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1UP Box Subscription Box Review – December 2015

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1Up Box is a geek/gamer subscription box that sends a themed monthly mystery collection of 5-8 items.

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The Subscription Box: 1UP Box

The Cost: $18.92

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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 Galaxy.


Galaxy Shirt – Value $10?

This month’s shirt is all about Star Wars, naturally. I, personally, am loving Yoda as a snowman. On thing to note, their shirts are always so soft! Definitely, the softest of any geek box if you’re factoring in the comfort of the shirt.


Chewbacca Plush – Value $8-10?

Chewy, we’re home! I couldn’t find this exact one online (excluding eBay), so I pulled from a very similar plush. Everyone loves Chewy, so this is an instant win. I can guarantee the dog will be taking this into his arsenal of toys, which already includes a miniature Chewbacca.


Space Lanyard – Value $5?

They include a lanyard featuring Star Wars and Star Trek characters.


Inflatable Lightsaber – Value $3-5?

Fight the Dark Side of the Force with this inflatable lightsaber.


Captain Kirkby Print – Value $5?

They include this mini print of a Star Trek and Kirby mashup.


Rocket Raccoon Decal – Value $1?

December Pin

The final item is a Rocket Raccoon decal.

Verdict: This is an ok box from 1UP Box. While I like the two higher priced items, the shirt, and the toy, everything else is just stuff that feels thrown in to increase value and get to 6 items. That being said, I don’t think I’m the target market for this geek box, it definitely feels much more directed to the very young crowd.

What did you think of December’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. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. After receiving the December box, I have canceled my subscription. It will make nice stocking stuffers but I am looking for more quality in the boxes.

  2. Based on this box I wouldn’t get it. True, it seems targeted at younger fans but then why the lanyard? Generally speaking I hate it when they include lanyards in any box, it feels like a cheap item to fill up the box and not exactly useful either. How many of us need a collection of lanyards? Also, the decal and the pin are ho-hum as well. There are so many items out there they could use, I personally would rather see a box with fewer items but no filler.If the box only had three items: a tee, a plush and a mousepad, or a Funko, or a quality pencil case, or a beanie… something you can use or wear, that would be so much better.

  3. I love the Totoro/Star Wars mash up tee! So cute. So much need.

  4. I wonder how that light-saber looks blown up- and is it glow in the dark? I wonder if it’s not that intriguing because other boxes have provided similar items? Chewy is so cute- he kinda looks like a Pomeranian.

    • It is not glow in the dark. Sorry for not inflating it in the pictures!

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