The Stan Lee Box Subscription Unboxing & Review – April 2017

The Stan Lee Box Subscription Unboxing & Review – April 2017

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The Stan Lee Box Subscription Unboxing & Review - April 2017

 

Excelsior! The Stan Lee Box is in the process of being shipped out to fans and we have gotten the April 2017 box #3 to share with you right here. What sets this subscription apart compared to other subscriptions is that this is the first official subscription to be curated by the man himself, Stan Lee!  It’s a bi-monthly subscription that promises at least $100 in every box.

Use our referral link (with a code at the link) to get a $5 discount on your purchase.

We would like to thank POW! Entertainment for sending this box a bit early for us to review. This was purchased by us to be able to do this unboxing and review.

Availability: April 2017

The April 2017 box is themed ” It’s Not Easy Being Green,” and is filled with items from The incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Grinch and even a couple of more surprises.

Each box costs $49.99 bi-monthly, or $44.99 for annual subscribers, and the contents inside are said to over value $100 USD. In this box there are six exclusives that range from a tee shirt to comic book covers and more.

 

The first item you see inside the box is an information brochure informing you of everything that is inside the box, along with a description and the ratio of what is inside (if applicable). On the front cover is Stan Lee’s excerpt on the front talking about the creative process behind The Incredible Hulk. In it, he discusses the creation process of developing this iconic character as well as what came before that helped him come up with Bruce Banner and Hulk.

 

 

 

Hulk: Season One  – Value: $24.99 MSRP, $6.00 on Amazon.com. Released in 2012.

The graphic novel retells the beginning of The Incredible Hulk for a new generation of fans.

 

Stan Lee on Set With The Original (TV) Incredible Hulk and Thor – Value $10?

Stan Lee on set with the original Incredible Hulk and Thor from the live-action film that debut on May 22nd, 1988 on NBC. The photograph shows Lou Ferrigno (Incredible Hulk) and Eric Kramer (Thor) that were the first actors to play these characters on live-action television. The film, The Incredible Hulk Returns continued the television series, which had aired during 1978-1982. There was also a sequel in 1989 titled “The Trial of the Incredible Hulk” and “The Death of the Incredible Hulk” in 1990. This would be the last time that fans would see a live-action Hulk film like this until 2003’s Incredible Hulk, 2008, and the Avengers films.

 

 

X-Men Prime #1 Variants – Value: $4.99 cover price, $10 Variant Covers?

Here at ToyHypeUSA, we love the X-Men. In this box there are two exclusive X-Men comics from X-Men Prime #1, which are throwbacks to 1963’s classic covers. The covers are both colored and black and white, and are drawn by Todd Nauck.

 

Fun Facts Collector Card #38 – Value $2?

Stan Lee’s fun facts are a collection of his thoughts, ponderings, and stores from his life and experience in the comic world. In #38, he shares some of his favorite actors from his youth.

 

 

 

Excelsior Stan Lee stickers  Value ???

A bonus inside the box that is not mentioned in the brochure are two stickers that read Excelsior Stan Lee.

 

Todd Nauck Illustration – Value $10?

An exclusive art print is in this set as well and is also a throwback from 1963’s X-Men cover. The art print is the same as the variant comic above.

 

 

The Zodiac Legacy: Tiger Island – Paperback Edition – Value $7.99, $3.41 on Amazon.com.

This is the first story written by Stan Lee in years and it all began in 2015 with Zodiac Legacy: Convergence. This book is a continuation of the story with writer Stuart Moore and artist Paulo Henrique and have teamed up to introduce a new series of graphic novels.

When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-American teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He’ll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac.

 

Exclusive Stan Lee Jones Soda – Value ???

This bottle is a throwback from the 2008 Incredible Hulk film where Bruce Banner flees the U.S. and takes a job at a soda bottling plant in Brazil. In the film, he is eventually tracked down as a drop of his blood gets into the bottle of one of the beverages, and makes a man (Stan Lee) sick.

The bottle is flavored Green Apple Soda, and while the drink itself won’t be valuable. The bottle will be a collectors’ item.

 

Green Eggs and Stan Tee-Shirt – Value $19.99?

This tee-shirt pays homage of Dr. Seuss classic story Green Eggs and Ham. This tee-shirt is actually more than just a homage, as Stan Lee worked on the communications materials along with an elite team of select artists, including Seuss Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss) during WWII. In addition, William Saroyan and Frank Capra were also part of this time.

 

Funko Pop! Vinyl Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Groot Bobble-Head – Value $9.99, $9.99 on BigBadToyStore, $10.99 on Entertainment Earth, $7.99 on Amazon.com (on sale).

Groot has become one of the most recognizable characters since the 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy film, especially the potted Dancing Groot. This new Pop! Vinyl is based on the second film, where Groot is still tiny and adorable, but can also grow into the giant tree you saw in the first film and comics.

 

JADA Toys Metals Die Cast Avengers: Incredible Hulk – Value $11.99 on BigBadToyStore, $10.99 on Entertainment Earth, $7.99 on Amazon.com (on sale).

Since the launch of Metals Die Cast figures by JADA Toys last year, both fans and many other companies have taken notice on his highly detailed line made of both die-cast and plastic. The Incredible Hulk is a 4″ figure, and made entirely out of die-cast.

On the brochure, it states that you will get either She-Hulk or The Incredible Hulk (most likely a 50/50 split). We love what JADA Toys is doing, as does Stan Lee as previous Metals Die Cast figures were offered in earlier boxes.

 

We calculated the value based on MSRP and came up with the overall value of the box at over $110.00 USD. This is of course an estimate, and some of the value of these are less than the MSRP that we stated as we checked on Amazon. Our numbers are based on retail value, and not sale or clearance prices. With the discounts, we estimate that the value comes to $85.00 USD (and that’s not including the value of the Soda bottle). That’s pretty good for a $50 box, but less than the stated $100 value if you check to see what stores are actually charging for everything.

Overall, the contents of the box are really nice looking collectibles and there is definitely something for everyone in here. Our personal favorite are those throwback X-Men comics and the Die Cast Incredible Hulk figure.

The April 2017 box is in the process of shipping to subscribers. You can order June’s box now and make sure to Use our referral link (with a code at the link) to get a $5 discount on your purchase.

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