Loot Crate Unboxing and Review for July 2014

So this month, in addition to the multiple Nerd Block’s I’ve been trying out, I decided to also give a shot to Loot Crate. Similar to Nerd Block, Loot Crate is a subscription box service for geeks, but this one has a theme every month and may or may not include a shirt, depending on the theme. This month’s theme was “Villains”, which I just had to try, so first off, please check out my unboxing video:

So as you may be able to tell by the video, I was pretty impressed. Here’s an approximate cost analysis of everything I received:

“Joki” T-shirt: $15
Deadpool socks: I cannot find these anywhere, they may have been an exclusive item, so I’m going to assign them a common “specialty sock” price of $10
Joker and Harley Quinn mini-posters: couldn’t find these anywhere…betting they would go for about $3 each or so
Darth Vader keychain: $8
“Necessary Evil” documentary: this is a special dvd that I do not believe can be purchased by itself, so I’m going to go with about $10
Bowser “I Want You” magnet: another exclusive, I think, so shall we say $3?
Loot Crate collectible pin: let’s say about $1
Rocket Raccoon SE Comic: another exclusive, so let’s give it a usual comic price of about a $5

Total approximate value: $58
Cost to me: $30

So, right off the bat I got approximately twice the value of what I actually spent, but that’s not necessarily a good indicator. I had similar numbers from my first Nerd Block, but many of the items in that box were things that I would never consider spending that kind of money on. This Loot Crate, on the other hand was totally worth it. Both the “Joki” shirt and the Deadpool socks are things that I would absolutely have bought for myself had I found them on my own first. The mini-posters, the Vader keychain, and the Bowser magnet are not necessarily things that I would have picked up on my own, but they’re all cool little additions none-the-less. The “Necessary Evil” documentary is a bit of a wash because I’m pretty sure this is the same documentary that came with my husband’s special edition version of Arkham Origins, but it would definitely be an interesting thing to receive if we didn’t already have it. And come on, who doesn’t love Rocket Raccoon?

So all in all, I have to say that I was very impressed with my first ever Loot Crate. It is definitely blowing Nerd Block out of the water so far, and I can’t wait to get next month’s box, for which the theme is “Heroes”.

As a parting note, in case you didn’t actually watch the video: if you’re interested in trying out Loot Crate for yourself, please use my referral link:
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You would be helping me out a ton by clicking here before ordering your first Loot Crate, so please do so and you’ll be my new best friend. 😀

Cheers!

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