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 May, 2016’s box, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
May, 2016’s Theme: RPG
• “The Furry Assassin” Shirt
• Sylvanas POP Vinyl (World of Warcraft)
• Viking Pin (Skyrim)
• Vault Bookmark (Fallout)
• Assassin Emoji Stickers (Assassin’s Creed)
• “RPG” Pin
RPG is one of my favorite gaming genres. While adventure and platforming will always be my number one, RPGs are some of my fondest memories. That being said, I feel WoW is the only game represented here that is actually an RPG in my eyes, but it is what it is. My girlfriend is a big WoW and Assassin’s Creed fan, so she instantly loved the shirt, stickers, and POP Vinyl. The pin is nice quality, and great for Skyrim fans, while the Vault Bookmark is just as neat. Not a whole lot in here, but it wasn’t a bad box by any means, I just wish they would have tapped into more franchises that are more traditional RPGs. I get RPGs come in many different forms, but to not represent a single turn based RPG is kind of sad.