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Sci-Fi Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017

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Sci-Fi Block is a block from Nerd Block. It joins the likes of the original Nerd Block boxHorror Block, Arcade Block, and Comic Block subscriptions, and focuses on bringing you the best in science fiction! This is actually the last delivery as “Sci-Fi Block” – next month they move to “Sci-Fan” block to focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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

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The Subscription Box: Sci-Fan Block (formerly: Sci-Fi Block)

The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $8.75 to Canada, $9.95 to US, $12.50 Worldwide)

COUPON: Use coupon code NERDADDICTION to save 17% 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!

Check out all of my Sci-Fi 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 Sci-Fi Block profile page.

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This is really just a “Sci-Fi Block” in name only as they have started to include fantasy into the block in January.

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They now have themes and mini-magazines for each delivery – I love this change!

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Inside, you’ll find articles along with details of each item in the box.

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You’ll still get your $10 voucher to the Nerd Block eStore, though. Mine is free to the first person to redeem it!

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Demogorgon Shirt – Value $15?

There are two Dungeons & Dragons items this month – the first being this shirt featuring the Demogorgon. And it’s a classic look at the Demogorgon as well!

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Dungeons & Dragons Pin – Value $5-10?

The second D&D item is a pin featuring the classic logo.

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Here’s a closer look at the pin.

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The Hobbit 3D Playing Cards – Value $7 on Amazon

They’ve included an item from The Hobbit as well! This is a 3D playing card set.

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It comes in a nice tin as well.

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Inside, you’ll find 3D playing cards featuring characters from the movie. It’s tough to see the 3D aspect of these cards in the picture but they do pop!

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Harry Potter Wallet – Value $10-15?

This is an exclusive, custom-made Harry Potter wallet. If you’re familiar with Buckle-Down products, you won’t be surprised about the texture of the wallet – it’s very similar to the texture of a seat belt.

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It’s a typical wallet on the inside, with spots for your cards, ID, and bills.

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Here’s a closer look at Harry and Voldemort.

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Game of Thrones Map of Westeros & Map Marker Magnet Set – Value $11 on Amazon

Continuing on the Fantasy theme – they also include a Game of Thrones items.

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Inside, there are two sheets of magnets.

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You’ll have a big map of Westeros along with map markers.

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Doctor Who: Death Riders – Value $7 on Amazon

You’ll receive on of three Doctor Who paperback books. The options were System Wipe, Heart of Stone, or Death Riders – which one did you get?

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NASA Postcards – Value $10-15?

This was a really fun and unique item this month!

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You’ll receive 14 postcards made exclusively for this Sci-Fi Block!

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The designs are reminiscent of a Sci-Fi movie poster – a fun addition this month!

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LOTR vs. Alien Print – Value $10?

The final item in the box is a print that basically sums up the Sci-Fan approach.

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Who would win this match? I think Gandolf may be able to end the battle pretty quickly – but poor Gollum didn’t survive in the bottom right corner!

Verdict: They really picked a lot of fan-favorite franchises this month – it was a little something for everyone. At a $30 cost, the value seems to always eclipse the price – and with the addition of themes and franchise spoilers, you’re probably more likely to be happy with your delivery each month. This seems like a bit of a sneak peek into what Sci-Fan Block will deliver next month – it will be interesting moving forward.

What did you think of the January Sci-Fi 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.

5 Comments

  1. Can you purchase items like the NASA postcards after the box goes out? Similar to the Loot Crate vault that has items to purchase later?

  2. I’ve been struggling with Nerdblock… Especially since I live in India and order my blocks at a hefty shipping charge and have to be very careful which service I go with and what boxes I order month to month.

    What was sad this month was that while I LOVED that there was D&D represented really nicely with the Demigorgon old-school t-shirt, the NASA postcarts were my favourite and the LotR/Aliens artwork was amazing + The Hobbit playing cards were decent but not great, I would have preferred non-3D cards with nice artwork from any of the multitude of artists who have done illustrated versions of the Tolkien world.
    The surprise for a nice change was the book, because I love reading and books and dont get a lot of books in the boxes for geeks. Comics yes, books, almost never.

    The rest was… eh…
    I mean the GoT map was neither great looking or useful, it was pandering and pointless.
    The Potter wallet… well I’m not a fan so it was something I’ll gift/give away.
    The pin was nice but I don’t really have much use for nor collect pins really so it’s always a “meh” item for me in any box.

    To be honest I’m enjoying the Geekfuel ones a lot more and this month has borne that out once again – a feat since they have 1 and Nerblock has such variety! So yeah, I’m canning my subscriptions to pretty much all the Nerdblocks for now and maybe trying something else.

  3. I was quite excited for this month, cause I love all the franchises, but the box felt very “meh” to me. With two exceptions- the shirt (the shirt was awesome) and the postcards. As another poster said, it felt like a bunch of filler items. No hero item. Oh well, some months are better than others.

  4. It’s really just a box of fillers. When the coolest item in the box is a magnet, you know it’s not a good box. I mean, a cheap wallet, a pin, postcards, a cheap book and a shirt with a boring logo on it really doesn’t do it for me, especially for $30. Between this and the classic nerd Block this month, I’m done with them.

  5. I was so torn about this box, I love HP, Dr.Who, and am not a fan of D&D or GOT at all. I wasn’t sure about Nasa, and funny enough some of my favorite items came from unexpected merchandise. My favorite item hands down are the Nasa cards, I plan on framing them, but done so you can see the backs as well. My second favorite item might be the D&D shirt, absolutely love the illustration enough that I don’t mind it says D&D on it haha. My least favorite is the one I was most excited for which was Harry Potter, not a fan at all. Over all I really liked this block

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