Loot Crate vs. Nerd Block – January 2015
No video this month, because of time constraints. But I took a bunch of pictures. 🙂
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).
Now…on to the January haul!
This month’s Loot Crate theme was Rewind. Throwing it back to the oldies and getting some retro in there. For a geeky night out on town you could wear the sunglasses, t-shirt, and tie. It wasn’t a bad box, not as impressive as previous ones.
Retail Value: $45
Loot Crate Cost: $19.99
Nerd Block started doing themes which is actually pretty nice. There theme this time around is A Galaxy Far, Far Away…let’s see how well they did.
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back FilmCell – This collectible is an actual 35mm frame of the film from the movie. The scene I got is when Han Solo, Leia and the gang arrive at Cloud City and then the door opens and Darth Vader appears.
Scatterbrainz Darts/Dart Board – The tip of these darts have a soft, gummy brain that will stick to anything it’s thrown at. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed with making a choice, then throw the darts at the decision maker board to get an answer.
Sonic Screwdriver T-Shirt (Doctor Approved) – Ever wanted to have a handy dandy sonic screwdriver with you at all times? Well, now you have one, but you’ll have to wash it to keep it from smelling. The t-shirt is a nice hardy material, not as soft as the Loot Crate one, but still has an awesome graphic.
Retail Value:~ $60.00
Nerd Block Cost: $29.49
The Winner? I say it’s a tie. I do like that Nerd Block has themes now because it makes the box more cohesive. I like the clothing items in Loot Crate because I’ll use them. The Hobbit Oakenshield pen will be used and so will the dart board. And of course I’ll wear both the t-shirts.
But hey! Don’t just take my word for it.
Try both out, see which one you like. You won’t be disappointed either way! (Or if you are you’ll know which one was disappointing.)