World’s Finest Collection fall 2019 unboxing and review: Batman 80th anniversary box
The World’s Finest Collection celebrated the 80th anniversary of Batman. Here’s an unboxing and review of the fall 2019 box from CultureFly.
CultureFly celebrated the 80th anniversary of Batman with the World’s Finest Collection fall 2019 mystery crate. What exactly would fans get in their boxes this quarter? Here’s my honest review as I unbox each of the items.
Of course, there are spoilers for the Batman mystery box if you haven’t checked yours out yet.
The box was a little mixed in my opinion. There’s a lot less that I’m going to use on a daily basis. And while I do understand that this box celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Caped Crusader, it’s still a little disappointing that CultureFly isn’t opting to highlight some of the lesser-known superheroes. I’d even settle for the likes of Batwoman/Batgirl, Supergirl, or the Teen Titans just to get something a little different to the usual main members of the Justice League. Maybe that wouldn’t fit in with the idea of “World’s Finest” but it depends on how strict CultureFly wants to be to that.
Anyway, onto the review of the World’s Finest Collection fall 2019 mystery box. I’ll do my usual of the good, the mediocre, and the bad.
The bad: The shirt, the magnets, the keychain
This is the first time that I’ve really not liked the apparel. The material is great and the T-shirt fits well, but I don’t like the design. CultureFly has tried to do something different, going retro with the 3D glasses to give us a print with a difference. That’s cool and all, but the print is really offputting to look at without the 3D glasses on. And people don’t wear the glasses fulltime!
Instead of a shirt, it would have been better to do the postcards or something similar with the 3D effect. I really don’t think I’ll be wearing the T-shirt outside the house. One of my girls can have it for sleeping in!
The magnets were also disappointing. They don’t stick to the fridge very well! The idea behind them is cool, as they stick as if the Batarangs have literally pierced into their location, but they’re a little useless for actual magnets.
Out of all the items, though, it’s the keychain that I’m least impressed with. It’s too bulky to work with my keys and won’t go anywhere else. It’s an item that I know will just end up collecting dust somewhere.
The medicore: The poster, the pin, the vinyl, the postcards
It does seem like I don’t like the majority of the World’s Finest Collection fall 2019 box, doesn’t it. Well, when I say mediocre, I do mean these are items I like but I either can’t find a use for them or they’re just okay. They’re nothing to scream from the rooftop about.
I’m sure you can guess why when you just look at the image above with some of the items. They’re just okay.
The vinyl is my favorite of all four items for one small detail: the Batarang in Batman’s hand. This just adds that extra layer to the Caped Crusader, bringing out the old-school version of him.
All the rest don’t tend to have too many special elements to them. They’re cute but that’s about it. At least the materials are good. I know that one of my daughters will want the pin and the other will want the postcards, so they’re not going to complete waste.
The good: The notebook, the mug
My two favorite items from the World’s Finest Collection fall 2019 box are the notebook and the mug. I’ll start with the mug.
I love that it’s slightly different from other mugs we’ve received in the past. This isn’t just a mug with Batman’s face on it, but it is Batman’s head. There are the ears to the mask and everything. I’ve not tried drinking out of it yet. I’m wondering if the ears make the mug a little too awkward, but that’s something to find out later.
Out of everything, the notebook is the most useable item. You can tear the pages out, so it’s like a real police notebook. And you can never have too many notebooks right. This already has pride of place on my desk as I’m always looking for something to take notes in or write out interview questions in.
While it seems like this box is bad, it’s not all miserable. There are good elements and I know that some people are going to love the poster or the postcards more than I do. However, CultureFly can do better. I’ve seen the company do better.
What do you think of the World’s Finest Collection fall 2019 box? Were you impressed with the 80th anniversary of Batman celebrations? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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