Loot Anime Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2017
Loot Anime, part of the Loot Crate family, is a “monthly mystery bundle of figures, collectibles, manga, apparel, accessories and more from some of your favorite anime and manga series with a new theme every month.”
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Loot Anime
The Cost: $24.95 per month + $5 U.S. shipping. Discounts on longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Save $3 off your first month-to- month box with code SAVE3
Save 10% off any length subscription with code ADDICTION
The Products: Anime themed t-shirt, accessories, snacks, and collectibles.
Ships to: USA, Canada, and a list of other countries here. Shipping varies per country.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
I love that, instead of an info card, this box includes a folded poster with all the product info on the back!
July’s theme is “Action Comedy”. You can see all of the products listed out with photos and information about each one. I like that for the exclusive 2-pack figurines, where each box contains one version of the set, they show every version that you could potentially get. It helps to know if you want to swap with someone!
Exclusive Trigun Badlands Rumble T-Shirt
I love Trigun the series, but I haven’t seen this Trigun movie… yet! This sturdy 100% cotton tee is pretty cool—I like how well the gritty, goofy aesthetic of this sci-fi western hybrid comes across in the image.
Exclusive High School DxD Art Print
I noticed that this box is heavy on the art prints. The first is an image from High School DxD, a show about a high schooler turned devil and his perverted, supernatural antics. A lot of times when a box calls something a “print”, it’s a bit of a stretch. Many art prints are just images printed on postcard-weight paper and tossed into the box. Not so in this case. While the print still looks like it was mechanically printed, it appears on a piece of thick, lightly textured paper that feels like watercolor stock. It’s also printed with authenticating information on the back and comes packaged in a sleek plastic sleeve that also includes a cardboard backing to keep it flat. The logo of the show is raised slightly, too, for a nice tactile detail.
Exclusive FLCL Art Print
The second print feels a bit more artsy for some reason… maybe just because the image feels more like an illustration that could go on a poster rather than a promotional still. I could also just be showing this print a bit more favor because it depicts the zany, funny, downright weird, rock-n-roll romp that is FLCL, which is probably in my top 5 list of favorite anime series ever. The print comes with all the bells and whistles (nice paper, info on the back, thoughtful packaging, raised logo) that the other print did. Pretty cool!
Exclusive Kitty Action Comedy Phone Charm
Phone charms aren’t really my thing (they tend to pop off my phone as it jumbles around in my tote bag with all of my other purse junk), I have found them to be really fun ways to decorate zippers, the pull-strings on ceiling fans, and even the cords on my window blinds. This little charm is only about a 1.5 inches big and made from squishy, flexible plastic. I love anything with a cat on it, so it’s hard for me to find much fault in this charm. I guess my only qualm would be that (I think) this cat is just a character from the minds at Loot Crate, rather than a character from a legit show or manga. Am I right, or am I not recognizing this little purple kitty? Let me know if you know it!
Exclusive One-Punch Man Figure 2-Pack
While I love the magical, pearlescent finish that these smaller-sized figurines have, I’m a little bit underwhelmed by the poses of these little guys. Both Saitama and Genos come with clear pegs that you can use to make them look like they’re flying in mid-air, but the poses they’re in look like they should be standing. What’s more, the stands they come with only really work with the pegs, so if you choose to just leave them standing, you’re out of luck in terms of having a stand to present them on.
The back of the box shows all of the combinations you might end up with, just like the poster/info sheet did.
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Vol. 1 – Value on Amazon $10.12 (Retail Price $13.00)
The manga this month is a geeky video game fantasy. I love the silver-metallic cover!
Book Summary on Amazon:
Kazuma Sato is a video game-loving shut-in-or at least he was, until a humiliating traffic accident brings his young life to an untimely end. But after his death, a beautiful girl claiming to be a goddess invites him to enter another world and gain some respectable perks in the process. But Kazuma’s choice is going to have serious consequences for the goddess and the dead man alike…
Verdict: If I just divide the cost of the box and shipping ($29.95) by the number of items, everything would have to be around $5.00. Since that includes items like the t-shirt and the manga, which seem like they’d be at least $10.00 if not more, I feel like the cost of the box is fair. But for some reason, this box didn’t really wow me. Maybe it’s because two of the items were “art prints”, which doesn’t feel as special or unique to me as manga, accessories, or cool toys. I also wish the phone charm and poster featured a notable character, rather than the Loot Crate mascot and her cat. It just feels makes the pieces feel like promotional items instead of the fan items I signed up for. That’s not to say these gifts aren’t still fun! (Again, anything with a cat on it, I am bound to love!) But this wasn’t my favorite box that I’ve received.
What do you think of Loot Anime this month?