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July/August "Star Trek" Supply Pod Review
I’m grateful to have won an Instagram giveaway for a Supply Pod from Outer Places. Supply Pod is a neat geek subscription box that combines items from science-fiction fandoms with items from actual science. I received the July/August box that featured a Star Trek theme.
The first item I took out of the July/August Supply Pod was a Galaxy Night Light from Kikkerland. This is a neat product that looks cute and comes from the popular Kikkerland brand.
Shortly after finishing the video, I thought of a perfect use for this light: the overhead light in my bathroom doesn’t work, so I’ll plug this night light in when I have guests over so they can find the switch to the plug-in light that I use in lieu of an overhead light.
That sounds super complicated, so here’s a picture of how pretty it looks in use!
In sum, this is a cool night light that would work well not only in a kid’s room, but also a regular living space thanks to its elegant design.
Estimated value: $7 (Source: Amazon.com / Modclotch.com / Kikkerland.com)
The second item was a Solar System Planetarium from 4M! This is a craft set intended for kids, but I think adults could enjoy it as well. It’s fun to see all of the planets and their relative proximity and orbits to the sun.
Estimated value: $10 (Source: Amazon.com / Walmart.com)
Now we’re into the Star Trek theme - the third item of the box was a t-shirt that reads “Live Long and Warp Speed” with an image of the Vulcan salute. I believe this is an exclusive shirt that fit well (I ordered a Unisex M) with a simple but significant design.
Estimated value: $10 (Estimate.)
The fourth item in the box was an LED watch depicting the Starfleet insignia. I like the build of this watch, particularly the “hidden” watch feature - the watch looks like a decorative bracelet until you click on the face, after which the time appears.
The time might look a bit difficult to read in the above picture, but I had no problem reading it in person.
Estimated value: $15 (Source: SpencersOnline.com)
The fifth item in the box was a set of Spock ears from Rubies! How fitting not only for the Star Trek theme, but also the upcoming Halloween holiday.
Here are some picture of the ears being worn:
They’re not movie-quality prosthetics, but I think they work well for costumes. Combining them with some blending makeup could yield a realistic looking Vulcan ear.
Estimated value: $8 (Source: Amazon.com)
The sixth item was a Captain’s Log Notebook based on the Captain’s Log in Star Trek. Not only does the log feature plenty of pages for writing, but the back of the book contains some factoid sheets about Star Trek and space.
Additionally, the pages are themed after the Captain’s Log with places to write the Stardate and Location. This is versatile enough that someone could use it for regular writing, but it could also be fun to use to journal visits to new places and pretend you’re a Starfleet Captain.
Estimated value: $7 (Source: PhilosophersGuild.com / GentSupplyCo.com)
The seventh and final item was a copy of the IDW Star Trek 59 Comic Book with what appears to be an exclusive variant cover designed exclusively for Supply Pod. The cover doesn’t list the story name, but I believe it is “Connections, Part 1”, which follows along encounters of two separate Enterprise NCC-1701 with a phenomenon in space.
Estimated value: $4 (Source: IDWPublishing.com)
Overall, the July/August Star Trek-themed Supply Pod contained an estimated $61 worth of products. For a box that costs $37 to $40 based on your subscription length, that’s a great value!
I also appreciated the variety of products that were included in this Supply Pod. There was a good combination of general science items along with Star Trek-themed items. Additionally, I think this box could appeal to both individuals and families because there were plenty of items that kids and adults alike could enjoy.
Recommended for: people who enjoy science and science-fiction