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Nerd Block Review – October 2013

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Nerd Block Review - October 2013

Nerd Block is a new “geeky” subscription box. (This is the second box from their subscription). One of my favorite things about this subscription – they ship everywhere!  Shipping is $8.75 to Canada, $9.50 to US, $12.50 Worldwide)

Between Nerd Block and LootCrate, my husband is starting to build quite a collection of desk action figures!

Nerd Block Review - October 2013

The Box: Nerd Block

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

The Products: Every Nerd Block comes with a custom t-shirt (in your size) and 5-6 epic items for you to tear into!

Ships to: US, Canada, and Worldwide!

Check out my Nerd Block reviews and Loot Crate reviews!

Nerd Block Review - October 2013

The Dark Side Shirt – Value $20

Each Nerd Block box includes a new custom t-shirt. I think this part alone pretty much justifies the cost of the box! My husband isn’t the biggest Star Wars fan, so we’ll be passing this shirt along to a friend who will LOVE it!

Nerd Block Review - October 2013

Spawn Mini Trading Figures Series 1 – Value $8

This was my husband’s favorite figurine in the box this month!

Nerd Block Review - October 2013

DC Universe Mystery Mini Batman Vinyl Figures – Value $9

Nerd Block Review - October 2013

Marvel Spiderman Eraser – Value $2

TMNT NYC Sewer Coaster – Value $2

Nerd Block can’t go wrong with Spiderman and TMNT at our house!

Nerd Block Review - October 2013

Apeture Sentry Turret – Value $12

Nerd Block Review - October 2013


Adventure Time Puzzle Game – Value $7

Verdict: We paid $29.49 for this box ($19.99 plus $9.50 shipping to the US), and received over $60 worth of items. I think Nerd Block has a great value, and I love that they include a shirt every month. My husband didn’t love every single item in the box, but there was enough variety that he found a few favorite items!

What did you think of Nerd Block this month?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. Like all nerds who love stuff, I absolutely had to get this box, my husband was going to get the T-shirt and we’d pick and choose what items we want for our desks, just like we do with Loot Crate. Well, they don’t accept debit cards (or any type of pre-paid) so, you must put this on a credit card. We just don’t do credit. I talked to their customer service and they told me they’d be adding a pay-pal very soon and to just keep checking back. This was very discouraging, I don’t understand why they have such limited payment options.

  2. Thank you for this review. I received a flyer in the mail advertising Nerd Block and, in typical Nerd-With-ADHD fashion whipped out my credit card and went straight to the site. Fortunately, I stopped long enough to read the FAQ, privacy policy etc. which gave me enough time for the impulse to wear off and check things out a little more.

    That being said, I think I am going to go ahead and give it a try. Of course not all the items are going to be great and I might get stuck with something I would rather not have. But I’m pretty flexible so that isn’t too much of a problem. And out of all the items above I would actually be most excited to get the $2 TMNT coaster.

    @Candace, I am not sure why you are unhappy about the shirt being 100% cotton, since that is usually considered to be a selling feature. But as for value, a shirt that appears to be worth $8-$12 and sells for $23-$29 sounds about right. If you bought a shirt for $8-$12 retail it would be worth about $2-$4, possibly even less. In fact, without the design, that probably is what it’s worth. When you buy shirts that have licensed designs on them, the “pretty cool drawing” is what you are paying for, not the material.

  3. I actually cancelled my Nerd Block after receiving it. The shipping killed this one for me.

    Also, there is NO WAY I would ever pay anything close to $20 for that shirt. It’s a cool design but the material is terrible. I would value it more around 8-12 bucks. T-shirts don’t cost much to make. The drawing is pretty cool but when you make TONS of shirts, your cost goes way down.

    The value was listed on the box due to customs. The value of this box according to Nerd Block is $19.99. I know you’re finding your prices off of Amazon, etc, but my my family and husband are all pretty nerdy – there is no way this crap is worth the $30 I paid. 3 mini figs, an eraser, a coaster I wouldn’t pay over a quarter for, a cheaply made shirt, and an Adventure Time puzzle (that was the only item I was cool with.) Absolutely not worth it.

    • It turns out this T- shirt is from Tee vs. Tee and their shirts run about $23-$29 each. That’s surprising. The shirt has a great graphic but it’s still plain 100% cotton and not very soft. i still wouldn’t pay over $12 for it.

      • Any idea where I could buy the shirt. I really love it and want it.

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