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Box Review: Comic Con Box – November 2015

Comic Con Box Comic Con Box

ComicCon Box is “a premium monthly box service that brings everything Comic Con to the doorsteps of fans.” The price is $29.99 plus shipping.

Comic Con Box

The theme of this box was “Survivor.”

Comic Con Box

Take a Chance To Megaton Tshirt (Retail $10?) – Does anyone like this design? Not sure why it was chosen as “the” shirt for this month’s box other than fitting the theme. Another shirt toss.

Comic Con Box

Morgan (The Walking Dead) Funko POP! (Retail $10.38) – Unfortunately, I can’t stomach The Walking Dead, so this month’s POP was a big disappointment for me.

Game of Thrones Edition 2 Vinyl Figure Mystery Mini (Retail $7.88) – This is another I don’t care for. So, 0 for 3.

Comic Con Box

Apollo Creed Rocky II Superstars (Retail $22.95) – What’s with the ridiculous price tag on Amazon for this little figure? With the new Creed film coming out, this was pretty cute. Still, it’s not a scifi collectible, so I probably wont keep. If I wasn’t discerning, my house would look like something out of hoarders, I’m sure.

Stikbot (Retail $9.55) – I’m not the target audience for this either. It may end up in a kid’s stocking at Christmas.

Comic Con Box

Nuka Dew Mousepad (Retail $1-2?) – People still use mousepads?

Bonded For Life Print (Retail N/A) – This is the one item in the box that actually caught my attention. And I don’t even care for prints. Pretty sad for this box.

Never Give Up Towel (Retail $1-2?) – An random hand towel? No thanks.

Comic Con Box

Lone Survivor Superman Print (Retail n/a) – I love Superman, but not this style of artwork. Bummer.

Supergirl #1 Comic Con Box Variant (Retail $2.99) – I already have and read this. Which is fine, but something Superman/Supergirl was the one thing I was counting on in this box and they both were disappointments.

Summary: I really felt let down since these were the only 2 Superman/Supergirl items in the box. The shape of the S on Survivor theme logo and the box itself got my hopes up for a Superman (or girl) figure. But this is all we got. There isn’t one thing I’m keeping from this box. Thankfully, this is the first total-fail for Comic Con Box. They have been a strong favorite of mine for several months. I hope they can come back with next month’s box.


The #8/December Box Theme is… shock of all shocks…

Comic Con Box

Every box is jumping on the Star Wars bandwagon. But I’m a huge fan, so that’s okay by me.

NEW! Mystery Box: Smuggler’s Bounty – November 2015

Smugglers Bounty

The details on this new box from Star Wars and Funko:
“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 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. Star Wars Smugglers Bounty celebrates the dedicated fan and the Star Wars enthusiasts in ways no other box can – join today!”

If you’ve seen the Marvel Collector Corps box, you’ll know what to expect.

Smugglers Bounty

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

Smugglers Bounty
Smugglers Bounty

Exclusive Captain Phasma (Chrome) Funko POP! (Retail $20+?) – This exclusive was a spoiler weeks ago, but I was happy to get it as I don’t have a Captain Phasma POP yet. I love the design, and the “chrome” finish is really nice.

Exclusive Tie Fighter Pilot Funko POP! (Retail $20+?) – This is an exclusive version of the Tie Fighter Pilot, which I was happy to add to my collection too. It’s too hard to see the black figure in the box, so I took a picture out of the box with the flash on so you can see more detail.

Smugglers Bounty

Funko Snowtrooper Tshirt (Retail $10?) – While I’m not a fan of Funko figures on tshirts, this is a cute one. And it’s yet another black shirt. Hoping for more variety in the future…

Star Wars Lanyard (Retail $4-5?) – Not sure who wears these other than convention goers.

Summary: I made a point to stop buying Star Wars POPs when I subscribed to this box a couple months ago. I didn’t want too many duplicates.

Box Review: Powered Geek Box – November 2015

Powered Geek Box

Powered Geek Box (formerly Power Up Box) is a geek subscription box featuring epic gifts for nerds, geeks and gamers. Our subscription box service delivers great gear and novelty items from big names like DC Comics, Marvel, Nintendo, Star Wars and Capcom right to your doorstep every month. Treat yourself to our geek subscribe box service or send it as a gift.

Powered Geek Box has two subscription box options: Deluxe (4-6 items) for $19.95 plus s/h per month or Premium (6-9 items) for $29.95 plus s/h per month. Plans are cheaper if you buy more than one month at a time.

This box was sent to SciFiChick.com for review.

Powered Geek Box

There are no themes for this box right now.

Powered Geek Box

Dr Who Adipose Funko POP! (Retail $8.43) – I’m not a Dr Who fan, but this POP is super cute.

Tetris Magnets (Retail $9.99) – OK, I think these could become addictive. Love it.

Powered Geek Box

Guinness World Records Build Your Own Flying UFOs (Retail $10.32) – I plan on putting this in my nephew’s stocking, but I think I’ll be “helping” him… aka playing with it too.

Stress Controller (Retail $6.95) – This is a cute stress ball substitute that retro gamers will enjoy.

Powered Geek Box

Family Guy Drinking Dice Game (Retail $5.78) – This would make a fun gag gift or white elephant.

Touch Control Joystick for Touchscreens (Retail $8.17) – I’ve included an image of the back so you can see what this is. It looks like this clever little joystick will work with any touchscreen device.

Filler candy – always welcome!

Powered Geek Box

Powered Geek Box

GI Joe Cobra Commander Tshirt (Retail $10?) – I LOVE this shirt, and I’m not even a huge GI Joe fan – though I have seen even the worst of the bad movies. The only negative, is that the print is lopsided on the shirt. Notice the larger gap on the right than left side of the design. It wont stop me from wearing it, I’m sure – but it is unfortunate.

Summary: This was another fun and unique mystery box from Powered Geek Box. And the value was great. I like that they don’t stick to the same mold as some of the other geek boxes, yet I’d still like to see a theme.

Box Review: Nerd Block Classic – November 2015

Nerd Block

Nerd Block Classic “contains licensed merchandise, hand-picked by our team of uber-nerds representing all genres from movies, television, video games, internet, and more!” The price is $19.99 plus shipping per month.

Nerd Block Classic

Nerd Block Classic

Back to the Nightmare Tshirt (Retail $10?) – This Nightmare Before Christmas/Back to the Future mashup isn’t great. I’m generally not a big fan of mashups, and this one really doesn’t work.

Nerd Block Classic

Sherlock Exclusive Vinyl Figure (Retail $24.49 on Amazon) – I’ve never seen the show, and I’m sure I’d like it if I did – but I don’t collect the Titan vinyl figures… So this will be finding a new home.

Nerd Block Classic

Star Wars Mini Calendar (Retail $7.99) – This, I may actually keep – or give as a stocking stuffer to my niece or nephew.

Bill Murray Print (Retail n/a)- I’m at a loss. Not sure why this is a part of a “nerd” box. It’s definitely not for me.

Nerd Block Classic

Griswold Moose Mug Acrylic Shotglass (Retail $7.49) – This will make a great White Elephant gift! Too funny. But nothing I’d ever keep around.

Exclusive Firefly Ornament (Retail $20+) – I already have a much nicer, pewter Serenity ornament. This is “chrome” – fragile and lighter-weight, without near the amount of detail that my other one has. So this was a bit of a disappointment, as I do love Firefly.

Summary: This month was a huge disappointment. Everything was so random. Not one thing made this box worthwhile. They really need to stick with a theme each box so people know to skip a month, rather than just cancelling. I’m just cancelling this Classic Block. It’s funny how it just takes one bad box to ruin the subscription. I hope the SciFi Block keeps my interest.

Next month’s spoilers:

Nerd Block Classic
Nerd Block Classic

I love Star Wars and Star Trek, but too little, too late. I’m sure Smuggler’s Bounty will give me my Star Wars fix every other month.

Supply Pod Spoiler and Coupon!

supply pod

Coupon Code for 10% off: Chick10

Press Release info: Following on from the success of our The Martian-themed Supply Pod, our Holiday edition comes packed with more Star Wars goodies than you could shake a Lightsaber at. While we can’t reveal everything that will come in the pod (the surprise is half the fun), we can tell you that every box will comes complete with a copy of the brilliant Star Wars Psychology, signed by Editor, Travis Langley. The rest is for you to discover when the Supply Pod arrives at your door, packed with over $80-worth of the best Star Wars merchandise in the galaxy. If you want to celebrate your love of Star Wars before The Force Awakens hits the theaters, there’s no better way to do it than with this Star Wars Supply Pod.

Because this edition of Supply Pod will arrive just in time for the Holidays, it also makes the perfect gift for all the Star Wars geeks in your life. But if you’re looking to really impress your loved ones, you can now enroll them on a Supply Pod subscription, which means they’ll get a new Supply Pod delivered to their door every other month.

Single Pod are also available for purchase. Order now and receive by December 18th. $39.99 + $7.99 s/h

December Pod SPOILER: A partnership with author Travis Langley, the renowned psychologist who edited a collection of short essays about “The Dark Side of the Mind: Star Wars Psychology.”

Every Star Wars Supply Pod will have include an autographed paperback copy!

Want to know what else to expect? Check out my review of the last box here.

Mystery Box Review: SciFi Block – October 2015

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

The first-ever SciFi Block!

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Dr Who Eleventh Doctor Funko POP Keychain (Retail $6.30) – Not a Dr Who fan, but this will be easy to re-gift.

BB-8 Funko POP! (Retail $8.99) – I know the Smuggler’s Bounty mystery box is starting up soon, but I was very excited to score BB-8, as there were several Star Wars POPs that could have been included. And I didn’t have BB-8 yet. The movie hasn’t even come out yet, and I’m already a BB-8 fan!

SciFi Block

Star Wars Mad Libs (Retail $3.61) – Guess what I’m bringing to the opening of The Force Awakens to kill time before it starts?

Star Wars Can Cooler (Retail $8.95) – This is another item that was just one of several designs. I scored the Dark Side version. This will also make a great stocking stuffer!

Claudia Wells Official, Authenticated Autograph – No retail price, just awesome. I have quite the little-but-growing Back to the Future collection.

SciFi Block

Biff’s Pit Bull Hoverboards Tshirt (Retail $10?) – Speaking of Back to the Future, this shirt design is pretty cool too. Not thrilled with my millionth black shirt, but happy with the design and theme at least.

Summary: The SciFi Block exceeded my expectations with this first box. This may replace Nerd Block for me, even though that has been a solid box as well. It will be interesting to see how they differ.

Next month’s spoilers:

SciFi Block
SciFi Block

Three of my favorite series in one box… yes, please!

Box Review: Comic Bento – October 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 MASKS and was guest-curated by comics writer Gail Simone!

Comic Bento

Captain Marvel Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More (Retail $17.99 or $14.21 on Amazon) – I bought the Kindle edition of this when it was on sale and loved it. So happy to have a hardcopy to start collecting the series!

Comic Bento

Green Hornet Volume 1: Bully Pulpit (Retail $19.99 or $13.37 on Amazon) – I’m excited to get a Green Hornet graphic novel that I don’t have yet. I’m definitely looking forward to this one by Mark Waid.

Comic Bento

Orchid Volume 1 (Retail $17.99 or $12.88 on Amazon) – This is a title that’s new to me. The premise doesn’t appeal, but I’ll reserve judgment until I read it.

Comic Bento

Harbinger Volume 1: Omega Rising (Retail $9.99 or $9.65 on Amazon) – This is another unfamiliar title/series. This one looks really promising, with great reviews. I’m looking forward to this one as well.

Summary: Comic Bento remains one of my top two favorite sub boxes (Marvel Collector Corps being the other). The value is always good, and I enjoy reading almost everything I’ve gotten. Even the one title I had already read in this box – I was happy to get a hardcopy for my collection.

Box Review: PopInABox.us

monthly funko pop vinyls

Pop In A Box is now available in the US! Americans can now subscribe to the one-of-a-kind mystery POP box. The site has a very extensive list of Funko products. Once you open a free account, you can track your Funko POP and vinyl collection – this is extremely helpful for collectors like me. I love that you can have a free account just to manage your collection. I had already started a free account to track my collection, and it does copy over to the US site. However, to manage an actual paid subscription, you have to be in the US site.

You are guaranteed to never get a duplicate POP, if you keep your collection up-to-date! And you can sometimes score exclusives. The higher number of POPs you subscribe for, the greater your chances of getting something extra. Subscriptions start at $9.99 plus $4.99 shipping and handling, and you can save more by buying more. See below for a coupon link.

Another great feature is that you can make sure that you only get POPs that you want by going through their extensive list and giving a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to as much as you can. A thumbs-down and selecting something as a part of your collection guarantees you will not receive it.

Pop In A Box US

I added all my Funko POPs that I currently had, “Liked” a bunch of POPs I didn’t have, and scored these surprises from Pop In A Box:

Dr. Raymond Stantz Funko POP!

Black Widow Funko POP!

Sure, you may be able to get some of these a bit cheaper on Amazon, but part of the fun is the mystery… And I do love my mystery boxes!

Get 5% off now by using this link: https://popinabox.us/?a=SFC-Angela

*Pop In A Box sent a sampler to SciFiChick.com for review purposes.