My Geek Box Unboxing: December 2016December 24, 2016
Hello one and all, and welcome to another My Geek Box unboxing! First up, my apologies that this is a little late, but the box only came today, so it’s been quite literally impossible to do up until now. That’s OK though because, while late, this was an awesome box overall!
First up, this shirt really stood out. I’m pretty sure that there can’t be too many people out there who don’t at least know of ‘Straight Outta Compton’, even if they haven’t heard the song or seen the movie. And, of course, we all know that Gotham is the home of the Caped Crusader and his various cohorts and enemies. As mashes go, this is actually quite marvellous. Simple in design, but really cool.
This, meanwhile, was just staring at me. Seriously. I removed the t-shirt from the box, and there was the Judge, peering up with his (admittedly normal) moody look. If it wasn’t that I quite like Dredd, it would be thoroughly unnerving. It’s from the new Cult Vinyl range, and Dredd is the first character to be featured in said run. As you’d expect, it’s well made, and it looks pretty cool, so that’s a win as far as I’m concerned.
Next came the lucky Homer statue. What you can’t see in the picture is that when you open the box, the figure is in a fortune cookie wrapper. I’ve been watching The Simpsons since it started appearing on UK TV, so I have no issues with this at all as an item. It’s tacky in all the right ways!
Ah, Turncoat … I have no idea what this series is. I have honestly never even heard of it before. After skimming through it, there are a few things to note: First, the art is in a fairly standard Western style (which, despite my preference being for manga, is no bad thing). Second, this is a thick book. The last comic that MGB sent was a single issue, but this is a collected story running to 164 full colour pages. That’s pretty good! The blurb on the back sounds fun too. I expect this to be a darkly humorous superhero piece.
Finally, the 2017 Deadpool Calendar. I needed a new calendar, and Deadpool is cool, so that saves me some money! It’s full of the usual Deadpool goodness too.
So how does the pricing stand on this one? Well, I managed to source prices for all the items on Amazon.co.uk other than the Dredd vinyl (which I found on eBay).
- Straight Outta Gotham T-Shirt: £17.95
- Dredd Vinyl: £15.00
- Simpsons Lucky Homer: £4.04
- Turncoat Graphic Novel: £9.99
- Deadpool Calendar: £10.38
- TOTAL: £57.36
With a cost of £20.39 (including card charges), that makes the box value £36.97 more than it cost. I had a look back through, and that’s the highest value box that’s come through, which is just plain awesome! In all, there is not one item that I’m not happy with either. Literally everything in the box is great this month, and I could not be happier. As to picking a favourite item … I’m torn between the shirt and the Dredd figure.
Anyway, if you couldn’t tell, I am very happy with this one, and I hope you all enjoyed the posting as much as I enjoyed opening it. Thanks for reading everybody, I’ll catch ya later!
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?