Unboxing: LootCrate Anime October 2017 Box

Lootcrate is a popular monthly subscription service that allows fans of different entertainment genres, be it movies, books, games and manga, to receive an random selection of goodies each month with the goodies themselves totally more than the monthly figure customers pay. It is becoming a growing trend, so much so that Viewster started it with their Omakase box and Zavvi with their Zavvi lootcrate styled boxes; both of which seemingly went defunct with Lootcrate proving to be the more popular option.

Well now, or should I say in the recent months, Lootcrate have created an ‘anime’ variation and recently we received the October themed box which, as you can imagine, focuses itself entirely on Halloween. We will get to the ‘unboxing’ aspect of this randomly created box in a moment but for those interested in finding out more on the ‘Lootcrate anime’ experience then allow me to explain.

Priced at £28 per month, or cheaper if you agree to a quartly, half-year or yearly subscription, subscribers will receive a box tailored to each months anime theme. Sometimes this theme can relate to a specific anime series, such as Madoka Magica, or a certain season and event, such as Halloween and Christmas. The next lootcrate, which is available until the end of November, is themed around Best Friends in anime. Content can range from month-to-month but usually subscribers will various merchandise which can include Posters, Manga, Figurines, Soundtrack, Clothing and artbooks.

The joy of Lootcrate Anime is that you will receive double (if not more) in value that what you paid; plus it is always exciting to see what content you’ll receive – as until someone opens it it is a complete mystery. Naturally of course this can also be a downfall; as not everyone likes ‘every’ anime series and as such you may find yourself getting something that you are not entirely interested in; but the official website does list the shows that lootcrate content will be from so at least you’ll have a vague idea on what to expect.

So; with the background out of the way let’s get to the ‘actual’ unboxing; in this case we received the October Lootcrate Anime box which, as you would expect, is centered around Halloween. As a result we received contents that relate to ‘Horror’ anime such as Deadman Wonderland, Black Clover & Death Note with a figurine from Naruto Shippuden thrown in for good measure.

In terms of content we received a Deadman Wonderland T-Shirt, of which I saw some peple wear at the recent MCM London Comic Con (I also wore mine on the Sunday), Death Note themed Socks, the first volume of Black Clover, a special poster and a Lootcrate exclusive designed phone charm – all of which you can see for yourself in our unboxing video. All of the content is either official licensed products, such as the Black Clover manga and the Death Note socks, or has been especially comissioned for the Lootcrate box, such as the Naruto Shippuden figurine or Deadman Wonderland T-Shirt; but whatever the item they are officially licensed products and of high quality – futhermore they are all packed neatly into the box itself.

If you are interested in all sorts of anime content, be it merchandise and manga, then Lootcrate Anime is something that is worth checking out as it means you can slowly build your collection and open yourself up to new areas of anime content. Further information can be found on the official Lootcrate website.

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About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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