A boxful of geeky treats with My Geek Box
What’s in the boooooooooooox?
BY ROBIN BATES, Jan 2nd 2019
plus postage. A variety of themed boxes available at other price points.
A surprising amount of value packed into an oversized box.
Subscription boxes. You can get them for food, perfumes, books, underpants, all sorts of things. My first exposure to them were at Comic Con, with a plethora of mystery boxes available. And I never really understood them, a gamble, sometimes an expensive gamble at that. So when My Geek Box asked if I’d like to try one out, I leapt at the chance to explore the unexpected treats inside.
OK I should stop taking extracting the Michael here, My Geek Box were very kind to send me a box to review so let’s take a look.
So what’s in the box?
The absolute best thing to do is watch the unboxing video below. You can see exactly what lurked beneath the sturdy cardboard flaps of the My Geek Box I’d been sent.
Just to make sure this was indicative of what you really get, I had someone order a second box – and the contents were almost identical, but featured a Mjolnir stress ball instead of Hulk’s veiny fist, and one had a Batmobile model to build, the other a Batwing.
What about that Batmobile?
Now this was a fiddly little thing, and so I began laying out the pieces. And checking the instructions…
And removing the parts.
I bent some pieces just from removing them from the metal sprue, I needed some needlenose pliers. So I ordered some.
I’ll return to this, but it’s the sort of thing you want a cold afternoon to sit inside and build.
If you like the items it’s actually pretty good value for money.
We did the maths!I tried to find like for like and used the price you can buy them for today, rather than RRP, where I could. Here’s the breakdown.
- Zelda Notebook – £6.99
- Batwing Keyring – £8.48
- Batmobile Model – £12.00
- Superman T Shirt – £12.00 (could not find exact match)
- Hulk Stress Ball – £5.00 (but out of stock everywhere)
Box price: £19.99Total value: £44.47
MY GEEK BOX CONCLUSION
A strong effort with this box, and while I’m not interested in the t shirt, everything else pretty much hit the mark – or near it. The Zelda notebook in particular was a standout, even if it didn’t fit the theme, which I’ve since found out was ‘Blockbuster’.
These things make for a great gift or prize, and we’ve given some away in the Coaching for Geeks community. Just be careful if you only want one – it is a subscription and they’ll keep sending them until you cancel.
So if you want a box (or 3, they do 3 different ones a month!) full of geek treats, you could do far worse the My Geek Box.
The Good Stuff:
- Great value for money
- Mostly very high quality items that I actually quite liked
- Love having something to build – the Batmobile looks surprisingly complex
The Bad Stuff:
- You might not like some of the items
- It’s a big box to take delivery of
- No one big standout item (though that could be a good thing!)
Subscribe or order a one off box now.
I’m more interested in their themed specials than the secrets of the mystery box, so go check out everything My Geek Box has available and treat yo self!