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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016

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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.

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

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The Subscription Box: Nerd Block

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

COUPON – Use coupon code MSA10 to save 10% off your first month!

Good to know – every box comes with at $10 ShirtPunch credit – no coupon required. This $10 credit also applies to their Toys section where you’ll find some Funko and Titan vinyl figures!

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!

Check out all of my Nerd Block reviews to get more information on this subscription. Check out all of our Geeky Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Nerd Block profile page.

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Each month, you’ll find a card with all of your items. Use this to find out more information about each item in the box.

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Each month, in every block, they now include a $10 ShirtPunch voucher. You can use this money to buy any type of product in their store – and they have a ton of Funko POPs! This won’t cover your shipping, though, so you’ll be paying $6 shipping for a lot of items.

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Labyrinth Shirt – Value $15

This month’s shirt features David Bowie from Labyrinth! I immediately thought of the Loot Crate shirt from earlier this year – but I actually like this one better! It’s pretty straight forward and less busy, so I like it!

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Lord of the Rings Eye of Sauron Snow Globe – Value $15+?

The hero item this month is also an exclusive item. It’s a mini snow globe from Lord of the Rings.

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Sauron’s gaze is in full-effect with this snow globe! It’s a cool design – I really like the ring around the base of the globe.

I’d say it’s about half the size of a standard snow globe – which I actually like better. I’m not a big snow globe fan, but something about the mini version made it cooler in my eyes.

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Here’s a shot of the black and red glitter raining down on the eye of Sauron!

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Lisa Simpson’s Guide to Geek Chic – Value $22 on Amazon

You receive one of five possible Simpsons books. the books feature Mr. Burns, Homer, Grampa Simpson, Bart, and Lisa. I got Lisa – and it’s full of good stuff!

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The front pocket is loaded with stickers and posters!

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The poster is awesome! The many faces of Lisa!

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Here are the 4 large stickers included as well. I absolutely love the Super Friends sticker.

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It also included a foldable fortune teller. Liz kindly put it together and demonstrated it for us!

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Those are really just the bonus items. The book itself is pretty hilarious for Simpsons fans as well.

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Masters of the Universe figures – Value $10?

These are an exclusive color for Nerd Block – they’re typically a pink color. The 3 I received were Beast Man, Skeletor, and Trap Jaw.

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They’re very tiny little figures – similar to toy soldiers – very retro toys, for a retro show!

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Back to the Future Time Circuit Luggage Tag – Value $5?

This exclusive luggage tag features the time circuit from the Back to the Future Delorean! I don’t travel much, but when I do, this will be my new luggage tag – I basically love anything Back to the Future!

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Ghostbusters Print – Value $5-10?

The final item this month was a Ghostbusters print. I don’t really care for prints, but this one is really great. I love seeing all the villains in one place! Check out the Scoleri Brothers on the left! Easily my favorite print of the year.

Verdict: I liked the August Nerd Block. The shirt, book, luggage tag and print are all awesome and fun! I do think that this is more 80’s kid friendly, though – so I might just be in the perfect demographic for these items. I really love the Simpsons books, I received the Homer Simpson book in the December Geek Fuel and liked that one as well – they’re just fun. I feel obligated to mention how much I love the $10 ShirtPunch voucher – I’ll be adding a POP to my collection with it!

What did you think of the August Nerd Block?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I absolutely LOVED the Simpsons book! I got Bart & it was so fun to look through. The rest of the box could’ve been crap (though it wasn’t ) & I would’ve still been happy because of the book. This box was a win for me.

  2. Loved this box. I received the Homed version and got Skeletor, Sorceress, and Castle Greyskull. My waterglobe came apart from the base while I was checking it out =/ Thank goodness i was holding the glass part. It looks like the glue was barely used to attach it to the base. I am gonna attempt to contact Nerd Block to see if they might replace it, if I can’t get it to stay together with some glue I have around the house. Other than that, loved every item, especially the Muscle figures, still have around 150 of the original that I used to go buy the little clear trashcans full of ’em =)

  3. I loved this box! I signed up just for the labyrinth shirt (which I ordered in a size too small- doh!). Everything else was just extra fun. My boyfriend grabbed the he-man figures but I will be putting everything else up on the swap site. ?

  4. Did you ever get the July box? Never saw a review for it.

  5. Is the smaller snowglobe better ’cause it’s hobbit-sized?

    • haha – that could totally be it!

  6. That is a really awesome print although I think my favorite so far was the one of Link and Epona. And I love the luggage tag. I would probably attach it to my wallet or purse and carry it everywhere. The Lisa book looks very colorful and entertaining. I would want to collect all 5. And I love snow globes in general so putting a fandom in it that I like well is a double bonus for me. And I like the shirt graphically. The little plastic guys would be ho hum but everything else is solid enough to make it not matter. I agree with your 80’s kid charm assessment. This is probably my favorite Nerd Block from the last 6 months or so of review reading.

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