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

 

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GeekGear World of Wizardry September 2016 review

It’s here! My second GeekGear Harry Potter box! They have changed its name to the ‘World of Wizardry’ box. After all the goodies I received last month I went back and paid for a three-month subscription as you save a little bit of money if you pay in bulk. This box does deliver Worldwide as far as I’m aware so please check it out. The link is: https://geekgearbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Charl-MZUMOIKU

The link I share takes you to the website but if you purchase a box then it shows that you found the box through me. If five of you lovely readers purchase a subscription using this link, then I get a free box so pretty please share the love!

On to the actual review. I received an email on the 21st to say the box was posted and it arrived on the 23rd. It would have been next day if I didn’t live on a campus, so super quick delivery. Every box is decorated as a crate and has the Harry Potter crests on either side. They continue this theme with any smaller boxes inside which is pretty cool. I also love the fact they use coloured paper in the box depending on your Hogwarts house. Mine is blue which as I mentioned in my previous blog, I chose Ravenclaw even though I’m a Hufflepuff as I prefer the colour scheme. You can choose which house you like or just to receive a mix, depends on personal preference.

In every box there is a pamphlet that shows the information on all the items and the box itself. It also gives a hint of what the following months theme will be. October’s hint is: Hogwarts Express.

My favourite item in this box was the Ollivanders t-shirt, the sizing is perfect (you select in advance) and I like the fact it is a darker colour as the white one from last month has gone into the pyjama shirt pile. Still wear it a lot though! The quality of their shirts is amazing and you get a shirt in every box that is unique to Geekgear so you don’t want to miss out!

This month even included a Lord Voldemort replica wand! It’s really solid and I don’t have one already! I have Snape’s and I think I have Luna’s but none of the others so it’s great for this to go in my collection. It even comes with a note of authenticity!

Another item them I don’t have is a Deathly Hallows necklace, it’s something I’ve been meaning to purchase as I love the design. This one is pretty sturdy, still obviously costume jewellery but it’s nice quality. I actually have it hung on my noticeboard over the Azkaban poster that also came in the box. It’s great to finally have a bit of decoration up. Anyways, the necklace does have a spinning inner circle which is a nice touch and will be worn as often as I can get away with.

The next item is personalized per your house request, it’s a Proud to be ‘Ravenclaw’ badge, it’s a decent size and is currently also attached to my noticeboard. Maybe by the end of the year I will have a Harry Potter themed board thanks to this box! If I do, I’ll make sure to share a few pictures!

Another really useful item is the tea towel. It has Hogwarts written across it and whilst it’s a bit big it arrived just in time. Like I said, back on campus and I only brought one tea towel so I would have been off to buy another soon, now it’s a Hogwarts one! Thank you GeekGear!

I did find the little blank Hogwarts letters a bit boring. I know some people will love being able to print out their own Hogwarts acceptance letter or they might even print them out for their kids. I know I’d have loved one for my 11th birthday, but as I’m going on 25 I know that my letter was lost in the post back then. I will hang on to these and maybe build them into my wall of Potter?

The final item is one that I’m really worried I’ll break. A replica of the Marauders map. It completely folds outwards and is really well made and will definitely be treasured. It’s a perfect addition to the box! I love it! The details are amazing and I really don’t want it getting damaged!

That’s it for this month’s box. A great hall as far as I’m aware. Please let me know what you thought of your own boxes! If you don’t already order it then please give it a try. If it’s not for you then you can cancel your subscription at any time or even do as I did and order a one off box to try out. Be quick though as I’ve been told they’re selling out fast! Anyways my recommendation link is: https://geekgearbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Charl-MZUMOIKU please use the link to help me towards a free box. Even if you don’t use the link please don’t hesitate to purchase one as they really are great little treats!img_1761

Thanks so much for reading!

Charlotte x