Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Loot Crate Anniversary Review - December 2014 + Discount Code

I've been subscribed to Loot Crate for a little over a year. And despite the high price, I stay subscribed because I absolutely love it. On average I get a shirt every other month, but sometimes multiple months in a row, always valuing total $15 or more. On the months I don't get a shirt, like this month, I always get something of at least $15 in value as a big item. Pop vinyls, Wallets, etc. You also frequently get promo codes for future purchases at the companies they do business with. So far I've actually purchased from companies like shirt.woot.com and teefury.com because of their service introducing me to them. And that's not even the half of what you get.

It's the perfect box for gamers, lovers of graphic novels, anime and nerd/geek culture alike. Everything from Pop Vinyl figures, gear from upcoming games/major gaming companies (see their Titanfall box, or Valve box), and more. They theme their boxes monthly, and everything within will fit that theme. Is the theme Space? You'll most likely get items from the Star Wars universe, or Star Trek - and perhaps even Firefly. It's a super fun service I recommend highly at least trying.

This arrived on December 20th, which is exactly when they say boxes will arrive by. It's actually extremely early, most of the time it arrives around the 23rd or 24th of each month for me.

The month's theme is Anniversary, celebrating various Anniversaries - including Batman's 75th, Marvel's 75th and Ghostbusters' 30th! I'm not the biggest DC fan (though I love several Batman characters dearly, and I enjoyed all the movies past and present) but I'm an extreme Marvel fangirl. I've read every comic, seen every movie, played every game. Read every wiki article about every character to ensure I didn't miss anything. And who doesn't love Ghostbusters? So I'm beyond excited to say the least.

I'm absolutely thrilled with this wallet. I've previously through Loot Crate received a Batman wallet, and still use it when I don't want to bring my purse and billfold somewhere. I love how vibrant they are, and how well detailed they are. The major selling point for me however is they're eco-friendly. They're made out of 25% recycled plastic, and are fully recyclable. They're made out of High-density polyethylene and so they're extremely durable and waterproof. They may look like paper, and feel like paper, but they're not. Amazing value, especially considering the box costs only $5 more than this wallet would.

Avengers Assemble Vanilla Car Air Freshener, UNKNOWN
I have no idea what the price is of this item, or where to buy it, no matter how hard I search. It's a novelty item, so it's obviously not adding a ton of value to the box, but I think it's cute and fun to have around, and despite Captain America not being my ultimate favorite Marvel character, I still love to show support however I can, so I'll definitely use this. Smells like artificial vanilla. Very normal, but cute.

Tetris Sticker Set, $7.65 @ Amazon
I'm more excited by these than I should be. I don't know a single person who hasn't played Tetris in their lives, and it was especially satisfying for me growing up because of my OCD. Everything falling into place was just the most beautiful thing on the planet to me. And now I can make adorable art with these little stickers. They're high quality, and the adhesive seems pretty strong. A++ for this one. I might even buy more, who knows.

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy 'I Am Groot' Socks, UNKNOWN
I'm going to say these are my absolute favorite out of the crate. Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the best comic series and easily made one of the best movies in Marvel history, and who can say they didn't adore Groot? The design is adorable, they're high quality and feel super soft, and once again they're Marvel branded so they're supporting the company. If I could find where these are sold, if anywhere, I'd buy every pair. I've previously received a Deadpool pair in a past crate, and I'm happy to say they're still holding up. No seam issues, snagging, pilling or anything. I'd recommend them to anyone who can find them.

This is once again another Loot Crate exclusive, can't find on their website. So you're at the mercy of online sellers here, selling their Loot Crate. It's amazingly detailed, and of high quality as you'd expect of Funkos products. I'm definitely keeping and displaying this one, it's truly unique. Highest valued item in the entire crate, I'd say. I'm impressed.

Ghostbusters' Loot Crate Exclusive Slimer Door Hanger, $7 @ Ebay
So once again, another exclusive item which you're only going to be able to find seemingly through sellers on Ebay, selling their extras. I'm really happy with how many exclusive items there are, it feels like it adds a lot more value. I absolutely adore this little hanger and if I lived with roommates, I'd be able to utilize it to it's best potential. But it's still fun to have hanging around. Excellent addition.

The link I shared is for part 2 of Endgame, and is the normal copy. This is a Loot Crate exclusive copy, and seems to be both part 1 & 2 but I'm unsure. I'll have to double check. I don't really want to open it, it's so pretty. You also get a bonus Digital Download of the first three chapters of Arkham Unhinged, which is bound to be amazing. I've always been more into the villains of the Batman universe than Batman himself. So I'm super interested. Great value, and I love the exclusive comics. I got a Walking Dead one one month and I love it dearly. Great way to celebrate 75 years.

There were also 3 Bonus items not pictured, including a Loot Crate Anniversary badge (they include a little badge themed with the month with every crate), a month free of Crunchyroll which I'll greatly enjoy, and a tiny little candycane which I promptly put on my little 4'5" tree. Fit nicely.

Overall, the value of this Crate was well over $50 just based on the items you can find online right now, but some are unaccounted for still and don't have a determined worth. It was an amazing crate, and one of my favorites so far. Well worth the price, I'd say.

If you like what you see, and you'd like to subscribe, head over to Loot Crate now. You can currently get $3 off your first crate using the code Save3. Order by January 19th to be able to get the January Crate.

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