Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – June 2015
Arcade Block is a 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).
The Subscription Box: Arcade Block
The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping ($9.50 shipping to the US)
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA10 to save 10% off the first month of any Nerd Block subscription
The Products: Gamer gear, collectibles, etc, plus a new t-shirt each month.
Ships to: Worldwide!
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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.
Team Fortress 2 T-Shirt – Value $10?
This Team Fortress 2 inspired t-shirt is from ShirtPunch, and is a heavy cotton t-shirt. This is a first person shooter game from Valve pitting Reliable Excavation & Demolition (RED) vs. Builders League United (BLU). I love the Nintendo throw back feel of the shirt!
Max Speed Watch – Value $50
This speedometer style watch comes in an Arcade Block themed tin – which is a nice tin. The watch itself has a very nice style to it as well, but for me, the speedometer lights are so bright that I found it hard to actually read the time when looking straight on, but I could easily read the time when titling it at a slight angle. Liz could read it just fine, so it may just be my own issue.
COEXIST bumper sticker – Value $4?
This bumper sticker reminds you that even though you may have a platform or game of choice, we’re all still gamers in this big, crazy world.
Portal Magnets – Value $10?
This is an exclusive item this month, outlining some of the dangers test subjects may face in their Portal trials! If you have yet to play Portal (the first or second game) you totally should! It’s a great game, and this is a really nice exclusive!
RETRO Videogame Magazine – Value $7
This is the second time we’ve received a RETRO magazine in Arcade Block. This magazine features info about today’s best game and retro games. I used to subscribe to a gaming magazine, and I’d love if this became a normal inclusion – similar to Horror Block including Rue Morgue every month!
The Hunter of Zebes Print – Value $10
This Metroid inspired poster looks to be a smaller version of an original 18×24 screen print from 2012. I love the style of this print, and now I’m a bit curious to see what the original looked like!
Verdict: The value of the items of this box is well over the cost, so that is always a major plus. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the major items of the box, there were still smaller items that I loved, and that is typically the risk/reward of subscription boxes. My fingers are crossed that we continue received RETRO magazine in future boxes!
What did you think about June’s Arcade Block?