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Nerd Block Junior Boys Subscription Box Review – October 2015

Nerd Block Junior Boys Subscription Box Review October 2015 - box

Nerd Block is the parent company for the original Nerd Block box, plus Horror Block, Arcade Block, and Comic Block subscriptions full of treats for all various types of nerds and geeks. For the tiniest nerds and geeks, they also have Nerd Block Jr. in both a boys’ and girls’ variety!

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

Nerd Block Junior Boys Subscription Box Review October 2015 - inside

The Subscription Box: Nerd Block Junior for Boys

The Cost: $13.99 plus shipping. ($6 shipping to the US)

The Products: Geeky gear for kids ages 6-11. (This subscription is only toys – no t-shirt like the regular Nerd Block subscription).

Ships to: Worldwide!

Good to Know: My boys are both enormous nerds. I consider it a point of pride!

Nerd Block Junior Boys Subscription Box Review October 2015 - matryoshka

Guardians of the Galaxy Nesting Dolls – Value $17

My seven-year-old is completely obsessed with nesting dolls (“matryoshka”), plus he loved Guardians of the Galaxy, so he was absolutely thrilled to get these! Unfortunately, that was several months ago… I guess these came in an adult Nerd Block or other geek box and I swapped for them! I guess I will put these up for swap. They are totally awesome, though. The kids especially love Baby Groot.

Nerd Block Junior Boys Subscription Box Review October 2015 - sandwich-rubiks

Superhero Sandwich Keeper – Value $3?

I couldn’t find this online, so I’m estimating the value. This will come in handy with the packed lunches.

Rubik’s Cube Stress Ball – Value $8.40

I thought this was an actual Rubik’s Cube when I opened the box, and I was so excited! It’s a stress ball, though. I can see myself or my husband using it from time to time, but I think this is an odd inclusion in a kids’ box.

Nerd Block Junior Boys Subscription Box Review October 2015 - ghostbusters

Plush Ghostbusters Slimer – Value $15

My kids haven’t yet seen Ghostbusters, but I’m sure my they will love their Slimers when they do. I think I will save this little guy until then.

Nerd Block Junior Boys Subscription Box Review October 2015 - bookmark

Nerd Block Junior Boys Subscription Box Review October 2015 - cel

Pan Movie Cell Bookmark – Value $8

This is so cool! It’s a plastic bookmark with an authentic cell from the movie Pan at the top! Obviously we haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m sure it will be a favorite with my kids. I don’t know if my kids are old enough to appreciate the significance of a film cell yet, though, so I may hang on to this myself for a while.

The Verdict: A couple of people commented on last month’s box review that Nerd Block Jr. is less nerdy and more just toys. We love Nerd Block Jr. in my house, but now that I think about it, I agree somewhat with those comments. I think this month’s box was an improvement, though. A collectible film cell is pretty advanced geekery! With the exception of the stress ball, this month’s box was great. Plus the value is around $51, which is fantastic for a $20 box!

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Geek Subscription Boxes, Nerd Block Junior Boys Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: nerd block jr | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. The stress cube was weird and mine is up for swap. My kids like these boxes, but there really needs to be more variety between the girls and boys boxes.

    I am not renewing my son’s- signing him up for the minecraft one instead!

  2. Is it just me- I like this more than any Geek boxes that I’ve subbed to in the past & even though I’m older I need to get this one? Stress ball- yes. Slimer- yes. Film cell bookmark- double yes.

  3. My son wasn’t that into this box. The Pan bookmark meant nothing to him and he likes the nesting dolls, but he loses interest quickly. I think I like the Ghostbusters plush more than he does (maybe after the remake that’ll change). He does have sensory issues though, so the stress ball comes in handy as a sensory toy he can use in school.

  4. I got that cube in another box and my son “stole” it from me! Then his baby brother took a chunk out if it (don’t worry I got it out of his mouth before he can swallow). My older son loved that cube so much I went and ordered two. (He was/is going around the house looking for his “cube”). This time baby bro won’t get to handle it.
    My son doesn’t use it as a stress “ball” but he would throw it and squish it. He also like counting the squares and naming the colors. So, for younger kids, but still old enough not to put it in their mouth, there is actual fun in this squishy object and for geeky kids it is just awesome old school non-electronic gaming. I think this is one of the time nerd block Jr. got it right (instead of just putting popular licensed stuff although a lot of the licensed stuff they put in either has adult fandom geeky attributes).

    • Wow so many of these items were already featured in their adult Box! I have got to find that sandwich keeper for my son, he would love it!

      • My son has a bunch of sandwich containers, so his is up for swap. Let me know if you are interested.

      • Liz can you please delete my response above? For some reason its taking it directly into my gmail accountl.

      • Removed.

      • Thanks Liz! Anyhow what I was trying to pst is that I do not swap on here but if you would like to sell the container I would gladly buy it. Thanks!

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