Box Review: Z-Box – June 2016 and Welcome Box/Bonus Box

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“The ZBOX is a monthly geek box themed around your favourite geeky interests and will include a variety of items tied to a monthly theme. Each month you will be sent a box containing over $50 worth of exclusive, licensed merchandise. Perfect as a monthly treat or a gift for your geeky friends!”

Monthly boxes start at $22.99. And right now, you can get a FREE mystery box and collectible figure with the purchase of a 1-month sub with code: ZBOXGIFT.

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When I saw a deal for a free Welcome box and free Bonus box with the purchase of a new one-month box, I signed up – especially when I saw the theme was MUTATE!

Each box comes with a nice booklet describing what’s included and more.

*My box arrived with the tape ripped, so anything could have been taken from the box, but nothing seemed to be missing.

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Hulk Disney Infinity Figure (Retail $13.99) – I don’t play Disney Infinity, but my nephew will definitely get a kick out of this fun figure.

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X-Men Apocalypse Tshirt (Retail $10?) – Notice it matches the design on the inside of the box! While it’s a nice design, it’s not something I’d wear. And I’m an X-Men fan. The colors and lack of recognizable characters are a miss for me. Not to mention – another black shirt.

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Fabrikations Raphael (Retail $19.99 – $10 on Amazon) – This was the best item in the box. It’s rare that a mystery box contains a Fabrikations collectible. And everyone loves TMNT.

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X-Men Season One Graphic Novel (Retail $24.99 – $10 on up on Amazon) – I have several of these Season One releases, but this is surprisingly one I didn’t have yet!

The Welcome box and Bonus box shipped separately from the Mutate Box – actually weeks earlier.



First the Bonus box, which was a theme from months ago – Killer.


Even the mini mag was included.


Mars Attacks Patch – Filler for a movie I didn’t care for.

American Psycho Business Card – Funny, but more filler that I’m not sure anyone would keep.


Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Graphic Novel (Retail $14.99) – This was my favorite item in the box.

Deadpool #1 Comic (Retail $1) – This is a classic Deadpool comic. I didn’t see it listed in the magazine, so it may have been an extra bonus.


Star Wars Boba Fett Mug (Retail $14.18 on Amazon) – This is a fun coffee mug of a favorite character.


Chucky Plush (Retail $21.19 on Amazon) – I’m not a horror fan at all, so this will be tossed.


The Shining Tshirt (Retail $10?) – Thankfully, the magazine stated where this was from, as I’ve only seen the movie once and would have no clue what this stood for otherwise! Another miss for me.

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Next up… The Bonus/Welcome Box…


Small Marvel 2016 Calendar (Weren’t these free at Comic Book stores?) – Filler. Who needs a calendar in June (when this shipped)?


Zombie Apocalypse Heat Change Mug (Retail $7.59 on Amazon) – This is a pretty funny novelty gift for zombie-lovers. But it’s a miss for me.


Pixel Bricks Racing Car (Retail $5? – the Amazon price is jacked up) – This is a really generic, no-frills car that my nephew will probably assemble once and toss aside.


New X-Men Volume 1: E is for Extinction Reprint (Retail $10?) – This COULD have been my favorite item in the box, but I already had this graphic novel. Bummer.


ThunderCats Hologram – Filler.
Mars Attacks Patch Duplicate filler that I got in the box above.

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Space Hopper Poncho (Retail $15+ on Amazon, which is ridiculous for a cheap, plastic poncho) – Guessing this is a British thing? I have no idea. It’s weird, and I definitely wouldn’t wear it out in public unless desperate!

Summary: I’m glad the bonus boxes were free! I definitely would’ve been mad to have spent money on either. The Mutate box was a bit of a disappointment as well. But all 3 boxes for the price of 1 was good. It made up for none of the 3 being really impressive.