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LootCrate Unboxing – January 2015

Despite getting LootCrate for about a year now, I’ve never done an unboxing for some reason.
That seems like such an obvious thing to do? Why would I not?

Either way, I’ve decided to start actually showing my LootCrates, instead of being selfish and not letting others know about them, ha.

SO- 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 January 2015! The theme was ‘Rewind.’

Here’s everything in the crate:

Complete Box - Jan 2015
There’s a lot in there, as you can see (I even forgot to add the standard ‘LootCrate button’ to the picture). Pretty solid chunk of goodies, right?

Let’s go over the items piece by piece.

First off: The might awesome Voltron shirt! It’s another LootCrate exclusive, a Voltron Blueprint T-Shirt from Flophouse.


I love it. Black is my go-to wardrobe color, so it’s nice that this won’t disrupt that, haha. I also love the Kanji details- I feel like that gives it fancier touch. I was also super into this show as a kid. Nostalgia is one of my soft points, so this crate hit home.

Next is the Star Wars comic, a LootCrate exclusive! The Star Wars Comic Book Issue 001 [Variant Edition] from Marvel. Obviously a score, with my babe Han on the front.

Star Wars Comic LootCrate

There was also this little guy. It’s labeled as an ‘Exclusive 10-Doh! Figure’ from Squid Kids Ink. When you first see the container, it looks like a mini game cartridge, which was neat on it’s own.


But then, after unboxing it, you find out it’s a little dude! Complete with weaponry. Now I understand why it was labeled as a figure. Duh. It all makes sense. He’s a little cutie.


Then, possibly my favorite item in the crate- a Comic Notebook from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild.

Comic Notebook
Seriously, how neat is this? It’s basically a craft-your-own comic book. There’s 4 paneled pages to draw your own story, and it comes with speech bubble/text¬†templates. So cute. I’m stoked, because I’ve been wanting to doodle my life lately. This is perfect.

Comic Notebook (open)


Something else cute in this crate is the ‘Retro Arcade Skinny Tie’ from Black Tie Geek.
Black Tie Geek Box

Black Tie Geek Open
Black Tie Geek Detail







It’s geek chic at it’s finest, don’t you think?. It looks Space Invaders inspired, don’t you think? I might keep it to use as a headband, or use this technique to wear it as a bow tie. I also might send it over to one of my little brothers- a fellow nerd, who recently is celebrating getting a full-time, professional gig with a medical equipment company! He’s gotta look snazzy when he’s at work, I’m sure, so this sleek tie is perfect for it. It seems like a great little present to support him with.

Lastly, from the Loot Crate Lab, we’ve got a pair of 8-Bit Glasses. Stylish, right?

8 Bit Glasses LootCrate

Since I wear regular glasses, I can’t wear these, which makes me so sad, seeing as they look amazing. But, I bet my nephews with dig them.

Of course, there’s also the standard LootCrate button, which comes with each crate, showing the theme and month.

Jan 2015 Button

A final surprise from the crate- it’s a shape shifter! Upon inspection, you’ll find that you can unfold the LootCrate, and rebox it as a retro gaming unit! Love it. This’ll be great for storage- it blends in with the geek theme of my room!

Box InsideCompleted Closed Box

Overall, I love the crate, as I typically do.
I’ll make sure to cover my unboxings from here on out, since LootCrate doesn’t typically update the ‘past crates’ link until an additional month has been released (i.e. January’s box items won’t be shown on the website until the February box has shipped).

Once again, if you’re interested, you can go to LootCrate to check out their subscriptions.
I’m thinking about switching to the yearly plan, to get the expense out of the way and to save an additional $24! Baller.

If you’d like to save $3 on your first crate, you can use the code SAVE3 on your February box checkout!

The theme for February was released to be ‘Play’ which focuses on “all the fun and fantastic games we love to PLAY! From tabletop to video, board games, card games, RPGs, desk toys and more!” [Source – LootCrate]

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