Back in the old days, collecting fandom gimcracks required attending conventions, trolling second-hand stores or lurking around comics shops. Thanks to the Internet—and parcel delivery services—nerds of all stripes can get pop culture schwag sent right to their doors.
Loot Crate, which self describes as a provider of "awesome geek and gamer gear," sends subscribers boxes brimming with shirts, trinkets and assorted quirky items each month. April's crate, for example, riffs on the theme "quest" and hints at merch from Harry Potter, Vikings, Labyrinth and Game of Thrones. In March, Loot Crate members were treated to variations on the theme "versus," and received a T-shirt of "Mirror-Mirror" Spock, Alien vs. Predator figurines, a reversible Punisher/Daredevil beanie and a comic book.
If you're a superfan and looking for one-of-a-kind ways to wear your nerd cred on your sleeve, Loot Crate has you covered: "It's like Comic-Con in a box."