! I’m dying!!

  8. Love that lootcrate includes digital comics and the puzzle solving additions with each box now. It adds a whole new dimension to the subscription and adds alot to the value.

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