1UpBox is a newer box in the Geek&Gamer genre of subscription boxes which has just exploded in 2014. To date 1UpBox is also the most affordable when compared to its larger, more well known siblings.
18.95 Per Month
Ships Mid-Month via USPS
1UpBox, like its brethren, is a themed Geek&Gamer box. They definitely lean more retro and in my opinion, are infinitely better curated than their siblings. Each box contains a t-shirt too, which if you’ve read my other reviews, run ridiculously tiny. I give up on the shirts actually fitting me, and just gift them. Ah well. My buddy over at Subaholic gets her reviews of these boxes up much more quicker than I do, give her some love. ❤
The boxes come with an info card that details the items. December’s box was themed around the Hobbit movies, which I must say I haven’t seen. I do classic literature a disservice quite often it seems – I didn’t much care for LoTR either. I know, I knooooow I am a terrible person.
Funko POP – Legolas
This was the big surprise of the box this month, it’s the first time that 1UpBox has sent out a highly collectable POP! I could see myself getting into POPs unfortunately (like I need another expensive addiction dear god), and 1UpBox sent out one of two POPs, Legolas or Azog. Subaholic has the in-depth photos of Legolas out of the box on her blog, I’m not that brave to open it. I have a POP Miles “Tails” Prower I bought many years ago and I opened it and threw the box away. I am not an intelligent woman. He’s about 50$ now, boxed. Ugh. Moral of the story, don’t open the POPs unless you wanna keep them. They get discontinued and the value explodes. I paid 5$ for Tails.
The Great Mythical Snow Fight Tee
I can’t say I’m a fan of this particular design though it is cute and quite Winter appropriate. My only beef with these shirts is they run kids/junior sizes, so keep that in mind when subscribing.
Pixi Stix, Button, Decal
Pixi Stix! Who doesn’t love pure sugar? The button is collectable and signifies that you got the December box. The decal is of the Ice King from Adventure Time, another theme that 1UpBox tends to lean toward.
1UpBox is a smaller box when compared to LootCrate and NerdBlock, but they’re much more affordable, and infinitely better curated. While I liked the box overall I find that I’m just not using the items other than randomly displaying them. I’ve cancelled my own subscription, however if you’re in the market for a Geek & Gamer box, this is an excellent starter box. 1UpBox just keeps getting better and I personally highly recommend it.
If interested, 1UpBox is 18.95$ per month, making it the cheapest Geek&Gamer box on the market, and you can sign up for the January box by clicking here.