There are a lot of monthly subscription boxes out there full of great swag for geeks and gamers, but how many of them are actually worth the price? We recently received a 1Up Box and dug through it to find out if it’s worth the roughly $13 (plus $7 shipping & handling). This is their May box and the theme was RPG. Check out what all we got in the box below, with actual pictures that we took of the items (not stock photos), and our estimated value based on what we could find comparable to each item.
World of Warcraft, Sylvanas Pop Vinyl Figure – $11
This is the only item in the box that isn’t an exclusive. This figure runs on Amazon for about $11.
1Up Buddies “Furry Assassins” T-Shirt – $15
This item is harder to determine an outside value than the POP figure is, because it’s something that’s 100% exclusive to 1Up. I found someone selling this shirt on Ebay for about $15, with free shipping, so that’s what we’re gonna go with.
Just with these two items you’re already over in value compared to what you pay for the box with S&H included, and there’s still more…
Viking Pin – $5
This viking pin will remind you a little of the Dragonborn from Skyrim, and I wasn’t able to find any other pins that were similar to this, but I did find someone selling this pin on Ebay for $5.
Vault Bookmark – $2
You’ll recognize this as an homage to the Fallout game series. It’s stylized like the pause/save screen featuring the Vault Boy. This was another one that I could not find a similar item for, but I did find this Vault Boy bookmark on Etsy for close just under $2, so since this is an exclusive I’m gonna round the value up to $2 even.
Assassin’s Creed Emoji Stickers – $5
These are great, right? They just crack me up. I found these on Ebay for $5 and that seems fair considering they’re also a 1Up exclusive item.
So there you have it folks. All added up, per our research, you get almost $40 worth of great stuff for only spending about $20, making it entirely worth the price. The 1Up Box theme for June is Survival so go to 1Upbox.com to get one sent right to your door, and check out our unboxing video below!