This is my review of the Winter 2020 CultureFly My Hero Academia Box! (FYI: the Winter Box has sold out, but you can sign up for the Spring 2021 box now.)
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About this CultureFly Box
The Subscription Box: CultureFly My Hero Academia Box
The Cost: $39.99 + shipping per quarter. Save with an annual subscription.
The Products: From CultureFly: "Are you ready for a subscription box that's PLUS ULTRA? Get exclusive My Hero Academia merch delivered straight to your door every quarter. Subscribe today!"
Ships to: The U.S. and Canada
CultureFly My Hero Academia Subscription Box Winter 2020 Review
Each box comes with a card showing each of the items in the box. I was really excited about this box because I just recently started watching My Hero Academia (MHA) and I am kind of really into it. It is silly and fun and feels kind of like an anime version of X-Men. The hero is a boy named Midoriya who was born without a 'Quirk' (AKA a superpower). It has always been his dream to be the biggest hero, and a fateful meeting with Japan's biggest celebrity superhero, All Might, sets him on a course to realize his dream.
Red Riot Long Sleeve Shirt
Who doesn't love Eijiro? Though this guy is obsessed with manliness and can be super loud, he is such a good guy, and one of my favorite of the unsung heroes. I also think his hardening quirk is weirdly cool and even though it is less shiny and flashy than some of the other students, it is really useful. This long sleeve top is a great tribute.
Tokoyami: Dark Shadow Notebook and Pen
Tokoyami is another hero I have a soft spot for. Sure, he is brooding and moody, but he is also really cool and deep down, a great friend who will do anything he can to keep his friends safe. I kind of feel like he is the Batman of MHA. This notebook is perfect for him, and even features black paper with purple lines. It arrived with a purple gel pen that doesn't really work great on the paper, but may be better for subtle or secret notes!
Froppy Crew Socks
Froppy was a slow burn for me. I found her creepy and weird at first, but then when I realized she ws actually super nice and totally comfortable being odd, she grew on me. These back and green socks remind me of her hero costume and they are also super comfortable to wear, especially with winter boots.
Katsuki Bakugo Vinyl Figure
Ahhh, Bakugo. I want to love you but you can be such a jerk! I get that it's not really your fault, but man, do you remind me of the bullies at my school sometimes. Arrogant, mean, and prideful, this guy does have what appears to be the beginning of a great character arc (I am at the end of season 2), so that gives me hope. This figure shows off his really cool hero costume and his grenade-like gloves.
Taping Hero: Cellophane Tape Dispenser
This item made me laugh out loud. I don't know that I have ever gotten a tape dispenser in a box but this makes so much sense! Not every quirk in MHA is flashy and cool. Sometimes your name is Hanta Sero and your special power is shooting tape out of your elbows.
Shining Hero: Can't Stop Twinkling Motion Sensor Night Light
I still don't love Yuga Aoyama, a student with the quirk of shooting a laser out of his navel. He is one of those bragging fancy types who is secretly super self concious. At least this light will keep me from banging my toes on my stairs at night!
Fresh Picked Hero: Grape Juice Pom Beanie
Minoru Mineta is a student with a hero name: Grape Juice. He has the ability to sprout grape spheres that he can shoot or toss to accomplish his battle goals. He is also girl crazy and a little lewd, but he provides a lot of comic relief in this series. This beanie features a mohawk style line of purple poms that resemble his hair.
Verdict: MHA provided a lot of laughter and levity to me in 2020, so I will always love it, no matter how utterly ridiculous it is. This box does a great job of delivering MHA themed items that don't take themselves too seriously and are very fun. The creativity of this delivery was over the top. I loved the amusing and random inclusions like the tape dispenser and nightlight, as well as the wearables like the beanie and shirt. If you have a My Hero Academia fan in your life, treat them to this subscription. It will for sure bring a big smile to their face.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box has sold out. Your first box will be the Spring 2021 box!
Value Breakdown: At $46.99 ($39.99 + $7.00 shipping to Pittsburgh) for this box, the average cost of each of the 7 items is about $6.71.
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What do you think of the CultureFly My Hero Academia box? Who is your favorite student or hero in this series?
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