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Lootcrate Unboxing | March 2018

On this Tuesday evening that kinda feels like a Monday, I bring you this month’s edition of Lootcrate Unboxing. And look, it’s on time(ish)! I know that I’ve moaned over the last 2 posts about about the late arrivals of the boxes, and that last time I decided to cancel my subscription, so this week I am going to do nothing but praise this pretty good crate. This month’s theme is Enchanting Essentials, and unlike the past 2 crates, I did have a spy at the contents on Instagram to see if there was anything I could put on my wall as part of my gallery collection (spoiler: there was). There were lots of Lootcrate exclusives in this box, and lots of things I really liked!

Loot crate is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive collectables, 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.

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Lootcrate Unboxing | January 2018

Hi-de-hi campers. This Sunday I bring you another edition of Lootcrate unboxing! Yep, you’re probably wondering why it says January in the title, and probably want to nudge me to tell me it’s March. It was late, again (but more on that later). This month’s theme was The Ties That Bind Us, and just like last month, I decided to stay away from looking on Instagram and Twitter for Spoiler’s. The postman handed me this as I walked out of the door on the way to work, I literally tore into it as soon as I was in the driver’s seat!! I have to say, the more crates I receive, the more and more impressed I become with the packaging/crate itself. This month, when the box was dismantled and refolded, it created the Weasley Family Clock, which given the theme could not have been more appropriate. Pretty awesome, eh?!

Once again though, I have going to have to have a little bit of a complain, which is a huge shame. Just like November’s crate, this one arrived substantially late. We all received an email back in mid-January stating that there would be a delay. I was pretty annoyed and upset, as the excuse was feeble and thin at best (again) and the apology was made with the aid of a Loot Vault credit. You’re probably thinking that’s great, and it is if you live in America, but the colossal amount they charge in postage makes the credit fairly useless for a UK customer. C’mon guys, think of the global fan-base here!! I was quite annoyed by the responses (or lack there of on Twitter), the ones I did get were short, defensive, and lacking any form of apology. The messages on the chat reply, in the gentleman’s defence, were understanding, but if I am brutally honest, I don’t care if he is also a fan who receives the box, I want a good reason why it’s delayed, and a valid reason as to why UK customers are at a disadvantage with the Loot Vault apology when we pay more to receive out crate in the first place.

Finally, we get to the crate itself. Once again, I know without a doubt it has been curated with care and thought, however, throughout the marketing, payment stages, it states clearly to expect 5-7 items, many of which are exclusives, and this month didn’t seem to meet those criteria. I do love the crate, but it’s a bit of a kick in the teeth to pay so much, have it delivered nearly two months late, receive poor customer service, to then actually receive less items that promised.

So, before I actually introduce this month’s items, I just wanted to tell you something. I have a 3 box subscription, of which this is the first of this cycle. I’ve paid up front for the next two boxes, but I have come to the sad decision to end my subscription. Prior to receiving these crates, I was signed up to receive Loot Wearables for over a year, so I’ve been a loyal customer for quite a while, but don’t feel like they offer a service that is value for money, or of good enough quality to maintain such an expenditure. Please, enjoy this and the next two unboxings, and if you have any other suggestions of subscriptions to sign up to, I’d appreciate it!

Loot crate is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive collectables, 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.

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Unboxing Lootcrate | November 2017

Look at what we have here, it’s another Lootcrate unboxing. This time, I did absolutely no spying on Twitter or Instagram, so I didn’t have a scooby doo what was going to arrive in my box. I think I like it that way, everything was a surprise. I am always excited when subscriptions are due, but the theme of this box was ‘Secrets of the Wizarding World’, so my tingly spidey senses were even more on edge that usual! This time, the box inside looked like the Marauder’s Map, so when it is folded inside out and rebuilt, the box has the really cool pattern and lettering that appears when the map is first revealed. Clever considering the theme really!

This is a little late, I can almost hear you saying! And you’re absolutely correct. It wasn’t my fault either. This box arrived as close to Christmas as it could have without missing it, on December 23rd. It was the November crate technically, but around the time it would usually be sent, the normal delivery information email never arrived. Instead, a few days later, there was a generic email stating that the November shipment had been delayed. Now, I wouldn’t usually mind, I completely understand that this is a product that is dependant on their suppliers, but it was the complete lack of information and the fact they said we would receive information on December 1oth relating to traffic, and nothing had arrived by December 17th. Pestering on Twitter was completely unsuccessful (although they did answer), so when I received the information and then the box a couple of days later, I was simultaneously relieved, and disappointed.

Loot crate is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive collectables, 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:

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Unboxing Loot crate | September 2017

It’s that time again, where I sit anxiously waiting for the shipping information to yield an actual parcel on my doorstep. This time round, I wasn’t in the house when my box was delivered, so I had to escape to the local post office the following morning and pick the box up, before waiting A WHOLE DAY knowing it was in my car, ready to be opened. I know, what self control! This time, the box was much thinner, but larger in size, and I knew from spying others Instagram posts, that it would transform into a ‘Back to School’ style trunk! And this edition contains all Loot crate exclusives, which makes it even more magical.

Loot crate 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:
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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!

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The Wizarding World…and a bit of Universal

hp icecreamFor those who have never met me, don’t know me, or have never read a blog post on here, I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I grew up with the books, and then the films, and I have been the studio tour (only once so far). The next logical step was to visit the Wizarding World, and I was possibly looking forward to it more than the rest of Orlando (sorry Mum and Dad!)

Apologies once again that it has taken so long to actually write this

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