It’s always a pleasant surprise to receive a box full of goodies right? – it’s even more of a pleasure receiving a box that makes you think of Christmas and being child-like again. I mean, do fully grown-up adults want a cartoon themed box? Well, I shall tell you my feelings on the matter.
I was actually quite excited when I opened this box; everything was well packaged and colourful – Cartoon themed of course. Lots there to look at and get involved with – superb!
So before I let my two girls (aged 13 & 11) dive in and sample the goodies, I broke out the camera and took care of the important stuff first ;)
Here’s what I received in the March Generation A box:
1: A MunnyWorld Micro Trikky. (http://www.kidrobot.com/collections/munny)
A cute little vinyl toy which comes in a range of colours (I got the red one) with a matching paint pot and brush, also included in the box is a sheet of stickers to decorate your Trikky. Now, I believe the trick is to colour Trikky in using paints, pencils and crayons. The box states that “you can just leave Trikky alone and keep Trikky near you when you listen to loud music” – Wow, cool……it does something fun when I play Abba’s Dancing Queen super loudly?! I was disappointed that Trikky merely sat still, watching me make a complete fool of myself.
Handed over to the girls, they had lots of fun transforming Trikky into a cat about town with cute stripes and a scarf.
In the right hands Trikky can be a decorative work of art, as seen if you google Kidrobot Trikky – some of the designs are fantastic!
2: Adventure Time badges by Beth’s Badges. ( ‘Beth’s Badges’ Etsy Shop)
I surprised myself here – even I knew these little, loveable character’s names and from which show they star. Jake and Finn from Adventure Time pin badges by Beth’s badges, these lovely little badges will certainly be commandeered by the girls – let’s hope they’ll not argue it out!
3: Spectrum Noir Blendable Marker Pens. (http://www.spectrumnoir.com/)
Pretty cool pens actually, none of that felt tip line business with these beauts. There’s 168 different shades to collect. I’m looking forward to having a proper play with these at some point, although I can confirm they definitely DO blend with each other. The markers themselves have a nib at each end: one thicker slanted one, the other is a fine tip. They’re easy to handle due to the dual ended rubber grip section – any inspiring artist’s or crafter’s dream!
4: Dream it, Do it T-Shirt by Generate Ideas.
A bright primary coloured T-Shirt with the Slogan ‘ If you Dream it, you can do it’ by Walt Disney. Something inspirational to wear for bed…….and relevant too :)
5: Push Pins by House of Holland.
Now these are definitely something I will use – on corkboards, as mini badges or in an orange just for the fun factor. These little things bring a quirkiness to the mundane, yet practical drawing pin. There are 20 in a pack, so there are fun times to be had!
6: Cupets by Giochi Preziosi. (https://www.cupets.com/)
Now, somebody please take me back to 1996 when I queued outside Toymaster for a lifetime to pick up my pre-ordered Tamagotchi. Ouch, that was a while ago now. However, the concept of the ‘virtual pet’ has stuck and a whole new generation can get their hands on a Cupet. Download the Cupet app via the App Store, or from Google Play, scan the QR code and you’re good to go. You can feed, play and care for your virtual pet within the app. Me being me, got all confused with everything; the girls being the girls were like a fish to new technology and took it upon themselves to care, feed and clothe our little dog (named Cup, incase you’re wondering).
You’ll get a little figure within the box, so you can attach it to a backpack, or on your keys.
You can collect coins within the app which allows you to buy food and accessories for him.
7: Generate Magazine.
No subscription box would be complete without the monthly magazine. This one is no exception. The magazine is made up of editorial content, as well as inspiring artwork, competitions and a ‘what’s on’ section to name a few. It also gives you a sneaky peak insight into the following month’s theme. *Spoiler alert* – Next month’s theme is: Stage!
Generation A is a fairly new subscription box company, yet are already playing with the big boys. They offer value for money as each box is worth at least £45 and subscription starts from as little as £17 per month. You’ll receive between 5-8 items each month, so that’s A LOT to get excited about.
You can customise your account somewhat, so you’ll receive the right size T-Shirts in your box – you can also choose Female/male T-shirts too as the female ones are fitted.
To subscribe to a Generation A box please visit: www.generation-a.co.uk and use code ALLSUB for £3 off any plan.