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I wanted to mention this one first as it was my absolute favorite item. As a big video-gamer who remembers when arcades were more common, I have fond memories of wasting away the hours (and quarters) playing stuff like Galaga and Pac-Man. Also, the red ghost AKA Blinky is my favorite of them all, so that just helps make this even better!
First off, that isn't a picture I snapped, it is found at this link courtesy of the earlier-mentioned, "My Subscription Addiction," as I was having trouble getting it to stay flat/I was too lazy to get it to stay put. I really like this poster because it has a snazzy look reminiscent of the old propaganda ones (which is intentional) and is on a nice heavy paper-stock. This isn't one of those super-thin papers that feel like they could rip easily if you barely flicked the poster.
I realize I didn't mention that each box comes with a little magazine. There isn't anything too wild in it, just a mixture of discussion about stuff that's contained in the box (or relates to it), what could be in future boxes, etc. Still, its a nice touch and gives off the appearance that your box was assembled by people who really do care about geek-stuff.
This actually is an entry-code of sorts for a, "Fallout 4," promotion being done by Geek Fuel. If you have the correct code on the back of the ID you'll win a a Playstation 4 and a bunch of Fallout swag, and even if you don't win you can enter a promotion to get an XBox one. As someone who is open about his preference for the PS4 it did make me giggle a little that an Xbox One is a runner-up item. Oh, and I didn't win but still find the keycard snazzy enough I'll keep it as a cute decoration. Well, if I can find where I put it; this pic is again thanks to MSA.
I've never read a "Hunger Games" book or watched one of the movies so this does nothing for me. Still, I imagine fans of the series would be excited to get these.
One thing I like about Geek Fuel is that every month the box comes with a shirt. I think that is pretty cool. Now, the unfortunate thing is that this shirt didn't really appeal to me. I can't say why exactly, as I enjoy the movie it is obviously referencing (Star Wars), and the idea of it being a toy ship is cute. I guess the fact they kind of tip-toe around directly naming "Star Wars" and instead are just making the inspiration obvious bugs me. I understand why they had to do so, as with an official Star Wars subscription box now in existence I doubt Disney would license the rights to it too eagerly for their competition. Still, this was probably the item I felt the most let-down by as I was excited to get a wearable item, and then got this shirt.
Okay, this is pretty cool. One of the creators of the game, "Defense Grid 2," wrote a book about their time working on the game's creation and Geek Fuel has provided a mini-book of some of the most interesting parts. The thing that makes this especially neat however is that it comes with a STEAM code for the full version of the game! It is snazzy to think I can read about how a game was made and then play that very same game. It is apparently a tower-defense-styled title, which aren't my absolute favorite, but still generally enjoyable and worth at least trying out.
I like the Ghostbusters movies but am not a huge fan. I do, however, know someone who is. This therefore will serve as a great, "stocking-stuffer," for them come the holidays.
4 out of 5 stars.
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Note: I emailed Geek Fuel as press and was supplied with a discount code for my first box that took off 10 dollars of the usual $23.90 monthly price. However, I received no further compensation for my review.