GeekGear World Of Wizardry Review – January 2018
GeekGear‘s World of Wizardry subscription is “a one of a kind mystery subscription box and a must have for any Magic fan! Each box will be personalized to your chosen House and will be filled with merchandise from your favorite wizarding world.”
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This is a review of the World of Wizardry Wearable box, which is $27.01 USD + shipping, box.
About World of Wizardry, a Harry Potter box by GeekGear
The Subscription Box: World of Wizardry
The Cost: $27.06 per month (£19.99) + $8.11 (£5.99) US shipping
The Products: A variety of magical merchandise inspired by the Harry Potter universe
Ships to: Worldwide (shipping costs vary)
World of Wizardry January 2018 Review
In each box from Geek Gear, you will find a handy booklet listing all of the products inside. In addition to the products, you will also find a clue for an item in next month’s box and a “Subscriber Spotlight” featuring a community member. Like last month, they are now including prices in the booklet.
This box contained two more pages to fill in the cookbook binder that came in last month’s box! This month included a recipe for Butterscotch Cheesecake and another for the Weasley Family breakfast. I liked that there was one sweet and one savory recipe included here.
House Candle – Listed Value $8.40
This smells amazing – like fresh strawberries! I like that this candle is encased in glass with a cool little knob on the lid. These candles were distributed according to subscribers’ chosen houses, and I like that this shows a nice little bit of house pride. I think it would look fantastic on a dresser with a few other subtle Potterverse accents.
House Bath Bomb – Listed Value $8.40
I love all kinds of bath bombs, and this Gryffindor-hued one smells like it came straight from Honeydukes! It smells sweet and slightly fruity, like candy. It had a great fizzy quality that turned the bath into a sweet and relaxing haven that I deeply enjoyed.
Embroidered Hogwarts Crests Poster – Listed Value $9.80
This was one of the licensed items in the box, and is listed on the package as a GeekGear exclusive! The Hogwarts crest is surrounded by all four of the different houses, and the style is neat, making it seem like they are embroidered patches.
Expecto Patronum Print – Listed Value $7.00
The other GeekGear exclusive in the box is this nifty print! This design is a modern take on Harry’s Patronus, which is a stag, sketched out over what looks like some wizarding homework. I received the limited edition version of the print – only 1,000 of them were made! I think this would look really nice matted and framed on a wall.
Newt Tee Shirt – Listed Value $16.74
I actually chuckled out loud when I discovered this charming tee shirt! I love the graphic of Newt Scamander surrounded by various Beasts, if you will. The tee shirt is super-soft and I like the way the neck is very comfortably cut, making for a really good overall fit. All my Hufflepuff friends are going to be super-jealous of this!
House Cushion Cover – Listed Value $14.01
Like the candle, these cushion covers were distributed according to house preference, and the colors for the Gryffindor one are nice and vibrant! The pamphlet suggested cuddling with this pillow covering in bed, but I’m not totally sure the fabric is quite soft enough for that. It would, however, look really awesome as an outdoor pillow on a patio chair!
S.P.E.W. Pin – Listed Value $9.76
I absolutely loved that this pin is canon, and so rather than being emblazoned with Harry Potter logos, this actually fits into the mythology of the wizarding world. Started by Hermione in Goblet of Fire, S.P.E.W. is The Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare, in which she champions for the rights of house elves and insists they be freed. As a part of this society, she creates badges, which I imagine look very much like this pin! I can’t wait to affix it to a messenger bag and be complimented on it at future ‘cons.
Verdict: It was a really nice variety of items this month! I liked that there was a personal care item, ie: the bath bomb, pin accessory, along with lots of decor like the pillow cover and candle. I like how unusual the items are, too – I feel like many of these just simply couldn’t be found in a store. I also really liked the exclusivity – I received both the limited-edition print and one of the rarer pin options. The hint for next month’s box is “The Quibbler,” and given my fondness for Luna Lovegood, I think it’s going to be a blast!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the March box. Monthly boxes ship between 21st and 24th each month.
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $27.06 USD + $8.11 USD shipping cost, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $5.02.
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What did you think of this month’s World of Wizardry Box?