ThinkGeek Capsule Subscription Box Review – June 2017
The ThinkGeek Capsule is a brand new geeky subscription from, well, ThinkGeek! Each capsule will always include an officially licensed shirt + limited edition toys, collectibles, and more – promising a value of $50+ each delivery.
Capsule 1 is officially sold out.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: ThinkGeek Capsule
The Cost: $24.99 + $5 shipping
The Products: Every Capsule has a $50+ value and will include mystery items like officially licensed shirts, gadgets, limited edition toys, collectibles, games, comics, stickers, buttons, and collectibles. The Capsule will always include an exclusive t-shirt
Ship to: US only
The franchises for the first capsule were a bit all over the place! We received items from Fallout, Zelda, Harry Potter, Ghostbuster, and My Little Pony.
The box comes with a large information “folder” – like an 8×10.
When you start to unfold it, you’ll be greeted my some expected ThinkGeek humor.
Open it up for a big ‘ol layout of everything in the box, including possible variants and an early adopters giveaway.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Shirt – Value $19.99
This month’s shirt is an officially licensed Zelda shirt. Link is getting gear up for action!
Fallout 4: Power Armor Helmet Coin Bank – Value $18-20 on Amazon
The second item is a collectible coin back from Fallout!
It measures about 7×4.5 inches and is constructed of a softer plastic – soft enough to squeeze, but only a little bit – but it won’t break if it falls. It’s got that dirt/patina look that perfectly suits the Fallout landscape.
Pinz: Fantasy Edition – Value $5-10?
Like most geek boxes these days, it includes an exclusive enamel pin. Capsule 1’s wave of pins is based on fantasy objects and characters.
You’d received one of 4 possible pins – with the wizard hat being a chase variant.
My pin was the dragon. These are really high-quality pins – perfectly on par with the Geek Fuel style of pin.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Alumni Crew Socks – Value $10-12? (based on socks in other subscriptions)
Switching fandom realms for a second, you’ll receive an exclusive pair of Harry Potter crew socks.
The graphic displays your Hogwarts Alumni status! From a construction standpoint, these are your basic crew/dress sock.
Magical Mixing Pony Pint – Value $10?
There were 7 possible copper mugs – blue, yellow, pink, green, purple, red, and copper.
It sports a pony crest on the face of the pint.
There is no ounce listing – but if I had to guess, it’s probably a 12-ounce cup, at least. It’s not dishwasher or microwave safe, which isn’t a surprise with the copper.
ThinkGeek Promo Code – Value $5-100
The last item in the box is a promo code to buy more geeky goods from ThinkGeek.
You won’t know the value of your promo code until you go to the url and enter your code. I got the lowest value – $5 – but that’s still a nice bonus if you’re buying from ThinkGeek like me!
If you ordered the first 3 capsules up front, you’d receive a bonus item in each of those capsules.
Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Playing Cards – Value $7 on Amazon
As a bonus for early adopters, you receive a set of playing cards – mine featured the Ghostbusters, which is perfect for me!
I definitely love the card’s graphic design – front and back!
Verdict: ThinkGeek Capsule #1 spanned across a wide array of genres – which might be something we should expect moving forward without themes. Without the bonus item, my variation of the box (with the $5 gift card) is valued around $77 – that’s great for the $30 (shipped) cost of the box! Overall, I liked most items and am hopeful moving forward – but also, my really high hopes of a ThinkGeek subscription weren’t totally realized with Capsule #1.
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