Monday, July 14, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Loot Crate Subscription Box



I am a gamer at heart. I have a ton of other things I am interested in, but gaming has always been at the top of my list. I am also an electronics technician, computer repair tech, cellphone repair tech, game console repair tech, coder, computer hacker, and any other possible nerdy thing anyone can do. I play pen and paper role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons as well as super complicated board games like Cosmic Encounter. When it comes to being a geek I am certainly among the top tier.

When I first found out about the subscription box service, Loot Crate I was torn. I am 30 year old man with a wife, a 4-year-old daughter, and another on the way. I thought about it for a minute. Then shook my head and proceeded to squeal like a little kid in a candy store. I’m pretty sure I even jumped up and down a few times while my wife and daughter stared at me wondering what crazy idea I had come up with this time. But it wasn’t my idea at all. In fact, it was the genius nerds at Loot Crate that put this subscription box together.

Loot Crate stands out among a sea of other subscription boxes because of their theme. Their theme is all things nerd, geek, gamer, dork, and whatever other name you use to describe those of us who still find pleasure in things from our childhood such as video games, cartoons, and comics. I was absolutely giddy at the thought of all that swag.

Loot Crate offers a few different subscription plans.  You can set up a recurring subscription in 1-month, 3-month- or  6-month increments. Each box contains over $40 of merchandise and is priced to please. For the one month plan you will pay a total of $19.37. The 3-month is $55.11 and the 6-month is $105.99. On top of that, every month, a lucky winner will receive a MEGA CRATE loaded with over $750 worth of crazy awesome swag!!


I received their May Crate for review, with the theme "Adventure". I felt like a kid again waiting for it to arrive. As soon as the mail came and I saw it was there I rushed home and tore it open like gift from Santa on Christmas morning. I was insanely happy to see the contents of the box spilled out on my table.


The May adventure crate contained a Legend of Zelda T-Shirt featuring Link himself. (Yes they do ask for your shirt size to ensure that it fits) I have to say, out of everything in the box I was most excited for this.



I also got an Adventure Time Tin, a Minecraft hanger, a cd soundtrack from The Friend Zone, Markiplier Tattoos, and my other favorite, the “Dangerous to Go Alone Opener.”


There wasn’t a single thing in the box that I wasn’t excited to rip open and get my hands on. I’ve honestly never been one to spend money on things like this. I have to say though, if I can find it in my budget to make this happen on a regular basis, I certainly will.

This is the perfect gift for the nerd in your life. Loot Crate offers a value that can’t be beat along with some of the coolest swag I’ve ever come across. Their packaging is fun as well. There was a cheat code similar to the one below that was used in an extremely popular game from my childhood. Can anyone guess what its from and what the full cheat code is?



All in all, Loot Crate was a wonderful surprise and had me reminiscing about my childhood. There are throwback items such as the bottle opener and new items such as the Minecraft keychain and soundtrack from The Friend Zone.

With the variety of items it’s great for people of all ages and really would be an excellent gift (hint to my wife, Jackie who will be reading this). You can check out Loot Crate at the links below.

Website: http://www.lootcrate.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lootcrate
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lootcrate
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lootcrate
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/lootcrate


Meanwhile, don’t forget to enter in the giveaway! They are throwing in one of their July Villain Crates to one lucky winner.  This contest is open to residents of the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia!

Check out Loot Crate's Villain's YouTube Video:

 

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter, and then click "I commented" in the Rafflecopter entry. This will open up additional option entries to increase your odds of winning.

Don't forget - There is only ONE mandatory entry requirement - you have to COMMENT on this post, and then click "I COMMENTED".  Don't click it and then don't post - the first thing we do when Rafflecopter selects a winner is maker sure that person commented.   We hate disqualifying winners, so make sure that doesn't happen to you!  


Good luck, everyone!


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62 comments:

  1. These boxes are pretty awesome. Everyone at work loves them!

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  2. Well dont leave us non-nerds hanging!! .... what is the code for?!

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  3. Survive or Animate look the coolest!

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  4. I like the transform crate! These are really cool boxes to give as a gift! (kristina288209)

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  5. I love the Celebrate and the Animate crates! So so fun! I would have loved that Stimpy doll!:)

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  6. I love the May Crate for sure! My daughter who is a serious gamer would love this for sure! My hubby too! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love Darth Vader and That would be my choice for sure! Cool You Tube video, Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I like the warriors and dragon past boxes.

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  9. This looks like a great gift item for a particular nerd I know

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  10. The Transformers Past Crate! ( I am entering this for my hubby who is a mega-fan!)

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  11. I really like the Dragons theme.

    Lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  12. Dragons was the best. i got that one and i got the adventure time one as well :)

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  13. I really like the Dragons theme the best.

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  14. Adventure! Not sure who'd like it more, my kids or their father!

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  15. I love the dragons theme. Man, I would have loved that box!!

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  16. I think the "transform" theme box is adorable! <3 !

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  17. Dragon crate!!! I play Dungeons and Dragons every Sunday, and I could use more d20s! I just finished reading Game of Thrones and I'm still watching the series. I love Minecraft and Zelda gear in the other crates too!

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  18. Visited the site and my favorite past theme was Transform

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  19. Animate. I love ren and stimpy

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  20. dragons - I'm sorry I missed that one!!

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  21. Gee, my middle daughter would love this subscription box. The Legend of Zelda shirt from the May box is one she actually doesn't have (she has more than I can count). I'll have to check into this for her.

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  22. I really like the April theme - Dragons.

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  23. My favorite "villians" are those who actually have a reason behind what they do (and perhaps are not actually "bad", but are doing what they do because they feel they need to).

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  24. Villains are the coolest but I also like the Dragons theme! Such a fun giveaway! :)

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  25. I love anything to do with Zelda. So that would be the theme I would prefer.

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  26. My favorite villians are always villians . They never feel the need to nice. They don't care.

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  27. My favorite theme would have to be animate with all the TMNT fun stuff, my fiance was drooling over their site earlier.

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  28. I love the SEPTEMBER 2013 ANIMATE crate.

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  29. I must admit that I'm neither geek nor gamer. However, I do have a son who keeps me well- informed of his preferences. He'd probably like the Adventure or Launch crates.

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  30. My geeky gamer boys would love the Star Wars theme.

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  31. The adventure crate would be a huge hit in my house!

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  32. Definately the dragons theme from april. My boys would have loved this.

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  33. i think that the adventure theme from may looks awesome. my son and fiance love adventure time

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  34. The transformers themed past crate is so awesome!

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  35. So many past ones that look fun, I would have to say the Dragon or Titan one would be my favorite! Love that there was an Attack on Titan item!

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  36. The past theme I love is the Survive box. I love the "Ewoking Dead" t shirt and all of the zombie stuff. Very cool.

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  37. I like villains that are smart, like "mad scientist" types. I like villains that are trying to take over the world, but not trying to kill everyone in the process.

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  38. I liked the transform crate because I love transformers.
    gabbflabber at live.com

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  39. The TRANSFORM crate because my sons love them

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  40. anything stars wars or marvel comics!

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  41. I like the Geek & Gamer Gear Crate.

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  42. Definitely cool! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    Jann

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  43. These things are absolutely awesome. They had a great idea and ran with it.

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