It’s that time again! Time to review my second ever Loot Crate, which I was so excited to get. I absolutely loved the first one, for which the theme was “Villains”, so I had high hopes for this month, for which the theme was “Heroes”. So first off, check out the unboxing video!
Now you can probably tell that I was pretty damn happy with the box in general, but lets do a little breakdown just to show the “worth” of the box.
Exclusive “Groot” Funko-Pop Figure: This particular figure retails for approximately $10, but we have to keep in mind that it is a Loot Crate exclusive variant (that you can’t get anywhere else) that glows in the dark. For the exclusivity of it, I’m adding $5 to the value, since it’s not like you can just run out and get this exact figure at Walmart.
Leonardo’s Mask sunglasses: I believe these are a Loot Crate exclusive item, so I’m assigning them a value of $3 based on what I feel the quality of the item (in other words, they’re cute, but a little cheaply made)
Donatello Kidrobot Figure: These cute little figures retail for $10
“Schwings” Shoe Wings: Believe it or not, these things come in a wide variety of colors and designs, and range in price from $9 to $15. The pair that we got with this Loot Crate goes for $9
Mega Man Air Freshener: Making your car smell like Mega Man will set you back about $5
Chimichang’os Magnet: This appears to be another exclusive item, so since it’s just a small magnet I’m assigning it a value of $1
“Heroes” Collectible Pin: Keeping with last month’s breakdown, I’m assigning the collectible pin a value of $1“Digital Loot” downloads card: The card tells me that it’s worth a value of $10, so I’ll go ahead and accept that at face value.
Total estimated value of the box: $54
Total cost to me: $30
So, so far the Loot Crate boxes have been very similar as far as cost analysis is concerned, with the value of the box being a bit less than double the cost. That’s not bad at all, right off the bat. But more important than the estimated financial value of the box is the personal value of the items. So far Loot Crate has more than exceeded my expectations with the quality of their items. They’re picking great, fun, quality stuff that I am thoroughly enjoying. Even the little “junkier” things like the magnet and the Leo glasses are cute and fun, and I can’t say that I was terribly disappointed with anything in either of the two crates I’ve gotten so far. Probably the only item that is something I never would have bought for myself if given the chance was the Schwings, but I can see how some people would love them, so it’s all good.
All in all, I’m definitely impressed and Loot Crate gets two big thumbs up from me so far.
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4 thoughts on “Loot Crate Unboxing and Review for August 2014”
Gotta say, I was pretty darn impressed with this month’s Loot Crate. I’m gonna try it for at least another month. I’m jealous you got the Donatello figure–he’s my favorite! But I got Leonardo, who’s pretty cool, too.
I would have been happy with any of the Turtles myself, but I DO love Donnie. ^_~
I’m so impressed with Loot Crate so far! What I find with Nerd Block is that there will be one or two cool items and then everything else is complete junk, whereas Loot Crate have one or two junky things but everything is is awesome. I’ve definitely been more than happy with my first two months, and I’ve got a good feeling about next month’s “Galactic” theme. 😀
I’m super pumped about the Galactic theme! Firefly!! Horror Block has also been killing it. I’m tempted to get it, too.
I’m super pumped too! I LOVE Firefly, Star Wars, AND Star Trek, so I can’t really go wrong! And I don’t have a single Firefly item to my name, so I’m pretty excited. 😀
I would totally give Horror Block a try. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it because I haven’t been terribly impressed with the other Nerd Block boxes, but the Horror Block has actually been pretty awesome. I’ll be putting up my vid for this month’s block probably tomorrow. ^_^