At Gadgette we’re fans of the subscription box; they’re gifts that keep on giving whether you’ve purchased them for yourself or someone else and it’s nice to be able to get excited about something arriving in the post every now and again. Previously we’ve told you about a wide range of subscription boxes that cater to a lots of interests but now we’re narrowing it down slightly to tell you about subscription boxes perfect for the geeks out there. There are a lot of them.
Geek Fuel is a monthly subscription box service that caters to all manner of geeky interests from comics, to videogames, to TV shows, to movies. They guarantee that every box you receive will contain 5-8 items with a minimum £35 value, including a T-shirt and a downloadable game as well as everyday essentials that you should actually be able to use for something other than taking up space in your flat. Before the release of each box you’ll get hints as to what fandoms your box will feature, so for example, the April box will feature Captain America, Star Wars, and Doctor Who goodies.
There are 4 plans available: a cancel anytime box for £21 each month, a 3 month plan for £20 each months, a 6 month plan with a bonus item for £20 per month, and a year plan plus a bonus pack for £19 each month.
For the bookish geeks out there, Fairy Loot is a YA novel monthly subscription service. In each box subscribers can expect to find one recently published hardback book (to ensure that you don’t already have it) as well as 3 to 4 geeky goodies relating to it such as posters, bookmarks, and sometimes signed bookplates. The kind of book you get depends entirely on the literary theme for that month; this month the theme is High Fantasy which sounds extremely promising.
Fairy Loot boxes can be bought as a one-off purchase for £26 plus £4.23 shipping. This option is great for those who wish to try the service out or those that only wish to purchase on months with themes that they’re particularly interested in. For anyone that would like to commit to the service longer, there’s a 3 month plan for £78 plus shipping or a 6 month plan for £156 plus shipping. It should be noted that these are prepaid rather than deducted monthly.
Loot Crate is a massively popular geeky subscription service and although it offers boxes filled with general geekery, they stand apart by giving you the option to narrow your subscription down to more specific interests by opting for something like this, their anime subscription box. LootAnime subscribers can usually expect to receive figures, collectibles, manga, apparel, and accessories relating to popular anime and manga series. There’s a new theme every month, and this time it’s music.
LootAnime subscriptions range from £23 for a single month to a 12 month plan which costs £21 per month.
Big Marvel fan? Well, this subscription box is definitely for you. Marvel Collector Corps boxes all include apparel, collectibles, and accessories created in partnership by Marvel and Funko that are 100% exclusive to subscribers. Each box has a different theme and past themes have included Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool, and Marvel’s villains. We’re pretty interested in the next box which revolves around Marvel’s women of power.
Rather than coming every month, Marvel Collector Corps boxes are delivered every other month with the standard subscription plus shipping to the UK costing $43 (£30) every 2 months for as long as you wish to keep the subscription running (it’s free to cancel at any time).
Naomi Kyle is host of IGN’s award winning web series The Daily Fix and fans might be interested to know she also has her very own subscription box on Quarterly that features items revolving around videogames, pop culture, and art. Previous boxes have included everything from comics, to videogame codes, to geeky apparel as well as hand-written letters.
Boxes are delivered every three months and you’re billed every three months until you unsubscribe. Each box is $50 (£35) plus £21 shipping.
Board game fan? Then check out Game Box. Each month they deliver a new indie board game to your door and to make sure you get the kinds of games you like and you don’t receive anything you already have, you can customise your subscription with preferences and include a list of the games you own already. If they screw up and send you something wrong, they’ll replace it so your collection can keep growing.
Subscriptions cost £18 on a month-to-month basis plus £14 shipping, and Game Box promise that they always match, if not beat, retail prices for all the games they send.
Super Loot have two options when it comes to their geek subscription boxes: general geekery and more specific comic geekery. The Mystery Geek Box comes each month filled with apparel, accessories, and collectibles relating to films, games, and superheroes. If you’re more specifically interested in comics, you can opt for the Comic Geek Box which arrives at your door every month filled with 16 retro and modern comics and graphic novels.
Nerd Block is the service that gives you some of the greatest control over what kinds of things your receiving each month by offering boxes with different themes such as Classic, Horror, Arcade, Comic, and Sci Fi and allowing you to switch between them whenever you please. One month you might be in the mood for a box filled with videogame goodies but the next you want more horror memorabilia? No problem.
They offer 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions but you can also pay £14 plus £10 shipping every month for a low commitment option.
My Geek Box will deliver a treasure trove of general geekery to your home each month with novelty items relating to a different theme as well as a limited edition signature T-shirt. Past themes have been Toons, Sidekicks, and Abilities.
The My Geek Box subscription is £17.99 including delivery each month with the option to commit to 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions too.
We’ve given you the options, now which one do you choose?