Lootaku – March 2018: OF GODS AND MONSTERS (DBZ)

Lootaku – March 2018: OF GODS AND MONSTERS (DBZ)

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 £31.59. UK Shipping is $17.66 (£12.40). Slightly pricey, but this is a premium box. Also it’s coming a long way.

1-month subscription total: £43.99

This month’s box features items from the DragonBall Z universe.

This is, believe it or not, a Shenron Coin Bank. It shows the magical dragon’s head emerging from the clouds.

At the back is how you get to your coins.

You can see the coin slot in the mouth.

This is a Lootaku exclusive item, a set of two Dragon Ball Coasters, 1 and 4 star.

They are made from ceramic with cork backing, and are nice and heavy.

This is the first of two figures this month, Creator X Creator Oozaru Vegeta.

This detailed figure shows Vegeta in his transformation into Great Ape.

Finally, another Creator X Creator figure, Shenron.

This is a spectacular figure showing Shenron rising from the smoke surrounded by the dragon balls. It’s incredibly detailed and comes with several clear supports.

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 £43.99.

Money box – this isn’t sold on any regular UK sites. I found it on a site called Wishfor £16, but everywhere else was more.

Coasters – as these are an exclusive and I can’t find anything similar online, I’ll go by the Lootaku value of $20 (£14.04). I think this is a little steep, but the quality is pretty nice, and they’re exclusive.

Vegeta Great Ape figure – on Amazon for £26.89

Shenron figure – on Amazon for £24.39

Total: £81.32

The monetary value is superb, and just the two figures are more than the price of the box.

The money box is quite funny, though I’m quite surprised it’s so expensive. I don’t think the quality is that amazing, as one of the whiskers had fallen off in transit (easily reattached) and the paint job isn’t that great. However as a novelty item it’s a lot of fun, and you could certainly fit quite a lot of cash in there!

I like the coasters, the design is great and they are certainly very unusual, there’s nothing like them anywhere else.

The two figures are superb. The Shenron especially is beautiful, and was quite tricky to put together! The both look terrific, but I think for detail and looks the Shendan is the nicest.

Our score: 9.2/ 10

This month has a great cohesive theme, and the items are a terrific mix of fun and serious quality.

  • Quality of products9
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery9
  • Value for money10
  • Selection of products9

How would you rate Lootaku ?

Rating: 4.4/5. From 5 votes.
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