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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review – January 2014

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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review - January 2014 Box

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. We’ve been subscribing since the first box and overall we’re very happy with this subscription!

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review - January 2014 Items

The Subscription 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 Subscription Box Review - January 2014 Batman

Batman Shirt – Value $20?

(I’m always estimating the value of these tees because they are made exclusively for this subscription). My husband loves Batman, so the tee is perfect for him this month!

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review - January 2014 Hunger Games

Hunger Games Collectible Figure  – Value $2?

This little figurine is TINY! I think it’s Peeta?

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review - January 2014 Iron Man

POP Vinyl Bobble Head Ironman Figurine – Value $13

This item varied a lot in boxes – I think you could get pretty much any POP Vinyl figurine. (This intel is thanks to my Instagram sleuthing). We lucked out with Iron Man – another one of my husband’s favorites!

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review - January 2014  Little Pony

My Little Pony Vinyl Figure Mystery Mini – Value $7.50

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review - January 2014 Turtle

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Splat Flyer – Value $15

I thought this looked like an item for kids – but turns out it makes a fun stress ball too!

Verdict: We paid about $30 for this box (including US shipping), and received nearly $60 worth of items. More importantly, all of the big ticket items are a hit with my husband, so this box is a great value for us. (I think with Nerd Block and Loot Crate the value for you can really vary depending on whether or not they include items from some of your favorite shows, movies, books, etc.).

What do you think of the January Nerd Block box?

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!

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. Sorry, but I receive both Horror Block and Loot Crate and I have to tell you if you want the best deal Loot Crate is it by far..this month’s January Loot Crate had only good items…each month is getting consistently better than the last…examples

    1. Loot Crate is cheaper…Nerd and Horror Block want around $30 with shipping, while Loot Crate is around $25

    2. Loot Crate has AT LEAST 3 to 4 unique items in its box…that is, items only exclusive to Loot Crate…Horror and Nerd Block rarely does, only their shirts. I am so far unimpressed with all of the shirts so far regardless of subscription EXCEPT for Horror Block, where I would say you get the best shirts by far (Stephen King It Shirts, The Lost Boys Frog Brothers Shirts, and recently in January the Childs Play Shirt rocked)

    3. I RARELY find in past looks into Nerd Block that they give back the value of what you want, especially if you dislike the shirts…Loot Crate, however, I dislike their shirts the most yet find even after giving them to my girlfriend I still get my moneys worth

    4. Shipping by Loot Crate arrives to the tee around the 26th, whereas Horror Block ships from Canada and I never receive it until the 29th or 30th.

    Overall, after receiving all of the different kinds, I would strongly recommend Horror Block and Loot Crate as the two best ones to get…Horror Block mainly for their shirts, with usually one, maybe two cool things included, and Loot Crate for the items, minus the shirts

    I have been mixed on whether to keep Horror Block due to cost but I can’t see not getting the shirts, lol, while Loot Crate I will never cancel…January’s 2015 crate had 4 exclusive items, each with the Loot Crate exclusive stamp on them (I looked them up online and they cannot be found anywhere else)…However, I would not recommend Nerd Block (although Horror Block is a sublet of Nerd Block so I still recommend Horror Block)…Nerd Block is almost always a complete waste of money each month, without a doubt

  2. Nerd Block is great unless you have a problem with them. Then be ready to see that you’re supporting a company that only cares about separating you from your money.

  3. I’ve been subscribed to lootcrate for a few months now until a month because the stuff has been very blegh. Too much paper, not enough substance.
    I canceled a month ago and finally got myself to subscribe to nerdblock. I’m very exited.

  4. We received our first Nerd Block! I do agree that some of the items are “overstock”, but this is the case with many, many subscription boxes. So – we went into it knowing that. The Iron Man pop figure and the splat ball are my son’s favorites. I happen to love the MLP (Dr. Whooves?) that we received and kind of like the Katniss figure too! I “adopted” both of them. The T-shirt was very cool this time and my son loves it (you can order youth sizes!). We looked into both Nerd Block and Loot Crate. Loot Crate seemed to be a bit mature at times for my son, so we went with Nerd Block. Thanks for your reviews!

    • I’m so glad you like your Nerd Block subscription! (And I love that your son’s favorite items were my husbands favorite items 🙂 )

  5. Received mine Thursday and overall it was ok box this round. Two best items this round was the Batman shirt and the BobbaFett Bobble Head. Down side the MLP that i received had a broken tail on it sent them a message and they asked me to send them a picture.

  6. Unfortunately, I just canceled my subscription to Nerd Block due to the lackluster of the items delivered. Yes, it looks nice and they do give you more value than what you paid for the entire box… but as my friend pointed out, all of the items are “overstock” from companies.

    Meaning, they received a box of this stuff for 1/4 the cost of the bulk, then they divvy it out to everyone that has a subscription.
    I really wish NerdBlock changed my mind… but after I attempted to contact them twice with customer service questions, they never responded.
    A company that doesn’t care about their customers or cannot even take two minutes to reply to an email, doesn’t deserve my hard earned money.

  7. I got my husband Loot Crate for Xmas because it had slightly better reviews, but this definitely looks more interesting than Loot Crate’s Jan. box (he’s not gotten it yet and I’ve not share the spoilers; I’m waiting to see his response…)

    • Nerd Block is WAY, WAY better! I cancelled my Loot Crate after 3 boxes of cheap stuff I wasn’t happy with.

  8. Also just a heads up if you order this box, if you are in the US your bank will also tack on a foreign transaction fee since this company operates out of Canada. (This is true for all the other Canada boxes as well – Vegan Cuts, etc.) It’s less than a dollar, but just a warning in case you see it on your statement and wonder what it’s for. This doesn’t keep me from subscribing – I love this box!

    • Capital One doesn’t change foreign transaction fees (if anyone has one and wants to subscribe).

  9. Great value. Also- I’d say the Hunger Game figurine is worth more than two dollars. Probably more like ten, if walking down a toy aisle is anything to go by and maybe more since it is a collectible item.

    • I got mine yesterday – I doubt it’s worth much…it is SUPER tiny and not very well made – I can’t even tell who mine is supposed to be…I’d guess Peeta as well being as 12 is stamped on the base lol

      • I agree, that tiny Hunger Games figure doesn’t cost much. Mine is unrecognizable either.

        On another note, I love everything in the box including the tee, MLP and bobble head Luke Skywalker.

  10. Oh no! MLP mystery minis. My youngest would be so excited about those! I haven’t seen them in store. Maybe it is a Brony thing?

    • go to hot topic they have a lot of em there

  11. great…now I want this too.

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