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ZBox Subscription Box Review – July 2016

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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.)

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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

Check out all of our ZBox Reviews, keep track of this box on the directory ZBox profile page, and find more Geeky Subscription Boxes!

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This month’s theme was Legends! There was no doubt we’d see the subscription box favorite game in this box – Zelda.

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Each month comes with a mini magazine with a lot of detail on each item in the box, along with interviews and short stories.

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Zelda Shirt – Value $15?

This month’s shirt features Link from Zelda. They now match the shirt design with the box and magazine cover design. I’ve liked the artwork they’ve been doing, so I have no problem with it, they’ve been doing a great job.

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Zelda Mug – Value $18 on Amazon

The second and last Zelda item is this shield mug. I’ve never been a big Zelda fan, but this mug is great! I love that they designed the mug around the shield, and it’s pretty large as well. Of course, the cooler mugs like this aren’t dishwasher or microwave safe.

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Mario Kart Racer – Value $15 on Amazon

The next item is from the all-time video game legend – it’s a-me, Mario! This is a pull-back racecar and is made to look like Mario’s ride from the Mario Kart Wii game.


I took it out for a spin. Pardon the shaky camera – naturally, I’d try to save the $15 toy by bumping into the expensive camera!

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Arrow Vengence Book – Value $7 on Amazon

The last two items were from DC Comics. First is this Arrow book. It’s based off of the second season of the CW show – which includes one of my favorite DC characters, Deathstroke! I recommend that season of the show or the book!

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Flash DC Figure – Value $24 on Amazon

This little lead figure is similar to the Doomsday figure in the May My Geek Box. I think they are a bit more rare, hence the higher price. The paint job is much better on this little Flash figure than it was on the Doomsday figure, which was my main complaint – so I’m happy! You could have received The Flash or Robin.

Verdict: ZBox has been delivering good boxes for me over the past 3 deliveries. This is probably the least favorite of the past 3 boxes, but I assumed that going into it, knowing that I wasn’t really a Zelda fan. Even though I’m not a fan, I do like the design of the shirt and the mug – add the little Mario Kart and the figurine, my favorite item, and it was a good month for me.

What did you think of the July 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. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I was surprised to receive this box today, because I cancelled my subscription a month ago. For anyone interested in subscribing to this box, use a prepaid credit card because they don’t make canceling easy at all. I also had to pay duty on this box, adding another $13CAD to the cost. I agree, this is the weakest box by far.

  2. I have gotten the last couple of boxes as well and I do enjoy them but this one was one of my least favorites. I wasn’t particularly wowed.
    My little Mario Cart guy was Yoshi though so that was cool.

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