Have you heard of Supply Pod? Probably not, because it’s new. It should come as no surprise that we here at MOARGeek love subscription mystery boxes. From Marvel’s Collector Corps to Loot Crate we just drool over the awesome and silly items that come in these boxes. So it should also come as no surprise that we’re getting pretty excited over a brand new subscription mystery box.
It has come to our attention that Outer Places, a digital media company that explores the intersection of science and sci-fi, is launching its own subscription mystery box called Supply Pod. The first supply pod is based on the new movie currently in theaters from 20th Century Fox, The Martian. Kieran Dickson, Editor of Outer Places, is excited for the pod launch.
“We are incredibly excited to be working with Random House for our box themed around The Martian,” he said. “Weir’s story of survival on Mars is arguably one of the most realistic works of science fiction in years, a fact that’s not wasted on our audience of avid science and sci-fi fans. The level of excitement around Ridley Scott’s adaptation is massive, and we believe Supply Pod represents the perfect opportunity for the loyal fans of The Martian to engage with this story in a new way.”
While what’s in the box is a mystery — that’s really all a part of the fun isn’t it — Outer Spaces hinted that may include survival gear, astronaut essentials, collectibles and more. For those interested in purchasing the box, there are two options depending on what you want to spend.
The essential pod comes in at $29.99 plus shipping, handling and tax, which contains the standard items you’ll receive in the box. For an extra $10, you get everything in the essential package plus a paperback copy of Andy Weir’s The Martian novel. Here’s the kicker, 50 of the deluxe pods will be selected at random, and purchasers of those pods will receive an autographed copy of the book. Neat, huh? If you’re not sure how it still works, we have a YouTube video below that will explain it all.
Outer Places says it’s rapidly expanding its list of partners and will be adding new boxes in the coming months. Currently, the Supply Pod is only offered in the continental United States. As if that weren’t enough, the fine folks at Outer Places, in conjunction with MOARGeek is offering readers a chance to save 10 percent on their order. Enter MoarGeek10 at check out and you’ll receive the discount.
But you’d better hurry, the Supply Pod will only be around for a little over 17 days. I know I’m going to order one, what about you?Source: Outer Places