The Power Up Box for July 2015 was pretty fantastic and we said at the time that this new subscription service seemed like it was “hitting it’s stride”.
I may have spoke too soon.
Check out what we found inside the box for August 2015 after the break…
Bender and TMNT vinyls—so far so good.
A Transformers candy container, a Simpsons shot glass and a Sonic stress ball. Pretty unexciting filler stuff.
Here’s where things really go off the rails. What am I going to do with this?
This Transformers shirt is as thin as tissue paper and the design is crooked. Seriously.
At this point it seems pretty clear that Power Up Box is a real hit-or-miss proposition. In fact, it seems to alternate in good and bad cycles like clockwork from one month to the next. So the next box should be good again. We shall see if that theory holds true soon enough.
If you would like to try out Power Up Box for yourself, you can save 10% off the first month of your subscription using the code “NerdApproved” at checkout. You can also send a subscription as a gift.
Keep in mind that offerings are two-tiered: A Deluxe Box with 4-6 items ($19.95 plus $6.95 shipping) and a Premium Box with 6-9 items ($29.95 plus $9.95 shipping).
There’s also a special section for Pop vinyl collectors.