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Loot Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Discover – January 2018

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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!

January’s theme was Discover.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About Loot Crate

The Subscription Box: Loot Crate

The Cost: Price Increase: $15.99 plus $9 shipping a month

COUPON: Save 10% off any length subscription, or $3 off month-to-month with coupon code ADDICTION or SAVE3

The Products:

  • Over 4 FAN-tastic items delivered every month
  • $45+ Retail value of collectible goods and gear
  • Authentic, licensed and/or exclusive products

Ships to: 27 countries including US, Canada, Australia, and the UK!

January 2018 Loot Crate Review

The January 2018 Loot Crate featured items from 4 franchises – The X-Files, Rick and Morty, Westworld, and Harry Potter.

2 things to note about the presentation – it looks like they’ve definitely done away with the extra little box inversions and the monthly booklet. If those cuts get me the box on time, then I can live with it! If you miss the booklet – you can find a digital version here.

Instead of the booklet, you’ll get a basic information card. I guess I’m just a little surprised at how basic, un-branded, and no-fun the card is. It doesn’t feel very Loot Crate to me.

Westworld Pin – Value $5?

Each month still arrives with a themed pin – and this month’s pin also features Westworld.

Your subscription also gets you some digital loot to be on the lookout for:

You’ll get 3 free comics, some free Westworld bonus digital content, and 20% off of season one at Vudu.

OK – on to the loot!

Rick and Morty Shirt – Value $15?

Um. Yes, please! I’m so pumped for this month’s exclusive design! We all know there’s a lot going on in Rick’s brain, this gives you a tiny glimpse inside.

Westworld SuperEmoScenes Diorama – Value $20?

This is yet another entry into the Loot Crate Artist Series and again features a 3D version of the art of SuperEmoFriends’ artist J Salvador.

These dioramas arrive in pieces but are simple to snap together.

It’s about 4.5 inches tall when constructed – and will partner nicely with your Stranger Things scenes!

The case always has a little bit of extra information about the artist, if you’re looking to find more artwork. I’m hoping to see more stuff from different artists this year.

Harry Potter Socks – Value $10-12?

The Harry Potter item is a pair of house sigil socks.

These fit pretty nicely, not too tight, and have been fine for me in the cold.

They feature the sorting hat – with all of the house represented.

X-Files Card Game – Value $10?

The final item in the box features The X-Files.

“Circle Of Truth” is a little X-Files based card game.

It comes with instruction to get you up and running. I do like that it arrives in a government badge-type holster.

Verdict: I was incredibly let down by the December shipment – this delivery is much better in terms of value and items. I am loving the shirt – it’s probably my favorite Rick and Morty design that I own. I was happy to add the diorama to my collection – and, well, socks are kinda my thing – so I was happy with that. More importantly, this one arrived as expected – while they’re still having shipping issues with other lines, hopefully, this is the start of something more solid for the core crate – still, if you aren’t alright with possible delays, I’d steer clear until they have a better track record.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, You’ll see the current them on the landing page – theme cutoffs are the 19th of each month at midnight EST.

COUPON – Save 10% off any length subscription, or $3 off month-to-month with coupon code ADDICTION or SAVE3

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.

What did you think of the January 2018 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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. I think its very safe to say this company is secretly in stages of failing. Subscription Crates are constantly getting delayed by months in shipping and as for their items through vault, well don’t expect to ever receive any of them. I have been waiting on several vault orders for over 3 months now and have just been informed by their support that they are hoping that they can get around to it IN ANOTHER 3-4 WEEKS TIME!!!!
    I have cancelled all of my monthly subscriptions I had through them (8 in all), and would strongly advise people to do the same and get their money back before its too late.
    This is such a shame, I have been with them since 2015 as a regular subscriber for both myself and purchasing additional subscriptions for family members, but ever since just before Christmas things have rapidly gone down hill. Read the current reviews people are posting as well as employee reviews on sites such as glassdoor if you want to check it for yourself.

  2. I think this was probably the best loot crate in as long as I can remember. I was so happy to see the West World and X-Files stuff in there instead of the usual video game merch. I’ve gotten tired of so much Rick and Morty stuff from Loot Crate though. This is the second shirt in less than a year and I think I’ve got two pairs of socks from Loot Wear as well. Overall, I was pretty happy. I’ve been thinking about cancelling the last few months but I would have hated to miss this one.

  3. I am really unimpressed with this box and disappointed in loot crate as a whole. I only signed up for this months box because I am a huge fan of all the featured franchises. After being with loot for a long time and watching them decline in the last 6 months so rapidly I can say that the quality of this months shirt, in comparison of older shirts, is just crud. The screen printing is poorly done and it’s obvious fading will set in quickly. I will give them credit where credit is due, in that the box actually got here on time. That being said, I am still waiting on other boxes, plus a replacement for last months lootwear tee that arrived with a hole. I’d like to see them recover from the slump they are in but if this months box is anything to go off, I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

  4. Love the Westworld loot!

  5. Harry Potter has gotten so played out and unoriginal. There are so many fandoms and it would be nice to see more of them. With that being said, I love the Westworld and X-Files items because those are fandoms that are not seen as much, especially Westworld.

  6. I’m not a huge R&M fan so the shirt doesn’t do much for me, plus the colors remind me of the early 90s. The J Salvador figure again looks like a Play School design; they seriously need to get someone better. Socks should be left to the loot socks subscription for those that want them. The holder for the X-Files game was kinda neat but that’s it. Really one of the worst loot crates since I’ve subscribed and the simple box and item card reeks of cost cutting measures.

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