The Perfect Box for Horror Fans!!
by Leigh written today
I got my first box on the 16th after signing up the first week of January, so I knew I had a wait, as well as the shipping via freight. I am a huge horror fan, and I could tell that the owners of NRB are true horror/mystery/sci-fi book fans and that's a huge plus. I've been with other subs that say they include "horror" but it turns out to be some "romance with paranormal undertones", which for some is great, but not my style. This was such a great find! When I got my box finally, I actually sat myself down to take my time and to enjoy the unwrapping process. The first thing I noted was the care of each item placed within the box, to make sure nothing happened during transit. On top was the card with a write up of all the items and where they are from, with the reveal of the next month's theme. The first item I pulled out was the shirt and it's theme was for one of my fave horror movies of all time, which made me so happy. After trying it on, it wears true to size, which is the best way to go when including apparel in sub boxes. Next item was another "wearable item" - a custom bandana with a badass print on it (I won't divulge too much if there are those who haven't gotten theirs yet). The next was a really awesome enamel pin. I'm a huge collector of these types of pins (thanks to Bam Box <3 ) so this definitely adds to my collection! Then came the two books: one softcover and the other a hardcover. The hardcover is a brand new book by a famous Japanese author and the softcover is an older book, but still sounded amazing. I have since finished the softcover book (loved it). Then I pulled out a bookmark with a creepy scene on it and it was a nice stock paper bookmark with a gloss finish. Nothing flimsy. Next came an amazing, super creepy art print. The last item was a lager bar glass which was really nice and had one of my fave horror books represented on it. I definitely feel like I got my money's worth and it was so worth the wait!! One thing I'd like to say as well is that they have amazing customer service. I had to reach out to them following their newsletter about a shipping option update (which will help those in the States receive their boxes faster) and had a really lovely back and forth with one of the owners. It's so personable and you can tell that they really want to create a box that they would love to get every month and it shows. The quality is amazing and if i had to put a value guesstimate on it, I would say this box (February) would be worth about $100, give or take about $10. (just my guess). Also, one other reason why I really like them: they are a Veteran owned company and as a wife of a Veteran myself and working with my husband in a Veteran owned business as well, I love being able to support the endeavors of those who served in our Military. So I am really excited to receive March's box and see what the rest of the year has to bring. If you love horror, this is so the box for you!!!
Not a fan!
by Heather written today
While I love the "idea" of this box, my 3 month subscription was to say the least a disappointment. Out of the 2 books there was one decent one. If you want a box full of random items that don't relate what-so-ever besides being somewhat horror themed, then this is the box for you. Also a huge deal for me with a box subscription is shipping reliability, which this company totally failed in! They have supposedly fixed it though. On average each of the 3 boxes I received took 3 weeks, that's right 3 weeks to reach me. I personally will not be ordering this again.
by Rachel written yesterday
I received my first box and let me tell you I was extremely disappointed!! For the cost of the box each month I was expecting much more in each box. I was previously subscribed to a different crate which was 15 dollars less with more items. Immediately cancelled.