Good afternoon my young padawans. M here again with September's GeekFuel Box. It took a bit of a beating on its way here, and may have lost an item or two in transit :( DPO isn't doing so well these days...
As a reminder, GeekFuel is a monthly surprise subscription box, with one-month, 3-month, 6-month, and year-long subscriptions. I snagged the 6-month one after my first box because I loved it so much. Their customer service has been awesomely responsive (DPO lost one of my boxes. It still hasn't surfaced) and I have yet to be disappointed with a box. Given how persnickety I can be, that's saying something.
As you may have guessed, the theme was mostly space and I loved it. The high pitched giggly squealing may have given me away. So awesome. Showcased here against dear old love-to-hate-it Drexel, the box contained the following:
- Doctor Who Tardis and Dalek ice cube tray - $9 on Amazon - There was much squealing for this. Much better than *spoilers* Sonic Sunglasses (don't even get me started on how horrible they are)
- Bob's Burgers Comic - special edition, but similar go for ~$15 on Amazon - I have been made to understand that I'm missing out by not getting into Bob's Burgers and Adventure Time... Maybe once I'm done swooning over the Arrow. Maybe. Somehow I think I'll just start from the beginning again... those abs...
- Roche Fusion Steam Code - $12 on Steam - downloading on Steam as I type, it's described as an "all you can shoot space buffet," which almost guarantees that I'll be awful at it :) Looks like it should be fun, though.
- Espionage Cosmetics 'Nailed It' Blue and Red Mask nail wraps - $10 on espionagecosmetics.com - I know what I'm doing to my nails for Halloween! These are cute, and the website, which I'd never heard of before, is full of geek-themed makeup and goodies. Love. Hmmm.... they also appear to be plotting a subscription box... this cannot be good... The only thing that is annoying about these, though, is all the 'this is a girl-gift' branding around it - I say if a guy wants glittery nails he should darn well be able to have glittery nails.
- Erick Scarecrow Galactic Star Wars artwork - ~$15 according to Google - I am still on the fence regarding the crossguard lightsaber, but is a very nifty poster, even if I didn't the special all-red limited edition.
- Now, I don't know if they just never got put in, or if they fell out in the rough treatment of the box in the mail, but there should have also been a mini-magazine and a pin from the Ares 3 Mission (if you haven't read The Martian by Andy Weir, put this blog away and go read it. Now. It's very well done and I can only hope that the movie lives up to the book)
- Aaaaaaand.... the T-shirt!!!
|Bowie Fett? Boba Stardust? The Thin White Bounty Hunter?|
The T-shirts remain my favorite part of these boxes. Great for flaunting my geek pride and just darn awesome. This month's David Bowie - Boba Fett number is, as always, full of win.
Once again, GeekFuel totally nailed it for me. I'd give it a 10 on value, with over $60 (not including the T-shirt!) in goodies for $22, a 10 on fun, and a 9 on appropriate for me (only because of the burger comic). The force was clearly strong with this one.
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