Gaming has always been a core element of the Nerd Block Classic, but the company has hence decided to split the world of gamin into a new product: Arcade Block. For the same $19.99 plus shipping as Nerd Block Classic, you get a t-shirt and a boxful of goodies all related to your favorite gaming franchises. What you get inside is random every month, so you never know what franchises or items the Block Crew will touch upon next. For those of you not quite into gaming, you can check out Nerd Block Classic (pop culture/comic based), Horror Block (horror based), or the Nerd Block Jr. (kid franchises) varieties as well. There’s a Block for everyone! Click on the link below to subscribe.
Contents of June 2015’s block, as well as my unboxing video are after the jump.
• Team Fortress 2 NES T-Shirt
• Max Speed Speedometer Watch
• Portal 2 Magnets
• Coexist Bumper Sticker
• Metroid Print
• Retro Magazine
This Arcade Block actually surprised me. The shirt was an immediate hit. I used to love TF2 before the hat craze hit and I lost track of the game. I still enjoy the franchise and hope to get back into it sometime soon. Regardless, the NES style of the shirt sold me. The watch is weird. Racing is a big genre in gaming, but it’s not something I would think would be in Arcade Block. That being said, the watch is beautiful. It’s gimmicky, but I really enjoy that aspect of it. I don’t think I would ever actually use it to tell time, but it’s a nice gimmicky piece of jewelry that is sure to get a few questions. I need to learn how to program it. The rest of the block is pretty standard. The Metroid print will make a nice piece of decoration for any gaming den, the gaming themed “Coexist” bumper stick is cute, and the Portal 2 magnets are great as a fan of the franchise. Not the greatest block, but the watch REALLY surprised me.
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, comic fan or have children you want to share the experience with, be sure to check out the Horror Block, Nerd Block Classic, and Nerd Block Jr. subscriptions as well. These things are really fun to me, and I look forward to next month’s Block.
Thanks Arcade Block!