There’s no shortage of geeky boxes out there but a lot these days can be hit and miss. I’m still looking for one that doesn’t disappoint or even a box that can give me a few great boxes in a row… if not indefinitely.
Little spoken about is Infinity Crate, we stopped ordering as we were getting double pop vinyls and the stuff wasn’t really worth the wait at the time but I know a lot of people that are dedicated to the boxes.
That said it has changed a lot since the last time I ordered from them, the website has had a major overhaul and the new design is much better. Also the subscrption service has changed you can have the the classic box which is £16.99 p+p and a premium box £23.99 p+p for the ultimate geek.
That said I couldn’t find many reviews about there April 2016 box with the theme “Allegiance” which I thought was a pretty good box.
I’m just going to jump right in with the contents I’ve seen and you can tell me what you think.
The classic crate: Pop & t-shirt personalised to you.
Superman Funko Pop Vinyl
Captain America Funko Pop Vinyl
Batman socks (with capes)
Games of Thrones : Jon Snow tshirt (depends on your interest)
Batman vs Superman Keyring
Batman vs Superman Vinyl Sticker
Batman vs Superman Mini Poster
Captain America Shield Mouse Mat
Two Pop Vinyls alone are a good deal, my son would have loved to get his hands on it but I don’t know if two pops are common for the classic crate and Batman socks with capes (hell yeah) only way that would be better if they were Harley Quinn.
Not a Game of Thrones fan but it’s got a huge fan base,so Jon Snow tshirt for them my only complaint would be white tshirts….hate them. Keyring and vinyl sticker for the long awaited Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice again yes… I may be weighed down by my many keyrings in the future but they aren’t boring ones.
Mini poster is a bit crap but oh well and as for the mouse mat I know what your thinking, who sits at a PC these days…not many of use its true but did you know mouse mats make great dinner table placemats. Your probably laughing but it’s true plus you’ll have extra geeky ones that no-one has (unless they’ve read this too) and in that case they have good taste 🙂
The Premium Crate:
Batman Inflatable Bat
Superman Socks (with capes)
The Hobbit Stickers/ tattoos
Funko Pop Vinyl Captain America Civil War Iron Man
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.
And here it is in (not quite) all its glory. Keep reading…
+ 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.
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.
The first of many posts to come, I’m so excited to share this with you guys and I know you’ll enjoy the suprise of what’s in each box. The husband and I decided it was finally time to start collecting the awesome collectables we’ve wanted but didn’t want round our kids chocolate covered fingers. Now they are older we’ve jumped in head first and ordered our first round of goodies. Starting today with our first Pop in a box.
Pop in a box is a subscription service to recieve between 1 and 6 Funko Pop Vinyls a month saving money the more you order. You scroll through the site giving a thumbs up to the items you want the most and thumbs down to the ones you don’t want to recieve. So much choice and you can also keep track of the items you have by marking it in your collection, this will also make sure you don’t recieve that item.
If your interested in getting your very own Pop in a box check out their site at popinabox.co.uk
So without anymore waiting here is what we recieved this month:
Ahhh here goes!
As you can see from the pictures we recieved the new Avengers Age of Ultron Captain America and Vision. Super happy I was hoping for these but thought there was no way we would get these in our first box. Only way this could have been better to me was if we had Hulk… Love Hulk!
Also each box comes with popping candy, it was orange Tango and it was yummy.
Still have more on the way so pop back soon.