SW Loot Crate

If you’re a Star Wars fan (and who isn’t?), it’s hard to stay away when you learn that subscription box services like Smuggler’s Bounty, Loot Crate, and Nerd Block are offering up loads of exclusive collectibles in their subscription boxes.  The downside to many of these is their reliance on exclusive Funko Pop! bobbleheads.  Funko Pops!–those over-sized cartoony versions of everything from The Walking Dead to Guardians of the Galaxy–seem to have flooded the market in the past year with variants that make the Kenner Star Wars action figure line seem like child’s play.  Just check out the wall of them at your local Books-a-Million.  If you collect Pops! then these boxes are just for you.  But one new limited edition, one-time only box didn’t take the Pop! route, and is crammed full of so many Star Wars goodies it might crush all the monthly boxes we’ve seen so far.

That box is Loot Crate’s Limited Edition Star Wars Crate.  It arrives in a gigantic 2-foot by 14-inch cardboard crate–that’s more like a suitcase.  It’s the kind of box that should encourage all box services to consider that benefits of sending one quarterly giant box instead of the monthly boxes.  Shipping charges, which benefit no one, make a single box like this–that sells for $100 instead of the standard box at $30–simply a better buy.

Many box companies spend some time on their box design, often giving members something to display their collectibles on.  The dimensions on Loot Crate’s Star Wars box are large enough to reveal a beautiful, frame-worthy image of the Millennium Falcon.  And the case includes sturdy compartments like you’d find in a steamer trunk.  But no one buys these for the cardboard box, right?

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Here’s the blurb from Loot Crate:

A limited edition curated collection of cool Star Wars™ collectibles and gear for Jedi, Padawans, Bounty Hunters, Rebels, Stormtroopers, Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herders and serious fans of Star Wars™.  Nine items, including an exclusive BB-8 raglan t-shirt, $150+ value for $100 USD Domestic/$130 USD (VAT included if applicable) International including S&H!  In addition, 20 randomly-selected Star Wars™ fans will receive a Funko Hikari C-3PO variant figure valued at $80!

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