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Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – September 2014

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Arcade Block Subscription Box Review - September 2014 Box


Arcade Block is the newest subscription box from Nerd Block. It’s all gamer themed items, plus a shirt, and of course we signed up they day it launched!

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review - September 2014 Items


The Subscription Box: Arcade Block

The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping ($9.50 shipping to the US)

COUPON: Use coupon code SUPERHERO to save 10%!

The Products: Gamer gear, collectibles, etc, plus a new t-shirt each month.

Ships to: Worldwide!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add Arcade Block to your Wish List or Subscription List!

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review - September 2014 Info


This box comes with a card detailing the items included.

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review - September 2014 T shirt


Legend of Zelda T Shirt – Value $18?

Each Arcade Block will come with a gamer inspired shirt.

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review - September 2014 Croft


Lara Croft 5″ Collectible Bust – Retail Value $20 (On sale on Amazon for $8.42)

This is a pretty good quality statue for the price point.

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review - September 2014 Mario


Pac-Man Motion Pen – Value $8

Super Mario Backpack Buddy Keychain – Value $7

These are both fun and somewhat practical items – my husband loves them!

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review - September 2014 Tetris

Gears of War 3 Cog Tags – Value $11

Tetris Ice Cube Tray – Retail Value $12 (On Sale on Amazon for $8.15)

While I normally don’t get too excited about ice cube trays in subscription boxes (we have way too many of them), this Tetris one is pretty unique!

Verdict: We paid $30 for this box and received about $75 retail value of products (less if you count Amazon sale prices). Either way the value is there for us – my husband loved the first box. What do you think of the first Arcade Block?

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. $8 on the pen? I don’t think so…mine was defective so I contacted them about it and they refunded me $2.

  2. What? No plush for Buckles? lol

  3. My 15 year old loves this box. He finally got his Zelda shirt!!! I kept the PacMan pen for myself. He kept everything else. I, too, was impressed by the quality of the statue. We will be keeping this subscription unless October is Horror themed which doesn’t interest my teen.

  4. I am SO hoping someone puts that Link t shirt up for swap. I’ve been obsessed with Zelda since back when it was out on Super Nintendo, lol!

    • Showing my age here but…I have the original Zelda game on a gold Nintendo (8-bit) cartridge (still!). A staple of my childhood, that was. Not much into gaming these days, but can’t bear to part with some of my older stuff.

      • My 15 year old boy thinks you are amazing! Zelda is his favorite.

      • Ok now that is AMAZINGLY cool 🙂

      • Sweet! I have the gold game cartridge too. But sadly the Nintendo isn’t hooked up anymore so I downloaded the game off the Wii and played it to completion. Felt awesome! I want that shirt! 🙂

        • I don’t have the hand-eye coordination to do anything properly on the Wii (also mine is not connected to the internet). But I still have a working old-school Nintendo, should I choose to use it. All this discussion has kind of made me want to play it again, actually.

      • I still have my original gold cartridge too. Lol

  5. I’ve been waiting for this unboxing! So fun, I just love the pen and the ice cube tray. I think the shirt and Mario figure is cool too. A fun box for sure, I just can’t justify the cost and my boyfriend won’t go halvsies with me on it, haha

  6. I so hope someone wants to swap the pen!

    • That’s the item I kept for myself 🙂

  7. I need that ice cube tray!

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