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Geek Fuel Subscription Box Review + Exclusive Coupon – September 2016

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Geek Fuel is a geek subscription box that sends Steam video games, toys, collectibles and other exclusive geeky gear.

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The Subscription Box: Geek Fuel

The Cost: $23.90 a month

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The Products: Games, toys, collectibles and other exclusive gear.

Ships to: US, UK, Canada

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Each month comes with an information card detailing each item inside. Geek Fuel doesn’t have themes, but you’ll know 2-3 franchises in each month before it ships.



You’ll also receive a mini magazine with more interviews and stories inside. I love how this month’s magazine was themed after the classic Nintendo Power magazine!



They also include a card that details every item in the box.


This month, they also toss in a Geek Fuel sticker.



X-Men Apocalypse Shirt – Value $15?

This month’s exclusive shirt is a licensed X-Men Apocalypse shirt. I’m really liking this month’s design – it’s simple but also includes a good amount of detail when you really look at the drawings.


It fits well. I’m a big X-Men fan, so I always appreciate a good X-Men themed shirt.



Nintendo Cartridge Cutting Board – Value $15-20?

Geek Fuel pitched this as a nostalgic home good – that’s about as accurate of a description as it could have had. This might take the cake as the most unique item I’ve seen in a geek box.



If you grew up with Nintendo, everything about this item should look familiar. The sleeve looks just like a game sleeve, and of course, the cutting board is a replica of a Nintendo cartridge!


DC Coloring Posters – Value $10-15?

This is another first for me – these are 2 coloring posters featuring DC comic covers. Each poster has a front and back, so you get 4 designs to color.



They’re also a bit oversized – which I really like – you’ll be getting Batman, Justice League, Wonder Woman, and Superman featuring Harley Quinn. Very cool.


Mallet of Mischief – Value $5?

The next item is an inflatable Harley Quinn mallet.



It’s pretty large and has a couple Harley Quinn callouts on the mallet.



Blacksea Odyssey Steam Game + Sticky Star – Value $10

I love top-down games like this, so I’m excited to give this one a try.

This look like a blast to me – it’s supported on Mac and PC.


It also came with a little sticky star toy. This was a real nostalgic moment for me! I remember getting these sticky hands from the machines at our local grocery store…they’d get so dirty immediately. Ew.

Verdict: I’m not sure where I stand with Geek Fuel this month. On one hand, I really like the cutting board and shirt – but I’m not sure they’re the best hero items for a box. The posters are really nice as well –  I don’t color, but they are nice enough to just display as is – so that could work for me. As always, I really like the Steam game – they’ve been including a lot of awesome games this year, this month is no different. I’m just somewhere in the middle this month – most of the items are cool, but nothing was over the top for me this month.

Help me decide! What did you think of this month’s Geek Fuel?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
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  1. This is my 4th Geek Fuel box. Overall I have to say the experience has been a bust. I am more computer geeky than comic book or video game geeky. Most of the stuff is just advertising for things I don’t play, watch or partake in. I was never a console game player, always a PC gamer and very selective at that. I did the subscription for the Star Wars stuff, but that never materialized and to be quite frank, with the excommunication of the SW Exp. Universe by the Disney Empire I am becoming disenfranchise on that score as well. Actually the inflatable mallet, the cutting board and the sticky star were the only things I found useful in this box. The cutting board for obvious reasons. The Mallet will be a great fun as I am the chairperson for a tech gropup at my company and every chairperson should have a gavel. The sticky star was great amusement for my cats. I am very selective about what I get geeky about. I should have done the Firefly boxes, but I had already committed the cash to this. I might be too pragmatic to be a full fledged geek.

  2. I pretty much only got this box for the star wars bonus pack and the possible chance of getting something cool that was x-men/harley quinn related. I’m never going to use the giant rubber mallet, and the tshirt would have been cool except I didn’t want to pay extra $ to get it in the right size (loot crate doesn’t make you do that, btw) so that’s going to be a giveaway. The cutting board was pretty cool but not really my thing so I’ll probably give that away too. I don’t play on steam, so again, not useful. I’ll probably color the pictures though. I will not be resubscribing, but I better get my dang star wars box!

  3. This was my first geek fuel box. I would say that the only thing that really made the box was the Nintendo cutting board! With it being shaped as the cartridge is awesome! The shirt is cool, not a huge X-Men fan but the design is really nice. I will definitely put the coloring pages to good use but the others not so much.

    Originally I thought to try this box because of the labor day weekend sale, with the $30 worth of star wars pack to go with it, but it was not there. Contacted them and they said there was a problem with their system and will send it out with October’s box or on its own if I don’t get the next box. I wasn’t really sure about this box but I might just get October’s and see from there if I will continue subscribing.

  4. I will totally buy those coloring pages from anyone who doesn’t want them.

    • have you checked ebay? Alot of people put unwanted loot crate items on there, maybe you’ll get lucky.

  5. Could anyone who got the box let me know the dimensions of the cutting board? It’d be nice to know if it’s actually functional or more ideal for displaying food than cutting on it 😂

    • The cutting board is 7 inches x 8 inches

  6. Love that cutting board!

  7. That cutting board would be perfect as a cheese platter! Great box and love your review of everything 🙂

    • Thanks!

  8. Hmmm – do these similar subs spy on each other and then start sending the same things? I like the T-Shirt and the cutting board is cool. Do you only use the one side? I think the Nintendo side would be hard to clean and use.

    I guess if I decided to go as Harley Quinn for Halloween or Cosplay, I guess the inflatable mallet might be ok, but I can’t fit into a Harley Quinn costume and am not into Cosplay, so not really sure what to do with the mallet. I hate to say it, but I may be done with GeekFuel for a little bit – I will see.

    • Yes – they do suggest using the backside for cutting. You’re right, it wouldn’t be fun to clean!

  9. I just signed up and was worried about this month from the spoilers (especially as Harley Quinn is not a personal fave). My boys will love the mallet and the coloring sheets and I think the cutting board is a wonderful pick. So now I am feeling excited to get my box in the next couple of days.

  10. I think the cutting board is pure awesomeness but I could nerd out equally between playing Mario Brothers and chopping up my latest recipe pulled from my massive Pinterest collection. The shirt is alright and the mallet is fun and I do color so Id probably enjoy some downtime with the posters. I don’t know anything about Steam games and those sticky things were fun when I was 5 so overall Id say this month was alright. Not the best, not the worst and Id personally probably be too busy with happies over the cutting board to feel any real negativity over the less impressive stuff.

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