Well folks, the countdown ended this morning — and the contents of the Mystery Box are…
So it turns out that you can buy your own Mystery Box – a nice one – it’s handcrafted wood box made of 100 year old reclaimed wood, locked, and iron-branded and featuring an alpha-numeric combination lock. It includes a letterpressed note from J.J. Abrams enclosed in a kraft paper envelope, stamped with a black wax seal.
Inside the box are 12 decks of Mystery Box playing cards. Super nice playing cards – they’re individually wrapped in letterpressed kraft paper, with the Mystery Box question mark emblem printed on the front and art direction by J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Bayme. You can also just buy individual decks of playing cards for $9.99.
For each deck purchased, Bad Robot will donate $1 to 826 National, a non-profit dedicated to promoting creative writing in schools and workshops around the USA.
Are you disappointed? Well, come on… Arguably, no matter what was in that box – we were bound to feel disappointed! That’s the POINT of the mystery box – our imagination knows no bounds. The mystery of what COULD be inside, inspires us to think (sorry for this) outside the box. It inspires us to realms of creativity that we didn’t know we possessed. The mystery of what might be in the box, is always going to be better than what’s in the box. Always.