January 2016 Loot Crate Unboxing: Invasion!


What is Loot Crate?

Taken from the Loot Crate site, “Each month, Loot Crate™ ships a themed mystery box of the best geek, gaming, and pop culture gear to a subscriber base of over 100,000 Looters. We emphasize phenomenal support and content, and include gear from some of the most respected entertainment and consumer product companies in the world.” Loot Crate sells for $13.95 a month plus $6.00 shipping and handling. You can save on the costs by subscribing for longer periods as well. If you like this theme check out the link at the bottom to subscribe.

This month’s theme was Invasion! What kind of items did we get this month? Check out below to see our Loot.

What’s in the Box?

Every month Loot Crate will include a shirt and they’re starting out the new year is a shirt from the X-Files. The shirt is an exclusive and was the winner of a contest hosted by Loot Crate and Threadless. The winning artist is known as “nicebleed”. I used to watch it growing up and the theme song still gives me chills. As much as I like the show. I don’t really like the shirt. It’s an interesting design but it’s not something I would have bought for myself. I’ll probably wear it, but not often.

Another X-Files item is this exclusive LED flashlight. We have been experiencing some power outages so this will come in handy. I hope it’s a quality flashlight that lasts for awhile. I’m glad they came with batteries.

If you seen an Alien movie, these things probably gave you nightmares. As a kid, the facehuggers were scarier than the adult Xenomorphs. Now you can have your own soft, cuddly nightmare with this Facehugger plush. It also comes with a  matching rubber band if you want to attach it to your head. “Game over, man! Game over!”

Next up, we get a Space Invaders figure. These come in different colors but I got the orange one. Interesting figure that’s also an exclusive.

This prop replica is from one of my favorite Sci-Fi movies of the 90’s. I used to watch this movie all the time since HBO would replay it frequently. I can still hear Milla Jovovich saying “Leeloo Dallas multi pass”. I’ve noticed that Loot Crate is also including more prop replicas like the Agents of Shield badge, Hydra Pin and Galaxy Quest patch from previous crates. The item can also be turned into a conventional ID holder as well. You can insert your ID into the sleeve provided and it inserts in the holder.

Instead of a poster the guys at Loot Crate included art prints from “War of the Worlds” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. Cool prints, would go well in an entertainment room. The only downside is the size. It’s about 9×6.

This month, Loot Crate moved away from the theme button to metal pins. I prefer these metal pins since they look better than the buttons. The pins also comes with a digital comic download of “Letter 44” from ComiXology. Go to LOOT CRATE PINS for more details.

I didn’t take pictures of the box but it turns into an 80’s arcade cabinet. You can see some of it under the pictures above.

Final Thoughts

I think Loot Crate did a great job with this month’s theme. All items went well with the theme but some were better than others. The shirt was a miss for me but I liked everything else. The Facehugger plush was my favorite item this month. If you want to check out more stuff for February’s theme go to HERE. Loot Crate is having a contest, a typing zombie game, and more.
If you want to sign up use this LINK, also use the promo code BOX5 to save $5 off your first subscription. If that code doesn’t work you can use SAVE3 for $3 off any subscription. I also get credit towards more Loot Crates if you use the link.


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