Lots of my friends do some form or another of subscription service. Whether it’s Blue Apron or Lootcrate or Graze or Comic Bento, every month they’re getting a mystery box of goods, often with exclusive or special-release items. Well, fans of Privateer Press can now get their own, specially-made box, as they have announced the launch of their own subscription box service called MiniCrate.
From the announcement:
Privateer Press, publishers of WARMACHINE and HORDES, announced the launch of its first subscription box, MiniCrate, a service that will deliver exclusive, limited-edition miniatures directly to players and hobbyists every month beginning in October.
The MiniCrate program is offered as a monthly subscription service. Each shipment contains a single exclusive, limited-edition miniature and a corresponding Collector’s Card featuring the miniature’s concept art that can only be acquired through the Privateer Press’ MiniCrate program. Subscriptions are offered as month-to-month Collector subscriptions or six-month VIP subscriptions. VIP subscribers get a free seventh bonus mini that will ship with their first delivery as well as gaining access to other special offers and promotions.
Domestic U.S. pricing is $16.99 per month for a Collector subscription and $98.99 for a VIP subscription. Prices include shipping. Subscribers will have automatic rebilling to ensure there are no gaps in their subscriptions. International costs will vary.
The first MiniCrate miniature, “Swamp Siren,” is a variant of the Swamp Horror Minions model made for HORDES and will ship to subscribers in October. Future miniatures will be revealed as surprises to subscribers with sketches and hints of what’s to come. Subscriptions will be available at www.mini-crate.com beginning July 14.
“MiniCrate is all about celebrating the artistry of fine-scale miniatures,” said Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson. “While MiniCrate minis can be used in Privateer Press games, our main goal is to create exciting and memorable characters that anyone who is passionate about miniatures collecting and hobbying is going to love. We’re also going to have some diabolical fun while we’re at it—just wait until the videos start rolling out!”
Each exclusive, limited-edition miniature created for MiniCrate will be produced one time in a single production run. After the production run, Privateer plans to destroy the molds in as spectacular a fashion as they can devise. The retiring of each mold will be recorded on video and released via Privateer’s YouTube channel for all to enjoy.