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Loot Corner: January Loot Crate, Loot Anime Review

February 13, 2017 | Posted by Adam Larck

Welcome back to Loot Corner. This month, we look at some Origins in the Loot Crate, and go to some new Dimensions as the focus of Loot Anime.

Like always, you can sign up for Loot Crate or Loot Anime by clicking here. While Loot Crate is normally $13.95 a month and Loot Anime is $24.95 a month, if you use that link you’ll save $5 your first subscription.

With that out of the way, let’s take a look at the newest crates.


January Loot Crate – Origin

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This month, Loot Crate is looking back on some of the trend setters in different universes.

From Marvel, we have a replica of the original Captain America shield. The shield is the version before his traditional round shield, and comes complete with a stand to sit it in to display. It’s made of metal, and is one of the better replica’s I’ve seen in a Crate.

The T-shirt of the month actually harkens back to the pre-Mario days of Nintendo, when all they had was Jumpman. The shirt features the full Jumpman character on the front, signifying he’s been the original plumber since 1981. Like most Crate shirts, the material is nice, soft and great to wear.

Next up is the random object this month: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tiki Muglet. The small ceramic muglets are great for a small drink of whatever you’re up for at the time. Personally, I ended up with Shredder, but all of the turtles were also up for grabs.

Another exclusive this month for the Crate is a reprint of the original Action Comics #1, featuring the first look at Superman. The team behind the reprint even went all out, printing on original newsprint with the original ads. If you don’t mind pulling it out of the sleeve, it’s definitely interesting to give it a read.

Overall, the Origin crate turned out to be a great collection of trinkets and characters almost everyone should know.


January Loot Anime – Dimensions

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For Dimensions, we have a strong focus on anime and manga that have focused on being trapped in alternate game worlds.

The manga this month is actually a light novel of Log Horizon. The novel centers around a group that has been trapped in the MMORPG Elder Tales and is looking for an escape.

Sword Art Online sees a pair of items this month, with an Asuna figure from Sword Art Online II and either Chibi Kirito or Chibi Asuna socks (I got the Kirito ones here. If you’re a big fan of the series you’ll love this double shot of SAO. Otherwise, you’ll have disappointment with not much else to go on.

The T-shirt of the month comes from No Game No Life. While the manga may be on hiatus, hopefully this shirt of Jibril can tide fans over as something else to enjoy.

Finally, we get a picture frame from Re:Zero. The frame features not the main character Subaru, but the sisters Rem and Ram on a spinning frame.

Overall, if you like this genre of anime there were a decent amount to enjoy here. I wish they had thrown in something from Goodnight World as well instead of two things from SAO, but it still ended up being an enjoyable crate overall.

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