The Stan Lee Box Subscription Review – December 2016
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).
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
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.
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.
Captain America QFig – Value $20 from Amazon
The first item will build out any Loot Crater’s growing QFig collection.
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.
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.
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!
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.
It’s a fun read, and it’s done in comic form – naturally.
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!
What would Doc Oc do if he inhabited Pater Parker’s body? Start with this volume and find out – I miss this run already!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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