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. This month I’m subscribed to Lvl Up so look out for my reveal when it arrives!
Each month Loot Crate comes with a different theme. November’s theme is Combat.
Click below to reveal what was in the crate!
EXCLUSIVE Cute But Deadly Magnet Set (Blizzard)
While this doesn’t make me jump for joy, it’s a cute addition. The magnets come on that cheap magnet stuff that doesn’t stick great, but if you’re into Blizzard games, this’ll make a really awesome addition to your fridge. Personally, my fridge is already covered in Adventure time Stuff so this is one I’ll be gifting or selling. Keep an eye on my Ebay (link on the left) over the next few days or if you’re a friend, message me an offer.
Loot Rating: Three LORNAS out of five!
EXCLUSIVE Fallout 4 Vault Boy Bobble Head
Mother of Glob. It’s like someone knew exactly what would please me. Look at this little guy. He’s currently sitting next to my monitor, bouncing away. This bobble head comes with a Loot Crate exclusive pose. Good quality, cute, Fallout; what’s not to love?
Loot Rating: Five LORNAS out of five!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder Sunglasses
When I was a kid I had it all. The TMNT shorts and t-shirt set. Roller skates that closed by velcroing Leonardo’s face, I even had a crush on one of the Turtles.
But…we’re not kids anymore and honestly, this just kind of missed the mark. It’s…fun, but I’m not sure it’s going to fit into my everyday life. I’d be way too embarrassed to rock this on the street. It would make a good gift for a kid though!
Loot Rating: Two LORNAS out of five –
Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Pin
The Hunger Games is not just for teenage girls. I know a wide swathe of adults who enjoy it. You know, it’s not that I entirely buy Suzanne Collins’ insistence that she’s never seen Battle Royale, but here’s the thing; nothing is original anymore. Many sci-fi and fantasy tropes use the ‘Death game’ theme, so I don’t really think how common this is negates the powerful effect The Hunger Games has on us. Apart from giving us Jennifer Lawrence as a mainstream popular actress (and hilarious person), it’s symbolic arm movement became involved in a real revolution. I found the movies to be powerful and moving; a great adaptation of the books.
I’ve yet to see the last movie, but this is one awesome piece of loot in my eyes. It’s great quality and can easily be a piece of geekdom that’s hidden in plain sight. GET ON MY CARDIGAN.
Loot rating: Five LORNAS out of five!
Exclusive Street Fighter Hyper Looting Comic Book
I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed with this Street Fighter Item. A Self insertion comic book…
I don’t know how to say this without being mean, so I’m not gonna try.
Loot Crate team, your looters don’t care about you. They wanted a Street Fighter item, not a Loot Crate team item. Heck, maybe I’m wrong, maybe there’s some starry eyed Street Fighter fan out there salivating at this epic team up!
Or maybe everyone is rolling their eyes and shaking their heads.
Loot rating: One LORNA out of five!
Cute But Deadly Vinyl Mystery Figure
Another cure addition that could be amazing for the right person. There’s a chance to get an EXCLUSIVE figurine in this one with an orange Merloc. It is a mystery figure so you have to open the box and bag to see which one you got; I got Diablo! Happy with that as he’s the only one I know, not a huge Blizzard fan over here. The Diablo figure is really cute and well-made and I would definitely keep him if it was my thing, but as it is, he goes into the sale rail!
Loot Rating: Three 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:
???? themed box
Possibly one of the arenas from Street Fighter, or just general apocalyptic? Honestly, not sure. I didn’t bother assembling this one as it went straight to recycling. Green is my least favourite color, sorry Loot Crate!
Box rating – One LORNAS out of five –
Loot Crate Button
Again, I detest the monthly buttons. I don’t want to advertise Loot Crate on my bag unless it’s a cute design and minimal branding. The design this month is a little more interesting than previous buttons, but still:
Loot Crate Combat Magazine
I didn’t read any of the articles in this month’s Zine. A quick skim was enough to tell me that none of them were of any interest to me. Fighting games and combat in general aren’t really my ‘thing’ so I wasn’t surprised by this. If you’re into WWE, the interview will probably be interesting for you.
Magazine and button Rating – Two LORNAS out of five
This crate was a bit of a see-saw, really. A couple of amazing items, some ok stuff and some pretty poor pickings. If I’d missed this crate I’d have been devastated to miss my high rated items, but there was also a fair amount of ‘meh’ this time. Looking forward to next week’s theme of Galaxy (I’M SORRY DID SOMEBODY SAY GALAXY QUEST)
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November Loot Crate Score – Three LORNAS out of five.
Value for money – Three LORNAS out of five.
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All opinions are my own, always 100 percent honest. I received no compensation for this review and Loot Crate is something I pay for out of my own money. If you have any suggestions or comments for next month’s unboxing, please leave a message below; I’d love to hear from you guys.