Unboxing – The Nick Box
Awhile ago I was perusing Facebook and I came across a post that a friend of mine had made about a quarterly subscription box that she really wanted to get. She was referring to a box called The Nick Box, a quarterly subscription box with themes based around nostalgic 1990’s and early 2000’s Nickelodeon television shows and icons.
Instantly, I was intrigued, and I went to the site to learn more. (To be honest, it was more of a “Shut up and take my money” moment, but that’s besides the point)
After I checked out the website for The Nick Box and determined that it was a legit operation, I signed up for a subscription to the service and then promptly forgot all about it, until I received my shipping notification email earlier this week. Then, when my Nick Box arrived at my door this afternoon I was giddy with excitement to see what exactly awaited me inside.
I think one of my favorite aspects of The Nick Box is that each box is themed; for example, this first box’s theme is ‘Nicktoons,’ so the items contained within the box are all iconic items from 1990’s popular Nickelodeon cartoon shows. The featured shows for this box are: Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Aaaah Real Monsters, CatDog, The Angry Beavers, Hey Arnold, and The Wild Thornberrys.
Now, spoiler alert, here’s the unboxing—so if you’re interested in signing up for the box and want to be surprised, stop reading now and go sign up here.
Okay, So here’s the exterior of the box, which I have to say, I absolutely love the attention to detail they paid to both the exterior and the interior design. The printing is fantastic, full-color, and the massive collage of all my old favorite characters and show logos really creates a great nostalgic aesthetic, so kudos to the design team for The Nick Box right off the bat.
Next up, they managed to pack in a bunch of great goodies in this moderate-sized box. I was pretty surprised that all of this stuff was in there. Upon cracking the seal I was greeted with several items that I’d never seen in stores before (and I later realized it was because these items were created specifically for the Nick Box). Items such as a vinyl collectible Reptar figure, and a replica of Angelica’s doll Cynthia from the popular show Rugrats, as well as a sculpted character mug of Stimpson J. Cat from Ren & Stimpy.
The box also included other awesome treasures like a plush of Spunky, the dog from Rocko’s Modern Life, Official Chuckie Finster Cosplay gear in the form of his Saturn t-shirt (in the size I specified when I signed up for the box) and his signature purple glasses, really detailed iron-on patches from several different shows, as well as a set of Rugrats character coasters, an awesome set of Nicktoons greeting cards (not pictured), and an 8GB CatDog USB storage drive (also not pictured).
Overall, I think for a first box, The Nick Box knocked it out of the park for any 80’s or 90’s kid who’s looking for a little bit of nostalgia. The items included in the box are authentic, offer excellent variety and even if there’s something you don’t necessarily love in the box, I’d be willing to bet that you’ve got a friend who’d love to take it off your hands!
The Nick Box offers two different subscription plans; a quarterly plan for $49.99/box or a yearly plan for $45.99/box if you prepay for a year. The boxes ship every three months as this is a quarterly subscription, so the next box ships in Winter 2016 with a theme of “Live Action 90’s Nick.” so I’m excited to see what that box is going to bring.