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Geek Fuel May 2021 “Mutants, Monsters, and Mogs?” Review

Carlos Lamborn
ByCarlos LambornMay 28, 2021 | 4 comments

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

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 per month, save with longer subscriptions.

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

Ships to: The U.S. for free.

Geek Fuel "Mutants, Monsters, and Mogs?" May 2021 Review


Included was an info card with details about each item. This month's theme is "Mutants, Monsters, and Mogs?" and the card has a spooky theme to it. Also notable, the fold-out this month is printed on heavy card stock. It's really nice.


"Can-evil" Exclusive Shirt - Listed Price $20.00

This officially licensed Goosebumps t-shirt takes my back to grade school Scholastic Books Fair days – possibly the greatest day of the school year. Like many kids, I was a big Goosebumps fan and bought the newest R.L. Stine book every time, included the original "One Day at Horrorland." Many years later, that book became a spin-off series called Goosebumps Horrorland, which I am not familiar with, but am assuming is where the image of this shirt came from. The shirt features the famous Goosebumps logo and the colorful monster from the stories. While I don't have a deep connection to the Horrorland series, I still like representing the original book series and I know a lot of people my age can relate. Another great shirt from Geek Fuel.


Toxic Crusaders Super 7 Reaction Figure – Retail Price $18.00

Subscribers will receive one of two Toxic Crusaders figures: Toxie or Junkyard. I received the former, which comes with a removable mop and bandolier. While I recognize the imagery, I wasn't familiar with this cartoon. Still, the figure immediately feels like something I would have had when I was 8 years old. This is the fourth or fifth ReAction figure I've received from Geek Fuel. I personally don't mind. I (read: my kids) enjoy my small collection of nostalgic figures.


"The Dooler" Can Cooler - Exclusive - Listed Price $8.00

True story, I used to watch Spaceballs with anyone I dated to test their sense of humor. If they didn't like it, we weren't going to make a good couple. I haven't seen the movie in years, but I still have it memorized. So I was very pleased to receive this "Dooler" (half dog, half cooler) designed to look like "Barf the Mog," who is half man, half dog. The item looks like Barf's work overalls and even has his furry tail in the back. I like that Geek Fuel had enough sense not to make the tail intrusive. So you can hold the "dooler" whatever way you want. I thought this was a cool item. I hope we see more Spaceballs merchandise in the future. There is a multitude of quotes from this movie that have entered my everyday life, but the one quote from this movie I use the most is "You're right. And when you're right, you're right. And you? You're always right." I mostly use it with my wife.


Pin Palz "Maurice" Enamel Pin – Exclusive - Listed Value $10.00

This pin was a pleasant surprise, because I wasn't sure the film Little Monsters was just something I watched and loved, or if was popular enough to be part of the 80s/90s nostalgia. My wife was the only other person that had seen it. If it's in this box, it must have been more popular than I realized. The pin is Maurice, the lovable but mischievous monster that befriends a boy and shows him the monster world under his bed. The packaging is made to look like a retro bag of Doritos, which is inspired by the movie because the monster is caught using the chips as bait. For good measure, a small bag of Doritos was including in the box.

Verdict: Sometimes it's as if Geek Fuel is targeting me directly. I know it's because I'm part of a certain demographic that had a similar childhood, but this box had my name written all over it. The Toxic Crusader figure wasn't part of my childhood per se, but I still related it to that time of life. However, Goosebumps, Spaceballs, and Little Monsters were something I grew up with and still revisit in adulthood occasionally. In fact, my daughter recently found Little Monsters on a streaming service and it was fun to watch it together. (Note: It's not really a young kids movie, but oh well.) I'm going to pick the Spaceballs coozie as my favorite item. I actually have a friend visiting this Memorial Day weekend that I used to watch this movie with and he will get a kick out of it, while we crack a few cold ones and reminisce. This month's box had me smiling a lot. Check below to see how the value held up.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, you can still order May's Mutants & Monsters edition of Geek Fuel. 

Value Breakdown: At $29 per month + free shipping, each of these four items – not including the bag of Doritos – has an average cost of $7.25. Geek Fuel is now including the value of the items on the info card. According to the suggested value, this box clocks in at $56. That is a little below the usual $60+, but the more I get this subscription the less I care about the overall value. Sure, I enjoy feeling like I'm getting a good deal and it's a bummer to get an item that doesn't resonate with me, but this sub is about nostalgia, reminiscing, and feeling like a kid again. Plus, I think there is added value in getting items that you can't buy in a store. So there is a little give and take with subscriptions like Geek Fuel. Even if $56 is less than average, it's still nearly twice the cost. 

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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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Omg… this box seems very cool. I think what really got me the most “Ahhh… no way!” Was the toxic crusaders. I remembered that game (was so much fun) on Sega genesis and the 80’s cartoon. This box i wish I had gotten for myself and thanks for reviewing.

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Carlos Lamborn

I think this was one of my favorites from Geek Fuel. Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for commenting.

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I love that Maurice pin! Little Monsters is a classic!

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Carlos Lamborn

Can’t argue with that. Thanks for commenting.

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