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 December 2014’s box, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
December, 2014’s Theme: Mythical
• “The Great Mythical Snow Fight” T-Shirt
• 1Up Box Parody “One Ring” Replica
• POP! Movies Legolas Greenleaf vinyl figure
• “You Shall Not Pass” Ice King Sign
• Pixy Stick
• Mythical Theme Card “Evil Companions” Print
• Mythical Theme Pin
1Up Box is strange. The items you receive don’t really have as much of a wow factor as some items in Nerd Block or Loot Crate can, yet, at the end of every box, I’m always incredibly satisfied. The crew over there know how to take a theme and roll with it. Everything just makes sense. This month’s theme was “mythical.” The box itself is focused heavily on Lord of the Rings, which is a franchise I’m just not all that familiar with. I never got around to watching all the films, or read any of the books. I do love that genre though for sure, so I figure it’s a franchise I might enjoy if I actually gave it a chance. The shirt this month is a neat winter twist on the franchise that I just find adorable. To top it off, we also get a POP! vinyl of Legolas. I do love POP! vinyls. We also get an Adventure Time related sign with a classic LotR line on it. Finally the card this month is a pretty funny Harry Potter print. Even the Pixy Stick makes sense (pixies, get it…?). The star of this box is a really beautiful One Ring replica. However, instead of just being your standard replica, it’s a parody on the ring, with “One ring to outshine all. One box to conquer all. 1Up Box” written on it. That’s just really damn cool. Definitely a winner in my book. Great job guys.
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.