Supply Pod Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016
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.”. Each box is themed after upcoming sci-fi releases and scientific events – this month’s theme was Space Exploration.
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
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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This month’s box was in collaboration with Phoenix Comicon and was based on Space Exploration. This is also the first box not based on a popular movie release.
Phoenix Comicon Constellation Shirt – Value $15?
This month’s shirt is a call out to the Phoenix Comicon logo. That Comicon just finished up on June 5th – did anyone in the area attend?
Solar Rover – Value $10.99 on Amazon
The second item is a buildable Solar Rover! This goes along nicely with one of my favorite items from their first box – the Weather Station. I think items like this can separate this box from other boxes – and they’re fun for kids to build!
Metal Earth Space Shuttle – Value $20.99 on Amazon
They include a metal model to put together as well. This one is a Space Shuttle. I see these metal models everywhere now – they’re becoming more and more popular. I tried to put together a Halo helmet metal model, but my hands were too big to deal with the small intricacies of the model 🙁
Astronaut Ice Cream – Value $6.15 on Amazon
We had received an Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwich in the first ever box – that was my first taste of it! With that in mind, I was excited to get another taste of ice cream – it’s great!
Mars Attacks #3 – Value $3.99
This issue is an exclusive variant cover from Phoenix Comicon and Supply Pod! I haven’t read any Mars Attacks comics as of yet. I loved the movie (and still do) and love IDW comics, so it might be a perfect match for me!
Space Blanket – Value $6-7?
The next item is a thermal blanket. There wasn’t much information with this item, but this is what I’ve found on Amazon about it:
- Rescue Blanket provides compact emergency protection in all weather condition
- Made of durable insulation Myalr material
- Retains/reflects 90% of body heat
- Waterproof and weatherproof
Really cool – and useful as a “just in case” item.
Lanyard – value $5?
They included a lanyard to take to the Comicon (FYI: this box did arrive before the Phoenix Comicon).
Infographic Poster – Value $10?
The final item is this infographic poster. It seems as though you can expect one of these in all Supply Pods as they consistently show up. They’re well done, and on a thicker paper, so they’re great for display.
Verdict: This was a good box from Supply Pod. It was also their first box that doesn’t focus on something in the geek pop culture world. They seem to be consistent with value and keeping to a theme – but it seems like a box where you’ll want to know the theme before taking the dive. Overall, I’ve liked this box through the first 5 boxes because it’s geeky but unique – hopefully, they return to the geek pop culture world for the August box!
What did you think of the June Supply Pod? Did you make it to Phoenix Comicon?