I’ve heard a lot of good things about Loot Crate, so thought I’d check it out. I signed up and waited anxiously to see what goodies would arrive in my mailbox in a few weeks.
Finally, the plain black box was delivered and I rushed inside to open it. But, upon breaking the seal and unhinging the lid, I was immediately disappointed and thought that a more accurate description of the box should be Junk Crate, because that is what I found nestled in the box. Cheap junk.
First there is the Harley Quinn figure.
Harley Quinn August 2016 Loot Crate Figure in box
August 2016 Loot Crate Harley Quinn Figure out of box.
Then the HELLBOY Right Hand of Doom Ceramic Bank
HELLBOY Right Hand of Doom Ceramic Bank
It’s supposed to be made of ceramic, but feels cheap and plastic. I used to paint ceramics for home art projects when I was a child, so am familiar with how they feel.
Kill Bill is perhaps my favorite Tarantino film, and was the biggest draw for me in ordering the Loot Crate. Although I did not know exactly what item would be from the movie, I knew I would be getting something. What I got were these socks.
August 2016 Loot Crate Kill Bill Socks
They look thing and uncomfortable. Debating on whether to wear them, give them away as a gift, or to sell them.
The best looking item in the crate was an Archer t-shirt.
Sterling Archer Dangerzone President.
It’s probably a cool shirt for someone who likes Archer, but I am not. Am only vaguely aware that it’s a cartoon on some cable network. This is no fault of Loot Crate’s, but one somewhat decent item out of an entire box, which costs about $23.00, way over what they claim on their website to be about $13 and change, once they add shipping and taxes.
Maybe I got a bum month. Don’t know. What I do know is that I won’t be purchasing anymore crates from them. And Buyer beware. Even if you sign up for just one month, like I did, it’s a recurring subscription and you will be sent another crate during the next month. Their customer service staff, though, is friendly and helped me get it returned with no hassle.