Supply Pod Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Spring 2017
Supply Pod from Outer Places is a unique entry into the geek box category. The tagline for this box is “The subscription box where science meets science fiction.”. Each box attempts to do just that by including scientific discovery items along with toys/collectibles from Fandoms.
They have recently changed their subscriptions:
So this is the first review of the new format!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Supply Pod by Outer Places
The Cost: $39.99 + $7.99 s/h
COUPON: For a limited time, use coupon code ADDICTION10 to save 10% off your first month
The Products: A bi-monthly delivery of unique products themed around upcoming sci-fi releases and scientific events
Ships to: Worldwide (Extra $25 shipping fee on international orders)
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Their first quarterly theme was Robotics – and it really impressed!
You’ll now get a themed booklet each quarter.
The booklet has multiple stories related to the theme along with details about each item in the box.
Robotics Shirt – Value $15?
This quarter’s exclusive shirts goes right along with the theme. It’s basic and I think will be liked by kids and adults!
It’s even got the little Supply Pod logo on the bottom.
AWIKA! Wind-Up Creature – Value $13 on Amazon
This month was packed with little robots – we were like little kids playing around with each item, and the first robot is from Kikkerland – AWIKA!
Here’s the deal – you wind this up and tighten the large coil. Releasing it triggers the motors that drive the feet – which will allow it to climb over a book or hand – and it will also fire off sparks at the same time! It was really fun!
I did my best to capture it:
Or in slo-mo to see the sparks!
We had so much fun with these!
Tin Can Robot – Value $10 on Amazon
The next robot to join our little robot clan was a tin can robot.
This was a bit of a project!
And as a little warning – al little piece needed to be filed down a bit to make it work – hopefully, this saves some headaches!
It’s a happy little La Croix Bot!
You’ll need one double-A battery to run this. Unlike the other robot, you’ll simply flip a switch and let it bounce around:
Hexbug Nano – Value $7 on Amazon
If you’re into scaring a sibling or two – I’m not sure there’s much better than this little Hexbug.
This is also battery powered and ready to pop around right out of the box.
It jumps around like a little bug – and is proven to be effective in scaring an unsuspecting victim!
I can even take turns and get up off of its side:
The last item is an autobiography of Elon Musk – this one is adapted for younger readers!
I’m always fascinated by Elon Musk’s projects – especially SpaceX, so I think this is a great addition to the box.
Verdict: My values came to around $52 for this robot collection – which is ok for a $48 box – but I thought the change in the types of items sent proved positive. Like I said throughout the review, the items seemed fun for kids and adults – and I can see this as a great box to enjoy along with your kid!
What do you think about the Spring 2017 Supply Pod? Do you like the change?