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 June, 2016’s box, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
June, 2016’s Theme: Survival
• “Jawrassic Dead” Shirt
• Booker DeWitt (Skyhook) POP Vinyl (Bioshock Infinite)
• Vault Keychain (Fallout)
• Survival Key Cover (The Walking Dead)
• Jurassic Sticker Card (Jurassic Park)
• “Survival” Pin
Gonna flat out say that other than the POP Vinyl, this box did not do it for me at all. The shirt is a mash-up that I really didn’t need in my life, and would have easily been made better using the 1Up Buddy characters they introduced last box. I can just imagine one dressed as a T-Rex and one dressed as a Jurassic Park character and I’m dying a little inside of how adorable it would be. The additional items are lackluster at best. A basic keychain, a key cover, and a freaking sticker. 1Up Box has given us plenty of really neat exclusives like metal pins, necklaces, and more. I guess the cost of a POP vinyl makes everything else suffer. Regardless, the Booker POP is neat, and reminds me that I still have to play a Bioshock game at some point in my life. Next month teases Suicide Squad related stuff, so hopefully next month’s box won’t be a total let down like this one was.