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Box Review: Bam Box – February 2018

Bam Box

The Bam Box was founded in 2015 by Bloof, the same team of geeks, comic book lovers and pop culture collectors that started ComiconAuction.com. We love collecting. We love the thrill of it, the mystery of it and especially that feeling you get when you have a collectible in your hands that you are really excited about. So we set out to bring something different to everyone.

There are some great subscription boxes on the market, but we felt there was still something missing. We went to the drawing board with the goal of creating the box we would want to show up on our doorstep. After a lot of ideas and prototypes we arrived at the Bam Box. From the design of the box to the items inside to the instant winners we send out, we accomplished what we wanted to do: give you the subscription box we would be jealous of.”

Cost: 1 month plan starts at $24.99 plus $7.99 s/h

*SciFiChick.com received a box for review purposes.

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There is a nice, glossy page of the items included, which is a necessity for some items at times!

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T-800 CPU Brain Chip ReplicaTerminator fans can power up their Skynet unit. This is a nice, heavy replica that’s definitely heavier than an actual chip would be. But it won’t break!

Dana Scully FBI Badge Prop ReplicaX-Files fans could have also received a Fox Mulder badge.

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Laura Vandervoort Signed Print – She played Supergirl on Smallville, she was the star of Bitten, but my favorite was her role on the V reboot.

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“Harley Girl” Fan Art Print – This is a miss for me, as I don’t care for the pin-up look nor Harley Quinn.

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Wakanda Fan Art Print – I usually don’t care for fan art. But this print of Black Panther is pretty great.

Summary:
There were no filler pins this time, which I didn’t mind at all! The descriptions on the list of included items is nice, but if I wasn’t a fan of the show or movie, I wouldn’t have known what franchise some items are from, like the chip. The Laura Vandervoort signed print was impressive. But the Black Panther print was my favorite item.

Box Review: TeeBlox – February 2018

TeeBlox

TeeBlox is a t-shirt subscription service that brings 100% authentic licensed geek and gamer shirts to your doorsteps every month. No hidden fees. Cancel anytime. Satisfaction Guaranteed.”

Get 1 shirt and 2 other items starting at $12.99/mo and use code: SCIFICHICK24 to get 24% off your first month!

Subscribers can pick from the following categories: SciFi, Marvel, DC Comics, Cartoons, Movies and TV, Games, Hot Meex, or Disney!

*SciFiChick.com received a box for review purposes.

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Star Wars Shirt – This is a fun cartoon design on a charcoal gray shirt. It’s a nice material that I’ll enjoy wearing.

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Star Wars Stickers – These were fun filler that matched the Star Wars theme.

Summary: I was happy to see a gray shirt instead of black again. The color and quality is great!

Remember, use code: SCIFICHICK24 to get 24% off your first month!

Received in February

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:

Mystery Boxes:
TeeBlox
Bam Box

Amazon Press / 47North:
Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol
Traitor Born by Amy A. Bartol

BBC Books:
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet by Douglas Adams
Doctor Who: Who-ology Regenerated Edition by Cavan Scott

Daw:
Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe by Marshall Ryan Maresca

Del Rey:
Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins

Disney Hyperion / Free Form / Marvel:
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cobalt Squadron by Elizabeth Wein
Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu
City of Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
Ship It by Britta Lundin
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious by Shannon Hale
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Dean Hale
A Wrinkle in Time: A Guide to the Universe by Kari Sutherland

Gallery Books:
Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward

Harper Teen:
The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

Harper Voyager:
Awakened by James S Murray
King of Ashes by Raymond E Feist
The Queen of Sorrow by Sarah Beth Durst
The Poppy War by R. F Kuang
Blood of the Four by Christopher Golden

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:
The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty

Kensington Books / Rebel Base:
A Choice of Crowns by Barb Hendee
Through a Dark Glass by Barb Hendee

Night Shade Books:
The Song of All by Tina LeCount Myers
The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea by Ellen Datlow

Penguin / Putnam:
The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Pyr:
Blade and Bone by Jon Sprunk

Scholastic / Chicken House:
The Fandom by Anna Day
Damselfly by Chandra Prasad

Simon and Schuster / Saga Press:
The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi

St Martin’s Press:
The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum
Halcyon by Rio Youers

Subterranean Press:
Blood’s a Rover by Harlan Ellison
Mira’s Last Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

Titan Comics:
Assassin’s Creed Uprising Volume 2: Inflection Point by Dan Watters

Tor:
Head On by John Scalzi
Good Guys by Steven Brust
If Tomorrow Comes by Nancy Kress
Dayfall by Michael David Ares

Tor Teen / Starscape:
Max’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale by W. Bruce Cameron
To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl Scarborough
Pacifica by Kristen Simmons

William Morrow:
The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

Box Review: Bam Box – January 2018

Bam Box

The Bam Box was founded in 2015 by Bloof, the same team of geeks, comic book lovers and pop culture collectors that started ComiconAuction.com. We love collecting. We love the thrill of it, the mystery of it and especially that feeling you get when you have a collectible in your hands that you are really excited about. So we set out to bring something different to everyone.

There are some great subscription boxes on the market, but we felt there was still something missing. We went to the drawing board with the goal of creating the box we would want to show up on our doorstep. After a lot of ideas and prototypes we arrived at the Bam Box. From the design of the box to the items inside to the instant winners we send out, we accomplished what we wanted to do: give you the subscription box we would be jealous of.”

Cost: 1 month plan starts at $24.99 plus $7.99 s/h

*SciFiChick.com received a box for review purposes.

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This is the 2 Year Anniversary box! And we’re back to having a page of what’s included in the box – which was missing in the past couple boxes!

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Walking Dead Pin and Hand of the King Replica Pin The Game of Thrones pin/broach (for those few who, like me, don’t watch Game of Thrones and didn’t know what this was referring to) is a heavy, well-made replica. Just wish I cared about the series.

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Two-Face Coin – Batman’s nemesis Two-Face uses a coin like this to make decisions. I knew right away what this was supposed to be!

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Signed Print – This was one of four possibilities of supporting cast members, or an even rarer one of all four signatures on one print.

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Stranger Things Art Print – I received a 1-Up variant of this print! I’m a fan of Stranger Things, so this was really cool.

Summary:
I’m so glad we’re back to a page of item descriptions! Though, it could stand to be a little more informative. The two collectibles (I never count the small, filler pins) are very small but well-done. And I appreciate the variety of franchises that are represented. You won’t find these items in any other mystery box.

NEXT MONTH: There will be items from: X-Files, Black Panther, Ghostbusters, Smallville, and Terminator! Wow!

Received in January

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:

Blu-Rays:
Blade Runner 2049 Blu-ray
Geostorm Blu-Ray

Mystery Boxes:
TeeBlox
Bam Box

Abrams:
The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Phil Szostak

Amazon / 47North:
Zero Limit by Jeremy K. Brown

Daw:
Outpost by W. Michael Gear

Del Rey:
Tarnished City by Vic James

Disney Hyperion / Freeform Books:
Reflection: A Twisted Tale by Elizabeth Lim
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Gallery Books:
HALO: Smoke and Shadow by Kelly Gay

Harper Collins / Ecco:
Blackfish City by Sam J Miller

Harper Voyager:
A Study in Honor by Claire O’Dell
Witch Creek by Laura Bickle

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:
Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay

Hogarth:
The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith

Macmillan Teen / Swoon / FSG / Imprint / Feiwel and Friends:
Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez
Between Frost and Fury by Chani Lynn Feener
When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn
The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman
How We Roll by Natasha Friend
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff
Mayfly by Jeff Sweat
The Outcast: Prequel to the Summoner Trilogy by Taran Matharu
The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cozzo

Penguin Teen / Razorbill:
Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

Scholastic / Point:
The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry
The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Shadow Mountain:
The Eternity Elixir by Frank L. Cole
Mysteries of Cove, Book 3: Embers of Destruction by J. Scott Savage

Skyhorse Publishing:
The Clinic by David Jester

Subterranean Press:
Rough Justice by Kelley Armstrong

Titan Magazines:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Official Collector’s Edition by Titan

Tor:
Child of a Mad God by R. A. Salvatore

Tor Teen:
Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid

Vintage Books:
Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck

Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok Releases Digitally on Feb 20 and 4K and Blu-ray on Mar 6!

Press Release:
Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” electrified both audiences and critics alike and now fans can enjoy the colorful cosmic adventure at home. Fans who bring home the Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) of “Thor: Ragnarok” will experience all the thunderous action and lightning-fast wit in stunning 4K Ultra HD with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features include deleted scenes; hilarious outtakes; an exclusive short: part three of the mockumentary “Team Thor,” retitled “Team Darryl” and featuring an eccentric new roommate; the evolution of MCU’s heroes culminating in “Avengers: Infinity War;” numerous making-of featurettes which explore the unique vision of director Taika Waititi; the story’s unstoppable women; the effortlessly charismatic Korg; the tyrannical leader of Sakaar, the Grandmaster; and the film’s comic-book origins; audio commentary by Waititi; and more. The action, humor, drama and spectacle, bursts into homes Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™, and Movies Anywhere, on Feb. 20 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on March. 6.

Box Review: Bam Box – December 2017

Bam Box

The Bam Box was founded in 2015 by Bloof, the same team of geeks, comic book lovers and pop culture collectors that started ComiconAuction.com. We love collecting. We love the thrill of it, the mystery of it and especially that feeling you get when you have a collectible in your hands that you are really excited about. So we set out to bring something different to everyone.

There are some great subscription boxes on the market, but we felt there was still something missing. We went to the drawing board with the goal of creating the box we would want to show up on our doorstep. After a lot of ideas and prototypes we arrived at the Bam Box. From the design of the box to the items inside to the instant winners we send out, we accomplished what we wanted to do: give you the subscription box we would be jealous of.”

Cost: 1 month plan starts at $24.99 plus $7.99 s/h

*SciFiChick.com received a box for review purposes.

Again, there was no mini mag this month, so I had to search again for a link to the description sheet: http://www.thebambox.com/decspoilersheet
If they’re going to continue to do this, they really need to put a card in the box providing the link.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Pin and Nightmare Before Christmas Bill

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Supernatural Dean’s Amulet – Prop replicas are a fun addition. And there is a cult following for this show, so I’m sure there will be many happy fans.

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A Christmas Story Mini Leg Lamp Kit – I don’t want to open this, because it’ll make a great White Elephant gift next Christmas!

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Deep Roy Signed Willy Wonka Print – Thankfully, the back says who signed it.

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Christmas Deadpool Art Print – There were several variants available as 1-ups for this.

Summary:
The ebooklet that you have to go searching for was a big disappointment again. The only think I’ll be keeping is the Leg Lamp Kit as a gag gift. The others are misses for me.