I can’t begin to tell you how pleased I am with this month’s Loot Crate. It’s the first time I got a box where I didn’t raise an eyebrow or otherwise find some items in it not to my taste or absolutely useless. I mean, Loot Crate is awesome but not every box is going to be for everyone. This box is totally for me – the 90’s kid.
For those who are new to my Loot Crate segment and are just like “What the heck is a Loot Crate?” Here’s an explanation…
Essentially, it’s a geek/gamer subscription service. Every month, Loot Crate has a theme and for about $20 USD (that includes the shipping!) they send you a box full of geeky gifts from t-shirts to themed comics, collectible figurines, books and more. For your $20, you get at least $40 worth of “gear”, if not much more.
January’s Theme: Rewind
If you grew up in the 90’s, then this box is what dreams were made of. This box actually had me grinning from ear to ear, if not actually laughing. There are less items in this box than the last few I have gotten. Still worth the $20? Absolutely. And then some.
Here’s the teaser we got from Loot Crate for this month’s box:
This month we’re spinning the hands of time backwards to REWIND! It doesn’t matter how old (or young) you are, there’s always something from the past that’s hard not to love. Whether you love to reminisce on dropping quarters in your favorite arcade game with your best friends, or wishing you could still watch your favorite Saturday morning cartoons, get ready to sit back and REWIND!
So what’s in this month’s box? Spoiler Alert…
Voltron T-Shirt – Exclusive
I’ll admit that for one fleeting moment, I forgot who Voltron is. See, I grew up on My Little Pony, Care Bears, The Smurfs… Power Rangers. I knew Voltron seemed familiar, but I couldn’t really place it. So in case you’ve forgotten too, Voltron was an 80’s TV show (it’s original run actually only ran 1984-1985) that features a team of space explorers that pilot a giant super robot known as “Voltron”. Power Rangers did something similar when each Ranger piloted a separate mechanical “animal” and came together to form a large robot used to defeat large foes. But alas, Voltron came first and is an entirely separate thing.
The t-shirt is pretty cool. It’s black with a bright blue print – sort of like a “blue print” of Voltron himself (herself? It’s 2015 so let’s not be sexist right? haha). As with all of my other shirts from Loot Crate, it fits nicely and it’s soft. Love! It’s a hit with my boyfriend who totally wore it today without asking me if I was done taking pictures. So he had to model and he isn’t real happy about it. Tough! Ha!
Black Tie Geek Space Invaders Tie – Exclusive
I thought this tie was clever and cute. I tooootally think Jeremy should wear it to his brother’s wedding later this year. It’s kind of on the skinny side however. I was never really into that whole hipster skinny tie thing but this one is cool. It’s covered in the dudes from Space Invaders.
This is the first of hopefully many geeky ties from Black Tie Geek. According to their website, this tie is a first product for them.
8 Bit Sunglasses – Exclusive
While I cannot personally enjoy these, they are too neat. They are a Loot Crate exclusive set of orange and black 8 Bit inspired sunglasses. Heck they even offer 400 UV protection – whatever that means. They seem pretty sturdy, but on the small side. I don’t think Jeremy can wear these and I require prescription sunglasses.
There’s something similar to be found on Amazon if you missed the box and think these are a nifty idea.
Comic Notebook from Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild
Small booklet that you can draw your own comic strip in. It even comes with dialogue bubble stencils and information about what kind of bubble you should use for what sort of dialogue. I know so many boys who would have thought this was the most awesome thing growing up.
This is not an exclusive item. You can purchase it on the Unemployed Philospher’s Guild website for $3.
10-Doh! Figure by Squid Kids Ink – Exclusive
This little guy is too cute! What an adorable figurine to give us all a blast from the past. Much like the MegaMan Capcom helmet figurine of November’s Loot Crate, I am having a hard time keeping this figurine together. The pieces don’t fit well and are quite delicate. It’s definitely something that you put together and leave on the shelf never to be touched at or looked at wrong ever again. But it’s still a cool item. Maybe I’ll glue my little guy’s arms and legs on or something.
From what I can tell, there are a few different versions of this figurine you could have gotten (including a Dr Who one that I would have LOVED to have). I got the Alien Attack figurine. While these figurines are Loot Crate exclusives, you can get different versions and apparently some other retro based figures from blind boxes at Squid Kids Ink for $10.
Star Wars Comic Book Issue 001 – Exclusive
The collector in my boyfriend is just squeeing right now. This is a variant cover for Marvel’s Star Wars comic book. Like other variant cover issues of other comics we’ve gotten, this will be staying in it’s packaging.
Geez. I still think Harrison Ford is hot.
Really good box this month. I enjoyed it and it keeps me looking forward to the next box. Did you miss out? Gosh that sucks. I can help you with that. Subscribe Now and take $3 off using the promo code SAVE3. Do it soon so you don’t miss out on February’s Loot Crate!