September 2014 Loot Crate Review: Galactic!
Loot Crate is a monthly geek and gamer swag subscription box. Each month they send 6 to 8 handpicked items for $13.37 plus $6 shipping and handling. Each box are guaranteed to have a value of $30 or more. The box is shipped via USPS Priority Mail and most times arrive in about 2 days which is very awesome.
This box i must say may have to be one of the best LootCrate boxes that they have put together. I feel the content inside was well worth the $20. Also this months had an EXCLUSIVE toy just for us looters.
The theme for September is Galactic. You'll find items from Star Trek, Firefly as well as Aliens. Heres what i received from Loot Crate this month:
Alien Re-Action Figure: This item made it for me this month. I am head over heels in love with Alien and had yet to own something from them so when i saw this handsome devil in that box i squealed. I saw some other people got others so i was super lucky we got the Alien. His brain glows in the dark and you can arrange his mouth. Estimated retail cost for the figure is $10.
Star Trek Tribble Exclusive Looter Edition: DO NOT feed the Tribbles! Under no circumstances, or they will multiply! Ok so maybe this one won't duplicate. It definitely is a cute idea but i'm not really sure if it's something i would actually go out and buy. It just looks like left over clumps of fur from a Chewy doll. If you lose the package no ones going to know what it is. The hair gets all over the place, i'm still seeing bits flying around the house. Estimated retail cost for the plush is $5.
Firefly Vinyl "MAL" Exclusive Action Figure: OK... Prepared to be shocked. I am not a Firefly fan. So of course when i saw what was inside i was slightly not impressed. That does not mean the toy itself isn't awesome so it's more of a user dissatisfaction. This particular mystery box is Science Fiction themed so you have chances of getting other awesome figurines like Spock or Alien. Estimated retail cost for the mystery box is $14, however, this Malcolm Reynolds figurine alone i've been seeing on market for about $25.
Firefly Bank Robbery Money: Once again definitely not a Firefly fan. I was not interrested in this item at all. Play money, the hell you do with that? I guess if you are a HUGE Firefly fan then this is something that you would love but for me it's going in the box of giveaways. I watched Danielle aka TradeChat's unboxing video and she had a really awesome idea to use these as a boarder around a picture or something creative like that. I guess these could be useful for that. Estimated retail cost for the play money is $10.
Star Wars Exclusive Retro Arcade Magnet: Ah nostalgia in one entire magnet. Estimated retail cost for the magnet is $5.
Star Wars Poster 9 x 27": Now thats pretty cool, definitely a special moment in Star Wars. This is going up on the wall for sure. Estimated retail cost for the poster is $5.
Bonus Digital Loot & Discounts on Accessories: It's always cool to get some more stuff for free. They include a code to get Issues #1-3 of Halo Escalation for free. Other slip is for discounts off gear. Estimated retail costs unknown
Pop Rocks Candy: ...Because. Estimated retail cost $1.
Themed Button: Button Swag
Loot Crate Unboxing Guide: Every Loot Crate comes with a booklet that explains every item in the box and where it comes from.
Once again they decorated inside the box to set up your figures inside.
Here is a PERFECT example if you kept all your boxes on how to display all your neat new figures.
This was created by instagram.com/ashleerose92
After being spoiled by the last 2 awesome boxes this was a tuff one to challenge. For me personally i wasn't a fan at all for this month's crate since most of the items were of Firefly content...and that weird Tribble. This box probably made those fans days so thats good. My favorite item in this month's is definitely the Alien figurine and after calculating the amount all together I say it all came to MAYBE $50.
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