Let’s get Loot-y! Time for another Loot Crate unboxing! April’s theme is “Fantasy” and like last month’s Covert box, it’s not really my jam. Once again, I’ll try to keep an open mind and embrace the geekiness.
If you’re new here, Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box for fans of gamer/geek culture. Every month you’ll get a box packed with 6-8 items that can include toys, gear, snacks, hardware, art, accessories, and more! (They’ve even been sending limited edition Loot Crate exclusive items!) Boxes are $19.37/month (price includes shipping), or less with longer subscriptions.
Okay, let the April Loot Crate unboxing commence!
The box this time was smaller than past month’s, but you know what they say about small packages… They’re small.
April’s mini mag/info booklet featured a look at D&D in pop culture, a list of the best fantasy tv shows of the decade, and more. Oh, and there’s this month’s Loot Crate pin too.
Game of Thrones Stark Sigil USB Flash Drive – This is probably a good time to state that I’ve never watched Game of Thrones and for some reason get it confused with The Hunger Games (which I’ve obviously also never watched). That said, this is a “grey direwolf House Stark” 4GB flash drive that’s exclusive to Loot Crate. While its significance is lost on me, it’s still a totally useful item.
Dark Horse Game of Thrones Magnet Set – A set of 5 different Game of Thrones themed magnets. This is a fun item for an actual fan, which is why I haven’t opened them. I’m sure I can find someone who’ll gladly slap these up on their fridge.
Dungeons & Dragons T-Shirt – I had no idea this was a Dungeons & Dragons logo until I read the info booklet. My husband didn’t either and doubted me when I told him it was. Pfft. Clearly, neither one of us are into D&D, but he did say he’ll likely wear the shirt just because the design is cool.
The Princess Bride Playing Cards – Nope, I’ve never seen The Princess Bride either. I always get it confused with The Princess Diaries (also never seen), and find myself wondering what all the fuss about a lame Anne Hathaway movie is. Then I remember this is the movie with the cult/geek following. Rambling aside, this is a deck of standard size playing cards that features illustrations from the movie. The cards have a super durable plasticized coating to resist tears and keep them looking new.
RPG Bow Tie by Black Tie Geek – If bowties weren’t nerdy enough on their own… Black Tie Geek has completely upped the nerd level by adding RPG symbols to one. Nerd alert! Nerd alert! 😉
Inflatable Crown – While this would probably considered a silly “filler” item, I think this is my favorite thing in the box. Well, it was… Until my kiddos got ahold of it and the epic “Fight for the Crown” ensued. Ah, toddlers.
Clearly, fantasy just isn’t my thing, but I still think this was a well curated Loot Crate. Like usual, I didn’t do a cost breakdown due to all of the Loot Crate exclusive items, but it’s pretty obvious that the value was definitely there. The cards alone sell for around $10 on Amazon. That, plus the shirt pretty much cover the cost of the monthly subscription.
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April 2015 Loot Crate Review
Again, not my favorite genre, but not a bad box. There were a lot of great items, including more Loot Crate exclusives and a shirt. If I were into fantasy, I’d be all over this month’s box.
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