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Nerd Block + ReedPOP NYCC 2016 Block Review

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Nerd Block and ReedPOP teamed up to bring us a limited edition New York Comic Con block! They promised 10 collectibles, 6 being exclusives, including an exclusive shirt.

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The Subscription Box: Nerd Block Limited Edition NYCC Block

The Cost: $39.99 plus shipping

The Products: 10 collectibles you’d expect to find at NYCC 2016.

Ships to: US, Canada, and Worldwide!

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The box had the typical Nerd Block information card we’ve grown to expect. Each item was listed, including the possible variants for the shirt and wallet.

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NYCC Shirt – Value $15?

I love the design of this exclusive NYCC 2016 shirt. What are the rules for wearing a con shirt which you did not attend? That aside, this shirt is fantastic – you could have received this red version, grey, or black – I’m really happy that I got the red version.

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Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Paper Weight – Value $15-20?

This item was in a spoiler – so we knew it was coming, but it’s even better than I imagined. Thankfully, with it being a paperweight, it has a good weight to it – this will be put to good use on my desk.

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I love the gold paint and the look of each stone – they did a really good job with this exclusive.

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Slimer Springz Dashboard Accessory – Value $10?

Springz make their return to Nerd Block with an exclusive Slimer dashboard accessory.

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It’s the classic Slimer – which I appreciate as well!

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Voltron Wallet – Value $10?

They included a Voltron wallet – you’d receive one of four variations of this wallet.

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It’s your basic wallet, with all the room and pockets you’d expect.

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Here’s the design on the back of my wallet.

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TMNT Shoe Laces – Value $3.99?

They included a TMNT item in the form of shoe laces. There were 3 designs of laces.

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The first design had the classic looking turtles paired with a more recent looking logo.

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There were my favorite – classic, angry, ninja turtles!

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Finally, the last pair was a more colorful, and happier, version of the turtles.

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Gryffindor Socks – Value $5-10?

They include a pair of Harry Potter socks featuring the best house – Gryffindor! I like that the socks were pretty basic overall – just the house sigil without anything else to make the design busy.

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Walking Dead Projector Keyring – Value $5-7

They included an item from The Walking Dead – it’s a projector keyring. We’ve received a couple items like this in past boxes – in the form of a keyring and a pen. This one projects the classic “Don’t Open, Dead Inside” doors (I couldn’t get a good picture of the projection.

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NYCC Pin – Value $5?

This box came with a pin as well. I’m not big on pins – but I love the sewer design for NYCC, I’ll take anything TMNT related!

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Disco Spiral Print – Value $10?

There was a print in the box as well. This is from Ramon Perez – and it’s Spiral! I never expected to see Spiral in any type of box, so this was a nice surprise.

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Revolution #1 – Value $3.99

This is the start of a huge crossover story arc for Transformers, G.I. Joe, and MASK, just to name a few. It’s fun to see IDW bring these franchises together in one 5-issue arc.

Verdict: This was one of the better Nerd Block exclusive blocks. The value is definitely there and there weren’t any previous block items (the projector keychain might be from a previous block – but I think it was in pen form). I really liked the hero items of this box as well – the paperweight, shirt, wallet, and Slimer were great additions to the box – it definitely felt more curated than past limited edition blocks, like the IGN Block, for example.

What did you think of the NYCC 2016 Limited Edition Nerd Block? Did you buy one?

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!
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6 Comments

  1. This is my first ever box in general and I am sad to say that I am disappointed. I couldn’t wait to get home and was excited all day but man what a let down. I even avoided spoilers. I hope my other boxes from lootcrate and other companies won’t be like this one. $50 was not worth it.

  2. I watched an unboxing video before this post……he was not pleased….other than the shirt and glove it was kids toys. Maybe they should specify age groups. Collectors are the target audience which is why they advertise exclusives so hard. No collector on Earth is wowed by shoe laces.

  3. Another Comic Con exclusive box fail! I almost hit the buy button when I saw the Infinity Glove spoiler. I am glad I passed on it. These items are pretty lame. I mean why not just go to a local or nearby Comic Con and get the stuff you want or look for stuff on the internet or Ebay. I would rather spend $50 on a regular Lootcrate or Nerdblock or Bam Box LE than on a Comic Con LE. Such a wasted opportunity. We actually joke about these so-called Comic Con exclusive collaborations and how lame they are. They keep this up and no one will be buying them.

  4. Personally, I was not impressed or happy with this box. It mostly seemed like cheap filler. Aside from the Tshirt and the paperweight there was nothing in this box I’m interested in keeping.

  5. Idk, for $50, I’d like to have something of value other than shoelaces, paperweights, and socks.

    • Seriously, the other reed pop con boxes at least got autographed prints … seems like this was the only one this year that didn’t 🙁

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