Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review – October 2015
Powered Geek Box – formerly Power Up Box – is subscription box in the geek and gamer genre. They offer two different tiers of subscriptions: Premium (6-9 items a month), or Deluxe (4-6 items).
This review is of the Premium subscription.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Powered Geek Box (formerly Power Up Box)
The Cost: $19.95 + $6.95 shipping a month for the Deluxe Box, $29.95 + $9.95 shipping for the Premium Box
COUPON: Use coupon code PWRUP and save 10% on your first box
The Products: 4-6 geek/gamer items for Deluxe, 6-9 items for Premium
Ships to: US
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Good To Know: This box doesn’t have themes or info cards.
Tie Fighter Shirt – Value $20
First up is this month’s shirt. With Star Wars just around the corner, we’ve seen geek boxes getting into the Star Wars game pretty heavily – expect it to be included even more in the coming months. This is an Imperial Tie Fighter shirt! It’s officially licensed and a very soft and thin material – I like it a lot!
Funko POP 6″ Viserion – Value $13.38 on Amazon
Before I go into everything else, I have to say that this is my favorite item this month! It’s an oversized POP from Game of Thrones, and it’s one that I don’t own yet – ultra win! You may be wondering, where is the picture in the box? Well, this came without the box, and was wrapped in the t-shirt! Really surprising, and a big no-no for collectors that keep the box – for me, it’s ok because I always take them out. Liz and I are assuming the box was too big for the shipment box – I hope that’s the case, because otherwise they must be used.
Zombie Apocalypse Heat Change Mug – Value $10.34 on Amazon
When you add your hot drink of choice to this mug, zombies appear and chase the fleeing business man! I like the mug, but we always look for dishwasher safe mugs, so I’ll giving this one away.
Here’s a look at the mug itself.
Build Your Own Zombie Kit – Value $5 on Amazon
They also include a BYOZ kit. it includes two small tubs of different color dough, that air drys, to make your own zombie creation.
Here’s a look at the contents.
Beer’d Bottle Opener – Value $6.95
I can always use another bottle opener – so this will go to use. But, it is odd to find this and the next item in a geek box.
Tattoo Pens – Value $9.50
The last item is a set of tattoo pens. An odd inclusion for a geek box, but I could see people getting general use of this for Halloween.
Verdict: This box started off great for me, with the shirt and the Funko POP, and kind of dwindled as I went through all the other items – but it’s still a good box, in my opinion. The value is definitely there too. One thing I noticed while researching these items, is that 4 of the 6 major items are from Paladone where you can buy in bulk. I’m sure a lot of boxes use this site, but now I might have more of an eye for it while I’m researching. I think it’s a pretty big disadvantage for a geek box when they decide against using themes. Themes are a great way for a potential customer to have some idea about the type of items that will be included – and without one, it feels like a random assortment. So, if they could keep this great value and start themes, I’d be over the moon!
What did you think of October’s Powered Geek Box?