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.

We should also mention that although the availability window is mentioned below for each box, we can still sell out of the available units before the end of the subscription window. For example, we could sell out of July's Discovery box on 15th July before subscriptions are due to close on 20th July, therefore it's always best to sign up sooner rather than later!

We have three distinctive boxes (aka 'drops') that you can choose from. You can subscribe to one, two, or even all three of them! Plus it is worth knowing that shipping is much better value per box when you get more than one!

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, July’s Discovery box is available to subscribe to until the 20th July. After the 20th July, subscriptions will CLOSE. They can reopen straight away, or it could take a few days for August's box subscriptions to become available. It's best to be on our email list to be the first to know!

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 July’s box that will be the 27th July (since that falls on a Friday).

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

For example, if you buy July’s Discovery box on the 15th July, your subscription will automatically renew for August’s Discovery box on the 7th August. 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 6th of the month.

Monthly Buying Window:
Open until 20th

e.g. Subs close on 20th July for
July’s Box
Discovery Box Ships:
27th of month

e.g. 27th July for
July’s Box
Subscription Renews:
7th of following month

e.g. 7th August for
August’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 July’s box, your subscription will automatically renew for August’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.

Monthly Buying Window:
Open until 20th

e.g. Subs close on 20th July for
July’s Box
Heroines Box Ships:
27th of month

e.g. 27th July for
July’s Box
Subscription Renews:
7th of following month

e.g. 7th August for
August’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 is available. 

Box Availability: as an example, the next available Monster Box is September's. September's Monster box will be available to subscribe for the whole month before: 1st - 31st August. After the 31st August, subscriptions will close again for a month until they reopen on 1st October for November’s box (after being closed for the month of September).

Box Shipping: the Monster box will always ship on the 22nd 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 will be the 24th September (since the 22nd falls on a Saturday and couriers won't collect).

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). 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.

Buying Window:
1st - 31st, then skips a month

e.g. 1st - 31st Aug for
September’s Box


e.g. 1st - 31st Oct for
November’s Box

Monster Box Ships:
22nd of month, every 2 months

e.g. 22nd July for
July’s Box


e.g. 22nd Sept for
September’s Box
Subscription Renews:
10th of month after shipping

e.g. 10th Aug for
September’s Box


e.g. 10th Oct for
November’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.

Are you currently a Monster Box subscriber?

If you're already a subscriber to the Monster box (whether your subscription from May's box renewed, or you bought the box freshly in June before it sold out), your box will ship on the 22nd July. Your subscription will then renew on 10th August for September's box 🙂