How Do The Asset Drop Subscriptions Work Again?

How Do The Asset Drop Subscriptions Work Again?

The way that subscriptions work can be confusing at the best of times, but with 3 different Asset Drop boxes to choose from, we admit that it can get a little convoluted! This article is designed to explain how each of our subscriptions work, so you know what to expect when you join us.

All our subscriptions are only available until they sell out for that month. In this article, you can find out the say they will open, but when they close will vary depending on how quickly we sell out. This can be very quick due to a high demand for places! To avoid missing out, sign up to our email list on the front page of the website to be emailed when each box is available again.

At the moment, we have three distinctive boxes (aka 'drops') that you can choose from. You can subscribe to one, two, or even all three of them. Once you've bought a subscription on the store, it automatically renews so you never have to buy it again and there will always be a box for you each month, even if the website says they're Sold Out. The boxes are only Sold Out for new people, not current subscribers. 

Here's a brief summary of what the boxes contain:

  • Core Supplies: Discovery - contains 7-10 miniature paints and a 16-side painting guide
  • Great Paints: Heroines - contains a female miniature, scenic base, basing bits & 3-4 paints
  • Great Paints: Monsters - contains a monster miniature, scenic base, basing bits & 3-4 paints
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Core Supplies: Discovery Box - A Monthly Subscription

This box is a monthly subscription, so you receive it each month on a recurring basis. Once you’ve decided to become a subscriber, you buy this subscription box on our store. You are charged for the latest month’s box when you checkout.

Box Availability: as an example, Nov’s Discovery box is available to subscribe to from the 1st Nov. Subscriptions for that box will close when the box has Sold Out for November, which could only be in a couple of days from opening. It's best to be on our email list to avoid missing out!

Box Shipping: the Discovery box will always ship on the 27th of the month, or the closest day after that if it happens to fall on a weekend/ public holiday. So for Nov's box, it will be Tuesday 27th Nov.

Renewals: your subscription to the Discovery box will automatically renew each month so you avoid missing out on a drop. All Discovery box renewals go through on the 7th of the month for that month's drop.

For example, if you buy Nov’s Discovery box on the 9th Nov, your subscription will automatically renew for Dec’s Discovery box on the 7th Dec. If you do not want your subscription to renew, it’s no problem! Simply head to your Customer Account and either Skip the next month, or Cancel your subscription altogether before the 7th of the month.

Subscriptions Open:

8th of month

e.g. Subs for Nov's box open on the 8th Nov

Discovery Box Ships:

27th of month

e.g. 27th Nov for
Nov’s Box

Subscription Renews:

7th of following month

e.g. 7th Dec for
Dec’s Box

Note: Once you’ve bought the Discovery box on our store, your order becomes a monthly subscription. You do not need to buy it again each month as it will renew for you e.g. if you buy Nov’s box, your subscription will automatically renew for Dec’s box.

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Great Paints: Heroines Box - A Monthly Subscription

This box is also a monthly subscription and works in exactly the same way as the Discovery box (check out the section above if you haven't already). Those two boxes actually make a great pair as they run on the same schedule, and are available to subscribe to together in the Combo Box option on our store.

Subscriptions Open:

8th of month

e.g. Subs for Nov's box open on the 8th Nov

Heroines Box Ships:

27th of month

e.g. 27th Nov for
Nov’s Box

Subscription Renews:

7th of following month

e.g. 7th Dec for
Dec’s Box

Note: Once you’ve bought the Heroines box on our store, your order becomes a monthly subscription. You do not need to buy it again each month as it will renew for you e.g. if you buy July’s box, your subscription will automatically renew for August’s box.

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Great Paints: Monsters Box - An Every 2 Months Subscription

This box is a little different to our Discovery and Heroines boxes because it runs on a 2 month cycle, instead of every month. This is because it’s a more expensive box with a larger miniature inside, and so receiving a new box “every other month” gives subscribers more time to paint their new mini and spreads out the cost.

As a new subscriber, you can buy this subscription box for the first time on our store once it's available. 

Box Availability: as an example, if the next available Monster Box is September's, subscriptions will open the month before: 1st - 31st August/ Sold Out. After the 31st August, subscriptions will close again for a whole month until they reopen on 1st October for November’s box (after being closed for the month of September). In this way, you are pre-ordering the Monster Box.

Box Shipping: the Monster box will ship around the 27th of the month, or the closest day after that if it happens to fall on a weekend/ public holiday. So for September’s box that would be Thursday 27th September.

Renewals: your subscription to the Monster box will automatically renew for the next box so you avoid missing out on a drop. All Monster box renewals go through on the 10th of the month after you receive your box.

For example, if you buy September’s Monster box on the 6th August, your subscription will automatically renew for December’s Monster box on the 10th October (the month after your last box shipped, which in this example was on 27th September). If you do not want your subscription to renew, it’s no problem! Simply head to your Customer Account and either Skip the next box, or Cancel your subscription altogether before the renewal date.

The Monster box can be a little confusing! Think of it as having a 'Payment Month' and a 'Shipping Month', which alternate. You need to pre-order your Monster box the month before it ships due to the long manufacturing times associated with casting highly detailed, larger miniatures. If you're ever confused about your subscription, just email us!

Subscriptions Open:

1st of month before

e.g. Subs for Sept's box open on the 1st Aug

Monster Box Ships:

27th of month

e.g. 27th Sept for
Sept’s Box

Subscription Renews:

10th of following month

e.g. 10th Oct for
Nov’s Box

Note: Once you’ve bought the Monster box on our store, your order becomes a 2 Monthly subscription. You do not need to buy it again as it will renew for you e.g. if you buy September’s box, your subscription will automatically renew for November’s box.