Loot Crate Heroes – August 2014 Unboxing and Review


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Loot Crate is a geeky subscription box that comes to your door monthly full of great nerdy fun! It is the lowest price out of all it’s competition (that I’ve found) and runs you $13.37 per month plus shipping (about $6). There is a discount when you order multiple months at a time plus I have an affiliate link that will get you 10% off of a new subscription by clicking here that stacks with the discount!

Since I get bombarded with subscription boxes all at once, I decided to hold off on this review for a few days so I could post other content. However, I did get the video out immediately since it’s difficult to grow a YouTube following. If you haven’t seen it… My son “SuperBee” joined me this month as it is actually his box subscription. Naturally I included it here for your viewing pleasure:
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As you can see, this Loot Crate blew away last months mediocre socks and filler garbage box! “SuperBee” loves his stuff from both months so we are definitely continuing with this subscription. OK on to the details:

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First up we have the Ninja Turtle Glasses:

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While technically they are just cheap plastic glasses and probably just filler content, they. are. awesome! It’s amazing how such a simple little thing can spark up battles and bad-assery (yes that is a word). You just cant help but bust out a few ninja moves while wearing these bad boys! The plastic is thick and they seem durable and well made. It’s tough to put a “feels like” price on it because I have no basis for comparison so I’ll say they’re worth like 5 bucks to me.

 

Next is the Exclusive Pop Vinyl Groot:

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I was really hoping that one of the subscription boxes would come through with a Groot! Loot Crate was the winner and turned this box into a force to be reckoned with. The “exclusive” part of this particular Groot is his glowing hand, not the character in it’s entirety. We had only just went to see “Guardians of the Galaxy” just a week prior to receiving this (yes I know I know I was waaaaay late on seeing it) so this was very exciting for the boys to get. Funko Pops go for around $10 each so our box is already up to “feels like” $15.

 

Next up the Ninja Turtle Ooze Action Figure:

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To answer my own question: No, the ooze action does not mean he is squishy. He’s just a little guy, smaller than a Pop Vinyl but full of cool! As we speak he’s chillin out right here ready to swing into action if …ya know… like a mini Shredder were to pop in and start causing some trouble. I like him a lot… he’s very cool… he makes me happy. nuff said! I don’t think he would be quite $10 at the store I’m thinking more around $8 so we’ve paid for the box and then some.

 

Next is Shwings

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Shwinnnnnng! Ok ok, if you’re too young to get the reference I will direct you to search YouTube for Wayne’s World and then… well maybe it will somehow make sense lol. Anyways, you lace these up in your shoes and have sweet lightning bolts like the Flash. I bet they make you run faster and jump higher too! They have a “feels like” value of $5 to me. Total box value so far $27

 

Next Bonus Digital Loot:

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Gauntlet and Defense Grid are Steam games while Doctor Who is for the iPad. Each has a unique code to redeem. The Gauntlet does NOT unlock the full game (costs $20) it only unlocks in-game items so it’s useless if you don’t own it. I haven’t redeemed the Doctor Who one yet, the only “i” product I have is my phone and I don’t typically play games on it. Plus I still haven’t got around to checking out the old Doctor yet so he is low on the priorities list. It says it’s a $10 value… that is if you actually use it, otherwise it’s a piece of paper. I’ll give them the $10 value even though I’m only using 1 of the 3 games. Up to $37 now!

The Filler:

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The book and the pin are givens… they don’t add nor subtract from the box itself. The Sonic Air freshener is corny but it actually smells pretty good (very strong) and it is being used as we speak so I can’t complain. The magnet… I don’t get the reference so the humor is wasted on me. Don’t try to explain it I have Google but don’t care enough to bother. I price it out at $3 rounding out our total to an even $40.

But that’s not where it ends:

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The box doubles as a play set for the Ninja Turtle figure and he is super cool and totally awesome just-so-you-know so I think the box itself deserves a $5 value for just being functional!

In Conclusion:

The August Loot Crate was WELL worth the money! I was a little nervous after July’s box that I wouldn’t like them but that is not the case and I will keep the subscription going. If you are interested in trying it out for yourself, I ask that you please use THIS LINK which will get you 10% off any new subscription and also knocks a few bucks off of mine. I am not sponsored but they do reward me for sign-ups so it is greatly appreciated!

Next up I put Loot Crate and Nerd Block head to head to see who won August as the best subscription box!

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