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Adult Swim Box Subscription Box Review – Toonami

Adult Swim Box is a new quarterly mystery box full of collectibles and gear from Adult Swim show – with each quarter being themed around one specific show.

The first theme was Toonami.

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

The box is massive! It’s got great design inside, too – with little compartments and flaps that reveal items.

About The Adult Swim Box

The Subscription Box: Adult Swim Box 

The Cost: $49.99 + $9 shipping

The Products: Each box will include a collection of Adult Swim goodies and gear based on a theme.

Ships to: US only

Adult Swim Box Winter 2017 Review – Toonami

This is the first delivery from the Adult Swim Box – and it was originally marked as the Fall 2017 box. It was delayed for quite a bit and is essentially now considered the Winter 2017 box (the Robot Chicken themed box is now marked as Spring 2018).

Toonami Shirt – Value $15?

The Toonami box start with an exclusive shirt design featuring TOM and SARA. It’s a 52/48 cotton/polyester blend – it’s VERY soft.

SARA Crystal Cube – Value $30?

I’m really not sure how to value this at all – my value is just a guess. I consider this the hero item of the box – and neat alternative to featuring a vinyl figure!

The transparent cube is a little under 2.5 inches tall and features an etched version of TOM’s AI pal – SARA.

Messenger Bag – Value $20-25?

You’ll also get this messenger bag – with is totally different from the “Vindication Emergency Kit” that they had spoiled – I’m not really sure what’s up the change, or if I missed an email – did you get this in your box as well?

It’s a pretty basic bag – with two large pockets for storage, handles, and the optional shoulder strap.

Toonami Mug – Value $10-15?

You’ll get this exclusive Toonami print mug.

I’m a big fan of the matte black color choice, as well.

TRAPPED #1 – Value $3.99

While TOM is featured in short segments on the show, you can read about the expanded universe in a comic series.

I like that comics are being used to really expand different fandoms – I can’t get enough of some shows, so it’s great to have comics as an option to get more and more!

This is where the subscription goes into left field a bit…

Fisher Space Pen ECL – Value $9

It includes the ECL model from Fisher Space Pen.

There isn’t anything exclusive about the pen itself other than the Toonami packaging.

The space pen can write in temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees. underwater, and in zero gravity – pretty cool.

Maglite Solitare – Value $10+ on Amazon

The final item in the box is a Maglite Solitare.

It’s branded with the Toonami logo on the side – but apart from that, it’s your typical little 3.5-inch flashlight.

Verdict: The box felt disjointed and underwhelming – not only for the cost but even from the awesome packaging and presentation. While the space pen and flashlight are useful – I don’t think they are items that anyone would expect in their Adult Swim box. They were odd choices. The shirt, mug, and crystal etching are cool – but weren’t enough to save it this quarter. While I’m disappointed with their first try, I’m still excited and hopeful that they right the ship with the next box.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes. You’ll see the available box on their homepage.

COUPON – Use coupon code TOONAMI30 to save 30% off of you box.

Check out our Adult Swim Box Reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription! Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add the Adult Swim Box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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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!

Posted in Adult Swim Box Reviews, Geek Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: adult swim box | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. I swear I have not felt betrayal in so long. Seems like the box was the only thing they can

    afford to make, the messenger bag appears to have been made with a DIY screen paint

    kit(and still just added one color). The space pen, light, and coffee mug was a failed

    corporate gift and the shirt was probably an unreleased stored item that they forgot to

    promote while Dragon Ball Z was popular. The etched crystal figure was nice but it’s just a

    chunk of glass, no light up pedestal. Either Adult Swim is living in the early 90’s or they just

    forcefully took our money so they can pay off their car notes, either way their scheme is

    the perfect storm (considering that their website is conveniently “Opening Soon”) and we

    can’t stop or check our subscription unless we email Adult Swim directly.

  2. They also cut cold turkey on the next boxes. no contact or anything. Not sure what that’s all about, but they should’ve refunded people.

  3. Oooh, was hoping it would be a chance to get some Metalocalypse merchandise. Soooo glad I didn’t take that risk.

  4. While it does seem way underwhelming and an odd choice for products with a premium costs, it does fit the box description perfectly as being ‘Toonami’. I don’t know if this would have been the strategy I chose if I were creating this box especially with it being the first box or introductory box (hence why having products from essentially the hosts of the program makes sense). Fans of a particular show will be happy if/when their shows are showcased knowing they will get only stuff pertaining to that particular show and not just random Adult Swim collectibles.

    • You’re absolutely right, but I guess to me when I heard “Toonami” I assumed it would be more about the shows that filled that time-slot. Not the “hosts” of it.

  5. I would be furious if I paid for this. Beyond glad I didnt.

  6. This is very disappointing. I find it odd that they would design a box solely on what are essentially the “hosts” of their slot. I’m not sure who this would appeal to?

    A lot of this looks like promo items. Definitely would be unhappy if I paid $60 for this.

    • Came here to say this – these all feel like corporate gifts/promo items. What an absolute let down.

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