Loot Crate Unboxing and Review for February 2015

From one geeky subscription box right into another, this is the Loot Crate for February 2015 (again, better late than never, right?)

As always, check out the unboxing video first:

So here’s how the breakdown goes:

Hexbug Ant: I didn’t realize until I went looking for pricing info that this little dude is supposed to be an ant, so I’ve learned something new today. Anyway, it’s a cute little toy that my daughter gets a kick out of, but little things like this always annoy me a little when they come in my nerdy subscription boxes because they’re not really nerdy at all, and also you can find them in the toy aisle at any Walmart for $12.
Superfight Deck: I haven’t gotten around to looking into how to play this just yet, but from what I see on the website it seems I may have been pretty close in saying that it’s similar to Cards Against Humanity. What I wasn’t expecting is that there are a bunch of different decks and expansions that you can buy, and that they go for around $15 each. If anyone has played this game, please let me know if it’s any fun, okay? 🙂
Munny World blank “Munny”: I’m sure this is really neat to the right person, although personally I prefer my pre-made Funkos. That said, after making the video I started seeing a lot of designs for this little dude popping up on Instagram and now I’m kind of interested to see what I could make. Munnys also, apparently, come in different shapes and sizes, if you’re interested. The one we got in Loot Crate is a “mini” Munny, which I can’t find on their website, so based on the price of the larger regular Munny, I’m assigning this a value of $10.
Ready Player One novel: As mentioned in the video I had heard about this book but never really knew what it was about, and after reading the back cover my interest is actually pretty piqued. It goes for about $13, which is standard price for a book of this size.
PacMan mini poster: I’ve gotten these mini posters in Loot Crates before and they tend to be little exclusives with no cash value that I can find, so I’m going to go ahead and give it a value of, let’s say, $2.
Firefly Online gun download code: Upon the writing of this review I was unable to get the Firefly Online website to load, so I have no idea what this is worth, but based on other download codes I’ve gotten for similar games through these subscription boxes, I’m guessing that it’s not worth much if anything. I’ll say $1 just to say something.
Rock Paper Scissors dice: Since these dice are meant for the little bonus board game that Loot Crate made their box into this month, it’s difficult to really assign them a value. They won’t work with most traditional dice games, so it’s unlikely that they’ll ever really be useful for anything else. I’m going to give them a value of about $2 just because they could come in handy somewhere, somehow.

Total approximate value of box: $55
Total cost to me: $38

So as you can see the value of the box is pretty similar to other Loot Crates I’ve received, although that value is skewed a little by the fact that the Canadian dollar has caused the cost of the box to rise a few dollars. It’s still a value if you enjoy the stuff you get, but that’s the real rub, isn’t it? For my part, I expect that I’ll enjoy the book, and I’m going to give the Superfight deck and the Mini Munny a try. Everything else is pretty much just fluff, and that poor Hexbug just can’t hold up to anything other than a perfectly pristine floor. All in all, as I said in the video, it wasn’t a bad box, but it was definitely amongst the worst ones I’ve gotten.

Do you subscribe to Loot Crate? What did you think about February’s box? What was your favorite item? Please share!

Also, a reminder that I am running a contest throughout the month of March. For each comment you post on my blog throughout the month, you will receive one entry toward a draw for a hard-copy of my zombie apocalypse novel, “Nowhere to Hide”! Please note that in order to accept the prize, I will need you to give me a mailing address where I can have the book sent. If the winner drawn did not intend to enter the contest and/or does not want the book, I will draw another name. Please also note that obvious spam/duplicate comments/etc. will not be counted toward an entry…play fair! And good luck!

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