Loot Crate vs Nerd Block – August 2015!
Previously, on Geek Box Showdown: Loot Crate walked away with a clean sweep for best item and best box of July! Can they hold on to the top spot in August? Find out below!
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: $50
Exclusive Items: Ghostbusters T-Shirt, Ghostbusters Lunch Box, Slimer Plush, Game of Thrones Coasters
Synopsis: This month’s them was Summer Mixtape, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. They knocked it out of the park for me with all the Ghostbuster items. On top of that, I use the stress ball all the time – so I really enjoyed 4-6 items this month. I LOVED the lunch box this month!
The Cost: $13.37 plus $6 shipping a month
Number of items: 4 (not counting the monthly pin)
Value of items: $81
Exclusive Items: The Joker Wooden Figure
Synopsis: This month followed up Heroes 2 with the Villains 2 theme. This was a polarizing box for readers based on all the feedback – but I absolutely loved this one. I didn’t mind getting less items, because I liked them all – but I could see how it might be more of a hit if you really dislike 2 items and that’s half the box. My favorite item from this box was the Venom mug – I used it this morning!
The Cost: $23.90 a month
Number of items: 6
Value of items: $60
Exclusive Items: Deadpool T-Shirt
Synopsis: This is one of the best months of Geek Fuel for me. I love 4-6 items from this month, and the Fallout 4 magnet will be something that should be easy to swap to any major Fallout fan! Easily, my favorite item was the shirt, and I’m wearing it right now.
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: 7
Value of items: $44
Exclusive Items: None
Synopsis: This box does not have a theme, but if I had to group the items, the theme would be animation – so I just assumed that was what they were going for as I reviewed the box. I really liked 4-7 items this month, but if I was a bigger Transformers fan, i’d love the shirt too. Another easy pick for favorite item this month – Bender POP!
Favorite Box: This is a tough call this month – Geek boxes were in great form this August! I think I’m going with Loot Crate again this month (probably an unpopular decision!) because I really liked all 4 items, they had high value, and I use the Venom mug all the time – so it’s very valuable for me in those terms.
Favorite Item: My overall favorite item came from Nerd Block – it was the Ghost Trap leading to the presentation of Slimer inside!
This was the hardest month for me to decide. I really enjoyed all 4 of these boxes, so it really just came down to value for me – and I know that’s different for everyone, so now it’s time to have your say!
What was you favorite box, and favorite item this month? Have your say in the poll below and tell us about your favorite item in the comments!