What’s this? A super-late Horror Block unboxing? Don’t mind if I do!
So June’s Horror Block wasn’t the best, but I definitely liked it better than my husband, who pretty much thought it was complete junk. Let’s take a look at the breakdown for more info.
The Purge “Survive the Night” t-shirt: Okay, one thing I will definitely say right off the bat is that almost all of the t-shirts included in Horror Block have been horrible, and this one is no different. My husband and I both love horror stuff, but we’re not into wearing shirts with big, creepy, ugly faces on them, which is what about 90% of the Horror Block t-shirts are like. A silhouette of Freddy Krueger? Cool. Jason Voorhees peeking out from behind a tree? Cool. Ugly-ass face with black circles around his eyes and an upside-down cross on his forehead? Gross and not wearable, at least not in this house. Sorry, Horror Block, this shirt is another miss. I’ll still give it my usual value of $15, but I’m not happy about it.
Alien Egg silicone ice cube mold: I’m really winding up with a collection of these ice makers, though I’m not really complaining because they can be pretty funny during a night of drinks with friends. This newest one makes alien eggs, which is definitely amusing to me, at least, and would probably be cool for a drink with a nice green tinge to it. I was able to find this particular mold for as low as $12, so that’s what I’m going with today.
Stuffed Chtulhu toy: Okay, I’m going to admit that I don’t know a whole hell of a lot about Chtulhu, aside from the fact that he’s some big, powerful, creepy god, and that there has been an ass load of merchandise made of him, of which this item is one. It’s the only item of its kind that I own, and that’s definitely not a complaint because he’s adorable as sin. I couldn’t find this particular stuffy anywhere online, but based on the plethora of other stuffed Chtulhus and what things like this usually go for in the local comic shops, I’m estimating it at about $10.
Scream “Ghostface” Re-Action figure: As I mentioned in the video, I am not for these particular figures. I understand why they came up with them – for the nostalgic retro factor – but I think they’re cheap and chintzy, and as my husband said, you have to keep them in the packaging or they look like the junkiest thing ever. This particular one is Ghostface from the Scream franchise, and that’s pretty much all I have to say about that. The Re-Action figures go for about $10
Rue Morgue magazine: And, as always, there is a magazine that I have no intention to read. I can’t really complain about these items since they do add a decent value to the box and lots of people probably enjoy getting them, but they just aren’t for me. Regardless, this one values at the same as they usually do: approximately $10.
Total approximate value of box: $57
Total cost to me: $36
So the value isn’t too bad, that’s for sure, but you can see from the breakdown that the ratio of items I like to items I don’t is pretty off. The ice maker and the little stuffed Chtulhu are pretty cool, but the shirt is ugly, the Re-Action figure is extremely “meh”, and the magazine is the same as it always is: something I just won’t read. That means that there’s only about a $22 value to the stuff I like, which you’ll notice is a lot less than what I paid.
And with that note, I have in fact cancelled my Horror Block subscription. I’ll be getting one more, so look forward to that, but it will be the last one because I just haven’t been enjoying Horror Block for ages now. I’ve gotten an item here, an item there, but overall the boxes have been pretty disappointing and it’s time to stop wasting my money on them.
What do you think? Did you receive a Horror Block for June? What was your favorite item? Least favorite? Do you think Horror Block is worth the cost? Please share!