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Nerd Block + Stan Lee Limited Edition Block Review

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Nerd Block and Stan Lee team up for a Limited Edition block that was curated by Stan Lee himself and included 10 exclusive items.

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The Box: Nerd Block Limited Edition Stan Lee Block

The Cost: $49.99 + shipping

The Products:

“This is a limited edition collection of legendary collectibles for true Stan Lee fans, curated by Stan Lee himself!

The Limited Edition Stan Lee Block contains 10 EXCLUSIVE collectibles that have been specially created just for YOU, plus an officially-licensed Stan Lee T-shirt! That’s over $150 of value, for only $49.99!”

Ships to: US and Worldwide.

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There were A LOT of items packed into this limited edition box. As promised, the items were centralized around the man himself – Stan Lee.

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It includes a card that lists out every item in your box.

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Stan Lee Shirt – Value $15?

As always, you’ll get an exclusive shirt in your block. And, as promised, this one features Stan Lee himself. I like the caricature quite a bit, especially with the silver glasses – but he almost looks a bit like the KFC Colonel on the red background – maybe it’s just me!

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Excelsior Coin w/ Comic Insert – Value $10?

They include a metal coin that sits in a comic cell insert. You can’t really see much of the comic cell and it looks like it’s the same across every coin since this is the same as what is pictured on the card.

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It’s got a really nice weight to it since it’s a metal coin.

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Friends and Fans of Stan Lee Pack – Value ?

This one was a little confusing – it’s a little packaged featuring a pin, letter, and card as an honorary member of the Friends and Fans of Stan Lee club.

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I’m not sure if there are ongoing perks – but this is a new or non-existent fan club since the card states that you’re a founding member. Unfortunately, the letter is not hand-signed.

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Excelsior Lapel Pin – Value $5-10?

You’ll also receive a small lapel pin featuring Stan’s famous phrase – Excelsior!

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This will be similar to the monthly pins you’ll receive in a geek box for you multi-box subscribers out there!

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Stan Lee Button Set – Value $10?

For the true believers out there, you can spice up your button-down shirt with an exclusive Stan Lee button set.

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These are little, hard plastic, buttons to sew onto your shirt in place of your existing buttons.

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Excelsior Replica Ring and Collector Box – Value $25-30?

The value on this is just a complete guess – but the ring itself is nicely constructed.

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If you’re looking to wear this, you’ll have to just hope it fits your finger as there was no size selection. This one fit over my pinky!

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Stan Lee Sodaz Figure – Value $10-15?

We had received our first-ever Sodaz figure in the November Nerd Block, so we knew a little more of what to expect when we saw this spoiler.

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It can come out of the leg holster and self-balance.

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We discovered one thing that we hadn’t with the Tina Belcher Sodaz figure – the bottom unscrews so you can store away items.

I love me some vinyl figures – but the Sodaz line is a bit beyond me.

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POW Ocarina – Value $10?

My first thought – why is there an Ocarina in the box? My thought process is still kind of there, but the card lists it so that you can create your own superhero song.

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It’s branded on both side and includes directions on how to play it.

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Stan Lee Sketchbook – Value $15?

This might be my favorite item in the box – it’s a perfect inclusion of a Stan Lee box and it’s super practical!

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It’s a simple sketchbook for doodling the next superhero or villain.

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The cover is embossed with the another Stan Lee caricature.

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The Inhumans #1 Special Edition – Value $5.99 + Exclusive Variant

You’ll get a reprint of The Inhumans #1 with an exclusive variant cover created by Kris Anka.

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Inside is the original comic in all its glory. Get ready for The Inhumans TV series this year!

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Stan Lee Print – Value $10?

The final item in the box was an exclusive print done by Francisco Herrera.

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I love the art style of this print – combined with the fact that Stan Lee is web slinging!

Verdict: I was disappointed with this limited edition box from Nerd Block – and their track record for exclusive boxes is now pretty bad. While I liked the shirt and sketchpad, there was nothing in here that felt truly special to me. I was hoping to receive something hand-signed by Stan but instead got a confusing Ocarina – overall, I wasn’t wowed by any single item and that was disappointing in itself.

What did you think of the Nerd Block Stan Lee Limited Edition 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.

7 Comments

  1. Apparently- according to the internet- Stan Lee used to play the Ocarina at this office at Timely Comics, which (if true) explains the inclusion of the Ocarina. Glad I didnt buy this box now, tbh. Might try and get the ring and/or Ocarina off ebay.

  2. The pack shouldn’t have been confusing. Back in the ’60’s, if you wrote to the address in the back of the original Stan Lee comics, you would receive those items from Stan & Marvel. Back before the internet and instant access to your idols through Twitter, et al, that must have been the highlight of a lot of kids’ day!

    • Interesting – thanks for the info!

  3. Nice honest review. Thank you!! This box is very disappointing.

  4. I hated this box but am keeping three items
    The ring (I’m a woman and so it fits my hand) , the sketchbook, and the comic. Everything else I have on eBay for $15 total

  5. Thank you for being honest in your reviews.

  6. Oof, this looks poorly done. They also severely misspelled “privileges” on the fan club card.

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