ThinkGeek Capsule Subscription Box Review – July 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 2 is still available!

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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ThinkGeek’s second capsule includes items from Game of Thrones, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Trek, and Marvel.

The box comes with a large information “folder” – like an 8×10.

It has some ThinkGeek humor before you get to your items.

Open it up for the layout of everything in the box, including possible variants for your items.

Dungeons and Dragons Shirt + Patch – Value $20?

This month’s shirt is exclusive to the ThinkGeek Capsule. It features potions, weapons, and the 20-sided die – of course – everything you need on the quest to glory in D&D.

It even includes a 20-sided die patch!

Game of Thrones Canvas Art – Value $15-20?

You receive a house sigil canvas from Game of Thrones.

The house you receive is selected at random and each canvas is 6×9. I feel like I always end up with Lannister stuff and it’s the house I want the least!

Vulcan Travel Guide + Postcard Set – Value $10?

Travel the galaxy, Star Trek style, with this Vulcan guide and postcards!

This is a cool exclusive – very well done!

The postcards come packaged within the travel guide book.

Marvel/DC Comic Pencil Tubes + Mini Posters – Value $10-15?

You’ll get a set of coloring pencils with black and white posters to finish off the design yourself.

There are 4 pages to color – each 5×7.

You’ll get 12 pencils to choose from.

Each themed after the included pages.

The cap is even a sharpener to get you going!

Pinz: Starstuff Edition – Value $5-10?

There are 4 pin designs this month – including one that has 3 chase variants – and it’s all space travel/solar system related.

I got the space pug!

It’s definitely one of my favorites of the four options.

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. For the second month in a row, I got $5 to spend in the store. It’s only $5 – but at least you’re always getting the shipping cost back!

If you ordered the first 3 capsules up front, you’d receive a bonus item in each of those capsules.

Twelfth Doctor Pocket POP – Value $11-12 on Amazon

My bonus item was a Doctor Who Pocket POP!

It comes with a keychain, but that can be unscrewed to become a free standing mini POP.

Verdict: ThinkGeek Capsule #2 spanned across numerous Fandoms just like capsule #1. For me, this delivery didn’t feel like it really had a hero item – the closest hero item was the Game of Thrones canvas – but beyond that, the remainder of the items left a bit to be desired for me. That being said, the items were definitely good quality – and don’t feel like cheap items – so, I’m a bit torn! At $30 – the value is definitely there with these items, plus a chance to get your money back in ThinkGeek credit and your shipping cost is definitely covered. So, after saying all of this, I’m still on the fence with this subscription!

What do you think of the second ThinkGeek Capsule? Better or worse than the first?

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.

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2 Comments

  1. I agree with you. I got this for my husband thinking it would be a nice gift. Aside from the shirt and the star trek book he was not very impressed. The same with the first box. I feel like everything is too ramdon, and there is no theme to tie the items together so it is very hard to asses. Since I paid for 3 we will hope it improves next box but I would not subscribe again.

  2. Ahhh, those Star Trek post cards <3 <3 The book is even pretty cool. I have the Guardians of the Galaxy one that came in Loot Crate a few months ago.

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