Akibento Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
Akibento is a monthly subscription box for anime & manga enthusiasts. Aki is short for Akihabara, a district in Tokyo famous for their anime and manga goods. Akibento sends “authentic and original figures, collectibles, manga, apparel, accessories and more” with a guaranteed exclusive t-shirt and $60+ in value each month.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Akibento
The Cost: $23.95 + $6 U.S. shipping
COUPON: Save $3 off your first box with code ANIME
The Products: 6-8 items including an exclusive t-shirt
Ships to: U.S., Canada, and other countries found in the top right corner here.
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This month’s theme is “Teamwork”. The inside of this info card has a visual list of all the items.
Akibento Monthly Pin – Value $1.00?
Every Akibento box comes with a little pin to suit the theme. It’s been fun collecting these pins month after month, though I still kind of wish they didn’t have the branding on them and instead were just the characters. (Less promotional item, more fun fan find, y’know?)
Exclusive Akibento Teamwork T-Shirt – Value $20.99?
I couldn’t find this shirt on the Akibento online shop, so I linked to a previous exclusive design to help estimate value. It looks like this tee is an homage to Free! Iwatobi Swim Club. I really like the unexpected vantage point and the cool black, blue, and white color scheme.
Exclusive Akibento Scissor Necklace – Value $24.99
I think this half scissor is a nod to Kill la Kill. Each blade of this pair of scissors can be used as its own giant weapon, but it’s most powerful when the two blades are used in tandem. (Hence, this is in the “Teamwork” box.) It’s a cool necklace in general—the scissor blade has a metallic fuchsia finish (that I hope doesn’t wear off easily, because it looks really cool), and the chain is long enough that I can loop it over my head with room to spare (though there is a lobster claw clasp on the chain, should you need it). I wonder if different people got different sides of the scissor, or if everyone got the same one. I’d love to find a match!
Exclusive Akibento Kuroko no Basuke Drawstring Bag – Value $10.00?
This drawstring backpack isn’t listed on the Akibento site shop, so I just took a guess at how I’d value it. Though it’s got a cute image of Tetsuya 2 on it, the bag is made of not-so-hot fabric. It’s a very thin, translucent, white fabric that I can only describe as being a plastic-y paper towel texture. I’d use this in a pinch, but I’d be worried about the material ripping (or just looking really funky and stiff) if I made it part of my usual routine.
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club Mini Plush – Value $10.00?
Each box this month contains one of 9 different mini plushes representing characters from Kuroko no Basuke and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club. I got Iwatobi-chan, the hilarious mascot of the Free! high school. He’s just over 6 inches tall and has a little carabiner on his head in case I want to latch him to my backpack. Just looking at this goofy bird makes me laugh. I’m so glad I ended up with him!
Kill la Kill Patch – Value $9.94?
I had trouble finding this Ryūko patch elsewhere, so I referenced the price of a Gattsu patch from the same vendor. This patch looks ready to be ironed on to my fall jean jacket! I love that they captured Ryūko’s blue and red hair and cheeky personality!
Attack on Titan No Regrets Volume 1 – Value $9.38 on Amazon (retail price $10.99)
Oh cool! I love getting manga in this box. This one is a spin-off story about Levi and Erwin from Attack on Titan. Now that summer is dying down, I have much more time to kick back and read, so this is a great, timely pick!
Verdict: This was a fun Akibento box, though the theme wasn’t my absolute favorite. I got about $86.00 of product, based on my estimates, for $29.99 (the price of the box plus shipping). I don’t know if the theme was kept up that super strong throughout (I would’ve loved to see a whole box focused solely on sports anime, given the “Teamwork” theme), but it was fun nonetheless!
What do you think of this month’s Akibento box?