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Loot Crate vs Nerd Block – December 2015!


Previously, on Geek Box Showdown: Super Geek Box had a clean sweep with its Star Wars themed box and C-3PO 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 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: $61

Exclusive Items: Kylo Ren Shirt, Mousepad, Blaster Keychain, Star Trek Pin

Synopsis: This month’s theme was Star Wars (of course!), and Nerd Block definitely sent out a strong box. This is my favorite Star Wars themed shirt that I received in 2015, so right away I was excited while unboxing. I also loved the mousepad, and of course, the POP!

Loot Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon December 2015 - 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: $88

Exclusive Items: Ugly Sweater Shirt, Han Solo POP, GalaxyQuest badge

Synopsis: This month’s theme was Galaxy. Another strong box from Loot Crate! Naturally, I’m absolutely ecstatic for the exclusive Han Solo POP – it really doesn’t get much better than that for me! I also got to co-model the shirt with my dog, since they included a matching shirt in the first-ever Loot Pets! I had a use for everything this month – so that was a big plus for me.

Geek Fuel Subscription Box Review + Coupon December 2015 - all items

Geek Fuel – Read the Full Review

The Cost: $23.90 a month

Number of items: 9

Value of items: $68

Exclusive Items: The Dark Knightmare Before Christmas T-Shirt, Wrapping Paper, Greeting Card

Synopsis: This month was a double game month – so that was exciting! Outside of the games, I really loved the Homer book, but didn’t have much use for the other items (I’m sure I’ll easily be able to gift the Death Star ice mold though!). Geek Fuel went in a different direction from most December boxes and didn’t make the main, higher value,items Star Wars related.

Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review December 2015 - 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: 7 + assorted candy

Value of items: $69

Exclusive Items: None

Synopsis: This month had a higher value than usual, and I hope that trend continues! For me, you can’t lose when you include 2 Funko items in the box, one be very timely with the Force Awakens Chewbacca POP! While I don’t have a use for keychains, I did love the design of the Rebel Keychain. My only confusion was with the mini-games – they just felt like filler items.


1UP Box – Read the Full Review

The Cost: $18.92

Number of items: 6

Value of items: $36

Exclusive Items: Galaxy shirt, Lightsaber, Lanyard, Print and Decal

Synopsis: This month’s theme was Galaxy. The stuffed Chewbacca was a big hit this month with my dog, who took it immediately post-review. I thought the shirt was a cool design, but I wasn’t a big fan of the other items in the box this month. Lanyards, stickers, and inflatable lightsabers just aren’t up my alley.


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: $38

Exclusive Items: Why You Little! Shirt, Sticker, Socks

Synopsis: This month’s theme wasGood Times, which left a lot to the imagination of what could be included. This was a great box! I loved the Dorbz (they’re definitely growing on me – thanks subscription boxes), the shirt is phenomenal, and I love the exclusive socks! While the three smaller items weren’t really my thing – the 3 high value items being so great absolutely made up for it!


Favorite Box: This is a tough one this month! I’m torn between Super Geek Box, Loot Crate, and Nerd Block! But, I think my overall favorite unboxing experience and box belongs to Loot Crate this month. The fact that Liz loved the matching shirts for Buckles and myself just puts it over the top.

Favorite Item: This was easy. My overall favorite item came from Loot Crate, too – how could it not be the exclusive Han Solo Force Awakens POP! Too awesome!

November wasn’t the strongest month, so I was really looking forward to a rebound with all of these Star Wars boxes, and the geek boxes definitely delivered – 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!

Posted in Geek Box Showdown, Geek Subscription Boxes, Loot Crate vs Nerd Block| Tags: 1up box | geek fuel | loot crate | nerd block | powered geek box | super geek box | 1 comment

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  1. Just an FYI, I had the Death Star ice mold before and it didn’t work for me – the detailed bits of the mold became attached to and broke off with my ice. Maybe you need to coat the mold with something non-stick before filling it with water?

    My friends also got the Loot Crate dog box – matching shirts are priceless. Their Facebook page was blowing up with Likes.

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