Review GeekGear Wearable #1

The below post included full content. So do not view if you don’t want to be spoil 😀


My first wearable box arrived yesterday!

It arrived later than most subscribers as it has to travel 6,813 miles to reach here!


For the first box, I decided to take up a “red” house subscription instead of my own lol but there wasn’t any house specific items. But anyway I have changed!

This box is kinda boring. I know it’s wearable… but I am hoping for something than just T-shirts. Honestly, I have a love/hate thing for Tshirts. I have too much of it and can’t wear them often.

As for the beanie, well, being in a all-summer country, we will not be able to use it at all! HA!

Now for the comments on the quality etc…
The size is big for a petite person. I commented on their FB and the support encouraged to go for Kids Size XL. So I have changed.

The shirt are from a vendor that made from bangladesh. I can’t remember the company but I do remember its 90% cotton. But it is quite soft and comfortable. I just have to try and see if it hold up that well as compared to my Teefury shirts (My favourite shirt company!).

The prints are quite unique and creative. Probably exclusive to GG. I like that they are subtle on being HP related. I mean I have all my official shirts to declare my obsession 🙂

[Updated]
The t shirts are from this company called Gildan. I tried on. They are longer than my usual tees from teefury and less comfortable (more thin!).  They are most likely to be unisex hence the length is off!

Here’s the full prints and some comments…

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Well, I never like anything grey. Grey shirt, Grey cardigan, grey pen, grey wallet… And of course I don’t like this. Even if the graphic of Fawkes is kinda lovely. I don’t think I ever seen any shirts with Fawkes. But I probably give this to someone else.

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The background is nice. I think the gradient is great. But I feel that the shape could be used to represent something rather than just shading the background. The spec and lighting bolt probably is the obvious as most people who think about harry potter immediately. The font they used should be changed also. Something similar to the infamous HP font probably.

 

The Noble collection vs Chinese wand (Ron Weasley)

I decided to buy a wand from The Noble Collection to see if they are any good.

For the first wand from Noble, I hesitated  a bit before deciding to purchase Ron’s wand. I was thinking of getting Queenie’s cos it looks nice. Then I thought of Hermonie’s too since she is a girl and books nerd just now me 😀

But in the end, I decided to purchase Ron’s as he is my all time favourite character!

I purchased from amazon (Purchase anything from amazon above $49 on amazon to get free shipping). Noble on amazon do not ship internationally. While their website stated that they do but you have to get the shipping rate from them etc. So in the end, I decided to get from amazon to avoid the hassle! I shipped to a forwarder to save on some international shipping 🙂

The import version are purchased off China. Being a native speaker of chinese, I was able to place order on China website effectively.  Otherwise, I think eBay or aliexpress pretty much have the same thing. Usually the sellers would claim is that they are licensed products from the same factory etc.  I purchased from the seller with a highest rating. And it costs 1/3 of the price from Noble! Let’s see if they are the same!

Differences
First thing I notice (obviously) is the box!

I have a bit of accident with my sunblock and it got spray all over including the boxes! 😦 Though its not super obvious in the photos, But I am super devastated!

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The China box in a purplish box stated Ron Weasley on the box, while the Noble box in black comes in Ollivander kinda of box and there is no name. It make sense if you want to go with the “The wand chooses the wizard…“. The China box is also bigger in size. Noble box is more grand obviously. Win!

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Both box come in velvet cushion to hold the wands. Noble have an extra ribbon.

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Now for the review on the wands…

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On the first look, they seems very very similar!

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However they have different length. The one from China is slightly taller! Both are made from Resin with metal core in the center for weight. But the one from Noble is heavier. You can feel instantly when you hold it in your hand!

Let’s take a closer look on the print on the wands!

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The one from Noble has more darker print.

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In conclusion, the replica ones from China aren’t anything like the ones from Noble Collection. Although they are expensive, but any fan should buy at least 1 or 2! Replica wands are decent enough for displaying etc. But if you want something that looks real enough, get the ones from Noble.

Review – Zazzle

After reviewing various options, I decided to get my Hufflepuff Crest Tee on Zazzle!

1) It’s official and licensed 🙂
2) They were having sale – so it’s either 30% or 40% off!
3) The price (after discount) is pretty decent for that kind of product.
4) They ship to alot of places internationally. Shipping is however not free. It cost usd18.99 to ship a shirt, budget tote & a mug for me.
5) You get to pick your base colour – I decided to go with black but I might get a white or maroon next?
6) They are printed on AA tees. I have AA tees at home. They are super comfortable and well-worth the price!
7) You can get other products like bags, mug etc too. And there is so much design to choose.

Production is super fast. It took only 1-2 working days. Then it was shipped! It takes about 11 days to arrive!


The shirt is good. It is like everything I thought!

However I’m disappointed with the tote. I’m not expecting a really good tote. But this tote is really like what it’s named. It’s really budget looking and thin. Even the handle look like it will break off if you carry too much. As comparison, the totes from society6 is much better. Sure it’s much more expensive but at least it’s well worth the price. For usd7.35, this budget tote isn’t really that worth it.

[Updated] After using the tote on a casual friday, I am happy to say it didn’t break! i carried my usual stuffs (wallet, cards, power bank, pouch, umbrella + planner) and it works fine. However, do note my stuffs are light! It is probably good for light stuffs only!

Lootcrate Harry Potter sock

I purchased this when I saw someone selling this on the local platform. I don’t wear long sock for the obvious reason (all summer!). But it look cool if I ever get to wear it. Plus it’s kinda exclusive in a way. I never see any leftover HP items on sale in loot vault. So I guess they are really popular lol

The quality is so-so as it’s polyester not 100% cotton like how I like my sock to be.  Probably it won’t help much in keep warm.

I need a holiday to wear this!!