Loot Crate, like Nerd Block, is a monthly subscription service. For $13.37 per month (get it? 1337. INTERNET JOKES!) plus $6 shipping (with three and six month plans as well to save a little money) you receive a box filled with a number of themed “geek and gamer” items supposedly retailing for over $40. Shirts CAN be included, but aren’t necessarily included every month. When they are, the print is exclusive to Loot Crate and can be found nowhere else. Loot Crate also includes a collectible pin and book detailing the theme. The book also has articles and interviews related to the theme as well. Each month carries a specific theme that usually matches something happening in pop culture. For instance, one month was “Titans” dedicated to items based on Attack on Titan and Titanfall. When the Xbox One and PS4 were releasing, the box was “Console Wars.” It’s actually pretty neat. Like Nerd Block, Loot Crate selects one subscriber to receive the “Mega Crate” containing over $750 worth of prizes. While you never really know what’s inside, the franchises are usually easy to guess based on the theme and hints dropped by the Loot Crate crew.
Contents of October, 2014’s Loot Crate, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
October, 2014’s Theme: Fear
October’s Loot Crate contains:
• Loot Crate “Fear” Magazine
• 3D Glasses
• Loot Crate “Fear” Pin
• “Death by Snuggles” T-Shirt
• Dead Rising 3 “Sledgesaw” Pen
• “How to Survive a Sharknado” Book
• Slashes & Bites Temporary Tattoos
• “Oh, Brother” Print
• Toxic Waste Sour Candy
• Bonus Digital Loot:
Aside from The Walking Dead, and a couple video games, I am NOT a fan of the horror genre. I don’t like being scared, and I just generally don’t like them. I was pretty tempted to skip out on this one, but I decided to just go for it anyway since I enjoy making these unboxings. That being said, I enjoy it a lot more than what I anticipated. Loot Crate steered away from the obvious horror films and stuck with a small Walking Dead item, a Dead Rising item, and all out humor. The Sharknado book is pretty hilarious. The “Zombie Survival” books are usually pretty great, and this one just provides a lot of laughs. The shirt is also hysterical. My girlfriend loves both kittens and skulls (a weird combo I know) so I passed it off to her and she loved it. While not the best by any means, I liked it far more than I thought I would.
As with Nerd Block, these are NOT for everyone. While it’s easy to peg what franchises are included based on the theme and images, the items you are getting are still random. However, at only $13.37 before shipping, the price is a bit easier on the wallet (plus shipping is $4 cheaper than Nerd Block thanks to Loot Crate being US based). Plus when you get a crate with a shirt included, the deal is just unbeatable. Really a great deal.