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The Stan Lee Box Subscription Review – December 2016

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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 $125 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).

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The Box: The Stan Lee Box

The Cost: $49.99 a box (over $125 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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It looks like there won’t be any themes for this box. We did get an item spoiler earlier this month, so stay tuned to see if that will continue moving forward.

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It comes with a large information sheet that lists out each it and is loaded with fun information about the characters featured in the products – definitely one of the better cards. Overall, the box presentation as a whole was really good!

The only packaging downfall was the all-natural sizzle used inside. It’s coarse enough to scratch a print of comic cover and it found it’s way into everything. Inside the comic (into the plastic protector), between the book flap and the book case, into the vinyl toys, etc. Definitely something to fix as it could affect values for collectors looking for exclusives.

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Captain America QFig – Value $20 from Amazon

The first item will build out any Loot Crater’s growing QFig collection.

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Cap’s style takes inspiration from the Civil War movie. I’m a big fan of QFigs (they’re second to POPs, still) so I was excited to receive one that I don’t own, yet.

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Captain Marvel Rock Candy Vinyl – Value $12-20 on Amazon (prices were all over the place for this one)

The second, and last, vinyl figure is from the Funko Rock Candy line and features Captain Marvel.

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These statues stand 5 inches tall. This isn’t an extensive line at all, so you’ll be able to easily collect them all if you’re interested! Captain Marvel is a great character – I can’t wait until we get closer to the movie release so she can get more spotlight!

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Amazing Incredible Fantastic: A Marvelous Memoir – Value $20 on Amazon

This is now my second copy of this memoir – I received it earlier this year in a Geek Fuel box as well.

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It’s a fun read, and it’s done in comic form – naturally.

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The Superior Spider-Man Volume 1 – Value $13 on Amazon (List Price: $17.99)

You’ll also receive the first volume of my personal favorite Spider-Man run – The Superior Spider-Man!

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What would Doc Oc do if he inhabited Pater Parker’s body? Start with this volume and find out – I miss this run already!

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Exclusive Marvel Champions #3 Color Variant – Value $3.99 + Variant Value

At the moment, both variants aren’t available on Midtown Comics, so I wasn’t able to grab a value.

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I received issue #1 of this series in my October Comic Block and loved the story – it looks like I’ll need to buy #2 to get up to speed!

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Exclusive Marvel Champions #3 B&W Variant – Value $3.99 + Variant Value

They also include the same issue, but in Black and White. I didn’t mention this in the comic above, but I love Stan Lee in the cover image! He’s just peeking out to the right of The Hulk.

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Fun Facts Collector Card – Value $2?

That’s just a total guess at the value, but this is just a card with a fun Marvel Universe fact.

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Rob Pryor Illustration – Value $10?

Thes last item is a print. This is done by artist Rob Prior who paints two handed – maybe he should be on the Stan Lee’s Superhuman show!

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This is a basic print, and neither autograph is hand signed – it’s only printed on.

Verdict: My values add up to about $93 based on where I would go to buy each item (typically, Amazon). That’s also without applying a value to the variant, which is a total question mark at this point. I actually like a good amount of the items, but it’s always a bit tough when a company promises a guaranteed value in the box. Those guarantees are based on MSRP, but we typically don’t pay MSRP for most items anymore. I’m a bit torn on this box! I like most of the items, but wish there were better exclusives – fingers crossed that the exclusives get applied to the statues and big ticket items in future boxes.

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Written by Eric Cadman

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Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, The Stan Lee Box Reviews| Tags: the stan lee box | 15 comments

Comments (15)

  1. Any Canadians order this box? Are you paying twice for shipping? I bought the year subscription, and Have paid $26 for my first box $20 for my “free item” and now with my second box Im sure its gonna be another $26. Added to my already paid shipping..
    This is not Duty and Taxes!

  2. I got this box, and I was disappointed. The hardcover book came out a year ago, and this box promised one of a kind exclusives in it. I like how Eric covered the costs and it didn’t add up to much based on his assessment. I’m skeptical to buy another one. Also, i’m kind of glad that everyone got the same figures, whereas with Smugglers Bounty, they have variants, and some are worth more than others. It doesn’t really matter at all, I was just hoping it would really have one of a kind items.

  3. I liked the autograph photo and that’s about it. I would have thought there would have been more exclusive items in it for the price other than the two variant comics, which are essentially the same covers as the original #3 issue, but with a slightly faded tint. Their value isn’t much higher than the original either.

    When a box gets hyped such as this, with the price it is, and nearly every item can easily be found on Amazon, it’s definitely a bummer of a purchase.

  4. Where is the ring ?

  5. I’m just going to say this. I loved this box and thought it was worth the amount I paid. The value of something is always subjective, but from my experience having one hardbound book, two variants on a comic issue, a full comic book, and two figures is good for a $50 box. I don’t think there was a $125 value in the box, but if you look at one of my current favorite boxes: DC Legion of Collectors, that box is $25~ish and comes with 1 wearable, 1 comic issue, 1 pin, 1 badge, 1 Pop, and 1 other item.

    To have some full books in a box was impressive to me and I thought the pieces were well chosen and not out of a sales bin or anything. I recently had the experience of giving a Star Wars Darth Vader Issue 1 comic to my coworker that I got in GeekFuel only to have The Bam Box give me the exact same comic I had given away.

    This box never promised exclusive one of a kind items so saying that you are getting duplicates from other boxes might have you question how many boxes you are subscribed to.

    I am really happy with my box. It felt genuine and I love the items.

    Hope I’m not the only one who loved it.

  6. I would be disappointed had I gotten this box due to it not being the value promised and having repeat items from other boxes. A $50 box should never fail to impress.

  7. Did not like this box. Don’t purchase it. Their customer service is terrible.

    I got a damaged box with that straw crap all through the box, ruining the items inside. I sent an email to their support and they said, “thank you for your feedback, we will work on this in future boxes.” I sent them back another email and they ignored me.

    I feel Stan Lee shouldn’t be represented by this box and customer service.

    I cancelled this box, I do NOT recommend it.

  8. Is the limited edition box a different thing? Was that a one time purchase?

  9. I am so confused. I thought I was buying a one time box and neither of the two spoiled items are in this box???? What did I miss?

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