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Arcade Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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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).

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The Subscription Box: Arcade Block

The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping ($9.50 shipping to the US)

COUPON: Use code NERDADDICTION to save 17% off your first month.

The Products: Gamer gear, collectibles, etc, plus a new t-shirt each month.

Ships to: Worldwide!

Check out all of my Arcade Block reviews and the Arcade Block Swap Page.

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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.

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Legend Of Zelda Shirt – Value $15

This month’s exclusive shirt features Legend of Zelda. Someone mentioned it in a past review, but wow – gamer boxes send A LOT of Zelda items. That makes it a little tough for me since I’m not a huge fan. I do like the graphic, though – very cool.

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Durotan Plush – Value $20

They include a Bleacher Creature plush from Warcraft as well. I think I’ve said this about every Bleacher Creature plush – I just do not like the look of these!

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Super Mario Bros. Build a Level Magnet Set – Value $12 on Amazon

This is easily my favorite this month! Build your own level in Super Mario Bros with this 2-piece magnet set. I’m loving the little character model magnets!

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Zelda Life Hearts Stickers – Value $5?

This is an exclusive this month – it’s a bumper sticker of Zelda HP.

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NES Controller Pin – Value $5-10?

My second favorite item is this pin. I don’t really have a good use for pins – but thanks to Jay in my Nerd Block Classic review for his idea to snap the pin off the back, attach a magnet, and stick it on the fridge! I really loved the detail on this magnet – really well done.

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Plants vs Zombies Lunchbox – Value $10-15?

The final item was also an exclusive item. It’s a really nice lunchbox/tin with great colors and graphs – this would be great for kids!

Verdict: This month was a bit of a miss for me, personally. My favorite items were some of the smallest items in the box. There’s definitely value here, though, for NES/Zelda fans – which is a lot of people, so I’m sure I’m in the minority on this verdict.

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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!

Posted in Arcade Block Reviews, Geek Subscription Boxes, International Subscription Box Reviews, Nerd Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: arcade block | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Yay, I got a shout out!! 🙂
    I quite liked this block, the tshirt was, in my opinion, the best shirt they’ve featured in an Arcade Block…so many people have asked if i’m keeping it or if i’m going to sell it!!
    (Due to me having 8 subscriptions I sell things on my eBay store as obviously, not everything is going to resonate with me and I don’t have the space for everything!)
    I liked the badge…it is now stuck to my fridge, the plush will go to a friend, the tin on ebay, the bumper sticker….I have a black car so it won’t work on account of the background being clear so you won’t see the black heart…again, probably eBay and I was super lucky and got 2 packs of magnets!! One will be going on the fridge and the other i’ll eBay!!
    I understand people are maybe getting a bit bored with Zelda items but it is my all time favourite franchise so i’m always happy to receive Zelda items!!

  2. Big miss this month. Like you I really loved the pin and magnets but I have so many shirts they really have to be something special to be exciting (I love Zelda but I’m not sure it needs to be in every Arcade Block..) and I’m a little old for a lunch box. And seriously, that plush line is .. not my thing. They’re not cute at all.

    Ah well. I’m gonna have a lot of fun with those magnets!

  3. LOOOOOVE that t-shirt! I wish geek boxes weren’t so hit or miss for me. I just can’t stay with any of them, but every now and then something like that comes along and I am so jealous! I agree that the pin is also super cool.

    • Same – I love games, but I love a HANDFUL of games. With that said I’ve been seeing some of my favorite games featured heavily lately but that’s thanks to the Warcraft movie coming out Friday.

      I absolutely LOVE that build a level magnet set. So fun!

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