Hero Crate Subscription Box Review – October 2014
Hero Crate is a new subscription box in the geek/gamer category. (This seems to be the subscription box category that is exploding this year – and my husband couldn’t be happier!)
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Hero Crate
The Cost: $29.99 a month
The Products: All products are dedicated to one hero each month. Every box will include a tee and 4-6 items.
Ships to: US only.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Wish List or Subscription List!
Yoda Travel Mug – Value $10? (Couldn’t find this online)
Yoda Plush – Value $9
Well, as you can tell – the hero for this month is Yoda! (You can check out the heros for the last two months here).
Little Green Jedi Master Tee – Value $18?
I think I’ve finally figured out why geek boxes send so many “mash up” tees – I’m guessing they can be considered parody and therefore not subject to copyright law?
Yoda Patch, Pin and Sticker – Value $4?
Verdict: First off – I hope they start including an info card in future boxes. I’m so used to them now that when a box shows up without one it feels like something is missing! I like the idea of this box a lot – and it’s a unique take on the geek/gamer box, which I think is needed if you want to enter the category at this stage in the game. It’s definitely a little more of a gamble than your typical geek box though – if you don’t like the particular hero for the month, the box is a loss. And of course on the flip side, if you love the hero then jackpot!
By my calculations this box has a value of about $41. They promise a value of $50 or more each box, so I’m guessing some of these products may have higher retail values than what I’ve found or estimated. It still is a good value for the $30 price point if you like everything.
My husband isn’t a big Star Wars fan (but we have a friend who is and loves it when we get Star Wars items in boxes), so hopefully next month’s box features a hero he will love. (Pretty much any Marvel character will work!)
What do you think of Hero Crate?