About a week ago we got a brand new box from Geek Fuel for the month of October. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect since October is always an interesting month for all subscription boxes, but whatever is inside was sure to be awesome at some level. So let's break this box open, shall we?
First up was the Geek Fuel magazine, this month with a zombie cover printed in 3D. It even came with its own set of glasses to check out the cover, which works quite well. The cover is the only 3D thing about it, so no worries about trying to read every single page inside for stories about the items and some stuff you can purchase for the home.
Next up was the first great item to catch my eye: fridge magnets. Now, these aren't just any magnets, these are Pac-Man designed magnets with the look of the original 1966 Batman series as the figures and the ghost. Its a quirky but awesome design as Batman chases down The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin, and Catwoman. The magnets themselves are made from a foam and rubber combination so they're easy to pull off and stick to anything. They hold objects to the fridge well, even heavy items only need two. However, you can't just stack a ton of paper underneath them and call it good. Aside from a bit of black paint under Catwoman's eyes, these are absolutely perfect.
Next up is an interesting item as this month's game is Death By Game Show. Back when this was released in early 2016, it was one of the more talked about indie games that you had to play. Sadly, the lifespan of the game didn't last as long as they hype, and now it's one of those titles that kind of hang around and didn't make as big of an impact as we hoped. It's a good title, I wouldn't call it a $10 game at this point, but you'll have fun playing it.
Moving onto the special Geek Fuel robot pin they make for every box, this month is a parody of Tales From The Crypt. I enjoyed the packaging to this one as the outside looked like an old cover of the comic book, while also appearing to look like a VHS copy of the HBO show. The first layer is the outside box, followed by a videotape, with the pin inside the tape. I got the Crypt Rover in my box, and of course, he is produced well with a fine enamel and metal trim. Not a bad pin this month, if you enjoy the robot series they're making.
The most awesome item in the mix is the Stranger Things box. On the outside, the packaging for this is superb as it is made to look like a box of Eggo Waffles, but instead, it has all the parody markers for the series by calling them Eleven. THe box is already a must-own to put on your shelf.
The first item inside this mini box is a waffle air freshener. There isn't much to say on this beyond the fact that it does smell like freshly toasted Eggo Waffles, right down to the freshly toasted scent as they come out of the top. I have no idea what the lifespan on these are, but I wouldn't expect them to stay fresh beyond three months.
Next up was an amazing addition to my kitchen as I got a brand new mug with the phrase "Mornings Are For Coffee And Contemplation" on the side. It looks badass in black and red with the words in the show's opening text. It came inside a small box being mailed to Chief Jim Hopper with several little nods to the series on the "package". This was fantastic and I couldn't have asked for anything better.
The final item, the make or break item, was the t-shirt. This was an absolute blast to see as I got an Eleven shirt. The background is a deep brown with Eleven made to look like a playing card. All the vital items are here: the waffle, the D20, the bicycle wheel, the Demogorgon, and a few other little references within the art. This shirt is amazing, I could n't put it any other way, and it makes me wish for an entire Stranger Things playing card set. I loved this!
Overall, this month's Geek Fuel box is a must own and a big reason to subscribe. The weakest item in the box is probably a tie between the pin and the game, but they're both great items in their own right. So if they're the worst, they're already worth the subscription. The best has to be the Stranger Things package which was just phenomenal to see and now own. I can't recommend this box any better, and I hope you got yourself a copy as well!