Loot Crate September

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^^ my referral link – would be super cool if you used it to subscribe…

Also use promo code: FEAR to get 10% off any length subscription

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:

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Tribble from the back:

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Tribble with Cletus:

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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:

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2: Alien Action Figure

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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

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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:

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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.

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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.

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6: Star Wars Exclusive Retro Arcade Magnet

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This is cool. Goes on the fridge.

7: Pop Rocks

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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….

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9: Serious Gamer Coupons

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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:

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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.

Thanks Y’all!

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One Response to Loot Crate September

  1. Rob Seymour says:

    I was linked to you blog post because Kelwen Taylor’s comment on Facebook. I have seen these geek box ads for a while now, and I have wondered exactly what came with them. My son is a little young, but I think this would be a great intro into scifi and sharing experience when he is of age.

    To answer some of some of your comments about not knowing what some of the items are. Tribbles are cute, dumb, and fuzzy slow moving animals that first appeared in the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles” (Season 2 episode 15). Even though Tribbles won’t physically harm another organism, they reproduce at an exponetional rate. Starships, even one as large as the Enterprise, hardly have room for such an organism, and they quickly clog up systems on the ship thereby posing a hazard to the health and safety of the ship and crew. Therefore transportation of Tribbles aboard a star fleet vessel is prohibited.

    Capitan Malcom “Mal” Reynolds is the owner and ships capitan of Serenity, a firefly class ship in the television show Firefly directed by Joss Wheldon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Avengers movie). Mal fought for the independents, also known as browncoats, during the unification war against the alliance, and suffered a crushing defeat at the Battle of Serenity Valley. He leads a crew flying cargo and passengers, when one day a man named Simon shows up with a box to be transported with no questions asked. Another person posing as a passenger is an alliance law enforcement operative who is tracking the man with the crate, and boards Serenity with them. The contents of the crate are revealed to be the sister of Simon, and the alliance is preparing to use Simon’s sister as a weapon due to her telepathic powers and ability to work as an assassin. Mal shoots the alliance operative and thus becomes a fugitive from the law. Mal is an interesting character in that he will work for what he sees being right, even if it goes against society’s view of right and wrong. He makes it a point to make his opinions known about other crew members jobs. Two of his favorite targets are the ships companion (a prostitute, but ships earn a measure of respect for having one on board), and the shepherd (a traveling preacher).

    Firefly is an enjoyable series, though 10 might be a little young for some of the situations presented.

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