Everything that you need to know about Loot Crate

If you are a geeky person who loves fiddling around with geek and gaming related stuffs, Loot Crate is the right thing for you. Established in 2012, this subscription box service that has more than 200,000 subscribers spread across 10 different countries.

What does the crate contain?

The mystery crate that gets delivered to the subscriber’s address by every 20th of the month contain four to eight items that are related to video gaming or geeky matters. The items are based on the theme of the month which keeps on changing every month. Some of the popular themes of Loot Crate were Invasion’ in January 2016, Anti-Hero’ in August 2016, and the Versus’ in March 2016.

The items that are shipped in the mystery crate are mostly collectible items, apparels, techie gadgets, art pieces and other types of geeky gear. These items are obtained from different companies with whom LC has partnered. Some of the eminent companies who are partners with Loot Crate include Marvel, DC, and Nintendo.

Types of crates
When you subscribe to the services, you get an option to choose from a number of different types of crates. In order to choose the most suitable one for you, you need to know the different options available. The available types are

Loot Crate DXLoot AnimeLoot PetsLoot GamingLoot wear

There were limited time edition crates as well which were Halo Legendary crate and Firefly Cargo Crate. Each of the type of crate determines the type of items in them. For example, The Loot Anime crate will have anime related items and the Loot pets crate will have apparels with pictures of pets on them, pet treats and pet toys. Each of the different types of crate corresponds to the theme of the month and the items are decided accordingly.

If you are interested in any of the merchandise that was part of any of the past crates, you can buy them separately from the Loot Vault. The vault is basically a repository of all the popular themed crates and the different merchandise that were a part of these popular crates of the past.

Types of plans

If you want to be one of the millions of looters, you can subscribe for the services of LC easily from their website. There are many subscription plans, and the prices for them varies as per the below mentioned table.

1 month’s subscription – $15.99 per month3 months subscription – $13.25 per month6 months subscription – $12.95 per month12 months subscription – $11.95 per month

The annual subscription gives a free gift as well, which is a t-shirt of size of your choice. The subscription fees do not include shipping and handling charges. You have to pay for shipping and handling on top of subscription fee.

The total value of the merchandise that are packed inside the monthly mystery crates is more than $45, hence it is a really profitable deal for people who love surprise gift items. As the contents of the crates are not disclosed earlier, it gives a thrilled feeling to the subscribers, who wait anxiously every month to see what is in store for them in the Loot crate for the month.

Loot Crate, the subscription startup for fans and geeks, raises $18.5M

Loot Crate, the subscription startup for fans and geeks, raises $18.5M

Geeky commerce startup Loot Crate is announcing that it has raised $18.5 million in Series A funding.

The round was led by Upfront Ventures, with participation from Breakwater Investment Management, Time Inc., Downey Ventures (startup investment arm of Team Downey, the production company founded by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey), M13 and Sterling.VC.

via TechCrunch