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Best Geek Subscription Boxes for Every Fan, Nerd & Gamer!

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geek-boxesI’ve been reviewing geek boxes for well over a year and have been receiving them since early 2013. We’ve seen a lot of trends in geek boxes in the past 3-4 years, so I wanted to pull some boxes from the Geek Subscription Box List and put together a guide to get the best geek box for you! I did the best to answer the questions we get the most so that you have a super-helpful list – everything you need is here! If you want to go more in-depth, month-to-month, check out my monthly Geek Box Showdown as well!



  1. Loot Crate

    The geek box for the fan who has everything:

    Loot Crate

     

    Why Is This For Me?

    Loot Crate has moved toward all-exclusive items in their boxes – meaning there’s no way you’d be getting something you already own! Each month is themed to give you an idea of what to expect, and subscribers can choose to skip the month if it’s completely out of your wheelhouse.

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    5-7 Items in each box. Every box comes with an exclusive shirt for the theme. The types of items greatly vary from a comic to vinyl figures to a Breaking Bad themed apron.

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    Cost: $13.37 + $6 Shipping

    COUPON: Save 10% off any length subscription, or $3 off month-to-month with coupon code ADDICTION or SAVE3

    Check out all of my Loot Crate reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.


  2. Blindbox Comics
    The geek box for the comic collector:

    blindbox comics

    Why Is This For Me?

    There are numerous comic subscriptions out there now, so you definitely have some choices. But, I’ve received the most valuable variant comics from Blindbox so far. You can subscribe to BlindVariant and just get a variant for the super collectors out there. Or, you can also add the BlindVariant to the normal subscription and get a bunch of timely releases and a guaranteed variant.

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    With the regular subscription + BlindVariant, you’ll be getting at least 5 regular monthly releases and one exclusive variant cover. They have bonus items from time to time as well – just this month I pulled a hand drawn original artwork of a TMNT variant cover from Robert Atkins. The exclusive variants they send range in value from $10 up to $50 if you get lucky and pull a variant that is limited to only 100 made.

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    The Cost: BlindBox – $20.99/month, BlindVariant – $12.99/month, BlindBox+BlindVariant – $27.99/month + $5 s/h

    COUPON: Save $5 off your first box with coupon code MSA5!

    Read all of our Blindbox Comics reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.


  3. Geek Fuel
    The geek box for the Steam gamer:

    geek fuel items

    Why Is This For Me?

    On top of the 4-5 geeky items, you’ll always get a Steam game in a fun, exclusive packaging. The fun packaging ranges from candy and a fun little game to a mini-book about making video games! They’re not always in fun packaging, but you’ll get a game in every single box.

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    On top of your Steam game, you’ll get 4-5 geeky items. They guarantee a value of 50+ in each of their boxes and have included things like vinyl toys, exclusive art prints, and even both Jurassic Park books.

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    The Cost: $23.90 a month ($17.90 + $6 shipping)

    EXCLUSIVE DEAL: While supplies last, use this link to get $3 off any subscription PLUS get a Star Wars Bonus Item with a 3-Month subscription! (This $3 off + Free Bonus on the 3-month deal is only available for MSA readers).

    Check out all of our Geek Fuel reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.


  4. Firefly Cargo Crate
    The geek box for the person hoping for Firefly Season 2:

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    Why Is This For Me?

    This one practically writes itself. This is a brand new crate from Loot Crate. The first box just shipped out in March – so you’ll be an early adopter when you sign up. Every single item is a Firefly item. You’ll only be getting official Firefly gear and collectibles.

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    Only shiny items. 5-7 official Firefly items – check out the very first box! They guarantee a value of $65+ in each box, plus lots of exclusives – in fact, the first box was all exclusive items.

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    First, This one is bi-monthly!

    The Cost: $39.99

    COUPON: Save 10% off any length subscription, or $3 off month-to-month with coupon code ADDICTION or SAVE3

    Check out all of our Firefly Cargo Crate reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.


  5. George R.R. Martin Box
    The geek box for anyone wishing they could visit Westeros:

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    Why Is This For Me?

    Whether you’re pledging your allegiance to the Starks or the Lannisters, the previews we’ve seen for the GRRM Box are full of goodies that any GoT fan would enjoy! All boxes include a beautifully bound limited edition 20th anniversary illustrated version of A Game of Thrones and an exclusive t-shirt.

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    These boxes are packed full of exclusives, with some other fun additions (like the Living Language: Dothraki course) rounding out the selection. While the book and shirt are enticing enough, we’ve also got our eye on the Exclusive “Maester’s Journal” included in the Limited Edition box shown above. (You can preview all of the box contents here.)

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    This is a limited edition, one-time box shipping in time for the 2016 holiday season.

    The Cost: $75 for the Special Edition, $200 for the Limited Edition version (shown above)

    For a limited time, use coupon code MSA20 to save $20 off your purchase!


  6. 1UP Box and Super Geek Box
    The geek boxes for the kids:

    kids geek boxes

    Why Is This For The Kids?

    While neither categorizes themselves as a box for the younger geek, after reviewing them for many months, most of the items tend to be for the younger audience.

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    Both these boxes are incredibly similar. Both guarantee $40+ in value in their boxes and 5-8 items. Each both will have a theme each month, which they stick to pretty well. You can expect a shirt in each box, smaller things like pins, patches, and lanyards and, at least, one hero item – like a Funko POP or a plush.

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    1UP Box

    The Cost: $12.92 + $7 Shipping

    COUPON: Use coupon code AWESOME to save $3 off your first box!

    Check out all of our 1UP Box reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.

    Super Geek Box

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

    COUPON: It varies if they’re running a coupon or not – just check at the top of their home page before you buy!

    Read all of our Super Geek Box Reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.


  7. Smuggler’s Bounty
    The geek box for the person drawn to either side of The Force:

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    Why Is This For Me?

    This is 100% exclusive Star Wars. It’s also the only official Star Wars subscription box, so there’s that. This is a collaboration with Funko – so you’re also going to want to love all-things Funko.

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    Funko + Star Wars. Every box has a shirt – 2 out 3 months have been a Funko character model, as seen above, but March’s box was a different approach to the shirt. After that, expect to get exclusive Funko POPs, Dorbz, Pen Toppers, Mugs, etc.

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    This is also bi-monthly!

    The Cost: $25 a box plus $6.95 shipping

    No coupons that I know of 🙁

    Read all of our Smuggler’s Bounty Reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.


  8. The BAM! Box
    The geek box for the autograph hunter:

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    Why Is This For Me?

    While this box has typical geeky items in the box, 1 in 10 boxes includes an autographed item! Last month, all subscribers received a limited edition, exclusive, autographed Jae Lee print and some received even more autographed goods.

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    They guarantee a $60+ value in their boxes along with, at least, on exclusive/limited edition art print. Add geeky items like Batarangs – and if you’re lucky, a signed bonus item.

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    The Cost: $24.99 + $4.99 S/H

    COUPON: Use coupon code CJMARKET10 to save 10% off of your first box!

    Check out all of our The BAM! Box Reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.


  9. Supply Pod from Outer Places
    The geek box for the mad scientist:

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    Why Is This For Me?

    The motto of this subscription is “The subscription box where science meets science fiction.

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    You’ll be getting fun geeky items like themed socks, pins, and Funko POPs mixed in with fun and informative/scientific items like a Star Wars Psychology book, or Green Science Weather Station to help you survive when you get abandoned on Mars.

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    This one is bi-monthly!

    The Cost: $39.99 + $7.99 s/h

    COUPON: Use coupon code ADDICTION10 to save 10% off your first month

    Read all of our Supply Pod Reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.


  10. Loot Anime
    The geek box for the Anime fan:

    Loot Anime items

    Why Is This For Me?

    There are a couple of options for Anime subscription boxes out there, but this is the most high-profile choice. Why does that matter, well – like with Loot Crate – they do a ton of exclusive items which you’re guaranteed not to own!

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    They guarantee $60+ value in each crate. Expect to get vinyl figures, collectibles, manga, and apparel/accessories from Anime and Manga. Each month with have its own theme to give you an idea of what to expect in the box.

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    The Cost: $24.95 per month + $5 shipping. Discounts on longer subscriptions.

    COUPON: Save $3 off your first box with code SAVE3

    Check out all of our Loot Anime reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.


  11. Sci-Fi Block
    The geek box for the Sci-Fi fan:

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    Why Is This For Me?

    You’ll be getting licensed items from all things Sci-Fi. I’ve received items from shows like The Strain and Doctor Who, all the way to the super-popular names, like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    This one is also a guaranteed $60+ value. You’ll be getting a shirt each month, and that shirt will be from ShirtPunch. Including the shirt – you’ll get 4-6 items in each box.

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    This one is shipping from Canada, so expect it to take a bit more time with shipping.

    The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $8.75 to Canada, $9.50 to US, $12.50 Worldwide)

    COUPON: Save 15% off your first month with coupon code SAVE15

    Read all of our Sci-Fi Block Reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.


  12. Loot Pets
    The geek box for the dog lover:

    loot pets items

    Why Is This For Me?

    This is the only geeky pet subscription around! Right now, it’s just for dogs, but they’ve mentioned the idea of doing it for cats as well – we’ll just have to wait and see if that ever happens. As an additional fun-factor, the dog shirt you receive in this box will match the shirt from Loot Crate each month! Good to note – so far all of their treats have been made in the USA.

    What’s In The Box?!?!

    This one guarantees a $50+ value in the box.  Expect a bag of treats or two, a toy or two, and a guaranteed shirt each month. Starting in April, they will include both a dog shirt and human shirt in the box – stay tuned for future reviews of that!

    OK, What Else Should I Know?

    The Cost: $24.99 a month ($19.99 + $5 shipping)

    COUPON: Use coupon code SAVE3 to save $3 off your first box!

    Check out all of our Loot Pets reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box.

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.

6 Comments

  1. I subscribe to smugglers , geek fuel , nerd block classic and horror , loot crate and the level up loot crate . So far I will say the horror has been on point for items . The classic varies se months super awesome others kinda meh . Smugglers bounty even with the addition of mugs vs more pops is still pretty awesome . The geek fuel has been pretty good . I also signed up for the comicon boxes from nerd block which did not disappoint . Lots of fun treasures but pricey . I have been eyeing the Club geek box … it’s fully loaded but a hefty price …. did you check that one out at all ?

    • Thanks for the heads up! Looks interesting, we may have to review one!

  2. I agree. I thought this review was really helpful. Lootcrate was our first sub box several years ago for my teenage boys. They love it. My younger guy is envious of his brothers. This gave me a great over view, since I am also thinking about sub boxes as graduation gifts for some of my boys friends.

    • Awesome – I’m glad I could help!

  3. This is super helpful! Thank you so much for putting it together! Yesterday I was looking back and forth between the options under the Geek boxes and re-reading your reviews, trying to figure out which might be the best. I have Geek Fuel, but now I want to give Loot Crate a shot.

    • Glad you found it helpful! Stay tuned, I try to do a roundup at the end of each month!

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