Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box costing $19.95 (US) a month which delivers assorted geekery and fandom goodies to its subscribers. It comes with an optional add-on of Lvl Up; giving further accessories for a separate payment.
Each month Loot Crate comes with a different theme. This month’s theme is Quest. All the fictional quests and stories we’ve heard are truly epic, the question is; will this crate be?
No video unboxing this month as I was hella sick, apologies! Continue on to see the reveal!
Exclusive Labyrinth T-shirt
Well it’s back to black just in time for the summer months, with a subtle reminder that Bowie is indeed dead, forcing me to remind you all of that fact, so…sorry.
Theme wise, it’s spot-on, despite the terrible reminder of this, the Darkest Timeline and the greats we’ve lost this year. There’s just something about the design I don’t like. The color, maybe. Or just the fact that it’s a straight, on-the-nose copy of the poster/DVD cover instead of anything new.
Like every little girl, I would have loved to dress like Sarah, heck, I still would. Yet instead I get this black and purple t-shirt. I might as well wrap myself in tin-foil and stand in the park, but the shirts go to hubby anyway and I guess next summer it’ll be great!
But please Loot Crate, just give me a pretty, light colored shirt with a cool design…
Another reminder. He’s gone.
Loot Rating: THREE LORNAS out of five!
EXCLUSIVE Vikings Drinking Horn With Strap
This post (and crate) are feeling pretty negative, but I gotta be honest. Cool idea, but…
Quality wise, it’s just a step above dollar store level. I can’t actually imagine anyone over the age of fifteen being able to use this. I guess for benders and the like…geek bachelor parties. I dunno.
I do like the handy hanging strap, I guess.
Loot Rating: TWO LORNAS out of five!
Exclusive Harry Potter Socks
So we got these Harry Potter Sucks COUGH COUGH AHEM I MEAN Socks. Listen, I’m as much a rabid Potter fangirl as the next Scottish Expat who grew up at that time (so like, a raving mad, mouth foaming one) but that doesn’t mean you can shill me whatever HP crap you had lying around.
For a start, why aren’t the designs on the front of my foot, like in the model (I promise my heel is in the heel). If this is another faulty item, it’s my third in three crates and my patience is past thin at this point. Even I have a limit.
Couldn’t throw a little bit of shading on those horcruxes, eh? I dub thee Blobby HP Horcrux Sucks. Ahem Socks.
Loot Rating: One LORNAS out of five –
EXCLUSIVE D20 Ice Mold
Well this is a pretty cool item.
It’s actually a lot more than an ice mold though. As a standard silicone mold you can use it to mold so many things and even make your own D20. Just keep in mind if you use non-food safe items in it, don’t re-use the mold for food. I mean unless you love carcinogens.
Loot rating: THREE LORNAS out of five!
EXCLUSIVE Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Poster
I like the idea of the poster, but again the quality lets this down. It’s super shiny and pretty small, like something you’d get free in a video game box. I was crazy about the prints with January’s Invasion crate. I think if this print had been on that type of card stock, we’d have at least a four Lorna item on our hands. But it wasn’t and we don’t.
I love the style and the writing, as well as the design choice to overlap, but to me the dude doesn’t look like Nathan Drake. Just something missing, maybe the charm? What do you readers think?
Loot rating: TWO LORNAS out of five!
As always, when receiving Loot Crate, subscribers are treated to some extra items. So here’s my ratings for this month’s box, badge and Loot Crate magazine:
Labyrinth Maze Themed box:
There’s an actual puzzle on here that you can (presumably) solve, but why bother when we all grow old and die anyway.
Box rating –
Two LORNAS out of five!
Loot Crate Pin
Oh…ok I wasn’t expecting this. This pin is actually pretty cute. Even better if you’re a D&D nerd. (I say as affectionately as possible). There’s a gold variant, but I actually like the colors on this one better. Great design!
The Loot Pin item this month is a game download, admittedly a pretty neat one if you play Neverwinter, but again pretty specific.
Loot Crate Quest Magazine
With a single tear rolling sadly down my cheek, I turned to this week’s LC magazine…wait, why is it Loot Crate Magazine again…this better not be a bad sign. Surely this will save the crate and bring me something worthy.
And the Loot Crate Magazine looked at me and it whispered:
Let me just list all of the things wrong with this months magazine:
- A whole section devoted just to ads for other crates, like I don’t constantly get emails about them. BOO.
- The items from the crate scattered throughout the articles instead of all at the back coherently together. NO. DOUBLE BOO.
- The terrible out of character ‘letters’ that were discovered. FINAL BOO.
Things they did right: The drinks making instructions were cool.
Magazine and button Rating – Two LORNAS out of five
Here we are, folks. I feel like we might have gone too far to come back. It might be the end of the line for me and Loot Crate.
Part of what’s so disappointing is that Quest is such an epic theme that you can do so much with. I just feel like this was so far beyond disappointing that I’m honestly sad right now.
The value of money for this crate for me is at an all time low. The t-shirt always brings the value up, but I feel like most of these items are bargain bin at best.
Do you agree? Disagree? Should I cancel? Or keep going out of the love of revealing these items to you, my loyal readers?
Subscribe to Loot Crate here to be in time for May’s as of yet unannounced crate.
April Loot Crate Score – Two LORNAS out of five.
Value for money – One LORNA out of five.
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