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Geek Fuel Subscription Box Review – August 2020

Carlos Lamborn
ByCarlos LambornOct 15, 2020 | 5 comments

Geek Fuel
4.5 overall rating
36 Ratings | 5 Reviews

Updated 10/15/20 to reflect the correct month.

Geek Fuel EXP is a monthly subscription box filled with fandom tees, figures, comics, and goodies.

FYI: Geek Fuel is now a monthly subscription.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About Geek Fuel

The Subscription Box: Geek Fuel

The Cost: $29 a month, save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: Games, toys, collectibles, and other exclusive gear.

Ships to: The US for free.

Geek Fuel September August 2020 Review


Included was an info card with details about each item.

Also included was a Geek Fuel sticker from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.


"Wyld Stallyns Rule" Shirt

Another well-timed retro shirt. Our last review had a Jaws shirt during Shark Week. This time we get a Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure shirt just as the newest installment of the series is in theaters. I remember seeing the movie as a kid and it is one of my favorites from my childhood. I like that it looks like a concert shirt.


TMNT Super7 Reaction Figure - Retail Value $18

This was a blast from the past. I had an action figure very similar to this when I was a kid. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of the first shows, movies, and video games I watched growing up. I got Michelangelo, who comes with his signature nunchucks and a slice of pizza.


"Goonies" 300 piece Puzzle

Although the name is nowhere to be found, there are enough context clues to know this is supposed to be a Goonies theme puzzle. Another favorite movie of mine – and yours I'm sure. To be honest, I wasn't excited about this item. I want to be able to wear, display, or show off my geek items. This is something that's going to sit on my shelf. I'm sure it's hard to keep coming up with ideas for boxes every month, but I felt like a puzzle was just a bit of busy work.


"Teen Wolf" Pins

Although it wasn't my favorite '80s movie, I like these "Teen Wolf" pins. They would go great on your backpack or jacket and it will be a subtle way to let others know you're an '80s fan. Just like the puzzle, they are unofficial, but exclusive to the subscription.

Verdict: I think Geek Fuel did OK this month. They stayed within the 1985-1990 realm and were able to tie it into a movie coming out presently. I liked the shirt, but am going to pick the TMNT figure as my favorite, because it reminds me of the one I had when I was a kid. With them switching from quarterly to monthly, you receive fewer items per box. It costs less, but there is a greater risk you may not like a majority of what you receive. I've also noticed they have "unofficial" items like the puzzle, pins, and last month's bandana. It's smart for them not to pay for the official name, but it also makes it feel like you're paying for the off-brand. I guess it will come down to how clever they can be. I actually thought the bandana was smart and well done.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You'll likely start with next month's box.

Value Breakdown: At $29 per month + free shipping, each of these 4 items has an average cost of $7.25 (I did not include the sticker in this breakdown).

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Carlos Lamborn
Carlos Lamborn
Carlos is a husband and father of two. He likes coffee, beer, camping, disc golf, a good box cutter, and the accomplishment of even the most menial home-owning task. Carlos is new to the world of subscription boxes and loves the wonderment of receiving them in the new mailbox he just spent all day installing.

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Alexis P

Hi! I think this was their August box, not September’s. This seems to be a good box. I don’t care much about pins but since almost everyone is including them in their boxes, I can get really soon to my minimum of 15 pieces of flair.

One thing GeekFuel is missing is their media presence; their Facebook and IG pages hasn’t been updated since July 2019. Even by email, I tried to reach them to help me upgrade my subscription and I got a reply almost a month later.

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I actually appreciate the puzzle. A few months ago it was impossible to find puzzles anywhere when everyone was trapped inside.

I also like that it’s something different, I don’t know that I’ve seen a lot of puzzles in sub boxes.

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Carlos Lamborn

Great point. This just goes to show how many personalities these subscriptions have to take into account. You can’t please all the people all the time, but I’m glad you were. Thanks for commenting.

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Nice review! But yeah it feels like this one would be better for teens (maybe not this months genre but..) in general. The quality doesn’t seem there. 🙁

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Carlos Lamborn

I feel like this box tries to – and does an OK job of – appealing to my age range (30s). Its success is going to come from finding smart, creative, and fun ways to incorporate the same movies, shows, and games over and over again. It’s a fine line they have to walk trying to find something affordable while making you feel like you received something special. I agree with you that this one was a half-hearted attempt, but I’ve seen a couple items from them that worked. Thanks for writing.

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