Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Pop in a Box November 2015

I stood by my word and kept my Pop in a Box subscription, and I have to say that I'm not disappointed with this month's offering. I present to you: Magenta.

I'm absolutely obsessed with The Rocky Horror Picture Show and have been for years. There are even pictures of me dressed as Columbia from when I went to see the Naughty Forty anniversary show hanging around the depths of Facebook. I already have the Frank N Furter and Columbia Pops, so Magenta is more than welcome in my Funko collection. My favourite thing about her is definitely the make up, I'm getting serious eyelash AND eyebrow envy from her., and her eyeshadow lives up to her name. Also, check out that little feather duster! My only issue is that fact that her chins droops slightly on the right hand side, which I assume was an issue with the mould.

I couldn't resist breaking out my vinyl soundtrack as a background for these shots and I love the way that the real Magenta is peering over Pop Magenta's head in the close ups! I promise that I didn't plan that slightly creepy pose. What do you think of Magenta? Are you a Rocky Horror fanatic? Let me know by leaving me a comment of tweeting me!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

My Geek Box October 2015 - Afterlife

I'm a lucky little nerd this month, as I've been given the opportunity to be sent October's MyGeekBox(*) to take a look at. For those of you who are in the dark, each month MyGeekBox send you a box full of mystery good that centre around a theme. Previous themes have included; Justice, Sidekicks, Abilities and Toons. This month's theme, in an ode to my favourite time of the year, Halloween, was Afterlife. 

The first thing that I saw when I opened this lovely little box, that surprisingly survived being in the hands of Royal Mail, was an adorable Boo! T-Shirt. I love it when shirts like these are several sizes too big, so I ordered a massive size so that it's long enough for me to throw it on with leggings for lazy days so I can geek out in style. The next thing that I saw absolutely blew my mind, at first it made me think of all the blood stained promos Dexter. It's actually a Bloody Hand Print Tea Towel, as a fan of horror/collector of tea towels I absolutely love this one. There was also some zombie themed decor in the form of a sticker and a metal wall sign, which I'm sure that my boyfriend will be stealing from me.

I don't know if anyone has seen the stocking fillers that most shops have brought in for Christmas, but I've noticed that a lot of them are selling puzzles that come in the form of a little man that you have to turn into a box, so I was pleased to see what is possibly the quirkiest variation of this; a Dracula Petrifying Puzzle! I'm obsessed with brain teasing puzzles, so I will definitely be spending a few good minutes (hours) trying to solve this. Luckily it does come with the answer in case you get too frustrated. Finally, and possibly my favourite item next to the Boo! T-Shirt, is the graphic novel Twisted Dark by Neil Gibson. It's described as 'a series of interconnected psychological thrillers', which I believe comes in the form of eight stories tying in with one another. It's a welcome addition to my graphic novel collection and I'm really looking forward to reading it!

Overall, I was really impressed with October's MyGeekBox, and, seeing as next month's theme is right up my street as it's Movies and Television, I think that I'll be investing in another! What did you think of this month's MyGeekBox? Have you ever invested in a blind box before? Let me know by tweeting me or leaving a comment!

Friday, 23 October 2015

Pop in a Box October 2015

Pop in a Box is something that I've been aware of for quite a long time, but wasn't entirely sure how it worked. After doing a little research and getting some help from Pop in a Box veteran Emily over at The Mini Mermaid, I got to grips with the whole shebang. Basically, you create an account and mark off all of the Pop! Vinyls that you already own and then you can start the 'Thumps Up/Down' process, in which you give a thumbs up to the Pop!s that you'd want to receive and a thumbs down to the ones that you don't. In my case I gave a thumbs up to every Disney and Game of Thrones character in sight and thumbs down'ed every Doctor Who Pop! (sorry guys, it's ain't my thing at all.)

Last week, Pop in a Box celebrated the fact they had launched their website in America by offering a half price subscription for one month only. So, being the Pop!/bargain fanatic that I am, I finally chose a subscription. I opted for the one Pop! per month deal and ended up paying a measly £7.75 (including £3.50 P&P), so I can't complain! When I saw it sat there waiting for me I genuinely opened it with my eyes closed to maintain the element of surprise, I'm not even joking. I was pleasantly shocked when I got Peter Pan's little diva Tinker Bell!

I've been wanting to expand my Disney Pop!s for ages, so she's very welcome in my collection. I love the little details such as her shoes, the ribbon in her hair and her translucent wings. (My only peeve is that dirty mark on the back of her head!) She's actually from the first series of Disney figures, so I'm not sure how easy she is to come across these days. I also find her quite fitting seeing as though November's Tsum Tsums are going to feature the Peter Pan collection! 

Do you subscribe to Pop in a Box? Let me know if it's something that you'd be interested in and what you think of Tink! You can tweet me or leave a comment!