Well, that was a longer break than I was intending to take, but between editing a ridiculously long video, visiting family, and wrapping presents, the subscription stuff kinda got forgotten about. So let’s get these last few out as quickly as possible so we can move on with Christmas, shall we?
This Horror Block was not wanted, so let’s just start out with that. I ended up with it because of the rotten cancellation system that Nerd Block has, so that put me in a bit of a foul mood about it right from the get-go. Then my husband went and told me that he thought it was the worst box we’d ever gotten. So on that pleasant note, let’s go to the video:
I may have been a little hard on this t-shirt in the video. It’s not a bad design, and it does feature the most famous Dracula actor of all time, but it’s just not a great-looking shirt to me. I’m not a big fan of shirts that are entirely FACE, and he’s so damn creepy with those eyes that I just can’t envision myself wearing this. Oh well, nice try I guess.
Approximate value: $15
Now, whereas I may have been a little hard on the t-shirt in the video, I don’t think I was hard enough on this “cleaning cloth”. This is just so stupid. I don’t know, maybe some people might like this, but I can’t fathom having this blood-spattered towel/cloth hanging up in my house. Maybe as a Halloween decoration, but we’re past Halloween now, so I think this is really cheap, silly filler.
Approximate value: I dunno…what does a facecloth cost? About $3?
“Twilight Zone” Springz dashboard accessory:
I hate this thing. I really do. There’s really nothing nice I can say about it. I personally think the Springz dashboard accessories are a little cheap looking to begin with, but this one is also just outrageously ugly, and I’m not exactly a Twilight Zone fan so I can’t even appreciate it for that aspect. Bleh.
Approximate value: about $10?
“Rue Morgue” magazine:
Ugh. How many times do I have to talk about how I don’t even read these magazines and they are therefore a total waste of box space for me? Some people love them, I’m sure, but I’m just not one of those.
Approximate value: $10
“Teddy-Bear Girl” autographed print:
I’ll grant that – even though I don’t know who this character is – this is a pretty neat print. As I said in the video, I’m a sucker for a good piece of art, and I consider this to be a good piece of art. Maybe we’ll hang it up somewhere among my husbands horror movies and collectibles.
Approximate value: $5?
“Sharknado” David Hasselhoff Bobblehead statue:
I almost want to like this because it’s enormous and easily the highest value item in the box, but I just can’t say all that much good about it. I like the Sharknado movies, but this just isn’t a cool collectible to me. It’s a bit funny, but I don’t envision it looking nice on one of my shelves. Sorry, I just think it was a bit of a miss for me.
Approximate value: $20
Total approximate value of box: $63
Total approximate cost to me: $40
So I can’t really say a whole lot about the value because I took a wild stab in the dark for many of the individual items’ values. Almost everything in this box was “exclusive” to the box, making it difficult to really say what anything is worth.
But here’s the thing: pretty much nothing in this box is worth anything to me. I have to agree with my husband that this box was just overwhelmingly awful. Pretty much the only thing I liked in it was the Teddy-Bear Girl print, and I don’t even know who that character is…plus it’s probably the least valuable thing in the box.
I don’t really want to say too much more because how many times can I really say that I didn’t like something? Horror Block hasn’t impressed me for a long time, but they’ve really, really unimpressed me with this specific box.
What did you guys think? Was the box a hit or a miss? What was your favorite item? Least favorite? Would you actually use that blood-spattered washcloth? Please share!