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Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Box

Arcade Block is a subscription box from Nerd Block. It’s all gamer themed items, plus a shirt.

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

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - All Items

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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Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Card Front

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Card Back

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. And I’m only now noticing that the card looks like an NES cartridge – awesome!

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Shirts

Sweep The Leg T-Shirt – Value $10?

Caution T-Shirt – Value $10?

Like this month’s Horror Block, it’s a double shirt month. If you read my reviews, you know I’m not the biggest fan of double shirt month. That being said, I like both shirts – We already have the Sweep The Leg shirt from July’s Nerd Block Classic, but I still like the shirt, and it will be easily giftable. I love this month’s feature shirt, based on The Last Of Us (which is an unbelievably great game), it cautions us against clickers – which are, in my opinion, the creepiest of zombie type in the game!

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Evolve Pop

Evolve Pop – Value $9.81 on Amazon

I love getting Funko POPs in boxes. While I haven’t played the game (yet), I know it was pretty popular at the beginning of this year. Once I catch up on my gaming backlog, it should be pretty cheap for me to pick up try.

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Coasters and Sonic Comic

Sonic Worlds Unite: Battles #1 – Value $3.99

This comic is an Arcade Block exclusive variant cover – and I must say, I love that the cover has the old-school Sega game cartridge box styling! I’m not sure if I’d like a Sonic comic, but I basically was raised on Sonic, so it’s worth a shot!

Classic Console Cartridge Coasters – Value $5?

These are exclusive to Arcade Block. These are a thinner, but hard paper, depicting 4 games – Mario, ExciteBike, DuckTales, and Contra. Except, they aren’t licensed, so they are using title like Duckstory, and ExciteBMX – still really cool.

Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Coin Op Crush and Nommies

DJ Organic & Mega Ran: Coin-Op Crush – Value $5-10?

This is also an exclusive this month. I haven’t popped this in (mostly because my computer has no cd drive!), but it’s a nostalgic remix of arcade classics. Has anyone listened to this yet?

Cut The Rope Nommies – Value ?

I couldn’t find the grab bags for sale – but 12 packs were going anywhere from $10-$25 on Amazon. Full disclosure, in my unboxing it took my like a full minute to conclude that they aren’t candy. They’re really tiny, maybe 1/2 inch, squishy Cut The Rope characters – while I’m not a fan of the game, i’d probably keep a Marvel/DC related grab bag of these.

Verdict: While this month was a double shirt month, which is not my favorite thing, I still liked it much more than last month’s box. I always count it as a win to get a POP that I don’t have, a new comic, and a shirt that I like! I was hoping that they’d continue including the RETRO gaming magazine in the boxes like last month (although I seemed to be in the minority), so I was bummed to see it wasn’t in there.

What did you think of this month’s Arcade Block?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

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. I got the Sherlock “Bored” T-Shirt in my Block…I’m a Sherlock fan and was kicking myself for not getting that particular Nerd Block when it came out, so getting it now made me very happy!

  2. It didn’t take me a minute to figure out those things weren’t candy, but only because I immediately popped them in my mouth. I was super excited for candy, and then disappointed to learn that they were definitely not edible.

  3. I ended up selling my box on craigslist. There wasn’t anything in it that wowed me. I ended up with a Purge 2 t-shirt and the Maggie Funko.

    Hints for August so far.
    Fallout item: meh
    Scott Pilgrim: yes please
    Mortal Kombat X figure: meh

  4. wasn’t a fan of this box liked the coasters and the comic, but nothing really wowed me this month….would have loved the cobra t-shirt as my extra but I got a horror block t-shirt…hopefully this months is a better fit for me.

  5. I would have thought the Cut The Rope Nommies were candy too.

  6. I too am a fan of Retro Magizine, it should be in the August Arcade block because Reteo is a bi-monthly Magizine. Great review, I enjoyed this block better than last months too. Thanks

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