October was a great month for geeky subscription boxes! I received 11 boxes for the month which I will recap for you. Yes I know October’s recap is very late. The problem was that several of October’s boxes showed up Mid-November and November’s boxes were rolling in at the same time. I’ve already done a complete review of each box and now is where I recap the month all in one giant bundle. So I will give you some quick highlights from each box, a rating from 1 to 5 stars, and provide pricing and (affiliate) links to each so you can check them out if you like. So let’s get it started with my video:
And if videos aren’t for you… I’ve got it all in print right here:
Loot Crate “Time Travel”
This month’s Loot Crate was packed full of exclusives. The Exclusive Doc Brown Funko Pop was just the start. There was also a fully licensed Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Shirt, a custom hoverboard mini replica, and a Doctor Who Sonic Spork. This box was AMAZING! I think they did an incredible job and have been continuing to improve over their past… well less than amazing boxes. I gave them a perfect 5 out of 5 Stars for this box for all of the really amazing items! Loot Crate runs $20/month shipped and you can subscribe via their website by clicking here.
ZBOX “Time Travel”
I’m starting to thing that ZBOX and Loot Crate are in cahoots with each other. They had matching themes & exclusive Funko Pops that compliment each other. There have also been quite a few of the exact same items surfacing in both boxes. Whatever the deal is I like it. This box was great although not as mind-blowing as Loot Crate’s. They still managed some really nice items. Aside from the Exclusive Marty McFly Funko Pop, the Chrono Nauts graphic novel was my other favorite. I gave them a respectable 4 out of 5 stars. the ZBOX runs $33/month shipped to the US and you can check them out by clicking here.
Nerd Block “Trick or Treat”
Nerd Block’s “Trick or Treat” box really didn’t have much to do with Halloween but that really doesn’t matter much to me. My favorites by far are the Aliens Titans Figures & the Glow in the Dark Gremlins Shirt. Although there is nothing overly special about it, I still think it was a decent month for Nerd Block. I gave them 4 out of 5 Stars. Nerd Block runs $30/month shipped and you can subscribe via their website by clicking here.
I don’t keep a running subscription to Arcade Block but I always have an eye on what’s going to be in the box for the month. October’s box was definitely for me! I love the Fallout Mystery Minis, and Black Ops 3 shirt, but the one thing I like the most out of this subscription box is the Retro City Rampage DX full game packaged up Super Nintendo style for a retro-look. I also gave the Arcade Block 4 of 5 Stars for a well put together box. This one is also $30/month and you can check out their website by clicking this link.
Geek Fuel had a lot of great things going for it this month. For starters, they had a Back to the Future contest (which I didn’t win) but also a VERY unique Star Wars Pillowcase. Throw in a Funko Pop and a full Steam game download and this was a great box! I gave them 4 out of 5 Stars as well. Geek Fuel will run you $24/month shipped and you can check out their website and subscribe by clicking this link.
Super Geek Box “Chaos”
This month Super Geek Box ran into some problems with over-stuffing their boxes. Normally I would never complain but it seems they came bursting open during shipping and stuff went missing. Luckily mine arrived all in one piece. They had a great box with a Funko Mopeez, foam hand chainsaw, and sad Joker shirt. This was another box that got a great 4 out of 5 star rating! Super Geek Box is the least expensive box coming in at about $18/month shipped and you can subscribe by using this link.
Marvel Collector Corps “Villains”
Marvel Collector Corps decides to keep riding out their tried and true formula with the “Villains” box. Patch, Pin, Comic, Shirt, Funkos… not that they can do much else since it’s strictly a Funko box. My favorites are the Iron Man comic and the Venom Pocket Pop. Morbius is too obscure of a villain in my opinion, however, he looks really cool and I’m a sucker for exclusive Funko Pops. I gave them an average 3 of 5 Stars for just delivering the same old expected box. This subscription box will run you about $34 every other month shipped and you can check them out at their website.
Collectible GEEK “Universal Monsters”
I went with the basic cache for this month because classic monsters can be hit-or-miss for me. I really don’t like plushies, however, I can make use of Frankenstein’s Monster as a Halloween prop for next year. The Funko Reaction figure was decent but the thing I liked most were the mini posters. I love the retro movie poster look and I will have to find somewhere I can display these. I gave them an average 3 out of 5 Stars. they have changed up their boxes and now only offer a $60/month box starting in December so if you would like to learn more about it use this link here.
Geek Me Box
Geek Me Box had the makings for a great box this month but they just missed the mark with a few “meh” items. The Funko Pop and Mystery Minis were great… but the shirt design wasn’t that great, the Hobbit Chibis are pretty cheap looking, and well …you got dog tags. With any other shirt in there I would probably have a whole different opinion but unfortunately I’m giving them a 2 out of 5 Stars. Geek Me Box will run you $30/month (use discout code NerfHerder and Save) and you can visit their website by clicking here.
My Geek Box “Afterlife”
My Geek Box is a UK based subscription box that now offers FREE Shipping to US customers. The October highlights include a Twisted Dark graphic novel, Dracula wooden puzzle, and Metal Zombie sign. Overall it wasn’t a bad box, however, I felt it should have included some type of big name official merchandise to draw us geeks in. An example being a Walking Dead zombie sign instead of a generic. I felt is was good enough to be average so I gave them 3 out of 5 Stars. My Geek Box runs $30/month shipped and you can subscribe via their website by clicking here.
The Gacha Crate is very different from all of the other boxes. It is made up of Japanese gachapon, a popular form of vending machine in Japan. I love Japanese culture and all things strange and exotic so I had to try this service out. My favirite items were definitely the Potato Chip & the Sushi Girl. Overall I think they do a great job for what it is… although it’s not something I would get on a regular basis. I gave them an average 3 out of 5. the Gatch Crate runs $25/month shipped and you can check them out here.
…and that concludes this month’s Ultimate Geeky Subscription Box review for October 2015. Be sure to check out my individual subscription box reviews as I show each item and talk about the boxes in more detal. Also, you should follow me on social media so you never miss out on another review!
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