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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2015

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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.

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


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 geeky items.

Ships to: US, Canada, and Worldwide!

Check out my Nerd Block reviews and Loot Crate reviews!

Swap for items in this box!


This month’s theme is Ani-May. (I’m completely out of my element with this theme, so I won’t have much to add to this review, but I will add a giveaway to the end of this review for the entire box. I’d like to see it go to someone who would appreciate it!)


On the flip side of the card, all the items included are detailed.


Dragon Ball Z Frieza (Final Form) POP Vinyl – Value $9

Totoro Buttons – Value $4

Subscribers will receive one of three Dragon Ball Z POPs. (I couldn’t find these exact buttons online, so I’m estimating on value).


GUNDAM T-Shirt – Value $10

This shirt is 100% heavyweight cotton.


Cowboy Bebop Brandana – Value $4?

This convertible bandana comes with a visual instruction guide to show you all the different ways to wear it.


Attack on Titan Cinch Bag – Value $14.50?

I’m not sure if this is a Nerd Block exclusive, but I wasn’t having luck finding the exact bag online, so I used the pricing from a similar bag.


Neon Genesis Evangelion Manga – Value $8

The book summary from Amazon:

Stunning, hot-headed Asuka Langley Soryu has been friends with Shinji Ikari since they were little. And she always sort of assumed they’d stay together – until the day the beautiful, brilliant Rei Ayanami showed up in class! When Shinji starts to get curious about Rei, Asuka needs to figure out if she wants to be just friends with Shinji, or something more. But why are so many people keeping an eye on these relationships – people like homeroom teacher Misato, school nurse Ritsuko, and Shinji’s mother – NERV’s chief scientist, Yui Ikari . . . ?

Verdict: As I mentioned earlier in the review, I’m out of my element when it comes to the Ani-May box, so I don’t feel I can do a good job giving a verdict, besides to say that I think they did a good job of curating around a theme, and the retail value seems to be there too.

Are you a fan of anime? What do you think of the May Nerd Block box? If you want to win this one, enter below:

(FYI – if you do the refer-a-friend entry option in this giveaway, you’ll get the entries for that once the friend has entered the giveaway).

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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. This was the first box I got my nerd block and I felt totally let down – mainly because the theme was just not for me. My boyfriend took some stuff, but things like the shirt just weren’t his thing. I’m still looking to swap some items, the others I just gave away to people who would appreciate it.

  2. I hope I win!!!

  3. I love anime but this collection seems a little dull. The only recent show is Attack on Titan. For beauty boxes, subs try to find the latest trendy items, but it seems like geek boxes are all about nostalgia.

  4. I LOVE anime! I love the theme for this box (I watched DBZ as a kid so the Frieza POP Vinyl is a fav). I wished I would’ve subscribed sooner! I entered the giveaway, but I’m definitely sold on nerd block.

  5. I love this box! I would have purchased it if I had paid attention to the theme reveal last month!

  6. I love this box, I am an anime crazy and I have watched and love all those animes. I think for anime lovers this was a good box, with lots of classic animes such as dragon ball, gundam, evangelion, totoro and cowboy bebop.

  7. I’m a little disappointed in the box contents, but that’s a good thing, because I’m not subscribed to the regular nerd block (I’m a horror block girl!) I agree with the previous commenter that a better balance between hardcore, fighting-based and male-focused shows like Dragonball Z and some of the other genres – the Attack on Titan bag is a great inclusion, but I’m surprised there’s nothing at all related to Sailor Moon, which is having a big comeback, or even Pokémon if you want to cast a wide net. I was also hoping for some horror anime items – Hellsing is my favorite anime, and it’s pretty darn popular. I do like that they included an actual manga.

  8. Was not expecting to recognize anything but I’ve seen pretty much all of Neon Genesis Evangelion and Cowboy Bebop. Back when I was in college getting my second degree and then in grad school, they used to show both of those on Cartoon Network late on Saturday nights.

  9. My kids loved everything in this box, and are obsessed with anime…especially attack on titans!! I’d love to surprise them if I win!! Thanks liz!

  10. I liked the items in this box, but I wish there was a bit more variety in styles of anime. It just seemed like it was anime that males usually watch. I watch them, too, but something different from a battling anime (besides the Totoro buttons) might have been nice, too.

  11. I feel like all the geek boxes hit it out of the park this month. Last few months were lackluster at times, but this month, they all look great overall.

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