Hero Crate Subscription Box Review – July 2015
Hero Crate is a one year old subscription box in the geek/gamer category. Each month they send you a box centered around one “hero”. Follow Hero Crate on their social media sites to find hints for the coming month’s theme.”
The Subscription Box: Hero Crate
The Cost: $29.99 a month and less with 3, 6 and annual subscriptions
The Products: “Hero” inspired T-shirt with every box and 4-6 other items
Ships to: US, Canada and UK (international costs vary, see website for details)
Good to Know: Hero Crate is launching another box this fall called Villain Crate. You can join the mailing list now; orders will open in September.
I also have to mention that subscribers were notified on the 23rd of July that crates were shipping late. I received my shipping confirmation on the 29th of July.
“SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM” poster – Value: $4.00?
“If you want peace, prepare for war”
Hero Crate does not include a product card. I’m estimating all the values with what I can find online. This poster is pretty cool. If I were in school, I’d wrap a textbook with it. (Raise your hand if you wrapped your books with brown paper bags.)
The Punisher Skull Pixel T-shirt – Value: $24.00?
If you haven’t guessed it already, this month’s “Hero” is The Punisher. I personally don’t think of this character as a hero, but he’s not a villain either. If you’re not familiar with him, you can pull it up on Wikipedia. This box was intended for my husband and son to share together. We ordered shirts in the women’s size (the smallest available) with William in mind. This shirt came just past his knees before washing.
Little Punisher Sticker by Beckadoodles – Value: $1.00?
The Punisher Skull Logo Car Decal Metal Sticker – Value: $6.25?
American Gunfighter PVC Patch – Value: $13.95?
Glow In The Dark Punisher Skull Patch – Value: $3.00?
I love the Little Punisher sticker and so does William. We use the sticker/reward program in our house, and he wants this one for his book of good deeds. I wish there was a product card included because none of us realized that the skull patch glowed until I pulled it up online to write this review.
The Punisher Logo Acrylic Keychain – Value: $3.99?
Punisher Dog Tag and Chain – Value: $10.00?
The dog tag was another hit with William and surprisingly Abigail too!
Rothco’s Two-Tone Paracord Bracelet in Black/White – Value: $4.99
This is a very well made bracelet. I wish that it was smaller for William, but it fits John just fine.
Verdict: This month’s Hero Crate had an estimated value of $71.00. The “Hero” this month may not have been a family favorite, but John and William were still able to enjoy this box. William played dress up Punisher with the t-shirt, bracelet and dog tag and John says he can fit the patches on his camo hat and plus he can wear the bracelet whenever William lets him have it back.
What did you think of July’s Hero Crate? Are you going to sign up for the Villain Crate this fall?