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Hero Crate Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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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.”

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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)

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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.

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“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.)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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?

Written by Celicia Gantz

Celicia Gantz

Celicia was introduced to both The Honest Company and CurlKit in March 2013 and has been addicted to subscription boxes ever since. Always on the hunt for the undiscovered family staple, she loves trying new skincare, natural hair care, makeup, and finding delicious snacks with hidden veggies for her kids (and Hubby too). Favorite finds: Body Oil, Stuffed Animals, Books, non-GMO Tortilla Chips and Perfume Samples.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. $71.00? It felt more like $20 at best. $24 value for shirt is overpriced, more like $10-$15 max. $1 for each other item seems more reasonable.

  2. I used brown paper bags! It was a big deal back then. We would decorate and write things on them. Breaking up with your boyfriend meant you had to recover your book because his name would be on there somewhere. My older son attended a school that wanted the books wrapped in clear contact paper. That was a pain to do.

    We buy Hero Crate when the theme interests me. We may buy Villain Crate depending on the theme. I’ve been impressed with Hero Crate’s communication to subscribers.

  3. Any guesses as to which hero the August spoilers might be hinting at?

  4. Totally used the brown paper bag textbook cover method. And then the stretchy one came out but you can’t decorate those.

  5. (Raises hand)

    But I always wanted one of those stretchy neon colored book covers that all the cool kids had.

    • They sell them at the Dollar Tree now. 😉

    • I’m so glad high school is over! I was such an outsider K. Not cool at all.

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