Unboxing: Nerd Block – May, 2014
Nerd Block is a monthly subscription service from the people behind ShirtPunch. Each month, for only $19.99 USD, you receive a box containing a T-Shirt, along with four to six collectibles from a variety of franchises that people love. For you horror genre fans out there, Nerd Block has started the Horror Block, a different $19.99 box that focuses strictly on top horror franchises. Finally, available for the younger is the Nerd Block Jr. for both boys and girls, for $13.99. The Nerd Block Jr. doesn’t have a shirt, but contains a few extra toys, and focuses on kids franchises like My Little Pony, Pokémon, Skylanders, etc. Both are great values, and you always receive more than what you pay for. The fun is in the surprise!
Contents of May 2014’s block, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
May’s box brought a lot of stuff, this time of franchises I like! In total, I received:
• “Fett is Coming” T-Shirt
• Stick-It Dashboard Pad
• New Super Mario Bros. U Dangler (Waddlewing with Super Acorn)
• Small Darth Vader Plush
• Star Wars Papercraft Playset
• The Amazing Spider-Man Issue 01 (Exclusive Fan Expo Cover)
While last month’s box was a little lackluster in terms of franchises I enjoy, this box tipped the scale. I love Mario and Spider-Man, and I really dig Star Wars. Topping off the fact that this month’s shirt was Star Wars crossed with Game of Thrones, another franchise I love, was really cool. There’s literally nothing in this box I didn’t enjoy. As per usual, I feel the $19.99+ Shipping price for this box was pretty great. Included in this box is the first issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, but it’s an exclusive cover by Fan Expo for Nerd Block subscribers! So if you’re a comic book fan, this Block is more than worth it for the exclusive cover alone. The papercrafts are neat, the plush is nice, the blindbag/box things are always a treat, and the Stick-It Pad is actually something really useful for people that use their phones as GPS systems or music players in the car. While last month wasn’t great for me, this Nerd Block certainly was.
As always, these aren’t for everyone, but if you’re willing to dish out about $30 a month for a surprise box filled with a bunch of neat (and possibly exclusive!) items, then this is a great thing to do. If you’re a horror fan or have children you want to share the experience with, be sure to check out the Horror Block and Nerd Block Jr. subscriptions as well. These things are really fun to me, and I look forward to next month’s Block.
Thanks Nerd Block!