Unboxing the BAM box - August theme "crazy"

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. Ofcourse nerdish as we are that made our heart beat faster. Carola got one first and not long after that I followed. 

This months theme was "Crazy" and we got an email with the announcement that there would be an autograph of one of the memebers of the "Suicide Squad" in 1 out of 2 boxes. So needless to say we couldn't wait. Unfortunately we had to wait, because there were some complications in the international shipping system. But I have to say the communication was pretty good and eventually the box arrived...hurray! 


Italic = Liv 

Regular font = Carola



Our plan for this month was for Carola to do a vlog and for me to write the article. Unfortunately there was another setback, because the sound of the video is awful. But I could take some screenshots from the video, so for now just sit back. relax and let's start unboxing! I'll try to make a decent video next time! I hate it that the sound was bad haha. I waited to open the BAM box specifically to make a vlog. So it took some HUGE self control. And then.. no video haha. But still, we have some screenshots to show my responses. 


We love up-cards! They mean you have an upgraded item in your box.  There are four different colors and each color represents another sort of item. This month I got the blue up-card. This means that there is an upgraded or limited autographed item in the box. As you can see Carola had a green card, which means she has an upgraded or limited pin. Carola also had a blue card, so she is one lucky girl.

The Pin

There is a custom pin in every box and this month the theme is Jim Carry (yay!). Part time filmmaker and artist Kelly Ferguson took three of Carry's craziest roles ("The Cable Guy", "The Mask" and "Ace Ventura") and recreated the look in these custom pins.  I like Jim Carry and I think his role in "Ace Ventura" (you love him or you hate him) is legendary. Back to the pin, I got "The Cable Guy" and I think it's pretty cool. I like all three movies so I like all of them. However  I think the "Ace Ventura" one is the best one!


I had the Ace Venture pin! And the one with a 1 up card. Pretty awesome! Even though I don't like the Ace Ventura movies, I'm happy with this pin. I do like Jim Carrey! He's played some awesome roles. My favorite Jim Carrey movie would be the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. And I also enjoyed watching the Truman Show! I really like the design of my pin, it looks really good. Liv's pin looks great as well. I haven't seen the movie the Cable Guy. I'll look it up and maybe I'll watch it. If I like it, maybe Liv & I can trade pins!  

Hannibal Lecter

Aaaah Hannibal Lecter...one of the greatest movie villains ever, impressively portrayed by the one and only Sir Anthony Hopkins. What a great movie that was, right? For those who don't know (first of all: shame on you!): Anthony Hopkins played Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 movie "The Silence of the Lambs".  Lecter is a caniballistic serial killer, assigned to help the young FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) to solve a case. To make this work, Starling has to visit Lecter in jail and he has his way with words...So what has this got to do with the BamBox?  There is a custom made Hannibal Lecter mask in every box and I love that! Ofcourse I immediately wanted to try it on, but then came the snap back to reality, because the elastic litteraly snapped when I tried it on I guess my head's to big lol. But after a remarkable piece of knot tying, I could finally try it on (As you can see on the pictures below). Great item!


When I tried it, it snapped as well! It's a pity the quality of the strap isn't that great. But, putting that aside, I love the idea of the mask! Silence op the Lambs is a GREAT movie. And I totally love have something that reminds me of that. Will be nice for a photo op with Anthony Hopkins one day.. ;). Haha I know! Dream on..

What's in the Box?

When I spotted the next item in the box, I immediately knew what it was about. Remember the movie "Se7en"? And do you remember the scene with the box? Remember BradPitt frantically asking "What's in the box?!?". Well now we know! It's a Barbie head!  BamBox recreated the scene we have never scene and we can take a peek in the box. I like it, it's an original item and I'm sure I will find a place for it somewhere. 

Well, my response was a little bit different from yours haha. (Check out my face on the picture, lol). 

I have seen the movie Se7en. And  I totally love it. that movie is so well played.. It's incredible. And I immediately thought of the movie as well when I saw the box. But I think the message is.. That the box contained a head ;). Luckily in our case, it's just a barbie head. I think it's a funny item in the box. But for me mainly just 'funny'. Not rally a collectors item or something. Just a joke: A barbie head in a box. 


What I was also thinking about.. Ha someone been decapitating barbies for a living now for real? Imagine that someone must have torn of thousands of barbie heads.. Also adding a little fake blood to it haha. Can't imagine how that feels.. lol

The killing joke

What would a "Crazy" Box be without the Joker? I think the next item is awesome. This year Warner Bros. released the animated superhero movie "Batman: The Killing Joke" (based on the 1988 DC graphic novel with the same name).  This is a Bam! Box exclusive EP with a small selection of the movie's soundtrack. I love that it is vinyl, that makes it just a little bit more special to me. I like it, I like it a lot!


I like this item! It's very unique and exclusive. I'm glad I can play vinyl. This won't be the case for everyone. I haven't listened to it yet. I couldn't push myself to take it out of the plastic. I don't why haha. But I always have this problem. When we by dvds, Sig tears off the seal first thing. I never do that. I wait until I want to see the movie. Then do it haha. 

Suicide Squad

With this year's release of the greatly anticipated movie "Suicide Squad" there had to be some "Squad" related items in this box. The movie received a lot of criticism, but I liked it (Check out our duo review ). Sure the story is kind of lame, but hey what do you expect? It's a superhero movie, so just make a big bowl of popcorn and enjoy! The first "Squad"item is a Harley Quinn Sketch in pin up style from artist Nathan Szerdy. As you can see it's in a calendar style and features the date September 11th , 1992. This is the date Harley first appeared in the animated series. The sketch is signed by the artist and mine is number 1422 out of 1999. I think Harley Quinn is an awesome character so I love this. But the last item is the best one, remember when i mentioned the upgraded autograp at the beginning of the story?  Well I had the blue card, soI got lucky. It's a signed picture of Karen Fukuhara, she played Katana in the movie. Thank you Bam! Box. 

What do you think of this month's box? Should we do a vlog next time? Let us know in the comments! 


And now if you'll excuse me : "I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for diner" ;)

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Comments: 22
  • #1

    Jerwel De Perio (Sunday, 11 September 2016 21:41)

    I think the contents of the box is so amazing, well except for a barbie doll head. Kind of creepy if you ask me.

  • #2

    Hatsuharu Kikkawa (Sunday, 11 September 2016 21:50)

    Is it cool to receive a subscription box with no idea of what you'll be getting aside from the theme itself. I have watched Suicide Squad and though there are a lot negative reviews, I enjoyed the movie and fell in love with Harley Quinn

  • #3

    Ree (Sunday, 11 September 2016 23:57)

    Haha to the tiny barbie head! This is such an awesome subscription box. I've passed this post onto my boyfriend. He loves this kind of thing! Ree Love30

  • #4

    Nicole P. (Monday, 12 September 2016 04:42)

    I would think that the recent BAM box you guys would have gotten is incomplete without Suicide squad, or even just a little bit of harley! Personally, I think the harley quinn sketch is the best thing you guys have gotten, because if I had that I would sketch and resketch the thing and maybe even make a mini comic series with that pin up style harley.

    "What I was also thinking about.. Ha someone been decapitating barbies for a living now for real? "
    in response to this, I think I did this when I was a kid. all barbie dolls I got had a haircut, then got decapitated. XD

  • #5

    Shubhangi (Monday, 12 September 2016 06:08)

    Hey Carola, amazing box ! must be a fun ! what I like most is your review in a very different conversational form !

  • #6

    The Venetian Rover (Monday, 12 September 2016 08:53)

    Gosh it's so cool! I love your writing and your passion, the blog has a very nice outlook too

  • #7

    Laveena Sengar (Monday, 12 September 2016 09:05)

    Hey. This is fascinating. What could be better than not knowing so many gifts come handy with the subscription box. ;) They are all funny. I like the movie suicide squad a lot.

  • #8

    http://momiberlin.com (Monday, 12 September 2016 09:05)

    Haha. Your box is truly a fun one to unbox. Cute items and really just make me smile and forget my worries. Perhaps its one of the many ideas of unboxing. The thrill and excitement.

  • #9

    ROBERT LEE (Monday, 12 September 2016 10:37)

    I was wondering about your BAM BOX and here it is. Congratulations for getting an autographed sketch of Karen (Katana)! I think one of the beautiful things about the bam box is the mystery in not knowing what you are going to get, so you better be a hardcore fan or else. Plus you get a chance to get exclusive items you can't buy in stores. Whatever makes you, Liv and Carola, happy, right?

  • #10

    Kylie (Monday, 12 September 2016 11:29)

    I've always been too scared to get a subscription mystery box yet I've been intrigued none the less! I can't imagine the curiosity and excitement of opening each individual mystery item! Kind of like Christmas or a secret admirer!

    Have you ever been disappointed with the contents? Perhaps I might sign up to one too and give it a try! :)

  • #11

    sam (Monday, 12 September 2016 12:49)

    The Bam Box is an awesome scheme! I think the concept can also work for other niches. For example, travel with new post cards and mementos. It must be a thrill to open em up!

  • #12

    Martine (Monday, 12 September 2016 14:07)

    Ok, that's freaky, the Barbie head!! Hahahaha! But I love the idea of a curated box. I do one also for the readers of my blog, but I have not tried a subscription model for it (yet).

  • #13

    Shai (Monday, 12 September 2016 14:39)

    This Bam box is interesting but that Barbie head looks scary! I love that Suicide Squad item though!! Please do a vlog soon. I know it'll be entertaining :)

  • #14

    Jm (Monday, 12 September 2016 15:22)

    Oh well that box is loaded with cool stuffs and of course that Suicide Squad autograph is the coolest for me. Well it is not really an amazig movie but it is something new that the villains are the stars.

  • #15

    Maerose JS (Monday, 12 September 2016 21:42)

    Yay, I got pretty excited for the two of you as well, as you revealed the contents of the box! Btw, Carola and I were postcard pals from 2011-2013. I believe we share the same excitement of receiving something in the mail. :) It's super nice to see you in the blogging world, dear Carola! :)))) Back to the box, I really like the concept! Surprise and mystery at its finest! The barbie head was hilarious! haha

  • #16

    Me-An Clemente (Tuesday, 13 September 2016 07:37)

    It's BAM box time again. Wow! They really give different stuff every month. It's so different from the last time and the BAM box people put a lot of thought on their boxes. Anyway, for the Hannibal Lecter mask, I think you can change its strap if the quality isn't that good. For the Barbie head, I think this will be morbid to little girls, but, yes, good idea.

  • #17

    Blair Villanueva (Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:25)

    Wow, this is cool! I only know beauty subscription boxes, and I didn't realize there is also this kind of monthly subscription box. Oh this is great present for music / toy collectors!
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  • #18

    Tina von S (Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:21)

    The content of the box is pretty cool and it really gives my nerdy side a little bit of pump. Also, a big sucker for suicide squad as well. Maybe they say it is bad, but I loved it!
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  • #19

    Arunas (Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:59)

    This was an interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

  • #20

    Zwitsy (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 02:14)

    ouch (shame on you quote lol). But really, I searched for Hannibal Lecter and what I found out, the movie looks familiar but I am not sure if I have seen it already. But nonetheless, this lead me to watch the movie. Ha! I'll try to check where I can score free movies online. Oh for the box, it really did fall on its theme of the month.

  • #21

    Anna Nuttall (Sunday, 18 September 2016)

    hot damn you wasn't kidding when you said crazy. I would love the Hannibal mask. xx

  • #22

    Martin @ArtbyMLO (Monday, 19 September 2016 02:10)

    That's really an interesting concept for movie fans with these bam boxes. But I have to confess I would not be able to link all items to the right movies. Especially the What's in the Box? I would have never thought of Seven.