Lootaku – January 2019 MUTATIONS: My Hero Academia/Spider-Man/Venom

Lootaku – January 2019 MUTATIONS: My Hero Academia/Spider-Man/Venom

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). This is around £35 and UK Shipping is $17.66, around £14. Slightly pricey, but this is a premium box. Also it’s coming a long way and it’s a big box!

So a 1 month subscription is going to cost you around £49.

This month features three character franchises: My Hero Academia, Spider-Man, and Venom. While Venom is the original Spider-Man bad guy, and is part of the Marvel Universe, in the movie version he is also a standalone character without any connection to Spider-Man.

Starting with My Hero Academia, this figure is My Hero Academia Amazing Heroes Vol 2 Shoto Todoroki.

This is a great dynamic figure showing Shoto Todoroki in a mid-fight post.

As with all Banpresto figures it has excellent detailing, and the stand makes the character able to be shown in a midair pose.

This month’s limited edition enamel pin is also My Hero Academia. This one shows Tomura Shigaraki and Nomu, and has some seriously impressive details.

On to the Marvel Universe, this figure is a Banpresto Goukai Spider-Man.

Banpresto is not known for its Marvel figures, but this one has the typical attention to details and great style.

Showing Spider-Man on an angled girder complete with web rope, it’s a terrific gravity-defying pose!

Venom is featured on this month’s limited edition t-shirt. Lootaku shirts are excellent quality, 100% heavy cotton. This design is very dramatic!

Here’s the menu card with details about each item.

The box price is around £49. 

The Spider-Man figure appears to be exclusive to Hong Kong and Japan. I didn’t find it on any domestic websites at all. There were a couple of international places selling it for $28 (around £22), though there were also delivery charges and tax, which would ramp up the price. This is basically a pretty difficult figure to get hold of!

The Shoto Todoroki figure I found on a couple of international sites are around £27 but as a pre-order. Apparently this isn’t going to be officially released overseas until March.

The pin is large and very good quality so I’ll say £6.

Geek t-shirts are usually around a tenner, but the quality is unusually good, plus it’s limited, so I’ll say £15.

That puts you well over the cost of the box. Even just the two figures alone are easily equal to the cost, so you can look on the pin and t-shirt as extra bonuses!

What a great combination of franchises! As I said it’s unusual to see Banpresto go outside the anime/manga worlds, but they’ve produced a really fantastic dynamic figure.

After a couple of months of having some more unusual but fantastic accessories, Lootaku has definitely gone back to their classic box of figures, though I really like the comic book and anime mash-up, it shows they’re still not being entirely conventional.

Our score: 9.2/ 10

A terrific mash-up with the usual high-quality figures. Let's see more Marvel in the future!

  • Quality of products9
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery9
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products9

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