My Geek Box June – Unboxing

Another first here on MsRetro,we signed up to My Geek Box June for the first time, we’d thought about trying it a few times but for us hearing that they were having a European Exclusive Pop Vinyl in the box was it’s selling point. We not only ordered one but two boxes because once again we argued over the t-shirt and I wanted my own.
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Mine hasn’t arrived yet sadly so I’m hoping for Monday but the hubbie had his delivered today and we were dying to know what goodies it had inside.
Unfortunately we knew what the Pop was before we had the box as the whispers went to full blown yells in our Pop communities when a very popular website put the Pop up for sale with the sticker on the box.
Take a look at the unboxing with our excited shouty mini humans:

For those skipping the video or didn’t quite catch everything here is the list of the contents:

Funko Pop Vinyl Unmasked Cyclops (European Exclusive)
Mutant Academy t-shirt
Star Wars Heros Mouse Mat
Hero Pin Badges
Spiderman Heros and Villans Cards
Sweets

As a first box it was quite good, I wish the pop had been better and a true exclusive but I don’t hate it. Love the t-shirt design but hate white clothes. I love the pin badges but as I’m no longer in my teenage years I’m wondering where to put them… I will think of something. The cards are great for my girls but I’ll have to work out how to use them and show them.
Overall I’m not overly excited to keep my subscription with them as there are better boxes out there and the exclusive Pop was a let down which doesn’t give me much to go on with their future boxes. We’ll have to see what happens.

MsRetro

June Pop In a Box Unboxing

Hey guys,

Seems I’ve had so many new pops since our last pop in a box came and now it’s here again. This monthly box always gets me excited for what pop we will recieve, if it will be an exclusive or something I’ve been looking for,I love the suprise.
I’m hoping this month for something rare or different to the pops in our local stores so fingers crossed for a great sub this month. I spent hours (not jokeing) thumbs up and thumbs downing so many pops in the hope of just pops we want.
Here is the husband unboxing our box and yes I stole the popping candy…yummy cherry.

So an you can see above we recieved original Iron Man which is okay pretty common available in Tesco but he has a really good paint job unlike the Tesco ones and Hawkeye from Marvels Avengers Age of Ultron which is cool now we just have Hulk to go but again he’s in the local shops.

Still happy as they are ones I would have bought at some point but I want something new and exciting so I’m hoping next month we get a WOW pop.

MsRetro

Shabby Geek Unboxing – Husbands suprise

If you’ve been keeping up with my geekaverse posts then you know my husband suprised me with a Shabby Geek box a couple of weeks back and has been hinting at every opportunity for me to repay the favour. Of course i rapidly ordered him once my bank balance allowed me to do so but kept it underwraps so I could suprise him.

Finally it arrived today in perfect time for an early fathers day present/ awesome husband gift. Keep in mind when ordering that they estimate 2 weeks at the moment as they are super busy with very good reason. Really good customer service and they take their time getting the content just right.

Here is his unboxing video, he may seems a bit crazy but that’s because he’s insanely happy to have something fun to open over a bill and really wasn’t expecting it. Haha my plan worked.

To sum up what my husband recieved:
Funko Pop : Breaking Bad Gus (Dead)
Minecraft Mug
Minecraft Cushion Cover
Breaking Bad Gym Bag
Plants vs Zombies Notebook
Plants vs Zombies Plush Zombie
Fast and The Furious Mouse Mat
Sweets
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Husband is very happy and hopefully he’ll buy me another very soon. Thank you again Shabby Geek for an amazing box.

Pop Vinyl Hunt: Smyths

We went on a POP Vinyl Hunt today it was a really fun time finding all the new items that were on offer.

It all started from a rumour that Sainsburys is going to be stocking Funko POP! as part of their Fathers Day Promotion. Some stores had already rolled them out and others had no clue about it so we had to investigate naturally.

To our disappointment there was no sign of anything in our local Sainsburys store and we had heard some stores have been lucky to have a few Metallic Chase Jokers in. After some digging and a conversation with Sainsuburys Twitter Team we discovered that even though they have the stock they’ve been told not to sell until it’s closer to fathers day.

So disappointed and empty handed we thought that’s where the day would end and went to get some new shelving but still needed a POP! Fix. This took us to Smyth’s Toy Store and thank God it did.

We have been to this particular shop a good few times checking in every now and then to see if they have any hidden gems but today was an extra special surprise. They must have just had a delivery in and now had a full section of Inside Out figures from the new film and so the promo stand was the fullest we had seen it.

We thought this was amazing in its self lots of pops to choose from is always a good thing but as we walked around the store we just found more and more hidden in different sections they had clearly run out of space on the stand and decided to spread them out but this was awesome and it became a little bit of a treasure hunt.

Going from section to section seeing if there was any pops hiding on the shelves, we found WWE, DC, Frozen, and to our delight Cinderella.

Cinderella came home with us as our girls love the new film, our collection is growing so fast . Here they are now proudly on their “Out of Reach” shelf 😀
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Cezz AKA Droidbeard

Marvel Collector Corps Avengers – Unboxing

I know by now you’ve already read a good few posts about the Marvel Collector Corps boxes but I’ve finally got mine so your going to hear my opinion and see what t-shirt I got. I’ve been looking forward to this ever since watching a review about the box and I was sold as soon as I saw the Pop in it because anyone that’s seen Avengers Age of Ultron will probably want one. It probably took me longer than normal to get round to ordering it because I wasn’t sure about ordering a box that was $43 (roughly £29) and then possibly having to pay custom charges on top of that.

In the end my other half wanted this box so badly we thought why not and I am beyond happy we didn’t get the custom charges on top which makes this box a bargain for what is inside.

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My son thinks Captain America is awesome just like his mammy so you can see he’s already trying to claim it as his own, very clever 1 year old but he’s going to have to share. I do already know the contents but just not sure which t-shirt we got so pretty excited. Take a look at the video below and I’ll list the items underneath just in case you miss something.

The contents of my Marvel Collector Corps Avengers box in no particular order:
Funko Pop Vinyl : Hulkbuster
Captain America vs Ultron T-shirt (4 different ones to collect)
Avengers Comic
Funko Dorbz: Ultron
Collector Corps Pin Badge
Collector Corps Woven Patch

Unlike the standard subscrption boxes these come out every two months, this was Aprils and the next one for June has the theme Antman. I’m not quite sure yet if we will get it, we’ll probably wait it out and see the contents first to see if it’s worth it and has items that we want. Either way I’m looking forward to seeing what boxes they bring out in the coming months.

MsRetro

May Infinity Crate Unboxing – Loss

Our very first Infinity Crate has arrived and it has not dissapointed us. For those that have not had Infinity Crate before, it is a subscrption box which makes your boxes with your interests in mind but also has a monthly theme. As you can see from the title this months theme is “Loss”. The subscrption can cost from £14.99 upwards depending on t-shirt size and how many months you pay for upfront. The face that you are guarnteed a Pop Vinyl and t-shirt seals the deal for me.

Our May Infinity Crate arrived looking a little banged up this morning so we had our fingers crossed all inside would be okay.
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Thankfully all was okay and I really loved the box so much so that I think we will stay suscribed for another month. But anyway back to the contents of this months box, you can either take a look at the video below which is my husband and my very bouncy 4 year old (its her Birthday) unboxing the box or skip to below it where I’ll list the contents for you. Also handy if you miss a bit in the video.

There can be a variety of different so not everyone gets the same thing, this is what we recieved:
Supernatural T-shirt (love it!) – Also available Halo,Walking Dead,Batman & Joker.
Causes of Death Poster
Daryl (Walking Dead) Pin Badge – Also available Final Fantasy,Hershal,Supernatural.
Selection of Temporary Tattoos
Batman Wristband
Batman Pop -Some have had Firefly (jealous!)
Walking Dead Vinyl
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It was a great first box with a great selection of items that I’m really happy with especially at such a great price. Looking forward to next months box now I hope it doesn’t dissapoint.

MsRetro

Shabby Geek Express Box – Unboxing

My husband has been teasing me for the last week that he has ordered me a suprise and today it finally arrived. I was so excited as I had no clue what it was going to be in any shape or form.
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It was quite a big box so that immediately threw me as I thought he’d just ordered me a Pop Vinyl so at this point I was even more intrigued.
I opened the box took out the brown paper wrapping and sat on top of bubble wrap was Nerds and a tootsie roll lollipop. The Nerds took me back to childhood as I loved buying these from the shop but anyway under the wrapping was an amazing amount of goodies really well wrapped.
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To start off I unwrapped a Pop and it was Cowley from Supernatural now this starts off my Supernatutal collection and I love it. Everything that followed was equally as awesome just take a look at the video.

Box contents:
Pop Vinyl Supernatural : Cowley
Harley Quinn Pillowcase set
Harley Quinn Tote Bag
Supernatural Castiel Mug
Harley Quinn Note Book
Harley Quinn Magnetic Interchangeable Vinyl

I’m blown away with the contents of this Shabby Geek Express box and love the way the contents have been put together with the themes asked for.
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After been dissapointed by other companies this is a breath of fresh air and I wouldn’t mind getting another box. Best husband ever for this present.

May Pop In A Box Unboxing

I’m slowly thinking that Pop Vinyls are becoming an obsession in our house. Not an entirely unhealthy one but an expensive one to say the least. Saying that I don’t think it will stop anytime soon as its something us and the kids love (especially us!). Our youngest daughter has now asked for Elsa from Frozen for her Birthday which will start yet another collection.

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I couldn’t wait for our May Pop In A Box to arrive and as usual we couldn’t stop ourselves from buying a couple before hand which is dangerous territory when the Pop Vinyls you get are a mystery until you open the box. It’s our second box from Pop In A Box and once again we weren’t dissapointed. If you are looiing for a Pop subscription then I couldn’t reccomend them anymore highly. You will not be dissapointed beleive me.

So this month we recieved :
Guardians of the Galaxy : Groot
Futurama: Fry

We also ordered an extra Pop this month, we were very very lucky to get Master Chief from Halo 4, this was sourced by Ed from Pop In A Box and it really is awesome so we’ve proudly added him to our ever growing collection.
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Unboxing Marvel Avengers Age Of Ultron Mystery Merchandise Box by Bay-57

The husband and I were eyeing up this company for a couple of weeks but since we’re not Game Of Thrones fans and we didn’t quite fancy the Star Wars box we hadn’t got round to placing an order. Then after we saw Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron we were having another look and found they’d brought out a Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Mystery Merchandise Box. Not as cheap as other subscription boxes at £34.99 plus delivery but the box is said to be worth over £60.

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And here it is in (not quite) all its glory. Keep reading…
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+ Iron Man Fabrications
+ Thor from a set of Funky Wacky Wobblers
+ Micro Comic Fun Pack
+ The Mighty Thor T-Shirt

By our estimates we worked out the value of this box at less than £50 and not more than £60 as advertised and so contacted Bay-57 for clarification and see if a mistake was made. With no response to email my husband contacted them via Instagram and then through their advice through Facebook messenger.

My husband and daughter unboxing:

We got told that our box did look a few items light and they agreed to send out some extras to make it what it should have been. We were told that it must have been a picking error and the items should be with us in a few days.

Unfortunately the items that turned up where another mini comic and a pair of Captain American shot glasses that appeared to be old stock.
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We were more than dissapointed and once again my husband contacted them only this time it took them 1 week to respond.
I can only really sum up what a dissapointment ordering from this company has been from beginning to end, I’ve learnt that they are fairly new in the box market but for such a saturated market they needed to be on their game as they’ve obviously had stock issues and their customer service could do with a lot of improvement. We were offered more items but then told as we’d already had more items then they couldn’t send more out. We still question the items value total as it did not amount to over £60, they said it did but I think they exaggerated the cost of each item so it would add up to over £60 to cover themselves. We could return the box at our own cost and have a refund but in the end it wasn’t worth dealing with them anymore so we decided enough was enough.

The contents weren’t 100% bad, I love the Fabrikation and the t-shirt but the box to me didn’t fulfill what they were advertising. It was a let down, not worth the cost, their claims of been over £60 and then their appalling customer service just undid any liking I had of the box at the beginning.

I wish I’d fully looked at this company and the problems other customers had before we ordered with them, I can’t see us ordering from them in the future. All I can say is if your going to order then order with caution, you may be lucky and have no problems or you may end up feeling like us which is dissapointed and out of pocket.

MsRetro

Harley Quinn – Pocket Pop Keychain

As you may have seen from my tweets or others posts this week I wasn’t particularly happy with my Amazon parcel I collected from the post office. I was awaiting my Iron Man Mark 43 and my Harley Quinn Keychain (Eek!)

Unfortunately although there was no damage to the shipping box, the Iron Man box was damaged and had definitely been opened before even though this was suppose to be new from Amazon. Still annoyed at this as they only offered the option of a refund and we could return it.
On the happier note…Harley Quinn Keyring, I love it!. Harley Quinn is by far one of my favourite characters and I’m a huge fan of her. If you haven’t seen the Suicide Squad series it is worth more than just a look.

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The only keyring I’ll ever need for my keys or may add her to my bag either way awesome and couldn’t be happier. Now where do I find a Poison Ivy?

MsRetro