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May 2017 TMNT Box Review

Another month has passed, so it’s time to talk about a new TMNT Box! This review will focus on the $9.99 subscription tier, revealing what you’ll find in the box when it arrives on your doorstep. Although the items on display this time aren’t necessarily as interesting, the value of merchandise still holds up fairly well. At the very least, it’s always nice to get an awesome new TMNT shirt each month!

Gorillaz TMNT Shirt

As you can see in the image above, the Ninja Turtles shirt is fairly unique. For those who haven’t picked up on the inspiration for this design, it’s worth noting that this is intended as a reference to the album cover of Gorillaz – Demon Days. The artwork was crafted by Cal Gee of the Pens & Pixels PopCast, and it’s absolutely beautiful. Even if you’re not a fan of Gorillaz, you have to admit that this interpretation of our heroes in a half shell is very stylish and well crafted.

Sweatbands may not be everyone's cup of tea, but at least they feature two of the turtles! Image Source: Justin W.
Sweatbands may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but at least they feature two of the turtles!

TMNT Sweatbands

Although these aren’t really the most valuable items in the TMNT box, they are definitely nice. Featuring Raphael and Donatello from the original animated series, these sweatbands are fairly stylish and pretty high quality as well. As you can no doubt imagine, they stretch to fit around pretty much any size of wrist and they are quite comfortable. Heck, you’d probably look pretty good wearing these two sweatbands along with your new TMNT t-shirt!

Michelangelo Cut-out Figurine

When you’re done putting on the new wardrobe, you can check out the included postcard and cut-out your very own Michelangelo figurine! This is essentially TMNT paper craft, but the quality of the postcard is high enough that it’ll probably stand the test of time. This may be a relatively small addition to the TMNT box, but it’s still a fun little project. Besides which, if you complete the figurine and post a picture of it with #TMNTBOX, you can get entered to win a Mega Crate worth over $200!

This paper craft Mikey is a nifty little addition to the TMNT Box. Image Source: Justin W.
This paper craft Mikey is a nifty little addition to the TMNT Box.

Final thoughts

The value of this TMNT box definitely isn’t as high as we saw in April. That being said, it’s still worth the $9.99 a month. Although they claim the t-shirt is worth $25, I’d have to say it’s probably closer to the $15-$20 range. That being said, it was a nice shirt with a unique design that you won’t find anywhere else. The sweatbands are easily worth another $5, and the paper craft would probably run you $1-$2 for similarly designed products.

In total, the contents of this box are easily worth over $20. The items included might not appeal to everyone, but they are pretty darn awesome. I would have liked to see more items like the pin and coin we got last time, and I’ve heard rumors that they plan to continue with at least one of these collectibles in future boxes. This time around, the value was definitely there, but the merchandise wasn’t necessarily as awesome as it has been in the past. Regardless, if we can keep getting at least this amount of value out of the TMNT box, it will still be worth the fairly affordable cost of subscription.

What do you think? If you’re a subscriber, were you happy with the contents of this TMNT box? If not, will this package convince you to subscribe? Share your thoughts either in the comments below or on Facebook/Twitter.

Editor's Rating

7.0
Although this box wasn't necessarily up to the same quality as past boxes, it still included some really cool and unique merchandise that you won't find everywhere else. It was definitely worth the price of subscription.
May 2017 TMNT Box 7.0

The Author

Justin W

Justin W

My name is Justin Wren and I love to write about the TMNT! I've been a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan since the late 80's. Back then, I would watch the original animated series and play with the Playmates toys all the time. I have been following the boys ever since I was a kid, and I'm very happy to see them back in the limelight after all these years. Needless to say, I'm proud to be a member of the team on this awesome TMNT Fan Site!

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