Disclaimer: Loot Crate provided the July box to Pure Geekery for review.
Lets face it- we geeks love fun stuff. Being able to enjoy fun, ridiculous, sometimes not even useful stuff that just makes us smile is one of the perks of being a geek. Personally, I’m a big fan of trendy geekiness- I can get TMNT, Doctor Who, or Marvel stuff anywhere instead of just online or in comic shops. The “box-a-month” craze has added a new dimension to geek shopping- fun stuff, in surprise form! Basically, for a set monthly fee, you can get books, makeup, jewelry- pretty much anything you can think of- sent to your door.
Loot Crate is one such company dedicated to bringing geeky fun to our doorsteps. For $13.37 a month (because of course it is) and $6 shipping, Loot Crate will send you a box of stuff designed around a theme such as Transform, Adventure, Dragon, etc of at least a $40 value. (Each month, one subscriber has the chance to win the Mega Crate, worth $750).
The Loot Crate fairy graced us with her presence and delivered the “Villains” crate for our approval. Our box was chock full of goodies, including:
Loot Crate contents: a shirt, Bowser magnet, Deadpool socks, Vader keychain, Joker/Harley Quinn poster (pictured rolled up), Rocket Raccoon comic, and a copy of Necessary Evil
(I might have been the most excited about the Deadpool socks. Because who doesn’t need Deadpool accompanying them to work?! However, I do question Rocket Raccoon’s presence in a box based around villains.)
Overall, it was a fun box of stuff, though everything wasn’t entirely up my alley. While I enjoy geeky stuff, being a busy mom has seriously cut down on my space for it. However, while the Villains box wasn’t entirely my forte, some of the past boxes (especially Dragons) were right up my alley. That’s the risk any consumer takes with these subscriptions. Loot Crate offers the ability to purchase a stand alone box every month, an opportunity not given by all box-a-month subscriptions. And if you want to take advantage of the savings offered in a 3 month or 6 month plan, why not go in with some friends. More stuff, more people to share it with, and more fun!
Rock on geek warriors.
This silliness is dedicated to a man who always made us smile.
July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014
O Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won…