Loot Crate vs Nerd Block + 4 More Geek Boxes – April 2017


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Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - Geek Box Showdown

It’s time to take a quick look at April’s 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.

Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Nerd Block

The Subscription Box

Nerd Block ClassicRead the Full Review

The Cost

$19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $8.75 to Canada, $9.95 to US, $12.50 Worldwide)

COUPON – Use coupon code NERDADDICTION to save 17% off your first month!

Number of items

6

Value of items

$71

Exclusive Items

Sex Panther Bottle, Godfather Pin, James Bond Shirt

About the April 2017 Nerd Block

This month’s theme was Dressed To Kill. It included items from James Bond, The Godfather, Anchorman, Marvel, and two Joker items! This might have been the most far-out Nerd Block in terms of franchises – but they really pulled it together around the theme!

My Favorite Item in the April 2017 Nerd Block

Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Nerd Block - Sex Panther Cologne Bottle

The Sex Panther bottle just really cracked me up – and I think it can be used as a flask as well!


Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Loot Crate

The Subscription Box

Loot Crate – Read the Full Review

The Cost

$15.99 plus $6 shipping a month

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

Number of items

5

Value of items

$60

Exclusive Items

All exclusive

About the April 2017 Loot Crate

This month’s theme was ‘INVESTIGATE’. It included items from Jessica Jones, Stranger Things, The X-Files, and Batman – it was a great franchise line-up!

My Favorite Item in the April 2017 Loot Crate

Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Loot Crate - Jessica Jones QFig

Was there ever any question about my favorite item? This Jessica Jones QFig is awesome in every way.


Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Geek Fuel

The Subscription Box

Geek Fuel – Read the Full Review

The Cost

$23.90 a month

COUPON: $3 off your first month + Bonus Items with longer length subscriptions, no coupon required, just use this link

Number of items

5

Value of items

$61

Exclusive Items

All items are exclusive except the Deadpool figure

About the April 2017 Geek Fuel

Geek Fuel doesn’t have themes, but they typically spoil 2-3 franchises. This month included South Park, Zelda, TMNT, Deadpool, and a Steam game. Geek Fuel might be the best at sending really fun and unique exclusive items – this month didn’t disappoint!

My Favorite Item in the April 2017 Geek Fuel

Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Geek Fuel - Zelda Floor Mat

This Zelda floor mat replicate the warp room stairs:

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Again – they’re the best at fun and unique items! The best part? It’s perfectly Buckles size, so our dog loves it.


Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Marvel Collector Corps

The Subscription Box

Marvel Collector CorpsRead the Full Review

The Cost

$25 a box plus $6.95 shipping (boxes ship every other month)

Number of items

6

Value of items

$80

Exclusive Items

All exclusives

About the April 2017 Marvel Collector Corps

The April Collector Corps theme was ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’. This month’s delivery had two huge vinyl figures – the Rocket + Groot POP AND a Star-Lord in the Milano Dorbz ride! Along with those big ticket items, you also get Secret Empire #0, the patch + pin set, and a POP shirt.

My Favorite Item in the April 2017 Marvel Collector Corps

Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Marvel Collector Corps - Star-Lord and Milano Dorbz Ride

I’ve never been a Dorbz fan, but this one is just INCREDIBLE – it was tough to choose between this and the Rocket POP, but this one was just real fun.


Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Sci-Fan Block

The Subscription Box

Sci-Fan BlockRead the Full Review

The Cost

$19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $8.75 to Canada, $9.95 to US, $12.50 Worldwide)

COUPON: Use coupon code NERDADDICTION to save 17% off your first month!

Number of items

6

Value of items

$59

Exclusive Items

Labyrinth Book, Pin, Dune Print, and Shirt

About the April 2017 Sci-Fan Block

This month’s Sci-Fan, which represents Sc-Fi + Fantasy items, was all over the map – but featured classic franchises. It featured items from Labyrinth, The Twilight Zone, King Kong, Dune, Star Trek, and Metropolis.

My Favorite Item in the April 2017 Sci-Fan Block

Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Sci-Fan Block - The Twilight Zone Figure

I’ve watched too many Twilight Zone episodes to count with my mom growing up – so this was an easy pick this month! I might have to collect more!


Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Loot Crate DX

The Subscription Box

Loot Crate DXRead the Full Review

The Cost

$44.99 + $5 S/H

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

Number of items

5

Value of items: $95

Exclusive Items

All exclusive items

About the April 2017 Loot Crate DX

This month’s theme was ‘INVESTIGATE’. This month featured a few items from Marvel Netflix series’ Jessica Jones and Daredevil, along with those items, it featured Batman vs. Superman and Twin Peaks.

My Favorite Item in the April 2017 Loot Crate DX

Loot Crate vs Nerd Block - April 2017 - Loot Crate DX - Batman Keychain Statue

I’m a statue collector, so this item really spoke to me – it’s not the most detailed statue, but it’s currently on display.

Verdict


Best Geek Box

Geek Fuel. Every item was a winner for me in the April box – but the Zelda rug was just a fun and unique inclusion!

Best Geek Box Item

Star-Lord Milano Dorbz Ride. There were a few great items this month – but this item had me giddy, so it has to win.

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!

 

What was your favorite geek box for April 2017?

Nerd Block
Loot Crate
Geek Fuel
Marvel Collector Corps
Sci-Fan Block
Loot Crate DX


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, Geeky Subscription Boxes, Loot Crate vs Nerd Block, Nerd Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: collector corps | geek fuel | loot crate | Loot Crate DX | lootaku | nerd block | Sci-Fan Block | 4 comments

4 Comments

  1. I actually have gotten to like LootCrate more now because they offer the free digital comics and puzzle solving element to their subscription. It is very innovative to have each item in the box as a tool for solving individual puzzle challenges. I feel it has added immensely to the value and fun of the subscription.

  2. I will say one of the nice things about NerdBlock is that if one of their other blocks looks better that month, you can change it up. I got the Sci-Fan box this month (the one above, which I loved) because the Classic box spoilers weren’t really exciting to me. This month, I’m getting BOTH the Classic and the Sci-Fan! The downside is, I think they’ve sucked me into 2 subs when I used to have 1!

  3. I sub to loot crate and dx and the geek gear wizard wearables but it was hard to decide which one I liked best. I liked some of all of them but I wasn’t excited about any of them per say only because of the subject not product. I’ve been with loot crate the longest (my first ever sub) so I tend to like them best but last few months (except march I loved) has been ehh. I branched out this month trying zbox and super geek to see how I like them.

  4. The Sci-Fan box is amazing; I wish I’d been subscribing to that!

    Also, I’ve been watching reviews of Lootcrate for as long as it’s been around and had the impression it had gone downhill, but I have to say that both the original and DX crates this month look great.

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