Lootaku – December 2017: One Piece Part 2

Lootaku – December 2017: One Piece Part 2

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). According to my currency converter this is £33.63. UK Shipping is $17.66 (£13.20). Slightly pricey, but this is a premium box. Also it’s coming a long way.

1-month subscription total: £46.83

The first One Piece box was back in May, and this box is a continuation of that theme.

Though you can’t tell from the picture, this is a slightly bigger box than usual, as was last month’s box.

Mini Blocks One Piece Pirate Ship.

Mini Blocks is basically really tiny Lego! This is one of four possible One Piece Pirate Ship options, and this one is Trafalgar Law’s Submarine.

I haven’t yet put it together because it’s less than three days until Christmas and I simply don’t have time right now!

Sticking with Trafalgar Law, this is Trafalgar Lew’s Den Den Mushi.

Den Den Mushi are telepathic snails that the people in the One Piece world use in place of regular telephones. Sounds pretty crazy! It’s very cute, and this is a surprisingly heavy model.

This Banpresto One Piece Long Zoukei Figure Luffy Gum Gum Pistol is a remarkable figure.

It’s 35cm high, and showcases Luffy’s Gum Gum Pistol.

The detailing is excellent.

Finally, this is a Banpresto Glitter & Clamours Dressrosa Style Nico Robin.

This figure is part of the new Banpresto Glitter and Glamours line which showpieces One Piece heroines in their battle clothing. This is one of two possible variants.

Finally, the menu card.

I’ll start straight in, as I always do, at the contents value as I can discover. 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.

I never take the values as gospel, simply because this is a box from Hong Kong and often their items are Asia-exclusive or at least extremely difficult to find in the UK. Also I find you can never reply on RRP for anything. That being said, I’ve not yet valued the contents of one of their boxes at less, or even equal to, the price of their subscription.

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 £46.83.

Mini Blocks: I could only find these as a set of four at around $30, so I’ll call it £5.

Den Den Mushi: Again, these came in a pack of two for around $24, so I’ll say £9.

Luffy figure: the only UK stockists I could find this listed it at £35. 

Nico Robin Figure: This was on Amazon for £26.31.

Total: £75.31

As always, excellent value.

It’s great that Lootaku has made another One Piece box to complement the one earlier this year. I wonder if they’ll be doing a third box, as they did with Dragon Ball?

Anyway, there are some interesting things in here.

I really like the Luffy figure, it’s completely mad! The den Den Mushi is really cute, with a fantastic expression. It’s also a really weighty piece.

I have to say I really don’t like the Nico Robin figure. While I’m sure it’s going to be a very popular figure, it’s just a little to soft porn for my taste. OK, I know that is how she looks in the anime and manga, women are the incredibly exaggerated hourglass with big boobs shape, but it’s just not my thing. That being said, female figures are few and far between (even if they’re flashing their knickers) so it’s nice to have one for a change. Oh, and the quality of this figure isn’t quite up to Banpresto’s usual standard. The paint is good, but there are a few seams slightly visible.

The Mini Blocks will be fun when I finally get around to making them. We are a serious Lego family, so this will be an extra challenge as those piece really are tiny!

I’m still waiting for a box that isn’t all figures, (yes I know the Mini Blocks aren’t exactly a figure, but that’s what they turn into) but I really like that these figures are kind of off-piste!

Our score: 8.8/ 10

  • Quality of products8
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products7

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