Catching up with the fun, genre-tailored grab bags like Loot Crate and Comic Con Box, two new box services beginning soon will mean you will have four major monthly genre-themed services to choose from. We reviewed past Loot Crate and Wizard World’s Comic Con Box offerings earlier at borg.com here. Our conclusion from a review of a few months of each of those boxes was that these may be for you depending on (1) how much you want to spend, (2) whether you like surprises, and (3) whether you have a broad interest in genre swag.
Friends we know who regularly subscribe to these box services tend to trade or sell items, or have friends of different interests they can give items to as gifts. You can save money by committing to three months at a time, with Loot Crate this gets you a discount, and with Comic Con Box you can get an extra, exclusive variant comic book. The biggest draw of box services generally is the exclusive swag. Comic Con Box includes random gifts like autographed photos. The two latest boxes, Nerd Block’s Sci-Fi Block and Funko’s Star Wars themed Smuggler’s Bounty also stress the exclusive swag that will be coming to their subscribers.
So what will you get? It’s a surprise–You don’t find out until the box arrives. But, the types of content in the boxes will be similar. T-shirts, action figures, toys, comics, you name it, it might be included–as long as it can fit in the shipping box.