I’m a big Marvel fan, so I was excited to see Marvel franchises being trailed on the Lootaku social media!
Quick bit of blurb:
Lootaku is a premium monthly subscription based service to fulfill everybody’s geeky addictions. Our box features full figure statues and Asia exclusives that you will not find in any other subscription box. We promise no filler or promotional items, and our values are always based on current cheapest prices on Amazon.
Prices and values on the Lootaku website are given US dollars.
A one month subscription is $44.99 (three and six month subscriptions are cheaper). At current exchange rates this is £33.77.
UK Shipping is $17.66 (£13.26). It’s a little on the pricey side, but this is a premium box and it’s coming a long way.
1-month subscription total: £47.03
The September and October boxes contained three large figures, a slight departure from the usual format (one or two large figures plus other items). I’m curious to see what they’ve done this month, as apparently they were going to go back to their usual format.
This month’s shipping box is slightly larger than usual. I should point out that this is the first time it’s ever arrived looking a bit bashed.
I can definitely get on board with these characters!
This is a sizable box!
This is a SEGA Iron Man Mark 45 1/10 figure.
It’s a PVC figure all in one piece, with some really nice detailing. It’s also pretty heavy!
Apparently Marvel licences are pretty rare in Asia, so it’s unusual to get SEGA figures, rather than the more familiar Banpresto.
Another SEGA figure!
This SEGA Spider-Man Homecoming 1/10 figure was released to coincide with the release of the new Spider-Man Homecoming movie.
This is a terrific dynamic pose, and again, beautifully detailed heavy PVC.
The stand is a separate piece, but it balances beautifully, and the stand has a wonderfully glossy finish.
Another Iron Man item!
This is a Iron Man LED Light Up Mini Figure.
This was one of a random selection of different Iron Man figures.
Mine was Mark 42.
It came with a stand, and those two little red things. I couldn’t actually work out what they were for.
The stand didn’t actually fit on the feet. Can you see how the holes don’t line up with the little bobbles?
It didn’t really matter as it stood up fine on its own.
One thing I wasn’t sure about was this little mark on the back of the head. It looks like the paint has been chipped off. One of the possible options, according to the menu, is a ‘Battle Damaged Mark 42’. I couldn’t figure out what battle damage might mean, so it’s possible this mark is supposed to represent battle damage. That being said, there wasn’t any other obvious damage, so who knows.
But, the best thing about this figure?
It lights up! The eyes and the Arc Reactor glow when you push a little button on the back of the head. Very cool.
This is the last item in the box, a King Arts Ant-Man Posed Character FFS003.
King Arts is based in Hong Kong and produces Marvel-licensed collectibles. This figure is limited release, and according to the menu is rather pricey.
(Ooops, this one is a bit blurred.)
This has a great pose, and the detailing is lovely, with the little transparent stand.
But it’s REALLY small!
See? Tiny! But it is a very nice figure.
The menu card.
I’ll start straight in, as I always do, at the value according to prices I can find online. If I can’t find prices in GBP I use an online currency converter so they’re correct at time of writing. I can’t always take into account shipping costs of individual items, but I do my best to be fair.
Often I can find things on Amazon, but some of the items in Lootaku boxes are nigh on impossible to source in the UK, so sometimes I have to guesstimate. I also don’t use eBay as reference, as I find prices are not reliable or realistic.
We saw at the top that the monthly subscription is £47.03.
SEGA Iron Man: I found this on Amazon for £31.90
SEGA Spider-Man: £17.00, again on Amazon
LED Iron Man: I couldn’t find this particular item online, though it may be something not easily found outside of Asia. I’m not quite sure about the damage, if it’s intentional or deliberate, the stand didn’t fit, plus it’s pretty small. I’ll say £8.00.
Ant-Man: This is listed as unavailable on every single site where it’s listed, which makes sense if it’s a limited release. The only price (but no stock) I could find was $16 (£12.01) on a Singaporean website. Postage costs weren’t listed though.
Great value as usual, plus what seems to be a pretty rare figure.
I’m in two minds about this box.
I love Marvel, so the franchises are fantastic. All the figures are very recent releases, and the Ant-Man is now only available on places like eBay.
The quality of the figures themselves is superb (except possibly the LED Iron Man).
But. All four items are figures. As I said, the previous two months have been figures only, and while they’re great, I’m really missing having other items! August, for example, was a blinding selection of goodies.
Lootaku is excellent at sourcing premium figures, and I can’t quibble with the value, but I find I get far more out of the boxes when they have some variety. Lootaku boxes have had some beautiful and unusual practical items (check out August and July for two epic collections) and I really love it when they show that kind of creativity. I know there are plenty of people out there who are all about the figures, and Lootaku do them brilliantly, but I’m really hoping that I’ll see the odd fabulously geeky and cool thing which isn’t a figure!
A different version of this review was first published on allsubscriptionboxes.co.uk.