The Office Box is a quarterly subscription box full of exclusive, officially licensed merch from the hit TV show. Inside, you'll find exclusive apparel, accessories, home goods, and more that you can’t get anywhere else for $39.99/quarter + shipping.
It’s hard to understate the phenomenon that was The Office when it was still being produced. If it is an indication as to the lasting effect it had on the fandom, the show ended in 2013 and this subscription box didn’t start until 2020. Fans – old and new – are still excited for The Office apparel and merchandise that this subscription provides in spades.
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I review the DC Comics Worlds Finest Collection, which is also produced by CultureFly. I only mention it because I love how they create cool boxes. I don’t believe that is very common in subscription boxes and should be touted. This month's box features the outside of the Dunder Mifflin office building.
What's In The Box?
"Ryan Started the Fire" Raglan Tee
Sang to the tune of "We Didn't Start the Fire," this quote comes from the Season 2 episode called "The Fire." The office is evacuated due to a fire, which turns out was started by food left in a toaster oven by Ryan, which Dwight and Michael taunt him for. I like the style of the shirt and the colorful image. It sort of looks like a concert tee. I think would have preferred a short sleeve shirt, but I'm not going to argue.
Dunder Mifflin Umbrella
An otherwise ordinary umbrella is decorated with two alternating designs. One is the Dunder Mifflin logo and the other is a repeating pattern of a box of paper. It comes with a sheath and is push-button operated. This item actually works out well for me, because my son recently took it upon himself to bend all the arms of my previous umbrella. So I'll definitely be throwing this into my car ASAP.
Andy Nard Dog Epoxy Pin
Andy fans will love this epoxy pin. It's the literally interpretation of Andy Bernard's nickname "Nard Dog." It measures 2 inches tall and has two clasps in the back, which I love because it helps keep the pin straight. I'm not sure if this drawing is from the show or the work of the subscription, but I like it.
Dunder Mifflin Wireless Speaker
It isn't the most powerful speaker, but would be perfect for a work desk, card table, or small gathering. The buttons on the top are for power, mode, volume down/previous track, volume up/next track, and play/answer call/scan FM. It measures 3 x 3-1/2 inches and features an image of a ream of copy paper. I understand why they did it, but I think it would be a little nicer if the image was longways. You know ... so it looked like a ream of paper.
Dwight Painting Tapestry
I love all things Dwight. So I'm digging this tapestry of him looking almost like a messiah or something. It measures 20 x 24 inches and has a loophole in the top two corners. I'm not sure if this is from a specific episode, but will look killer in any Office fan's room.
Robert California Wine Glass
Robert California, played by James Spader, was the temporary replacement after one Michael Scott left. The classic quote, "Do I look like someone who would waste my own time?" is delivered in an interview for the manager position. The glass itself is the classic no-stem wine glass. We have plenty of these in the house, but what's one more?
Big Tuna Lunch Bag
I like when a good idea mets functionality. Any The Office fan will be a fan of Andy's nickname for Jim: Big Tuna. So what better way to celebrate the perfect moniker than a lunch bag. The bag measures 8 x 10 inches and features a character of Jim holding his nicknamesake. There is also a The Office logo and handle. I love the idea, the execution, and the color of this bag.
Creed "Biznus" Notepad
The pad measures 6 x 8-1/2 inches. From the episode "Search Committee" in Season 7, Creed as acting manager asks office what the B in "Boboddy" stands for on the white board. Kevin says, "Business," which Creed writes as "Biznus." I, like many of the characters in the scene, have no idea what "Boboddy" is, but this is nevertheless hilarious. While I like the Creed image at the bottom, I would prefer more room to write, which would also look more like the whiteboard from the episode.
I thought this was a solid installment of the The Office Box. While nothing wowed me, each item was great and most of them were functional. I was a big fan of the lunch box, umbrella, and notepad. The shirt and glass are OK. The pin is nice and will go well with the collection I have from this subscription. I want to like the speaker, but doubt I will use it. The tapestry looks awesome, but I don't think my wife will let me hang it up anywhere. I like how this subscription finds clever ways to combine the show with smart items. If you are an Office fan, this subscription is a must.
Something I've said in my World's Finest reviews – also from CultureFly – is that I wish they would at least include what episode everything was from. It'd be great to have a little booklet with this information, but I would also settle for a simple "Season x, Episode y" on the info card. Speaking of CultureFly, I have also noticed that its schedule is a little loose. Some times the quarterly boxes don't show up until the season is over. Although it is still technically Spring and there is nothing in the box specifically to that season, I think the end of May/beginning of June is a little late for the Spring installment. Last time, The Office Fall and Winter 2021 boxes arrived on the same day. I personally don't mind, as long as they show up and they always have. I'm just saying there doesn't appear to be a strict schedule that they keep to and that may frustrate some customers.
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Value - Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $39.99/quarter + shipping
For the quarterly cost of $39.99, each of the eight products has an average value of $5. Even with the few items I didn't care for, I think this box's value easily exceeds the cost. The real value of this box is that these are officially licensed, exclusive items. You can’t buy these items on a shelf and, if you could, it would cost you well over $40, in my opinion. If you are a The Office fan or you know someone who is, I suggest reading some of our reviews and seeing if you’d like to receive all this exclusive The Office merch.
To Wrap Up
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