Every month Loot Crate will send a box of gamer/nerd/geeky goodies to your door. Sometimes there will be a T-shirt but not always. Sometimes you’ll get a Funko collectible instead. Each box is catered toward a specific theme and contains items that relate (at least loosely) to it. This month had a “Unite” theme and was about teams.
Green Power Ranger T-Shirt- I was a little too old for Might Morphin’ Power Rangers when they first came out. I think I was a junior in high school and much too cool for it. However, my husband is five years younger than I am and he knew exactly what this was when I showed it to him. I told him I was horrified. He didn’t care and put the T-shirt on immediately.
Ah, the inevitable filler! I’ve noticed geeky boxes tend to have a lot of filler. Some more than others and Loot Crate is definitely guilty of filler. This month, though, it wasn’t too bad since the filler was actually interesting.
There are Marvel Shoelaces (I got “stealthy gray and black), Team Fortress 2 buttons (I’ve never played this but that Balloonicorn pin is MINE!) and a Marvel Avengers Car Decal.
What’s a geek crate without some comic book collectibles? This month has an exclusive Bravest Warriors Tales from the Holo John #1. It’s all about the poop room.
There’s also an exclusive MAD Magazine Loot Crate Edition. In between the pages you’ll find Justice League, Avengers and the Hobbit ridicule.
Each Loot Crate comes with a mini-mag that has interesting interviews, tidbits and descriptions of what you’ll find in the box. I really like these and sometimes they’ve got great articles.
It’s an ice cube tray! Marvel at the hero shaped cubes in your glass. I’m actually going to use these as soap molds. I think it’d be fun to put Captain America soap bars in the boys bathroom.
Last but not least, there’s a Rick and Morty 300 piece puzzle. I don’t know what Rick and Morty are so this will be gifted to my nephew. Maybe he will know.
VERDICT: The box was basically made by the T-shirt and everything else was icing on the cake. I’ll use the ice cube tray and possibly the shoe laces but everything else will find a new home. I know that geek boxes tend to send a lot of collectibles more than just useful stuff and that’s totally fine with me. I actually do keep most of the display worthy stuff.
My favorite part of these boxes are the T-shirts. They’re usually perfect for my husband, he loves nerdy t-shirts and you really can’t get them anywhere else.
That said, I could definitely do with less filler and more tangible stuff but it’s not enough of an issue to cause me to unsubscribe. The fear of missing out on a super awesome T-shirt keeps the boxes coming.
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