Show Biz in a Box is a monthly subscription box that gives "movie & TV fans, actors, performers, drama & film students, or anyone interested in the world of entertainment" a box filled with items to give you the inside scoop on "the biz".
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The Subscription Box: Show Biz in a Box
The Cost: $30.00 plus $6.00 US shipping
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The Products: "fun gifts, scripts, books, tips, production notices, celebrity contact info and more, you'll have the satisfaction of feeling like a show business insider"
Ships to: Worldwide
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Stick Album - Retail Value $2.00
I don't really collect stickers so I don't see myself actually using this item, but if I did, it would be pretty cool. Of course, this doesn't come with any stickers so you would have to order them separately on your own. Also included this book is a few pages featuring Harry Potter themes.
"Create" Notebook - Retail Value $9.95? (Price based on similar product)
I'm not entirely sure what this has to do with Harry Potter, but I like notebooks! I like to keep a notebook by my bed to record my dreams, in my purse for various reasons, and also for work. This is a decent size with probably about 100 pages inside.
Even though I do already have this DVD (of course), I don't have the special edition one so I am cool with keeping this as a backup. This is the first of the series. It's not my favorite of the 8 movies, but of course, I love it for many reasons anyway!
Harry Potter Sock 3-Pack - Retail Value $9.95? (Price based on a similar product)
These are super cute ankle socks! What's better than one pair of socks?! You guessed it, three. I like that these are all themed with places you can visit in London by entering "The Leaky Cauldron".
Medieval Times Notepad - Retail Value $1.00?
Again, this seems like a strange item to be in a Harry Potter box. The story doesn't even take place during "Medieval times". Regardless, I supposed this is a useful item to have on hand to jot down a phone number or important piece of information.
This item is not something you can purchase individually, so I guessed on the price.
Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean, 1.2 oz - Retail Value $2.25
I have had these guys before, even though I don't like jelly beans. If you haven't, watch out for the vomit flavored ones. Ick! Other than the gross ones, you will also find some yummy ones like cherry and watermelon.
Hogwarts Light Up Keychain - Retail Value $8.95
Well, I already, admittedly, have too many keychains attached to my keys, but I still really like this guy. Especially because it lights up! It looks like a little potions bottle in this pretty blue color.
The Verdict: This is my second Show Biz in a Box, and I have to say that I was rather unimpressed. According to the description of this box, the contents should be worth about $60; I calculated the value to be around $49.07, which although lower than the promised value, is okay compared to the $36 total box cost ($30 a month + $6 US shipping).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign-up today? No, order by the 28th to get that month's box. If you sign up today, you will receive the December box.
Value Breakdown: At $36 per box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Fantastic Beasts Sticker Album - $1.47
- Gold Notebook - $7.30
- HP and the Sorcerer's Stone DVD - $10.98
- Harry Potter Sock 3-Pack - $7.30
- Medieval Times Notepad - $0.73
- Bertie Bots Every Flavor Beans - $1.65
- Hogwarts Keychain - $6.57
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