Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – July 2015
Arcade Block is a subscription box from Nerd Block. It’s all gamer themed items, plus a shirt.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Arcade Block
The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping ($9.50 shipping to the US)
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA10 to save 10% off the first month of any Nerd Block subscription
The Products: Gamer gear, collectibles, etc, plus a new t-shirt each month.
Ships to: Worldwide!
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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. And I’m only now noticing that the card looks like an NES cartridge – awesome!
Sweep The Leg T-Shirt – Value $10?
Caution T-Shirt – Value $10?
Like this month’s Horror Block, it’s a double shirt month. If you read my reviews, you know I’m not the biggest fan of double shirt month. That being said, I like both shirts – We already have the Sweep The Leg shirt from July’s Nerd Block Classic, but I still like the shirt, and it will be easily giftable. I love this month’s feature shirt, based on The Last Of Us (which is an unbelievably great game), it cautions us against clickers – which are, in my opinion, the creepiest of zombie type in the game!
Evolve Pop – Value $9.81 on Amazon
I love getting Funko POPs in boxes. While I haven’t played the game (yet), I know it was pretty popular at the beginning of this year. Once I catch up on my gaming backlog, it should be pretty cheap for me to pick up try.
Sonic Worlds Unite: Battles #1 – Value $3.99
This comic is an Arcade Block exclusive variant cover – and I must say, I love that the cover has the old-school Sega game cartridge box styling! I’m not sure if I’d like a Sonic comic, but I basically was raised on Sonic, so it’s worth a shot!
Classic Console Cartridge Coasters – Value $5?
These are exclusive to Arcade Block. These are a thinner, but hard paper, depicting 4 games – Mario, ExciteBike, DuckTales, and Contra. Except, they aren’t licensed, so they are using title like Duckstory, and ExciteBMX – still really cool.
DJ Organic & Mega Ran: Coin-Op Crush – Value $5-10?
This is also an exclusive this month. I haven’t popped this in (mostly because my computer has no cd drive!), but it’s a nostalgic remix of arcade classics. Has anyone listened to this yet?
Cut The Rope Nommies – Value ?
I couldn’t find the grab bags for sale – but 12 packs were going anywhere from $10-$25 on Amazon. Full disclosure, in my unboxing it took my like a full minute to conclude that they aren’t candy. They’re really tiny, maybe 1/2 inch, squishy Cut The Rope characters – while I’m not a fan of the game, i’d probably keep a Marvel/DC related grab bag of these.
Verdict: While this month was a double shirt month, which is not my favorite thing, I still liked it much more than last month’s box. I always count it as a win to get a POP that I don’t have, a new comic, and a shirt that I like! I was hoping that they’d continue including the RETRO gaming magazine in the boxes like last month (although I seemed to be in the minority), so I was bummed to see it wasn’t in there.
What did you think of this month’s Arcade Block?