Everybody wants in on the nerdy subscription box action, but why wonder which companies will participate each month when you can go straight to the source? Robert Kirkman and David Alpert‘s multimedia company Skybound is getting in on the action, and in keeping with the massive scale of licenses like The Walking Dead, it has an appropriate name: the MegaBox. With contents valued at approximately $90-$100 if they were offered at retail (and the majority won’t be), each mystery box is just $49.99, or $179.96 for a yearly subscription of four.
So what’s inside? You’re guaranteed at least the following four exclusive items: an T-shirt, enamel pin, special comic book, and a 5-inch McFarlane Toys action figure (most likely a Walking Dead variant, since that’s the only current McFarlane line in that scale, unless they surprise and debut a new one here first). Partners include Yesterdays for enamel pins, Image Comics, and others to be determined.
The first box will ship in December of 2016, and as of this writing, you have 26 days to get it in time for the holidays. I like to imagine they have a sort of twisted Santa’s workshop, where Rick Grimes points a gun at everyone and demands to know: “How many orders have yuh filled? How many people have yuh billed? Why?” You alone can help them answer those questions.
Is there room in your life for a Skybound MegaBox? Do you know someone who would want one? If it does well, will there be a second, spin-off box called “Fear the MegaBox”? These are things we ponder…and you should too, in comments below.