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Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – February 2015

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Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Box

Arcade Block is the newest subscription box from Nerd Block. It’s all gamer themed items, plus a shirt, and the best box design!

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

Also, we’re trying out something new – we did an unboxing video for this box! You can check out the Arcade Block Unboxing video on our YouTube page. (My husband Eric did the unboxing video for this box since he’s the reason we get just about every geeky box that exists). If you’d like to see unboxing videos for all boxes (most would be done by me) let me know!



Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: Arcade Block

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

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

Ships to: Worldwide!

Check out our Unboxing Video of this box.

Check out all of my Arcade Block reviews and the Arcade Block Swap Page.

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

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Card

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Info

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Tee

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Tee – Value $10

Arcade Block didn’t give any details about this tee on the card, so I’m not sure what it is referencing. Please let me know if you know more! UPDATED!

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Zelda

Link Plush – Value $11

Hyrule Mouse Pad – Value $8?

This Link Plush is cute and looks slightly better than the Link Plush we received in the November Hero Crate.

I can’t find this exact mouse pad for sale online, so I’m estimating the value. (It measures 6″ X 8″).

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Mug

StarFox Coffee Mug – Value $14

This is my husband’s favorite item in the box. (We have more mugs than we can fit in our kitchen cabinets, but for some reason we’re always happy to get more mugs in boxes!)

Here is a close up of the logo:

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Close Up

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Sonic

Pac-Man Keychain – Value $9

Sonic Buildable Figure – Value $5

This keychain is pretty great – it makes the classic Pac-Man sound. We already received one in the February Geek Me Box, so this one will be gifted or swapped.

Well, if any blind box figure should come in a blue sphere – it is sonic! There are 6 options you can receive. I think we would have preferred to get one of the classic Sonic, Tails or Knuckles figures, but no complaints!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $57. I think that’s a great value considering it costs $30 total to get this box shipped to the US. What do you think of the February 2015 Arcade 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. Oh wow. I need to try and find that shirt for Emmy. She loves Zelda anything, but right now especially Majora’s Mask. I believe that was the current instagram name she had until changing again it yesterday, lol. I hope someone puts the shirt up in swaps or maybe I can find it online.

    I finally put a request in to join swaps because I can only use so many things and gift so many out.
    I have an extra March PopSugar just sitting here :/

    I am stocking up on the gaming boxes now for her upcoming 12th birthday (I’m going to try and put all of the boxes into some sort of MindCraft-like design so when she gets up on birthday morning it looks really neat) and just ordered a one time box for her from the Classic Nerd Block bc of the 80’s theme and a Girls Nerd Jr box.
    I have just started with the game boxes for her. Because of her illness and needing to be careful with any skin care products now that aren’t natural, I’m glad that we have this alternative 🙂
    She loves getting the boxes and I hated the idea of complety stopping them, especially at this time.
    Emmy loved the first Loot Crate she received this month. The game is so neat and we both love how the box is the game board.
    This Nintendo box was really awesome.

    I love all of your reviews Liz; it’s so funny, it seems like it was just last month I had asked you for recommendations on boxes and we were only getting Ipsy at that point, now I don’t even want to count how many we get,lol.

    Thank you (and Eric too) again for all of the time you take to put this information out here for us. The time and effort is amazing, I have been writing this on and off for about an hour now bc I keep needing to stop to do or get something. I have no idea how you do it.
    I am so very happy that I saw your game box reviews so now I can still get boxes for her and she will probably like these more anyway 🙂
    It looks like this Arcade Block is going to be my newest birthday add-on. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations they think would be a fun add?

    We are now also adding in men’s subs bc my son will be graduating in May, but he is already working for the company in the corporate tie/dress shirt wearing world. He really likes the Birchbox for Men and we went through your reviews before deciding on Five Four Club. I was so happy when you put that their sizes are along the line of AE bc at 6’6 he is hard to shop for and AE is the only place we can get jeans and pants that fit him.

    I really liked the video along with the review. I like it when it is opened on camera so we get your reactions, it’s fun.

    • I’m so happy to hear our reviews are helpful! Thanks so much for letting me know Heidi – this made my day 🙂

  2. Every box you have reviewed has Legend of Zelda something or other. If that trend stopped I’d definitely subscribe for my three boys to share!

  3. Your blind box figure is actually Shadow the hedgehog, generally Sonics rival!

  4. Just wanted to share that I’ve given watching unboxing videos a try on YouTube before and have consistently come back to your site for written reviews. I sincerely appreciate the research that goes into your posts, the attempt to get more information about the products, and the investigation into retail values. I tend to find unboxing videos significantly less edifying (and significantly more time consuming). Since I have opened sub boxes before, I know what that experience is like (including the surprise, delight, and occasional disappointment/confusion) without needing to watch a video of someone else having that experience. So, I would politely request that you not forgo written reviews in favor of unboxing videos. Thanks for your wonderful site and continued attempts to improve and expand! 🙂

    • Thanks for the feedback! We will never replace written reviews with unboxing videos, but we are trying out unboxing videos to see if they add to the review. 🙂

  5. Oh my gosh, I want that mouse pad. I’m going to be looking for it online forever.

  6. Yes to video reviews! Would love to see more in addition to the written reviews. 🙂 Thanks, Liz!

  7. This is her 15 year old son. I’m a huge Legend of Zelda fan, and pretty knowledgeable in the Nintendo/Sega game franchises. I thought the unboxing was mediocre. The camera didn’t always focus on what item was being shown close-up, and I was a little disappointed by that. One of my favorite things about watching unboxing videos is looking at the product details while listening to what the person says about it, so that sorta steered away from liking it. On that note, the Sonic figure he assembled is named “Shadow” I believe.

    Is it possible to do research before the unboxing video? There is a new Starfox game coming out in the near future. I think the mug is a nod to the game coming out and I was disappointed that was not mentioned. I also think the shirt is a nod to the Zelda game that just came out for the Nintendo 3DS titled “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” and I was really really sad he didn’t mention that either.

    I got this box in the mail yesterday, so I knew what all the items looked like aside from the randomized sonic item. I also already own the Link plush from the Legend of Zelda themed Hero Crate. Had I not have already owned it and received the box (I gave the plush in the box to my little brother, also a big Zelda fan), I would not have known about the details of the plush. It is from the game “The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass” and it is made extremely well. There is a detailed shield rightfully on Links back (called the Shield of Antiquity if I recall correctly) matching how the shield looks in the actual game perfectly. However, the unboxer didn’t even mention that and with some quick research, his showing of it would have much better. Another thing I love about unboxing videos is when the unboxing examines the item all over and goes on about the little things like that. There’s plenty of items in boxes that I have no clue what they are and watching the videos and seeing people do that help me understand more and give me a better appreciation for the items. I thought what he did with the Pac-Man was cute. The mousepad is not a game level. The Legend of Zelda doesn’t have game levels. I believe its the entire overworld (like the playable world you can travel around and do things in and find dungeons and that jazz, minus the dungeons as only the entrances to the dungeons are seen on the overworld.) of the game “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past”. Now I don’t own that game and I have not played it myself, however, “A Link Between Worlds” (which I do own, on my 3DS) takes place…sometime after the events of “A Link to the Past” (the Zelda games timeline is confusing to follow). The overworld is an exact mirror image to the mousepad, only the mousepad is kinda pixelized which is why i say its from “A Link to the Past”, since it came out for the SNES, an old game system from Nintendo when all console video games where in pixels. Again, a little bit of research would’ve made this unboxing a lot better!!

    On the plus side, the camera wasn’t moving around which I liked since in a lot of unboxing videos whatever is being used to film is moving around which is annoying. When he pointed out the box being designed like an NES, I liked that cause I didn’t even make that connection.

    • Thanks for the feedback! We’re still figuring out what makes for a good unboxing video (should it be first reactions when we are truly unboxing the box, or should we have already gone through it and be able to speak to the items better?) so I appreciate the comments.

      And our camera doesn’t autofocus, but we plan on getting one that does – that bothers us too! 🙂

      • My son read your comment. He says that the people receiving the box will have the excitement of opening the box themselves. Going through it beforehand and researching for it makes for a better unboxing video.

        Thank you for receiving his post in the spirit it was giving.

      • One thing I’ve noticed that some reviewers do is show text on screen to correct when they’ve made a mistake or don’t know what something is when they first unbox it. Some also show the item name and RTV for each item as they’re unboxing it, since they don’t know that info at the time of filming.

        I enjoyed the video a lot. Your husband did a great job!

        • That’s a great suggestion – thank you! I just did my first unboxing video of the March POPSUGAR box, and with that one I was a little more familiar with the products before I did the video, so I’m seeing how they compare.

          I’ll let Eric know you liked the video 🙂

  8. Wow, that t-shirt is amazing!

  9. I want that StarFox mug!

  10. The shirt is a Majora’s Mask reference, which is a Zelda title originally for the N64, but recently remastered for the 3DS. The overall outline is that of Majora’s Mask, the silhouette is of the skull kid, and it also has the motif of the close-up moon (the core plot of the game is that you are trying to stop the moon from crashing into the world).

  11. Great video unboxing. It was interesting seeing the items come to life. The Pac-Man Keychain was in another box, yet seeing it on the video made me like it and the box much more. Hope you will start having more videos.

    • Thanks!

  12. Tshirt is majoras mask

    • Thanks!

  13. I thought the video was great! I’d love to see more video unboxings as long as they were in addition to the written reviews and not in place of them. A lot of the time a video gives you a better idea of sizing, quality, etc., but sometimes I’m only able to read a written review if I’m in a public place or don’t want to bother my family with the noise.

    • Thanks for the feedback – and yep, it will always be in addition to the written reviews – not replacing them 🙂

      • Yeah, plus I often read MSA at work and we’re not supposed to watch videos there (they use too much bandwidth or something).

  14. Fun to watch the unboxing video! 🙂

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