It looks like Azii has caught the sub box addiction from me… though discovering geek themed sub boxes probably would have happened irrespective of my own boxes, haha. He’s had another sub box for a few months and it’s been good but not exciting enough to make me want to blog about it. But last month we got introduced to Infinity Crate (Thank you Sarah!) and Azii, instantly, asked his Mum if he could get a sub from her, for Christmas.
His first box, the November box, has an Animation theme which is a theme he’s had from another company but we weren’t too impressed with their offerings; we really had high hopes for Infinity crate being able to pull it off much more successfully. The thing that makes IC stand out from other sub boxes is the fact that they ask you to fill in various categories of likes, when you sign up, which they will try to stick to when they put the box together. Now, obviously, you’re not always going to get things off your lists, it depends upon the theme and upon what they have available (for example, if you aren’t a fan of animation then regardless of your likes, you’re not going to be over the moon – Thankfully Azii likes animation a lot!)
Like I said, with a previous sub box we were a little underwhelmed by the items they included for animation but the moment we saw this card we had high hopes, just look at the great variety of characters even on here!
And here’s what he got! We were both very impressed with what’s in there – I’ve, since, spoken to other subscribers and it really does sound like the boxes are varied and what Azii has got fits really well with his interests.
The thing that you can see rolled up in the pic above is this cute little print – I love it, there’s just so many of our favourites on there plus others that we like that we might not consider absolute favourites, very cool. (I think everyone got this)
I believe that everyone got this little dude, too. Jake, from Adventure time, has appeared in previous sub boxes and he’s really rather cool. I’ve not watched the full show but clips of it are funny and we think it’s something Ethan will like in the future. Azii’s not mad for it but he does like it, himself, too. Rather cute little plush keychain!
The Simpsons seem an obvious thing for an animation box but what’s cool is that they’ve appeared in a pair of socks – They were rather prevalent in the box by the other company but in the form of items that we’ll never really use. We like the Simpsons, we don’t Love the Simpsons, but everyone needs socks and these are rather fitting for Azii (he’s not a morning person). I think other subscribers got other pairs of socks, I’ve seen other Simpsons designs and Minnie ones (I kinda wish he’d got Minnie ones, I’d have loved to wear them, but I guess they had to base the items based on the fact that he’s male).
We like the turtles and I always liked Leonardo because he’s the purple turtle, haha. A cute little addition to the box – I love that there’s a lot of different things in the box, even though the majority are lower value; when you only get one or two things, despite the value, you’ve got much smaller odds of loving things and if you get a large item, but you don’t like it, there’s very little else – Whereas, in this box, there’s lots of little things and we’ve both liked all of them.
Edit Been reminded that Donatello is the purple turtle… but Azii’s badge is purple with the name Leo on it. Very confusing, I am guessing it’s meant to be blue but it is just a blue purple… so ignore the above, the badge is still cool though!
Another reason why it’s good to get lots more smaller things is because Infinity Crates always have a Pop Vinyl figure, in them, and they’re quite high value on their own. Azii got sent ‘Perfect Cell’ from Dragonball Z and Dragonball Z is a show that he listed as one of his likes, on his profile. I’ve never watched Dragonball Z but I loved the original Dragonball series so I think this is rather cool.
Azii was Very, Very happy about this.
And This was the best thing in the box – I absolutely Love this Pokemon tee with Charmander, Charmeleion and Charizard on it (you have to look closely to see all three!) This tee is definitely deriving from Azii’s list of likes (there was a variety of other tee’s available this month) and Azii absolutely loves it too. Similarly to the Pop, the IC comes with a tee every month, too, just hope they’re always as awesome as this!
With these boxes you pay £16.99 for one month, or you can get a 3 month or a 6 month sub – The bigger subs have the money taken out in a lump sum but they do end up costing less overall; a 3 month sub ends up with each box costing £15.49 and the 6 month results in the boxes costing £14.99. Even if you pay more a month the value of these boxes are great; the Pop and the tee are worth around £20, minimum.
Azii got the 6 month sub, thanks to his lovely Mum, so there’s 5 more exciting boxes to come. And… as if that wasn’t enough, Infinity Crate also do Christmas Crates. I have been stuck what to get for Azii, and still had some of my Xmas budget for Ethan so I’ve ordred Azii a Christmas Crate and Ethan a Kid Crate. Sadly they’ve sold out, now, sorry, but I’ll be blogging them so you know to look out for them in the future!