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#LootCrate #Unboxing January 2014 Launch: Superman, #Minecraft and Star Wars

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Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box for geeks, gamers and nerds of all kinds!  When you subscribe, you receive an epic crate every month that includes everything from collectibles, stickers,  t-shirts, to little knickknacks you would salivate to get your hands on. And if you are on a budget like me, you’ll be pleased to know you can cancel anytime without any long-term commitment.  Since I am a monthly subscriber, I’m going to share each months Loot with you guys and hopefully you’ll fall in love with these nerdy items just as I have! So let’s get started!



To Subscribe: Loot Crate

The Cost: $13.37/mo + $6 S&H — Total Price: $19.37

COUPON: Use coupon code LOOT2014 to save $3 on your subscription!

The Products: 6 to 8 hand-picked epic products with a geeky theme.

Ships to: US, Canada, UK & Australia  





January’s Theme:




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The January 2014 Loot Crate theme is “Launch” and includes items to help launch you into the new year! This was all centered around the Loot Crate box that was recently sent into outer space. You can watch the entire video on YouTube. So how did they follow up all that epicness??? Let’s see what I got this month:






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Of course we start off with the little guide book or mini magazine. It has a crossword puzzle, fun interviews, and details about what’s inside the crate. I also would like to point out that the box was bigger this month and has a “Launch Pad” on the back. I thought it was pretty wicked.


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NASA “Meatball” Patch ($5.25), Melting Rubik’s Cube Wall Graphic from Walls 360 ($3) and a Star Trek Communicator Badge ($2?) & Loot Crate Pin. Now, if you missed it, I’m in the process of designing my game room and have been searching high and low for awesome wall graphics. I’m so excited for these! I took a look around the Walls 360 website and found some amazing graphics that I think I will purchase. Talk about Loot Crate being great for advertising!!!!







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Minecraft 2014 Calendar ($7.99): Who doesn’t love Minecraft? I’ve never played the actual game, however I’ve spent many, many, MANY hours watching Let’s Play videos on YouTube. I love watching other people build worlds and then destroy them. I don’t know, maybe that’s just the gamer in me. So yes, this was definitely a WIN!








Star Wars Pocketmodel TCG ($4.99): This item is really nerdy. I had to go to the website to see exactly what it is. Here’s what the site says:

The Star Wars PocketModel TCG is a new kind of trading card game for fans of all generations. Assemble your fleet and create a unique card deck filled with Star Wars characters and memorable events from the Star Wars universe. Battle in the Clone Wars and other legendary confrontations! Move, attack and strike to take out your opponent!


Now I don’t know about you, but this game sounds really fun. You are basically building a ship and deck and fighting other people. Kinda cool right????









Star Wars Galactic Phrase Book ($8.06): I don’t mean to brag…but this is freaking AWESOME! Check out the details from Amazon:


Whether doing business with the Hutts or trying to get a decent haircut on Coruscant, Beeps, Bleats, and Boskas is an invaluable guide for anyone traveling through unfamiliar sections of the galaxy. Vividly illustrated by Sergio Aragones, this handy volume covers the basic situations galactic travelers may find themselves in–plus guidelines for:

¸ Greetings–H’chu apenkee, o’grandio lust: “Greetings, glorious host” in Huttese. It doesn’t hurt you to be nice, and it might hurt you not to.
¸ Travel arrangements–Zat x’ratch keezo bompaz ha sheep: in Bocce, “That scratch was there when I rented the ship.”
¸ Asking directions–Chi ita lungee: “I am lost,” in Ewokese. Don’t be afraid to seek help in the forest.
¸ Dining–Dis foosa isa berry good: “this food is good.” It’s always best to compliment your Gungan hosts.
¸ Bargaining for your life–Huwaa muaa mumwa: “Can I buy you a drink.” in Wookiee-speak. Try it. It just might work.


Bonus!–An exclusive “Behind the Sounds” look at making of the Star Wars movies from Academy Award-winning Sound Editor Ben Burtt. Discover the secrets behind the roar of Chewbacca, the chatter of the cantina crowd, and R2-D2’s unique eloquence.







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Last but not least in any way…Superman Pop! Vinyl ($9.49): Okay, talk about an EPIC game room WIN! I can’t wait to open this up and set it on my shelf. Since I’m an avid collector I plan on getting other superhero POP toys by Funko as well. Especially the Harley Quinn, Batman and Joker.






Verdict: Jaunary’s Box is full of items that are great additions to any geeks life! I can’t wait to add all of these to my game room and with a retail value of around $35-40 (depending on where you purchase some of the items), I think my twenty bucks is money well spent.



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Previous Loot Crate Unboxings:
LootCrate Unboxing: October + November 2013
LootCrate #Unboxing December 2013: Console Wars