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Loot Crate has announced the theme of their subscription box for March, and it’s titled “COVERT”. The description reads:

Calling all Agents of Loot!: We’re entrusting you with this top-secret (until now) intel: March’s Loot Crate is a dynamite, jam-packed collection of COVERT operations! We have compiled the very best of spies and undercover agents, operatives and espionage of some of your favorite spy & thriller themes and franchises. Among the assets we’ll be delivering are an EXCLUSIVE, officially licensed Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD replica collectible (complete with certificate of authenticity!); plus a Loot Crate Exclusive Orphan Black item; the return of an EXCLUSIVE t-shirt (not black!), plus some incredibly cool undercover-rrific wearable accessories; and much more! So study the mission and get ready to embark on an adventure in March!

Sounds like it’s going to be awesome. They also included an image of the cover of Goldeneye for the N64 in the announcement email which may or may not mean anything.

If you’re thinking about giving a Loot Crate subscription a try, you can check out our reviews for the January and February 2015 boxes to get an idea of what you can expect.

You can even get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “FASHIONABLYGEEK” at checkout.

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For those who have gone under the needle, many would say that their ink had been chosen with great care and the meaning is special, personal, and meant to last forever. We’ve seen amazing geeky tattoos from fans paying homage to their favorite characters and even their child’s childhood drawings for lasting memories, but Adam and Tanya Phillip did something even more special. They decided to get tattoos to match their daughter’s birthmark to make her feel less alone.

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Read more about these tattoos of love after the break.

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Back in November we told you about the College of Wizardry, a live action role playing group of almost 200 members that pose as students, staff, ghosts and creatures of the Harry Potter Universe.

Unfortunately, the group has made an agreement with Warner Bros. to detach itself from the Harry Potter universe in future events, but they still want to hold epic larps in a setting that is inspired by the books.

The group currently rents out a castle in Poland but has recently set up an Indiegogo campaign to raise enough funds for future larps and maybe even the $1 million they need to buy and renovate this unbelievable castle in Poland as a permanent home base. It’s an ambitious goal, but imagine taking dark arts classes generic wizarding classes in an actual castle? Walking through those corridors for a 4 day long LARP event set in the most magical themed universe in existence might be the most exiting weekend of your life!

College of Wizardry explains what members can expect in the future:

“Here, long-flowing robes and dragontooth wands meet jeans and leather jackets. Magical theory is taught in old castles to students at home on iPhones, and while some wizarding families proudly trace their lineage back to famous magicians such as Morgana le Fey or the Oracles of Delphi, there are powerful sorcerers popping up in suburban Chicago and downtown Shanghai.”

(via Mirror)

shirt sale

Our shirt sale has been extended though the weekend!

That’s right—we have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14.

Tank tops, crewnecks and hoodies are also on sale for $18, $30 and $35 respectively.

So head on over to the store and grab your favorites.

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All Loot Crate subscribers (and only Loot Crate subscribers) are automatically entered to win a Mega Crate that is given away each month. They’ve done things a bit differently for March by revealing what’s inside the Mega Crate early. As you can see from the image above, it’s loaded with $2400 worth of badass stuff.

The February crate theme has expired, so all new subscribers will get their first box at the end of March. The March theme hasn’t been announced, but one lucky Looter is going to find this on their doorstep.

If you want to jump in with a subscription, you have until March 19th at 9pm PST to be eligible to win this particular Mega Crate. Even if you don’t win, you’ll have a box of awesomely nerdy goodies to look forward to.

And don’t forget that you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “FASHIONABLYGEEK” at checkout!

harley quinn prize pack

Just a quick reminder, today is your last chance to win our prize pack from Hot Topic’s Harley Quinn Collection!

The Harley Quinn Prize Pack includes:

1. Harley Quinn Mad Love Long Shopper Tote
2. Harley Quinn Card Super Plush Throw
3. Funko DC Comics Pop! Harley Quinn Vinyl Figure
4. Harley Quinn Footbag
5. Harley Quinn Roller Derby Pint Glass
6. A $50 Hot Topic Gift Card

Head on over to the contest page for all the details on how to enter!

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Having a little portable power for your phone would come in very handy, and the TravelCard goes a step further by being small and slender enough to fit in your wallet. But the best part is that it is currently only $29 in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

The TravelCard is sleek, slim, perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle, and charges your iPhone from its convenient built-in cable.

“Very compact. Can be carried in a wallet easily. Love the built-in lightning cable,” TUAW

  • 30-40% reserve power w/ 1500mAh
  • Ultra-slim (3/16 inch thick)
  • Fits easily in a wallet
  • Lightweight aluminum top case
  • Built-in iPhone (5 and up) Apple-certified Lightning cable

TravelCard Wallet-Size Charger ($39 $29)

We also have awesome giveaways going on right now including a PS4, Macbook Pro, and Beats headphones. So get in on those while you still can!

shirt sale

That’s right. We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 through Friday.

Tank tops, crewnecks and hoodies are also on sale for $18, $30 and $35 respectively.

So head on over to the store and grab your favorites while you still can!

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You only have until February 19th at 9pm PST to get in on Loot Crate’s “Play” theme. And keep in mind that subscribers and subscribers alone are entered to to win the monthly Mega Crate (and this month’s Mega Crate is pretty friggin’ epic).

We don’t know exactly what’s in the “Play” crate yet, but we do have a few hints. First, there’s the official description:

It’s time to break out the dice, cards and controllers saddle up and strategize: February’s crate is dedicated to all the fun and fantastic games we love to PLAY! From tabletop to video games, we have put together a crate that celebrates both the boundless levels of adventure, creativity and excitement that great gaming can bring. Included will be a Loot Crate Exclusive Edition of a popular tabletop title, plus a vinyl collectible figure from KidRobot, a best-selling story much beloved by gamers & geeks worldwide, and so much more. Pull up a seat and let the games begin!

We also know that it comes with an exclusive Superfight deck. Firefly Online also revealed that the box will include one of four collectible cards with a special gift code that will unlock the Overland premium ship in the Cortex.

So, if you’ve been thinking about jumping on board with a monthly box of Loot Crate goodies, now looks like a good time. As always, you can save 10% on your subscription with the code “FASHIONABLYGEEK” at checkout.

Loot Crate has also unveiled a one year subscription option that saves you $24. Plus you get a bonus gift.

Head after the break to check out Loot Crate’s video for the “Play” theme.

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