While we've been running around to conventions like PAX West, we've had some boxes pile up on our doorstep like this month's from Geek Fuel. With tired eyes and an impatient mind, we crack open this box to see what goodies they sent us this month.
We'll start with the pin as we return to their robot series, this time with a collection from Cartoon Network. Or at least their version of it. They had robot versions of Johnny Bravo, Dexter, the Power Puff Girls, and a rare one of Space Ghost. I got their version of Meatwad, which looks alright as he is designed well with good enamel. But he still looks kinda weird as this mechanical robot head with wheels.
Next up is an indie title from Steam called Warden: Melody Of The Undergrowth. I actually hadn't played this one before so I was a bit intrigued about this indie action-adventure RPG that somehow escaped me on Steam. The game itself is pretty solid and will give you hours of entertainment, so this was a nice surprise in the mix.
Next up was a Kubros "Mega Construx" featuring Ripley from Alien. I get that this is a smaller LEGO rival company, but if anything, that should mean that they should strive to be nothing like LEGO. What should have been a 30-minute build took about an hour because of all the unnecessary additions made to make the head. Plus, look at how this thing was packaged below. There's no rhyme or reason to any of it beyond color, and even that is a thin guideline as there's a lot of mixed colors in the bags. If you need 60 pieces to do something that should only take 35, you got a problem. While she looks magnificent, the path to getting there was a pain.
Next up was one of the best items I've gotten all year. This is a Super Soft Shell, but of course, it's an off-brand version of the Purple Shell from Mario Kart. The entire purpose of this thing? To throw it at people! That's it! It's just a plushie to have fun with that won't hurt you in any way, unless you're Mr. Glass and can be broken if the wind touches you.
Finally, the make or break item: the T-Shirt. This time around I got a Batman shirt, but not just any Batman shirt. One with Batman does in manga style with his name written in kanji! Honestly, this thing is amazing and I had a lot of fun wearing it around town and showing it off. It's cool when you get an item that takes a favorite thing and puts a spin on it that's so simplistic that it's brilliant. Hands down, one of the best shirts all year.
I really loved this box and I was super happy to have it. The best items were the shirt and the shell, the worst was the pin and the Alien figure. That said, it was one of the better boxes I've seen from Geek Fuel in 2017, and I can't wait to see what happens in October.