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Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review – October 2015

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Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - Box

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).

Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - Opened

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

Check out all of our Power Up Box reviews!

Good To Know: This box doesn’t have themes or info cards.

Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - Tie Fighter Shirt

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!

Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - Funko Dragon

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.

Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - Zombie Mug

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.

Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - Zombie Mug Detail

Here’s a look at the mug itself.

Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - Build Your Own Zombie

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.

Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - BYOZ materials

Here’s a look at the contents.

Powered Geek Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - Small Items

Assorted Candies

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?

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!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Love the Viserion POP! My understanding is that, like you assumed, the box for the POP was too big to fit into the overall Powered Geek Box, so they had to ship the POP without its box.

  2. It’s interesting that they wrapped the Pop figure in the shirt. I prefer themes too. My 16 year old is the one that enjoys the game/geeky boxes. When it is a miss for him, it is a miss overall.

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