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HeroCrate Launches Hero-Themed Monthly Mystery Package Service

HeroCrate Launches Hero-Themed Monthly Mystery Package Service

HeroCrate Launches Hero-Themed Monthly Mystery Package Service

U.S. Army combat veteran launches subscription-free Mystery Box Service that celebrates favorite heroes in video games, comics, TV, movies and pop culture, and ships for free!


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HeroCrate, a new “mystery package” service themed around beloved heroes — from video games, comic books, television, movies and pop culture — today announces its fourth mystery box, shipping in early November and featuring a classic video game hero, with orders closing October 21, 2014.

After returning from combat duty in Iraq, U.S. Army infantry veteran Jacob McShea struggled to adjust back to civilian life. Trying at first to simply keep busy, and always drawn to pop-culture heroes, Jacob and his brother Zachary launched HeroCrate in June 2014 with little fanfare and even less marketing know-how.


Despite this, their first two HeroCrates, themed around Marvel Comic’s The Incredible Hulk and DC Comic’s Batman, sold out almost instantly. The third and most recently shipped HeroCrate was themed after Yoda from Star Wars.

“My brother and I came up with the idea and wanted to do something different. We wanted to focus an entire box on one character rather than a general theme for each month,” said Jacob McShea, Founder and CEO of HeroCrate. “We have always been drawn to hero characters and wanted something to highlight our favorites while encouraging our community with the message that we ALL have the potential to be heroes. Using our motto Defend Your Inner Hero, we moved forward on the idea and took to social media to build awareness. The results and positive response have been humbling.”


HeroCrate sets itself apart from other “mystery package” services by offering a subscription-free monthly package themed around a new popular heroic icon, with a hint given out every month prior to shipment. Every HeroCrate is sold for a flat $29.99 with free two-day shipping and includes 4-6 pieces of merchandise. It is also the only crate of its kind that guarantees a T-Shirt with every package. Each month, one lucky HeroCrate buyer will be the recipient of a “golden ticket” that wins them The Super HeroCrate, a crate so epic that its contents are valued over $400!

HeroCrate has teamed up with some of the hottest gaming brands, ThinkGeek and military charity Operation Supply Drop, to include the following items in the current Super HeroCrate:

  • NVIDIA SHIELD Gaming Portable
  • Elgato Game Capture HD
  • Console Wars (Hardcover Edition) – by Blake J. Harris
  • Build-On Brick Mug (A ThinkGeek Creation)
  • HeroCrate Mystery Gift
  • Alterna Originals Trading Card Packs


Jake has instilled the morals and values from his time of service into this company. HeroCrate’s motto and mission will always be: Defend Your Inner Hero & Leave No One Behind.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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