We signed up for Loot Crate recently, so the kiddo and I thought it would be fun to do a review of the April, 2015 Loot Crate which boasted the theme “Fantasy”. Since we mostly signed up for our tween, I thought I would let her write the a review about her overall impression of Loot Crate, too.
“Overall Loot Crate has been excellent, and I have enjoyed every box! This month (see photos) was “fantasy” themed. Initially, I was very excited about the fantasy theme because I myself, love fantasy. I expected it to be like, faeries, elves, D&D: things like that. However, it was pretty much all “Game of Thrones” and I do not watch this show. They had one Harry Potter luggage tag, and that was almost it in the way of not GOT. Otherwise, Loot Crate has not let me down. They always pack quality items, and they are all nerd/geek related. Loot Crate has always been something that I look forward to and when it gets to my house I am always excited to open it. Each month has a theme and they send items that are related to the theme. Every Loot Crate includes a catalog that shows you everything you got and what it is/how to use it (this comes in handy a lot when you get something that seems confusing, or is taken apart and you have to put it together.) In the catalog you can also see some pictures that were posted online by other Loot Crate recipients of them with what they got and most enjoyed last month (if you put a picture online don’t forget to use #lootcrate to get a chance to be in the catalog.) The boxes always have awesome stuff, ranging from comic books to t-shirts to board games made out of the crate itself. I think Loot Crate is worth the money, and that y’all should try it out.”
Laine’s notes about the April, 2015 Loot Crate box : this box was very Game of Thrones-centric, which isn’t our family’s geekery at all, so we were a bit disappointed with this month’s box. The Princess Bride cards were cool, *but* we already have a deck because we participated in their Kickstarter (and of course, we had picked the same exact deck). The only thing we were super excited about this month was the Harry Potter bag tag, which we could have snagged off Amazon. There was also an inflatable crown (that doesn’t fit any of us) that we will add to our photo booth prop box, but again this is something we could have purchased ourselves. Andrew got a kick out of the dragon and dice themed bow tie.
Past Loot Crates we have gotten have had a more diverse theme, and I had high hopes for a pretty diverse box with the theme of “fantasy”, but that being said we’ll still be getting May’s Loot Crate to see if this box was simply an anomaly. Generally we have been really pleased with our boxes, I know that subscription boxes can’t make everyone 100% happy all the time, and based on our friends and family we are actually in the minority as far as Game of Thrones goes.
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