You can’t go on Facebook without being inundated with ads for various subscriptions boxes for everything from Star Wards to video games. There are a few boxes dedicated to horror collectibles, and I’ve had them all at one time or another. Each one has their own hits and misses, but the one that we love the best has always been Horror Block.
Anatomy of a subscription box
If you’re anything like me, then you probably wanted to get a box for a long time, but never committed. It took months for me to actually order one. For a set price per month, the subscription box company sends you a package containing a mystery assortment of collectibles, memorabilia, etc. that you can open. Some have a different theme every month and others have a consistent one.
The fun and curse of a subscription box is you never know what you’re going to get. Generally, the value of what’s inside the box is about double what you paid for it. Some have exclusives that you won’t find anywhere else such as a Funko Pop or other item designed specifically for that company.
Many times the boxes are hit or miss and you’re left either thinking, “Wow, this is awesome” or “Is this all I get?” There’s usually one item that the star of the show.
I’ll admit that Horror Block was not my first horror subscription box. Horror Block, part of the Nerd Block collection of subscription boxes, cost $20 per month plus shipping. The other boxes I got cost $20 including shipping. I’m cheap!
What I noticed from the other boxes was there was a couple of really interesting items and several less spectacular items. I was left disappointed more months that I was not. Horror Block has a different philosophy though. Maybe the extra money put into lets them buy better items, but I was happily surprised with the items I received including horror themed playing cards, zombie cooking utensils and more.
While other boxes were giving signed horror movie stills without telling me who or what they were, Horror Block gave quality items that I would actually use.
Try them out
I would suggest anyone interested in a subscription box, no matter the subject, should go ahead and do it. It’s like Christmas every month and you never know what you’re going to find. You might be disappointed or you might be ecstatic, it’s worth it. If you want to order one, then go here.