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Pop In A Box Subscription Box Review + 50% Off Coupon – August 2016

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Pop In A Box is a Funko POPs subscription that helps you build out your collection every month! They’ve started to ship to the US earlier this year, and I finally caved and gave it a shot! You can sign up to receive 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, or 12 POPs each month.

This is a review of a 12-POP delivery.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This is a no-frills subscription. You’ll be getting the amount of POPs of your choice in a plain brown box – not really photogenic :).

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The Subscription Box: Pop In A Box

The Price: $9.99 and up + Shipping (My shipping was about $5)

COUPON: Save 50% off your first shipment, no coupon required, just use this link

The Products: Pop In A Box allows you to grow your POP! collection every month with a guaranteed mystery Funko POP! Vinyl that’s not in your collection.

Ships to: US, UK, and Canada

Here’s a quick run-down of creating your PIAB account:

The first thing you’ll want to do is set up your collection. This is an important step to ensure that you don’t receive a duplicate POP or a POP that you may not care about.

individual POP

You can cycle through POPs and selection options for each one. Mark ‘I HAVE THIS’ for POPs you have and avoid duplicates. Give POPs a thumbs down to let PIAB know that you don’t want it, and mark it as thumbs up to let them know that you’re really interested in that specific POP.

PIAB collection

There are a TON of POPs to go through. I haven’t even gone through all of them, but in the end, you’ll have built your own collection! This will help you keep track of what you have, and it will help PIAB know what to send.

Ok – on to the POPs!

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Jaylan POP

My first POP is from this summer’s Star Trek: Beyond. I haven’t made it to any movie yet this summer – and this one is on my must-see list! Civil War was the last movie I’ve seen this year, so I have A LOT of catching up to do.

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General Hux POP

General Hux is from The Force Awakens. Surprisingly, he survived the movie! I expected him to be force choked to death at any point in the movie.

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Duke POP

This is another movie on my ‘catch up’ list. I like the look of this POP – it’s got a wide base, no worries about it falling from its shelf when displayed – that problem is very common for me!

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Rowan’s Ghost POP

Yet another movie that is a must-see for me, no matter what the opinions are, is Ghostbusters! I’m a huge fan of the original movies, they fall into the category of “I’ll watch it any time I come across it on TV”.

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ME-809 POP

ME-809 is also from The Force Awakens. It’s a protocol droid from Maz Kanata’s castle.

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Ron Weasley Yule Ball Outfit POP

Here is 1 of 2 Harry Potter POPs this month – It’s Ronald in his outfit from the Yule Ball! I think I like this version of his POP better than the original.

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Scarecrow POP

I REALLY like this look of Scarecrow’s character from the final installment of the Arkham series. He is one of the characters that I look forward to seeing the different takes on – even in the comics, you can get some great looking Scarecrow characters.

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Harry Potter POP

My next POP came damaged. At first, I thought this was some super-rare variant, but no – the glasses arrived broken off of Harry’s face – and not even in the box at all! This was a big disappointment for me.

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General Leia POP

Leia made an appearance in my box this month, too! This is a great POP to put next to my snow suit Han Solo!

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Alien POP

This is just a cool build. I love the look of it – with the tentacles coming off it’s back – so cool.

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Krall POP

GAH! I really want to see this movie – and now I really want to rewatch the first two movies as well! Any opinions on Star Trek: Beyond?

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Snap Wexley POP

The final POP is from The Force Awakens as well. Snap is a Resistance pilot – honestly, I’m a bit surprised he got his own POP! Maybe we’ll see more from his character in a future Star Wars movie.

Verdict: Overall, I’d be paying $100.27 for these 12 POPs on Amazon, shipped for free with Amazon Prime. Those prices can change if you don’t have Prime, or buy from other resellers. A 12-POP box would cost you $104, so you’re coming out pretty even – but you have a higher likelihood of getting a rare variant, POP Ride, or oversized POP with POP in a Box – so there’s is a luck aspect as well. I was a bit disappointed that a POP arrived damaged, though – it’s the first time that I’ve ever had that happen since I’ve started reviewing them in December 2015.

But, you can get extreme value if you get a 12-POP box as your first month with our 50% off link. You’d only be paying $4.33 per POP – which is incredible!

What do you think of POP in a Box?

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!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

12 Comments

  1. Do you know what the cancellation/change policy is for this sub? i tried reading through the fine print on the site, but it seemed to contradict itself. Like, if i ordered the 12 pop box with the discount link, could i change to a smaller plan the next month before being charged $104? The site mentioned 4 weeks notice for cancellations…

    • I believe you’d be able to change your plan. You’ll be charged the same day you’ve signed up for each month. So, if you ordered on the 15th, every month you’d be charged on the 15th. I’ve changed the amount of POPs I received in a box numerous times, you’d just have to do it before your next billing and you can do it on the site without having to contact them. As for cancellation, I’m not sure since I haven’t cancelled – but that’s different than changing that amount of POPs per month.
      Hope this helps!

      • Awesome, thank you!!!

  2. My first shipment I had requested pretty much only Harry Potter and Frozen Pops. I only got two Frozen Pops. It looks like they might be shipping some Harry Potter again. I might unpause my subscription!

  3. Why thank you Eric, I just spent about two hours going through lists of pops and deciding what to thumbs up and thumbs down! Not my most productive evening but I really want to try this sub. Seems like fun.

    • I know – it takes a LONG time to go through everything!

  4. I’m still waiting for my subscription- I ordered at the end of July and they NEVER processed payment – I’ve contacted customer service three times and once they told me I must not have enough pops marked as thumbs up/neutral and twice they told me that billing had changed to the middle of the month. At this point I’m pretty over this sub.
    The whole not having enough marked is bull – I went through the entire list on their website the night I signed up, there are hundreds I have marked either thumbs up or neutral. ????
    After going through this with them for almost a month I would never recommend this sub, which is a shame as I was more excited about this sub than most others.

  5. I finally tried Pop in a box. I first ordered some pops (I wasn’t aware if the wait list feature the first one I ordered that were released in July I’m like number 274!). I then decided to just try the monthly sub at one Pop at a time (after going through and noting which ones I have, liked and disliked).
    I received my sub first. It was a Pop that I actually marked down with someone else in mind. It is awesome! I can’t wait to give it to her!

    The packaging is definitely no frills. I was like – what the heck is this box?!?

    I have since received two of my pre-orders and am happy with popinabox.

    Thanks for reviewing this sub. I don’t know if I would have found out about this sub without this website.

    • Of course – as a POP collector, it’s my pleasure! Thanks for reading!

  6. How many Pops do you have in your collection?

    • Too many! 374 – I keep track of them with POP in a Box.

  7. I definitely enjoyed Star Trek:beyond for the most part. It had a lot more humor than the 2nd one which I liked it better than, but not as much as the first. It wrapped everything up too quickly and did kind of leave you wondering how some things happened. Still a must watch for any Trekkie

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