Last week I got my new Creepy Crate from The Lineup. If you’ve seen my other reviews about this subscription box, you may remember that it has been somewhat hit or miss. Some months have been significantly better for me than others, but depending on one’s own interests and preferences someone else may be more or less impressed with the contents. I’ll include links to my previous reviews at the end of this post.
Contained within this month’s crate is some overall cool stuff. One of the things I like about this subscription box is that you never know what you’re going to get, or if there is a theme or anything. Sometimes the themes are obvious, but sometimes they aren’t. So you have no idea what to expect with one shipment to the next.
This Crate had a miniature Vincent Price bust that you can hang on your wall or leave standing. There were two really cool shot glasses. One said Arsenic and the other was Strychnine and had the antidotes for both poisons, which I thought was pretty useful if you are ever poisoned with one of those two.
There was a pair of really cute socks that when you put them together it looks like a purple Ouija board. They seem a little small, but I haven’t actually tried them on yet. There is also a “multi-purpose headwear” thingy. It’s more of a multi-purpose piece of fabric with a sweet design. You can use it as a hair tie, and a multitude of different things, though I pretty much used it to act stupid. My daughter said I looked like I was about to rob a bank.
Who doesn’t need a calendar full of serial killers and their quotes? I know I did! It’s one of those things where I didn’t know what I was missing out on until I got this and worried what I would do with it at the end of this year.
As usual, my one main complaint is the ebook code. It is once again a huge pain in the ass to download and access the offered content. I wish they would just switch to Amazon, Smashwords, or any other online platform that is more user-friendly. With every shipment, this has been the primary disappointment. While the titles offered sound like something I would very much enjoy, the frustration that comes with trying to obtain the books doesn’t feel worth the trouble; which, in my opinion, doesn’t help the authors they are trying to promote. What makes it even worse is when they don’t actually include the redemption code you need to get the book. That’s the first time this has happened, though I’m not surprised. I will probably send them an email about it, because I have to wonder how many other people are in the same situation. And no, it’s not a scratch off type of thing either, I tried! lol.
Overall, aside from the book situation, I am very satisfied with the January Creepy Crate. It provides a variety of cool items that I am really looking forward to using. I do wonder where they find this stuff. I still recommend this subscription box to horror fans. If you subscribe to a different horror-themed box, please let me know because I’m always looking for cool stuff to add to my collection.
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