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Disney Princess Pley Box Subscription Review – March 2017

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This is the first ever official Disney Princess Subscription Box! Pley teamed up with Disney to create this bimonthly subscription box for kids. Each box will include 4-8 Disney products (apparel, accessories, toys, etc.).

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My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Box: Disney Princess PleyBox

The Cost: $24.99 + $5 Shipping (Box ships every other month)

The Products: Each magical box contains: 4-8 official Disney products (apparel, figurines, fashion accessories and goodies!), a magazine with a princess story and activities, and most charmingly a DYI activity of transforming the shipping box into a playable scene (for example, the box transforms into an elaborate castle that your child can build and then color-in). The retail value of the items in the box is ~$50

Good to know: First boxes are shipped on March 10th 2017 and all boxes will arrive by March 17th. Subsequent boxes will arrive between the the 20th-28th of the month, on a bi-monthly calendar. Signup early so you don’t miss out!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

 

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Each box comes with an activity book.

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It includes instructions for turning the box into a castle!

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A story, details on the items included, and activities, too.

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There’s also a page advertising more items you can buy to “transform into Belle.”

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Now, onto the goodies!

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Belle Princess Tiara – Value $15

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I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this tiara! I was expecting it to be a plastic item, but it’s metal, and the detail work is quite good, too!

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It has jewels, sparkles, gold, and an encased gold rose on the front!

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Belle Text Art T-Shirt – Value $17

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I love the adorable artwork on this tee! And some of the printed ink is accented with sparkles! The material itself is a soft, slubbed jersey knit. And it is a little sheer – you’ll need to layer. (88% Polyester/12% Cotton.)

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Belle Figure

(FYI – the entire set of figures in this box is identical to this $15 set – it just didn’t come in the same packaging.)

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Beast Figure

(These figures measure up to 4 inches high.)

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Mrs. Potts with Chip and Footstool Figure

For the most part, the detail paint on these figures is pretty good. They were shipped in a plastic bag – not any type of protective case that would keep them from knocking into each other. So, as you can see on Mrs. Potts, there are some scuff marks already. (I imagine they will look a little worse for wear with play time!)

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Gaston Figure

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Lumiere with Cogsworth Figure

(These figures are Plastic/PVC)

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Philippe Figure

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Lastly, we have everything we need to turn the box into a castle! (The tower parts were shipped inside the box, the rest is from the box itself.)

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This was pretty easy to put together, but you’ll need tape to hold the roof in place. (And I’d recommend coloring it in before you build it.)

Verdict: This box has a value of about $47. (I’m not assigning any value to the castle, but I think it is a great bonus activity.) The cost is $29.99, so I think that value is good for $47 worth of Disney merchandise. If subscription boxes existed when I was a kid – this would be my favorite box ever!

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What do you think of the first Disney Princess Pley Box? Are you going to see the live action movie this weekend?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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.

21 Comments

  1. Liz, have you heard anything from Pley about spoilers for the May box? I’m getting antsy! I’m hoping for Rapunzel, since the Tangled TV series just came out recently!

  2. My daughter loved her box she’s five and didn’t notice the paint chipping or the fact that the box had to be colored in.. My favorite part about this box was that she felt like a princess with her tiara

    • Hi Lisett,

      We’re so glad to hear your enjoyed her Pleybox!

  3. On pley.com, the price is higher but “Pleybox gifts are a one time upfront purchase and are not recurring.” This appears to include the subscription too. The above link says they are auto renewing. Confusing. Maybe if given as a gift the are not renewing? I always forget to cancel.

    • Hi Karol,

      That is correct. Gift purchases are a one time thing and do not auto renew but a regular subscription does. Gifts also cost a tad bit more than a subscription. With all of our plans, you pay for the boxes upfront, either for 1, 3 or 6 boxes and all are delivered every 2 months. Check out our website for more details!

  4. My daughter loved the box when she got it yesterday. the only thing that is a downer would have to be the quality of the cardboard castle. From other reviews I’Ve read some have complained about ti as well. Take helps forsure but still leaves the roof pieces not fitting well and wobbly.

    • Glad your daughter enjoyed her box and thanks for the feedback! this helps us determine areas we may need to work on!

  5. I love all things Disney. Would love to see a box like this for those of us who are grown up princesses!

    • Vicki,

      You might still enjoy our boxes! LOL

  6. We got ours today and my 5 year old loves it. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of all of the items. The figurines are solid and heavy and won’t be torn up easily and we were lucky to have no chipping on the paint in shipping. The tiara and tee are great quality too. My only concern with moving forward with this sub is wondering if every month will include a tee-shirt. My daughter is above average in size for a 5 year old and wears a large in shirts. I ordered the biggest sized offered which is a 7/8 and the shirt barely fits her. Layering will help some but I really hope to see some other apparel offered or an extension in sizing.

    • I agree my daughter is six but the t-shirt barely fits her. It would be great if they added a size large as a choice.

      • Hi Danielle,

        We are happy to say that we have just added a youth large! You can edit the size by logging into your account and clicking “settings”

    • Hi Katy,

      We just recently introduced our newest size which is a youth large. This might be a better fit for your daughter as the one you got is our medium. You can update the size on your account.

  7. Hey Liz,
    I just tried ordering this for my niece and its 34.49 for a box and I don’t think that includes shipping if I give it as a gift. But 24.99 a box plus shipping if not a gift. This seems a bit odd.

    • I haven’t looked at this one specifically, but often (for other boxes) when you do a gift and it’s more expensive it’s because it’s for a one-off box. So that could be it. Is the gift an actual running subscription? If it is then it seems super weird that it would be so much more!

    • Hi Darcie,

      Our gift Pleyboxes do cost a tad bit more than a regular subscription and it already includes S/H. Gifts are a one time purchase whereas a regular subscription auto renews.

  8. They didn’t ship mine until yesterday so it won’t be here until the 22nd. They could have wrapped the figures in tissue paper so they didn’t get ruined. It looks like a fun box though. My daughter is a little young for it so it’s mostly for me lol.

    • I love it! There’s no age limit for Disney! 🙂

    • Hi Jessica,

      You’re never too old for Disney! We appreciate the feedback. This is how we know where to improve on.

  9. I saw the premiere of the live action movie last night and I LOVED it! It’s definitely my new favorite movie!

    • That’s so great to hear! I can’t wait to see it!!

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