My Geek Box Unboxing: October 2016

And here we go with another unboxing post, this time for My Geek Box‘s October offering. I am currently continuing with the standard My Geek Box monthly subscription at a cost of £7.99 a bunch, and after the success of the September box, I’ve been looking forward to this one coming through the door. But was it worth the money again? We shall see …

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It’s hard to show this in the picture, but the box is actually a little bigger than the last one. I’d have pictured them both next to each other, but the September box was recycled for a shoebox appeal, so I’m afraid that you’ll just have to take my word for it. Anyway, opening the box up saw only one shirt this time, but I’m cool with that.

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The shirt is pretty simple, but it’s a nice one. My first thought was that it was a skeletal hand, just in time for Halloween. Then I noticed that the fingers are splayed in a Vulcan salute! So, after getting a Star Wars shirt last time, we have a Star Trek shirt this time. This suits me just fine as I preferred Trek to Wars, with The Next Generation being my era of the show.

 

Next up, we have Turncoat: The Trial of Nus. This is a short comic that acts as a prequel to the indie horror film, Pandorica (which I REVIEWED HERE). I had my suspicions that there would be something Pandorica based in this box as the MGB Twitter Account had been pushing a Pandorica competition in the lead up to this box being shipped. I have no problem with this as I quite liked the film.

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The next thing I noticed were … Marvel bootlaces. They are pretty much what they sound like: bootlaces featuring the characters form the packaging. Nothing wrong with that.

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Now, the final two items are really cool. The first is this Aquaman figure. Am I a huge Aquaman fan? No, but the figure is a nice one.

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And then came this. Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary art. I am a HUGE fan of the Sonic franchise, so when I saw this at the bottom of the box, I freaked. This is getting framed and being hung somewhere in the house.

 

So, with the box empty, it was time to do some research and see what the prices were for the items. I sourced the figure price on Amazon.co.uk. I couldn’t find the exact bootlaces, so used the cost of a similar pair on the same site. I couldn’t find the shirt, so I’ve priced it at the lower end of unofficial shirts that I could find. For the Pandorica comic, I sourced a price form eBay. The Sonic Art is available on IWantOneOfThose.

  • Vulcan Bones Shirt: £6.99
  • Pandorica Comic: £5.00
  • Marvel Bootlaces: £1.76
  • Aquaman Figure: £16.26
  • Sonic Art: £9.99
  • TOTAL: £40.00

Once again, the box value was more than double what I paid for it, which is a good trend to follow. In terms of the quality, the bootlaces are useful enough and, while I’m not a fan, the Aquaman figure is cool. The Pandorica comic is a good addition to the mythology, but not one of my favourites. I really like the shirt, and the Sonic print is awesome. I’m not sure how I’d compare this box tot eh previous one, but I’m happy with the contents overall. So yeah, my subscription will be continuing.

So, what did you all think? A good haul or a waste of money?

 

P.S. If you like the look of My Geek Box, but you aren’t sure whether to try it or not, then it’s worth noting that you can get a discount by using a referral from me! Either follow THIS LINK or use the coupon code MATT-R69 and you’ll get £5 off your first box! On top of that, it helps me out too because each time that someone signs up using my link, I also get a £5 credit to use on the site. Not in the UK? That’s cool, because they ship worldwide too! So, if you’re tempted by the geeky surprise goodness, why not save yourself some money and help me earn some too?

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