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 March, 2016’s box, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
March, 2016’s Theme: Versus[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjInX6cfjY0]
• “Battle of the Heavyweights” Shirt
• TMNT Plush (Raphael)
• Face-off Magnets (Red vs. Blue magnets)
• Super Shoelaces (Mario, Peach, and Bowser print)
• Vault Notes (Pipboy themed notepad)
• Trinity pin (Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman logos)
• “Versus” Pin
Versus was a pretty interesting theme obviously meant to hype up Batman v Superman this weekend, so much as to include two neat items from the movie in the form of a comical t-shirt and an incredibly stylish tri-logo pin featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. I’m a huge Turtles fan, so the plush was a nice touch, especially getting Raph. The shoelaces and notepad are hit and miss, even though I love the two franchises, they’re just not items that I’d generally use. The magnets however are a winner. I’m a huge Red vs. Blue fan, and to have a nice little homage to that on my fridge is definitely really cool. Definitely a surprise winner in this box. I liked all the franchises present, and even though some items weren’t that grand, the things that were more than make up for them.