Saturday, December 6, 2014

FukuBox's Featuring Pearl Jam Eddie Vedder Blink 182 and More

Am sure you're wondering the same thing as I did when I first saw the word Fukubox. What the hell is that ? Fukubukuro ("lucky bag", "mystery bag") is a Japanese New Year custom in which merchants make grab bags filled with unknown random contents and sell them for a substantial discount, usually 50% or more off the list price of the items contained within. The low prices are usually done to attract customers to shop at that store during the new year. The term is formed from fukuJapanese (福, meaning "good fortune" or "luck") and fukuro (袋, meaning "bag"). The change fukuroof to bukuro is the phenomenon known as rendaku. The fuku comes from the Japanese saying that "there is fortune in leftovers" (残り物には福がある). Popular stores' fukubukuro usually are snapped up quickly by eager customers, with some stores having long lines snake around city blocks hours before the store opens on New Year's Day.

Now Chris who runs a band merchandise company in the US first saw these in Japan several years ago and instantly became fascinated with them.  I have to admit as someone that enjoys buying mystery tubes of posters this is cool. His goal is to bring this wonderful cultural experience to the US and his customers. That is why the name is FukuBox. Now you have the chance to buy a Lucky Box.

You have your choice with these as well. There are boxes from Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, blink 182, City & Color Ames Bros and more. There are boxes for girls and guys so you can knock out some easy Christmas shopping with out spending a lot of money.

So whats in a box ? Each box will have 3 garments and some may even have a few extra items.

Head over to and get lucky


  1. If they're anything like the Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder mystery boxes that were sold, might as well be called a fuck you box...

  2. The Pearl Jam Mystery Box I got was cool. Different people are doing these also, plus you know for the most part what you are getting and they are cheap too.