Loot Crate vs Nerd Block – December 2015!
Previously, on Geek Box Showdown: Super Geek Box had a clean sweep with its Star Wars themed box and C-3PO POP!
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: $61
Exclusive Items: Kylo Ren Shirt, Mousepad, Blaster Keychain, Star Trek Pin
Synopsis: This month’s theme was Star Wars (of course!), and Nerd Block definitely sent out a strong box. This is my favorite Star Wars themed shirt that I received in 2015, so right away I was excited while unboxing. I also loved the mousepad, and of course, the POP!
The Cost: $13.37 plus $6 shipping a month
Number of items: 6 (not counting the monthly pin)
Value of items: $88
Exclusive Items: Ugly Sweater Shirt, Han Solo POP, GalaxyQuest badge
Synopsis: This month’s theme was Galaxy. Another strong box from Loot Crate! Naturally, I’m absolutely ecstatic for the exclusive Han Solo POP – it really doesn’t get much better than that for me! I also got to co-model the shirt with my dog, since they included a matching shirt in the first-ever Loot Pets! I had a use for everything this month – so that was a big plus for me.
The Cost: $23.90 a month
Number of items: 9
Value of items: $68
Exclusive Items: The Dark Knightmare Before Christmas T-Shirt, Wrapping Paper, Greeting Card
Synopsis: This month was a double game month – so that was exciting! Outside of the games, I really loved the Homer book, but didn’t have much use for the other items (I’m sure I’ll easily be able to gift the Death Star ice mold though!). Geek Fuel went in a different direction from most December boxes and didn’t make the main, higher value,items Star Wars related.
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 + assorted candy
Value of items: $69
Exclusive Items: None
Synopsis: This month had a higher value than usual, and I hope that trend continues! For me, you can’t lose when you include 2 Funko items in the box, one be very timely with the Force Awakens Chewbacca POP! While I don’t have a use for keychains, I did love the design of the Rebel Keychain. My only confusion was with the mini-games – they just felt like filler items.
The Cost: $18.92
Number of items: 6
Value of items: $36
Exclusive Items: Galaxy shirt, Lightsaber, Lanyard, Print and Decal
Synopsis: This month’s theme was Galaxy. The stuffed Chewbacca was a big hit this month with my dog, who took it immediately post-review. I thought the shirt was a cool design, but I wasn’t a big fan of the other items in the box this month. Lanyards, stickers, and inflatable lightsabers just aren’t up my alley.
The Cost: $13.92 plus shipping ($6 shipping to the US)
Number of items: 6
Value of items: $38
Exclusive Items: Why You Little! Shirt, Sticker, Socks
Synopsis: This month’s theme wasGood Times, which left a lot to the imagination of what could be included. This was a great box! I loved the Dorbz (they’re definitely growing on me – thanks subscription boxes), the shirt is phenomenal, and I love the exclusive socks! While the three smaller items weren’t really my thing – the 3 high value items being so great absolutely made up for it!
Favorite Box: This is a tough one this month! I’m torn between Super Geek Box, Loot Crate, and Nerd Block! But, I think my overall favorite unboxing experience and box belongs to Loot Crate this month. The fact that Liz loved the matching shirts for Buckles and myself just puts it over the top.
Favorite Item: This was easy. My overall favorite item came from Loot Crate, too – how could it not be the exclusive Han Solo Force Awakens POP! Too awesome!
November wasn’t the strongest month, so I was really looking forward to a rebound with all of these Star Wars boxes, and the geek boxes definitely delivered – so now it’s time to have your say!
What was your favorite box, and favorite item this month? Have your say in the poll below and tell us about your favorite item in the comments!