Saturday, December 19, 2015
Marvel Collector Corps attains top sub box status with its GUARDIANS theme.
Review by Matt CummingsThe subscription box industry is an inconsistent mess, propped up by an amazing reveal one month, then a disaster the next (see our Geek Fuel lamentations HERE and HERE). The problem seems to be QUALITY and TIMING, with Fuel offering cheap Christmas goods that had very little to do with Star Wars, which is what every December box should be doing. Their November box was also a letdown, filled with slightly more interesting items, but nowhere near their spectacular September submission. While we haven't yet seen Loot Crate's offering, we're worried about the effect that this whipsaw is having on geek lovers everywhere. Why buy a 'mystery box' when it's clear that sometimes these providers are merely robbing Hot Topic and Spencer's of its marked-down merch? As the answers continue to vex us, one box has made quality and timing its #1 goals: Marvel Collector Corps. This month's GUARDIANS theme moves them to the top spot and makes us reconsider the month-to-month model altogether. The Promise May June August October LOOT CRATE REVIEWS March April May June July August September GEEK FUEL REVIEWS October November December Discuss this review with fellow SJF fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.