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Box Review: Bam Box – July 2016

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.

Bam Box

There is a handy sheet included with a description of all of the items in the box and any possible 1-Ups!

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This month’s theme was GALACTIC!

BAM! Pin – I received a cute Rocket pin from Guardians of the Galaxy. There were possible black and gold variants of this, but I actually like the common version I received best.

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EXCLUSIVE Boba Fett Steel Silhouette Figure – This exclusive size is perfect as a book end, which is what I’ll be using it for! There was also a possible Yoda or a 1-Up Darth Vader. These are very well-made and sturdy

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Mars Space Sand (Retail $5-8 on various sites) – This is a fun item that will be great to share with kids.

EXCLUSIVE Alien Resurrection Wardrobe Card – I’m not a big fan of the movie, so this was pretty much the only item I wont be keeping. It’s kind of a cool, unique collectible if you are a big fan of the movie.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Rank and Pin Set (Retail $20+ on ebay) – I’m a HUGE Next Gen fan, so I loved getting this collectible set. They do seem quite a bit larger than actually used on the show – but I’d probably only keep them on display rather than ever wear them anyway.

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Thanos Print by Logan Pack – This is a fantastic print. I’m very glad I received this Thanos option – it’s my favorite of all the possibilities, even compared to the 1-Up versions.

Did anyone receive a Gold Star Instant Winner with a signed comic?

Summary: This was yet another solid, unique box of goodies from this new mystery box subscription. I’m not usually one for prints, but Bam Box’s has been constantly top notch. And the 1-Up possibilities are such a fantastic idea and always fun to receive.

Box Review and Giveaway!: TeeBlox – July 2016

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 & TV, Games, Hot Meex, or Disney!

TeeBlox

Star Trek T-shirt – I love the color and the retro 8-bit look to this unique shirt. And I love the funny quote. This is one I will definitely wear.

TeeBlox

Ghost Rider Comic – This is a classic Ghost Rider comic. And I don’t think I’ve read any Ghost Rider yet, so I was really happy this was included!

Star Wars/Monty Python Mashup Sticker – I’m not a fan of the artwork, but it’s a clever mashup and pretty funny.

Summary: I really like this new mystery subscription! It’s a decent price for a quality shirt and a couple other fun items. I love that you can pick your theme. Though, maybe in the future it may be nice if you can switch your theme up without having to cancel and resubscribe under a new theme. I definitely recommend this sub if you love geeky shirts like I do!

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


Courtesy of TeeBlox, I have a code for a free shipment for one (1) lucky winner!

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Book Giveaway: Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia

Getting back from vacation, means that I don’t have time to gather a unique post or review anything – so a week of giveaways it is!

Courtesy of The Library of America, I have a copy of Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia by Ursula K. Le Guin for one (1) lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends August 19. I’ll draw a name on August 20, and notify winner via email.

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Book Giveaway: Night of the Animals

Courtesy of Ecco, I have a copy of Night of the Animals by Bill Broun for one (1) lucky winner!

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SciFi Book Review: Marvel’s Thor: Dueling with Giants

Marvel’s Thor: Dueling with Giants by Keith R. A. DeCandido

Synopsis:
During just another day for the God of Thunder, Thor is defending Asgard against invading trolls when the unthinkable happens―his hammer Mjolnir loses its enchantment. Thor is still more than a match for his enemies, and after vanquishing them he learns the secret to his sudden weakness. Mjolnir was switched without him knowing, and only one being would be cunning enough to carry out such a trick: Loki.

Review:
Dueling with Giants is the first in the Tales of Asgard Trilogy, this focusing on Thor and Loki. Loki make a deal with the frost giants all to trap Thor – but his plans never quite work out the way he hopes. His jealousy and trickery are very like his comicbook and film self. And he was really the highlight of the story. The archaic speech of Thor and the others are like the comics and film as well. So, it may slow readers down a bit, but it’s not confusing to understand. There is a good amount of action and Thor fight scenes – an especially exciting one near the climactic ending. This is a fast-paced, quick read that Thor (and Loki) fans ages 10 and up will enjoy. Books 2 and 3 will focus on Lady Sif and the The Warriors Three respectively.

SciFi Book Review: Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory

Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory by Nick Scott and Noa Gavin

Synopsis:
Carson High School seniors Scott and Davey don’t have much common ground―that is, until all universes begin collapsing into their school. Soon, the avowed loner and the mean-girl cheerleader realize that something is very wrong, and they’re the only two who are aware of what’s happening. Demon versions of their teachers roam the halls, a cowboy sloth appears sporadically, and some students randomly burst into flames, while angry interdimensional counterparts of other students destroy everything in sight.

Now it’s up to two seniors from opposite sides of the social spectrum to defeat this scourge and save not only their high school but also the world. Armed with little more than school supplies and Scott’s trusty copy of The NEW Multiverse Theory, can these unlikely heroes put their differences aside and stop the total chaos? If they can’t, the end of the world may just be beginning.

Review:
Scott is a relatable loner who has just a small group of unique friends. Davey is a self-involved “princess” who is not at all likable – at first. But for some reason both begin to see incredible things such as dead frogs who begin talking and begging not to be dissected. Things only get weirder from there.

Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory is a strange and wacky story. Full of bizarre creatures, colorful characters, and a big mystery – this story is fast-paced and a quick read. The quirky humor is what makes it work. It’s old school scifi meets a YA comedy – a lot of fun.

SciFi Book Review: Star Trek: Legacies: Book 1: Captain to Captain

Star Trek: Legacies: Book 1: Captain to Captain by Greg Cox

Synopsis:
An epic new trilogy begins—a tie-in for the milestone fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series—that stretches from the earliest voyages of the Starship Enterprise to Captain Kirk’s historic five-year-mission…and from one universe to another!

Hidden aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise is a secret that has been passed from captain to captain, from Robert April to Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk. Now the return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One has brought that secret to light, and Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began with April so many years ago…

Nearly two decades earlier, April and his crew first visited the planet Usilde, where they found both tragedy and a thorny moral dilemma. Today, the legacy of that fateful occasion will compel Kirk to embark on a risky voyage back to that forbidden world—which is now deep in territory claimed by the Klingon Empire!

Review:
When Number One (Una) joins Kirk’s Enterprise, she’s a more than a bit standoffish. And it turns out she has a secret motive that no one suspects. We only briefly saw Number One is the pilot episode of Star Trek, as Captain Pike’s first officer. This story goes back even further to Captain April’s Enterprise in a gripping backstory.

I was excited for this first story in the one-off trilogy, Legacies. I pleasantly surprised with the plot twists and how the backstory of Captain April’s crew ties in to Kirk’s adventure. The story is fast-paced and captivating. New aliens, first contact, and the threat of Klingons make for a novel fans won’t want to miss. Events build to a huge cliffhanger that made me happy that we won’t have to wait long for the next installment. This 50th anniversary arc is a fantastic homage to the original Star Trek and it’s preceding crews. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Book Giveaway: Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion Picture Book and CD

Courtesy of Disney Press, I have a copy of Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion: Includes a CD with Song for one (1) lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends August 12. I’ll draw a name on August 13, and notify winner via email.

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