So, last month I wrote about how I popped my subscription box cherry with the March Loot Crate...but it was also a late review, coming about 10 days after I got that beautiful black box with the white “Loot Crate” in the mail box. That’s okay, though, as it didn’t dampen the quality of the crate or the enjoyment I’m still getting from it. (I have my vinyl Predator figurine perched right next my TV along with a 10 year old Wolverine from X-Men.)
Amerowolf wrote an article this month about our favorite geek and gamer subscription boxes and, yup, Loot Crate was at the top of our list. The best thing, for me, about April’s Loot Crate is that I received really early (today, 24 April) and there was also my copy of the Game Informer from Game Stop in the same mail that day. I was a little bit excited, to say the least.
April Loot Crate Theme “Quest”
Ever since Loot Crate had revealed the theme as “Quest” for the April subscription they had been teasing a really nice David Bowie featured item in memorial to the late star’s sudden death and great career. They’d also mentioned Harry Potter, Vikings, and Uncharted 4. So, I was eager to see what the box would have in it. To be honest, I was a little bit worried that they may disappoint because the March crate was so perfectly up my alley.
And even though the April crate wasn’t as “dead on” my interests as the March, it still did it’s job and I’m a very, very satisfied Loot Crate customer.
First, the Really Good Stuff
The Labyrinth t-shirt with David Bowie at front and center was the highlight. It was in good taste of Loot Crate to do this for recently dead star and Labyrinth is a classic that I’ll always remember watching as a young guy. That being said, my favorite David Bowie perfomance is still Little Drummer Boy performed with Bing Crosby…but that’s just because I’m a little bit older.
Following the t-shirt, and a very close 2nd in my book, was the Vikings themed drinking horn that I proudly put in the accompanying carrying strap, and poured my favorite beverage in. I felt downright, well, err…Viking-ish. By the way, Vikings is renewed for a 5th season and if you haven’t seen it then you’re missing out.
Finishing up the “really good stuff” category this month was the very surprising D20 ice cube mold. Having a mold of a 20 sided dice in my drink is going to be a great conversation piece when I have company over the next time on game night. Again, this was a great and surprising addition to the April Loot Crate.
The Good Stuff
I was happy with the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End poster that came in the box. It’s a small-ish poster but it will look good on someone’s wall or game room. I know my girlfriend won’t allow me to hang ours up, but…hey..I’ll keep stashed for the day we get a bigger place with my own, dedicated office/game room. It would look nicely framed and hung.
The shielded, 20 side dice Loot Pin this month was cool, but mine was better. I was one of the lucky ones to get the pin in the all gold variant. The rest were colorful but mine was gold….eat your heart out! This month’s Loot Pin gives you access to the MMORPG Neverwinter from Dungeons & Dragons lore.
The Loot Crate Magazine is always fun and this was great issue, too. It did show me, on the last page, that this month’s Loot Crate box could be turned inside out with a Quest of it’s own right on the box. You Loot Crate, people, I’m telling ya’…
The Could’ve Been Awesome But Failed Category
Look, I’m not hating on Harry Potter or the millions of Harry Potter fans. I read the books. I watched the movies. I admire J.K. Rowling. However, the Harry Potter socks just didn’t do it for me. I’ll try to get my girlfriend to wear them, but doubt she will so I’ll probably put them on when I hit the night life with a my dress jeans and dancing shoes. I’ll do my best to find someone who’s excited about them. I just don’t think I’ll find that person. I’d rather have had a Pop vinly or a magic wand (real or not)
Final Analysis of the April 2016 Loot Crate
I’m loving it, still. I’m not disappointed in the least and I keep praying for the day that I might be lucky enough to win one of those mega-crates with all the really high-end stuff. Until then, I’ll just keep loving that box every month and it will still my favorite piece of mail…hands down.
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