World of Wizardry March 2017 review

I’ve been waiting for two whole days for this box to arrive. It’s here, I was so excited. This is a review of my March World of Wizardry box which is a monthly box by GeekGear. You can subscribe or buy as a one off box. I pay £24.95 a month. If your interested in purchasing a box, the link is: https://geekgearbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Charl-MZUMOIKU

You can choose which house you want your box to be themed. Mine is Ravenclaw once again as even though I am a Hufflepuff, I wear more blue. They deliver worldwide as well so it’s available to all my readers.IMG_2040

I’m going to admit that I really wasn’t impressed with this one. I was really looking forward to the exclusive item that we were promised. It is the cheapest looking, plasticy figure of Hedwig, that I have ever seen. I saw the little box it came in and I couldn’t wait to open it. It is very poor quality. There are apparently two different birds you can get, a gold of a silver. The gold is 1/50 rarity and the silver is 1/25. I got a weird dirty grey colour. It’s likely to go either at the back of a shelf or in the bin if I’m being honest. I think mine is supposed to be silver as it says it only comes in two colours. Oh dear.

Next up is the exclusive tshirt that you receive in every box. This is just as lovely as usual. Good quality, lovely design, and I love the use of colours on this shirt. One of my favourites so far.

There were some very cute stickers, about the size of my palm. Again, good quality. I’m not sure what I’ll use them for but I think I’ll save them for when I start doing some craft projects, maybe over the summer.

There is a decent enough, elder wand necklace. It’s a good weight and not a bad quality. It’s a nice piece of costume jewellery that I will add to my wall display.

Next, we have a Fantastic Beasts keyring. According to the booklet there were two possible keyrings that you could get. The one I received was of the Magical Congress logo. It’s a nice little keyring but a bit boring. They’re made of rubber so it’ll probably get added to my car keys, but it is a little plain. The other keyring you could receive is a little more interesting but not by much. It’s a Newt Scamander keyring, with the initials forming the central symbol. I don’t know a lot about Fantastic Beasts as I’ve only watched it the once, but it might have meaning behind it, let me know!

The set of coasters came next. Nice cork backed metal coasters in the house colours. I’d have liked it if the animal insignias had been on them as well but they’ll definitely get some use. They also came in a nice little black, geekgear tin. This will also be used.

As a little extra there were two pin badges in this box. A Ravenclaw for my house and a Dobby. Now don’t hate me but, I really don’t like Dobby. Found him a bit annoying to be honest. Cute badges none the less. Another addition to the Potter wall.

That just leaves the poster. Every box has a unique poster and this one was no different. I actually really liked this one. I love Hedwig and it shows her flying with a stunning Hogwarts in the background. Really pretty.

So, that’s it for the box. As I said, wasn’t impressed, don’t get me wrong, I liked the items for the most part, I just didn’t think they were worth the money I paid for the box. If the owl figure had been of a better quality, maybe it would have made the box better overall. Who knows. My favourites in this one were the tshirt and the poster. Let me know what you guys thought.

My next review will be a little later than usual as I am away at the end of April but I will upload once I get back. The hint for next month is an image of Hermione even though they have put that it is a March hint, I think they meant April. There were a few typos in this leaflet, but I’m not one to talk. My grammar sucks.

I apologise for the picture quality, the lighting in my room is awful tonight. I have included my Potter wall from my University hall as it will be coming down in a few weeks when I move out. All items on the wall have come from these boxes.

Thanks as always for reading, if you’re interested in one of these boxes the link is: https://geekgearbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Charl-MZUMOIKU

Charlotte x

 

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Geekgear, world of wizardry, Dec box review

My World of Wizardry Geekgear box arrived in time for Christmas! I was really happy and pretty shocked to see it on my doorstep this morning but it was a great surprise. As I’m sure you all know by now it is a box that I subscribe too and receive every month. I pay in three month instalments and an individual box costs around £24.95 I think. Please check out there site here for more prices and box options: https://geekgearbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Charl-MZUMOIKU also if you follow this link and subscribe then I receive a free box after 5 people use it, so I’m extremely grateful! This box and the following two are my birthday present from my annoying older brother and amazing sister-in-law so thank you both so much!!

On to the box, this one is in my true house colours of a Hufflepuff which is great, was nice to open a box to yellow paper, so much more cheerful then the blue. I’ll start with the wearable items as there were quite a few in this month’s box. The first of which was the usual t-shirt that is once again a well-made shirt. It comes in either yellow or black and I have the yellow one (of course), the phrase printed is super sweet, it says, ‘Hogwarts will Always be there to welcome you home’ and I love it. I will probably use it as a sleep shirt though as it doesn’t really look like one that I would wear every day. I’m happy with sleep shirts, never have too many pyjamas!

Next is a hat that is the colour of your Hogwarts house and so I have a Hufflepuff coloured one. I’ll admit, I don’t really wear hats as I usually pull my hood up but when I do I will wear it with pride! I would probably have preferred a scarf though if I’m completely honest. There is also a set of matching house gloves. Now these I will definitely wear as I was about to buy some new ones as I have lost one of mine and I need gloves. Perfect timing for storm Barbara that’s about to hit the UK. I will still keep my eye out for gloves though as these feel a little small for an adult’s hands and my hands aren’t that big.

There is also a rather weighty Hogwarts crest keyring. It’s a little heavy for me to add it to my keys but I will hang it on my Harry Potter wall back at University. It’s well made and it some type of metal so a good addition, just a little heavy for me to carry in my pocket.

Next up we have a Harry Potter cotton mug. This is both fantastic and a massive let down as the mug cosy is super cute and I really love it and will probably use it for my take away hot drinks so I don’t use as many cardboard holders. I love it. The mug however, is just a plain white mug, it’s fine and usable but I’m a bit disappointed that there was no Harry Potter design on it. Not even in the colouring.

I’m not sure what I could use the next item for so I welcome any ideas you guys might have. It’s a Hogwarts crest patch, one of the iron patches that you can put on clothes and things. I don’t really have any clothes suitable and I don’t carry a bag around with me. It’s a very good quality and I really like it, just not sure what I can do with it, certainly not pin it up as I don’t want to ruin it!

There is also a magnet, it has a Hogwarts crest in your house colour on it. Not much to say about it really, it’s a magnet, it sticks to metal objects.

The final item is the usual print work. I wasn’t impressed with this month’s one, it’s a Fantastic Beat theme but I find the portrait a little creepy. The beasts are done well but the colours are so dark that they’re hard to distinguish. Talented artist but it’s not for me.

Overall, it’s been a good box, not a great one, but not bad. The t-shirt and the mug cover are my favourites but, I’m hoping for a better box next month. The hint is Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes so it should be great!

This is likely my last post before Christmas so I hope you all have a great holiday weekend and stay safe!

Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas!

Charlotte x

 

World of Wizardry Christmas box review

My November box arrived today! So excited for this one as it’s the Christmas box! If you don’t want any spoilers your probably better off skipping this post. The link for the box is https://geekgearbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Charl-MZUMOIKU there are multiple subscriptions available and they deliver Worldwide!

Ok on opening the box the first item was this month’s t-shirt. The colour is perfect for me, don’t buy a lot of red but I love this shade! A little disappointed that they didn’t offer it in the house colours but not too bothered by it. Christmas colour so it will get a lot of wear over the next month.

The next item was the little piggy bank. Its small and cute and has a little lightening scar on its head. I need to name him and I’m thinking Newt in honour of the new film having just been released. What do you guys think? Anyways he’s quite soft and a little rubbery but he’s perfect and will live happily on my desk collecting my change to pay for food.

Next up was the Christmas gift and it was a wand! This is my second replica from these boxes and the first one was Voldemorts which I found a little cheap looking but it was still nice enough. This one is Harry Potters wand, the quality is fantastic and it’s a nice replica. Mine did let me down a little though as there are some bits of paint chipped off in places. Not too bad but still enough to make me sad.

I was really curious what was in the little box. I was excited because I thought it was going to be my very own vault key and that would have been amazing. At first when I saw it was a coin I was a little let down but once I got over it not being a key I did fall in love. It’s a very nice Galleon that is actually quite heavy. Its good quality and comes in a case and it really is a nice little addition to the box.

There was a lovely lanyard in house colours so mine was Ravenclaw. It’s a nice soft material so good quality. I’m not sure what I will use it for yet, think for my work ID or maybe to hold my house and car keys when I get home. Will have to see how I feel.

The artwork this month followed the Christmas theme and showed the Weasley family on Christmas morning and little Dobby getting a sock. Very cute. Really wish it had the older Weasleys as I love Bill and Charlie and even Percy but the picture is still stunning and will be added to my wall shortly.

On the theme of artwork, you also get a Fantastic Beast postcard and 4 Christmas cards in two designs. The postcard seemed a little pointless but the cards are sweet. The Dobby one is my favourite and nobody is going to receive these, okay maybe my family so they don’t leave the house!

That’s it for this box, must admit it wasn’t my favourite, in fact as a Christmas box I expected it to be a bit more ‘special’ other than the outward box design and the theme of the guide, it wasn’t all that festive. I love the shirt and the piggybank so it wasn’t a let-down and still well worth the £24.95 for the box.

I’m was thinking of swapping over to my actual house of Hufflepuff but I can’t risk a yellow t-shirt. I really do not look good in yellow. I am a proud Hufflepuff though!

Anyways, as always please let me know what you thought of the review this month and if your interested in subscribing please use this link: https://geekgearbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Charl-MZUMOIKU

it shows that you were referred through me and I could eventually get a free box. Plus, I love to see that people have enjoyed what I have shown them enough to go out and get it for themselves. Next box as the clue of the Hogwarts crest which is exciting! img_1851

You guys rock and I’m sorry my updates have been sparse. Only 12 more assignments to go for this year then I’ll be back to weekly updates, I hope.

Charlotte x