The first TMNT Box of 2018 is officially here, and it’s looking pretty darn good. Although this package contained a few familiar items, everything included was either nostalgic or stylish in some way. This time around, we have yet another exclusive TMNT t-shirt featuring original artwork, an additional TMNT collectible coin and a really nice TMNT pin. Say what you will about a potential lack of creativity, but I think January’s subscription box was definitely a winner.
SPLINTER T-SHIRTThis isn’t the first time the TMNT Box has sent us a Splinter t-shirt, but unlike the last shirt they sent, this one is much more elegant. The design of this TMNT t-shirt is very simplistic, but it’s also incredibly respectful of the character. After all, Master Splinter is a rather soft-spoken mentor who uses his staff only when necessary, and this artwork does a fantastic job of depicting that side of his nature.
RAPHAEL LAPEL PIN
If you’ve been paying attention to these reviews, chances are that you’re aware of the awesome Michelangelo pin that was shipped with the November 2017 TMNT Box. The collectible pin in question was based on artwork from the Mirage comics, and it would appear that they have decided to continue with this design concept. As you can see, January’s package came with a very similar Raphael pin. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t be happier to see yet another TMNT pin based on the origins of our heroes in a half shell.
These TMNT coins have become a very familiar sight over the past year, so it probably won’t surprise anyone to see them yet again in this package. That said, it’s worth noting that this TMNT coin includes Shredder — a character that originally appeared on the first collectible coin they created. At this point, it would appear that the TMNT Box has officially run out of ideas for these items. With all of that said, Splinter and Shredder work very well as different sides of the same coin, so it’s fair to say that this a pretty nice addition to the box.
Yes, it grows a little tiresome seeing yet another coin, pin, and t-shirt in the TMNT Box. Nonetheless, it must be said that the design concept behind each item in this package was very strong. I was very happy to see yet another TMNT pin based on the mirage comics, and I really enjoyed the simplistic Splinter t-shirt as well. While I remain hopeful that 2018 will bring some new ideas and interesting new collectibles to the table, I have to admit that this subscription box is still very much worth the price of only $9.99 a month.