Anyway, Friend E/Cousin T told me about this monthly subscription for videogame/anime/pop culture paraphernalia, and I couldn't resist trying it out!
It's called Lootcrate, and each month they send out a box of goodies loosely based on a theme. My first box, May, was "adventure" themed. I signed up for the 3 month plan to try it out - each box is ~$12 +s/h, and they say each one has a retail value of at least $40. Of course, it's all random stuff - so I guess you have to decide whether it's worth the price for a surprise.
And a reallly cool bottle opener.
Anyway, just my own estimates on stuff worth..
Minecraft hanger: ~$8 on amazon
Adventure Time mystery tin: ~$8 on amazon
Zelda bottle opener, CD and stickers: ???
So I guess it's safe to say the box is worth at least the $12+ I paid! Haha. I like this service a lot! It's a surprise present for every month! And no, I am not paid in boxes or otherwise for this 'review'. :P
I can start stockpiling Christmas/birthday presents for my friends and fam since between them all they represent the entire gamut of fandoms. Except for Friend E, cause he already subscribed to his own boxes :P
Anyway, I think this would be a great present for that geeky friend/family member that is hard to buy for. I can't wait for our June box!