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.
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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