Geek Fuel is a monthly subscription box “filled with t-shirts, toys, digital games, limited edition collectibles, and all things epic.” The box can be purchased on a monthly renewal at $23.90 per month, or discounts for purchasing several months or more upfront.
The box comes with a great mini magazine that’s always fun to flip through.
There is now a spoiler card listing all the items in the box.
Wonder Woman and Batman Mugs – These are a little small for my use. But they’ll make great stocking stuffers for my superhero-living niece and nephew.
Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy “Pair and a Spare” Socks – These are cute Rocket socks with one spare mix and match Groot sock. I don’t like the idea of three socks as one will wear out faster than the others. It’d be better to have 2 complete sets of mix and match socks.
Geek Fuel Temple Pin – Does anyone actually collect all these filler pins that ALL these mystery geek boxes seem to have? I’ve tossed more than I can count.
Downloadable Dandy Game – I don’t play these types of games, so I’ll probably see if someone else wants it.
Futurama Tshirt – I have zero desire to ever watch an adult cartoon, let alone Futurama. So, this is a bummer. I don’t know a soul in real life who actually watches the show (or would admit it) either. Another for the donate pile.
Summary: Thankfully, I had a coupon code and got this box for a big discount. Maybe if I had liked the shirt, this wouldn’t have seemed like such a letdown. But I don’t think I’m keeping ANYTHING from this box. A couple things will be re-gifted and the rest tossed or donated. Bummer.
The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received in November for review and/or giveaways:
The Shannara Chronicles Season One Blu-Ray
Amazon Publishing / 47 North:
Ocean of Storms by Christopher Mari
Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno
Jed and the Junkyard War by Steven Bohls
Penguin Young Readers / Razorbill:
Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes
Star Trek: Prey: Book Three: The Hall of Heroes by John Jackson Miller
Random House Kids / Delacorte Press:
The Fever Code by James Dashner
Exo by Fonda Lee
Velocity by Chris Wooding
Last Descendants: An Assassin’s Creed Novel #2: Tomb of the Khan by Matthew J. Kirby
Simon and Schuster / Ubisoft:
Assassin’s Creed: Heresy by Christie Golden
Dear Sweet Filthy World by Caitlin R. Kiernan
The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
Star Trek Beyond – The Collector’s Edition by Titan
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Cost: 1 month plan starts at $24.99 plus $7.99 s/h
*SciFiChick.com received a box for review purposes.
The box has a mini mag called “Spoiler Booklet” with details on the box, with all possible 1-ups. But there was only rare pins and custom comic variants as far as I could see.
This month’s theme was “Adult Cartoon.”
The pin I received this month was Chef from South Park. Subscribers also could have received Cartman, Kenny, or rare Kenny’s with an additional Dead Kenny.
Homer Simpson Metal Sign – I don’t like the Simpsons, but this is a pretty funny sign. I’ll probably use as a gag gift at some point.
Cosplayer dressed up as Jessica Rabbit Print – Who wants a print of a random person no one knows dressed up as a cartoon character? Not me. Weird. If you’re going to include a print, it needs to be an actual famous person or artwork that some people would care about.
Bob’s Cronen-Burgers Print – Subscribers could have gotten a Beavis and Butthead print instead. Neither appealed to me.
Betty Boop Comic Variant – Some boxes could have received custom sketch covers. It looks like I received the standard exclusive black and white variant. It is signed though, so that’s cool.
Summary: I don’t like adult cartoons, or children’s either for the most part. So, already I wasn’t going to like most of the series. I thought last month’s box was sparse, but this one was even smaller (literally a smaller box). I would think two prints, a comic, sign, and a filler pin would be quite a disappointment for someone who paid full price. This used to be a unique box with fun additions I rarely saw in other boxes. But it’s definitely missing uniqueness now. A shirt or accessory or fun toy needs to be added if they’re going to keep the price point where it is.
Star Trek Beyond – The Collector’s Edition published by Titan Comics
Star Trek magazine has compiled a Collector’s Edition for Star Trek Beyond film. In fact, the pages are glossy, if a bit thicker than a magazine. I used to subscribe to the Star Trek magazine as a teen, so this was somewhat nostalgic too.
This full-color hardback book has interviews with each of the cast members and director, as well as interesting facts about the characters. There are behind-the-scenes looks at the costumes, make-up/prosthetics, and more. There is an impressive amount of stunning photos that have been assembled. The articles are diverse, fascinating, and entertaining. As a huge fan of the film, I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of images and stories.
“Star Wars and Funko are proud to present Smuggler’s Bounty, the only OFFICAL Star Wars subscription box in the galaxy! Featuring 100% exclusive collectibles, apparel and accessories from the Star Wars universe, each box is carefully curated for Star Wars fans and shipped directly to your doorstep. Every box is themed specifically around the Star Wars films with collectors in mind. For just $25 (plus shipping) every other month, members will receive a box full of exclusive Star Wars-themed Funko collectibles and a host of other surprises valued at over $50. Each box will focus on a different part of the Star Wars universe and include memorabilia exclusive to the program, perfect for any Star Wars fan.”
The theme this month was Rogue One!
Rogue One Patch and Pin – these are small collectibles included in each box.
The box comes with a handy card detailing the items included.
Rogue One POP Shirt – I’m not a big fan of the POP style shirts, but the design is pretty cute. And of course, it’s yet ANOTHER black shirt.
EXCLUSIVE Jyn Erso Funko POP – This exclusive has Jyn wearing much different clothing than other POPs, complete with hat and goggles.
Then, Lois Lane decided to act like a cat and get in the way…
EXCLUSIVE Imperial Death Trooper Funko POP – This exclusive Death Trooper is “decorated with an ammunition belt packed with explosives” and holds a gun, at ease. He’s pretty cool-looking.
EXCLUSIVE Darth Vader Mini Hikari – Funko is trying something new, yet again. This is the first ever Mini Hikari. It’s definitely not as ugly as full-size Hikaris. But I’m definitely not collecting these. This came in 5 colors that subscribers could have received. Thankfully, I received the sparkly black.
Summary: Funko ruined this box with spoilers almost a month ago. So there wasn’t anything that got me excited. The shirt and exclusive POPs were fine. And I was thrilled for a minute when I thought we all got a 3rd POP this month, only to see that the 3rd was actually a Mini Hikari. Bummer. I’m REALLY hoping Funko doesn’t let out spoilers for those of us who like to be surprised. They emailed it to everyone last month.
Next box theme…. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK! There is a spoiler for this one, but I’m actually really excited about it as it’s a POP Ride!
Last year, I reviewed the awesome lightsaber I received from UltraSabers. Now, they have pommel’s and emitter’s available to customize your lightsabers!
I received a choice of each to review.
Here is a pic of the original.
And this is a look at the War glaive pommel. Sure, the original is awesome. But it’s nice to be able to switch these up.
I also received the cool-looking Manticore Emitter pictured above with the pommel; however, I haven’t been able to connect this yet. Most likely user error on my part!
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*SciFiChick.com received a box for review purposes.
Star Wars Shirt – This is yet another fun and unique Star Wars design. The cute, 8-bit characters makes for an awesome retro look.
Generation X Comic – This is actually one of my favorite all-time comic lines. I own them all, including the graphic novels. But I certainly don’t mind a duplicate to be able to hook another friend or family member on the retro series.
Batman Silicone Wristband/Bracelet – This will be a great stocking stuffer for my niece or nephew.
Summary: Another awesome shirt and comic combo! And this time the bonus item was a hit too! One can never own too many geeky tshirts, so be sure to check out the great variety with this mystery pack.
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