February Loot Crate unboxing time! This month’s theme is “Dead” & features exclusive items from The Walking Dead and Deadpool.
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, figures, art, accessories, and more. They often send special limited edition Loot Crate exclusive items as well.
Subscriptions are $19.37/month (price includes shipping), or less with longer plans. — You can save $3 on your first month with coupon code LOOTR3.
Okay, let’s see what’s inside the February 2016 Loot Crate!
The big black
A peek inside!
As mentioned earlier, February’s theme was “Dead” and the mini mag/info booklet featured an interview with iZombie’s Rahul Kohli, a gamer’s guide to surviving the apocalypse, a “Which Walking Dead character are you?” quiz, a recipe for Deadpool’s Deadlicious Tacos, and more.
Exclusive Deadpool Tacos T-Shirt – I admittedly don’t know much about Deadpool, but I do know that he likes tacos. This bright red Loot Crate exclusive shirt is super soft and perfect for any fan of Deadpool or Mexican food. 😉
Exclusive Deadpool Q-Fig Figure – I got my Loot Crate pretty late this month, so I don’t feel too bad about leaving this figure in the package for my photos… I’m sure everyone has already seen it in all it’s glory out of the box by now. If not, it looks just like the illustration in the second photo, only in 3D. This is actually a pretty neat figure and he reminds me a bit of Strong Bad here. (Who I believe was also a fan of tacos.) According to the mini mag, there’s a rare X-Force variant (in a white outfit) floating around in a few subscriber’s boxes as well.
Exclusive The Walking Dead Big Head Figure Construction Set – Yep, I was a turd and decided to leave this McFarlane figure unopened too. Part of me really wanted to see which character I got (was hoping for Daryl), but the more rational part of me was like “Where the eff am I going to put it once it’s opened?”. Plus, I heard it’s a bit tricky to put together and ain’t nobody got time for that. 😉 I’ve seen photos of the completed figures though, and I gotta say the details on these things are crazy impressive!
Exclusive The Walking Dead Soap-on-a-Rope – I had forgotten all about Daryl’s “ear necklace” until I saw this creepy soap-on-a-rope replica. I’m not sure who would actually use these in the shower, but it would be a great addition to a Daryl Halloween costume. Or just to wear to the mall, if that’s what you’re into.
Exclusive February 2016 Loot Pin – Ha! February’s pin features a “zombified Loot Crate in search of its next victim”. (Cos nothing’s scarier than an undead cardboard box!) Subscribers can use the pin in their account to unlock a free Carl Grimes character in The Walking Dead: Road to Survival game.
I love when Loot Crate does the whole “quantity over quality” thing, as demonstrated this month. Just four items for February, but they’re all cool exclusives. The soap is almost a bit filler-y, but the rest of the items are solid inclusions. I’ve given up on trying to calculate the value of these boxes, since so many items are exclusives. Plus, I think it’s pretty clear that it’s consistently well worth the $20/month subscription cost.
Remember — If you’d like to sign up for Loot Crate, you can save $3 on any subscription plan with coupon code “LOOTR3“!
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
First of all, thank you for doing such a comprehensive review – it’s actually quite difficult to locate any.
I don’t know why this month has bothered me so much, that I have been surfing the internet for validation…
I have been subscribing for over a year. A year ago (Feb. 2015) I LOVED the PLAY box. It had:
– a Munny Figure you could dra on – and a contest to go with it,
-Exclusive Looter Edition SuperFight Card Game
-Exclusive Rock-Paper-Scissors Dice
-battery powered HexBug
-a Pac-Man “Waka-Waka” Poster
-Exclusive Firefly Online Premium Shop Unlock Code (from Quantum Mechanix)
– the button and magazine
– the box was its own game board
– and, oh, yeah – a paperback copy of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This one had:
– a shirt (soft, but…they also would send a shirt if you opted to LVL Up
– the TINY Walking dead figure
– zombie ears soap on a rope
– the metal pin (with game association for a game you’d have to buy) and magazine
– The Deadpool figure (granted – nice quality – but as a whole, one can just buy figures)
These were not comparable. Unless I am insane.
Do you think the direction is to have fewer things of “higher quality” Though that’s dubious…
Bewteen T-Shirt companies, figures, and competitors -one could just get the individual things they want – without the randomness.
The community feel seems to have waned in favor of upselling.
Am I crazy? What am I not getting?
Sorry for the rant – I just thought your site had the best perspective and possiblility for discourse.
Thanks for the comment! I don’t mind the rant. 😉
I do remember the February 2015 box — I reviewed it here, and you’re right… It WAS a really great month. My 3-year-old twins *still* play with that little hexbug (even though the batteries died a long while ago).
I’m no geek box expert by any means. I just look at the overall contents and try to determine if I think it’s worth the monthly cost of the subscription… Mainly basing that on the exclusivity and/or retail price of each item and how “cool”/relevant/collectible they are. It’s certainly not an exact science and I try not to take it too seriously. That said, I still think this month’s box was pretty solid. Sure, they could have tossed in a few more “filler” items, but my house is cluttered enough as it is. 😉