Well after a few months of deliberation, I decided to jump on the LootCrate bus. For those that don’t know, LootCrate (https://www.lootcrate.com/) is a monthly subscription service that delivers a box of nerd/geek/gamer stuff to your house every month. Each month there is a new theme with new fun stuff to explore. Prices range from $11.95 – $13.95 per month depending on how many months you sign up for + $6 shipping for each box and there are always discount codes for 10% or more if you take the time to look . According to the website, the stuff inside is valued at roughly $40 a month, but the question is… is it worth it?
This month’s theme was “fantasy” and my very first LootCrate arrived today.
So once I opened the crate, the first thing I see is a t-shirt… but that will have to wait.
As I mentioned each month has its own theme, this month’s theme being “fantasy.” Every month you will also get a collector pin representing the current theme. The box is also reversible so you have something a little prettier to store things in, rather than just having a black box. And lastly, every month you will get a magazine with some funfacts, articles, and a little about all the loot in the box.
Now onto the loot! We already saw a peek of the shirt. Dungeons & Dragons! I may lose my geek card for this, but I will admit, I have never played D&D, but the shirt is pretty cool nonetheless. Good quality Glidan shirt, I like it!
Next we have a cool Harry Potter luggage tag. Cool, never really got into Harry Potter either, but I can see hardcore fans really enjoying this one
We also got an awesome Princess Bride deck of cards. All the face cards feature characters from the movie with a recognizable line from the movie. From King of Diamonds Vizzini’s “Inconceivable” to King of Clubs Inigo Montoya’s “Prepare to die” to King of Hearts Westley’s “As you wish,” and of course how could anyone forget the Jack of Hearts Clergyman’s hilarious “Mawage.” This is definitely getting used.
Last but definitely not least we have some fun stuff for our Game of Thrones fans. We have a house sigil magnet set, and a super cool 4GB House of Stark USB flash drive. I love it!
So that’s it for the April LootCrate. All that is left is my impressions. So I ended up signing up for 6 months with a 10% discount code, so we will say roughly $17 per box total. Personally I am a big fan of graphic t-shirts, so that already gives the LootCrate value a boost to me. I love the cards, and the Game of Thrones stuff, and I am always looking for a spare flash drive from time to time. The crown is just filler though I may find somewhere to wear it, the luggage tag will be useful to some people, and I am sure I can find some event to wear the bowtie. Lastly the intangible – the excitement of getting a new delivery every month with some fun stuff inside. All in all yes, some stuff isn’t worth much but its all about the experience. Even if you find a couple things a month that you enjoy, its worth a shot. It should be noted that you can sometimes have an option to buy past crates https://www.lootcrate.com/past_crates but its more expensive, and seriously, you lose the fun in opening the box when you already know what is in it.