Recently, I was approached by Geek Fuel to do a review of one of their monthly subscription mystery boxes. If you follow my blog, you know I was doing reveals of Loot Crate for a while, so I was more than thrilled to try it out. After all, it seemed to include a lot of the things I’m fan of – Marvel, DC, Star Trek, Star Wars, and more. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they promise a free t-shirt in every box.
The monthly cost for Geek Fuel is $17.60 per month and this goes down if you pay for more than one month. They promise $50 worth of products in every box. The products include an exclusive t-shirt, downloadable game, magazine, and a variety of collectibles from favorite brands. Geek Fuel is a newer service, so I was a little concerned with the variety of products they would be sending, but I was really impressed with the selection.
First, there was an exclusive Erick Scarecrow print. I wasn’t one of them, but 50 lucky people got a signed super limited edition number print, as well. If you’re a true geek, you already recognize the character.
Next was the monthly magazine with information related to all of the included products, as well as a code to download Roch Fusion, an arcade style space shooter game, and an Ares 3 Mission Button from the soon to be released The Martian with Matt Damon.
Now, I’m not a huge Doctor Who fan. I know, *gasp*! I’ve just never been able to get into it, though I did love the spin-off, “Torchwood”. Still, I thought the included Doctor Who ice cube tray to be really cool.
Also included was a Bob’s Burgers Comic Book with an exclusive Geek Fuel cover. I’ve never watched Bob’s Burgers, but I’m sure this made a good number of people happy.
I haven’t seen many monthly boxes aimed at geeks/nerds providing products with a feminine touch, so it was nice to see Nailed It! Nail Wraps included in this month’s selection.
Finally, this month’s t-shirt design was a cross between Boba Fett and Ziggy Stardust. I was really excited to see this, because I love Star Wars and David Bowie. I gave all my Loot Crate t-shirts to Mr. Awesome, but this was definitely ALL MINE.
Needless to say, I was very pleased with Geek Fuels’ September Mystery Box. They don’t appear to do themes like Loot Crate, but that made no difference. They provided quality and fun products in their box. It’s definitely worth the slightly higher price, if this is your first time subscribing to a geek themed box or you’ve tried others and weren’t happy.
To sign up, visit Geek Fuel. In October, they will bill on the 10th and ship on the 15th. If you’ve tried Geek Fuel, tell me what you thought in the comments below.