My Geek Box was established in the UK by Patrick Mathews in 2013. (My Geek Box US has a separate website, but the same features.) Buzzfeed featured the subscription box company on their list 10 Geeky Subscription Boxes You Need Right Now.
This My Geek Box review will cover most of the things you need to know before signing up for the curated subscription box. There are lots of geek and pop culture boxes out there, and the more you know before you buy, the happier you’ll be with your choice.
What Makes My Geek Box Unique?
My Geek Box offers four types of subscription boxes – the original My Geek Box, the Kids' Geek Box, the Geek Box Lite, and the IGN Box (a box for people who like games, TV, and films.)[G1] IGN, formerly Imagine Games Network is a video game news and review site.
Unlike many other geek subscription boxes, My Geek Box can be delivered worldwide. Choose from standard and tracked delivery or get free tracked delivery with purchases over a certain amount (varies by country).
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How the Signup Process Works
Go to the account creation page (pictured below) and fill out your name, address, email and other information. (You can also sign up through Facebook.) Add your referral code (if any), and you're ready to order. You can pay using PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, One4All or Maestro. Add discount code in the box before submitting your order.
Pricing and Value
The choices offered by My Geek Box give you a better chance of receiving products that interest you or your child.
My Geek Box includes a limited-edition T-shirt each month and four to seven collectibles. The order options are month-to-month ($19.99), three months ($18.99), six months ($17.99) or 12 months ($16.99).
The IGN Box contains collectibles from the Black Panther and other movie blockbusters, as well as TV shows and comics. Each box has $50.00 worth of products and five to seven officially licensed items. A month to month subscription is $31.99; three months is $30.99, six months $29.99, and 12 months $28.99.
My Geek Box Kids offers toys, collectibles, and games for kids aged [G6] five to 11. Two boxes are available – the Little Hero and Little Princess. The Little Princess box has products from Disney, My Little Pony, and other media. The Little Hero box features items from Marvel, DC and other popular companies. The month-to-month box cost is $28.99, three months $24.99, six months $23.99 and one year $22.99.
The Geek Box Lite option is only $8.49 a month and gives customers new to geekdom (or the financially challenged) a great way to sample new gear from big names in entertainment, including Marvel, Disney, Funko and DC Comics.
My Geek Boxes are shipped out between the 15th and 20th of each month.
Public Perception (Other My Geek Box Reviews)
Reviewers praise the originality, size, and quality of collectibles in the boxes. Some recent items reviewers enjoyed included a limited edition Black Panther Dorbz Figure, a Guardians of the Galaxy Talking Raccoon plush, and a Doctor Who Sonic Spork.
The number of boxes in the items may differ from month to month. The Kids' Boxes feature full-sized toys and artsy items. A Mom reviewing the Princess Box commented that her daughter's eyes lit up when she saw the Dora the Explorer miniature doll, a My Little Pony plushie and a Magic Marker set.
There are few complaints about the size, quality, or selection of products.
My Geek Box has 501 reviews on Trustpilot.com (UK), with a 61% bad rating. The company's representatives respond to these complaints quickly, but it's hard to tell if all situations have been resolved to the customers' satisfaction. Most of the problems involve changed delivery dates, missing or damaged items and difficulty canceling subscriptions.
The sheer number of complaints in the comment section of any My Geek Box review give potential customers the idea that once you’re in, it will be hard to cancel for any reason despite the information on the website.
How It Compares
With four subscription box options (and two options under the Kids’ Box section), My Geek Box offers you more choices than most other services. They also have licensing deals with Marvel and other major entertainment companies. Bam Box and smaller companies may not have access to many of these big-name items.
Price-wise, there are different options, depending on your budget, from the $8.49 lite box to the highest priced IGN boxes. You can also choose how often you want to receive boxes before renewing –month-to-month, three months, six months, and 12 months. Most services only offer yearly or month-to-month choices. High-quality, full-sized items from popular franchises are included in boxes, including T-shirts.
The only consistent complaints about My Geek Box involve customer service, with many complaints about delivery and broken or missing items. These complaints may be due to the volume of boxes My Geek Box ships, as they are one of the larger pop culture box companies. However, given the nature of the complaints, you should think twice before signing up for the service.
Some reviewers warn that you’ll need to contact the company through their Facebook page to get any response from the company.
What do I do if I receive a damaged or incorrect item, or if an item is missing?
Sign in to your account and explain the situation via the web form. Attach a picture of any damaged or faulty item. My Geek Box will get back to you and resolve the situation.
Some items are shipped separately, so check your dispatch email for shipping information. Wait a bit longer if the item has been shipped separately. If you still don’t receive it, or if it was supposed to be part of your original box, contact My Geek Box through your account to rectify the situation.
How does cancellation work?
You have two weeks to cancel your subscription for your next order by contacting customer service. The second box and all boxes that follow can be canceled from the day they're sent and for two weeks after that.
After two weeks, the next box will be prepared for shipment, and you won't be able to cancel it.
You will need to fill out an official cancellation form to receive a refund.
How do I receive special offers?
You will be registered for special orders when you create an account. You’ll receive special discount offers, new themed boxes and learn about boxes and new products before the public at large. Change the Email preferences in your account to stop receiving email offers.
Can I get a refund for a box?
Check your order upon receipt and if there is a problem, contact the My Geek Box customer service department. If the issue can’t be solved another way, the customer service team will send you a return authorization number. Other details are available on the returns and refunds page on the company website.
Can I buy items separately through the My Geek Box website?
Yes, the site has an e-store featuring T-Shirts, Funko Pop Vinyl, board games and DC, Marvel or Disney merchandise. Among the featured items are the Rick and Morty Mad Max Rick Pop Vinyl! Ride and Disney Beauty and the Beast T-shirts and sweatshirts for women.
If you have a question that wasn’t answered here, leave it in the comment section.
Is It Worth It For Me?
My Geek Box offers full-size official merchandise from Disney and other popular entertainment companies, so it’s a good choice for most people. The Kids Boxes are sure to surprise and please most kids, though they’re a little pricey.
These boxes are good buy for most fans of popular action, superhero and sci-fi movies. If you like more obscure or retro items, you may want to try Nick Box or Bam Box.
Coupons and Deals
My Geek Box has a referral program to attract new customers with discounted boxes and provide current customers with credits. Customers log in to their accounts and share a unique code with their friends. After a friend signs up and spends money, the customer receives a $5.00 credit.
Customers receive their rewards 24 hours after a friend places an order. All rewarded credits expire after one year. My Geek Box promo codes are available from Offers.com, Promocodewatch.com and Hotdeals.com, and other promo code sites.
My Geek Box gives customers so many options that you'll probably find a box, price and a frequency that's right for you. The Kids' Boxes cost more than the adult boxes, but they contain so many quality figures, dolls and toys, your money will be well spent, and all but the pickiest kids will love it.
The major problem with My Geek Box seems to be their customer service and delivery policies. On the screen, the policies look good, but reviews from customers and bloggers alike indicate there are many issues with it in real life.
There are no email addresses or phone numbers to contact the company, only an online form you access through your account. Based on the information we compiled for this My Geek Box review, our ratings for this subscription box service are as follows: