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Loot Crate vs Nerd Block – January 2016!

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Previously, on Geek Box Showdown: Loot Crate had a clean sweep with its box and Han Solo 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.

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon January 2016 - all items

Nerd Block ClassicRead the Full Review

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: $57

Exclusive Items: Your Neverending Story Notebook, Deathly Hallows Shirt

Synopsis: This month’s theme was Fantasy, and it was a great month! I really liked all the items this month, but the Khal Drogo figure takes the cake! Not only is it a cool figure, but it kind of re-ignited my love for these newer, highly articulating, figures. Naturally, I bought some Greg Capullo Batman figures. Because, why don’t I have these already?

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon January 2016 - all items

Loot Crate – Read the Full Review

The Cost: $13.37 plus $6 shipping a month

Number of items: 6 (not counting the monthly pin)

Value of items: $75

Exclusive Items: All items were exclusive!

Synopsis: This month’s theme was Invasion. Liz and I love getting matching t-shirts in Loot Pets, so I think that will be bonus points ever month they do it. Besides that, I loved the Space Invaders figure and Facehugger plush!

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Geek Fuel – Read the Full Review

The Cost: $23.90 a month

Number of items: 6 (7 including the bonus shirt)

Value of items: $65

Exclusive Items: All exclusives (besides the game)

Synopsis: This month was a double shirt month – which I can’t be too excited about. I thought it was a decent month for Geek Fuel. I like the shirt, but it was actually a repeat shirt, which diminished my excitement. After that, I like the mug and Mario tin.

Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review January 2016 - all items

Powered Geek Box: Premium Box – Read the Full Review

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: $48

Exclusive Items: None

Synopsis: This month returned to normal, value-wise. I always love getting POPs, and Pocket POPs. Needless to say, The Daredevil Pocket POP was my easy favorite here.

1UP Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon January 2016 - all items

1UP Box – Read the Full Review

The Cost: $18.92

Number of items: 6

Value of items: $34

Exclusive Items: Pugs shirt, Lightsaber, Can cooler, Zelda patch, Valentine’s card

Synopsis: This month’s theme was Legend. It wasn’t my favorite month, and my favorite item, the Deadpool Dorbz, was an item I had previously received.

Super Geek Box Subscription Box Review January 2016 - all items

Super Geek Box – Read the Full Review

The Cost: $13.92 plus shipping ($6 shipping to the US)

Number of items: 6

Value of items: $43

Exclusive Items: Street Fighter shirt, keychain, and poster

Synopsis: This month’s theme was Versus. If you hadn’t already guessed, my favorite item is the Cap Dorbz! I also really enjoyed the little Batman figure! The keychain was a fun item as well – but the Funko item, as always, takes the cake!

Verdict:

Favorite Box: For January, my favorite was Nerd Block! I really liked the Harry Potter items, including the shirt, and the Khal Drogo figure was a really pleasant surprise!

Favorite Item: My overall favorite item came from Nerd Block, too. The Khal Drogo figure was a unique item to include, and revived some of my old interests!

January wasn’t the strongest month for the Geek Boxes, but Deadpool might have a thing to say about the February boxes – 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!

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Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

4 Comments

  1. I have the Khal figurine up for swap if anyone is interested!

  2. I made a little harness for my loot crate facesucker and she now hangs on the wall of my cube. Love her!

  3. Everyone’s trying to get rid of those GOT figures like Khal Drogo, my local Gamestop has them at 3.99 each.

  4. I received both LootCrate and NerdBlock this month. (first month for both) My favorite item from the boxes was definitely the X-files t-shirt. I also really enjoyed my little orange space invader.

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