ThinkGeek Capsule Subscription Box Review – June 2017


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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

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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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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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14 Comments

  1. I have done a lot of mystery boxes, from Loote crate to the marvel boxes but by far these have been the worst! When I heard that think geek was doing a box I was very excited. There is so much amazing stuff on their website I figured there box would be just as awesome, but I was wrong. There was not a big variety of things in the boxes ( seemed to repeat themes) and everything seems very cheap. I pre ordered all 3 boxes when it came out and they were not worth the money. I was even given the wrong bonus items in box 2! All in all not impressed and I am only writing this review because I don’t want others to waste their money. If anything just visit thinkgeek.com to get your nerdy needs because at least their website is awesome!

  2. It’s bad enough it was late being sent out, but my package has been stuck in Missouri for 5 days. I STILL have not received June’s box. I have had NO response from customer service, no box, and no idea if/when it’s coming. On the plus side, it’s pretty easy to cancel. I would go ahead and give this one a pass.

    • Hi Korey, sorry to hear your box was delayed because of shipping issues. Note that we have received your support request and will get back to you asap! – ThinkGeek Capsule Support Team

  3. We got the silver pint tumbler and Ghostbusters cards. I haven’t opened the pin yet, because I was thinking about swapping it. It feels like the wizard hat; what does being a chase variant mean? Now I’m curious; I might have to open it!

  4. I got my first Think Geek box yesterday and was very happy with it. I’ve been a member of Loot Crate for a while and a got a few of the DX boxes. I think this Think Geek box is way better than the last few Loot Crates I’ve gotten and is pretty close to the DX box is which is a lot more expensive. I ordered the next two Think Geek boxes – hopefully they’ll be as good as the first one!

  5. When I saw this was coming out I decided to get the three box offer and I am very pleased with the first delivery. I’ve been trying to buy the Fallout Coin Bank but it’s been sold out (including on Think Geek) and that alone was $20 so it’s great deal. I’m really surprised that included the gift cards. Mine was worth $10 so just that and the Fallout bank is worth my purchase price alone. Keep it up Think Geek!

  6. I’ve been a fan of ThinkGeek for awhile so I took the plunge and got all 3 boxes. I love Harry Potter and Zelda and my hubby is into Fallout so I was pretty sure we’d like most of the stuff even if there wasn’t a theme. It was worth it, especially for the bonus cards I got for ordering all 3 (I was lucky and got Princess Bride!! One of my favorite movies) I feel like the shirt alone is worth the cost for 1 box so to get a bunch of other cool things was an added bonus. Excited to see what’s in the next one!

  7. IMO I loved the box. There isn’t that much Zelda BOTW stuff out there yet and the shirt was awesome and a good color! I also loved the PINZ!! I’m going to have to try to find them and collect them all 😀 When you pair those with the other items, it was well worth it. Again just my opinion though. To each their own I suppose. PS I don’t really see any boxes out there that only do movie or only do game unless it specifically says that in the title of the box lol. IE Horror block, Loot Gaming.

  8. I’ve been wishing for years the ThinkGeek would put out a box and this missed the mark by miles for me. It would not have been difficult for them to have a cohesive theme. I wasn’t interested in 75% of the box (or anyone I would gift to) so I passed. Hoping for better in future boxes!

  9. The thing I like about ThinkGeek is that it’s a totally random assortment of stuff, and I felt like the items inside this box were pretty representative of the kind of things you’d find on the site. Maybe it’s not all your style, but that’s the fun of a Mystery Box! I love being able to give friends and family things that they may like that aren’t necessarily up my alley.

    Anyway, I felt like I got a lot of value for what I paid, and I really dug all the items that came in this box. Really looking forward to next month!

    • I agree – I feel like there is enough value here to allow you to not be interested in a few items and pass them to friends or swap. I’m definitely eager to see what’s next.

  10. I think it says on the back of the Magical Mixing Pony Pint box that it is supposed to be 16 ounces of space waiting to be filled?

    What a moshposh of stuff for their 1st box. I like ThinkGeek’s online store because of the fun diverse array of items they sell but I think it seems very random to have boxed those items/gaming/movie genres together especially for a sub box. I agree with you that I expected more as a ThinkGeek customer.

    • Completely missed that! Thank you!

    • They partnered with Geek Fuel… have you seen a theme for Geek Fuel?

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