The Stan Lee Box Subscription Review – February 2017
The Stan Lee Box is the first official subscription to be curated by the man himself, Stan Lee! It’s a bi-monthly subscription that promises at least $100 in every box.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: The Stan Lee Box
The Cost: $49.99 a box (over $100 value in each box)
The Products: “Each Stan Lee Box will be full of exclusive comic variants from major publishers like Marvel Comics and DC Comics, collectible figures, custom artwork, and the highest quality of geeky goods that will excite the truest of any true believer!”
Ships to: US only
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This is the second delivery from Stan Lee and was themed “The Silver Age”!
You’ll get a large information booklet. Make sure to read Stan’s excerpt on the front as it seems to relate to items in the box (it definitely does this month).
Inside, you’ll find details about everything in the box.
Stan Lee Shirt – Value $15?
This month’s exclusive shirt features the man himself, Stan Lee. I really like this month’s shirt, it’s got a cool design and has story depth. You’ll see the Manhattan skyline in Stan’s glasses – this is doubly important for Stan! New York is his home state and the state seal states “EXCELSIOR” – which is where he came up with his famous catchphrase (there’s a good story on the front excerpt).
Spider-Man QFig – Value $15 on Amazon
One of the spoilers this month revealed that we’d be getting a new Spider-Man QFig!
Spidey is new to my collection, so I couldn’t be more happy with the selection this month. I also love that it’s mixing a bit of Peter Parker with the camera into the Spider-Man figure.
Metals Die Cast Iron Man Mark 1 – Value $12 on BigBadToyStore
You’ll receive two figures/toys this month – the second is a Metals Die Cast figure. You’d receive Thor or Iron Man Mark 1.
I received the Iron Man Mark 1 suit figure. While I’m not the biggest fan of the style of these figures – I’m happy I got the metal suit character in a metal die-cast figure.
Next, you’ll stumble upon a cardboard sleeve protect a couple goodies! Let’s dig in.
Rawhide Kid – Value $9 on Amazon (Retail: $24.99)
The first item in the package is a Marvel Masterworks collection of Rawhide Kid, featuring issue 17-25.
These were penned by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby prior to their superhero stories. It’s pretty interesting to read through their early works before they started the stories they’re known for.
Marvel Monsters Unleashed #1 Variants – Value $10 + Exclusive Variant Covers
The other spoiler we had received revealed the exclusive variant issues of Monsters Unleashed.
The story itself is pretty fun and pits some new favorite characters against monsters! The cover is a callback to Jack Kirby’s cover of The Avengers #1!
Mike Mayhew Illustration – Value $10?
You’ll get an exclusive cover art print in a protective sleeve as well.
The sketch features one part of the preparation process before inking and finalizing the covers on this month’s comics.
It includes a blurb from Mike Mayhew about the sketch and is numbered!
How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way – Value $8 on Amazon (Retail: $17.99)
You’ll receive another book to help to start drawing your very own characters!
The timing is pretty spot-on for me as I was chatting with Liz about getting back into drawing – so this was a fun item to unbox!
Fun Facts Collector Card – Value $2?
Every delivery comes with a Marvel Fun Fact – this month talks about Bullpen Bulletins which is also noted in Stan’s front-page excerpt!
Excelsior Packing Material
There are a couple levels to this item, which I can only assume has no value. If you read December’s review, you’ll remember that they used this stuff as packing material and it scratched and damaged some packaging – well, that was absent from this month’s box (yay!). Secondly, If you read Stan’s excerpt on the booklet, he mentions that this stuff is literally called ‘Excelsior’, so that explains why it has made an appearance here.
Verdict: My values add up to $81 in value if you’re buying these items individually online. That’s really good for a $50 box – but under the promised $100 value, which I can only assume is based on only retail value. How you value it is up to you, but I try to value items that I review by checking sites that I would actually frequent to buy the item individually. Overall, I like the items in this month’s box – and it was on-par with the December items – so that’s positive. I really like the premise of this box and I’m interested to see how it grows moving forward.
What do you think of the February 2017 delivery from The San Lee Box?