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Loot Crate DX “Mayhem” Review + Coupon – August 2018

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Loot Crate DX is Loot Crate’s deluxe crate. They pitch it as an “elevated assortment of collectibles, apparel, home goods and more from your favorite pop culture franchises every month.” They also promise no crossover items from the Core Loot Crate box.

Please Note: The August theme was “Mayhem” – It just arrived just after the July box for us.

This box was sent for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About Loot Crate DX

The Subscription Box: Loot Crate DX

The Cost: $49.99 + $5 S/H

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

The Products: “We’ve taken the curated geek and gamer excellence you enjoy with Loot Crate to the next level. An elevated assortment of collectibles, apparel, home goods and more from your favorite pop culture franchises every month. $100+ value in every crate!”

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

August 2018 Loot Crate DX Mayhem Review

The August 2018 Loot Crate DX “Mayhem” box featured two different Joker items, Rick and Morty, and The Walking Dead.

It comes with a fold-out information card that details the items in your box.

Chill Out Pin – Value $10?

This was a weird one. Typically, it will arrive with a franchise-themed pin – but the August pin was an ice cream cone that you’d receive in 3 different variants. Am I missing a geeky reference here?

Joker Raglan Tee – Value $15-20?

The first Joker item this month is a raglan style t-shirt.

I had to go back and look because this design looked familiar – it was used on The Joker’s cards in the Death of the Family story arc from Batman: New 52.

It’s tagless and licensed, too.

Rick and Morty Portal Picnic Blanket – Value $25-30?

The easy winner for the best item of the month is this versatile picnic blanket.

It easily folds up for storage and makes it very easy to carry.

It’s sizable, too – perfect for a picnic in the park. The material feels nice and rugged – durable enough to hold up to bad weather ruining your picnic.

Buckles and I enjoy our faux picnic photoshoot!

Joker The Killing Joke Socks – Value $10-12

The second Joker item of the month is a pair of sublimated socks featuring the cover of The Killing Joke.

I’ve always loved this cover – so it’s cool to get that all-over print on socks. I’m a thoroughly ready for cold weather.

The Walking Dead Official Cookbook and Survival Guide – On Sale $18 (Retail $30)

The final item in the box is a Walking Dead themed cookbook from Insight Editions.

It has some character-themed dishes along with food seen in the show – like a recipe for Carl’s chocolate pudding!

Verdict: The pin was just such an odd choice that I kind of set a weird tone for the August box. I was a big fan of the Rick and Morty portal blanket – and since that was the highest value item, I’m glad I was. Overall, it was a decent month – but not one that was over-the-top for me.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No – you can find the current month available at the top of their homepage. They are currently taking October subscriptions – every month’s cutoff date to order is the 19th of the month at midnight EST.

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

What do you think of the August 2018 Mayhem Loot Crate DX?

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’m loving that Buckles was your guest model for the picnic blanket! I think more reviews should feature Buckles 🙂

  2. So glad I skipped this box, the only thing I like about it is the pin 🙂 I’m hoping that November brings some fandoms that I like. Thanks for sharing this

  3. If I had to guess I would say it referenced the Snowy Cones ice cream factory where Mr. Freeze hid out in Batman and Robin

    • I could see that – and that was my first thought, too – but I would assume they would have done some type of reference on the card, at least.

    • I was kinda thinking the ice cream truck the guys hid in in Killer Klowns…….
      but it is excessively vague.

  4. If I had to guess I would say it referenced the Snowy Cones ice cream factory where Mr. Freeze hid out in Batman and Robin.

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