POP In A Box

pop in a box review

Pop In A Box is a subscription service for fans of Funko figures. Each box contains Pops! to add to your collection. You can scroll through the available Pops to note which ones you’d like, the ones you already own, and those you have no desire to own. Subscribers receive 10% off vinyl figures, and there are plenty of exclusive Pops! available. Boxes are delivered in three to six business days after ordering.

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How It Works

Getting started with Pop In A Box (PIAB) is super easy, but it can take a minute if you’ve already started a collection. On their site, head to “monthly boxes” and then “get started.” You’ll create an account and choose the number of vinyl figures you’d like to receive each month.

Now the fun begins! You get to scroll through all available Pops! to give them a thumbs up or thumbs down indicating your preferences. An algorithm will pair you up with available Pops! to be delivered to your door each month! The site has a Pop! Tracker that makes sure you don’t receive duplicates or figures you don’t want. 

You don’t need a subscription to shop at Pop In A Box, but if you plan to be a regular, it’s the best way to save. The VIPs receive 10% off all Funko items, so you get one free vinyl figure after you buy ten. They also throw in a small discount on every VIP order.

What Makes Pop in a Box Unique?

There are no gimmicks with a PIAB subscription. You’re just getting the vinyl figures in each monthly delivery. However, subscribers have access to exclusive Pops! There are also special products like Advent Calendars for Christmas. This year you can choose from Marvel, Harry Potter, and Fortnite.

Instead of racing around from store to store to find those elusive figures, you have a one-stop-shop. Toy lovers and collectors will be pleased with the selection and option to shop by a preferred franchise. For example, if you’re in the market for Stranger Things or Game of Thrones Pops! you can head to those sections of the website.

The system is simple, just thumbs up the vinyl figures you’d like and thumbs down those you already own or don’t want. The company takes care of the rest, and you get a new shipment every month. They’ll even notify you by email when your order ships, so you know when to expect it.

An added perk of Pop In A Box is their selection of Loungefly bags. If you want to show off your fandom, there’s no better option than these bags, backpacks, and accessories! From the Captain America crossbody bag to the Doctor Who TARDIS tote bag, there’s definitely something for every fan.

What We Like

  • An incredible selection of vinyl figures
  • Easy to navigate website
  • Exclusive vinyl figures and discounts for subscribers
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    Good customer service
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    Loungefly bags and accessories

What Could Be Better

  • Sometimes shipments arrive damaged, primarily if coming from the UK
  • Some members receive common figures and very few exclusives/specials

Pricing & What’s Included

Pricing varies based on the number of Pops! you choose to receive. There are loads of benefits to subscribing if you’re a big fan of these fandom-based vinyl figures.

  • 10% off all orders
  • Guaranteed vinyl figures that you don’t already have
  • Select which ones you want and which you don’t
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    Collection tracker is free to use on their site
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    Chances to receive exclusives, 2-packs, 3-packs, 4-packs, rides, and other rare vinyl figures

You can choose your plan and make changes to your account at any time. You’ll be billed at the same time each month based on when you start your subscription.

  • 1 Pop! per Month - $10.99, savings of $3.96
  • 2 Pops! per Month - $18.99, savings of $10.96
  • 3 Pops! per Month - $26.99, savings of $17.96
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    6 Pops! per Month - $49.99, savings of $39.96
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    12 Pops! per Month - $99.00, savings of $79.95

There are two shipping options for the United States, Standard Delivery for $3.99 or Tracked Delivery for $13.99. Either way, delivery takes three to six business days, it’s just a matter of whether or not you’d like tracking information for your package.

Pop in a Box Reviews

Pop In A Box has more than 500 reviews on Trustpilot with an overall rating of 3.9 stars out of 5 stars. Most positive reviews note the selection and awesome customer service. Positive reviewers who comment note that the prices are great, and they order a lot from the “pre-order” list. Negative reviews center around shipping issues, delays in shipping, and damaged shipments.

There are several reviews on PIAB’s website with an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars. Some customers note limitations on variety if you don’t select enough categories or genres, but others indicate they are pleased with the selections they receive. Most comments suggest customer service is excellent, and the subscription is reliable.

Some reviews suggest selecting multiple genres instead of one or two. This is backed by others who stated they choses only “TV” and ended up with characters from the same show in consecutive months.

Keep in mind, it is advised to take care when looking through the selection list to ensure you don’t receive duplicates by not “thumbs downing” vinyl figures you already own. The issues with receiving several “common” figures seems to be rare based on the reviews from Trustpilot and the PIAB website.

Here's a recent unboxing video from Leanda Brooks: 

Frequently Asked Questions

In case you’ve still got questions, we’ve got answers to some common ones about Pop In A Box.

How Can I Cancel My Subscription?

Log in to your account and cancel your subscription. If you have problems, contact customer service for assistance.

How Can I Contact Customer Service?

Log in to your account and send a message through the PIAB website. You can also reach out through their Facebook page or their Twitter account.

When Does it Ship Every Month?

Orders are shipped at the same time every month based on when you start your subscription. It can take three to six business days to arrive at your door once your order has been processed. You will receive an email letting you know when your package shipped.

What if I Receive a Duplicate Figure or Something I Don’t Want?

You shouldn’t receive any duplicates because anytime you “thumbs down” a figure it is sent to your “blacklist,” and they don’t send items on that list. If you don’t want an item you receive, you can contact customer service within 14 days of receiving it to set up a return.

Orders placed between 10/31 and 12/24 are slightly different because of the holiday season. At this time, PIAB gives customers a longer window for returns to accommodate the gift-giving season.

Can I Give Pop In A Box as a Gift?

At this time, PIAB does not have gift cards or gift certificates, but you can have the vinyl figures sent to anybody. Simply pay for the items or subscription and adjust the shipping address to reflect your intended recipient.

Company History

Founded in 2014, Pop In A Box is a USA and UK subscription service for Funko vinyl figures. The Hut Group acquired the British-based company in June 2015.

Matthew Moulding is the CEO of The Hut Group, an e-commerce company based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Since its creation in 2004, The Hut Group has acquired several ecommerce businesses, mostly in the beauty and wellness industries.

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