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Box Review: Marvel Collector Corps – February 2016 – Deadpool

Marvel Collector Corps

This is the 6th box from Collector Corps and the theme was Deadpool! The Marvel Collector Corps offers these boxes starting at $25 plus s/h.

Marvel Collector Corps

Each box comes with an exclusive badge and pin.

Marvel Collector Corps

Deadpool #1 Variant Comic (Retail $4.99 +) – Deadpool is a fun read. I just read Hawkeye vs. Deadpool graphic novel and highly recommend! I haven’t started this line yet, so I’m happy to give it a go.

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Funko Deadpool Tshirt (Retail $10?) – I’m usually not a fan of the Funko-looking characters on tshirts. And ANOTHER black shirt. But this is a pretty cool design. I like it.

Marvel Collector Corps

Deadpool Mopeez (Retail $10+?) – I actually have a similar one to this in another color (mostly red) from another mystery box. I don’t see this mostly black color available for purchase on Amazon, so I’m guessing it’s exclusive too!

EXCLUSIVE Deadpool Dorbz (Retail $10+?) – How cute is this Cowboy Deadpool?! I love it!

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EXCLUSIVE Deadpool Funko POP! (Retail ?) – This design is just fantastic! It’s probably one of the most unique I’ve seen. It’s hard to see from the picture, but Deadpool has his legs kicked up under him and swords swung out, in an awesome action pose. He has a clear plastic stand that slides up under his back, and not very stable. But I’m not really complaining, because I love it too much.

Summary: I was really disapointed with the last Collector Corps box. But they hit it out of the park with this one. The shirt was solid. And 3(!) exclusive (2 of them very unique) Funko figures! Funko set a high bar with the exclusive POP this month too.. I would love if all had such a unique mold. Well done!

Mystery Box Review: SciFi Block – February 2016

SciFi Block

Sci-Fi Block contains licensed merchandise and collectibles hand-picked by our team of uber nerds representing the very best in science fiction entertainment. Each item is carefully selected and put through a series of in-house testing based on quality, brand association, collectability, and most importantly – the fun factor.” The price starts at $19.99 plus shipping per month.

COUPON CODE: Use MSA10 to get 10% off your first month!

SciFi Block

There wasn’t a theme this month, but they let us know ahead of time what movies they are focusing on.

SciFi Block

I LOVE STAR WARS Tshirt (Retail $10?) – This is my favorite item in the box. Despite yet another black shirt, I like the simple and fun design.

SciFi Block

Yondu Funko POP! (Retail $6-10) – Subscribers had a 50-50 chance on getting Yondu or The Collector in this box. Unfortunately, I have all of the Guardians POPs save for Drax. And this isn’t even an exclusive. So my niece gets to start collecting my duplicate POPs. She’s a Guardians fan too, so she was happy to get my leftovers.

SciFi Block

Alien: Ripley Funko Reaction Figure (Retail $8) – It was nice to get 2 Funko items in the box! Though, I don’t collect these, so I’ll be regifting.

EXCLUSIVE Star Trek Communicator Note Pad (Retail $1?) – This was disappointing, as the one exclusive item is just filler. I don’t know many people who use little note pads like this anymore.

SciFi Block

Star Wars Beanie (Retail about $15) – This was a fun, featured item. With “Storm” on the front and “Trooper” on the back. This will definitely get some use.

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Summary:
Despite a few disappointments, this remains a solid box for scifi lovers. The value is great, and the items are (for the most part) unique and wearables and collectables.
I’ll skip next month, as I don’t care for Dr Who or the 5th Element (another spoiler via email).

Box Review: Comic Bento – January 2016

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Comic Bento is a subscription Graphic Novel Box – A surprise selection of fantastic Graphic Novels with at least $60 worth of comics in every box and mailed right to your door!

Pricing starts at $20/month plus shipping.

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The box comes with a nice card that gives details on each of the selections.
This month’s theme was THE GREY AREA.

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Superior Iron Man: Infamous (Retail $19.99) – I’ve heard of this one, but haven’t read it yet, so I was really excited this was included. Also, this is a new release in paperback this month – it’s nice to get a mixture of newer as well as older graphic novels!
Publication Date: January 19, 2016

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RAI: Welcome to the New Japan (Retail $9.99) – I haven’t read this series yet, but the synopsis sounds interesting. I’m looking forward to checking it out.
Publication Date: October 28, 2014.

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Troublemaker (Retail $17.99) – I’m a fan of Janet Evanovich’s mysteries, so this was a great surprise! And it’s a hardback.
Publication Date: July 20, 2010

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Lola XOXO: The Journey Home (Retail $14.99) – I’ve never heard of this. But a post-apocalyptic story with a strong female lead sounds promising.
Publication Date: February 2, 2016

Summary: This is the mystery box I look forward to the most each month. This month did not disappoint. I loved the Iron Man and Evanovich selections, and look forward to checking out a couple new books with interesting premises.

Box Review: Supply Pod – January 2016

Supply Pod

Supply Pod (by Outer Places) uniquely delivers products themed around upcoming sci-fi releases and scientific events.

A single Supply Pod starts at $39.99 plus shipping and handling. Subscriptions will save you money and ship about every other month now. And save 10% with the discount code: CHICK10

SciFiChick.com received a free Pod for review.

Supply Pod

This January box had an X-Files theme!

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Dana Scully Funko POP! (Retail $11.57 on Amazon at the moment) – I love this POP! The detail down to her badge is fantastic. Now, I have to go buy Mulder…

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X-Files Timeline Poster (Retail $14.99) – Click on the image for a more detailed look.

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Cell Phone Wallet (Retail $10) – This is an adhesive, felt sticker for the back of your cell phone. Maybe if you had a dull or plain cover, you’d want to use this. But I love my cover too much to hide it. And I’d never put adhesive on the back of a phone I’d eventually want to sell back for an upgrade.

Supply Pod

EXCLUSIVE Knit Beanie Hat (Retail $5-7?) – These fun beanies are stitched with “Be Ready” and a flying saucer on the front and Supply Pod’s logo on the back! This all-sizes wearable item was a great idea for winter.

Truth Detector Card (Retail $3) – I remember these from childhood! With these and mood rings, mine would always stay the most boring color, if it changed at all.

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Guess I’m a truth-teller!

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The Real Science Behind the X-Files by Anne Simon (Retail $19.99) – This autographed (!) book is the one science item in the box. There are some nice reviews on Amazon for this book, though none of the lengthy ones are verified purchases. I’m still curious enough to check it out…

X-Files Season 11 #1 Comic (Retail $3.99) – I’ve read a review copy of this, but didn’t have a hardcopy yet. I collect comics, so this was another plus for me.

Summary:
I was a bit bummed that there wasn’t a science experiment or project like the past boxes. Besides the book, this could have been a X-File themed box from any other geeky box sub. Yet, it was still a really fun box full of X-Files goodies, so I’m not complaining! The value was pretty spot on too.

X-Files box is still available for a few more weeks! I haven’t heard what the next theme will be yet…
Save 10% with the discount code: CHICK10

Box Review: Smuggler’s Bounty – January 2016

Smugglers Bounty

“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.”

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Star Wars Resistance Patch and Pin – these are small collectibles included in each box.

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Resistance POP Tshirt (Retail $10?) – I’m not crazy about POP shirts, because they’re a bit too cutesy. But this one does have a lot of fun characters, so it may end up as a sleep shirt for my niece.

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C3PO POP Mug – These POP mugs are really weird, and don’t really work well. And are terrible to clean. I don’t need another collector-only item. I wish they’d either switch to traditional mug design or stick to the POP figures, not mugs. This is a fail.

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EXCLUSIVE (Force Awakens) Flocked Chewbacca Funko POP – As you can see, he’s fuzzy all over and super cute. I love this one. Though, I do wonder why they chose to do ANOTHER flocked Chewbacca, when GameStop already has an exclusive flocked Chewie. This is fuzzier and “older” but let’s face it, he really didn’t age much. I wish they would have gotten a little more creative here.

Summary: I was really bummed there wasn’t an exclusive Poe POP, as this was a RESISTANCE theme. And he or Leia should have been included. Hopefully, they do another soon!

Box Review: Comic Bento – December 2015

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Comic Bento is a subscription Graphic Novel Box – A surprise selection of fantastic Graphic Novels with at least $60 worth of comics in every box and mailed right to your door!

Pricing starts at $20/month plus shipping.

Comic Bento

The box comes with a nice card that gives details on each of the selections.
This month’s theme was THROWBACKS.

Comic Bento

Youngblood #1: Focus Tested (Retail $9.99) – This one is new to me, and it looks like something I’ll enjoy!

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The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story (Retail $19.99) – I’m not a Beatles fan, so this was a big miss. I’d rather they stick to scifi, fantasy, and adventures stories.

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Battlestar Galactica: Memorial #1 (Retail $19.99) – I actually had this on my Amazon Wishlist, so I was really happy to score this title! I love the original BSG.

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Marvel Masterworks (Various) – I received Uncanny X-Men Volume 4(Retail $24.99) – I love Uncanny X-Men series, so I was happy to see this one too!

Summary: The value was fantastic this month! And there’s only one book I’m getting rid of, the rest I’m excited about. I love that this box is so consistent. I probably look forward to this mystery box more than any other.

And…..
January Theme: The Grey Area

Box Review: Supply Pod – December 2015

Supply Pod

Supply Pod (by Outer Places) uniquely delivers products themed around upcoming sci-fi releases and scientific events.

A single Supply Pod starts at $39.99 plus shipping and handling. Subscriptions will save you money and ship about every other month now.

SciFiChick.com received a free Deluxe Pod for review.

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This December box had a Star Wars theme.

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Star Wars MimoPowerTube (Retail $30) – I have seen this on retail sites and have been so tempted to buy. And I received R2D2 – the one I had been eying. I was very excited about this.

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It even comes with a little bag to house the charger and cord. The cord has a detachable lightning adapter that houses the micro USB to charge the device itself.

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Star Wars Canon Timeline Poster (Retail $15) – I’m not going to lie. I plan on keeping this to refer to with my Star Wars novels. It’s certainly a lot more simple than Star Trek canon!

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Star Wars Psychology edited by Travis Langley (Retail $14.95) – I love that this box has included a book in both of their boxes so far. I hope they continue to.

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Star Wars Force Awakens Socks (Retail $12.95) – I just received the BB-8 socks in the December Loot Crate box. But only the one pair. I love the black and gray Star Wars pair of socks – I’ll get a lot of use from these.

Crystal Growing Box Kit (Retail $9.95) – Supposedly, “a set of crystals resonates at the heart of every lightsaber.” So, this little science kit is a clever way to grow your own crystals to power a future lightsaber.

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Here’s a list of what the kit includes.

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Star Wars Jelly Bellys (Retail $2-3 each?) – These are perfect for my Star Wars Jelly Belly dispenser I keep at my desk at the office.

Star Wars Pin (Retail $.50?) – I received an X-Wing silhouette.

Summary: This was another fantastic box from Supply Pod. The value greatly surpassed the cost of the box. And the curation was a great mix of science, accessories, and fun. Instead of a monthly box, Supply Pod is now every other month. If the quality of this box remains, I can understand wanting an extra month to plan and find unique items for each theme. It’s easily one of my top favorite mystery boxes. This box sold out, so don’t miss the next one.

Next Supply Pod theme: X-Files, to honor the release of the new movie!
Save 10% with the discount code: CHICK10

Box Review: Loot Crate – December 2015

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“Loot Crate™ delivers the best in geek + gaming gear. From collectibles, apparel, tech gadgets, art, and other epic gear, it’s like Comic-Con in a box!”

LootCrate is $13.95 plus $6 shipping and handling for month-to-month subscription. Less for multiple month purchases. They also now offer “Level Up,” 3 apparel upgrades at different pricing levels that you can add to your monthly subscription.

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This month’s theme was Galaxy.

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Each box comes with a nice mini mag that gives details about the items, interviews, and more.

Exclusive Halo 5 Ammo Tin Box (Retail $10?)
Halo 5: Guardians Req Pack (Retail ?) – I don’t care for gaming, so these will be tossed or regifted.
Loot Crate Galaxy Pin – Loot Crate standard filler.

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Exclusive Han Solo Funko POP! (Retail $20+) – This one fantastic POP alone may have just made up for the poor past crates. I love, love, love this!

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Exclusive Star Wars BB-8 Crew Socks (Retail $10?) – BB-8 is adorable, I’ll definitely be keeping these.

Exclusive Galaxy Quest Prop Replica Patch (Retail $2-3?) – Of all the items they could have given us, they go with a cheapo patch. Really disappointing after the past month’s promise of an exclusive Galaxy Quest item. I was bummed.

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Exclusive Ugly Holiday Sweater Tshirt (Retail $10?) – Most of us who live in the north can’t wear tshirts in the winter. So, while this is a humorous idea, I might’ve worn this as an actual sweater, not when it’s 30 degrees in late December.

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Each Loot Crate box is reversible with a creative image on the inside.

Summary: The exclusive Funko POP alone made me thrilled with this box. I may have to reconsider cancelling my account now.