Loot Crate, purveyors of the finest inflatable crowns, has announced a new monthly subscription box focused on gaming at their Pax South panel as reported by Gamespot.
According to Loot Crate CEO Matthew Arevalo, they will be working closely with developers and publishers in order to secure exclusive items for the monthly subscription service. The flagship monthly line will still contain gaming-themed items, but the Loot Gaming Crate will have items exclusive to that series.
Loot Crate's most recent gaming-centric endeavor was November's box that was themed around Fallout 4. They had had been working out the details of the box's contents with Bethesda before Fallout 4 was announced which suggests a five to six month lead time in planning the monthly boxes. (You can see an unboxing of November 2015's Fallout 4 themed box as done by the positively lovable boogie2988 here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9sI8R3kIsc
This isn't Loot Crate's first specialized crate series. The company launched an Anime-themed monthly crate series at the end of 2015.
Loot Crate was founded in 2012 by entrepreneurs who were inspired by the experiences they had at conventions such as PAX and Comic-Con. Loot Crate ships out a box of mystery items to over 400,000 subscribers every month, and - as evidenced by the above videos- there exists a niche market for "unboxing" videos that explore the crate's contents and critque them.
If you're interested in Loot Gaming Crate, you can sign up for e-mail updates over at their website for now. Loot Gaming Crate will cost $25 a month plus shipping & handling. It will follow a similar pricing model as Loot Anime where you can get a discount by paying for several months worth of crates in advance.
Do you subscribe to Loot Crate or some other monthly "bunch of tat in a box" services? Do you feel a gaming-centered crate would be a worthwhile expenditure? Will you be signing up for Loot Gaming Crate? Let us know in the comments below!