It’s almost the end of October and I’m finally getting September wrapped up. I had several late boxes plus October’s boxes starting rolling in so this just keeps getting pushed back. This month we have 9 boxes: Loot Crate, Nerd Block, Geek Fuel, ZBOX, Collectible GEEK, Super Geek Box, 1Up Box, Geek Me Box, & My Box From Japan. I’ll give you a quick breakdown with some info & links to each box along with a rating of 1 to 5 starts with 3 being an average box. So like always we start with the video…
…alright as always we start with the biggest box around…
Loot Crate “Summon”
This was a GREAT effort by Loot Crate for the month! It appears they have abandoned the old ways of filler and stickers and going for fewer but bigger & much nicer items in the box. The Pokémon hat is what obviously stands out but what really took the cake was the golden Homer Simpson Buddha figure. They also included an exclusive Supernatural Chevy Impala replica car that was pretty popular. All of this and it’s only $20 shipped! I gave them a perfect 5 out of 5 stars for an outstanding box! If you want to subscribe to Loot Crate, you can use my affiliate link by clicking here.
Nerd Block “Hyperspace”
Nerd Block unfortunately hyped up their Star Wars item a bit too much this month leading to a big let down to most people. I happen to like the BB-8 plushie but I too was hoping for something much cooler. The Star Trek Enterprise Springz was cool and the Battlestar Galactica Cylon shirt wasn’t too bad either but the whole box could have been much better. Nerd Block runs $30/month and I gave them an average 3 out of 5 rating. If you would like to try Nerd Block, you can subscribe by visiting their website here.
Geek Fuel was kinda flat this month… meaning a lot of paper and not much substance. However, the T-Shirt design is awesome and so was the Kylo Ren print which really did it for me this month. The full download of Roche Fusion was a nice addition too as it is a top-down space shooter that pays homage to so many retro games before it. This box will run you $24/month and I gave Geek Fuel an above average rating of 4 out of 5 stars. To subscribe to Geek Fuel, check out their website here.
ZBOX “Heroes & Villains”
The ZBOX did a great job with a much over-used theme. Pretty much all of it was a hit with me from the exclusive Joker, to the Captain America Munny, and yes even the Transformers mug! I’ve been having a lot of fun with the Villain in a Can sound machine which is perfect for Halloween. All this and it’s just $33 shipped from the UK! I gave Heroes & Villains an above average 4 out of 5 stars. If you would like to try the ZBOX, you can visit their website by clicking here.
Super Geek Box “Unity”
It was a 2 T-shirt month at Super Geek Box and both of them were great! Throw in a Funko Pop and you’ve already got WAY more than you paid for! Even with all of that my favorite items is actually the Goomba Propaganda poster of all things. Super Geek Box is the cheapest box around at about $18 shipped and I gave them a really good 4 out of 5 stars. You can subscribe to Super Geek Box here.
Geek Me Box
Geek Me Box tends to go it’s own direction in order to bring you stuff that no other geeky subscription box will. The Gears of War journal is very high quality and I think it’s great that there was a Thor action figure in the box as well. The shirt design was strange but I kinda like it… I just don’t understand what Deadpool and Walter White have to do with each other. Geek Me Box runs $30/month and I gave this box 4 out of 5 stars. You can check out Geek Me Box here.
1Up Box “Pixels”
This is the last month I am including the 1Up box in the month end recap. Instead I will be reviewing it as a kids box because the direction they are going is definitely to cater to a much younger crowd. That being said, my kids really enjoyed the items in the box this month. For $20/month I still think it’s well worth the purchase price. I gave them an average 3 of 5 stars. If you would like to subscribe, you can visit the 1Up Box by clicking here.
Collectible GEEK “Quest Accepted” Deluxe Cache
Collectible GEEK went with a video game theme this month. The regular part of the cache went with a really risky Halo lanyard and keychain combo that didn’t appeal to me at all. I was hoping for newer, more relevant Funko Pops as well since there are many new game Pops that have been released over the past few months. That being said, they still put out a decent box… the standard cache runs about $30 with the deluxe priced out around $70. I gave them an average 3 of 5 stars. Get your own Collectible GEEK cache by clicking here.
My Box From Japan
I was excited when I found My Box From Japan because they offer a much better price than their competitors. I loved every item in the box simply because it’s all very unique and unlike anything you can get in an American subscription box. They offer 2 sizes, one priced at $30 and this one for $45. I gave them a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. If you want to check out My Box From Japan, you can visit them here.
…and that was my geeky subscription box haul for September 2015. October is already shaping up to be one of the best month’s ever for geek boxes! Be sure to check out what has already come in and then subscribe to me on social media so you never miss out on one of my subscription box reviews again.