Akibento Subscription Box “Universe” Review + Coupon – March 2018
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.)
About Akibento Anime Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Akibento
The Cost: $26.95 + $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.
Akibento “Universe” Box March 2018 Review
This month’s theme is “Universe”.
Akibento Monthly Pin – Estimated Value $1.00
Every Akibento box comes with a little 1-inch pin to suit the theme.
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 love this Evangelion-inspired tee!!! What an awesome design.
Black Rock Shooter Mouse Pad – Estimated Value $12.99
I couldn’t find this mouse pad on the site shop, but another exclusive mouse pad was priced at $12.99 retail. I like the Black Rock Shooter inspired design, though, the angle of the illustration is a little confusing. The colors look great on my desk!
Super Saiyan God Goku Plush – Retail Value $14.99
This plush Goku is so cute! It’s only 6″ tall, so it’s on the smaller side. I think it’s super sweet and looks adorable on my bookshelf. I’ve never seen a Super Saiyan God version of a plush, so I’m stoked.
Black Rock Shooter Sticker – Retail Value $3.00
This is a really awesome sticker. I love the style of Black Rock Shooter, so it’s no surprise that I love the cool art of this design. The sticker itself is on the bigger side at about 4.5″ long, so it’d look awesome on a laptop or notebook.
Naruto Ramen Cup, 2.25 oz. – Retail Value $1.69
Who loves ramen more than Naruto? This is a cute little fan item that’s also pretty yummy! Salty, noodle-y… it’s nothing fancy, but the concept is cute.
These cards are cool, though I have to admit, I don’t play cards that often. But as a collector’s item, it’s a fun set. I could see picking out my faves and tacking them to my wall like little art prints, too.
The Verdict: This month’s box was pretty cool, mostly because I’m an Evangelion fan. (That t-shirt is rad!!!) I felt a little underwhelmed by the playing cards and ramen, just because they didn’t feel as special to me. But the plush toy is super cute and the sticker is very cool. I paid about $29.95 for the box, which means the average price I paid for each of the 7 items is about $4.28. That’s a bit more than what the ramen and the sticker retail for, but I think it’s fair when you consider the more valuable items like the plush and the tee.
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!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $29.95 (cost + shipping). I couldn’t find retail values for all of the items, but what I could find already adds up to about $25.58. That means the remaining 3 exclusive items (the t-shirt, the pin, and the mouse pad) must have an average value of at least $1.46 each.
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What do you think of this month’s Akibento box?