R E V I E W | My Geek Box 'Afterlife' Edition

16 November, 2015

My Geek Box Afterlife October 2015

That's right. A subscription box for geeks.

Subscriptions boxes are everywhere nowadays. It's obvious that beauty boxes dominate the market, but more and more themes are appearing to cater for everyone. There's something enticing about ordering a surprise box of goodies every month. It's comparable to the feeling you had as a kid opening a lucky dip bag; it's technically a lucky dip for adults. 

Back in the day, I used to be subscribed to Glossybox, however that was rather short-lived as it didn't really cater to my needs; I wasn't interested in the anti-ageing products they were sending me at 20 years old. 

When I discovered My Geek Box, I was curious. I was all the more curious when I realised October's themed box was 'Afterlife'. I don't discuss it much on this blog, but I AM OBSESSED WITH ZOMBIES. I'm also a horror movie buff. The Afterlife theme coincided with the month of Halloween, so for someone like myself, this was bloody exciting!

The box arrived towards the end of the month, in fact, I think it was a few days before Halloween. This meant I was pouncing on the postman everyday in October until it arrived! Again, it's the anticipation of not knowing what you're receiving that builds the excitement.

Upon opening the box I was greeted with six spooky afterlife themed goodies, which were in the spirit of Halloween. It included a t-shirt with a 'BOO!' slogan written across it. Whilst this was perfect for Halloween season, I think for the rest of the year I'll wear it as a pyjama top as it's rather fitting for how I look in the mornings - scary!

It also included a zombie warning metal sign, a zombie outbreak sticker, and a Dracula themed puzzle. My two favourite pieces in the box had to be the novelty blood-stained tea towel and the graphic novel: Twisted Dark. Whilst I hadn't heard of Twisted Dark before it arrived in my box, I'm always open to reading and appreciating a graphic novel.

My Geek Box Afterlife October 2015

I've got to admit I was hoping for a bit more from My Geek Box. Whilst some of the items were freakin' great, others unfortunately were just not to my taste. That's both the risk and charm with subscription boxes is that they really can be 'hit or miss' depending on personal preference. Whilst the October box may not have been my cup of tea, I've seen some other YouTubers absolutely loved it!

It may be because I built it up so much in my head before it arrived and it had quite a lot to live up to. After seeing some previous boxes with incredible Star Wars surprises, I was hoping for some kick ass Walking Dead merch or maybe some apocalypse survival tools! Whilst I love the idea of a 'geek box', I just wish October's offering had a few more branded cult items included. 

Saying that, I'll be rocking my t-shirt all year long and drying my dishes with a 'blood-stained' towel!

However, the box works out more than worth your money as the graphic novel is worth £9.99 on it's own and a subscription box only sets you back £17.99 per month - bargain!

November's box is movie and television themed, which sounds pretty promising, don't you think?

What do you think of the 'Afterlife' box?



  1. These look great! I love this idea because I have a lot of geeky friends, I know if I didn't like something in the box I'd have a gift for them <3

    The Quirky Queer

  2. I've actually ordered my one for November so I hoping for some awesome treats although I think I might just get them one off once I know the themes. x

    1. November's edition looks really promising! I'm excited to see what you get! ♥

  3. I actually liked this box - it's a nice change to generic subscription boxes x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    1. It is, isn't it? Much more my kinda thing than a beauty box! ♥

  4. This sounds like it's right up my street! I love the blood stained towel haha. So cool!

    Ashleigh x

    www.beingashleigh.com ♡


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