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1UP Box Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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1Up Box is a newer geek/gamer subscription box. A few readers recommended this one, so we signed up!

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The Subscription Box: 1UP Box

The Cost: $18.92

COUPON: Use coupon code AWESOME to save $3 off your first box!

The Products: “1Up Box is a monthly swag distributor that offers something remarkable, something creative, and something unique in which all geeks and gamers can fancy. Each month 1Up Box assemble a mystery collection of 5-8 items, all of which are kept secret until the boxes are delivered.”

Ships to: US and Canada ($29.99 a month to Canada – price includes shipping).

Delivered via: USPS

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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. The theme this month is Justice.

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Super Rangers T-Shirt – Value $10?

This exclusive t-shirt is a mashup of Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach as Power Rangers. I never got into Power Rangers when I was young, and while I still love Mario – this is a swap for me.

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Batman Super Hero Shades – Value $12.99

I thought the brand of these glasses sounded familiar – they are from a company that was on Shark Tank, which Liz and I are fans of! The lenses are reflective, and they’re made from a matte, thicker, plastic. Since I wear glasses – these are definitely a swap item.

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Justice League Wind Ups – Value $5-10?

From my research it seems like these are Target exclusives – the value is just a guess. I received Batman – what did everyone else get? We received a Walking Dead Wind Up in a past 1UP Box, so we may see more of these in the future. I’m very partial to vinyl figures in boxes!

TMNT Turtle Topper – Value $2.50 Based on 4-Pack on Amazon

I got Rafael as my topper – but you could receive any of the turtles. If I can keep this away from the dog, i’ll probably use it for fun! This is a keeper.

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Exclusive Justice Tattoos – Value ?

I like the idea of having 6 classic weapons, but like all other tattoos from boxes, we just don’t use them.

Princess 007 Magnet – Value ?

Princess Leia in the classic 007 pose and graphic.

Verdict: 1UP Box is usually good about coming in over value (at least in shipping to the US), and this is no exception. They did pick some great heroes for their Justice theme. Most of the items this month weren’t really for me – but I’m totally keeping the TMNT topper. T0 me, 1UP feels like a geek box more focused to the younger crowd – somewhat similar to the Junior Nerd Blocks – do you agree?

What did you think of this month’s 1UP 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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I love my 1UpBox every month. Yes, they might not be as nice each month, but I love all the t-shirts and some of the cute things that come with them. My fave is when we get pop vinyl figures. You can’t really beat them for $20 a month, considering you can rarely get a geek shirt for less than $20 itself. Let alone a custom one. I will be keeping mine. I am 29 and wear those sunglasses everywhere. I think it depends on what you’re into- My kids are super jealous of my box so I share some of the items with them but overall I think it’s a great value for what you get.

  2. I think this was also one of the few 1 Up Boxes that were quite underwhelming. In the past, they really did a good job of impressing the gamer/nerd boyfriend. *sigh.. It made me sorry I recommended it to anyone. But, I guess not every box can hit it out of the park. : P

  3. I loved everything but the wind-up toy, and that’s because I’m probably the only person who received Robin lol. The shirt was amazing. I think Super Geek Box did better contents wise this month, but 1up Box did better on their shirt.

  4. Awe…Trish, that is so sweet. Heyhey, prayers to your daughter and family. I hope your daughter enjoys the special package.

  5. I received the Wonder Woman wind up. I really like the Batman sunglasses.

  6. I agree about the box. We do enjoy it though and the value is always there for us. We had to skip this month because of finances but I will be on the hunt to purchase those glasses. My 7 year is undergoing chemo and she Batman. She loves wearing superhero themed stuff for her appointments.

    • * loves Batman

      • I am so sorry to hear that your sweet little one is having to undergo chemo! My daughter is about the same age and is also a superhero fanatic. Would you mind if we sent her a special superhero package?

        • That would be very sweet of you!

          • When you get a chance, you can email me at – TrishNWhitaker at yahoo dot com (I typed it like because I don’t think it shows up if the auto-approve thinks that it might link to something). I saw that you said she loves Batman, but let me know if she has any other favorites/preferences. I will work on getting something together! 🙂

    • Hi can you email me as well? LHuynh0949 at gmail dot com

  7. I totally agree with you! My son is 8 and he loves getting the 1up box. I think it is better then the Nerdblock Jr. And my son enjoys it more.

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