Have you heard of Loot Crate? Loot Crate delivers the best in geek and gaming gear. From collectibles, apparel, tech gadgets, art, and other epic gear, it’s like Comic-Con in a box! Like book boxes that you might know of, it’s a subscription service that gets delivered to your door each month. They follow a particular theme and they can contain anything from t-shirts, Pop! Vinyls and themed merchandise. It’s the kind of thing I wish I could afford right now!

I’m so excited because I’ve been asked by Loot Crate to put together my Dream Crate! It’s a project they’ve put together to see what people can come up with, and they might even make one of the crates. Let’s get started!

My theme of choice: Orphan Black

It would have been easy to come up with a box for something like Harry Potter, but that’s such a big one already (there’s even a crate specially for it!). Instead, I’m going to base mine on Orphan Black! It’s one of my all-time favourite TV shows, and it’s on Netflix if you want to watch it. (You should.) Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction thriller series. It follows Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of Elizabeth Childs, after witnessing Childs’ suicide. Beth Childs is identical to Sarah – and Sarah finds out she’s one of several clones.

Some of the things I’ve chosen for my Dream Crate might not make sense if you haven’t seen Orphan Black. But if you have seen it, I hope you like what I’ve chosen!

Pop! Vinyl

Pop! Vinyls seem to be a staple item in a Loot Crate. I love collecting them – I currently have 5 in my little collection (2 of them are Orphan Black!). There’s a fair amount of Orphan Black figures, so there’d have to be one in this crate!

My dream Loot Crate - Orphan Black Pop! Vinyls

Orphan Black Comic

This is something I only discovered a few months ago and I’d love to get my hands on a copy or two! The artwork in these comics is amazing! You can see more about the comics here. Here’s a little peek at some of the artwork…

My dream Loot Crate - Orphan Black comics

‘Elect Alison Hendrix’ Merchandise

In one episode, Alison Hendrix, one of the clones, decides to run for School Trustee. She’s running against someone she hates, and she sets up a full campaign with merchandise. It would be cool to have an Elect Alison Hendrix t-shirt and badge!

My dream Loot Crate - Orphan Black merchandise

Source: t-shirt & badge

Book: The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells

I don’t think books are a big thing in Loot Crates, but I just had to include this one. In one of the series of Orphan Black, The Island of Dr. Moreau becomes a hugely important book. I won’t tell you why (spoilers, and also it would be far too hard to explain). But I’d love a copy to put next to my Pop! Vinyls!

My dream Loot Crate - The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells

MK’s Sheep Mask

Okay, I’ll admit… this one’s a bit creepy. But it would, in a weird way, be a cool themed prop to own! MK, another of the clones who is discovered in series 4, wears a sheep mask as a disguise and it kind of became an iconic thing of that series. It’d be weird to include in the box, but I’m sure people would love it. I think.

My dream Loot Crate - Orphan Black sheep mask

What’s Your Dream Loot Crate?

I didn’t put anything crazily expensive or wacky in mine, but if you could have anything in the world in your dream crate, what would you pick? Or is there anything you’d add to my Orphan Black crate? Let me know!

If you’re interested in finding out more about Loot Crate, visit their website here.


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Note: This wasn’t in any way sponsored by Loot Crate.
They just asked me to join in with their Dream Crate project and it was a lot of fun!