GeekGear World Of Wizardry Review + Coupon – July 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.”
This is a review of the World of Wizardry Blue House Wearable box, which is $32.51 per month (£24.99) + $7.79 (£5.99) US shipping.
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About World of Wizardry, a Harry Potter box by GeekGear
The Subscription Box: World of Wizardry
The Cost: $32.51 per month (£24.99) + $7.79 (£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 July 2018 Review
In each box from Geek Gear, you’ll 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. I’m intrigued by next month’s clue: a fantastical beastie! What are you up to, World of Wizardry? It looks like this month’s box is chock-full of exclusives, so let’s start looking through everything!
Recipes: Molly’s Roast Chicken Dinner, House Scarf Cupcakes and Acid Pops
Looking at this chicken recipe actually makes my mouth water. I was just saying to my husband the other day that even though I love summer, I’m almost ready for “cozy food” season, and I think I’ll check out Molly’s take on a roasted chicken. In the dessert realm, the secret to these acid pops is a citric acid coating, which I think is fascinating, and I’ll never turn down the chance to whip up some cupcakes!
George Weasley’s Wand – Listed Value $12.86
Looking almost like a broomstick, there is quite a bit of mystery surrounding George Weasley’s wand. Though distinctive in appearance, the length, wood type, and magical core of his wand is unknown. In real life, though, this Geek Gear-exclusive item has an iron core to add heft and balance to this display piece. I received Fred’s equally mysterious wand a few months back, so it’ll be nice to unite them!
Steam Engine Figure – Listed Value $10.29
During the end of summer, back-to-school season always makes me think of the wizarding world – sometimes I re-read the books, or at least watch one of the movies for a bit! The idea of going back to school on a train is magical to me anyway, since that’s not really done in the U.S., but when you consider that the Hogwarts Express itself is actually magical, these scenes have that much more impact both in the imagination and on-screen.
Wizardry House Tote Bag – Listed Value $12.86
The house item this month is really clever; all the house initials are listed on this bag, but it comes in the color of your chosen house! I received the tote in my beloved Ravenclaw blue, and the design is correctly printed in the bronze color from the books (in the movies, Ravenclaw’s colors are blue and silver). The design is subtle but effective: a broomstick crossed with a wand lets everyone know the fandom, though I think the words “Wizarding School” aren’t totally necessary.
House Captain Pin – Listed Value $10.29
Like the Head Boy and Head Girl pins we’ve seen in this box before, this Captain’s pin is in the house colors, too! This would signify being Captain of the Quidditch team, of course, a title even Harry himself only held for one school year.
Demiguise Print – Listed Value $6.43
Licensed and exclusive, this print is reported taken directly from Newt Scamander’s sketches during his adventures in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I love the hand-drawn sensibilities to this, including the light touches of white pencil on the taupe background; it looks both scholarly and art-minded at the same time.
Butterscotch Soap Bar – Listed Value $9.00
There are a number of elements that make this bar of soap a total winner; first, the dark color is awesome, especially for something so sweet. Speaking of sweet, this smells fantastic; rich and buttery with a clean but not cloying note of vanilla.
Hagrid Tee Shirt – Listed Value $12.86
These super-soft tees are always welcome in these boxes, but this one in particular has a completely delightful design! This works on so many levels; it depicts Hagrid riding Sirius’ motorbike, which he did several times throughout the series, usually with Harry. The design is also clearly a reference to ET, which makes this shirt equally enjoyable for fandom aficionados and film buffs.
Verdict: I was extremely pleased by this gathering of goodies! I’ve come to look forward to the recipes every month (anyone want to have a Harry Pot-luck Party?), and I’ll be able to use the tote and the soap quite a bit. I’m also looking forward to displaying the print, wand, and train figure, and the tee shirt design is one of my favorites to date! I liked that this box was pretty well-rounded, and not everything was just for display. My favorite items that I receive every month are the ones that I can use every day
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, order by 9/20 to receive the September box.
Coupon – Use code NEWSUB10 to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $32.51 per month + $7.79 US shipping cost, which means that each of the 7 items (not counting the recipe cards) in the box has an average cost of $5.76.
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What did you think of this month’s World of Wizardry Box?