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March 2016 "Gamer" CubeForme Review
CubeForme is one of my favorite boxes because they produce items that you can’t get anywhere else. They feature 3d-printed objects that they commission themselves, so they’re unique to the box. This arrangement also makes it extra exciting to open the box each month to see what’s inside.
I was a bit disappointed in the last CubeForme I received, which was the January 2016 box with a “Revolution” theme. However, I’d loved the first month, and I noticed the March theme was “gamer” (fitting for me), so I decided to try them out again.
The first component of each box is a collectible coin. I really enjoy these coins because they offer a collectible similar to the patches from Marvel Collector Corps and the pins from Loot Crate, but they’re even more special because they’re 3d-printed per the box’s appeal.
The first themed item I took out was a Fallout cookie cutter. With this item alone, I already liked this box more than the previous one I’d received. The item bears a remarkable resemblance to Vault Boy and the cookie cutter design gives it a utility that adds to the item’s value (IMO.) I’m tempted to get cookie dough just so I can use this.
As if I couldn’t get even happier, the second item was a TIE fighter ornament. I identify Star Wars more with movies than video games, but I’m not going to complain about getting an item as cool as this! It’s cute as a figure alone, but the ability to make it an ornament is even better. I’ll probably hang it up around Christmas time if I get a tree this year.
The third item caught me off guard: a Surprised Patrick figure. Surprised Patrick is a popular meme on the internet, so I recognized him, but I didn’t understand how he fit with video games either. The info card for the box gives a great explanation: video games commonly include easter eggs, and this is an easter egg for the box.
The fourth item was a Strange Coin from Destiny, incredibly fitting for the “Gamer” theme. I couldn’t identify the coin at first, although it looked familiar. Destiny players should really appreciate this item, and even for people like me who don’t play Destiny (or most shooters), it’s still a cool item to collect.
I finished this month’s CubeForme unboxing with positive feelings. It was definitely a step up from last month and it gave me the same type of excitement that I got for their first box I reviewed, their Artisan box. It’s hard to choose my favorite item, but it would be a tie between the TIE fighter ornament and Vault Boy cookie cutter. It’s clear that the box’s curator put a lot of thought into these items and I’m happy with what he came up with. All in all, I feel confident once again recommending CubeForme to anyone who likes the concept and wants to see what they offer for their “Elements” box in April.
Recommended for: 3D printing geeks and anyone interested in new technologies
Not recommended for: people who don't care about 3D printing/technology