“The Bam Box was founded in 2015 by Bloof, the same team of geeks, comic book lovers and pop culture collectors that started ComiconAuction.com. We love collecting. We love the thrill of it, the mystery of it and especially that feeling you get when you have a collectible in your hands that you are really excited about. So we set out to bring something different to everyone.
There are some great subscription boxes on the market, but we felt there was still something missing. We went to the drawing board with the goal of creating the box we would want to show up on our doorstep. After a lot of ideas and prototypes we arrived at the Bam Box. From the design of the box to the items inside to the instant winners we send out, we accomplished what we wanted to do: give you the subscription box we would be jealous of.”
Cost: 1 month plan starts at $24.99 plus $7.99 s/h
*SciFiChick.com received a box for review purposes.
There is a handy sheet included with a description of all of the items in the box and any possible 1-Ups!
This month’s theme was “Crazy”!
I received a pin of Ace Ventura. It’s a strange design – I wouldn’t have guessed the character ever.
EXCLUSIVE RELEASE: Batman The Killing Joke Soundtrack – This is a 2-song 45 EP. I don’t know anyone with a record player, but it’s a fun novelty if you do.
Hannibal Lecter Mask – Creepy! This would make an easy Halloween costume.
What’s in the box?
Ahhhh! I had a good laugh about this one. Like everyone who has seen it, scenes from Se7en are burned in my brain.
Harley Quinn Print by Nathan Szerdy – This is a pin-up style that obviously does nothing for me – except make me roll my eyes.
Katana Signed Photo – Signed by the actress herself, this was pretty cool!
I was an instant winner of a hand-drawn and airbrushed sketch card from Bianca Thompson. It’s definitely not my style nor do I know who this is supposed to be. Any guesses? Weird.
Summary: This was obviously not my favorite box. But the theme was a hint that it wouldn’t be for me. Hopefully, next month’s theme will be more up my alley with items I’d be more apt to keep around.
And a card detailing the contents of the box with a look at early concepts.
Spider-Man Hat (Retail $10?) – Blech. These need to go. Bring back the t-shirts, because very few people would want these.
Amazing Spider-Man #16 Comic (Retail $3.99) – Always a hit.
Exclusive Spider-Man Pop (Retail $10+) – This is a great design. It reminded me a bit of the Deadpool POP from a few boxes back. But Spidey’s fingers are splayed out like he’s about to shoot out a web. Very fun.
Spider-Man Fabrikations (Retail $17.98 on Amazon) – This was a nice pick over a Dorbz. I still don’t collect these, but it’s a higher value item, so I appreciated it.
Summary: They really need to ditch the ugly hats and get back to tshirts. Otherwise, this was a decent box. Looking forward to the next!
Next month’s theme is Doctor Strange, just in time for the upcoming film!
Voltron Year One (Retail $19.99) – This will be a fun bit of nostalgia! And I’m sure I’ll pass it along to my nephew for him to enjoy. Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment (April 2, 2013)
Summary: I was a bit disappointed with the selection, when I had high hopes for such a promising theme. I would have liked at least one popular robot series included (Voltron is pretty retro). I wish they’d include a bit more mainstream, as these smaller press series aren’t doing much for me. I may be ending my subscription when it’s up for renewal.