Unboxing: The Bam Box (July 2016)

The BAM box is a monthly mystery subscription box. It contains collectibles, limited edition items, exclusives and autographs. They guarantee at least 1 autographed item in every box. I saw some videos and reviews last month (May) and I loved the box. So I decided to get a subscription. This my second BAM box. 

This month's theme was: Galactic! In an e-mail we already received a hint about this box: "We teased you with the "Alien" and "Star Wars" in the title. Let's just say that there is going to be a limited edition MOVIE item from one of the Alien movies and something from a few of your favorite Star War's characters that we know you don't have on your shelf." I love both "Alien" and "Star Wars" so was really excited. 


Let's check out the contents of this box! The first thing I saw in the box was the pin and a yellow 1 up card. You might wonder, what's a 1 up card? It means that I have an upgraded or limited edition item in my box! Awesome. The BAM BOX includes a pin in the box every month. This month, it's the exclusive "True love Groot" pin! You would either get the Groot pin or the Rocket Raccoon pin. I got the Groot pin. For the ones who don't know: "Groot" is from the movie "Guardians of the Galaxy". It is a humanoid plant from Taluhnia   

Star Trek: The Next Generation

The next item I saw was a custom Star Trek: The Next Generation Badge and Rank pin set! Bam Box' flyer says: "Step aboard the Starship Enterprise and choose your ranking with this custom badge and ranking pin set. Die struck from a sheet of copper and individually hand polished, these badges are cosplay quality. I can imagine that a lot of people were very happy with this! I wasn't very excited. Mainly because I haven't watched anything of Star Trek. So it's obvious that this one is less appealing for me.What I also think is a pity is that on the box, there's nothing that says it's from Star Trek. I know, you can obviously see this is a StarTrek item. but it's more that I like it to be more official on the package either.

Alien: Resurrection

On to my favourite item of this box!! I have watched the first 3 Alien movies over the last 2 weeks. (For the first time). And I loved the movies. I was very excited that there would be something from Alien in the BAM box. And I love it! I'll tell you more about it: Its a BAM box exclusive authentic wardrobe card from the movie Alien: Resurrection (The one I steel need to watch :) ). Each box contains a an authentic piece of the jacket worn in the movie. It's a BAM box exclusive limited edition piece. I really really love this! This really feels like a unique item from the movie and I like the way we received it in the package/ card. It looks very nice and it wil certainly get a very special place in my house!  

Mars space sand

The next item that caught my eye was 'Mars sand'. This is a bit of an odd item. The package says you can put this sand into the water and form shapes and figures with it. But when you get the sand out of the water, it will be dry! Of course I had to try it out immediately. You can see the pictures below. It truly works. I put the sand in the water and I could make figures with it, form it. As soon as you would pick some up and get it out of the water,  it was just sand again (dry). But: It would still stick to my fingers a lot and it wasn't easy at all to get the sand out of the water (to get all of the sand out). On the package, they recommend using a spoon. But the water also just lies on the spoon, with the sand on top of it. It took me a moment to remove all the sand from the water. My conclusion about this item: it's funny. But just for once. I won't use it more often. It's an okay item, but I'd rather have seen something else in the BAM Box. For me this was the least interesting item of the box. 

Star Wars and more!

There's more! Here's another item I really, really loved. It's a custom handmade steel Star Wars silhouette statue. Most boxes have either Yoda or Boba Fett. But 500 boxes got a Yellow 1 up card and received the 8 inch Darth Vader. I was one of the lucky ones! I'm rally happy to have received the Darth Vader silhouette statue. I love the Star Wars movies. I already have a R2D2 made out of cardboard in my living room and I'm glad to have this statue now as well! I'll find a nice place for it. 


The last item in my box is the print "Thanos" by Logan Pack. Logan Pack is a Roswell, New Mexico based artist whose unique style has become a favorite at Cons nationwide. I have number 488 out of 1999. 

That was my second BAM box! (Have already read about my first BAM box?)  What do you think of it? What would be your favorite item? My favorite is the Alien wardrobe card and the Darth Vader silhouette! I didn't really like the sand (as an item in this box). But I think overall it's a nice box again. I'm happy I took a subscription and I'm looking forward to the next box. Next month's theme is: Crazy!! Do you also want the BAM Box? Subscribe here! The complete box: 

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Comments: 28
  • #1

    Nya (Saturday, 30 July 2016 19:53)

    I've never heard of BAM box before, but I admit I have some sort of 'healthy addiction' with monthly subscription geeky boxes :) Looks like this one is one of the cool ones. The Mars sand made me curious! I love geeky toys, what can I say!

  • #2

    Ella Ivoire (Sunday, 31 July 2016 21:43)

    This box sounds like the bomb to me! I'm such a nerdy fan! And yes, Alien wardrobe card and the Darth Vader silhouette for sure!!! Thank you so much for adding a new item on my need list, hehe!! xx

  • #3

    Veeyah Penero (Monday, 01 August 2016 02:11)

    I love love love monthly mystery boxes! I tried Geek Fuel for a time and was completely blown away by the collectibles I received during my subscription. I haven't heard of the BAM box before, but now that I do, I might give this one a go as well.
    Mars Sand is currently my favorite out of this month's. Awesome!

  • #4

    Bettina Bacani (Monday, 01 August 2016 04:19)

    This is so cool!! I have a friend who would be ecstatic to receive a monthly nerd box such as this. Gotta tell him about it now! xx

  • #5

    Rowena C (Monday, 01 August 2016 09:02)

    This is cool. If have one like that in our country I would get it as well. Having one is exciting

  • #6

    Nestor Paul N Demoni (Monday, 01 August 2016 11:57)

    Amazing! your post is great! Just a little bit weird but it was a little bit surprising. lol! also it give readers more ideas how to make more creative packaging! Thank you for giving us more ideas :D

  • #7

    Princess Mikee (Monday, 01 August 2016 14:59)

    I only knew beauty subscription boxes. This one is so unique and perfect for collectors. I'm curious about the Mars sand.

  • #8

    Maria (Monday, 01 August 2016 17:06)

    You are so lucky! So jealous of your haul and july bam box!! Huhu have you seen the latest Star Trek movie?

  • #9

    Fenrile (Monday, 01 August 2016 17:23)

    My girlfriend used to be subscribed to some geeky boxes, either geeky toys or comics. I wanted to try some of those, I never saw heard at all about mystery boxes in France. I'll add the bam box to try at least once. The Alien wardrobe card is cool !

  • #10

    Me-An Clemente (Tuesday, 02 August 2016 07:40)

    Yay! Finally, there is something I can relate to. I prefer the Groot pin over the rocket racoon pin. I found the Mars sand weird but in an interesting way. I would like to try it out and play with it for myself. By the way, lucky you. You got the Darth Vader silhouette statue. If we have this in my country, I'm not sure though if I'll buy one. I feel like it's a waste if I get something I'm not a fan of. Thanks for sharing :)

  • #11

    Geraldine Guo (Tuesday, 02 August 2016 08:24)

    Looks like a great movie theme subscription box! Lucky that you got the 1 up card, the Darth Vader silhouette looks awesome...I love it that they designed the card wth Mario and Luigi concept, the mushroom is nostalgic!

  • #12

    Prerna Sinha (Tuesday, 02 August 2016 08:47)

    This is something unusual and I am hearing of this for the first time, but I can totally vouch for my cousins, my boys and my hubby falling for it.

  • #13

    klaudia (Tuesday, 02 August 2016 13:42)

    Ooh , the BAM box ?! I have never heard about this before , do you have to pay for it ??? A bit like these Kinder Surprise Eggs :) for (almost) adults ! Nice for somebody who is into this kind of movies and things. My little nephew would love this , wondering if this would be available in Spain.

  • #14

    Dunja (Tuesday, 02 August 2016 19:40)

    BAM box seems cool. I'm not a fan of that kind of movies, but if i was i would absolutely love it! I like subscription boxes because you never know what you'll get, it's like getting a present :D

  • #15

    Nimi Popat (Wednesday, 03 August 2016 09:45)

    This glam box sounds so amazing. I loved the mars sand. Hehehe looks so creative and awesome. Definitely gonna subscribe to it

  • #16

    Jon (Saturday, 06 August 2016 16:18)

    Where can I buy some space sand? PS Love the wallpaper, reminds me of my DVD collection at home. :)

  • #17

    Shannon Bryson (Saturday, 06 August 2016 19:48)

    I've never heard of these before but the mars sand is so cool! It definitely makes my interested in investing!

  • #18

    michelle (Saturday, 06 August 2016 23:21)

    Are all monthly boxes the same or never the same box? Wouldn't it be cool if all the subscribers were able to trade items they didn't want for something they do want? The August box certainly looks interesting!

  • #19

    lex (Sunday, 07 August 2016 02:25)

    never in my life have i heard about the BAM box, but its been good to hear of it for the first time here on your blog and also this was an awesome read for me i should add.

  • #20

    veethee dixit (Sunday, 07 August 2016 05:37)

    I am totally in love with these!! Mars space sand and Alien: resurrection sound soooo interesting!! one can easily get addicted to BAM boxes. :)

  • #21

    Sarah (Sunday, 07 August 2016 11:08)

    I had never heard about BAM box before, but it seems like a nice concept! I actually thought the space sand looked nice, but it sounds annoying to use.

  • #22

    Sanskriti Gupta (Sunday, 07 August 2016 18:25)

    Bam box? never heard of it before. But, this definitely sounds amusing!

  • #23

    May (Sunday, 07 August 2016 19:52)

    This seems so cool! It looks like the perfect present for my close friend, she would love this! It's a shame I don't like Star Wars, but perfect for the people who do! x


  • #24

    The Graceful Mist (Tuesday, 09 August 2016 11:57)

    Subscription boxes are in trend right now. I`m only familiar with beauty boxes so this is definitely a new sight. I think my brother will be thrilled to know about this kind of box.

  • #25

    Retlyn Ereca Ceballos (Wednesday, 10 August 2016 13:36)

    This is so amazing! Never heard about that box but it looks so AWESOME! I am so curious about the Mars space sand, I hope i could buy that thing in my place


  • #26

    Lesley-Anne (Saturday, 13 August 2016 21:16)

    I have never heard of these. This would be a really good birthday present for my other half.

  • #27

    Mommy Queenelizabeth (Saturday, 24 September 2016 15:46)

    Whoah! First encounter with a BAM box here. Was wondering, are they all collectibles items that are small? I got curious the Mars Space Sand. Its awesome! There's something like that sand here. Its the kinetic sand, sounds the same but not quite sure if it has the same specs..

  • #28

    franklin (Sunday, 09 October 2016 10:17)

    The Bam box is realy nice