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Supply Pod Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2015

Supply Pod Subscription Box Review October 2015 - box

Supply Pod from Outer Places is a new, unique, entry into the geek box category. The tagline for this box is “The subscription box where science meets science fiction.” and their first offering definitely holds true to that idea. Each box is themed after upcoming sci-fi releases and scientific events – and their first offering is based on Andy Weir’s fantastic book, and now movie, The Martian

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Supply Pod Subscription Box Review October 2015 - inside

The Box: Supply Pod by Outer Places

The Cost: $39.99 + $7.99 s/h

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION10 to 10% off your first box.

The Products: unique products themed around upcoming sci-fi releases and scientific events

Ships to: US

Supply Pod Subscription Box Review October 2015 - card

Supply Pod Subscription Box Review October 2015 - card back

The box includes a detail card outlining all the items inside with cool callouts to the movie/book!

Supply Pod Subscription Box Review October 2015 - book and weather station

The Martian – Value $9 on Amazon

Naturally, you have to include the book! I absolutely loved this book – Liz read it first and basically forced me to read it, it was a good decision! While I have yet to see the movie, I’ve heard good things from friends and family that had read the book as well – which I was happy to hear, because the book really didn’t have much to improve upon.

Green Science Weather Station – Value $10.69 on Amazon

And here’s were the box is unique, and where the science portion starts to come into the items – included is a mini weather station! No item could be more appropriate for The Martian than a weather station with a greenhouse to grow plants.

Supply Pod Subscription Box Review October 2015 - solar light and magnifier

Inflatable Solar Powered Lantern – Value $9.99 on Amazon

Here’s an item that even Liz was excited to see, and inflatable solar powered lantern. I really like this item, and it’s fully charged after a couple of days in my office, and not in direct sunlight. You can inflate it by blowing into it, like a pool inflatable – its solar panel are on the base, along with the power button. It has two bright white light settings, a flashing white light, and a flashing red light. This is just a useful item in general, and probably nice to have in the car with me all the time.

Spaceman Magnifier – Value $5.92 on Amazon

Next up is a small 5X magnifying glass from Kikkerland. Kikkerland makes a lot of cool, quirky, and unique items, and this is no different. It also has a bright LED light built in!

Supply Pod Subscription Box Review October 2015 - rocket and Astronaut ice cream

Foam Space Gliders – Value $.50

I pulled the value based on a the cost of a 12 pack. I used to love things like these when I was a kid – so I’m sure this would be a hit with the kids, at least for a tiny amount of time.

Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwich – Value $6.19 on Amazon

Liz was in such disbelief that I had never had this, as it was a staple in her science center visits as a child. But, this is my first time trying something like this, and it was delicious. I could stock up on these.

Supply Pod Subscription Box Review October 2015 - AVP

AVP Fire and Stone #1 of 4 – Value $3.50

The also include issue #1 of AVP Fire and Stone from 2014. While it’s an older comic, it’s still new to me, so I love it.

Supply Pod Subscription Box Review October 2015 - poster

Supply Pod Subscription Box Review October 2015 - poster unfolded

They include a fold out poster with some info on exoplanets! Interesting info, I feel out of the loop because I didn’t know what exoplanets were…it’s been a while.

Supply Pod Subscription Box Review October 2015 - extras

There were a couple of bonus items included as well. A Martian bookmark to keep your place while reading this awesome book, and an exclusive offer of a free Mars rock with Planet Mars gift package purchase.

Verdict: This was a unique entry into the geek genre, and it was a blast to unbox and uncover what each item was. The value of the items pretty much breaks even with the cost of the box, shipped. I, personally, loved the mixture of items – from the comic to the weather station, each item felt thought out and held to the theme. It’s definitely on the higher end of geek box prices, but if you’re looking for something the includes fun items and scientific items – this is it.

Get excited – because their next box is based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens!!!

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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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Comments (10)

  1. This box looks frickin rad! Talking my husband into it right now 🙂

  2. Wow! This looks like an incredible box! I love the concept of having a bit of sci-fi and science. And I actually realized there aren’t that many boxes focused on science (at least not for adults). It’s a great mix of fun and learning I think =)

  3. signed up for the newsletter hoping for more deets or a promo. This would make such a cool gift for my brother! ( LOL’s I keep saying that, but I’m the only science nerd in the fam )

  4. I read that comic at the library, it was shockingly bad. Nice greenhouse, my mom wants one.

  5. very nice but a little $$ for what you got IMO. will definitely be watching I hope you review next month’s

  6. Okay, THAT looks cool!! It’s kinda pricey, but that curation is spot on.

    I’ll be interested to see what they do with Star Wars. The Martian is decidedly science heavy while Star Wars … isn’t. At all.

    • What are saying, Tamara, that we won’t be receiving a light saber in our boxes? 😉

      I love the concept of this box and wish I had gotten in on the first one. I am not a big SW fan (yeah, I know, what kind of geek am I anyway?) so I will wait a month. I appreciate that they name the movie.

      • @Loretta and @Tamara There is a fun science kit tie in we are making with Star Wars, and (spoiler!) we are including an autographed copy of “Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind” as well. Hope you enjoy it. We tried to fit a light saber, but those things are bigger than they seem lol.

  7. Nice review! Do you know if this particular one is still available?

    • This one is not available, only the upcoming Star Wars Supply Pod.

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