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March 2016 Comic Con Box "Justice" Review
I entered a giveaway from Comic Con Box and won, but there was a catch - the prize was meant to be given to a friend, rather than to the person who entered the contest. To my luck, I have a close friend who is also interested in the type of geeky stuff that I am, so I gifted the box to her. She did the video review with me, but I’ll be evaluating the box contents on my own.
The first item we took out of the box was a Wonder Woman POP figure. POPs are always a nice item to get in these boxes and the Women Woman POP is well-timed for the Batman vs. Superman movie (I also prefer her over Batman or Superman.) These POPs sell for about $10.
The second item was a t-shirt. I’m not normally big into t-shirts, but this one is adorable! It features a cat dressed as Clark Kent and consequently is named “Cat Kent.” Although my friend kept the other contents of this box, she decided to gift this item to me because of my huge love for cats. If you watch the video, you’ll find that I’m wearing a cat shirt in there too! I appreciate her gift because I really enjoy the design. Money-wise, I estimated this shirt’s value at $10.
The third item was a Trexi figurine with a Justice League theme. We received a Green Lantern Trexi. Neither of us had seen a Trexi figurine before and aren’t particularly impressed with them, but they’re a collectible like any other. They sell for around $7.
The fourth item was a HeroClix Man of Steel blind bag. We opened a little Superman figurine. My friend is huge into board games, and while she doesn’t have a HeroClix set, she plans to use this figurine as a game piece in some of her games (e.g. Superman in Monopoly.) Overall, this is a low-value but cute figurine that sells for around $3.
The fifth item was an exclusive Justice League poster that shows the old and new Justice League costume designs. Upon taking this poster out, we were a bit underwhelmed, but we liked the design. After finding out it is paired with an exclusive variant cover comic book (opened later on), it seems a lot cooler now. It’s valued around $5.
The sixth item was an exclusive Street Fighter art. Compared to the Justice League poster, this art is a bit nicer because it's printed onto a sturdier surface. I’ll admit, it was a bit weird to get a Street Fighter item after opening so many DC universe items, but I prefer variety over homogeneity, so I think it was a good inclusion to the box. This art is selling for around $10.
The seventh and final item was a Justice League comic book with an exclusive variant cover that matches the poster we’d previously opened. I can’t judge the contents of the book because I handed it off to my friend, but I assume it’s good. This is the highest-value item in the box, selling for around $15 on Ebay.
Overall, the March 2016 Comic Con Box contained $60 worth of items. The value of this box can mainly be attributed to the presence of exclusives, which have been sought after online. That being the case, I believe the people who would get the most enjoyment out of the box are individuals that prize exclusives and variants to their favorite comics and other fandom merch.
It took a while to identify the theme, and it appears to be “Justice.” It therefore makes sense to have Justice League merchandise, although I felt that the box skewed too heavily into that territory; I would’ve appreciated a wider variety of items. The Street Fighter art was nice, but I wasn’t quite sure how it fit the theme. However, these are minor nitpicks for people who don’t care about a box’s theme and it was good of Comic Con Box to match the box’s items to this month’s major film release.
Recommended for: people who like nerdy fandoms and value exclusive merchandise
Not recommended for: people who aren’t interested in fandoms or exclusives
Disclaimer: My friend Allison and I received this box for free after winning a giveaway.