Monday, August 24, 2015
As August's Villains 2 box arrives, will fans support Loot Crate's new direction? Read on to find out!
Review by Matt CummingsLoot Crate appears to be at a crossroads. Having turned in an impressive run of subscription boxes in March, April, May, and June, July proved the company isn't willing to keep sending us the same thing every month. The once staple crop of a t-shirt surrounded by lower-end stuff was recently replaced with a cool figure, a hardbound book, and a rad batarang that's quickly become the most used bottle opener in the house. Some fans (like our own SandwichJohn) are opting out, with others complaining that Loot's LevelUp program is sending shirts that don't arrive with their Crate and ultimately don't fit. August's box of VILLAINS 2 is more of the same, leaving me to wonder how long customer loyalty will last. Remember Loot's promise: a $22 subscription should yield more in value than the cost. Let's see if that holds up. Captain America: Winter Soldier movie in 2014, with the pin recreated using digital files from the original screen prop. With an Amazon street value of over $20, this easily pays for the entire box - and you get all the stuff above as well. Hail Hydra! Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.