I’ve decided to go a little out of the ordinary with the addition of some specialized boxes this month. Anime Bento is a box filled with (obviously) anime items and a selection of Japanese goodies each month. I watch a bit of anime from time to time but my knowledge on the subject is rather limited. Luckily, they released some spoilers on what would be inside the box which game me the opportunity to do a little homework. So check out my unboxing and laugh as I attempt to pronounce some of the Japanese items in the box…
So what did you think? Let’s take a closer look…
Sailor Moon Blind Box
I’m not a big fan of Sailor Moon, however, I am pretty familiar with it. I got Sailor Mars who I was able to recognize right off the bat but I wasn’t completely confident that I had guessed right lol. Despite that fact I love these little mini figures because they are so completely different than any other geeky swag I own.
These sell for around $12
KanColle Blind Box
I just began watching this show after it was announced that a KanColle item would be in the box. After all, I was about to own an item from the show I should probably find out something about it. I like the show but I wish it was in English (if it is there wasn’t an option on the site where I was watching) These little figures are pretty much identical to the Sailor Moon boxed figures only they have a couple more parts. They are small but very detailed and I am glad to have one. I would actually consider getting more of these.
I believe these sell for about $13 from what I could find
I’m not big on patches and I don’t really watch Naruto even though it’s on tv. I’ve seen it a few times enough to recognize the character but that’s about it. I’m not sure what I will do with it but its a cute little thing …maybe I’ll give it away.
These sell for about $7
The Meiji bar seems to be just a normal bar of chocolate as well as the Peko Poko lollipops. I’m waiting to eat these until I finish my reviews but they don’t seem to be strange in any way. (I will update this if they are) It’s still cool to get some Japanese candies to try.
These are surprisingly expensive, probably because of the cost to get them here. $5 for the Meiji and $10 for the Peko Poko.
…and that is February’s Anime Bento. An estimated $47 for $38 shipped. Granted those prices are inflated by the costs to import them to the US but that’s pretty much the point of the box. Assuming you drop the costs of the candy to the price of a similar item purchased locally, you are still breaking even before shipping. For me though, I just wanted it for the experience and the review. It’s not something I will be doing monthly, however, I will keep a close eye on their spoilers for another box that interests me. If you wish to try them for yourself, please use my affiliate link by clicking here.
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