Unboxing: Nerd Block – August, 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. They’ve also introduced Arcade Block, yet another $19.99 box that focuses strictly on gaming 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 August 2014’s block, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
• “Pocket Monster Containment Capsule” Pokémon Shirt
• Exclusive Glow in the Dark Harley Quinn POP! Vinyl
• Nerd Block Exclusive Cover Doctor Who Comics
• Incredibear Bravest Warriors Keychain
• Minikins Mini-Figures
Yet another winner of a T-Shirt. They initially announced there was an exclusive Pokémon item in the box, which should have been a giveaway that it was the shirt. I really dig it! Pokémon is probably the franchise closest to my heart, and it’s just a cool design with a lot of hipster Japanese on it with an all around neat look. As a fan of Doctor Who (and comics), the exclusive covers are great. Unfortunately haven’t read them yet, but it’s neat to own and I look forward to reading and maybe hoping into the Who comic world. I’m not a ginmorous Batman fan, but I do love exclusive things, and Harley IS really neat. I would have prefered Bats, but Harley is still neat to own. The keychain is alright. Bravest Warriors, from what I’ve seen, was pretty enjoyable. Hopefully I can finish watching that soon. The Minikins are just stupid as all hell. If Nerd Block throws those in again I might just revolt. Heavily contemplating switching my sub to Arcade Block, as that is more my thing than Pop Culture is, but we’ll see. Overall, it was a pretty neat box. The comics and shirt more than make up for whatever the hell the Minikins are supposed to be.
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, Arcade 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!