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J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate Review + Coupon – January 2018

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J.K. Rowling Wizarding World Crate is one of the latest entries in the Loot Crate family of subscription boxes. This box is focused on the world created by J.K. Rowling and features items from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

Each box is themed – this box was themed “The Ties That Bind Us”.

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

About J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate

The Subscription Box: J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate

The Cost: $39.99 plus $5 S/H

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

The Products:

  • Exclusive and officially licensed
  • 5-7 items in every crate
  • Delivered every 2 months

Good to know – you get to pick your house when you sign up!

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

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate January 2018 Review – The Ties That Bind Us

This month was pretty low on items – it features two wearables, a book, and a pin.

This month’s box also inverts – this always adds a little extra touch that I enjoy.

Each month arrives with an information card that details the items in your box.

Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem Pin – $5-10

The Horcrux pin series continues with the Diadem pin. I’ve been loving how intricate these pins have been – but I’m curious where they’ll go after the Horcrux series ends.

Black Family Tree Scarf – Value $20?

The main item of the month is this lightweight shawl/scarf.

It features details about the Black family with its all-over print. While it’s a nice item, it’s also something that I’ll never use – so that’s a big hit on the box for the item with the most value.

Hogwarts House Tie – Value $15-20?

The next item in the ‘Ties The Bind’ box is a literal tie.

You’ll receive a tie based on the house you chose when signing up. The tie itself is the quality I’d expect – with more of a glossy look to it.

The Films of Harry Potter: The Wand Collection Book – Value $20 based on the non-Loot Crate Edition

The final item in the box is a nice coffee table book that features all of the character wands from the films.

This is easily the highlight of the box for me. I’m not really sure what makes it the “Loot Crate Edition” though – maybe simply because it’s not a hardcover version? I will say, a hardcover version of this would be pretty great.

I’ve been liking all of the books we’ve been getting from Insight Editions across the Loot Crate universe lately – hopefully, they continue.

Verdict: I think this is the biggest let down from the Wizarding World Crate to date. On top of the small number of items in the box, the hero item was also something that I don’t use – so that’s a minus for me, personally. My biggest reaction came when unboxing the book – and that was the final item in the box, so all-in-all, this was a miss for me.

This was also late, again. This is January’s theme – and it just got to us towards the end of February – that was an extra hit to the items in the box.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. This was an older theme – the current theme can be found on the landing page!

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

Check out all of my J.K. Rowlings Wizarding World 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 J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate profile page.

What do you think of the January 2018 ‘The Ties That Bind Us’ J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World 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!

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18 Comments

  1. MSA Please update your followers that this box now only contains 4-6 items. If I didn’t know, I’d want someone to tell me. In the event that people want to cancel because of it.

  2. Seriously disappointed by this box, it was really late and only after I asked how to cancel my subscription I got an email with the shipping info (I’m in the UK as well so have to avoid spoilers) for a few days before but wasn’t sent it. Tiny box which made my heart sink, four items when it’s advertised as 5-7. It really didn’t seem value for money, I don’t really get the whole pin thing and I’m not a fan of them so seemed like only three items to me.
    I emailed them and this was their response –

    Thank you for your message. The J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate, themed the Ties that Bind Us, did include four items rather than the normal 5-7 items. These items have a higher value, something that our Looter community has given us their feedback on in regards to items included in the crates. We value your feedback and our brand team is making active decisions as a result.

    From what I’ve seen I don’t know anyone that’s asked for higher value items and it would of made sense to let subscribers know so they know what they’re paying for as I would of cancelled mine if id known.

    Big let down.

  3. Does anyone know which Horcrux pins were already sent? I wasn’t sure if I missed any/how many more to expect. Thanks!

    • I believe all but Harry and Nagini have been sent. Notebook, ring, cup, diadem, and locket have been sent.

      • Thanks! I’ll have to try to find the ones I missed 🙂

  4. So disappointing. Late by so long that I didn’t get a chance to cancel my sub.
    It clearly states a minimum of 6 items per box, so unless they are including the box itself and the terrible printed letter, not what was paid for.

    • When I emailed the company they said that the items exceed $70, so that they still met their box requirment.

    • Before the website stated 5-7 items and now it’s 4-6 on the website. When being very generous, this box is worth $65 but if they’re being honest it’s more like $50.

  5. Oh man, as a nonsubscriber, the comments have taught me I’m not missing out, but I’m a little obsessed with that Black family tree scarf! If anyone is looking to offload it… 🙂

    • This was my first box. 🙁 I like the things but the quality isn’t there. The pin was great be not $30 great.

  6. I too was disappointed. I do like the items and have worn the broach and used the scarf. Not sure what to do with the tie….perhaps use it as a headband? (I don’t have any collared shirts lol) But with the delay, seeing the small box when it arrived certainly did not bring a smile to my face, I felt let down prior to opening it. I guess I am used to more items for the price of the sub. And while the items were quality it did not really feel exciting or themed.
    My tummy is already dropping as I know the next delay notice will arrive as soon as the next theme closes.
    I have also noticed a drop in the items in the Firefly crate, with those delays as well it is just starting to make me sad to have these 2 subs despite the fact that I really do enjoy most of the items.
    I have a feeling that Loot Crate will go the way of the Nerd Block group and Funko boxes and stop the subs. Perhaps they over stretched themselves?

  7. This was my first Wizarding World crate and even though I love the items in it, I still feel rather cheated – the landing page says 5-7 items and on top this was almost 2 months late. When I got my other Loot box (the Loot Crate DX box) one item was shipped separately so it would be sent out on time AND they included an extra item in each box and gave us a 15% off code for the shop. They just gave us a $15 credit in the shop for the lateness. Though the pin is fabulous and I love the scarf and book (I already have one house tie), I still feel this is rather just tossed together at last thought since I didn’t really see how much of anything fit besides the Black family tree. I think something showing the different relationships would’ve been a lot better. I get how the wands and tie fit, but they still seem like they were reaching a bit. That’s just me though. I will still continue to subscribe for another month or two to let them redeem themselves since I have two other Loot boxes and order their Special Edition ones each time so I know what to expect with Loot Crate. This was really not on par with their standards.

  8. Why was my comment not posted? I simply thanked Eric for writing a great review, and added that the Black family tree was not true to its description in the book, which disappointed me.

  9. This was my first box. I am extremely disappointed not only with the extremely late shipping but with the number of items and the items themselves. I requested to be refunded for the remaining crates and received an email that I would be getting a refund. I have several other loot subs and have felt let down lately with most of them.

  10. I liked everything, but was also disappointed with the small number of items. I really look forward to this box and am so sad when it’s late. Did MSA reach out to LootCrate about the number of items?

  11. I just paid for a full year of this sub for both me and both of my kids (they paid part of their subs with their own Christmas gift money). I hope this isn’t the kind of quality we’re going to get all year, or they are going to regret their Christmas money purchase.

    • The website now states 4-6 items. I hope they go back to 6 items like before.

  12. I’m glad it wasn’t just me that was a little disappointed. I wonder if these were the only intended items or if they readjusted because something fell through. It’s just a bummer to get a box a month late and only have 4 items, one of which…the tie for me…is unusable. Oh well. At least the quality is still there. Hopefully this month is better. Have they sent a delay notification yet?

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