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 today this is £34.40. UK Shipping is $17.66 (£13.50). Slightly pricey, but this is a premium box. Also it’s coming a long way.
1-month subscription total: £47.90
Here’s the shipping box. It’s a really cool design!
I have to say I’m not familiar with either of this month’s featured franchises, so I’ve no idea what to expect.
This is the first of two figures, a SEGA Girls Und Panzer Maho Nishizumi figure. This franchise is basically about high school girls who compete in the sport of tank warfare.
This character is a supporting character in the franchise, the sister of one of the lead characters.
She commands a German Tinger I. This is a pretty nice figure, the detailing is good and the colouring good quality.
This is the second figure, a Banpresto Code Geass EXQ Figure C.C.
Code Geass is another franchise I don’t know! The plot is rather complicated, so you can look it up if you aren’t familiar with it!
C.C. is the tritagonist of the series. Again, it’s a nice figure but there is a slight scratch on the base, which I assume was a small manufacturing error. It’s cosmetic rather than structural.
These two items go together: A Furyu Girls Und Panzer Das Finale Big Tank Plush German Panzerkampfwagen IV and a Furyu Girls Und Panzer Das Finale Plush Mascot.
The mascot fits into the top of the tank!
The final items is a Code Geass 20 x 25cm Wooden Frame Artwork. It shows the protagonist Lelouch and various knightmare frames.#
It’s actually printed on a wooden block, and comes with a stand and notches on the back for display.
Here’s the menu.
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 £47.90
GuP figure – £15.20 on Amazon
Code Geass figure – £17.37 on Amazon
Plush Tank – I found this on a Japanese site and it cost approx £16. However I couldn’t figure out if it could be sent to the UK, so I think it’s safe to say it’s impossible to source over here!
Plush mascot – I couldn’t find this exact one anywhere, so I’m going to say £8. However I’ll also add that this seems to be a pretty rare item, at least otside of Japan.
Wooden picture – Again, can’t find it! I’ll say £10 as it’s pretty substantial.
This is a pretty tough collection to appraise. I do think it’s a really clever assortment, and it’s nice to have something other than figures. The plush tank is really fun, along with the little mascot. I’m also very much in favour of stories that show strong female protagonists.
The value is pretty good, though the figures are possibly a little less high value than usual. I don’t know if that’s because there’s less demand for them in the UK. The franchises are apparently very successful and have won awards, so they’re not super-niche.
My one sticking point is that I don’t know these shows it all. For fans I think this would be spectacular. Two nice figures, a piece of art, and the fun plush.