Sci Fi Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
Sci-Fi Block is a block from Nerd Block. It joins the likes of the original Nerd Block box, Horror Block, Arcade Block, and Comic Block subscriptions, and focuses on bringing you the best in science fiction!
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: Sci-Fi Block
The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $8.75 to Canada, $9.50 to US, $12.50 Worldwide)
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA10 to save 10% off your first month!
The Products: Every Nerd Block comes with a custom t-shirt (in your size) and 5-6 geeky items.
Ships to: US, Canada, and Worldwide!
Read all of our Sci-Fi Block Reviews!
There’s a card in each box detailing all of the items. Typically, this is found at the bottom of the box which is great for avoiding spoilers at the very last moment!
Doctor Who Shirt – Value $15?
This is the second month in a row where I didn’t receive the pictured shirt in my box. This month hurts a bit more because I’m not a Doctor Who fan – and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy shirt look incredible!
Daryl Dixon Pocket POP – Value $8 on POP Price Guide
Next is this Walking Dead Pocket POP, and I’m honestly not sure why this is in here. It’s not on the card and is labelled with a Horror Block exclusive sticker. It’s cool – but I’m confused.
Here’s Daryl out of the box.
First Order Stormtrooper Bobblehead – Value $12.95
You could have receive 1 of 4 Star Wars bobbleheads. This Stormtrooper, Rey, Captain Phasma, and Kylo Ren were the possibilities. I struck out a bit since I received the only Star Wars bobblehead that I already own!
Here’s the bobblehead out of the box.
Fahrenheit 451 – Value $9.21 on Amazon
They include a copy of Fahrenheit 451. I haven’t read this book but it looks like it gets great reviews and aligns with my interests
Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.
Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.
When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
Wookie Can Cooler – Value $12.99 on Amazon
How cool is this thing (pun intended!). I can’t see a better way to keep your hand warm will enjoying a cold beverage than this! I love the Chewbacca belt!
Spock ReAction – Value $8.99
They’ve included another Funko item this month – a Spock ReAction figure. I’m not a big ReAction fan, but they are always nostalgic for me to see, end even open.
Here is Spock, close up.
Futurama Print – Value $5-10?
They include this great print from Futurama! I’m not big on any prints, but this Futurama print is a cool graphic that makes it look like BioShock or something.
BB8 on Board Bumper Sticker – Value $5?
The last item is a BB8 bumper sticker. While it’s not really usable for me, it is a fun item – I can easily pass this off to a friend who will love it.
Verdict: My box was a bit all over the board this month, wasn’t it? Did anyone else get the Pocket POP or the different shirt? All in all (not counting the Pocket POP), I thought this was a pretty good box. Very heavy on Star Wars with some Futurama and Star Trek thrown in as well – that’s a recipe for success in my book. I’m excited to read the book, too!
What did you think of the May Sci-Fi Block?