Loot Crate is a monthly geek subscription box that often includes figurines, collectibles, and T-shirts. It costs $13.95 + $6 shipping per month, with discounts for longer subscriptions. Each month has a different theme. Every month, it comes in a black box with the Loot Crate logo that can be turned inside out and folded into something related to the theme. The size varies depending on what’s in the box. Each month, they send out a survey asking subscribers to rate each item and provide suggestions for future boxes. They also release digital content each month related to the theme, such as a mini-game, puzzle, or trivia.
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This is a review of September’s Loot Crate.
Here are all the items in this month’s box. This month’s theme is Speed. This month’s box includes items from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Battlestar Galactica, and Gone in 60 Seconds.
Each month’s box can be folded into something related to the theme. This one included some extra pieces of cardboard that could be assembled into this car. Unlike some of the past Loot Crate boxes, this one can still be used as a box once assembled, which is good since I can always use more storage space.
The car comes in three colors. I got the blue one.
Each box includes a magazine that includes descriptions of all of the items, as well as interviews with the Loot Crate staff and other things.
Each month they release some digital content, but it seems to lag behind the box. September’s content isn’t up yet.
Here’s the magazine opened to a random page.
Exclusive Arrow Hood Ornament-Style Figure (Warner Bros., By George!) – Each box contains either Flash or Arrow. As you can see, I got Arrow. I’ve watched the TV series but I’m not a big fan of Oliver Queen himself (I love Felicity though), so I’d rather have gotten the Flash one. Although labeled as a hood ornament, it isn’t very practical as one (the description mentions that it doesn’t stick to all cars, and it’s also highly likely to get stolen unless you remove it whenever you park), so it’s really just another figurine to add to my growing collection.
We couldn’t make a crate about speed and leave out The Fastest Man Alive! This hood ornament-style figure has a metal look but is made of a high-quality hard plastic. We recommend you display it proudly (maybe on this very crate that transforms into a car!) in your home or office as the magnet does not adhere to all car hoods.
Barry Allen was first introduced on Arrow (the show that made the rapidly expanding Berlanti-verse possible), Oliver Queen’s got quite the nice assortment of motorcycles and trick arrows in his arsenal, he’s bested Barry in combat more than once, AND he’ll be celebrating his 75th Anniversary in November. So it made sense to include him, giving you Looters a 50/50 chance of getting either beautiful figure.
Exclusive Battlestar Galactica “Scar” Vinyl Replica (Universal, Titan Merchandise) – I haven’t seen Battlestar Galactica, although NH has. Still, you can never have too many vinyl figures.
When you’re traversing space, running for your literal life, this is one of the last things you want to see on your tail (and it will be on your tail). “Scar” is the fastest of the Raiders, the Cylon’s primary attack fleet in the reboot of the classic series. Luckily, this figure is powered down and perfect for display.
Exclusive Stark Industries Racing Tee (Marvel, Fifth Sun) – I like Iron Man, but this shirt’s design isn’t that special to me.
Be part of Stark Industries’ pit crew with this official shirt inspired by Tony’s need for speed (and other things) in Iron Man 2. This month’s tee was designed specifically for Loot Crate by Marvel so you won’t find it anywhere else!
Exclusive Batwing Keychain (Warner Bros., QMx) – I can tell that this is a very well-made keychain, and I like the design. It’s a bit impractical as a keychain because it’s heavy and has a lot of sharp points. I might just display it somewhere.
The Batmobile is cool but Batman’s tech-filled plane is just as iconic. And perhaps the most famous Batwing is from the 1989 film, designed by Anton Furst. Using references from the Warner Bros. archives, QMx Caliber Metalworks has crafted a detailed, stealth black replica just for you.
Gone in 60 Seconds “Eleanor” Die-Cast Car (Disney, Greenlight Collectibles) – I have seen the movie, but I’m not a big fan. It is a well-made car model, though. It might make a good gift for someone who’s a fan of the movie, or enjoys collecting miniature cars.
Part of the “Hollywood Series 7” line, the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 featured in the Nicolas Cage classic (because all Nic Cage movies are classics) is beautifully recreated in this 1:64 scale, die-cast vehicle with metal chassis, rubber wheels, and articulated doors and hood. Yes, they open. Display with pride!
This Month’s Pin – It doesn’t seem to reference anything other than Goodyear. The digital content unlocked by this pin (which really has nothing to do with the pin, as far as I know) is an online comic book. I like that they’ve gone back to including digital content that I can enjoy on its own (as opposed to having to commit to downloading an expensive and/or time-consuming game, like some of the past few months).
Live life a quarter mile at a time without breaking any laws!
Overall, it’s a meh box for me. It has some high-quality items in it and most of them are references that I understand. Still, it doesn’t contain anything particularly unique or exciting. My favorite item is the box…
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Favorite things: All kawaii stuff, Asian beauty, dresses, nail polish, jewelry, lifestyle items, glitter, heart-shaped things
Least favorite things: Boxes that lie about being completely customizable, completely made up ingredients in skincare products.