Fred’s Box is a monthly subscription box from the U.K. that sends fun items for kids. Fred’s Box is also available as a one off purchase if you don’t want a subscription.
Good to know: Fred’s Box has completely changed their subscription box model. It used to be a minifigure subscription. Now there are either Ooshie boxes or Mystery boxes. The Mystery boxes are tailored for boys or girls and the recipient’s age and reading level.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is for the $15.44 USD mystery box for boys over the age of 5.
The Subscription Box: Fred’s Box
The Cost: The Mystery one-off box is $15.54 USD based on current conversions with monthly subscriptions available. The Ooshie one-off box comes in four sizes ranging from small to large and varies in price from $5.17 to $22.03 USD. U.S. shipping is $8.37 USD.
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The Products: The mystery box contains an age appropriate book, trading cards, a Fred’s Box sticker, a Fred’s Box pencil, and design your own Fred’s Box postcards, plus crayons and 2-5 mystery gifts for the ages 3-5 box or an Ooshie and 2-5 mystery gifts for the ages 5 and up box. The Ooshie boxes come with 2-10 Ooshies depending on which size box you order, a pencil, design your own Fred’s Box postcards and a Fred’s Box sticker.
Ships to: Worldwide (shipping to the U.S. and Canada is $8.37 USD. Shipping to the UK is $2.58 USD.)
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Fred’s Box Postcards – Bonus Item
Fred’s Box sends postcards each month that your child can design. My son wasn’t very interested in these. They seemed like just promotional inserts.
The Moon Winder by Elen Caldecott - Value $7.84
This alien and outer space-themed book was way too challenging for my 6-year-old son to read independently. I read it with him over a couple of nights and neither of us was very interested in the story which felt flat. This is not a series I’ve ever seen before and it seems to be out of print now.
Star Wars Kylo Ren Wristband - Value $5.11 USD
My son really liked this Star Wars rubber wrist band. There are two others that you can collect. He was glad to receive the Darth Vader mask, but also would have loved the others. I found it on the Amazon U.K. website and converted the price to US dollars, but this seller doesn’t ship to the US, unfortunately.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Trading Card Game - Value $3.00?
I can’t seem to find the Teenage Mutant Ninja Trading Card game individual packs for sale and from what I’ve read this may be a game that’s no longer made. Getting old trading cards that won’t be much fun if you can’t easily add to your pack and play with anyone feels silly. While my son is a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the cards have just sat in his room, unfortunately.
Ooshies are squishy rubbery pencil toppers. They have a hole in the bottom making them easy to slip on a pencil and decorate it. There are many Ooshies being sold in all sorts of themes and this month we received a Batman one which my son loved. He is a big Batman fan, though he had never seen an Ooshie before. The Ooshies are sold in multipacks or in blind bags so I am estimating the price based on a value pack I found on Amazon which sold DC Comic Ooshies. Fred’s Box also included a pencil which was nice.
Shaun the Sheep Blind Bag - Value $3.80 USD
We aren’t familiar with Shaun the Sheep so this blind bag was a miss for us, unfortunately. There are 14 different Flockstars to collect and we got Trumper, a man holding a grabbing tool of some sort and a matching trading card. I found this also on the Amazon U.K. website and converted the price to US dollars.
Star Wars Wallet - Value $4.99
This was easily the best item in my son’s opinion. He has been having a lot of fun carrying around this tri-fold Velcro wallet. He put his birthday money inside and can’t wait to go to our local toy store to buy something. The wallet has a zippered coin section, room for a picture ID and plenty of slots for cards and money.
Verdict: This Fred’s Box wasn’t a huge hit for us. The value was certainly there though. With my conversions and estimates, I came up with a value of $26.03 which is well over the cost of the box. The box’s new model now reminds me of Toy Box Monthly which is a little disappointing because I thought their original model of sending unique minifigures was very cool.
What do you think of Fred’s Box?