I was contacted by the kind folks at 1Up Box to become a 1Up Box Ambassador and show you guys what 1Up Box is all about! 1Up Box is a subscription box service that began in September, 2014 in a style that is very similar to Loot Crate, priding themselves as “a distributor that offers something remarkable, something creative, and something unique in which all geeks and gamers can fancy.” With a name like 1Up Box you would expect a focus on gaming, but the boxes have shown that 1Up Box plans to take gaming as a core, and give it a bit of a pop culture spin. Each 1Up Box is only $12.92 plus $6 shipping and handling. Boxes can also be subscribed to in three month and six month plans for added savings. Each Box is promised to include over $30 of merchandise totaling 4-6 items on average. Plus an exclusive shirt is always included! As mentioned, each month will follow a particular theme at the core.
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Contents of August 2015’s box, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
August, 2015’s Theme: Combat
• “Link vs. Ink” T-Shirt
• Funko Marvel Dorbz (Wolverine)
• PokéBall Sweatband
• Dragon Ball Stress Toy
• PandaPool Patch
• Super Smash Bros. Sticker
• Combat Theme Pin
THIS SHIRT THOUGH MARK 2! Two 1Up Boxes in a row where the shirt just absolutely slays it. The Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game ever, and Splatoon is basically the one true addiction. This shirt is an absolute masterpiece. Moving along to other things, the Funko Marvel Dorbz is, well, adorbs! There’s tons of other characters I’d rather have, but given there was no choice, it’s perfectly fine. I like Lil’ Logan. The PokéBall sweatband is great. I don’t always where things like those around, but I’m glad a Pokémon themed item found its way in here. The Dragon Ball stress toy is a little small, but I like it. My cat certainly does. The PandaPool patch is…well, what it is. I don’t really get it, but hey, whatever. Finally the Smash sticker is nothing short of great. It’s nicely done, and would look great on a laptop, desktop, or anything else of the like. In short, this box was amazing. I like every thing inside of it, and the shirt totally wins it all. I liked last box quite a bit, but this one takes the cake. Next month has a hefty shoe to fill for sure.
As with any of these subscription services, they aren’t for everyone. However, 1Up Box is currently the cheapest box on the market at only $12.92 before shipping. While you don’t get as much as you would in a Nerd Block or Loot Crate, you still more than get your money’s worth. In essence, it’s a great box for those that are on a little bit of a tighter budget, but still want to experience the joy of receiving that box in the mail. With them doing themes, you once again have the benefit of having a rough idea of what’s in store, to know if you want to get that month’s box or not. For those of you that can’t stomach the act of random goodies, well, these just aren’t for you.