January 2017 LootCrate Looks Back to the Beginning


The January 2017 LootCrate went, rather reasonably, with “Origins” as its theme, including several imitation originals in the box.

Super Mario Pixelated T-shirtFirst off there is the┬áSuper Mario T-shirt, complete with a pixelated Mario on the front. It’s kind of cute, actually, and does a good job of referencing the early games. I will say that Mario does seem to pop up a lot in the LootCrate contents over time, so keep that in mind.

The Captain America Original Imitation ShieldThen there is the genuine imitation 1940’s Captain America Shield, complete with a certificate guaranteeing that this is “an accurate scaled replica of the filming prop seen in Captain America: The First Avenger.” Which makes it an imitation of an imitation. Make of that what you will.

As a recreation of the first shield of the first Avenger as seen in his first film, it’s a handsome piece, and metal. It also comes with its own stand for display. That said, it’s something you should treasure for what it is, not its likely future collectible value.

Superman Action ComicsJust to keep things fair, there is also an authentic DC imitation with its own certification. This time, it’s Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, the one that has him holding up the green car on the cover. I haven’t opened it so as to keep whatever collectible value there is intact for whoever I give it to, but the certificate of authenticity is visible on the back, guaranteeing that this is “an authentic reprint of Action Comics #1, Vol 1 featuring the first appearance of Superman.” It’s also a LootCrate exclusive.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Muglet Totem ThingThen I pulled out what has to be the ugliest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle on this planet–at least, I hope it is. There’s some confusion about its function. I thought it was a pencil holder, but the box says its a “Mini Tiki Mug” and promises you can collect all four. You’re welcome to them, if you do! Also, aren’t mugs supposed to be big? Can you have a mini big thing? What do you think?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PinFinally, there is the LootCrate Pin, also featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but this time showing their sewer cover with the logo over it. It’s cute.

And that’s all, she wrote!

January 2017 LootCrateOverall, the January 2017 LootCrate is ok. There’s some fun stuff, but nothing that really stands out, and the genuine duplicate originals are a bit…odd. I know they happen, but it’s still strange!

What do you think? Got a favorite item in this month’s crate? Something you’d have liked to see? Let me know in the comments!

FTC Disclosure: I received the January 2017 LootCrate in return for an honest review

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