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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – March 2015

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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – March 2015 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 postto learn more about how we review boxes).

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – March 2015 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)

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!

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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Info

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included for that month. They also released spoilers for the upcoming April Box:

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Card

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Magnet in Rocket Raccoon – Value $3

Guardians of the Galaxy Nesting Dolls 6 Piece Set – Value $15? (Basing the value off of this Avengers set).

My husband and I both love Guardians of the Galaxy, so we were pretty excited when we saw the spoiler hints for this box.

For the magnet, subscribers will receive Rocket Raccoon, Star Lord or Groot.

This box also promised an exclusive Baby Groot item – which turned out to be the smallest nesting doll in the nesting doll set.

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Groot

I was expecting something a little more substantial for the Baby Groot item, so we were kind of disappointed in this item.

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Munny

Munny World Multicolor Edition Trikky – Value $7

We’ve received DIY figures in a few different geeky subscription boxes before, and since we don’t have much artistic talent, they always get swapped or gifted.

April Fools Pack – Value $2?

This April Fools Pack was also in the Nerd Block Jr boxes this month – it includes a whoopie cushion and two “ice cubes” with flys in them.

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Simon Pegg

Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg – Value $16

I love that Nerd Block is including books in their boxes now! I can’t wait to read this one either – it gets great reviews on Amazon.

Here is the synopsis:

The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul, Spaced, and Star Trek.

Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise — actor, comedian, writer, and supergeek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows. Having landed on the U.S. movie scene in the surprise cult hit Shaun of the Dead, his enduring appeal and rise to movie stardom has been mercurial, meteoric, megatronic, but mostly just plain great.

From his childhood (and subsequently adult) obsession with science fiction, his enduring friendship with Nick Frost, and his forays into stand-up comedy, which began with his regular Monday-morning slot in front of his twelve-year-old classmates, Simon has always had a severe and dangerous case of the funnies.

Whether recounting his experience working as a lifeguard at the city pool, going to Comic-Con for the first time and confessing to Carrie Fisher that he used to kiss her picture every night before he went to sleep, or meeting and working with heroes that include Peter Jackson, Kevin Smith, and Quentin Tarantino, Pegg offers a hilarious look at the journey to becoming an international superstar.

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Tee

A Slice of Fried Gold T-Shirt – Value $10

I believe this is an exclusive Simon Pegg movie mashup shirt made for Nerd Block. It’s a hit with my husband!

Verdict: This box was a bit of a mixed bag for us. On one hand, we were really excited about the Simon Pegg items, and on the other the exclusive Baby Groot spoiler hint was a bit of a letdown. Of course, we’re already excited about the spoilers for the upcoming April Nerd Block box though!

What did you think of the March Nerd Block subscription 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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11 Comments

  1. My husband and I have belong to NerdBlock for awhile and this was our last. The promise of the baby Groot was a huge disappointment. I emailed customer service and they never responded. You can buy the “exclusive” nesting dolls at Target. I got some for my sons Easter basket before the box arrived at our door. So not happy.

  2. I don’t think the shirt is a mashup. It’s just Shaun of the Dead.

  3. This was my first and last Nerd Block. I was so disappointed with the promised baby groot item, it really did feel like a let-down. Most of these items are up for swap and the only thing I’m definitely keeping is the book. I’m very happy with that inclusion, but I didn’t like this box enough to keep the subscription.

    • Agreed! This was my first and last Nerd Block also. I feel like they totally pulled a bait and switch

  4. That’s not even baby Groot!

    • The tiny baby groot is the inner nesting doll – sorry we didn’t get a picture of it, but you can see it in the info card above.

  5. I’m a big Nerd Block fan, but this months was a letdown. I like the inclusion of books, but not a biography of a B-list actor. And I can’t see myself wearing a shirt with his face on it in public. The other items are okay. Maybe they have good resale value.

  6. He is of course one of my favorite actors and I was excited for this one, but Nerd Block just seems to overhype their product and when you actually recieve it, it’s about half as good as you expected.
    Maybe that’s just my experience. It does seem like they are trying with all of these celeb curated blocks and I am definitely excited for the next months POP Vinyl exclusive!
    (I wish it had been an autograph personally since he is so big now I’ll probably never get to even talk to him.)

  7. I would love to see a better picture of the nesting dolls. I collect nesting dolls and am always on the lookout for interesting additions. If anyone is interested in getting rid of theirs, please contact me brozinek@yahoo.com.

  8. This was our last month with any Nerd Blocks and we canceled Loot Crate a while ago. With things like Geek Fuel and My Geeky Goodies and the pricier Collectible Geek, plus some shirt subs like Companion Tees, the ratio of good items to junk isn’t worth it anymore.

    I think the shirt is just Shaun of the Dead, but I could be wrong. I admit that’s the only one I’ve seen multiple times.

  9. I was so let down by the baby Groot spoiler! I was expecting something of much higher quality than plastic matryoshka dolls. The artwork on the t-shirt was subpar as well in my opinion.

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