Pusheen Box is an officially licensed quarterly subscription box that delivers a ton of Pusheen goodness at $100+ retail value. The box may include items such as stationery, clothing, accessories and typically contains an exclusive vinyl figure. Most of the other items also tend to be either exclusives or rare first editions available to subscribers before being sold commercially.
Cost: $43.95 USD every quarter.
Shipping Costs: $6 to the US, $20 to Canada & $25 – $30 internationally.
Mailed Out: Mid-December 2016 / Mid-April 2017 / Mid-July 2017 / Mid-Oct 2017
Payment Method: Credit Card and Paypal.
**Note: subscriptions renew automatically**
My box was shipped on October 19th and arrived November 7th. A bit longer than I wait for most boxes, but well worth it!
I will note that there’s normally a contents card, but it doesn’t seem like the Fall box included one – at least, I didn’t receive it and I haven’t seen one mentioned or posted on social media. Not a big deal, just a bit odd, but hey, I got everything I was meant to and nothing broke, so all good in my book! \o/
OVERVIEW OF CONTENTS
Pusheen Pumpkin-Scented Air Freshener: this has a very sweet scent, which I don’t think is how a pumpkin smells? But I don’t have much to do with the vegetable, so I could be wrong. Regardless, this will look adorable hanging in the car – Pusheen cheerfully popping out of that pumpkin cracks me up! :D
Pusheen Sticky Notes (similar item is $8 USD): I have a love/hate relationship with cute sticky notes – on one hand, yay for a practical item! On the other, THIS IS TOO CUTE TO USE. D: I can’t write all over Pusheen’s chubby little body! This will end up as decoration at my office desk because I can’t bring myself to deface Pusheen, lol.
Pusheen Pen: I love this! A Pusheen pen alone would be cool enough, but this one comes with a mini-Pusheen charm attached to it! AWESOME <3 When the pen runs out of ink, I can detach the charm and put it on my bag or something, so that’s cool. ^_^
Pusheen Fall Notebook (similar notebook $9.80 USD): I’ve received a fair few notebooks in my subscription boxes, but this is hands down THE MOST ADORABLE. (yes, I’m going to be overusing that word in this review, shh)
I will probably regift this as I don’t write in notebooks much; if I need to make a note, I’ll save a memo on my phone. Buuuut…I don’t know if I can bring myself to let go of this, even if I’ll never use it. *ponders* Maybe another item to sit on my desk as decoration…
Pusheen Coasters: of all the items in this box, these coasters are what made me literally squeal out loud with glee because OMG, HOW SO CUUUUUTE.
Dancing Pusheen on the left is my favorite, look at her bopping away!
I really like the silicone material these coasters are made out of so that they sit nicely on the table without sliding around. There’s also a raised ‘lip’ around the edges to keep your mug in place or to prevent any droplets from spilling onto the table. So fantastic AND well-made. :D
Pusheen Ears & Tail Costume Set: (hair pins are $6.80 USD) I can’t see myself ever wearing this, but it’s a nice idea to include something for people who didn’t have Halloween costumes sorted, this would make a quick lazy outfit for the spooky season! The plush material is so wonderfully soft and it’s soothing to pet it, however creepy that may look…I need to get myself a Pusheen plushie ASAP if they’re made of the same material.
I had lunch with my friend Katherine and her baby today, so I’ve regifted this to her with the stern admonition that as soon as the child grows enough hair for these cat ears to be securely clipped on, Katherine has to dress her up as Pusheen. >:D The only real point to children is dressing them up in adorable outfits, imo!
Pusheen Sweater (similar item $36 USD): YAAAAAS. I’ve wanted Pusheen clothing for so long, but it’s super expensive to order from the merch website, so I’m loving this sweater! The design is fairly basic, Pusheen isn’t dressed up in any wacky outfits (for the Fall box, you think Pusheen might be in a Halloween costume or in a pile of leaves or something), but I’m happy with it anyway. I went with the largest unisex size so I can lounge around in this at home in comfort. <3
Pusheen Teacup & Saucer (mug is $11.99 USD): I was excited and worried when I heard about this spoiler as I feared for the safety of my teacup set as it traveled around the globe. Thankfully the secure packaging in a separate box with bubble wrap inside kept it safe and sound!
What an absolutely adorable set! I love how Pusheen is presiding over apples on top of the pie saucer! Apple pie is my favorite, so this is just perfect for me <3 It also ties into the fall theme in a subtle way, which I appreciate. ^_^
Bat Pusheen Vinyl Figure (mini-plush is $11.99 USD): Pusheen has dressed up as a brightly colored bat for Halloween!
At first this figure made me a little uncomfortable because I was like ‘But – where are Pusheen’s arms?!’ I’m rationalizing it away that she’s got her arms tucked inside the bat-wings so she can flap them all spooky-like and now I’m good with it! :)
My figure doesn’t stand up properly and Pusheen has to be leaned against a solid surface to ensure she doesn’t tip over, but that’s only a minor niggle. This is just so damn cute and will look great next to my Mermaid Pusheen from the Summer box. :D
Curation: I do think everything in this box is super cute because DUH, it’s Pusheen! <3 However, I didn’t really feel the Fall theme coming through with all the items. The pen and sticky notes were a bit generic, and while I love the coasters and the sweater is cute, they don’t give off much of a Fall vibe. Personally, I’m not too fussed, the most important factor is that I LIKE the items, but I do think that if you’re going to have a theme, there should be some attempt at cohesiveness.
Worth It? This cost me $95.03 AUD, which is the most that I’ve ever splashed out on a box! Thank goodness Pusheen Box only ships quarterly, otherwise I’d be broke. D: They promise $100+ value in every box, so have they lived up to their word? Well, the value of the comparable items I’ve found on the Pusheen merchandise site add up to $84.58 USD, which doesn’t include the air-freshener, pen, the tail in the costume set or the coasters. I’d definitely say those items are worth more than the $15 left before the total value exceeds $100!
Personal Rating: 4 out of 5 kitties approve this box!
(I purchased this box, and this review is based on my personal opinion. No compensation was received)