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Naomi Kyle Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NKQ01

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Naomi Kyle Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NKQ01 Box

Naomi Kyle is one of the latest curators for Quarterly, and since her box has a gamer focus, my husband was excited for this subscription!

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Naomi Kyle Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NKQ01  Items

The Subscription Box: Naomi Kyle for Quarterly

The Cost: $50 a box

The Products: Gaming goodies and related items selected by Naomi Kyle.

Ships to: US and Worldwide.

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Naomi Kyle Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NKQ01  Letter

Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items and why they were selected for the box.

Naomi Kyle Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NKQ01 Ready Player One

Naomi Kyle Signed Photo – Value ?

Annotated Copy of Ready Player One (Regular paperback retails for $8.68 on Amazon)

I’m not sure how to put a value on either of these items – I think if you are a Naomi Kyle fan they will definitely add to the value of the box. I really enjoyed my annotated copy of Thrive from Arianna Huffington, and I think it’s a great way for curators to add value to a book.

(If you aren’t familiar with annotated books from Quarterly curators, throughout this book are copies of handwritten post-its from Naomi).

Naomi Kyle Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NKQ01 Mimobot

Dead Rising Digital Game Code for XBOX One – Value $33

Mimobot Star Wars Wampa 8G Flash Drive – Value $15

I think it’s pretty awesome that Naomi included one of her favorite video games in this box. Of course, it would not be awesome at all if you don’t have an XBOX One, and considering this is the highest value in the box, I wish Quarterly would have done a spoiler hint to let potential subscribers know there would be an XBOX One game in the box.

This Mimobot is fun – I think we own a few of their cute designs.

Naomi Kyle Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NKQ01 Poster

Matt Needle Destiny Hunter Print – Value $20

From Naomi about this print:

This Matt Needle print is my favorite. I pay Warlock, however, I chose Hunter to represent something deeper – the hunt for success. I’m a strong believer in working hard to reach your goals and shooting for the stars, or in this case the moon. Its modern simplistic art style absolutely fits my tastes when it comes to video game art and I hope you find a cool spot for it in your home. I framed mine and have it hung up in my living room.

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $77. I think that’s pretty great for a $50 Quarterly box, and the value could be higher to you depending on the value you place on the signed photo and the annotated book. That being said, I imagine this box is great for some and a miss for others – especially if you don’t have an XBOX One.

What do you think of #NKQ01?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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11 Comments

  1. I have a wii and ps3 but not an xbox. It’s nice to find out her favorite game though. I found deadrising for ps3 and wii but apparently the xbox version is the best one. I have to get an xbox one day. Nice box but maybe a gift card for a game with suggestions would be better?

  2. My teen has been disappointed because gaming boxes never include games. Arcade Block asked what platforms we used, but no games there. It’s nice that a game is included even though not all can use it. I didn’t purchase this box which worked out well for me because my older son wasn’t interested in RPO when it was in Loot Crate. We also don’t own a XBO. My kids are the ones that play so chances are that any games included probably wouldn’t be appropriate for them. That’s fine by me because I think there needs to be boxes curated towards adults.

    I will be waiting for a box 2 spoiler before deciding to sign up, but I don’t think we are the target audience. I think the boxes that I can buy based off of themes work best for my older son and also as gifts for his friends.

    I noticed that No More Dirty Looks is no longer listed on the Quarterly website. I was subscribed to it in Feb and then cancelled when it looked like it was going to bill right after Arianna Huffington. I wonder what happened.

  3. This is my favorite box in months. I feel like it really does work for serious gamers. Yes it is system specific but as a gamer, I have all the systems. I think this is for those people who make gaming a real lifestyle. It is not for casual gamers or sometimes gamers, which is honestly nice for me. I have spent a lot on geek boxes and been disappointed time and time again by plush figures and magnets rather than anything really gamer-related. Steam would be nice but the game was for XBO so she had no option.

    I have no idea what I’m going to do with her photo. I am actually sick of RPO since I have had it in hardcover since it was recommended in gaming magazines when it was released four years ago but I knew that was in the box. I love the poster and the USB is cute. I have to admit, though, it was the game alone that kept me subscribed. Right now, Geek Fuel is the only other place I get game codes – and I was subscribed to 1Up and Arcade Block. I don’t think 1/3 is good for getting game codes from gamer boxes.

    Again everyone responds differently and I get that. Blind boxes are tough but I feel like gamers who subscribe to a box curated by a gamer probably want games. I also feel like if you have the money to throw at a mystery box dedicated to gaming, the cost of the system isn’t really a deterrent but that’s me. I spend almost all my disposable income on games.

    • Love your blog although I can’t comment on you because I don’t have the correct accounts. I hope more boxes will include gamecodes for you to enjoy! I think it is an untap market.

    • Did your code work? My husband tried to load the code last night and we kept getting an error message. It was such a letdown!

  4. I was pretty excited about this box, but meh when I actually received it. I do not have an Xbox One. I wish she had used something like Steam for the game. The print is nice, but I do not play the game. With her being a gamer girl, you’d think the signed picture would have her playing a game or doing something involving games, but she’s just chilling in a house.

    On the good side, I *love* Ready Player One. I bought it in hard cover and read it when it first came out. This is now my third copy (thanks to Loot Crate), but it’s so awesome, that’s okay. The annotations are cool, too. The mimobot is also neat. We’re always in need of flash drives and you can’t lose with Star Wars.

    Unfortunately, the useable items in this box for me only make up about half it’s price. I will stick with it and hope the next one is better because there aren’t really any current video game boxes, let alone curated by a female. I have four daughters, so that is definitely something I look for. 🙂

  5. Gosh, I had such high hopes for this box. I don’t have the XBOX One (I play on Steam) and don’t know anyone else who does. As a woman I felt that this box was more geared toward young men (the signed photo), and that was extremely disappointing.

    I do love the annotated book (loved the book when I first read it) – having the commentary will make a second read fun. I also like the print.

    I will stick with this subscription but think that having the specific platform game without a spoiler was a huge mistake.

  6. I do not have an XBox and I don’t care for autographed photos, so I’m super bummed about this box. Mine is actually stuck at the post office right now, and I’m tempted to let them return it to sender and see what happens…

  7. I received this box and was admittedly disappointed. Not because the items were necessarily bad, but because they really weren’t things I was interested in. For one thing, I have a PS3, not an XBox, so the game was definitely a bummer. Also, Naomi Kyle is cool, but I can’t say I really coveted a signed photo of her. I thought the book was fun, but my husband gets LootCrate and so we received a copy of the book with the February LootCrate – however I do think the annotations are a really neat idea. Neither of us are Destiny fans, so that poster – cool as it is – doesn’t really do anything for me. The only thing I’m planning to keep from this box is the Star Wars flash drive. Sadly, kind of a waste of $50 for me. I think I’ll go try a different subscription.

  8. I read and quite liked this book despite not even being into video games or gaming culture!

    • I looooved this book, and my bf, who was born in 1974 and is a big gamer geek, really, really loved it. He got all the gamer references in it and it brought back great memories for hm.

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