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 April 2015’s box, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
April, 2015’s Theme: Heroes
• “Mushroom Signal” T-Shirt
• Spider-Man Air Freshener
• Legendary Hero Necklace
• The Super Hero Key Cover (Batman)
• Superhero Iron-On Patch
• POP! Vinyl Bobble-Head (Captain America)
• Heroes Theme Pin
I will start by saying that this is by far my favorite 1Up Box by far. I’m a sucker for heroes, and this sort of summed up all my loves into one box. While Batman is by no means my favorite hero, I grew up with Batman, and of course, I grew up with Mario, so having a shirt like this is actually pretty rad. I appreciate it. The air freshener is rather hit or miss, but I do love Spider-Man, so why not? My favorite item is the Legendary Hero Necklace, a beautiful silver necklace of the Triforce. The gold or onyx would have been nicer to own I think, but the design is simple and to the point. I really like it. The Batman Key Cover will join my keyring of magic, and the iron-on patch has Mega Man on it so all is good. I always like additions to my POP! collection, so the Cap bobble-head is always neat. They really hit it out of the park with this box. My favorite yet and I look forward to seeing what “Sidekicks” has to offer this month!
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.