By Darrell Shayler
The subscription box is one of those services that has blossomed of late. The first I tried was Graze, a healthy snack delivered to your door. It started out simple enough, though more recent boxes increased their recipes’ complexity (or added cheaper filler to the premium items if you’re cynical).
Loot Crate, however, is a little different. Each month you get a themed box filled with items of general geekery. Books, T-Shirts, minifigs, they’ve all featured prominently in previous boxes and below you’ll find my first unboxing of my first box.
Looking back on my first box it did perhaps underwhelm in comparison to my expectations, I had built them up in anticipation of 'new shiny' after all. I did do a little research into the prices of the individual parts it actually seems like it wasn't too badly valued either, though this says more for the high prices of such geek related merchandise these days. It was certainly good enough to have me excited all over again for next month's delivery.
What I don’t mention in the video is that there is a monthly mega crate giveaway that contains some impressive items. Hopefully I’ll get to do an unboxing of one of those one day.
Bottom line, Loot Crate is a fun monthly treat for your favourite geek (especially if that geek is you) but it falls under the category of disposable-income-only, but ultimately its great to have something really cool sent to you each month. I like to think of it as buying a little surprise for your future self, and it's a gift they're sure to thank you for.
If you’re tempted, please feel free to use the link below (or just click here), you pay the same price, but it sends a little love back our way so that I can unbox more cool things, and maybe even look and sound better! A word to the wise no matter how you get to their site, check the banner for this month’s money off deal when registering.