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Power Up Box Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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Power Up Box Subscription Box Review – June 2015 - Box
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).

Power Up Box Subscription Box Review – June 2015 - all items

 

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

Check out all of our Power Up Box reviews!

Good To Know: They now offer a PowerUp Rewards program for customers. You can earn a free box with 4 referrals.

Power Up Box Subscription Box Review – June 2015 - Spider-Man T-Shirt

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!

Power Up Box Subscription Box Review – June 2015 - Wacky Wobbler

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.

Power Up Box Subscription Box Review – June 2015 - Comic

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.

Power Up Box Subscription Box Review – June 2015 - Deadpool

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:

Power Up Box Subscription Box Review – June 2015 - Avengers Playing Cards

 

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.

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
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2 Comments

  1. I think you’re right about the Iron Man being a dog toy. Otherwise… weird.

    I’m also with you on the non-mashup thing. Once in a while, they’re cool – if they’re clever. But it’s been getting to be a bit much.

  2. Christmas presents! The Avenger Playing Cards are on their way to me. My teen would had loved this box. The Iron Man plush looks freaky. I agree that licensed t-shirts are nice. My teen has lots of mashup shirts and few licensed t-shirts.

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