So its that time of the month again, where my big box of geek arrives on the door step. If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know that I initially started my geeky delivery, by signing up to Nerd Block. However after 3 deliveries, I cancelled and started up a Loot Crate subscription. My first delivery was “Villains” and this month is “Heroes”. This is what I got!
As you can see, I got quite an assortment! My favourite by far is the “Groot” from Funko. At the time the box arrived, I hadn’t actually seen Guardians of the Galaxy, but now I have and I love Groot. There was also a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figure, presumably in lieu of the new movie coming out – a Chimichango’s magnet – some lightning shoe accessories from Shwings – a Mega Man car air freshener – and finally some TMNT sunglasses, which Chris kindly modeled for me!
As with all the geeky boxes I’ve received so far, some of the stuff is great and some of it I just don’t know what to do with. Groot will join my growing collection of “Funko” toys and the glasses will no doubt go into the fancy dress – but the rest? I’m not sure. I do think these boxes are great and with regard to value for money, they are very good. However my problem is that on a regular basis, you can’t always guarantee that all subscribers like everything. Usually I justify the money because included in the boxes is a t-shirt. This usually covers the value I would spend and therefore the rest doesn’t really matter. This time, Groot pretty much covers the cost of the box (plus he’s a Loot Crate exclusive that you can’t get anywhere else) but I was disappointed there was no t-shirt. What do you do with the things you don’t want? Pass them on to a good home? Save them for a Christmas or Birthday gift for someone who will like it? Throw it in the bin?
My search for the perfect Geek box will continue, but there will be one more Loot Crate unveil to come, before I move on to whatever comes next!