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ZBox Subscription Box Review – May 2016

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ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - box

ZBox is a geeky subscription box that ships from the UK. Each month has it’s own theme to which they send over $48 worth of exclusive merchandise.

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

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - inside

The Subscription Box: ZBox

The Cost: $22.99

The Products: The ZBOX is a monthly geek box themed around your favorite geeky interests, from zombies and the undead to retro games and pop culture. Each month you will be sent a box containing over £35 ($48) worth of exclusive, licensed merchandise.

Ships To: Worldwide

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ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - box lid

I was immediately drawn to this amazing artwork on the inner lid – so much so that I just had to get a dedicated shot. To my surprise – this artwork is all over this month’s box!

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - all items

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - bookelt

Did I not mention the artwork is everywhere this month!? This is the booklet included each month. Inside you’ll find detailed information about the items and content related to this month’s theme – Marvellous.

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - booklet inside

Here’s a look inside at the item page.

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - shirt

Welcome to Asgard Shirt – Value $15?

So, now you know how much I loved the box lid, so you can imagine my excitement to unveil this as the shirt of the month! Even better in color! I really do love everything about this month’s shirt.

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - Falcon POP

Falcon Funko POP – Value $17 on POP Price Guide

As you can see on the outer packaging, this is an exclusive POP (also “exclusive” to Hot Topic). This one is brand new to my Civil War POP collection, so I couldn’t be happier! Not only to I love Falcon in the movies, but this POP is great as well.

You could have received Falcon, Crossbones, Winter Soldier, or Black Panther.

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - Flacon out of box

I love the levitating POPs. Great detail on this one, too!

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - rocket inifinity toy

Rocket Raccoon Disney Infinity Figure – Value $10.24 on Amazon

I don’t play the Infinity games, but even so, this is cool enough to simply display as a little figure!

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - rocket out of box

Here’s Rocket out of the box, wielding double guns.

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - Spider-Man book

Spider-Man Character Encyclopedia – Value $12.49 on Amazon

Next up is a hardback book for all the Spidey fans out there. This is a great, informative, encyclopedia of Spidey’s villains.

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - inside Spider-Man book

This is a better look inside of the book. They’re alphabetical and have details on each villain.

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - bag tag

Marvel Bag Tag – Value $5?

I can’t find these for sale online, but have found them on eBay for around $5 per blind bag. There are 7 possibilities for your tag, as seen here on the packaging.

ZBox Subscription Box Review May 2016 - spidey bag tag

I got Spidey! I would have been happy with any of the characters shown, though.

Verdict: This is easily my best ZBox yet, which is no surprise since it was my most anticipated theme yet as well. I liked every item this month, and the value was way over the $22.99 price tag. And that shirt…do I need to say more about how awesome it is!?

If you’re looking to get the June ZBox – Use coupon code USZBOX to get the June box for only $10 until June 17th! Even more value!

What did you think of the May ZBox?

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I LOVE the shirt! I quite like the rest of it, too. I’ll be super happy……….if it ever comes! I’m still getting excuse emails about the bonus boxes.

    • Did you sign up for the new subscription with 2 bonus boxes (welcome & mystery)? I’ve been getting excuses about my two bonus boxes as well. Something about a problem at the warehouse…

      • Same, I did that deal as well and have received many emails that say they haven’t shipped them, it’s been kind of a mess

        • I’ve had the same problem. It’s been a nightmare to deal with them.

          • Yes, I signed up for it on the first day they offered it. At the time, it said they would be mailed the next day. I have yet to receive any of them, or any response to my inquiries about the next billing date. I have also received several emails saying that they’re sorry they haven’t been sent, but that they are working on it. The thing is, it’s only been to weeks, which is not a ridiculous amount of time to wait for a package from overseas, but they haven’t even SENT them yet, and won’t tell anyone when they plan to. It’s rather frustrating. And I’d rather not pay for another month before I even get the first sub box.

        • I have received several emails from them too. They sent out my monthly subscription box on 5/27 and I got it yesterday and found that they sent me February’s killer box as my paid for box.

    • *TWO weeks, that is, not to

      • OK so I did receive a box from them, which may have been one of the freebies, which had a “good cop, bad cop” theme. I’m still getting emails saying they haven’t shipped my free boxes, so I’m not sure. But it would explain why my box wasn’t the marvel themed one listed here.

  2. Strange, this was my first month with zbox, and I got a COMPLETELY different box from this. Mine had “good cop, bad cop” theme. It had a robocop key chain, a judge dredd badge, a key chain megaphone, and generally seemed like it was about $10 dollars of value. Very disappointed

    • I’ll be disappointed too if that’s the first box (that was actually supposedly sent) that we’re all waiting on to arrive.

  3. Is this box still available for sale?

    • I don’t believe so – I believe June is on sale now.

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