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February 2016 Loot Crate Anime - "Haunted"

Posted by KGabriele on March 8, 2016 at 6:50 PM

I just received my latest Loot Crate Anime, and I have to say that I have a few mixed feelings about this box. There were some items that were really, really awesome, and some that I feel fell a bit short.

The t-shirt for this crate was themed with RWBY, the popular online show developed by Rooster Teeth. It’s a great shirt, even though I’m not particularly familiar with the series, as I don’t particularly like the animation style, though I have many friends that watch it and LOVE it!

The next item that I took out of the box was our anime food item, which is the Pretz Hot Chile salad sticks. These crackers are similar to Pocky, as they’re just snack sticks, but they have a more savory flavor and don’t have a covering. I like to eat these with soup, as they’re wonderfully complimentary, but they’re great on-the-go snacks or for car eating!

The next item is my favorite item in the box! I wasn’t sure what these were at first, but I knew that it had to do with the popular show Tokyo Ghoul. As I opened the box, I pulled out two bubble-wrapped shot glasses. I didn’t even know they made anime shot glasses! I still have yet to watch Tokyo Ghoul, but it’s on my queue, and these shot glasses make me all the more excited to watch it!

Our manga for this crate was an exclusive Noragami first issue! I adore this show, and to now own the first volume of the manga is really exciting! Featuring a variant cover, it’s a pretty good sized book, which is wonderful. I really like these manga volumes, but I’m going to have to bulk up on my collecting at this rate!

Going back to RWBY, the next item in the crate was a set of two small field notebooks that are pretty cute! These little field note books have been put into Loot Crates before (I still have a set from the Spy-themed crate from last year), but instead they are designed to be themed to RWBY, as shown in the pictures above!

In this crate, we also received a bandana. As I pulled this out, I didn’t know what show this was from, but as I looked on the back of our exclusive poster, I learned that it wasn’t from a show at all, but rather is given in the crate to celebrate the Setsubun Festival which takes place in February (which is when this crate was supposed to be delivered). It features a Japanese Oni and can be worn on the face, so his magnificent teeth can be worn over your face, though, like all bandanas, this item is versatile!

A patch from Soul Eater was the next item in the crate. I wished that there were more Soul Eater items in the crate, but this is a really nice patch. Taking it out of the plastic wrapping, it’s very soft to the touch and is a good quality patch. I have to figure out where I’m going to put it though.

We received a double-sided bookmark for Rooster Teeth to go along with the RWBY items in the crate. It features an advertisement for both the show and the company itself, as they’re offering a free 30-day trial to their website.

The last item in our crate was the exclusive phone charm. Featuring a haunted mirror to accompany the theme, this charm was much different than the others, and I have to say, is probably my favorite one so far. It’s beautiful and nicely decorated. You wouldn’t know it was from a Loot Crate, except for the logo on the back.

Our exclusive poster was also very nice, though I’m not sure what to do with these posters, besides collect them all. They’re beautifully decorated and this one is a lot of fun, so I might hang it up and make some wall space.

Finally, the box itself! I think this is my favorite box design, just because I'm a sucker for haunted house aesthetics! It's a very nicely designed box that has quite a lot to look at! Even though it doesn't fold as nicely into a treasure chest or something like the others, I like this one! It'll make a really cute Halloween decoration if you need a backdrop for your Halloween village or something! 

All in all, I was really excited for this theme, but felt a bit bombarded with the RWBY items, especially considering that they advertised different franchises only to include one item from each. Granted, it was only two items (not counting the bookmark), but I thought it was going to be a bit more diverse, especially considering that I don’t watch the series. However, it was a decent crate, though not one of my favorites, even though I was very excited for this theme! You can find more information on Lootcrate.com! They have quite a few different types of boxes, not just anime, and the items are pretty good value for what you pay! Definitely check it out if you’re interested!

Categories: Anime/Cosplay, Editor's Post

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