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The 16 Best Pop Culture Subscription Boxes – 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

Erin Pullmann
ByErin PullmannFeb 15, 2021 | 12 comments

Every year we ask you, our readers, to tell us your favorite subscription boxes. The results of the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are in! This list features our fellow subscription fanatics’ top choices for fueling their pop culture obsessions!

For our community of subscription box fanatics who love freaking out over pop culture references and geeking out over comics, movies, and more, there are an amazing array of options to fulfill your fandom needs. Fans of kawaii collectibles and anime references, throwback cartoons and pop culture mainstays, video games and DC and Marvel comics, and of course, standout cinema favorites with cult followings, these subscriptions are for you. They're filled with T-shirts, collectibles, figurines, swag, licensed merch, and limited-edition finds that will represent your geeky tastes oh-so-satisfyingly.

Ready to rep your favorite franchises with the pop culture subscription boxes on this list?

The Most Popular Subscription Boxes for Pop Culture, Fandom, & More

These popular subscription boxes are full of references we know you'll catch. Time to dig in:

1. Pusheen Box

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The Cost: $43.95 + $6.00 U.S. shipping. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

"Always has the cutest, unique products for Pusheen collectors!" - Milena R

"There's a lot of thought put into this box. Everything is usually curated well around a strong theme, with a mix of practical, fun, and fashion items, so it stands out from the many pop culture offerings." - Indigo

"OMG. My daughter gets this and I seriously have to stop myself from stealing it!! It is so stinking cute and fun." - Laura

About This Box: We've never met a pop culture fanatic who couldn't agree that Pusheen is just so dang cute! This quarterly box includes a collection of Pusheen-inspired clothing, accessories, electronics, toys, stationery, and more—and our readers often note how delighted they are that the gear they get is super-useful. Containing a retail value of over $100 in each shipment, this Kawaii subscription box—dedicated entirely to the Everyday Cute comic cat—is one that fans both established and newfound will find themselves looking forward to in the most enthusiastic of ways.

Check out all of our Pusheen Box reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the US for $6.00, and worldwide at varied costs.


2.  Hunt A Killer

Hunt A Killer

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The Cost: Plans start at $30.00 per month + $3.95 shipping. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Hunt A Killer takes everything you love about Escape Rooms and true crime podcasts and sends it to you in a subscription box! Each month, you'll receive a box of police files, autopsies, photos, audio files and other evidence to help you solve an ongoing murder mystery. You'll also gain access to their online community where you can play along with over 100,000 active members.

Read our Hunt A Killer reviews and details to learn more! Ships worldwide.


3. Friends Box

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The Cost: $39.99/quarter + shipping. Subscribe here!

About This Box: When you're all out of reruns, where do you turn (other than more reruns)? The quarterly Friends Box will scratch your itch with its spread of exclusive, officially licensed clothes & accessories, lifestyle items, and collectibles, all referencing the most memorable moments of the '90s sitcom that seeped into our souls in the best of ways!

Check out all of our Friends Box reviews and Friends Box spoilers to learn more. Ships to the U.S. and Canada.

4. The Office Box

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The Cost: $39.99/quarter + shipping. Subscribe here!

About This Box: Reruns of The Office have helped a lot of people deal with the loneliness of missing their own office over the past year. The quarterly The Office Box will immerse you in the world of Dunder Mifflin with a mix of exclusive, officially licensed clothes & accessories, lifestyle items, and collectibles. Go ahead and rock that Dunder-Mifflin bathrobe while you WFH!

Check out all of our The Office Box reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. and Canada.


5. Supernatural Box

Supernatural Box Summer 2019 - All Contenet Front

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The Cost: $44.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

"Best box ever!" - LisaE

"I am a fan and love the show. The merch is wicked!" - WordHermit3t

About This Box: This extremely long-running series finally said goodbye in 2020, but its notoriously passionate fandom isn't going anywhere! If you're among the legions of Winchester devotees, you'll go crazy over the refs in the quarterly Supernatural Box. All the contents—which include collectibles, wearables, and useful lifestyle goods—are exclusive, licensed, and ready to infiltrate your bookshelves, bed stand, and entire existence with all the best moments in Winchester history!

Check out all of our Supernatural Box info to learn more. Ships to the U.S.


6. Escape the Crate

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The Cost: $29.99 every other month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About This Box: Escape the Crate is a bi-monthly subscription-box-based game that lets you bring the experience of an escape room home. Every other month, Escape the Crate delivers a new adventure that might involve murder mysteries, time travel stories, tasks like deciphering alien languages, defusing bombs, and more. Escape rooms have become a quickly growing sensation in the last couple of years, so this is a fun way to engage with the craze from home. Each box contains the puzzle pieces that go with an escape room-style story designed for 2-4 people to solve. Inside you’ll find letters, ciphers, puzzles, tools, objects, etc. that will help to complete the mission.

Check out all of our Escape the Crate reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


My Geek Box

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The Cost: $21.99 per month. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: 30% off

About This Box: My Geek Box is by geeks, for geeks! It's curated with hand-picked gear selected for subscribers to, well, geek out over. Each month includes a limited edition tee, 4-7 collectibles including toys, lifestyle goods, and more, plus exclusive subscriber offers. All the goods included are a mystery, and half the fun is finding out which franchises are included!

Check out all of our My Geek Box reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. and worldwide.


8. Geek Fuel

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The Cost: $29.00 a month, save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About This Box: Geek Fuel EXP is a monthly subscription box filled with fandom tees, figures, comics, and goodies. In each box, you'll receive a mix of items from both modern and classic geek-friendly properties including some throwback items that will make you feel like a kid again.

Check out all of our Geek Fuel reviews to learn more. Ships to the US for free.


9. Creepy Crate

Creepy Crate Holiday 2020 - All the Goodies

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Cost: $39.99 every other month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save $5 off your first box!

About This BoxThis bi-monthly subscription is for true crime and horror junkies only—for everyone else, the references to serial killers, horror flicks, and scary narratives might be too spooky! Creepy Crate comes packed with wearables, books, desk accessories, games, and collectibles, all squarely in the theme of complete creepiness.

Check out our Creepy Crate reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for free, Canada for $10.00, and worldwide for $20.00.


10. Accio! Box

Accio December 2018 - All The Goodies

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The Cost: $39.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About This BoxStep into the Potterverse with each monthly unboxing of Accio! This pop culture subscription box is for adult fans of Harry Potter, containing high-quality, sophisticated, and special-feeling lifestyle items inspired by the magic within the books you know and love. Every box is packed with 4-5 products, emphasizing indie makers and handmade offerings—make sure to indicate your T-shirt size and House upon signing up to have your curation customized appropriately!

Check out all of our Accio! reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the US and worldwide.

The Nick Box by Culturefly December 2018 - Good Burger Squishy With Box Front

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Cost: $49.99 per quarter plus shipping. Subscribe here!

About This Box: Buckle in, because The Nick Box takes subscribers on a wild ride of nostalgia! This quarterly subscription sends exclusive, licensed items that will well up memories from where your fandom was first forming, including '90s Nickelodeon-related clothes, accessories, toys, and beyond. The memories!

Check out all of our Nick Box details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. and Canada for $7.00.


12. Anime Bento

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Cost: $35.00 per month. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off all subscriptions!

About This Box: Anime Bento is a monthly pop culture subscription box for anime and manga fans. Each month, you'll receive a box with $50 worth of mangas, clothing, accessories and collectibles from your favorite franchises.  There's even a Japanese snack included in every box!

Check out all of our Anime Bento reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


13. GeekGear (UK)

Geek Gear unboxed with geeky things shown

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The Cost: £24.99 per month ($30.33 at the current exchange rate) + shipping. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: save 10% on your first box with a month-to-month subscription!

About This Box: Gear up with geeky goods from all the best franchises by way of the classic GeekGear box! You'll be asked to indicate your shirt size (unisex, women's and kids' size options are available!) upon sign up, and surrounding your monthly tee will be 5-10 collectibles touching on Marvel and DC themes, Pokemon, Star Wars, and more—some functional and some simply fun.

Check out our GeekGear Classic details for more info. Ships to the UK for £2.99. International shipping varies.


14. Brick Loot

Brick Loot June 2019 - Review

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The Cost:  $27.28 per month + $6.00 shipping to the U.S., $13.00 to Canada and $15.00 to other select international destinations. Save with longer subscriptions.  Subscribe here!


About This Box: Brick Loot is a  monthly subscription box for LEGO and Brick lovers that sends out mini-build kits, Minifigures, even accessories! It is the creation of (then) 9-year-old Parker Krex and his deep love of LEGOs. While not every product in the box is made by LEGO, the pieces are all compatible so you can build your own brick empire!

Check out our Brick Loot reviews for more info. Ships to U.S., Canada and select other international destinations.

Kal Elle June 2019 All the goodies

Cost: $19.00 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off any length subscription!

About This Box: Wear your fandom posh and proud with the geeky accessories sent in Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly! They'll ship a monthly collection of 4-7 items: jewelry, pins, and small lifestyle pieces such as lip balm, lanyards, pillowcases, and more—all inspired by a different movie, series, game, or other obsession-worthy form of media. It's so exciting to see what the theme will be each month! And, if you find yourself wanting more, this sub has a shop page where you can purchase any extra past boxes.

Check out our Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for $3.75, Canada for $11.00, and the rest of the world for $14.25.


16. CultureFly My Hero Academia

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Cost: $39.99 plus shipping per quarter. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About This Box: Manga and Anime fans agree that the CultureFly My Hero Academia Box is PLUS ULTRA! Each quarter, you'll receive a mix of exclusive, officially licensed My Hero Academia merch, including clothing, accessories, lifestyle items and collectibles featuring all of your favorite super-powered characters from the show!

Check out our My Hero Academia reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. and Canada.

That does it for our reader favorite subscription boxes in pop culture for 2021! Did your favorites make the list?

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Erin Pullmann
Erin Pullmann
When Erin finds a new box she loves, she wants the world to share her joy, especially if it includes something sparkly. Her non-subscription addictions include knitting, reading, baking, running and dancing with her husband and daughter.

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With the Hunt a killer box the money will go to the cold case foundation.

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I get the Pusheen box and I adore it! Just so dang cute!

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Tiffany Pree

I’ve had most of these and cancelled. In the end I didn’t care for or use 90% of it all was a waste of money for me. I gave majority of it away.

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Denyse J. Loeb

LootCrate just declared chapter 11 to restructure. I’d say don’t even try it at this point.

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Christen Russo

Hi Denyse! Thanks for your comment. This list has recently been updated with the 2020 voter results and no longer includes Loot Crate. 🙂

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You might want to remove any Loot boxes as they just filed ch. 11 and have been going downhill in reliability and customer service for some time now. They’re definitely NOT the top boxes anymore.

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There are so many better boxes then this out there. Enchanted fandoms is one of them

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I am sorry but half of those boxes are trash. Bam box is so horrible and loot crate hasn’t been having many good boxes lately . I wouldn’t ever recommend bam box to anyone ( they just give people rock, buttons and paper) . If you want a great box go to Zobie production. They are amazing .

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Bam box is not that bad and yes, Loot Crate is having a ton of issues and are months behind on shipments. I do agree Zobie is amazing but theyre not a subscription based service.

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Andrew Perring

Be careful with LootCrate they appear to be in free fall at this point. As of May 22, 2019, April crate still not shipped. Delay to May crate until end of June announced.

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Susan Beirne

Just got May crate – no t-shirt, no explanation, still no Aquaman challenge coin. June crate pushed back to July 15-20 for shipping. Quality on items has been declining rapidly for the last 18 months…

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They have also been including items that have been in previous loot crate boxes. In both my dx and loot crate from April and May I have received items that I had received from previous years. After being a members for years I have decided to take my business elsewhere.