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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – December 2014

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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Box

Nerd Block is a monthly subscription box for geeks and gamers. This box typically includes at least a figurine or two, and always a new exclusive shirt. Nerd Block recently introduced Arcade Block, so this box is now known as Nerd Block Classic.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Nerd Block

The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $8.75 to Canada, $9.50 to US, $12.50 Worldwide)

COUPON: Use coupon code CLASSIC2015 to save $5 off your first month!

The Products: Every Nerd Block comes with a custom t-shirt (in your size) and 5-6 epic items for you to tear into!

Ships to: US, Canada, and Worldwide!

Check out my Nerd Block reviews and Loot Crate reviews!

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Info

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. This month is a double-tee shirt month. Every subscriber gets a mystery tee from Shirt Punch.

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Tetris

Gizmo Plush – Value $21

Tetris Notebook – Value $11

My husband was excited to see Gizmo in the box! This Tetris notepad is fun – probably not the best quality though:

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Notes

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Willow

Signed Willow Print – Value ?

Dungeons and Dragons Kre-o Army Builder Pack – Value $6

Our Willow print was signed by Val Kilmer. (Each subscriber gets a print signed by either Val Kilmer or Warwick Davis). I’m not sure on what the value should be for the print though – if you have a suggestion please let me know!

The Kre-o pack isn’t for us though – it will be swapped!

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Butter Beer

Annual Butter Beer Pub Crawl – Value $10

We are huge Harry Potter fans, so this is probably our favorite shirt Nerd Block has ever sent! (Subscribers will receive this tee in either burgundy as shown or black).


Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Tee

Capsule Gang Tee – Value $10

This is the random Shirt Punch Mystery tee. I’m guessing there will be a lot of variety with this item.

Verdict: Since I’m not sure on what value to give the signed print, I’m estimating the value of this box to be at least $70. I think it is a great value, and while not our favorite Nerd Block box to date, there are definitely a few items my husband loves!

What do you think of the December Nerd Block box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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  1. So, since the classic block is going to start having themes in January, will the other blocks also have themes? I am guessing that the junior blocks will likely follow the classic theme, but I wonder if there will be Horror and Arcade Block themes as well?

  2. Looking at completed eBay listings I think the Val Kilmer Nerd Block autographed print will end up sitting with a $10-$15 value. The Warwrick Davis one looks to be rarer.

    I still have no idea why you keep valuing the shirts at $15 though, especially the random Shirt Punch one. The shirts sell for $10 on the site, the price is clearly listed there, why the price would be more for the box is beyond me (not to mention when they do mystery bag sales the price is even lower).

    • I have to admit I just usually estimate t-shirts at $15 if they are exclusively made for a box since I can’t find the exact one online. I’ll change the value to $10 on this review and reviews moving forward – thanks for letting me know!

  3. I did subscribe to Nerd Create and wasn’t all that impressed, but it looks like this box might be a better fit for me. Does anyone prefer this one over the other?

    • I should say Loot Crate. Not Nerd Create.

  4. I love this box!! So sad I missed it — if anyone wants to sell their box let me know!

    I just tried to sign up for January’s box but it says the coupon code has reached it’s limit 🙁

  5. Don’t let them get wet LOL. I had a Gizmo when I was a child.

  6. Definitely my favorite Nerd Block so far and one of my favorite boxes to date. I wore the HP shirt to the family christmas gathering and it was a real hit. Especially because my youngest brother and his wife made butterbeer from a recipe they got at the HP theme park in Florida. I like the design of the Attack on Titan shirt I got for the second shirt, though I really wish I might get hold of the Firefly shirt. While there is something to be said for the limited edition nature of many sub box shirts, I wish there were more chances for those coming late to sub boxes or a particular box to pick up some of the shirts they missed in the past. I still really wish I could get the Marty McPrime shirt, the Joki shirt and the skull made of cute kittens shirts from Loot Crate as well as some of the shirts with retro gaming themes like Mario Bros or Zelda themes and any shirt with a Star Wars or Joss Wheadon element. I would love to see some of the geeky box services start to carry some extra shirts for new subscribers, maybe with them keeping stocked for a few months to a year. Maybe it wouldn’t be economically feasible, but I can dream. Shirts were my number one motivation for getting into geek related subs. I’ve since begun collecting figures and appreciating all of the other items, but shirts are definitely tops with me, no pun intended. OK, maybe intended just a little.

  7. I’m not into sci-fi but wonder- are there sci-fi boxes? I think they would be popular.

  8. Gizmo is adorable. Out of the geek boxes. .. which one has the most cuteness in it? And would be most suitable for women? I saw nerd box has a girls geek box yet that is more suitable for young girls verses teens.

    • Lily, I only subscribe to NerdBlock as far as geek boxes go, but wanted to let you know that you get to choose which size and type tee you like for your boxes. I was able to choose a Ladies Medium, and so far, all of my tees from them have been in that size. The ladies’ fit is great and makes the box feel special. 🙂

  9. I received a bright red Butter Beer shirt, not burgundy or black, so there may be more color options. My second tee was a Firefly Serenity ship one! I love it! Best two tees ever!

  10. I love that Butter Beer shirt! My boyfriend subscribes to Arcade Block but now I kind of wish he had the regular Nerd Block, too–I would have stolen that shirt from him lol.

  11. I posted a comment and link on the January pick or skip post. I thought it would come up as a URL It came up as the actual link and shows a spoiler. I thought it would just show the address and people could choose to open the link. I don’t know how to delete or alter the post. I’m so sorry.

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