Geek Fuel has been killing it lately with their monthly subscription boxes. And now that Nerd Block is filing for bankruptcy, companies like theirs may see an uptake in traffic as people look for a new subscription box to come to their door every month. For August 2017, we received the Geek Fuel XL box, which is double the size of a regular box. So, of course, I was super curious as to what needed the extra room, and I was pleasantly surprised.
The first item right out of the box was this Back To The Future luggage tag. A rubber design of the license plate from the DeLorean, complete with the California logo at the time and the word "Outatime" across the center, its a lovely little production of the real thing. On the back, an area to write your information so in case your luggage gets lost or mistakenly taken, someone can reach you to reclaim it.I actually like this and will be throwing it on my backpack when I head to PAX West in a few days.
Next up, the return of the Epic Enamels bot pins we've been seeing in the Geek Fuel boxes. This set is focused on the Superfriends cartoon, with the chance of getting Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, or Batman (with a rare chance of getting Aquaman). Obviously, they're not called this because of copyright issues, but they're changed just beyond that 20% marker for parody. I got lucky and scored the "Bat Bot", as I am a sucker for Batman The enamel is of high quality with a rubber stopper on the back, so it makes for an awesome pin.
This month's video game is Spacejacked. This is a 2016 tower defense game set ins pace as you run through building bots to help you take out hordes of aliens who are trying to take over the base you're on. A little bit tower construction, a little bit platform shooter, a little bit sci-fi comedy. The game is actually pretty cool and a shame it didn't get more exposure than it did last year, so this game is an absolutely awesome addition.
Now for the item that made this box so big: THIS! This Dorbs XL figure that was one of six different options you could have received in this month's subscription. The options were Big Daddy, Rocket, Robin, Groot, Ant Man, and Stay Puft. While a part of me kind of wishes I had gotten Stay Puft, I was excited to see that I had a version of Groot. He stands about 6 1/2" tall and 5" wide, weighing about one pound. The top of his head is designed like Baby Groot with sections of bark and tree roots growing out of the top as he smiles at you. This was an amazing get in this box, unti…
…We saw the t-shirt. And oh my god is this thing awesome! The shirt called "Wonder Armour" is a comic book version of the most recent Wonder Woman movie, as Gal Gadot looks stunning and powerful. The mix of blue, red and gold on a black shirt is absolutely gorgeous and I honestly can't wait to wear this around PAX this weekend. This was an amazing find in the box and I could not be happier to add this to my closet.
Overall, this month's Geek Fuel subscription box is a winner. Even the items I would consider to be the weaker end of the spectrum delivered and made me happy to own them. Zero complaints this month, and it only certifies that Geek Fuel is a box you should be involved with. If you're looking for a Nerd Block replacement, you can't go wrong with this one.