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“Origins” January 2017 Loot Crate

I subscribed to the Loot Crate service back when it started out. It was a fun diversion once a month. I wound up canceling the service after a few months though because I just stopped being impressed with the value of what I was getting for my money.I decided to give the service another shot around Halloween last year and it looks like they’ve really improved on the items they put in their boxes.

I decided to give the service another shot around Halloween last year and it looks like they’ve really improved on the items they put in their boxes. A lot of it is still stuff that I’m going to wind up either throwing or giving away, like the Pop! figures, but the books and t-shirts usually make up for that. The January 2017 box is an exception. I like everything that came out of it:

January 2017 Loot Crate Contents

  • Action Comics #1 (1938) reprint
  • Ninja Turtles Raphael tiki mug
  • Captain America “The First Avenger” shield replica
  • “Jumpman” / Mario t-shirt (design in featured image above)

Raphael Ninja Turtles tikki mug and Captain America First Avenger Shield Replica

The boxes are still fairly hit-or-miss, but I guess that’s part of the thrill of opening one up. It’s like gambling or playing the lottery. Sometimes you get a jackpot and other times you wind up with Pop! figures on your shelf and no idea what to do with them. Loot Crate has other, theme specific, crates now that I’m probably going to look into. Maybe they’d fit my interests better, but this box was definitely a winner.

 

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The September 2013 Loot Crate

September 2013 Loot Crate
September 2013 Loot Crate

The monthly loot crate was a welcome distraction from my homework. I can’t say I loved everything in the box this time around, but the Stimpy plushie, Simpsons keychain and Andy Warhol-esque Stormtrooper magnet are pretty cool.

The Stormtrooper magnet on our fridge.
The Stormtrooper magnet on our fridge.