World of Wizardry (GeekGear) Jan 2017 review

So, this month I’ve been needing something to look forward to with all the assignments I’ve had to do over Christmas, and this box was what I needed. If you have read my previous reviews, then you will know that it is a monthly box that costs around £24.95 which is great for a small treat. If you’re interested then the link is here: https://geekgearbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Charl-MZUMOIKU It’s my recommendation link and if 5 people use it then I receive a free box so please use it if you decide to purchase, I will be forever grateful!

I think the best thing to start with in this box are the posters in which we have three of them. Usually there is a GeekGear Exclusive in every box, this month we had triple the fun. I love the spells poster, it’s my favourite of all of them so far, maybe slightly overshadowed by the Proclamation poster from an earlier box but still great. The other two I wasn’t much of a fan of, one is Dumbledore orientated and I have to admit that I’m not a fan of his character. In fact, I’m pretty against the man, so not the poster for me. The final picture uses some gorgeous colours and I honestly wish it didn’t have the little figure of Harry and was just the deer. I find that Harry looks a little demented which may have worked with the theme of the picture but I personally feel he detracts from the image.

Next up we have the t-shirt, I love the design of the shirt but would have preferred the Gryffindor red one, I really wish that the Hufflepuff shirts weren’t such a bright yellow but were in the grey colours of the house as well. As it is, it will make a great sleep shirt.img_1968

Staying on the fabric theme, we also received a house coloured pillowcase. Or cushion cover however you want to say it. It’s an odd edition if you ask me, don’t get me wrong its very nice and I love my Hufflepuff pillowcase but, why? Guess I’ll go and get a cushion to put in it and it will decorate my bed. It feels fairly sturdy as a material, not sure what it’s made from but I think it’s cotton, or some synthetic version of cotton.

There are also a great pair of socks! They have the house emblem on them which is great however mine are a dark green so it breaks the house colour themes a bit. Not gonna complain because I love the fact that they’re a bit darker and I can actually wear them with Hufflepuff pride. I’ll just be a Huffleryn for the day.

A nice addition to the box is the new Gringotts key. I said earlier when we received a coin that I would have rather had a key and my wish has been fulfilled. I’m a happy girl now, and its pretty good quality as well, quite weighted.

We also receive a nice little treat with this box, a jar of Jelly Beans from Weasleys Wizard Wheezes. At first I expeted them to be Bertie Bots, and I was happy to find normal jelly beans as I’ve had Bertie Botts before and the novelty soon wears off. The jar is made of glass which surprised me but its really cute and I need to think of what I can use it for once I’ve finished eating them. The jar also wasn’t wrapped up, it should have at least had a bit of bubble wrap to help prevent it being broken. Thankfully it arrived safe and sound but to those of you overseas still awaiting yours, be cautious if you see any loose beans.

There you have it, Januarys box. Even though I’m sure there is the same amount as usual, it felt like I didn’t receive as many things as I normally would. I love my jelly beans and my key but not the best box so far. Would love to see a few more collectible figures that can be displayed. At the moment, I don’t have a lot that can be place on shelves. Again, if you’re interested in purchasing one for yourself then the link is: https://geekgearbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Charl-MZUMOIKU

The clue for the next box is a Chocolate Frog card of Godric Gryffindor, maybe as it is a collectable, the box will have a few more displayable goodies.img_1967

Thanks, as always for reading!

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