Power Up Box Subscription Box Review – July 2015
Power Up Box is one of the newer subscription boxes in the geek and gamer genre. They offer two different tiers of subscriptions: Premium (6-9 items a month), or Deluxe (4-6 items).
This review is of the Premium subscription.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Power Up Box
The Cost: $19.95 + $6.95 shipping a month for the Deluxe Box, $29.95 + $9.95 shipping for the Premium Box
COUPON: Use coupon code PWRUP and save 10% on your first box
The Products: 4-6 geek/gamer items for Deluxe, 6-9 items for Premium
Ships to: US
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Good To Know: They now offer a PowerUp Rewards program for customers. You can earn a free box with 4 referrals.
Spider-Man T-shirt – Value $10?
I couldn’t find this for sale anywhere, but it is an official Marvel licensed shirt, so that was surprising. I like this shirt a lot, and I always appreciate officially licensed, non-mashup, shirts!
Ant-Man Wacky Wobbler Bobble-Head – Value $13.99 on Amazon
This is a 7 inch tall bobblehead. It’s made of plastic – so it should be a little less breakable than most other bobbleheads. I’m a Funko geek – so I like anything from Funko, and I like this more than I thought I would. It already has a nice spot on my desk, and goes well with all the loot from the latest Collectors Corps box!
Iron Man Plush – Value $5?
Here’s another product I couldn’t find, it wasn’t available anymore on the company website either. I’m not a big fan of this plush, it’s a weird shape, and the material and look make it feel like a dog toy to me. This is a swap for me.
Justice League of America #1 – Value $3-4
Yay for #1 issues! This is the #1 issue of the current run of JLA. It has a nice thicker/glossy cover too. I’m excited to give this a read.
Candy Shot – Value $3.50 on Amazon based on a pack of 4
This one seems like a toss in/afterthought. All other items we’ve received in this box were superhero/villain related, so this doesn’t fit any theme they may have been going for.
Deadpool Projector Keychain – Value $4.99 on Amazon
This little push-button projector flashlight projects the Deadpool logo (seen on the bottom of the packaging) on a surface. I played around with it in an upcoming unboxing video, so you’ll be able to see what it looks like soon.
The Joker Dog Tags – Value $9.88 on Amazon
A note on the value – the amazon item includes a gift box, which this did not, so that could affect value. These are a lightweight, metal, set of dog tags.
Avengers Playing Cards – Value $7.58 on Amazon
This is an item I liked more than I thought I would. I like the artwork and style of the playing cards, and here’s a better look at the cards themselves:
Verdict: The cost of the premium box, shipped, is $40 – which is steep in comparison to the competitors in the geek box space. The value of the items does come in over that price – and I am excited for the shirt, wacky wobbler, comic, and playing cards. While I didn’t have a ‘wow’ moment with any of the items, I did think it was a really good box for me – but I do wish they have themes and info cards with their boxes, it may make jumping at a $40 box a little less risky knowing a little bit more about what to expect.