Loot Crate vs. Nerd Block – April 2014
Loot Crate and Nerd Block are two very big subscription box companies. They both have a large fan base and they both consistently give out awesome product in their boxes. Loot Crate costs $13.37 a month plus shipping which comes out to be around $20 a month. Meanwhile, Nerd Block costs $20 a month but, since it ships from Canada, costs close to $30 after shipping. Regardless of which one you get, each box’s content always adds up to be more than what you initially paid for. Another perk is that you get to collect nerdy t-shirts. Loot Crate will have a few t-shirts throughout the year in their boxes, while Nerd Block has a shirt in every box (this could be the reason for the more expensive price).
Again, this month I got both of them to compare.
Loot Crate’s theme this month is Dragon. They included an exclusive Elder Scrolls Online The Nord figurine, Game of Thrones Mystery Funko Mini, dragon jerky, a 20-sided die stress ball, a 20-sided die, a dragon slayer dog tag, a dragon shield screen cleaner, and a commemorative Loot Crate Dragon button . Overall, another solid box with cool items. I was sad I didn’t get the wolf from the GoT box, oh well. The Nord is cute, you can take his helmet off and interchange his weapons. The stress ball is nice, I’ll probably use it at work; the actual die will be used in games. I won’te be wearing the dog tags, most likely will give it to someone. I might stick the dragon shield onto the back of my phone case, but I’ll definitely use it to clean the screen. As for the jerky, I’m not too impressed with it. It looks great, like dragon hide, but it has an off-taste.
Retail Value: $34.00
Loot Crate Cost: $19.99
This month’s Nerd Block was filled with figurines and a t-shirt. The t-shirt was blue with a Spider-Man graphic eating his Spidey cereal with villainly marshmallows. The other items in the box were 4 different figurines (Gremlins, Bravest Warriors, Rabbids, and Kre-O Transformers). All the figures are pretty nifty, especially the Gremlins one because you can have a cord go through its hands so he’s just dangling. The Kre-O Transformers are awesome because now I can build my Transformers. I got a ninja Rabbid and it looks like it could kick ass. The last item in the box was an Avengers Grab Bag pack, in which I got a plastic Captain America skateboard, it’s nice. Overall, this box was better than last’s months and I’ll be wearing the t-shirt tomorrow.
Retail Value: $54.00
Loot Crate Cost: $29.49
As to which one is better? I think it’s a tie this month. I like both of them the same, Nerd Block a little better. Loot Crate always has a central theme around their boxes so I think that’s nice because it keeps everything together. They also have a lot more items that they create personally from their Loot Crate Labs. Nerd Block on the other hand will always have a t-shirt and really cool collectible figurines. To each their own.
However, don’t just take my word for it.
Try both out, see which one you like. You won’t be disappointed either way.