There are a lot of nerd culture subscription boxes out there. As we try them out, I’ll post unboxing videos, coupon codes, referral/affiliate links, etc. If you want to try a new box, check here first! Clicking on many of these links to place your orders will help support ClutterStuff!
I have also included non-subscription mystery boxes.
General Geek Boxes
BOXYCHAN: Themed boxes—choose your theme from (among others): Anime, DC Comics, Fantasy, Horror, Marvel, Scifi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Thundercats.
Colossal Crate: Ships worldwide from UK.
J & K Box of Stuff: Select the theme and price point for custom mystery boxes.
J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: Powered by LootCrate.
Loot Crate: Use code SAVE3 at check-out to save $3.
The Monthly Prophet: “Each month, choose to receive (or give) a box stuffed with a book, toys, and other collectibles! Apart from a newly released fiction book or toy, the boxes will contain 3-5 pieces of related jewelry, bookish merchandise, and a re-usable bag or pouch. Our main themes are fantasy and fiction stories like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, the Hunger Games, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and more!”
NoobCube: UK-based but shipping available to North America and Europe
Pop and a Top: A Funko Pop! Vinyl figure and a T-shirt, brought to you by MyGeekBox. Monthly subscription.
Powered Geek Box (formerly Power Up Box)
Smuggler’s Bounty: Bi-monthly box of Star Wars/Funko items
Supply Pod from Outer Places: Use the discount code CLUTTER10 for 10% off your purchase.
Unlimited Notions: Includes themed mystery boxes by purchase or subscription: Comic, Gamer, Horror, or Sci Fi.
AmaiBox GIGA: Japanese snacks, candy, and otaku “goodies.”
Betoyo Bento: Japanese pop culture items, shipped from Japan.
Fanipack: Anime products.
Kawaii Box: Cute Japanese and Korean kawaii products.
Kawaii Surprises: Several different themed kawaii subscription packages to choose from.
LootAnime: From Loot Crate.
Mr. AnimeTV JoyBox: Anime merchandise. “Temporarily closed.”
NandemoBox: Japanese kawaii items.
Q Box: “Q Box is a lifestyle subscription box, which contains 5-7 full size cute items, delivered every month right to your doorstep.” Japanese and Korean items.
Sanrio Small Gift Crate: Powered by LootCrate.
BookCase Club: Several genres of books available, including “Strange Worlds Case” (sci-fi/fantasy).
Book Voyage: Ships from U.K.
Chroma.Club: Indie adult coloring books.
Fantasy and Sci-fi Books: “[A] newly released Young Adult novel and other bookish goodies”
Indiespensable: New books from independent publishing houses. Often includes signed first editions.
Just Add Color: Adult coloring books & supplies.
Muse Monthly: Books and tea.
My Thrill Club: Two books and a movie each month. Thriller, Mystery, and Horror genre subscriptions available.
The Nocturnal Reader’s Club: Horror, dark sci-fi and fantasy.
Novel Tea Club: Books, tea, etc. Available genres: romance, young adult, or fantasy/sci-fi.
Prudence and the Crow: Vintage paperback books.
24Tees: UK-based but ships worldwide. “Get 2 unique, high-quality tees delivered every month. Choose from 4 new, exclusive, in-house designs each month.” “We’re temporarily closed!”
Fandom of the Month Club: Fandom-related jewelry each month.
FanMail: Designed “for lady geeks (by lady geeks!)” Includes jewelry in each box.
Fright Rags Tee of Mystery: Horror-themed T-shirt. Not a subscription; availability may vary.
Gamer Girl Monthly: Gaming-inspired jewelry and other items.
Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly: Themed jewelry and collectibles.
Laserbrain Patch Co.: Patches, Pins, Buttons and Stickers.
LootWear: Separate subscriptions for socks, underwear, T-shirts, wearables, and “For Her.”
Shirt of the Month Club: By BustedTees. New T-shirts monthly.
Comic Binge: “A Comic Binge is a pack of new comic books geared toward a specific hero or theme. All books in a Comic Binge come bagged and boarded.”
The Comic Collection: Ships from Australia.
Graphics & Growlers: Independent comic books and craft beers.
Landfall Freight Co.: “Each month Landfall Freight sends you a new graphic novel and 1-3 single issue comics featuring female lead characters. We also send you some artsy goodies, inspiration, and the best lollipop ever!”
Legion of Collectors: DC Comics/Funko items.
Sci-Squad: Monthly graphic novels
Gaming (Board & Tabletop Games)
Game Box Monthly: Independent tabletop (board) games.
Game Night Gear: Fun new board games.
GMLoot: Subscription box for tabletop role-playing games & supplies. “Temporarily closed.”
Mythoard: Indie tabletop role-playing games.
War Games Supply: Tabletop miniatures.
Gaming (Card Games)
The Cave Crate: Magic: The Gathering booster packs and other gaming items. “Temporarily closed.”
CCG Crate: Multiple themes: “The Dead Crate” for retired games; Pokemon; and Magic: The Gathering.
Fantasy Crate: Magic: The Gathering booster packs, etc.
LootGaming: From LootCrate.
PokéCrate: Pokémon products.
Gaming (Video Games)
GamerCrates: Gaming-related products—each month focused on a different video game.
Gorilla Gamer Crate: PS4 and XBOX 1 console games and accessories.
HALO Legendary Crate: Powered by LootCrate.
IndieBox: “Each IndieBox contains a high-quality indie game, retro-style box art, USB game cartridge, color manual, original soundtrack, and much more.”
My Retro Game Box: Games for retro gaming systems: NES, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Sega Mastersystem, and Sega Megadrive.
Naomi Kyle Quarterly Box: Gaming-related items.
Nintendo N-Box: Announced but not yet available.
Video Games Monthly: Retro video games (1980s–2000s).
BattleBin: “For only $30 a month you can get 3 new game experiences delivered to your mailbox. Each month the bin could include board, card, miniatures, and video games from some of the biggest names in gaming as well as a few you may not know. We even get exclusive items and games that you cannot get anywhere else, like our custom version of Drinking Quest.”
HorrorDervs: “Not currently accepting new subscriptions.”
Horror Pack: Horror movie subscription.
Meat Box: “Meat Box is a monthly subscription service, featuring underground horror DVDs, shirts and other neat surprises. We won’t waste your time with boring garbage. We will give you exclusive content and signed DVDs for as little as half their MSRP.”
Mister Ghost’s Highly Enviable Monthly Parcel of Simple Yet Amazing Wonderments: Horror-themed stationery.
Rotten Rentals VHS Packs: Horror-themed items packed in a vintage horror VHS case. Does not include VHS video tapes.
ZChest: Zombie-themed products.
Feedbands: Indie/alternative bands on vinyl every month.
The Music Box: Inexpensive music subscription envelopes/boxes. Includes indie/alt rock options.
Vinyl Me, Please: Each month receive an exclusive, limited edition LP, and an original 12″x12″ art print.
WWE SlamCrate: Powered by LootCrate.
Science & Fun for Kids
BitsBox: Coding projects to teach children computer programming.
Blue Moon Box: “Each box contains 2 – 3 hands-on science experiments and creative projects that focus on a specific field of science. We also include all the support and guidelines you need to have fun with your Box!” Best for kids age 6 to 12 years.
Mission Unboxable: “Science spy kits and top secret missions mailed to a child’s front door every month! Secret missions include spy gear, disguise kits, fingerprint analysis, decoders, get-away cars, target practice, bird watching (yes, bird watching), bouncy balls and much, much more!”
StemBox: “Each box has different concepts and experiments for girls to explore in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Girls also receive exposure to some of today’s most inspiring women in STEM with educational videos, interviews, and web content.”
STEM Reads: “STEM Reads is a club for children (ages 4-8) who are eager to explore the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Each month, your little STEM Reader will receive a box in the mail filled with two (or more) handpicked, kid-friendly books, engaging learning activities, and a fun surprise.”
Tinker Crate: Science projects for children.
Toys (Vintage, Funko, Etc.)
BrickBox Club: LEGO items and mini-figures.
Brick Loot: LEGO and Brick kits.
Funko Custom of the Month (Evilos): Every month you will get an Exclusive Patreon Edition custom Funko Pop! or Hikari Figure. Each Figure will be Numbered, Boxed with Protective Box Sleeve & COA
The Minifig Box: Themed LEGO mini-figures each month.
Accio! Box: Harry Potter-themed items.
AstroBox: “Each quarter, discover a new box with a focus on active exploration missions and astronomical events. We meticulously craft a box with 5-8 high quality items that makes space exploration come alive for kids and adults alike!”
Cosbox: Cosplay samples and supplies.
Creation Crate: “Creation Crate is tech education-in-a-box! With Creation Crate, you can learn how to build electronics without any prior experience. Creation Crate projects are a combination of building hardware and programming software with a focus on helping you understand how it works. Each month, you’ll be given a new project that’s slightly harder than the last.”
Disney’s Park Pack: “This exclusive new Disney subscription features a Limited Edition pin (only 500 available) and 2 open edition pins. These limited edition pins are part of a series and features characters Disney Parks and animated features.”
Escape the Crate: “Love escape rooms? We ship escape room adventures straight to your door. Work with your family and friends to crack codes, solve riddles, and discover hidden items…all in a beautifully crafted storyline. Everything you need to play is in the box.”
Firefly Cargo Crate: Firefly-themed merchandise. Powered by LootCrate.
Geeky Decal: “It’s decals. That are geeky. Duh.”
HackerBox: “[E]ach box generally includes a primary project, parts or modules, tools or supplies, and promotional items or swag. . . . Some example HackerBox projects include: Single Board Computers, Retro Gaming (such as the Uzebox ), CW Morse Code Keyer / Decoder, Hacker Multi-Tools (such as the Bus Pirate), Digital Oscilloscope, Free-Space Laser Communications, RFID for Geocaching of General Tagging, Circuit Exploration Lab (Analog, Digital, Signal Processing, Microcontrollers), Ethernet or Bluetooth Sniffer, Robot Platform (turtle, line tracer, avoidance navigation), Logic Analyzer, Pseudorandom Number Generator / Cipher, Software Defined Radio (SDR) Transceiver, Controllable LED grids and cubes, Audio Synthesizer and Sequencer (a la Groovesizer), and Brainwave Light and Sound Machine.”
Hagrid’s Hut: Exclusive items from Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade (at Universal Studios Orlando/Islands of Adventure).
Hot Sauce Adventure Club: 1 to 3 bottles of hot sauce monthly.
Hunt A Killer: “Hunt A Killer is a monthly membership that spins dark tales for you to untangle. You will enter the mind of a serial killer complete with clues, codes, and ciphers. Each month you will receive items to aid your investigation: correspondence to interpret, objects to explore, and messages to analyze. Nothing is as it seems. Like a detective, you must look closely at all the evidence and think outside the box. Join our community and work together to solve a mystery.”
iDream3D Box: “Introducing IDream 3D Box, a monthly subscription service focused on curated 3D printed items such as collectibles, games, life hacks, home items, wearables and other fun 3D goodies for every fan of this emerging technology! Eco-friendly, on-demand manufacturing with beautiful, biodegradable PLA materials.”
KrakBox: Skateboarding supplies.
Level40Two: Autographed cosplayer photos & artwork.
Lick My Dip: Hot sauce and spicy snacks.
Magic Monthly Box: Exclusive products from Disney theme parks. Multiple box sizes available.
Mickey Monthly: Disney merchandise. Original, Pin, and Snack editions available.
Mine Chest: Minecraft merchandise and projects. Powered by LootCrate.
Monthly Pepper Box: “Each month you will receive a box of 3x awesome artisan hot sauces.”
Movie Buff Box: “In each box you will receive 3 movies selected personally to your taste based off the options you selected in the questionnaire, located above. Also, included in each box will be 5-8 exclusive snacks provided by Jelly Bean Foods.”
My ScrapBox: Premium scrapbooking supplies.
Mystery Box Shop: Extremely random box of stuff from estate sales, storage auctions, etc.
Nerdy Post: “Each month features a different fandom from books, TV & movies! . . . Your Nerdy Post will be filled with 5-7 exclusive items featuring original, hand-lettered and illustrated quotes, symbols, images, etc.”
New Hobby Box: “This isn’t just a subscription box of random toys, this is a box of a new skill, project, or hobby.”
OllieCrate: Skateboarding supplies.
Retro Pop Box: “Each Retro Pop Box™ will contain 4-7 items, valued at over $45, that are carefully curated for a maximum jolt of nostalgia from YOUR FAVORITE DECADE. The unique pop-culture products within each box will span the decade and touch on iconic events, music, shows, movies, toys, candy and more!” Pick your decade: ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, or ’90s
Steam Chest: Steampunk T-shirts, art, games, etc.
StupidCrate: A monthly box with 3 to 6 “stupid” items. For example, the debut box included bacon-flavored “Pop Rocks” candy and finger sporks.
ThemePark Monthly: Authentic Disney Theme Park Merchandise.
TMNT Box: A monthly box of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise.
Unboxing the Bizarre: The Standard Box includes at least 4 items (1 x 4 holidays) based on 4 different weird, wacky, and offbeat holidays for the upcoming month along with an information card that includes some brief trivia about the holidays and some interesting suggestions on ways you can celebrate in all of the wackiness.
Walt Life Addiction Subscription: Officially licensed Disney merchandise.
Zine-o-Matic: Zines and indie art.
International (Note: The availability of these boxes varies as detailed.)
Block Haul Geek Lab: Only available for delivery in the Philippines.
Box 51: “Australia’s Monthly subscription Box full of nerdy, geeky, gaming & pop culture goodness.” International shipping unknown.
Cosmic Toy Box: UK-based. No delivery to the U.S.
Deck Maniacs: UK-based Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon booster pack subscription. Not currently available in U.S.
Epic Crateness: Based in Australia, currently not available in U. S.
Gaming Chest: UK-based. Standard subscriptions are not available for shipping to the U. S., but boxes can be purchased separately with U. S. and international shipping.
Lootchest: Based in Germany, not available in the U. S. Ships to Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic, England, and the Netherlands, with other EU nations possible at additional cost.
Nerd Chest: Based in Australia, currently not available in U. S.
Pop in a Box: UK-based.
Superloot: UK-based (higher shipping for US deliveries). Offers a Mystery Geek Box, a Comic Box, and a Candy Box.
Totally Rad Box: UK-based.