We focus on Apple and apps, but sometimes that connection extends to physical goods. Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service that delivers a $20 box of geek & gamer gear with an MSRP of around $45. Past crates have featured some well known connections to iOS, and the items in general have an appeal to fans of technology and apps. The July 2016 theme is Futuristic with connections to Star Trek, Futurama, Rick and Morty, and more. Here is our Loot Crate unboxing video for this month.
Loot Crate ($20/Recurring)
Loot Crate has had good months and bad months through the first half of 2016. The July 2016 box kicks off the second set of six monthly boxes for 2016 with a compelling theme of Futuristic. The items included definitely nail the theme beginning with a replica plaque of the USS Enterprise. It’s a sticker sheet that you can put on anything you like to give your item that feel of the flagship of the Federation from Star Trek. The Star Trek item is a bit of a let down though, as it could have been so much more. The next item is a Mega Man mystery box, though for LootCrate, it’s specifically the red variant of Mega Man. One small addition is the inclusion of a sealed comic of 4001 AD.
The highlight of the month is the Futurama item that delivers a Planet Express ship figurine by QMx. It’s a great representation that is definitely worth displaying, even if you’re only remotely interested in Futurama. The figure itself also includes a magnetic attachment to the base for a smooth connection. The final item is the monthly t-shirt, and this one is based on Rick and Morty. The shirt is a nice light blue that shows a diagram of Rick’s portal gun, and it looks like the entire shirt could be glow in the dark.
Loot Crate for July 2016 is a solid outing that offers a neat shirt and figurine, but the smaller items are a bit of a let down. It would have been neater to see a USS Enterprise figurine, and a Planet Express plaque.