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Unboxing Loot Crate | July 2017

I’m so excited! I have received my first Wizarding World Loot crate, and it’s time to open up the box and see what’s inside. I have taken out a Loot crate subscription before, last time it was for Loot Wearables, which contained things like jumpers, raglans, and pyjama bottoms. I loved receiving it, but decided that the investment wasn’t quite worth pursuing as I wasn’t interested in enough of the themes. Then Loot crate started the Wizarding World Crate. I umm’d and ahhh’d for quite a while, and let the first couple of months disappear. Then I saw this month’s them and knew it was time to put in an order. It came at a great time, I was suffering after a car crash and needed a boost, and what better than magical goodies delivered to your doorstep?

Lootcrate is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive collectibles, apparel and gear delivered to your door. I am currently subscribed to receive the Wizarding World crate, a bi-monthly subscription that brings the magic of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts right to your doorstep. Let’s check out this month’s box:

*I wrote this quite a while a go, and then didn’t quite finish it, so yes it’s super late. But my second crate just arrived so I decided I needed to post this one first!

Theme

The theme for July 2017 is Defence Against the Dark Arts. You’re probably seeing why I was so excited and finally gave in and ordered this box. I did my best to avoid looking at others unbox their lootcrates, and when it finally arrived, I excitedly opened it up and looked inside.

Items

Forbidden Forest Crate and Stag Patronus Stencil

Each Wizarding World Lootcrate is packaged in a simple, plain, protective cardboard box. Yes, it’s nice because you know that it contains your loot, but it often means nothing more than that. These crates often have a clever pattern, secret incorporated within them. This month, the box inside was decorated with the forbidden forest. When the box was dismantled, a forest scene was visible. When the stencil was correctly removed, you could shine a light through it. This created a dark shadow in the shape of a dementor and a light shape in the form of a stag. It was pretty cool, you could recreate a scene from the film easily in your own home.

Counter Curse T-Shirt

I pulled this T-Shirt out so excitedly, it was such a nice colour, and the pattern on the front looked really unique. The t-shirt has a small sticker on the front saying that it was a Lootcrate exclusive, which is pretty awesome! The front was an advert, like a poster or magazine advert, that was advertising counter curses against the dark arts. Pretty cool, very unique!

Piertotum Locomotor Book Ends

If you know me, or have been in my house, you may know that I have a little bit of a thing for bookends. Not only that, but this isn’t actually my first set of Harry Potter bookends, in fact, the other set was the pair that started my obsession off. Again, these were an exclusive item, and they are just brilliant. They feature the guards that Professor McGonagall mobilises in the last book/film, and are heavy weight, gold coloured book ends that hook under a book set and stop them falling.

Severus Snape Wand Pen

This is literally the coolest pen I have ever seen. It is an exclusive miniature replica of the wand that Alan Rickman’s Severus Snape used in the film. The main body of the wand forms the pen that is used to write with. The intricate handle unique to Snape’s wand forms the cap, or stand for the pen itself. That alone is pretty much the most awesome pen ever, but to add to this brilliant item, it was packaged perfectly in a miniature Ollivander’s wand box.

Horcrux Ring Pin

Each Wizarding World Loot crate comes with an exclusive magical collector’s pin. Pin collecting is quite big business, so the company have decided to make a pin to go in each box, which is exciting. There is such a limited number that it makes each one extra special. The intricate details are so wonderful and the ring pin looks exactly like the pin from the film.

Dumbledore’s Army Journal

This little red book is a little book of magic. Simple. It is a tiny little diary, full of pages and pages of space to write notes, lists, messages, and keep track of different things. But that’s not all it is. At the front there is a ‘handwritten’ list of all of the members in Dumbledore’s Army, and at the back is a list of different defensive spells and the wand movements needed to perform them properly.


This is one of the best spur of the moment, impulsive purchases I have ever made, and I am not sure if I will be able to stop the subscription now as I have started!

Look out for the next crate unboxing, September’s theme is Magical Must Haves!

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