Magical Pin Box UK Sept 2018 Review

My second box has arrived on the same day I’ve ordered and subscribed for more. For those of you that don’t know, I’ve recently started collecting Disney pins. It’s a fun but expensive hobby and not easy when you live in the UK and have to pay extortionate postage for any that you really want. Magical Pin Box UK is the only pin box that I know of that offers official Disney pins every month. They have recently set up their own website: https://www.magicalpinboxuk.co.uk/ and now offer a subscription service as well as one off boxes. The boxes range from £20-55 depending on the number of pins and the rarity of what will be included. You specify what type you collect (ie. Mulan, Alice in Wonderland) and they do what they can to add to your collection.

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The box that I’m reviewing is the Pro box which is £40 and includes one Limited Edition pin. I unfortunately was a tiny bit disappointed by the pin I received as it is a Tigger pin which I don’t collect, I must have said Winnie the Pooh and not specified that I like Eeyore. It is still Limited Edition of 2400 and I will hopefully be able to trade for a pin I like, but I made sure with my order today to specify more things that I actively collect to give the people behind the box more scope for what they can include.

The next pin is adorable, I love Flounder and I will add him to my board as soon as I’ve uploaded this blog. He’s very cute. The same with my Mulan pin, I love Mulan and it is one of my main collections (along with Philharmagic) and any new ones that I can add to my board are brilliant. I haven’t seen this particular pin before and I like that it’s a more obscure one (as far as I can tell).

 

That’s it for the pins, happy with the quality of all of them and can’t wait to do more trading. It will be a long month until the next boxes arrive, but I already can’t wait for them.

I really recommend this box, they take so much care in what they send to you, it is expertly wrapped, and delivery took two days, which is fantastic.

Thanks for reading, and please check out the website or Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/265434744227071/

 

Charlotte

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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