My first foray into the world of mystery boxes has been a very good one courtesy of Diversions UK.
Looking for a present for the other half’s birthday and wanting to try out these mystery boxes, I was struggling to find one that a) you didn’t need to buy a subscription for and b) was based in the UK and could deliver quickly.
Surprisingly, I found the answer on Ebay courtesy of Diversions. I ‘ ll be totally honest , the picture of the item wasn’t overall appealing , a poster advertising it’s website which when typed actually didn’t work 😯
But the product description of a box of seven mystery items containing a first edition star wars pop vinyl figure and t-shirt was intriguing. And the price with delivery at £21.98 was reasonable.
I decided to check them out and I’m glad I did ! Finding the online shop courtesy of the Depop app I found out it was genuine and stocked a fantastic range of pop culture items from Dr Who, the walking dead, American horror Story – in fact I joined Depop just to heart all the items I want – my favourite past time😉
So I ordered and waited and wow! amazingly fast delivery, it took three days ….big tick in my book.
Of course I couldn’t wait until my other half s actual birthday and the parcel was addressed to me …so just a tiny peek !!!
The brown box in front of me had Diversions brilliant logo – I mean just look at it ! I’m not a geek and I’m geeking out !
Batman, Marvel, Dr Who – this is a cool logo – top marks there!
I was beyond excited then slightly deflated .
The packing addressed to me was the mystery box , meaning that if I was to give this as a gift then I’d have to source another box to put the stuff in – a mystery box which was just a cardboard box cut down to size – not very attractive to be honest , I would have paid more for packaging for a separate box wrapped up. But this was literally the only negative.
The mystery box itself contained as promised 7 items .
* A First Edition Pop Vinyl Snow Trooper from Star Wars
* A Rocket Raccoon mini figure
* A cool cocktail card with recipe for a bloody Mary
* A key chain of a car illustrated like one of those old car manual pictures
* A Penguin Classics luggage label
* A set of eight Star Wars coasters worth £5.99
* A funny Star Wars t-shirt with chewbacca and a storm troopers heads imposed on a couple hugging
I was impressed , each item was of top quality and more importantly, I knew the other half who is notoriously difficult to buy for would actually love this gift. Especially the t-shirt.
Even my two children who got a peek were eyeing up the contents with stars in their eyes.
Overall, this mystery box from Diversions was a fantastic buy, top quality , decent price and I would definitely recommend them (actually i already have ) and buy items from them again.
So if you are based in the UK and want a one off mystery package , a unique gift and you know someone who d love the surprise element then you can’t go wrong with these guys.
If it wasn’t for the few minor details and believe me compared to it overall they are minor , these would definitely get a 5 star rating from me. However, with the blips in mind they get a very happy and deserved 4
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