Mega Lucario Collection
$19.99 at Most Major Retailers
Purchased from Target
Loot Crate, like Nerd Block, is a monthly subscription service. For $13.37 per month (get it? 1337. INTERNET JOKES!) plus $6 shipping (with three and six month plans as well to save a little money) you receive a box filled with a number of themed “geek and gamer” items supposedly retailing for over $40. Shirts CAN be included, but aren’t necessarily included every month. When they are, the print is exclusive to Loot Crate and can be found nowhere else. Loot Crate also includes a collectible pin and book detailing the theme. The book also has articles and interviews related to the theme as well. Each month carries a specific theme that usually matches something happening in pop culture. For instance, one month was “Titans” dedicated to items based on Attack on Titan and Titanfall. When the Xbox One and PS4 were releasing, the box was “Console Wars.” It’s actually pretty neat. Like Nerd Block, Loot Crate selects one subscriber to receive the “Mega Crate” containing over $750 worth of prizes. While you never really know what’s inside, the franchises are usually easy to guess based on the theme and hints dropped by the Loot Crate crew.
Contents of September, 2014’s Loot Crate, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
Nerd Block is a monthly subscription service from the people behind ShirtPunch. Each month, for only $19.99 USD, you receive a box containing a T-Shirt, along with four to six collectibles from a variety of franchises that people love. For you horror genre fans out there, Nerd Block has started the Horror Block, a different $19.99 box that focuses strictly on top horror franchises. They’ve also introduced Arcade Block, yet another $19.99 box that focuses strictly on gaming franchises. Finally, available for the younger is the Nerd Block Jr. for both boys and girls, for $13.99. The Nerd Block Jr. doesn’t have a shirt, but contains a few extra toys, and focuses on kids franchises like My Little Pony, Pokémon, Skylanders, etc. Both are great values, and you always receive more than what you pay for. The fun is in the surprise!
Contents of September 2014’s block, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
I was contacted by the kind folks at 1Up Box to become a 1Up Box Ambassador and show you guys what 1Up Box is all about! 1Up Box is a subscription box service that began in September, 2014 in a style that is very similar to Loot Crate, priding themselves as ” a distributor that offers something remarkable, something creative, and something unique in which all geeks and gamers can fancy.” With a name like 1Up Box you would expect a focus on gaming, but the first box has shown that 1Up Box plans to take gaming as a core, and give it a bit of a pop culture spin. Each 1Up Box is only $9.52 plus $5 shipping and handling. Boxes can also be subscribed to in three month and six month plans for added savings. Each Box is promised to include over $30 of merchandise totaling 4-6 items on average. As mentioned, each month will follow a particular theme at the core. Also similar to Loot Crate, shirts can be included in the box too!
Contents of September 2014’s box, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
66Action Kamen Rider Series 3 (Figures 09-12)
Candy Toy Retail Release – August, 2014 – Around ¥500 Each