I’ve been into the idea of subscription boxes for a while, and so when I saw that My Geek Box did a first box discount, I jumped at the chance to join the trend. My previous experiences of subscription boxes are limited to the Loot Crate (and actually I wasn’t subscribed to them myself, but I still got to be a part of the unboxing – bonus!), which always offered a mix of interesting items, as well as a booklet in each box which explained how all the items fitted into the theme.
So, here we have it: May’s My Geek Box. I’m really getting into those Pop Vinyl Figures, and had my fingers crossed that I would get a new character to add to my collection. With the discount, this first box was just £10, plus postage on top of that.
There were five items in the box in total and there didn’t seem to be any obvious theme (further research has found that they stopped doing themes a few months ago, and the boxes are now just general goodies).
Overall, I felt really underwhelmed by the contents. What particularly let the box down was the DC figurine of Doomsday, which is awfully painted and barely recognisable if not for Superman’s torn cape in his hand. I’ll be giving away everything to my friends but the T-shirt, which was the one item that I actually really liked.
I would be inclined to advise against the My Geek Box based on this experience, but past boxes do look better. Nonetheless, I’ve contacted their customer service team to unsubscribe to the recurring monthly subscription I don’t recall ever agreeing to. I think a theme is a much, much better way of arranging this kind of box, and returning to that system may redeem it – until then, I’ll be sticking to Loot Crate.
Would you have been pleased with the contents of May’s box? Do you know of any other UK subscription boxes worth buying?