Loot Crate vs Nerd Block – October 2015!
First of all – sorry I missed last month! A lot of boxes came very late, but hopefully that was a one month hiccup and we can keep this going!
Previously, on Geek Box Showdown: Loot Crate earned favorite box in August, while Nerd Block provided the favorite item with the Ghostbusters Ghost Trap! Who will prevail in October!?
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: $68
Exclusive Items: Jem variant cover, Moe coaster, Peltzer’s Pets shirt
Synopsis: This month’s theme was trick or treat – so it’s pretty open to interpretation. This month packed in some cool items for me, especially the Gremlins shirt and Moe coasters. While I also loved getting some vinyl figures, I like Titans much much less than Funko. The shirt is my favorite this month, with the cool glow-in-the-dark change to a Gremlin being the reason it beat out the coaster!
The Cost: $13.37 plus $6 shipping a month
Number of items: 4 (not counting the monthly pin)
Value of items: $70+ (it’s really just a guess based on some resale values I’ve been seeing)
Exclusive Items: All Exclusive!
Synopsis: This month’s theme was Time. And it was perfectly timed with Back To The Future day, and wow – did it knock it out of the park! Loot Crate seems to be moving towards less, but high value items – and those items are now moving toward be exclusive very often! I love it! I refuse to miss a month now due to FOMO! This month’s favorite is the Doc Brown Funko, just barely beating out the Mini Hoverboard!
The Cost: $23.90 a month
Number of items: 7
Value of items: $57
Exclusive Items: Video Games Live T-Shirt
Synopsis: This is month was a very fun unboxing experience for Geek Fuel, and it’s the first time they’ve included a Funko in the box! I really enjoyed the small Back to the Future items (including the contest where you called a phone number on the back of the ‘Save The Clock Tower’ flyer!), and the ‘Force Sleeps’ pillowcase did crack me up. I should mention that I’d love that POP if I didn’t already own it. My favorite item from this box was the pillowcase, hands down.
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 + assorted candy
Value of items: $56
Exclusive Items: None
Synopsis: Powered Geek Box included a couple of strong items this month, especially the Funko POP! While I really like the shirt, my favorite is easily the 6″ Viserion POP from Game of Thrones!
The Cost: $18.92
Number of items: 6 + pop rocks
Value of items: $54
Exclusive Items: Apokelypse shirt
Synopsis: This month’s theme was Nightmare – nicely timed with Halloween of course. I loved getting two pocket POPS, especially since one was from the Walking Dead! I really enjoyed the Boo mask as well – I wasn’t sure if it was exclusive, but I couldn’t find it online. My little Daryl POP is the easy favorite here!
The Cost: $13.92 plus shipping ($6 shipping to the US)
Number of items: 5 + pop rocks
Value of items: $48
Exclusive Items: Dead Pixels Air Freshener, Villainous Cloak, Zombie Shredder 5000, Fractured Funny Bone shirt
Synopsis: This is the first time I’ve reviewed Super Geek Box, and I thought it was a fun box! This month’s theme was Chaos. Again, a Funko in the box = win to me, and this time, it’s a Funko Plush! While the Funko is cool, the air freshener and chainsaw gave me the biggest laughs and fun. The chainsaw was timed perfectly for me after just finished the first episode of Ash vs. The Evil Dead, so I really got a kick out of knocking out some quotes from ‘El Jefe’ which this foam chainsaw attached to my hand! GROOVY!
Favorite Box: I enjoyed something from every box this month, but Loot Crate is the easy winner for me. It was probably my favorite geek box, ever. I loved all four items, and they were exclusive!
Favorite Item: My overall favorite item came from Loot Crate – it was the Emmett Brown Exclusive Variant POP! It hit everything on the nose for more. It’s a POP, check. Back to the Future, check. Never before seen variant, check!
This was another strong month for geek boxes! I’m probably bias towards loot Crate this month because I loved BTTF and Bill and Ted – and I know that’s not the case for everyone else, 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!