So, I’ve had LootCrate for a little over a year, I believe, and some of the themes have been hit or miss for me.
But, this crate had some really neat stuff in it, so I’d have to say that this is one of my favorites as a whole crate.
Just so we all remember: LootCrate is a geeky subscription box. Each month, you get a box filled with nerdy goodies, gamer gear, comics, toys and sometimes an exclusive shirt. Items vary each month, following a theme.
LootCrate can be found here. Subscriptions are $13.95 a month, plus shipping and handling [If you choose a one month at a time option- You can save month by signing up ahead for several box plans, like the prepaid 3 months plan). My LootCrate monthly total typically ends up, after S&H, being about $20 a month. There’s typically some sort of coupon code online for $3-5 off for your first box, if you’re thinking about a subscription!
Here’s the crate for February 2015! The theme was ‘Play.’
Here’s almost everything that was in the crate:
Part of the items are missing- there was a set of dice. Funny thing is, in the booklet they give you with the descriptions of the bags, they mention “we put these dice in a velveteen bag, so you don’t lose them!” but… I ended up losing the entire bag between when I opened it and took initial pictures, to when I took the group picture. Oops.
Let’s go over the items piece by piece.
First, there was the book ‘Ready Player One’ by author Ernest Cline.
I’m super stoked to receive a book in my LootCrate. Honestly, I love tshirts, but I love even more that there was a book instead of a tshirt this month. This book is described as “Willy Wonka meets The Matrix,” so I’m pretty excited to read it. I don’t even know what genre that would fall in, beyond sci-fi.
Next, we have the Looter Edition SUPERFIGHT Card Game, from Skybound Games.
It seems like a geek version of Cards Against Humanity, so I’m really happy. Cards Against Humanity is hilarious, and adding a little nerd to the mix seems like an even better way to play.
After that, we have a little Hexbug. I got the original version.
It’s labeled as a ‘high-speed, oversized mechanical bug that scutters across floors and even flips itself over from its back.’ So… this is the least creepy version of a bug I will ever encounter. So that’s great.
Next, there’s the exclusive ‘Rock-Paper-Scissors’ Dice Game, from Loot Crate itself. It also comes with instructions, because you can use them with the game board (which is the lootcrate box itself!)
Each side represents rock, paper, or scissors, making it a easy way to play RPS with no cheating.
We also got a DIY Munny figure.
I’m really excited about this, because I’ve been wanting a Funko Pop Blank DIY figure for a while, to turn it into a mini me, but this came in the LootCrate so now I don’t have to look elsewhere! We’ll just see whether or not I’m any good at actually customizing the thing.
Lastly, there was a card code for the online Firefly Game.
It’s for a premium ship, I believe, even though there’s a gun on the front side.
Also, of course, the box was something neat again. This time, the booklet (the one that describes all your items) also had game pieces in it, and the box itself folded out to a game board! So cute.
Lastly, there was also the ‘Play’ theme pin, a button that changes depending on each theme with each box.
There you have it folks! That was February’s “PLAY” themed box.
Once again, if you’re interested, you can go to LootCrate to check out their subscriptions.
I’m still thinking about switching to the yearly plan, to get the expense out of the way and to save an additional $24.
If you’d like to save $3 on your first crate, they typically release a coupon code at some point, so watch for that!
The theme for March is stated as ‘Covert’ which focuses on a “dynamite, jam-packed collection of covert operations” [Source – LootCrate].