Naomi Kyle is one of the latest curators for Quarterly, and since her box has a gamer focus, I'm going to take a shot at reviewing it!
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: 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.
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items and why they were selected for the box. This box's focus is on convention life!
Abomination - Value $12.34 on Amazon
This book is getting good reviews on Amazon. Here's a brief synopsis from Amazon:
He is England's greatest knight, the man who saved the life of Alfred the Great and an entire kingdom from a Viking invasion. But when he is called back into service to combat a plague of monstrous beasts known as abominations, he meets a fate worse than death and is condemned to a life of anguish, solitude, and remorse.
She is a fierce young warrior, raised among an elite order of knights. Driven by a dark secret from her past, she defies her controlling father and sets out on a dangerous quest to do what none before her ever have―hunt down and kill an abomination, alone.
When a chance encounter sets these two against one another, an incredible twist of fate will lead them toward a salvation they never thought possible―and prove that the power of love, mercy, and forgiveness can shine a hopeful light even in history’s darkest age.
Might not be my type of book, but Liz may like it.
Harley Quinn Dorbz - Value $8.83 on Amazon
We're seeing a ton of Dorbz in geek boxes lately - and I think that trend will continue. Dorbz are made by Funko. At first, I didn't like them at all, but I'm coming around to them.
Rubik's Cube Stress ball - Value $6.99
We recently received a similar Rubik's cube stress ball. I always use these things at my desk while I'm coding - so I love getting new ones!
Here's a closer look at the cube.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris - Value $19.22 on Amazon
I've wanted to try this game out, but, like so many Steam games, it's PC only! I love the inclusion of games in boxes, but I can see how it's tough to cover all systems.
Jaunt VR Viewer - Value ?
We also receive a cardboard VR headset in a recent box, and were totally blown away! It's interesting to get this, because last box they had a spoiler for a Google cardboard headset, which we didn't receive. But, here it is this month! If you haven't tried these out yet, you totally should! It's cool!
Harley Quinn #20 - Value $3.99
We also get the most recent issue of the latest Harley Quinn run! I love getting comics in boxes, and I'm excited to try out a Harley Quinn comic!
Adam Lister Batman/Joker Print - Value $5-10?
I really like this abstract print! It's an 8x10 print on a thick paper, and is semi-glossy. Very cool!
Verdict: This month's box had great value for the cost - which isn't always the case with a Quarterly box! I thought all the items were great, and while they were lightly themed (reading through the card connects the items more to conventions than the items by themselves) a lot of the items went well together.
What did you think of #NKQ03