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Loot Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Playback – March 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.

March’s theme was Playback.

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: $19.99 plus $5 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+ items from your favorite pop culture franchises
  • A t-shirt every month and more licensed and exclusive items
  • Collectibles, gear, figures and more – $45+ value in every crate

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

March 2018 Loot Crate Review – Playback

The March box has tabletop, video game, move, and TV throwbacks from Sonic, Dungeons & Dragons, Galaga, The Simpsons, and Back to the Future.

They’ve updated the card a bit – the front shows off all of the items from your box, while the back shows the mega crate and DLC details.

Galaga Pin – Value $5?

This month’s exclusive pin design features the classic starfighter from Galaga.

This month included two digital issues on Comixology a well – Centipede #1 and Swordquest #1. This is always a nice little extra for comic readers!

Back to the Future Shirt – Value $15?

This month’s exclusive shirt design features design schematics for Doc’s Deloreon. The design is one that I like – but the quality leaves a ton to be desired. The print is a little off centered on the shirt, and then the much bigger issue…

This is marked as a 2XL but couldn’t be much larger than a men’s medium – there are some serious quality control issues there!

Sonic Vinyl Figure – Value $15?

This month includes a Loot Crate designed and built figure featuring Sonic.

It’s got that Green Hill Zone vibe to it, but the ring color and character design give it more of a modern sonic feel. It goes pretty nicely with my Kidrobot classic figure.

Dungeons & Dragons Die Holder – Value $10?

This is a second vinyl figure/collectible made by Loot Crate.

It arrives with a new die and die protector – the Red Dragon.

While I’m not a Dungeons & Dragons player, I did think this was a smart item – I’m assuming there are more die holders out there, though?

Kidrobot The Simpsons 25th Anniversary Keychain – Value $6-8 on Amazon

The final item in the box is also the only non-exclusive item. Each subscriber gets one blindbox Kidrobot keychain.

Each keychain features a little iconic item from the first 25 years of The Simpsons. I got that iconic little radioactive vial.

There are a few to collect, too!

Verdict: Like this month’s Loot Crate DX (review coming later tonight), I like the nostalgic vibes and franchise of this box. I typically don’t have much of a problem with the value and items for these boxes – at $25, I think the value is always there as long as you’re a fan of the franchise. But, that shirt sizing issue is really highlighting a sizing issue that I thought they had moved past a long time ago. On the plus side, this one arrived within a one-week window of the cutoff, so that was good. It pretty much feels like a balancing act with this box lately.

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 March 2018 ‘Playback’ 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 bought a subscription to send to my boyfriend and it has not arrived yet.. . I am so frustrated!! I live in Canada so I get that it will take a bit longer but if Nadine in Spain has hers already I would expect it to be here by now.

    Help desk people are nice but powerless and just keep saying the same thing. Their package tracking is a joke and I am doubting its actually tracking at all. I would not recommend buying this, certainly not if you are hoping it arrives in the 10 – 14 business day window.

  2. I haven’t tried the shirt on yet so I dont know if there is a fit issue but I really like the design. The Sonic figure is cool in that it brings back memories from playing as a kid. Not a D&D guy but its a neat looking figure. I don’t care much for the Simpsons keychain since it feels like a throw in, but hardly an issue as I enjoyed the rest of the crate.

    • Just got my March crate today (shipped to Spain so it took much longer). The shirt is a women’s medium and it fits perfectly and the picture looked centered, so maybe the issue is just with men’s sizing. My keychain is Bart’s skateboard.

  3. We both got the same keychain!

    • Nice! There weren’t any bad options, but I really like this one.

    • We got the same one too, weird.

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