April 2014 Loot Crate Review: Dragon
Loot Crate is a monthly geek and gamer swag subscription box. Each month they send 6 to 8 handpicked items for $13.37 plus $6 shipping and handling. Each box are guaranteed to have a value of $30 or more.
Being the theme "Dragon" i was VERY excited to see what goodies we would be receiving in this crate. However with what we received i was slightly disappointed in the quality of what was put together. There were 6 small items in the box, i knew from the instance i picked up the box it felt way too light. Most people i know that subscribe to these actually loved this box the most. Perhaps i'm starting to get a tiny bit greedy. I did thought we would get some more awesome things especially since i am obsessed with dragons like a shirt or something. They could have been a tiny bit more creative.
The theme for April is Dragon. You'll find items from Game of Thrones, D&D and Elder Scrolls. Heres what i received from Loot Crate this month:
Elder Scrolls Online Exclusive Figure: I have yet to play this game, my husband has played only a tiny bit of it but he wasn't really feeling it. The guy itself it pretty neat, his helmet is removable as well as his axe and sword. He reminds me of those chicken nuggets from McDonalds you used to collect like when you were a child, i'm weird i know. Apparently after reading the pamphlet they say its a very exclusive item that is not available to purchase anyone, exclusive for LootCrate subscribers only which i find pretty cool. I have found similar figures to this one retailing for $12.99.
Game Of Thrones Mystery Mini: These are pretty neat, normally i never buy these because they do tend to be pretty pricey in stores. Before opening i was hoping we'd get one of the wolves and we did. The boxes are rather misleading, the size of the box is about 3 and a half inches so you are thinking COOL my figure will be about that big! Nope, the actual figure when we took it out was barely 2 inches. the entire box was mostly all wrapping. Pretty upsetting and totally not worth it. When i went to search for how much these retail for you can purchase them online or at a Hot Topic store for about $8.99.
Dragon Shield Screen Cleaner: This was pretty neat, apparently you can wash these and they restick and are reusable. I would most likely forget to use this and always end up wiping on my pants or sleep or something. It's still a very neat concept and it has a cute little dragon logo on it. It's now stuck to the back of my phone to cover up the boring Apple logo in the meantime. I tried searching for this all over the place and could not find it, the pamphlet does not say exclusive, it is made by the Loot Crate Labs so it may only be made for the crates. Similar ones like this retailed for about $4.
20 Sided Stress Dice and 20 Sided Polyhedral Dice: The hubby and i don't really play any games that require dices and all that, were mostly electronic but these were neat to have i guess. The stress ball comes in handy, my hubby took it to take to work when he's stressing over something and well i'm not really sure what to do with the small dice. I guess it will just be sitting on the shelf. I say looking up online the small one came to $3.99 and the stress ball came to about $15.
Dragon Slayer Tag: I honestly feel like a dog tag is a cheap way to go when it comes to needing something cheap and easy to "fill" a box up. Some people love the whole concept of dog tags and actually wear them but i find them rather boring. Myself nor my husband would never wear this as a jewelry piece. This most likely will be sent as a gift to a friend. I did however like the slash tallies on it as it reminded me of The Silence from Doctor Who. I'm guesstimating the retail value to be about $8.
Dragon Jerky: It wasn't anything spectacular, it tasted like plain boring jerky. It had no flavor and was rather on the dry side, it didn't want me drooling for more like most jerkys do. The odd part about it was that the jerky was green so it looked like it was molded. It was made by Harcos Labs, the name sounded familiar so when i looked them up i knew instantly who they were, they are famous for their health potion bottles and their zombie jerky which is exactly where this came from and thats why the jerky was green. Not very clever when you take your same product you sell and just stuff them in a different package. Upon looking up the retailing value is about $5.
Themed Button: Button swag
Loot Crate Unboxing Guide: Every Loot Crate comes with a booklet that explains every item in the box and where it comes from. This time i was prepared so i didn't need its help.
With a special centerfold feature of TradeChat!
So this left me wanting a bit..more i think. They could have been a tiny bit more creative when it came to the items. My husband was really happy with the box, he thought this was one of the best. After calculating all the retail costs it came to about $50. Thats pretty good considering you are only spending $20.
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