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Akibento Subscription Box “Beast” Review + Coupon – January 2018

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akibento january 2018 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.

akibento unboxing january 2018

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

all items in the akibento january 2018 box

About Akibento

The Subscription Box: Akibento

The Cost: $23.95 + $6 U.S. shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code bemine to save up to 50% off in the Akibento store! (does not apply to the monthly subscription box)

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.

Akibento “Beast” Box January 2018 Review

akibento beast booklet

akibento selfie contest

akibento info card product list

This month’s theme is “Beast”.

akibento beast pin

Akibento Monthly Pin – Retail Value $1.00

Every Akibento box comes with a little 1-inch pin to suit the theme.

anime girl face tshirt

Exclusive Akibento T-Shirt – Estimated Value $25.00

I couldn’t find this shirt on the Akibento online shop, but most of their tees range between $25.00-$30.00. I can’t tell what character this is supposed to be! The shirt has some rather noir vibes, though, doesn’t it?

pokemon water bottle

pokemon water bottle

pokemon water bottle lid

Pokemon Water Bottle – Retail Value $12.99

YESSSS. Pokemon rules. It’s probably the first anime I ever watched. This 25 oz. water bottle has Charizard, Charmeleon, and Charmander on it, plus a bright red cap. According to the info card, subscribers would get one of three different styles featuring different Pokemon and their evolutions.

notebook

notebook back

open notepad

Book of Friends Notebook – Retail Value $9.99

This notebook is just like the one in Natsume’s Book of Friends! Cute! It has a hard cover and an elastic band to hold it shut. The best part is that, unlike Natsume’s book, this one is empty inside, with blank pages ready for notes, doodles, and more.

akibento cat keychain

cat key cap

slit at bottom of akibento cat key cap

Book of Friends Key Cap – Retail Value $6.99

Speaking of Natsume’s Book of Friends, check out this adorable Madara keycap! It’s made from a silicone-like plastic that’s just a tiny bit squishy. I can’t wait to slip my house key through this cute accessory!

keychain in package

anime keychain

back of anime keychain

Inuyasha Character Keychain – Retail Value $6.99

According to the info card, the Inuyasha keychain you get is random. I ended up with Miroku! This keychain has a good bit of detail for only being a few inches long! (Though his ankles look a bit swollen… hehe…) I like that he’s in a bit of an action pose, swinging his staff to the side!

digimon toy

digimon blind box toy

digimon capsule toy

digimon capsule toy from side

digimon toy from above

Digimon Domez Mystery Figure – Retail Value $9.99

Heck yes, Digimon! I always forget about this show, despite the hours and hours of it that I watched when I was younger. I got Tentomon in my pack! I like that it looks like he’s inside a little terrarium-esque display case. I would’ve loved to have gotten Patomon (the cutest ever), but I guess I’ll just have to get some more blind boxes for myself!

akibento bowtie

akibento bow tie

akibento bowtie secured

akibento bowtie laid flat

closeup on akibento bowtie

Exclusive Akibento Bow Tie – Retail Value $15.99

This black and white bowtie is pretty darn cool! You don’t have to tie it yourself, either, which is super convenient—you just hook the end of the strap onto the bow. I think the design is inspired by Inuyasha… Let me know if you can tell better than I!

The Verdict: This was a really fun box, as it played into some of my favorite animes from childhood. I liked the variety of goodies and was happy with the quality, too. Super fun!

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 upcoming 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 retail value of the items inside was $88.94. That means that, proportionally, I paid approximately the following for each item:

  • Pin – $0.34
  • T-Shirt – $8.42
  • Water bottle – $4.37
  • Notebook – $3.36
  • Keycap – $2.35
  • Keychain – $2.35
  • Digimon toy – $3.36
  • Bowtie – $5.38

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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!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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