Akibento Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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
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.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month’s theme is “Combat”. 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. The designs are always so darn cute!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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?