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What is this: A box of geeky stuff that my kid likes. It is supposed to have a theme for each box – but I usually don’t really get it. I subscribe to this box only for my 10 year old son. He looks forward to, and loves getting, this box every month. It’s really exciting to him, so I will keep this one going for him, even though I can’t understand, or see a use for, most of the stuff that comes in it.
Cost: $19.37 for one month and it gets cheaper for longer subscriptions. I got the six month sub with 10% off so it worked out to $15.90 per box.
Every month Loot Crate sends an email with the theme – this month’s theme was Galactic and centered around the TV show Firefly; which neither I, nor my 10 year old kid, have ever watched. I understand there is a huge nerd demand for Firefly stuff though, so I imagine there are a lot of people out there who would really love this box. Luckily, Loot Crate always throws in a couple of reliable standard stuff that everybody knows and loves.
Also, I have had this sub for four months now and every other month, but this one, has had a really cool T-shirt in it. So, I guess I just got used to getting a T-shirt, and am kind of bummed that this month didn’t have one. Here’s what it did have:
1: A Tribble:
Tribble from the front:
Tribble from the back:
Tribble with Cletus:
Aaaaaand half a second after I snapped this shot, Cletus snatched this little guy and ran him under the bed and tried to murder him – luckily I got him back in time, because I don’t know what a Tribble is but I LOVE it. According to the info magazine that comes with each box (it’s like a comic book and also an info card and it’s pretty cool) the Tribble is something from Star Trek and this one was made exclusively for Loot Crate. It’s my favorite thing in the box and I have stolen it from my kid and put it on my headboard next to my Sharknado that I stole from my 15 year old’s Horror Block:
2: Alien Action Figure
My kid has obviously never seen any of the Alien movies – but someday he will and he will then get how cool this figurine is. For now, it sits in the box.
3: Firefly Mystery Vinyl Action Figure
We should have just left this unopened and kept it more valuable for trading – but we had to know what it was, so we opened it and we got “Captain Malcolm Reynolds” – whoever that is. Otis doesn’t like him:
4: Firefly Bank Robbery Money
My boy thought this stack of fake money was pretty neat, but only for about half a minute. Now it just sits in the box. What do grown people who sub to this box do with this? What are kids supposed to do with this? We will try to come up with something I guess.
5: Star Wars Han Solo Poster
Now this is cool. Super cool. We both love this and I will be hanging him up in my son’s room and loving it.
6: Star Wars Exclusive Retro Arcade Magnet
This is cool. Goes on the fridge.
7: Pop Rocks
I had to use the magazine picture because my kiddo snatched these up and ate them quicker than I could get a picture. There was only one pack though, not three unfortunately.
8: Digital Halo Comic
This just gives you a code to get what looks like three digital comic books to read online. We probably will never use these….
9: Serious Gamer Coupons
We aren’t that into gaming to need to use these, but my 15 year old thought they were neat – and I’m sure someone could use them, so let me know if you are that someone.
10: The September Button:
Every month they have a theme button. This is it.
Is this worth my money? Maybe not this month. The only things we liked were the Tribble, Pop Rocks and Hans Solo Poster – and those three definitely don’t add up to $17 – but maybe I can trade some of the other items and make it worth more. I feel like every other month had been totally worth it because we have gotten a T-shirt and other cool stuff that we knew about. We haven’t ever seen Firefly, so this month was a bust for us, but I will keep my subscription because my kid loves it so much.
Next month – October – the theme is FEAR and it looks like it’s going to be a return to awesome. From Loot Crate = “This month is all about the spooky, creepy and scary parts of your favorite geek & gaming franchises. October’s crate will be packed with scare-iffic coolness, including exclusive items you won’t find anywhere else. And that’s not all: Anticipate the return of a t-shirt to join several other epic items within our FEAR crate! We’re DEAD-icated to delivering an awesome crate this month.”
Reading that makes me super excited to get next month’s box. It also just reminds me that Halloween is literally right around the corner – and then Christmas right after it….ugh. My life is going by too fast!
If you were ever curious to try Loot Crate; it looks like next month’s is really the one to go for – and you should probably jump on it fast, because I think they stop taking orders around the 10th….
Here’s our referral code one more time – you would make my 10 year old boy really happy if you considered using his code to subscribe because for every friend that subscribes, he gets a $5 credit. I’m not sure what we can use it for, but I know he would just be happy to see people using his code.