Free Shipping On Orders $200 or more! $9.99 Flat Rate Shipping For Orders Under $200! (lower 48 states)

Starter kits vs. Mystery boxes: Which should you buy? | Fox Airsoft

Posted by George Church on 13th Jan 2021

Starter kits vs. Mystery boxes: Which should you buy? | Fox Airsoft

Should I Buy a Mystery Box or a Starter Kit?

If you’re getting into airsoft and you’ve seen our website, you probably have heard of our mystery boxes and starter kits. However, you might not be sure which one is right for you. Let’s talk about which option you should pick up first.

Why you should get a starter kit:

If you’re a new airsoft player deciding on what gear you need to get first, the starter kit is designed for you. We offer starter kits in many different varieties including rifle kits, pistol kits, sniper kits, and gear kits. Our basic rifle kits include everything you need to get a gun up and running, such as a battery, charger, and bb’s. The complete rifle kit upgrades the basic kit by adding a face mask, goggles, and a gun bag.

These bundles include the essential accessories you need along with your gun, and also gets you a discount off of everything in the bundle. The exact pricing varies by kit, the basic kit offers about 20% off of the bundled items, and the complete kit upgrades that discount to about 40%. If you’re shopping for only the most essential items, these starter kits have the best value by far.

Check out our starter kits!

Why you should get a mystery box:

Let’s talk about what exactly a mystery box is. There are many options available for the price point of the box. When you order a mystery boxes, the contents are randomly selected by our staff members based on what we have in stock. We do not include any used or defective items. You are guaranteed to receive more in retail value than what you paid, with the added value increasing based on the price of the box. Here’s what our mystery boxes currently guarantee in added value:

Mystery accessory pack ($25) = $30 value.

$50 box = $70 value.

$75 box = $100 value.

$100 box = $120 value.

$500 box = $600 value.

We also have lots more different mystery boxes not on that list!

So, should you get a mystery box? If you’re looking for the absolute best value on items, a mystery box is a great option. They can include everything from sights, to slings, to lasers, and many other accessories along with a guaranteed airsoft gun. However, if you’re starting from scratch and don’t have any of the essential gear yet, mystery boxes are not guaranteed to include the items that you need to have such as batteries and chargers. I would say that mystery boxes are the best way to add on to a pre existing loadout, but might not be the best choice for your first airsoft purchase.

Check out our mystery boxes!

In conclusion, if you’re brand new to the sport, a starter kit will get you the most value and guarantee that you get everything you need to go play. However, if you’re already an airsoft player with the essential items already in your loadout, a mystery box will get you the most value. They both offer fantastic discounts, but for your first gun I suggest a starter kit so that you can pick the exact rifle you want to have.

— Customers Testimonial —

Honestly, this is the only airsoft shop I will ever buy from. Their guns are always quality. Their custom work is mind blowing. Their staff is not only helpful, but always happy to help. If you are just starting out or have been playing for years, these guys have guns, gear, and good advice for every situation.
— R. King
Awesome company and products. Received sooner than projected from Colorado and I'm in California. Less than 2 days from placing order to receiving it. . Everything shipped as ordered . Incredible selection and great price... Did my homework and eventually came back to them. I'm glad I did. My squad will be ordering and I be ordering more gear as well.
— John
Great people great place I've ordered a few small things. Delivery was on time both times great items. Yesterday I checked my mail they sent me a fox airsoft patch just to say thanks and to me that's a way to do bussiness. Fox y'all have got business keep up the good work.
— Matt
Free Shipping On Orders $200 or more! $9.99 Flat Rate Shipping For Orders Under $200!* (Contiguous 48 States)
30 / 30 Warranty & Return Policy
Expert Service
Quality Airsoft Solutions
I would love to receive updates from Fox Airsoft on special offers, game play and other players tips! *