Wednesday, 11 February 2015

'Loot Crate' January 2015 - Unboxing & Review

Hey there Elementareaders!

I know this is a little late as we're way in to February now... (whoops!) but here is my Loot Crate unboxing and review for January 2015 :)

What is Loot Crate?
Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service where you receive a box of awesome geek and gaming items. It is based in America but they ship to many countries including the UK. For someone in the UK the box costs $29.95 a month which usually works out at just under £20 (it varies slightly depending on the current exchange rate). Shipping is included in this cost. The items you receive add up to $40+ retail value, and each box usually has some exclusive items that you can only get in a Loot Crate. By subscribing you are also entered into a draw each month for a chance to win the Mega Crate which usually has a $ value in the thousands. Each month's box has a theme. This month's theme was 'Rewind'. The crates are usually posted around the 20th of each month.

January 2015 Crate
Here's what I got in my January 2015 crate and what I thought of it.

This is what I saw when I opened the box.

First thing I noticed was this t-shirt. I think it's really great that Loot Crate do t-shirts in a women's fit as well as standard men's sizes. When you sign up you select your size so you are always sent the correct size when there is a t-shirt in the box.

Not gonna lie, I didn't have a clue what this was supposed to be so I had to look in the magazine. The design is a blueprint from Voltron which I've never actually watched, but this looks pretty cool anyway :)

Next thing I spotted was this black box. It contains a skinny tie from Black Tie Geek which has a pretty cool Space Invaders design.

Ok, I don't have a clue what this is supposed to be. The magazine describes it as a '10-Doh! Figure' but to be honest I don't really get it or see the point of it. This item was a bit meh...

Next was this funky pair of sunglasses. Not too sure about the colour but I like the design!

Next up was this really cool Comic Notebook. It's set out for you to draw your own little comic and includes stencils for speech bubbles. I thought this was a really great idea. I'm a comic book fan so I really liked this item :)

Lastly was this Star Wars Comic. This was my favourite item out of the whole box. I love comics and I'm a huge Star Wars geek. This cover was also a Loot Crate Exclusive variant which is pretty awesome!

Also in the box was the box was the magazine explaining what all the items are and the monthly theme badge with 'Rewind' on it.

I have to admit that I wan't all that impressed with this month's box. I likes the notebook and the Star Wars comic but the rest wasn't all that great. This is the first time I haven't loved it though, so hopefully next month's crate will be better!

If you want to sign up for your own Loot Crate you can do HERE

Do any of you get Loot Crate? What was your favourite item out of January's box? Let me know in the comments :)

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