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Loot Crate – Lord of the Rings- The Journey Begins

Loot Crates are a Mystery box/crate that you can purchase, these can be sent to you and are themed and full of pop culture memorabilia. This Crate is the first in the Trilogy of LOTR themed special Crates and focuses round the first film, “The one Ring has awoken and a new journey must begin, The fates of many are tied to the most unlikely of creatures, a Hobbit of the shire. But one cannot simply walk into Mordor…Thus forms the Fellowship of the ring”

Heads up, LOTR is my favourite thing… and also is one of Tiggers favourites, so with the opportunity to purchase this trilogy of crates was a must, even though I’ve not had much luck with Loot Crates this last year. However, after much delays (more to come), this arrived and we finally managed to see what’s in the box.

Exclusive Frodo Secrets Tee

“Hobbits know not of the darkness rising outside of the shire. For which Gandalf was truely grateful, think back to happier days with this shirt” A black Tee with a nice design, picture not as clear as it was a bit creased lol, but the design is nice, not perhaps the most exciting but fine, as it’s in my size, ill be keeping this one.

Exclusive One Ring Key chain

“Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe! The One Ring is your burden to carry alone.” The Ring Keychain is great!, the ring is much bigger and can’t really fit on your finger, which actually is good because someone might try and then get it stuck lol, also as I explained to Tigger, Sauron and the ring is much bigger than an average person, the keychain is also in gold, stands out a little on keys etc..if your fashion-minded lol.

Exclusive Prancing Pony Stein

“A Keepsake from the Hobbits first destination, where they learned that some drinks come in pints!” An excellent mug, I like the old fashion design with a metal plaque of the prancing pony on the actual mug, it’s a good size in which I assume is a pint. I and Tigger will share this though he’s a bit young for it yet, lol.

Exclusive Middle Earth Patch Set

“Frodo took it upon himself to bring the Ring to Mordor, but he did not know the way. Let these patches serve as a reminder of his journey” We aren’t the biggest fans of patches, however, I like the designs covering The Shire, Moria, and Mordor, the finish is very good and for those that like patches, I’m sure these are good. My only criticism of this is the choices if they have chosen 3, and landmarks on the way, especially from the first films, then the shire is fine, Moria is a good choice, but Mordor is one that could be replaced, I would have liked the Elvish home of Rivendell instead leaving Mordor for a future one.

Exclusive Balrog Travel Mat

“Samwise the Brave was by Frodo’s side throughout it all, but there was nothing in his pack that could have prepared the Fellowship for an Ancient evil born of Shadow and Flame…” The Mat which is much more like a warm blanket, is fantastic, it’s actually nice to feel and the design of the balrog with Gandalf looks good, its really big, much bigger than I would think, with straps attached for rolling up and rolling out easily.

Exclusive Gandalf Socks

“The paths we Travel change even the wisest among us for all time. Gandalf will accompany you on this journey no matter what form he takes.” We didn’t actually get these, which is a big disappointment, even with the delays to this crate, which there has been many, we had a cheeky note saying they will be sending a replacement in the new crates

This was an extra item for the delay

Overall

Overall its an ok start, many things in here were good, like the blanket(mat), the mug, the Tee shirt is fine, and even though I like the Ring, I understand that some will feel its a little cheap and a tiny bit tacky, I’m not a huge fan of patches I would have prefered badges buts that personal choice so not a knock on them. As ever it seems, its the constant delay that’s let me down, and then not to get all things advertised in there is just very silly, for such a big supposed company I’m surprised by this, but their delays and customer service haven’t been very good, there was another cheeky note but this time saying they had given us something extra instead, this was a little figurine. Hopefully, they will pull it back in the net two boxes if and when they are sent, but I’m already concerned as I’m yet to have the second upon this writing. As ever please bare this in mind.

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13 Comments

  • Reply Sim @ Sim's Life

    I would be fuming! You should get what you pay for! The box does look funky – I know nothing of LOTR – long story, tried watched a few years ago, never tried again. It’s a shame though that customer service and deliveries can seriously let a subscription box like this down, when it could be great!

    January 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Paulina

    All of those items look really nice. I think Exclusive Frodo Secrets Tee is my favourite.

    January 18, 2020 at 8:03 am
  • Reply Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    This is a fantastic gift idea for any Lord of the Rings fan. It’s such a shame about the delays in delivery which can be frustrating to navigate.

    January 18, 2020 at 9:12 am
  • Reply Emma Raphael

    Annoying about the delays in delivery, but they make a great birthday present idea for fans!

    January 18, 2020 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Rhian westbury

    I think these boxes are always a nice idea but when you really think about what you’d use inside them I never think the value is that good. In my opinion, the best thing you got was the extra freebie! Fingers crossed for the next one x

    January 18, 2020 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    It’s a shame that the boxes were delayed and that you were missing an item. Hope the next one is better as these look like a fab collectors item for LOTR fans.

    January 18, 2020 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Jess Howliston

    Its such a shame the box was delayed and the customer service was lacking as the box itself and the items inside actually look really good! However it can really put a dampener on how you feel about a product if items are missing or if the service you receive is below par.

    January 18, 2020 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Melanie williams

    Oh no nothing more frustrating than a delay when you are looking forward to an item. At least it has arrived, but sorry to hear not all of it. Looks fab though x

    January 18, 2020 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Cherry

    I’m not really a fan of lord of the rings but a friend of mine is. I’m sure he’d love the items in the box 😀

    January 19, 2020 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Becky

    I love the Middle Earth patch set. What a shame your items didn’t all turn up.

    January 19, 2020 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    It’s a shame there was a delay and then you didn’t get everything you thought you would. The quality of the items look good though. How much is the box?

    January 20, 2020 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Playdays and Runways

    We are huge Lord of the Rings fans so this would be a perfect treat for either me or the hubby. Love the prancing pony mug.

    January 20, 2020 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Crystal (The Busy Mom Diary)

    Wow, you got some nice swag in this crate. Too bad there was some delay, that can be disappointing.

    January 21, 2020 at 1:47 am
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