Akibento Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2017


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See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box!

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.

See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box!

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.

Check out all of our Akibento reviews and the Geek + Nerd Subscription Box Directory!

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See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box! See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box!

This month’s theme is “Combat”. The inside of this info card has a visual list of all the items.

See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box!

Akibento Monthly Pin – Value $1.00?

Every Akibento box comes with a little pin to suit the theme. The designs are always so darn cute!

See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box!

Exclusive Akibento Combat T-Shirt – Value $25.00?

I couldn’t find this shirt on the Akibento online shop, so I linked to another exclusive design on the Akibento site. (It looks like they’ve been expanding their t-shirt options, and the prices seem to range between $20.00 and $25.00.) I love the hot, contrasting colors of this sturdy tee.

See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box! See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box!

Fate/Stay Night Stickers – Value $3.00?

I couldn’t find these stickers online, so I took a guess at how much this six-pack might cost. The stickers are on the larger side and would make a cute addition to the back of a laptop or a notebook. I’m not wild about the art style here, but the colors and designs are cute! It’s a nice way to flaunt your love for this game!

See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box! See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box! See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box!

Exclusive Akibento Ninja Star Fidget Spinner – Value $15.99

Guys, this is my first fidget spinner! I’ve played around with my friends’ spinners before, but this is the first one I’ll be able to call my own. I think the design is so clever. And of course, the way it spins forever is so satisfying. I feel like this would be such a cool addition to a cosplay outfit!

See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box! See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box! See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box! See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box! See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box! See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box!

Funko Dorbz Naruto Vinyl Figure – Value $10.99

Aw, this little Naruto is so cute! He’s not as sculptural as regular Funko figurines are, but I love the detail on his outfit. He’s going to be a friendly addition to my desk.

See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box! See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box! See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box!

Fullmetal Alchemist Tumbler – Value $15.99

I’ve been trying to get better about always bringing a reusable mug when I go to get a coffee, so I was happy to have this handy tumbler. My only qualm is that I can’t pop it in the microwave when my drink gets cold (and I don’t think this tumbler kept my tea warm much longer than it would’ve been in a regular open mug). It’s still a cool tumbler, though!

See the Naruto & Full Metal Alchemist items in the "Combat" Akibento box!

Exclusive Dino Youtuber Sticker – Value $1.99?

I couldn’t find this sticker on the Akibento shop, so I linked to another Youtuber sticker for reference. Akibento includes one item in each box that celebrates their featured monthly Youtuber. This Yoshi-inspired sticker, which seems to be just over four inches tall, gave me a chuckle when I pulled it out of the box. It’s so tough and sweet at the same time!

The Verdict: This Akibento box was fun, especially since it focused on some familiar shows and characters. I got $73.96 of product, based on my estimates, which is much higher than the cost of the box. Not everything here is officially licensed, but most of it does a great job of still looking really legit (and super cool).

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up by the 19th of this month to get the October box!

Coupon – Save $3 off your first box with code ANIME

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $29.95 (cost + shipping). I estimated that the value of the items inside was $73.96. That means that this box saved me approximately 59.51% and that I paid approximately the following for each item:

  • Pin – $0.40
  • T-Shirt – $10.12
  • Fate/Stay Night Stickers – $1.21
  • Ninja Star Fidget Spinner – $6.48
  • Naruto Figure – $4.45
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Tumbler – $6.48
  • Sticker – $0.81

What do you think of this month’s Akibento box?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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