The Chinese New Year 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. This is good news for those of us down in the Billet Box Rabbit Hole, it means and new “Year Of” box. The special edition like this was the YOTD (Year of the Dog) back in 2018.
The following versions of the Year of the Rabbit were sold on 1/23/2023
YOTR Paua Grimace – Purple with Paua button and teal G10 plates. ($299.49)
YOTR I’m a Bush – MilSpec Green with a gold MOP button and tan G10 plates. ($299.94)
YOTR Pvt. Pyle – MilSpec Green with an Ultem button and Ivory G10 plates. ($264)
YOTR Blackbald Smokeshow- This is the one with the slightly blueish-grey metallic finish and it came with a black MOP button and black G10 plates. ($314)
YOTR Piebald SLR – Black with MOP button and black G10 plates. ($299)
The loose translation on the part of the side of the Billet Box is “Made in America” and the part at the top left is Billet Box Year of the Rabbit (Hole).
The serial numbers for this run are encrypted and indicated by the droppings. When I figure the sequencing out exactly, I will update this.
I want to take a little credit for this since I urged BBV to do this, but it was Bill Weinburger, a member of Billet Box Info that let me know about the upcoming Year of the Rabbit festivities, so credit to them as well.
The price of a Rev 4 Billet Box is set by the stock button. There are occasionally special edition boxes that cost more, but the main pricing scheme is below.
Mother of Pearl (all varieties)
Billet Box Vapor drops the Billet Box on Saturdays.
Machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum, In-house Cerakoted. The Billet Box is the first E-Vaporizer to incorporate massive battery power, a huge 5.5ml E-fluid tank, and all electronics internalized into a beautifully handcrafted mod. The end result is a dependable, sleek, solid, obscenely well-crafted USA-made vaporizer that needs very little attention to maintain.
R4 Billet Box with a DNA-60
SMOK Nord Coil Adapter
Specification: YOTR 2023 (Year of the Rabbit)
2.00 in × .85 in × 3.45 in
Videos: YOTR 2023 (Year of the Rabbit)
Photos: YOTR 2023 (Year of the Rabbit)
General Billet Box Info
The Billet Box is roughly the size & shape of a pack of cigarettes. It has a completely enclosed battery, chip, screen, tank, and atomizer. Billet Boxes are very customizable and there are dozens of modders that create all sorts of great addons from panels to colored Boros. They are relatively Hassle-Free and have gotten better over the years.
Billet Box was started in 2011 and saw tons of changes from that point until 2016. In 2016, there were quite a few changes including going from Rev3 to Rev4 and going from the DNA 40 chip to the DNA 60 chip. There have been very few changes since then and I can only assume this has to do with government regulations pending. I am sure that is frustrating to see with China not caring about the US Government.
Colors were introduced in 2014 with Rev.3a as well as occasional button changes. Prior to this, they were all the color of raw aluminum.
In 2016, they went away with the cover that slid up with the ball bearing to a magnet-based panel.
The Billet Box logo changed in 2018 and they started printing the logo on the body under the fire button panel at that point. Prior years, at least 2016 and 2017, the logo and year were printed inside of the panels. They also started using a presentation box with the new logo to ship the devices in.
For more information about the History of the Billet Box, check out our timeline.