Wil Wheaton Quarterly Subscription Box Review #WIL01
Wil Wheaton is one of Quarterly’s newest curators – this is his first box. Here is a brief summary from Wil of what you can expect from this subscription:
Starting with my childhood and working towards present day, each box will represent a decade of memories, moments, and the objects that defined them.
This box was sent to us early for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Wil Wheaton Quarterly Box
The Cost: $100 (plus $8 shipping)
The Products: “Starting with my childhood and working towards present day, each box will represent a decade of memories, moments, and the objects that defined them.”
Ships to: US and Worldwide (Additional shipping costs for International subscribers).
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included and why they were selected. This isn’t the typical Quarterly letter format, instead it is one sheet, front and back:
This letter is basically Wil’s flashback to the ’70s.
littleBits Base Kit – Value $99
My husband is so excited about this kit. Wil included this as “the modern equivalent of the electronics project kits I loved so much as a child.”
This box also included a coupon code for $20 off any kit. (FYI – it expires very soon – 3/15).
1970s Storm Trooper Action Figure
1970s Star Wars Trading Cards
In the letter Wil only identifies that subscribers will be receiving a 1970s Action Figure, and a set of 1970s Trading Cards, so I’m guessing there will be variation in boxes, and not all subscribers may receive Star Wars items.
I’m really curious about how they sourced these items since they aren’t in original packaging. I wish Wil would have explained that in the letter.
Here are each of the cards we received:
Radio Free Burrito Poster
In the letter, Wil mentions that there will be a new Radio Free Burrito poster with each box and the artwork will reflect that decade.
Verdict: I’m not sure exactly how to put a value on this box since some items are vintage, and the poster I believe is a unique item for Quarterly subscribers. I think it can be tricky though when one item represents the vast majority of the value in the box – if you don’t like it then the box will definitely me a miss. Fortunately, my husband loves kits like littleBits so this box is a win for him, and the action figures and cards have the nostalgia appeal.
I’m guessing this box will be a hit with some and a miss with others. What do you think of #WIL01?
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