Ah, Loot Crate. You bring me such joy each month, with your mystery boxes of nerdy goodness; it’s like a small monthly taste of Christmas when I get that familiar black box in the mail at work. For the uninitiated, Loot Crate is a subscription service that sends its customers a box of merchandise based on various gaming and media franchises. The hook is that you don’t know what you’ll be getting — only the theme on which your gifts are based on — so it’s always a surprise.

Before this starts to sound like some sleazy, out-of-the-blue sponsorship deal, allow me to explain why I’m talking about Loot Crate. July’s theme is “Heroes 2”, a “sequel” of sorts to last year’s Heroes box. Just like said previous box, it’s a tribute to some of the greatest heroes in fiction — and who is more heroic than our silent swordsman, Link?

July’s Mega Crate […] features a “Legend of Zelda” shield backpack, Triforce wallet, beanie & scarf set”

An email from the service reads, “This month, we have several brave and bold items from DC Entertainment (including an exclusive figure!), a licensed Legend of Zelda wearable, an enterprising Star Trek item with a whiff of whimsy and our very first hardcover Looter Edition book!” Naturally, this has me more excited than usual for the next crate.

That’s not all, though. July’s “Mega Crate”, which is awarded to one fortunate subscriber each month and valued at over $2000, features a “Legend of Zelda” shield backpack, Triforce wallet, beanie & scarf set”. That’s going to be one lucky Looter.

Here’s a shot of everything in the Mega Crate, plus a full list of everything included:


  • “Limited edition Rise of the Tomb Raider 500GB Xbox One console”
  • “HTC One M9 smartphone”
  • Legend of Zelda shield backpack, Triforce wallet, beanie & scarf set”
  • Star Wars R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles”
  • “Gamevice for iPad Mini”
  • Scott Pilgrim full set of color hardcover editions”
  • Star Trek captain’s chair pool float”
  • “And more!”

Zelda is of course no stranger to Loot Crate, as in last year’s “Adventure” box, we saw an awesome Zelda-themed shirt and bottle opener. You can check them out in an unboxing video below.

You can head over to Loot Crate’s official site for various subscription options, where you can get this one-off box to try it out, or go whole hog with a one-year subscription. As a faithful subscriber for well over a year now, I can heartily recommend it to fellow nerds and gamers.

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