Saturday, 31 October 2015

My Geek Box - Afterlife Edition!

October 'Afterlife' My Geek Box c/o The Hut Group
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Happy Halloween everyone! 

To celebrate my favourite holiday I have a Halloween-themed subscription box review to share with you. My Geek Box* is a subscription service where a box containing 5-8 themed mystery goodies arrives at your door in exchange for £19.99 per month. The box has been on my radar for a while now and always looks like a lot of fun, so naturally I jumped at the chance to review the latest one - the fact that it happened to be Afterlife themed to coincide with Halloween was a total bonus!

One item that is always included in the box is an exclusive t-shirt and this month's 100% cotton tee features a simple but cute white 'BOO!' design. When you sign up to the service you are asked to select your t-shirt size - they offer a wide variety: Men's S-3XL and Women's S-XXL - and not being a fan of super fitted t-shirts I opted to size up which was definitely the right decision. I love the perfect-for-Halloween design and in all honesty will most likely be wearing it as a pyjama top!

As you know I love a good book so when I opened up the box I was very pleased to see a graphic novel included. Although the website states Twisted Dark (Neil Gibson, 2010) is a #1 Kindle Bestseller, I have to admit it's a title I hadn't actually heard about before so I'm looking forward to finding out more! According to the blurb the graphic novel is about the darker side of humanity and contains eleven interconnected tales - very intriguing!

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Also included were a few zombie inspired goodies! First up is an awesome metal 'warning' sign from UK-based company The Original Metal Sign Co. and alongside this was a zombie-themed window sticker - both of which would be great for Halloween decor! The third and final item that had a zombie feel to it was a tea towel decorated with bloody hand prints. Similarly to the t-shirt this is a simple but effective design that's well-suited to the theme. I like this one so much it will be going straight into my 'box of homewares' I've been gathering for when I (eventually!) get my own place.

The final item included in the box was a Dracula-themed puzzle game. The idea behind this is that you should be able to turn the little wooden figure into a cube by moving around the individual blocks which are held together by elastic. I think is a brilliant idea and definitely adds something a little bit different to the selection, plus these type of items would be great as stocking fillers.

Overall there was a fun selection of items in October's box, with lots of variety which I think is always important with any 'mystery' box. All of the items included were very different yet they each match the Afterlife theme perfectly, and the box was definitely a lovely treat for me to receive on the run up to Halloween!

If you like the sound of these items there's still an opportunity to pick up the Afterlife box over on the website. Next months theme is Movies & Television and if you want to get your hands on it you can subscribe by visiting mygeekbox.co.uk
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