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.
Contents of February, 2016’s box, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
February, 2016’s Theme: Transform
• “Mega Iron Man” Shirt
• Kirby Plush
• Iron Man vs. Hulk Temporary Tattoos
• Mutant Spider Necklace
• Jake Wristband
• “Transform” Pin
Transform is another generic theme that had me pushing for something Transformers related. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case, but there was still a gem or two in this box. The shirt is the best thing for me. Iron Man is one of my favorite Marvel characters, and to see him fused with one of my favorite gaming characters (Mega Man) is just great. The Kirby plush, while very…normal, is soft and cuddly and I love it. The plush alone is worth the price of the box at the very least, so it paid for itself. The tattoos, necklace, and wristband are all pretty dumb. The necklace does not invoke Spider-Man like it’s supposed to, I really wish the tattoos were stickers, and I don’t like Adventure Time (yet). While I love the shirt and the plush, the rest of the box is sort of flat. Hopefully next year can improve a bit.