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Owlcrate May 2017 Unboxing

Owlcrate May 2017 unboxing and spoilers 😀

This month, Owlcrate sent a box full of fun items inspired by the theme “Comic Explosion”.

Keep reading if you want to see all the contents!


The book selection was the YA contemporary novel Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. I started reading this book as soon as I got it and I already finished! It’s about an introverted girl who draws a really famous online comic, though she keeps her identity a secret because she doesn’t want to draw attention to her real self. I found this story very relatable since the main character fights with her own “monsters” to try and be a more outgoing and expressive friend and daughter. This book came with a letter from the author, a print, a signed bookplate and an exclusive Owlcrate cover.  Value: $17.99(12.33 on Amazon).

A Funko Pop vinyl figure! They sent 7 different random superhero characters and I got Deadpool. I’m not a big fan of these Funko figures but I know a lot of people love them and I think they go really well with the theme of this box. I’ll probably give this one to my brother since I don’t know anything about this character (except that people love to cosplay as him at Comic-Con). Value: $10.99


This mini Wonder Woman candle from Dio Candle Company. This exclusive scent was inspired by Wonder Woman’s tropical island! I can’t explain the smell really well… it reminds me of something fresh and fruity, maybe with a bit of citric. It’s really good! Definitely captures the tropical island vibes. Value: $4.50

This little bag with coffee candy that REALLY tastes like coffee. I’m pretty sure my mom will steal these… they really taste like coffee grains!  Value: $1.79

A multi color pen with 6 different inks! It has Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, Purple and Black. It also has a ‘comic attack’ design. And it’s really cute, plus it will be really useful for people with journals! (Like myself, hehe).  Value: $1.95

A sampler of this new comic called AFAR. Also really fitting with the theme, and I love getting book and comic samples! I download free samples all the time to help me decide if I should buy certain books.

Finally, this box included a zipper accessory, a collectible pin and a print with all the spoilers of the box on the other side. I especially liked the pin this time! I think that’s an Owl Super-heroine?? Cute!

This box was definitely well-thought-out! All the goodies had something to do with comics (including the book, obviously).

Well, the coffee candy is not comic related, but it was included as an extra boost of energy to help save the day. So I would say it counts! I have mixed feelings about the Funko Pop because I don’t really like collecting these figures (and I don’t even know this character), but at the same time I know it adds a lot of value to this box and I’m pretty sure my brother would love to have it! Owlcrate said a month ago that they would be sending a Funko Pop, so it wasn’t an unexpected item at all. I’m glad they chose to give that spoiler away so that non-Funko fans like me could decide if they wanted to get the box or not.

An Owlcrate box is $29.99 + shipping. You can use my discount code PRETTY15 to get 15% off your first box 🙂

According to my calculations, the value of the May box was around $37.22 (not counting the freebies like the pin, zipper accessory, comic sample, etc).

I received this box from Owlcrate in exchange for an unboxing. All opinions are my own! 🙂

Next month’s theme is:

Make it out alive“.


Which one was your favorite item? I would say the book, but I feel like that’s cheating… So, probably the candle! It’s the perfect summer scent 😀

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