Full Disclosure: I was given a Geek Fuel box for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own. You can learn more about my disclosure policy here.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while you may have noticed that I have a thing for subscription boxes. I mean, who doesn’t like getting stuff in the mail? Especially when it’s a giant box of nerdy goodness. So, when the people behind brand new mystery box service Geek Fuel got in touch to see if I wanted to try out their service I’d be lying if I didn’t say I jumped at the chance.
Geek Fuel actually ran a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year to help jump-start the business and launched successfully this December, just in time for Christmas. I was lucky enough to get one the first ever boxes (referred to by Geek Fuel as Alpha), so I made a little video to show you what I got and share my thoughts on this latest entry in the geek subscription box pool.
As I said in the video, while I did like everything in this box, I do worry about how Geek Fuel will distinguish themselves in the future against more established competitors such as Loot Crate or Nerd Block. I do like that Geek Fuel already ships to Canada and the UK, although they all seem to ship from the US, which goes increase the shipping time to those locations.
Overall I found the quality of the merchandise in this inaugural Geek Fuel box to be very high and I did find the diversity of the items included very refreshing. It is a little difficult for me to evaluate the service based on a single box, especially since the T-shirt, often the centerpiece of a mystery box, was branded for the subscription service and not something more generally geeky. That said, I do really like the design of the T-shirt (despite not being a woman’s size) and Rick wears it around the house happily.
To order your own, visit geekfuel.com and sign-up!