Sunday, September 21, 2014

Loot Crate Unboxing - September 2014: GALACTIC

Back in July, I was lured in by the geeky-something-shiny of Loot Crate. So many neat little special items to call my very own for a set price every month. I'm not usually turned on by subscription boxes. I've done food ones in the past like Graze ( in the US) and Nature Box (US). Yet, one of the parts of my Fitness Goals says that I am allowed to reward myself big at certain milestones. And with that. . . I signed up for Loot Crate.

Loot Crate is a monthly box of Geek & Gamer gear. Subscriptions vary from one month to six months. I currently have the sixth month recurring subscription.

Each month is a special theme. So when I signed up it was VILLAINS! August's crate was HEROES! There was a glow-in-the-dark exclusive Funko Pop bobble-head Groot in this one. (I keep it at school and my kids LOVE it!) While these two crates were nice, they weren't really wowing me like what I've seen in past crates. Yet, one of the options that Loot Crate has is to sometimes buy leftover Loot Crates from previous months. I bought the June crate: TRANSFORM. It had some neat things in it.

Each crate has some nice pieces. The VILLAINS crate was the most-underwhelming so far, but the September crate even impressed my hard-to-impress husband who does not like that I signed up for Loot Crate. September's Loot Crate theme is: GALACTIC! That is right up my alley. They've been tempting us with bits and pieces for the last month. So I already knew there would be Star Trek, Star Wars, and Firefly, as well as some other galactic type stuff.

It arrived yesterday and I felt compelled to do my first unboxing EVER! Not a video, but pictures. So. . . beyond this point, let me know what you thought of the unboxing.



Below you will see what came in the box, as well as inside pictures of the box itself. They theme out the insides of the boxes, as well. 

We all know Tribbles are trouble, and now you have one of your very own. It is a plush Tribble with directions on the package for how to care for your Tribble, such as keeping them away from Klingons.  Light and fluffy, but it did shed a little bit when I took it out. This is a Loot Crate exclusive.

This box was a Mystery Mini. It could have been one of many different items. When I opened mine, I had gotten Captain Mal from Firefly. This is a Loot Crate Exclusive and everyone, according to the Loot Crate magazine, received a Captain Mal.

Each Loot Crate includes a pin for the theme of the crate. It is picture below with some awesome Pop Rocks Green Apple candy. On the right is a Star Wars Exclusive Retro Arcade Magnet. 

An Alien collectable figure was also included. Just like in previous boxes, they randomly put a figure into the box. I lucked out and got the Alien. They also had available Ripley, Kane, Dallas, and Ash.

It took me a moment to realize this was Firefly Bank Robbery Money, which can be used as currency in the Firefly universe. So now when I need to seek passage on a ship outta this crazy place, I have the creds to do so.

 And finally, snuggled away at the bottom of the box, was this perfect 9 x 27 poster of Han Solo. ::swoon::

The crate also game with a HALO code for digital loot and, as always, the Loot Crate magazine. The magazine has neat information and also explains all of your materials. So if you didn't know or understand why something was in your box, you could find out. This month's magazine has a little Behind-the-Scenes of Loot Crate's Short - The Verse.

And, finally. . . the empty box. The perfect playground for your new loot!  

If you don't want to miss out on this level of awesome in your life, make sure you go and sign up for Loot Crate.


  1. I am so jealous! I went back and forth about getting it and in doing so, they sold out! Right when I decided to purchase it lol. I have to say, I was mostly wanting it for the Firefly stuff, I haven't seen much for it aside from overpriced convention gear.

    Maybe next month I won't wait so long to make up my mind!

    1. It does feel like convention gear, but $12 for all of that is really reasonable. I also like that if I dislike something I can add it to my student treasure chest. I also have an item that I would never use and I realized it would be perfect for a friend for Christmas! So it's a little of that kind of thing, too.

  2. OK now I am soooo freaking excited for this! This will be my first Loot Crate, and when I saw that it was Galactic themed I signed right up! What a great crate!

  3. Ohmygosh, the BOX is a TOY too? I am so in trouble.

  4. Nice unboxing :D Can you do one on Fandora's Box?? Thanks :D

    1. Sure. Message me with a share code, if you have one.