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Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – September 2015

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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).


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.


Wind Walker T-Shirt – Value $10?

This month’s t-shirt is a Legend of Zelda t-shirt. At this point, I expect to find a Zelda item in every Arcade Block – it seems like it’s almost a requirement for a video game themed box!


5″ Goomba Plush – Value $7.58 on Amazon

This is my favorite item this month, it immediately put a smile on my face! It looks like this is one of two possible plushes your could have received this moth, the other being a Ghost plush! I really like both, but I’m happy I got the Goomba! Such a classic!

Springz Chicken – Value ?

This is another throw back to Zelda and attacking chickens instead of getting on with your quest! We received a Star Trek Springz item in this month’s Nerd Block Classic – it seems like Springz maybe become a mainstay? I hope not, I like my Star Trek Springs item, but one is enough for me!


Galak-Z 7″ Record – Value ?

I thought it was pretty unique including a 7″ vinyl in this box! I’m not sure if it’s the best idea – I have a lot of vinyl, but it will probably find more people who don’t have a turntable than do. Smartly, they include a link to stream the record as well.


If you got the urge to get back into vinyl – they also threw in a 15% coupon to use at Crosley’s website!

Key Chain the Hero’s Shield – Value $5?

Here’s an exclusive this month – it’s a Zelda shield keychain. Lots of Zelda this month – and this isn’t the last Zelda item! This is a cool little keychain!


The Hero’s Triumph Canvas – Value $15-20?

Last but definitely not least – this beautiful Zelda canvas! I love that they included a canvas – and a beautiful print to boot! The last time a canvas was included in a block was the Horror Block from this March – and I absolutely loved that one too! More canvas art please!

Verdict: This month’s Arcade Block was good, but was heavy on Zelda, which isn’t my favorite game, which decreased my excitement a bit. That being said, I’m a big fan of the canvas print and the Goomba – more canvas prints please! I love the art that I can immediate display, unlike the prints that are on a piece of card stock or something. While this box would be a major hit for Zelda fans, it wasn’t my favorite Arcade Block.

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!

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  1. I’m relieved to not have signed up for the Arcade Block this month since I was also expecting it to be Zelda-only. But the items look cool enough. If someone ever has the t-shirt for swap in either small-unisex or medium-girl-fitted, I’d gladly want to trade! The canvas also looks really amazing! I wouldn’t expect that in a geeky box, but it’s a nice addition and would look really good in a themed room.

  2. I purchased this box for my 16 year old because he loves Zelda. You can click on my name to read about his Zelda love for this box. He loved the Zelda items, and my little guy kept Boo. We received Boo instead of Goomba. I”m not sure what to do with the vinyl. Arcade Block was smart to include the cross promotional coupon for a turntable. He’s very happy with his box.

  3. The t-shirt is Wind Waker not Walker.

  4. I kind of like this box. The t-shirt and canvas print would have made great Christmas presents but I don’t know what the rest of the stuff is.

  5. Funny! I signed up because it was supposed to be Zelda themed, then was disappointed by all of the non-Zelda stuff. Oh well, win some, lose some.

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