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Dee Reviews – TeeFury

I don’t know about you, but I love a good sale. So when I receive an email with a code for 30% off – including on sale items – I’m definitely not going to miss out. Usually these excited online bargain hunts end in disappointment for one of several reasons: an item I like is already sold out; items are only available in small sizes; international orders aren’t included. I had no such woe this time. 

TeeFury is bursting with awesome geek clothing. It’s slightly overwhelming just how many t-shirt designs are available. Thankfully I have reached my t-shirt limit for this month (see my instagram feed for a Primark haul) so I focussed my search on the more elusive apparel on the site – namely skirts and leggings.

I’ve had my eye on the Pokémon range of skirts since they were first revealed on the site. My favourite design is the ‘Lavender Town’ skirt adorned with ghost types such as Haunter and Ghastly, sadly I’m not alone and this has been sold out for quite a while. The grass type counterpart is still in stock however. And with sizes ranging to 4XL (around size 18/20 UK) there was no disappointment to be had. While I was at it I had a browse of the sale items and added a pair of the ‘Geek Chic’ leggings to my cart (this design is no longer available). After checking the sizing chart I ordered the 4XL mainly just to be on the safe side – I’d rather something were too big than too small. Then all that was left was to pay and wait for it to arrive. 

I ordered on June 29th and my package arrived (after customs holding) on July 14th – just over two weeks later, which is pretty fast. I love the patterns already.

The fabric used for both items is the same – silky soft and pretty stretchy (similar to swimwear fabric), and the designs show up quite vibrantly. I love the little happy Oddishes on the skirt, super cute. The skirt fits perfect if a little big but I don’t mind that at all, it’s so much more comfortable that way. The leggings are a little bit snug – the waist fits well, a little loose like the skirt – but below the knee it seems to get pretty tight which I think is down to what I call ‘tall people sizing’. I’m just around 5’2 and my calves are proportionally curvy like the rest of me. On a slimmer, longer leg these leggings would probably fit really well. On me they bunch at my ankles a fair bit. I’m sure though after wearing them a few times the fabric will stretch to fit, it’s great they used such a forgiving material.


Sale or no sale the quality of TeeFury clothing is pretty darn good and I’d definitely buy from the site again. The best way to keep up with their sales and exclusive designs is to sign up to their mailing list – it does mean receiving several emails per day from them but it pays off when you can use promo codes in conjunction with sales they already have running.

If you want to check them out head over to: TeeFury.com

Dee Reviews – MyGeekBox

I was so excited opening this month’s box. I had no internet for a while and hadn’t checked what the theme was so it was a nice surprise. I think this is probably one of the better boxes of this year – I’m pretty happy with every item inside unlike previous months which have had items from fandoms that I’ve never really been interested in.

First off, this lil guy was at the top and the first thing I pulled out –

I love Slimer! He was always my favourite in the movies and in the Ghostbusters animated series. Who wouldn’t like that cheeky grin? I also love plushies so he gets to join the ranks on my shelves, I’ll possibly sit him between Gengar and the facehugger.
Next up is my new fave toy to annoy people with. 

 Ok, so it’s still in the box – for now. It won’t be long until I’ve taken it out and tested it, just to make sure it makes all the right noises. And possibly to see if it will change the tv channel. Or turn on the microwave.

And then there was a blind box! A Kidrobot x DC mini series blind box.

 And I got this dude –  

 Look at his wee smiley face! He’s just so happy to be included with all the big names he doesn’t care how many people won’t recognise him or know where he made his first appearance *cough*Mystery Men comics*cough*. Don’t you worry Blue Beetle, there’s a spot on my shelf for you.

And on the subject of comic books MyGeekBox have packed the first issue of Empress, a new series from Marvel’s Icon line. 

 I’m going to really enjoy reading this. The series is planned to have 3 arcs spanning six issues each which should make it a short but sweet addition to any reading list. If I do start to collect this series I will make sure to review and share my thoughts.

Not so excited about the next item . . . 

Yes I did say I was happy with every item. I am. And yes I am quite surprised that a dvd was included in the box. And I do love horror and gore. But I’m also extremely squeamish so I’ll have to work up to watching this. Possibly after a few drinks and with my bestie sat beside me so we can share in the torture ^_^

Last but not least – the tshirt. 

 Thumbs up all round. My only issue with this is the size. Back when MyGeekBox was still fairly new it was quite simple to contact them and ask for a size change – in fact this is what I did after having the wrong size ordered for me, I’m pretty sure I mentioned it in my previous review on this service. It’s not so easy nowadays. After a complication with an order at christmas we had to unsub then re-sub to fix the issue, but mum made the same size mistake. When we contacted them we were told the only way to change it would be to unsub then re-sub with the new size selected. We had just gone through all that, plus were already receiving a box with 2 shirts in the smaller size so we just never bothered. I have a few options open to me though – I could try to slim down so the shirts fit better; I could get my craft kit out and turn the shirts into custom cushion covers or wall art; or I can sell them on and make some pocket money. I do like all my shirts so I’m sure I’ll figure something out from the first two options.

Overall MyGeekBox is still value for money – 3 items alone bring it to your monthly sub price. Yes ok so it can be hit-or-miss with some of the themes and items they choose but based on the last two months alone, especially this one, they are gradually improving at quality control and pleasing their customers. I for one am looking forward to what next month brings.

If you want to check out this subscription service for yourself simply go to mygeekbox.co.uk

Dee Reviews – MyGeekBox

Yay! It’s that time of the month again – no, not that time – the halfway point of the month marks the arrival of yet another My Geek Box!

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This is a fun-filled subscription box that manages to pack a mini comic-con within its cardboard confines.

July’s theme is Nemesis.

I was not disappointed.

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This is my new favourite mug. I’m not sure if I want to use it in case it transforms while I’m drinking my coffee, but it’s way cooler than my Hello Kitty mug.

And then there’s Davros. I thought it really strange that the MyGeekBox seemed heavy when I picked it up but after lifting him out I understood why – he’s pretty solid! So much weight for a little figurine. The details are great too – all the tiny little dials and buttons are finely painted, he looks tremendously wicked.

I’m really happy with the little knick-knacky bits that are in this months box too. Usually theres things like badges or magnets and something handy like a bottle opener or a wallet (I’ve been using my Marvel wallet from April’s box a lot). This month has a coaster, a card holder, and a notepad. The coaster I won’t use (it’s too good to ruin with drink stains) but I can see the note pad coming in really handy, I’m pretty sure my boss is fed up of finding my scribbled notes in random places and having to stuff them into my drawer – but I may have to keep a close eye on it since she’s a pretty big fan of Breaking Bad.

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I have deliberately left the best thing til last – the t-shirt.

The past few month’s t-shirts have been awesome, although most I wont wear as they are slightly on the tight side for me. When gifting the original subscription at Christmas mum chose the largest women’s size available – unfortunately this is the equivalent of about a size 14-16, which I am not. I was starting to get a little disheartened that I was missing out on the best part of the subscription. Fortunately My Geek Box have a fantastic customer service team and after a query on sizing they changed it over for me. For those interested I get the men’s XL which is the equivalent of a women’s size 18, possibly roomier (I like my tees baggy), if you like your tees slightly fitted a men’s Large will also do the trick.

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This t-shirt really made it for me. I love Resident Evil. I love all things zombie/mutant. I can’t wait to get this on! I’m going to wear this to work. I’m going to wear it to my Grandparent’s house. I’m glad no one judges me on my choice of attire. To my face, at least.

So there it is, a neat little package of geeky goodness shipped to your front door. If you take the time to price everything they pack in individually you can really see how they make it worthwhile, and since they are based in the UK there’s no customs charges to worry about.

Learn more about how this subscription service works at: http://www.mygeekbox.co.uk