Loot Crate unboxing time! The theme for March is “Covert” and pays tribute to secret agents, spies, missions, and things of that nature. Not really my cup o’ tea, but I’ll try to keep an open mind.
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.
Alright, let the Loot Crate unboxing commence!
The box this month wasn’t quite as tall as last month’s. (Keepin’ a low profile, I suppose. Har har.)
March’s mini mag/info booklet featured a look at a few top spy movies, a fan’s journey with the Metal Gear Solid series, and more.
Bond: This is Stirred T-Shirt – I suppose it wouldn’t be much of a covert-themed box without including a little 007 action, no? This is a Loot Crate exclusive design with artwork by J. Salvador. It features a sad Bond with a stirred (NOT shaken) martini. Poor guy.
Field Agent Blink Time Wrist Watch – This is kinda neat. It’s a silicone (which is why it looks so linty) watch that displays the time only when you press its face. It appears for a few seconds and then vanishes. I wouldn’t personally wear it, but it’ll be fun for my kiddos to play around with.
Paracord Survival Bracelet – Another accessory that’s “cool” in theory, but that I’d never wear. It’s a military-grade parachute cord that can be unwrapped in an emergency and used for anything from a life-saving tourniquet to a fishing line. It definitely fits nicely into the theme of the box, and hey, maybe it’ll end up saving someone’s life.
Replica Agents of Shield Lanyard – My husband watches Agents of Shield (to my dismay), so he’ll probably think this is neat. If not, I’ll put it away for my girls to play detective with or pretend it’s a backstage pass to whatever awful boy band they end up liking down the road. 😉
Orphan Black Comic Book from IDW Comics – An exclusive Loot Crate cover variant of the first issue of Orphan Black, a Canadian sci-fi series about a girl and her clones. I don’t know if all of the books were sealed in the front, but it kinda bugged me and made it difficult to photograph. Boo.
Special Agent Dossier Notebook 2-Pack from Field Notes – Super spies these days are probably smart enough to keep their top secret notes in password-protected digital form, but I spose they could use these notebooks for doodling between cases.
Spy Mad Libs – Ah, Mad Libs… Grade school wouldn’t have been the same without you. If you’ve never filled in the story blanks with words like “stinky”, “poop”, and “boogers”, you don’t know what you’re missing.
As mentioned earlier, I’m not too crazy about the spy theme, but overall it was still a decent box. I thought the watch was kinda cool and I’ll definitely have a little fun with the Mad Libs. 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.
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March 2015 Loot Crate Review
Not my favorite month, but not awful by any means. Lots of exclusives again and t-shirts always add a lot to the overall value. Good box, just not my cup o’ tea.
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