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Loot Crate, Inc. is an American subscription box marketing and distribution company that is based in Pasadena, California. Founded in May 2012 by Matthew Arevalo and Chris Davis, it markets its entertainment products to thirty-five countries worldwide. [1]

Star Trek releases

The company has released a number of Star Trek novelty items within a number of its monthly crates. Many of these items were later included in the Bonus Crate detailed below.

Star Trek Mission Crate releases

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In September 2017, the company announced that it was introducing a licensed bi-monthly Star Trek-themed subscription box product line, in partnership with Quantum Mechanix (QMx). Some QMx items are also retailed by QMx's online webshop and are sold by other retailers.

Six crates were planned and a metal desktop replica of a starship was slated to be sent as a gift premium to customers who have subscribed to the entire series. [2]

Production delays plagued the line and all crates arrived months behind schedule.

In a January 2019 message to subscribers, the company apologized for the delay of the fourth crate and announced that the line would be discontinued after "all outstanding" crates are shipped to customers during the first half of the year. The release status of the gift premium (metal USS Enterprise) was to be be updated at a later time. [3]

Following the layoff of its warehouse staff in July 2019, the company and its subsidiaries filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on 11 August 2019, while it attempted to sell the company to Loot Crate Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Money Chest LLC that is majority-owned by NECA. [4]

Following its successful acquisition in late 2019 as planned, emails were again sent, asserting that the remaining three crates of the series would be shipping to subscribers soon.

A fourth and fifth Mission Crate began to reach customers in December 2019, and the sixth arrived during the following month. The last three crates did not contain any QMx products.

Bonus Crate – December 2017

Due to unforeseen production issues, the first crate was delayed and a small "Bonus Crate" (containing previously-released Loot Crate Star Trek novelty items) was sent to subscribers as a gift.

Mission 001: Wolf 359 – March 2018

The cardboard crate has the Galileo shuttlecraft's outer hull markings and interior printed on it.

Mission 002: Way of the Warrior – August 2018

Mission 003: Dark Frontier – January 2019

Mission 004: Enterprise – December 2019

Mission 005 – December 2019

  • Standard Edition model from Eaglemoss Collections' Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection
  • Alert Condition Red t-shirt
  • Black baseball cap with red Klingon Empire logo
  • Stainless steel thermos with Borg cube graphic and Borg Collective logo
  • Code for the Age of Discovery Starting Experiences Pack (prototype Walker-class ship, Klingon and Cybernetic bridge officers, Federation Security Armor), Elite Services Starter Pack, exclusive emote (DLC) for the Star Trek Online PC game

Mission 006 – January 2020

  • Standard Edition model from Eaglemoss Collections' Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection
  • Three-inch PVC figure from Titan Merchandise's (blind box) Titans "Make It So Collection" (TNG)
  • LCARS graphic t-shirt
  • Deck of playing cards with Starfleet and UFP logo graphics on the card backs

Gift premium

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