Loot Crate vs Nerd Block – June 2015!
Liz already does a great Birchbox vs. Ipsy series – so I thought we could continue that trend with a monthly showdown between 4 of the big monthly geek boxes!
Just a note before starting – Since geek boxes are including more and more exclusive items, it’s becoming harder to get a real value, so I figured I’d give a fair estimate of those items. Also, if the review has a value range – I took the high-end of the range.
The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $8.75 to Canada, $9.50 to US, $12.50 Worldwide)
Number of items: 6
Value of items: $60
Exclusive Items: Dr. Who Print, Dr. Who Titan Vinyl, Sherlock ‘Bored’ T-shirt
Synopsis: This month’s them was British Invasion. Including items from Mr. Bean, Dr. Who, Monty Python, and Sherlock. My favorite item from this box was Mr. Bean’s Teddy!
The Cost: $13.37 plus $6 shipping a month
Number of items: 7 (not counting the monthly pin)
Value of items: $78
Exclusive Items: Prime T-shirt, Terminator Genisys Endo Skull Replica, Borderlands Zer0 Game Mat, Glow-in-the-dark Circuit Gadget Pouch, Future Replicant Corporate Logo Patch, Terminator Genisys Brain Chip Keychain
Synopsis: This month’s them was Cyber. Including items from Terminator Genysis, Borderlands, Transformers/TRON, and Battlestar Galactica. Almost all of these items were exclusive to Loot Crate (they may all be, the BG targets were not explicitly exclusive). I liked this box much more than anticipated, since I didn’t think Cyber would be a good theme for me. The easy favorite here was the Terminator skull – great timing with the movie and is an awesome desk addition.
The Cost: $23.90 a month
Number of items: 7
Value of items: $39
Exclusive Items: 90’s Mutant Hero Ooze
Synopsis: This month’s them was the 90’s. Including items from Jurassic Park, Mortal Kombat, TMNT, Power Rangers, and a Steam game code. My favorite item(s) was the Jurassic Park books!
The Cost: $19.95 + $6.95 shipping a month for the Deluxe Box, $29.95 + $9.95 shipping for the Premium Box
Number of items: 6
Value of items: $56
Exclusive Items: None
Synopsis: This box does not have a theme. It Included items from Guardians of the Galaxy, Monopoly, Dead World, and Jelly Belly. My favorite item was the Rocket Raccoon Dorbz!
Favorite Box: The winner for me was Nerd Block! While it didn’t have the highest value, it had a majority of the items I was most excited for this month. The Mr. Bean items + the Sherlock shirt just knocked it out of the park for me this month.
Favorite Item: My overall favorite item also came from Nerd Block – it was Mr. Bean’s Teddy!
What was you favorite box, and favorite item this month?