Power Up Box Subscription Box Review – August 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.
Transformers T-Shirt – Value $10?
I haven’t been able to find this one online, but it is an officially licensed shirt from 2013 – so it’s not an exclusive. This is a great shirt, I love the simplicity of it while still being instantly identifiable.
Bender Funko POP – Value $11.80 on Amazon
YES! I was just talking to Liz about having to build up my collection with the latest Harry Potter, Futurama, and upcoming Bob’s Burgers Funko POPs, and then this showed up to kickstart me! For me, this is the best Futurama POP I could get to start my collection!
TMNT Mystery Mini – Splinter – $6.99 on Amazon
Another big win for me this month. I had already receive a Bebop mystery mini from a previous box, so I really didn’t want a repeat – and luckily I drew Splinter! If you follow my box reviews, you know I love TMNT, so this is an instant win.
Simpsons Shot Glass – Value $3.75
I got the value of this from a 4 Pack available on Amazon. I’m loving the animation theme of this box, and if you’re going to do animation, it’s a must to include The Simpsons.
Transformers Plastic Head Candy Container – Value $1-2
This is tough to find online as well – I’ve only found it in bulk. It opens up on the bottom and there is a sealed plastic bag of hard candy inside – and the candy is pretty good. I was excited thinking that this container could be reused, but the opening is tiny, and I almost broke the thing just trying to get the candy out, so you’d have to reuse it with something tiny in mind.
Tweety Iron-On Patch – Value $4.24 on Amazon
Like the Simpsons, it’d be a crime not to include the Looney Tunes in an animation box. I do wish it was a different item though – I really don’t have use for patches – but that’s what swapping is for!
Sonic Stress Ball – Value $6.82 on Amazon
Is every geek box including stress balls now? I feel like I’ve mentioned this in my past 3 reviews, at least. I always have use for them – and I grew up on Sonic, so this is great.
Verdict: Both Funko items were massive wins for me in this box – each were new to add to my collection, and that is hard to find these days. The value of this box is only slightly above cost (please note, this is a Premium box), but the rest of the items were cool and stuck to the theme. It’s not my favorite Power Up Box, but I thought they did well with an animation theme.
What did you think of August’s Power Up Box?