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

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The Best Subscription Boxes for Geeks

I’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!

Updated for 2017! There are now more fandom-specific boxes than ever, so we’ve broken this list into two parts so you can find the best box more easily. The first half is general geek boxes, and the rest is fandom-specific boxes.

 

General Geek & Nerd Subscription Boxes


Loot Crate: The geek box for the fan who has everything

Loot Crate

Why We Recommend It: 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.

How Much Does It Cost $13.37 + $6 Shipping

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

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


Blindbox ComicsThe geek box for the comic collector

Why We Recommend It: 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.

How Much Does It 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!

Learn More: Blindbox Comics reviews 


Geek FuelThe geek box for the Steam gamer

GeekFuel Subscription Box

Why We Recommend It: 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.

How Much Does It 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).

Learn More: Check out all of our Geek Fuel reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the box!


1UP Box and Super Geek Box: For kids who want in on the geek box fun

Why We Recommend Them: 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.

1UP Box

1Up Box

How Much Does It Cost: $12.92 + $7 Shipping

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

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

Super Geek Box

Super Geek Box

How Much Does It 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!

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


The BAM! BoxThe geek box for the autograph hunter

The Bam! Box Autograph Subscription

Why We Recommend It: While The BAM! Box has typical geeky items in the box, 1 in 10 boxes includes an autographed item!

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.

How Much Does It Cost: $24.99 + $4.99 S/H

COUPON: Use coupon code CRATEJOY5 to save $5 off of your first box!

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


Loot Anime: The geek box for the Anime fan

Loot Anime

Why We Recommend It: There are a couple of options for Anime subscription boxes out there, but Loot Anime 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.

How Much Does It Cost: $24.95 per month + $5 shipping. Discounts on longer subscriptions.

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

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


Loot PetsThe geek box for the dog lover

Loot Pets Subscription Box for Dogs

Why We Recommend It: Loot Pets 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!

How Much Does It Cost: $24.99 a month ($19.99 + $5 shipping)

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

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

 

Fandom-Specific Subscription Boxes


Smuggler’s Bounty: For the person drawn to either side of The Force

Star Wars Subscription Box

Why We Recommend It: Smuggler’s Bounty 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.

How Much Does It Cost: $25 a box plus $6.95 shipping / every other month

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


Firefly Cargo Crate: For the fan anxiously awaiting Firefly Season 2

Firefly Subscription Box

Why We Recommend It: With Firefly Cargo Crate, the joy of this show keeps going even though the series does now. Every single item is an official Firefly item, with apparel, gear, and collectibles included.

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.

How Much Does It Cost: $39.99 / every other month

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

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


Star Trek Mission Crate: Where no subscription box has gone before

Star Trek Subscription Box

Why We Recommend It: Star Trek Mission Crate is a brand-new box that won’t start shipping until November 2017, focusing entirely on the Star Trek universe. Since it’s from Loot Crate, we expect primarily exclusive items and fun themes that should win over both new and long-time Trekkies.

What’s in the Box: Each crate with include 4-6 items with $65+ value. “Every 2 months you’ll get an EXCLUSIVE collection of high-quality collectibles (like Mini-Masters by QMx, prop replicas and Division-specific apparel) beamed to your door. Each Mission Crate contains great new surprises that can’t be replicator-ed!”

How Much Does It Cost: $39.99 + $5 shipping / every other month. Buy it from Loot Crate.

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


Game of Thrones Box: This box is dark and full of exclusives

Game of Thrones Box

Why We Recommend It: While Penguin Books released a limited-edition GRRM box for the 2016 holiday season, Game of Thrones Box is the first officially licensed recurring subscription for GoT fans. The best part? It’s full of 100% exclusive items that you can’t get anywhere else. This box won’t start shipping until December 2017 but don’t worry: winter is coming and we have spoilers!

What’s in the Box: Nine items, including 100% exclusive apparel, accessories, collectibles and more valued at over $100.

How Much Does It Cost: $49.99/quarter + $7 US Shipping. (Order from CultureFly, the team behind a number of excellent fandom-based boxes!)


J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate: No matter what your Hogwarts House

Harry Potter Subscription Box

Why We Recommend It: J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate is focused on the world created by J.K. Rowling and features items from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The items are exclusive to the box, and you even get to pick your Hogwarts House!

What’s in the Box: 5-7 exclusive and officially licensed Harry Potter items, shipped every other month.

How Much Does It Cost: $34.99/every other month + shipping. Buy it from Loot Crate.

COUPON: Use coupon code ADDICTION to save 10% off any length subscription

Learn More: Check out our reviews of the World’s Finest: The Collection to see what you can expect from this subscription!


World’s Finest: The Collection: For the geek who loves DC Comics

DC Comics Subscription Box

Why We Recommend It: World’s Finest: The Collection is a mystery subscription for DC Fans– and it contains 100% exclusive items that you can’t find anywhere else. The first box had a Batman theme; the next box will ship in December 2017 with a Wonder Woman theme. (This box is from Culture Fly – the same team behind the Pusheen Box and lots of other great licensed boxes.)

What’s in the Box: Each box comes with 8-10 100% exclusive items including apparel, accessories, homewares, and a unique vinyl figure with a combined retail value over $120.

How Much Does It Cost: $48.99/quarter + $7 US Shipping, for sale at CultureFly

Learn More: Check out our reviews of the World’s Finest: The Collection to see what you can expect from this subscription!


Which geek subscription box is your favorite?

Tell us in the comments!

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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