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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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Nerd Block is a monthly subscription box for geeks and gamers. This box typically includes, at least, a figurine or two, and always a new exclusive shirt.

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 Subscription Box Review + Coupon May 2016 - inside

The Subscription Box: Nerd Block

The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $8.75 to Canada, $9.50 to US, $12.50 Worldwide)

COUPON – Use coupon code MSA10 to save 10% off your first month!

Also – Until May 15th, you’ll receive a bonus free t-shirt with your subscription!

The Products: Every Nerd Block comes with a custom t-shirt (in your size) and 5-6 geeky items.

Ships to: US, Canada, and Worldwide!

Check out our Nerd Block reviews!

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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon May 2016 - all items

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Nerd Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon May 2016 - card back

Each month comes with a card to detail each item inside. This month’s theme was “80’s Takeover”. This was a perfect theme for me since I love almost all things related to 80’s comics, movies, and tv!

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon May 2016 - Rick Shirt

Rick Shirt – Value $10?

Ok – not sure how this ties into the 80’s theme (maybe time travel), but I absolutely love this shirt. Of all the shirts I wear from boxes, I’m most consistently complimented on anything Rick and Morty related. I’ll add this to my collection!

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon May 2016 - Stay Puft plush

Stay Puft Plush – Value $12-15?

This month include a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man plush. Again – the eyes are absolute nightmare fuel – but I also love the Ghostbusters! This is a collaboration with Monster Factory toys, and all of their plush toys have these eyes.

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OUTATIME Pin – Value $3-5?

This Back to the Future pin was an exclusive this month. You can’t do an 80’s themed geek box without Back to the Future! While I’m not a big pin collection, this is one I’ll keep around!

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon May 2016 - sixteen candles POP

Long Duck Dong POP – Value $11.99 on Amazon

We got a POP this month! We were promised a Sixteen Candles item, and it was a Funko POP! You could have received Jake Ryan, Samantha Baker, or Long Duck Dong.

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Here’s a closer look at the POP!

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Captain America Mini Mug – Value $10?

You could have received either a Captain America or Iron Man mini mug. These are 6 oz. mugs, just in time for Civil War (again, not sure about the 80’s theme with these)!

Nerd Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon May 2016 - small mug

Here’s a look inside – they’re teeny!

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Here’s a look at the detail and paint job.

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Etch A Sketch Sticky Notes – Value $7-8 on Amazon

The last item was a pack of Etch-A-Sketch themed sticky notes. I think everyone who grew up in the 80’s had one of these – and loved them!

Verdict: This was an interesting month of Nerd Block to me. Recently, they’ve seemed to be moving towards a ton of exclusives, but this month didn’t feel like it had a lot of exclusives, so I felt there was a chance to go even more 80’s with exclusive items. Overall, I enjoyed the box – even though a couple of the items don’t really fit the theme. Now we’ll see if I can sleep without nightmares of Stay Puft’s etched in my mind 🙂

What did you think of the May Nerd Block Classic?

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 canceled both classic nerd box and nerd box Jr. Within thier time limit and they still billed me for both and refused to refund. Their stuff is by far the cheapest stuff I’ve been over billed for. Most of it I could find at a dollar stole or on deep discount because it’s older stuff. Thier shipping is by far the most expensive for a pound box of junk. I’m glad I won’t be getting any more after this month, if they charge me again I’ll be livid.

  2. I dropped my classic and sci fi block because I thought they were weak dollar store items. I still have Horror Block and the past two months, I have liked it. I was going to cancel until these last two months. I love getting a movie in the blocks.

  3. Here’s an idea for you Eric. As with a lot of boxes/blocks/crates you get pins which to me (and you) won’t get used and just end up being tossed aside…I recently bought a roll of adhesive magnetic strip. I then use wire snips to remove the pin attach a bit of magnetic strip and Hey Presto….you have a fridge magnet!!
    I did it with the BTTF pin and with the one in May’s Arcade Block!

    • That’s the best idea I’ve heard for these yet! I love it!

      • You can also do it with certain keyrings too….just snip the chain and jobs a good un!
        Obviously it won’t work with some of the recent random keychains we’ve gotten from Nerd Block recently like the Ray Gun and Axe from Horror Block but as long as it’s flat…fill that fridge!!

  4. All of Nerd Blocks subscriptions have seemed like they’re not even trying anymore. Maybe you get something here or there that you want, but it seems like it’s mostly items that are pulled from the back of a manufacturers warehouse that they can’t sell and are given to Nerd Block for pennies on the dollar.

  5. This was by far the worse month for the classic box. I’ve been with Nerdblock since day one and felt so shocked by what was the items this month. The only thing i liked was the shirt this month and that is only a slight 80’s just by the reference and play on Marty and Doc Brown from Back to the future.

    The horror block this month is also little light as well even though i like the idea of the Omen Soundtrack and i wont spoil any items for anyone that hasten seen it yet.

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