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Loot Crate vs Nerd Block – June 2015!

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Geek Box Showdown June 2015

Liz already does a great Birchbox vs. Ipsy series – so I thought we could continue that trend with a monthly showdown between 4 of the big monthly geek boxes!

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 – June 2015 - 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: $60

Exclusive Items: Dr. Who Print, Dr. Who Titan Vinyl, Sherlock ‘Bored’ T-shirt

Synopsis: This month’s them was British Invasion. Including items from Mr. Bean, Dr. Who, Monty Python, and Sherlock. My favorite item from this box was Mr. Bean’s Teddy!

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - items

Loot Crate – Read the Full Review

The Cost: $13.37 plus $6 shipping a month

Number of items: 7 (not counting the monthly pin)

Value of items: $78

Exclusive Items: Prime T-shirt, Terminator Genisys Endo Skull Replica, Borderlands Zer0 Game Mat, Glow-in-the-dark Circuit Gadget Pouch, Future Replicant Corporate Logo Patch, Terminator Genisys Brain Chip Keychain

Synopsis: This month’s them was Cyber. Including items from Terminator Genysis, Borderlands, Transformers/TRON, and Battlestar Galactica. Almost all of these items were exclusive to Loot Crate (they may all be, the BG targets were not explicitly exclusive). I liked this box much more than anticipated, since I didn’t think Cyber would be a good theme for me. The easy favorite here was the Terminator skull – great timing with the movie and is an awesome desk addition.

Geek Fuel Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2015 - items

Geek Fuel – Read the Full Review

The Cost: $23.90 a month

Number of items: 7

Value of items: $39

Exclusive Items: 90’s Mutant Hero Ooze

Synopsis: This month’s them was the 90’s. Including items from Jurassic Park, Mortal Kombat, TMNT, Power Rangers, and a Steam game code. My favorite item(s) was the Jurassic Park books!

Power Up Box Subscription Box Review – June 2015 - items

Power Up 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

Value of items: $56

Exclusive Items: None

Synopsis: This box does not have a theme. It Included items from Guardians of the Galaxy, Monopoly, Dead World, and Jelly Belly. My favorite item was the Rocket Raccoon Dorbz!


Favorite Box:  The winner for me was Nerd Block! While it didn’t have the highest value, it had a majority of the items I was most excited for this month. The Mr. Bean items + the Sherlock shirt just knocked it out of the park for me this month.

Favorite Item: My overall favorite item also came from Nerd Block – it was Mr. Bean’s Teddy!

What was you favorite box, and favorite item this month?

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I have received both the Geek Fuel and Loot Crate boxes for the last couple months. Last month, Geek Fuel was my clear favorite as I loved the GF exclusive Avengers/Breakfast Club mug. They are also based here in Denver and I signed up at their booth at the Denver Comic-Con. The employees made the point that they try to send more practical, useful items. I have found this to be true. However, this month Loot Crate knocked it out of the park with the Terminator Genisys products, Borderlands mat and the Prime t-shirt. I’m torn. Loot Crate currently seems to be the better value. I’m hoping Geek Fuel can step it up a notch.

  2. I haven’t actually bought any geek boxes yet, because I’m too nervous to get things from properties I’m not a fan of, but I love seeing what comes in them, and I’m excited that you’ll be doing these posts! I love the Birchbox vs. Ipsy, so I’m definitely interested in more of these comparison type posts 🙂

  3. LOVE the graphic for this series! 🙂

  4. Great review!

  5. Awesome concept, Eric! Love it!

    Also, Nerd Block rules! 4-eva

  6. i actually enjoyed loot crate a ton better this month, nerd block just wasn’t up my ally. .

  7. I’m really enjoying your reviews, Eric!

    I quit all my geek boxes a while ago — glad I can still enjoy them vicariously through reviews.

    • Thanks so much!

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