Wednesday, 8 October 2014
my third lootcrate - september, galactic
I thought I was excited with the villains theme box (which was brilliant) when I first signed up to Lootcrate in July, but then I heard the next theme was to be heroes and I was even more excited (the box was even better), and THEN I heard that last month's theme (sorry little late in posting this!) was GALACTIC -with the promise of Firefly, Star Trek and Star Wars goodies and I was OVER THE MOON!
In case you weren't aware, Lootcrate is a monthly subscription box filled with all things geeky at a great price, and each month has a dedicated theme. You can subscribe one month at a time, three months at a time, or more, and Lootcrate give you teasers of what will be in the box so you can decide whether you want it or not - but they don't spoil the surprise!
I like Lootcrate a lot because it, so far, has always been filled with goodies that I really like but might not ordinarily buy for myself - they even occasionally have t-shirts :)
As I said I was so excited when I heard that this theme was galactic as the films and TV shows surrounding this theme have to be my absolute favourite (dad brought us up on the Star Wars video cassettes, Blake's 7 - what a show - and of course Star Trek). The contents of the box did not disappoint!
This month some of the things I received were: a Dallas figure from Alien; a Tribble toy from Star Trek; a Han-Solo poster from Star Wars; some sweets; the usual badge; some Halo digital download loot (comics); and also a magazine explaining all about the loot.
But my absolute hands down favourite loot has to be the little Captain Malcolm Reynolds vinyl figurine and the bank notes from Firefly, as well as the fridge magnet depicting the scene in Star Wars where the Millenium Falcon is hiding from the Empire in the asteroid field - but as an old fashioned video game! These goodies in particular are just amazing, as good fridge magnets are just excellent, the money is such an inspired and brilliant idea for loot, and I can't even begin to express the Firefly kick I've been on since watching it for the first time a few month's ago. I'm even going to knit myself Jayne's hat this year, I AM.
The next Lootcrate theme is FEAR which I'm not sure I will like so much (the beauty of a month by month contract however is that you can opt out at any time!) but when I told B what the theme was he got so excited I decided to stay signed up to get it and I guess I will share the goodies with him this time :)
If you want to sign up to Lootcrate (and really I have no qualms in saying that I am glad I did with the way the past few boxes have been!) click this link and use the code FEAR to get 10% off your order!