Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Loot Crate January 2014 Review!

J's Loot Crate arrived much earlier than I expected, and we were both super excited! Loot Crate usually ships on the 19th of each month, however I received a shipping notification on the 17th, and the box actually shipped on the 15th. They're usually very fast with shipping, so we got it within a few days time.

Loot Crate, for those of you who don't know, is a geek/gamer subscription box that includes all kinds of fun stuff including t-shirts, vinyl figures, books, candy, accessories etc. J has been getting this box since October, so this will be his 4th Loot Crate to date and I personally get just as excited as he does when it arrives! Each crate is $13.37 per month, plus shipping. It equals out to just under $20 a month. If you want to sign up for Loot Crate, please use our referral link here: Get a Loot Crate! ALSO! Use the coupon code: LOOT2014 to save $3 on your first crate!

The theme of the box this month was, "Launch." It encompassed all Space-themed geekery, including Star Wars, Star Trek etc.  Each month has a different theme, and the items in the box are loosely based on that theme. Some are just random and thrown in for fun! Let's get down to what was inside our crate this month, shall we?
NASA Emblem Patch, Melting Rubik's Cube Wall Graphic, Star Trek Communicator Sticker, 
Loot Crate Launch January 2014 Button

An official NASA emblem patch is a great start to a "Launch" themed box! They also included a melting rubik's cube wall graphic (random, but cool!) and a Star Trek Communicator sticker, which also fits nicely into the Launch theme. Finally Loot Crate has recently started (for 2014) giving out collectable buttons in each crate. This one is the official "January 2014 Launch Loot Crate" which is kind of a cool bonus!

Star Wars Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide, Star Wars Pocket Model Game Pack

The Star Wars Galactic Phrase Book will help you communicate on your travels across the galaxy, and the Star Wars PocketModel is a trading card game that allows you to assemble mini models and create a unique deck filled with characters and events from the Star Wars universe. 

Minecraft 2014 Mini Calendar

This is an awesome calendar to get in the January box, mostly because J is obsessed with Minecraft and is playing allll the time!

Pop! Vinyl Domo Superman Figure

Uhm, this is the cutest vinyl figure of all time. 'Nuff said.

I think this was a great box overall! J loves when the crates have t-shirts in them so the lack of a shirt was a bit of a bummer, but they all can't have a t-shirt in them, I suppose!  He's starting a small collection of all the vinyl figures he's been getting from Loot Crate so this one was a welcome addition! Everything in the crate this month was definitely fun, and there was an excellent variety in the items and the fandoms represented! J loved this crate and we're both really excited to see what next month holds!

Again, if you're interested in signing up for Loot Crate, please consider using our referral link here: Get a Loot Crate! Also, you can use the code LOOT2014 to save $3 off your first crate! Let us know what you think of your first crate!


  1. If he likes getting a shirt in his box, why don't you guys check out NerdBlock? I actually prefer it over Loot Crate and there's a guaranteed shirt in every box. I believe the shirts are also made each month exclusive to the NerdBlock boxes.

    1. Hey Erin! Thanks for the tip! We've actually looked into NerdBlock before but are still kind of scoping them out as J isn't always fond of some of the things they put in their boxes. We're waiting a little bit to see how they grow as a company but I didn't know that they had a shirt in every box! That's a good fact to know! :)

  2. I unsubscribed to loot crate because it seems like they are sending a lot of sponsored boxes now. :(
    I wish they would stick to the classics Instead of trying to promote new things.

    1. J and I unsubscribed too. We got the box this month but I can't even be bothered to review it. You're absolutely right in saying that their boxes feel very "sponsored" and it's just not exciting for anyone that hasn't heard of or isn't interested in the thing they are promoting. The February box and this month's box were both specific to one thing almost entirely, and two months in a row of that was enough for us to cancel. We'll probably sign up again if they go back to the way they used to be. We'll see. It's a shame though, they seem like a great company and I would hate for them to do poorly because of a bad decision to do sponsored crates. :(