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My geek box August review

I got my second geek box this morning, and this month's theme is QUEST! LEt's take a look shall we?


Some Hobbit postcards - I loved the Hobbit but postcards are a bit disappointing.


A Game of Thrones bookmark. Haven't read the books or seen the programme but I can always do with more bookmarks.


The other side of the bookmark.


A Funko figure. As I've said before I haven't seen Game of Thrones but I appreciate a good figure.


Out of the box - it's cute.


This month's t-shirt design. I love this! Reservoir Dogs is my favourite Tarantino flick and I'm a huge Tolkien fan, so I'm very pleased with this.


Bertie Bott's every flavour beans from Harry Potter. I don't eat jellybeans so someone else can have these. Now the question is, do I take off the ingredient list so that someone eats a funny flavoured one by mistake?

This box is ok. I love the t shirt and the figure, but I'm disappointed by the limits under the Quest theme. They could have had Zelda, WoW, or any number of films/games with an epic quest, instead of limiting themselves to two franchises and throwing in the beans as an afterthought for a third. That being said, I will give them another shot, as I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do with the Apocalypse theme. 

Emma

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  1. Interesting selection Emma. I love that little dragon,super cute,worth it just for that.

    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog,don't think I would ever be picked for a team because my style is probably not 'main stream' enough,which is what I like :)

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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