Loot Crate vs Nerd Block – November 2015!
Previously, on Geek Box Showdown: Loot Crate had a clean sweep with its Time box (which was definitely my favorite geek box to-date)!
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: $73 (I valued the Firefly ornament at $10)
Exclusive Items: Back To The Nightmare Shirt, Firefly Ornament, Sherlock Figure
Synopsis: This month’s theme was Tis’ The Season, so once again, it’s pretty open for interpretation. This month had some really good items! While I’m not the biggest Titan Vinyl fan, I do like Sherlock, so that was a win for me. The vinyl, along with the moose shot glass from Christmas Vacation, were my favorite items this month. The Firefly ornament is the home run from this box, and while I don’t watch Firefly, I knew that this was going to be a massively popular item this month.
The Cost: $13.37 plus $6 shipping a month
Number of items: 6 (not counting the monthly pin)
Value of items: $71
Exclusive Items: Vault Boy bobblehead (variant), Cute But Deadly magnets, Street Fighter comic
Synopsis: This month’s theme was Combat. This month also saw Loot Crate return to including 6 items in the box, but at a lesser value for each individual items. I think my preference is to maintain the 4, super-exclusive/high-value items in each box. This month wasn’t a big win for me, although I do like the Vault Boy bobblehead and thought using actual Loot Crate employees in the comic was a cool idea (probably more for the employee than the reader, though).
The Cost: $23.90 a month
Number of items: 6 (or 7 if you count the badge that was part of the contest)
Value of items: $73
Exclusive Items: Assemble The Force T-Shirt
Synopsis: This month isn’t my favorite, overall, but did have some cool/fun items. The shirt and the game are my favorites items from this box. I also think that this is the highest value game that we’ve received, and may also be the most popular/well-known. I also liked the poster (I might like it more once I play the game) and the Ghostbusters cards, which I immediately gifted to an excited fan! I believe this is also one of their highest value boxes to date (according to my estimates).
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: $56
Exclusive Items: None
Synopsis: This was the best shirt of the month for me! Also, the inclusion of a Funko POP is always a big win for me, although I’m not a Doctor Who fan, it did give me something extra cool to include in the giveaway!
The Cost: $18.92
Number of items: 6
Value of items: $34
Exclusive Items: “Over 9000” shirt
Synopsis: This month’s theme was Power. I know I have, at least a couple, friends that will love this month’s shirt! I also love the Hulk Mopeez plush (again, Funko fanatic here). This month was definitely on the lower end of value (I had to do the math twice because I thought I had made a mistake), that begin said, it still comes in well over cost!
The Cost: $13.92 plus shipping ($6 shipping to the US)
Number of items: 6
Value of items: $43
Exclusive Items: Sith Shirt, Doctor Who bag, Nyan Dog lanyard, ‘That’s No Moon’ magnet, Christmas card
Synopsis: This month’s theme was Legacy. This was a really great box for me, and only my second shipment from them as well. I love the 3 ‘big’ items this month, the POP, shirt, and bag (included in the Doctor Who giveaway!). I’m hoping their boxes will continue to trend in this direction, they could become a favorite!
Favorite Box: This month’s boxes weren’t as strong for me, and one stood out as the box I had most fun unboxing – Super Geek Box. Their highest valued items were also their best – and that’s a good trend to continue!
Favorite Item: My overall favorite item came from Super Geek Box, too – it was the C-3PO Funko POP! It’s new to my collection, and is getting me so excited that it’s December, and a new Star Wars comes out this month!
This wasn’t the strongest month for geek boxes this year, but each box had some cool items – so now it’s time to have your say!
What was you favorite box, and favorite item this month? Have your say in the poll below and tell us about your favorite item in the comments!