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 July 2014’s block, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
• “Turtle Power” TMNT T-Shirt
• Comic-Con Episode IV
• Nerf Zombie Strike Ricochet
• Star Wars Insider Issue
• Star Wars Plush Vehicle (Tie Fighter)
This month was kind of strange. Nerd Block was advertising this month as a “jam-packed box” that “they could barely get closed”. I interpreted this as a box having one or two additional items, but instead of was because the items in the box were legitimately big! The shirt is the winner for me. I love TMNT, but unfortunately only have one retro style shirt for the franchise. I really like the look of this one, so that’s really neat to me. The Nerf gun is actually kinda cool. It’s nothing I would buy normally, but it’s cool to have. My cat gets a kick out of it apparently. Being only a moderate fan of Star Wars, the other two items aren’t huge on excitement for me, but they’re neat none the less. The DVD SHOULD be neat, but having seen these on the shelves of Toys R Us in 2012 (and most of 2013) for dollars makes it a little less exciting. I’ll check it out anyway though. Overall, while not the best box, the gun is cool and the shirt more than makes up for the lack-luster box.
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!