Time for another Loot Crate unboxing! February’s theme is “Play” and features a selection of fun game-related goodies. Let’s check it out!
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.
Let the unboxing begin!
The box itself was a little taller this month. He’s growing!
First look: Very Loot-y.
February’s mini mag featured a look at the history of game controllers and an article about co-op gaming. The last page featured a fold out with game pieces to be used with the Loot Crate board game (printed on the inside of the box).
Munny World DIY Mini Munny Figure – A Loot Crate exclusive item. I wasn’t too excited about this lil’ DIY dude until I realized that he comes with dry erase markers. It’s kinda cool that you can design him again and again. Great for people with commitment issues. Personally, I have no problem with commitment… Artistic creativity on the other hand… Well, just look at my sad (angry?) lil’ man up there.
Ready Player One by Earnest Cline – My husband was interested in this book when I took it out of the box, which surprised me. It’s a sci-fi adventure set in 2044 that involves gaming and pop culture and other geeky stuff. I guess it’s also going to be turned into a movie soon, which is probably why my husband knew of its existence (he’s not much of a reader). 😉
Hexbug Ant – This thing is pretty neat. You flip a tiny switch on its’ butt and it skitters all over like a big ol’ cockroach. Er, ant. It also reacts to touch… When it hits anything, it immediately scurries in the opposite direction.
Looter Edition SUPERFIGHT Card Game – Another Loot Crate exclusive item. This version of the popular card game consists of 100 cards that are only available in this deck. According to this month’s mini mag, it’s a “fast-paced card game that pits super heroes and super-villains, those with super powers and super problems, against each other with hilarious results”. Judging by the card I randomly chose for the photo above, it’s clearly hilaaarious. 😉
Rock-Paper-Scissors Dice Game – Behold! Another Loot Crate exclusive item! Rock-paper-scissors in dice form… The age old game of chance just got… chancier.
Waka-Waka Poster – A poster featuring “an Atari cartridge blueprint” by artist Manny Peters. I haven’t really hung posters on my wall since my punk rock days, so I never really know what to do with these… Meh.
Overall, I thought this was a fun box. I liked the loose theme, since it lent itself to a wide variety of items. As always, the value was crazy good too. I didn’t do a cost breakdown due to all of the Loot Crate exclusives, but the book goes for around $9 on Amazon and the Hexbug is $10-ish, so right there you have the entire cost of the box. Not too shabby!
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