So I’ve featured NerdBlock and Miz has had Lootcrate before which are both geeky subscription boxes from the States, think Glossybox but for comics, films and video games. Today, I’m sharing my first ever MyGeekBox which is the main version of this treat that comes solely from the UK. I was sent their October box which had the theme of Afterlife.
The whole system and design is exactly the same as Lootcrate and NerdBlock, you sign up for a one off box or a monthly subscription for around £20, they’re on offer for £17.99 at the moment. You choose your t-shirt size, these guys offer ladies and mens cuts which is a nice change. MyGeekBox also offers a t-shirt subscription and a children’s box as well as selling loads of geeky stuff like a normal online shop.
At the end of the month your box turns up in very much the same fashion as its competitors. The good thing about MyGeekBox is that each always includes a t-shirt which means you’ve got about your money’s worth in the shirt alone. I like very much that they let you choose ladies or men’s cuts.
The theme for this one was very vague, it wouldn’t have been one I had chosen, but here’s what I got: a metal zombie warning sign, a full size graphic novel of Twisted Dark by Neil Gibson, a wooden Dracula puzzle, a murder scene tea towel, zombie window sticker and this adorable Boo! t-shirt.
I absolute LOVE the t-shirt and will be wearing it loads, I got a size L which I would say is about a size 12-14 so bear that in mind if your a slightly larger lady, you may prefer a mens fit for a bigger size.
The rest of the box is fine, it’s not really my kinda thing, but it’s cool little gizmos. The graphic novel is a good addition, something that would normally be about £15 in the UK, so adds value to the box, unfortunately the subject matter isn’t my fave but we’ll give it a go. I was disappointed that there weren’t more licensed/branded items in this box as its competitors almost always have licensed items in it. Having looked back at their past boxes I’d say this one is definitely a weak one, I would have LOVED the Toons or Alliance one with their Adventure Time bits and anything with a Funko Pop figure is usually a hit too as we collect them.
Anyway, although this theme wasn’t for me, it’s still generally a good value buy, I’ll look out for other themes that are more my style and still think it’s a great gift idea.