To tell you the truth, I’m not entirely sure if this is August’s box or September’s. I remember Chris had a few problems getting it delivered, but I don’t know if its late for September or very late for August. Anyway… as you know, I’ve previously subscribed to Nerd Block and Loot Crate – two geeky box subscriptions. I’m just about to receive my third Loot Crate (I had three Nerd Blocks too) and so I’m probably due to cancel soon and find something new! My Geek Box was one I was wondering about… but in the end, Chris subscribed and so I didn’t have to!!
Chris was lured into ordering My Geek Box when it was advertised that this month’s theme was Apocalypse. Chris a big fan of zombies, Walking Dead etc. and so this was the kick he needed to sign up. As soon as his box arrived, I was quick to dive in and get some snaps, wanting to let my lovely readers know if its something you should be considering or not!!
The contents of the box were as follows:
- World War Z book
- Walking Dead Vinyl Figure (blind box)
- My Geek Box magazine
- a Twinkie
- a glowstick
- a t-shirt
All in all, it doesn’t sound too bad, but in actual fact (and in my opinion), it was pretty terrible.
Sadly, and no fault of My Geek Box, Chris already owns the World War Z book (anyone want a copy?). It’s been out for a long time now and Chris has owned it well before the movie was made. Not only that, but with the movie being made, I’m sure even more copies were sold then, so really the chance of someone who is “into” an apocalypse theme, not having the book already, is pretty slim.
The Walking Dead figure is a blind box, so obviously no one – not My Geek Box and not you as a receiver – know what is going to be in it, until you open it. I have to admit, for me, this was the best part of the box. Partly because figures are always cool if you’re into the theme and secondly, because the figure turned out to be Daryl Dixon (and I love Daryl), Chris gave the figure to me!
The My Geek Box magazine was pretty pointless to be honest. It was about 6 pages of nothing much, majority being about some girl who did Cosplay of apocalypse type characters. The Twinkie and the Glowstick were really just random. I mean, why? Okay.. so I get that Twinkies are often mentioned as that must-have” or missed food, when the apocalypse sets in, but really? Also… glowsticks, same notion, needed in the dark etc. but still. Sad.
So finally that brings me onto the t-shirt. The design is… okay. The colour is just… well disgusting to be honest. There are very few people I know, who choose to wear yellow – certainly on a regular basis. Not only that, but the size is just HUGE. Chris did admittedly order a 2XL which is his usual size on TeeFury, Qwertee etc. but this is really just like a tent. Not only that but the print quality is poor and looks like it will wash off – its certainly not a professional looking print.
And so that is the contents of the “My Geek Box”. Honestly I am so glad that it wasn’t something I subscribed to as I would have been so disappointed. In truth, I think Chris was too, but with next months box themed “Nightmare” he’s hanging in there for a “better luck next time” type of thing. Personally, I’ve looked at the “past crates” and I’m not convinced. Sorry My Geek Box, but its just not that good.