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Sci Fi Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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Sci-Fi Block is a block from Nerd Block. It joins the likes of the original Nerd Block boxHorror Block, Arcade Block, and Comic Block subscriptions, and focuses on bringing you the best in science fiction!

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: Sci-Fi 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!

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!

Read all of our Sci-Fi Block Reviews!

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Sci Fi Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon May 2016 - card back

There’s a card in each box detailing all of the items. Typically, this is found at the bottom of the box which is great for avoiding spoilers at the very last moment!

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Doctor Who Shirt – Value $15?

This is the second month in a row where I didn’t receive the pictured shirt in my box. This month hurts a bit more because I’m not a Doctor Who fan – and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy shirt look incredible!

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Daryl Dixon Pocket POP – Value $8 on POP Price Guide

Next is this Walking Dead Pocket POP, and I’m honestly not sure why this is in here. It’s not on the card and is labelled with a Horror Block exclusive sticker. It’s cool – but I’m confused.

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Here’s Daryl out of the box.

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First Order Stormtrooper Bobblehead – Value $12.95

You could have receive 1 of 4 Star Wars bobbleheads. This Stormtrooper, Rey, Captain Phasma, and Kylo Ren were the possibilities. I struck out a bit since I received the only Star Wars bobblehead that I already own!

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Here’s the bobblehead out of the box.

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Fahrenheit 451 – Value $9.21 on Amazon

They include a copy of Fahrenheit 451. I haven’t read this book but it looks like it gets great reviews and aligns with my interests

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

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Wookie Can Cooler – Value $12.99 on Amazon

How cool is this thing (pun intended!). I can’t see a better way to keep your hand warm will enjoying a cold beverage than this! I love the Chewbacca belt!

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Spock ReAction – Value $8.99

They’ve included another Funko item this month – a Spock ReAction figure. I’m not a big ReAction fan, but they are always nostalgic for me to see, end even open.

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Here is Spock, close up.

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Futurama Print – Value $5-10?

They include this great print from Futurama! I’m not big on any prints, but this Futurama print is a cool graphic that makes it look like BioShock or something.

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BB8 on Board Bumper Sticker – Value $5?

The last item is a BB8 bumper sticker. While it’s not really usable for me, it is a fun item – I can easily pass this off to a friend who will love it.

Verdict: My box was a bit all over the board this month, wasn’t it? Did anyone else get the Pocket POP or the different shirt? All in all (not counting the Pocket POP), I thought this was a pretty good box. Very heavy on Star Wars with some Futurama and Star Trek thrown in as well – that’s a recipe for success in my book. I’m excited to read the book, too!

What did you think of the May Sci-Fi 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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Eric,

    I ‘ll trade you the stormtrooper for my Rey bobblehead. Email me if you are interested.

  2. I love Dr. Who! I’ll take the shirt off your hands.

  3. I’m guessing that maybe they ran out of Hitchhiker shirts, and threw in the Daryl keychain as an “extra” since they sent you the wrong shirt… ?

  4. I would contact Nerd Block to figure out why you got that shirt and Pocket Pop. Their customer service is usually pretty good about fixing mistakes like that.

  5. Did you get the Star Wars Stormtrooper in the Geek Fuel box :)? That being said, looks like a great box and even though I’m not Star Wars fan, the Chewbacca can warmer looks so perfect and something that I would love owning. What I’m probably going to get onto eBay and hunt for though is that Futurama print, I’d love that print decorating my wall.

    • Hey Fay,
      If you search The Gamer Shack on Facebook (Orange background, white joystick logo) and send me a message i’ll send you the print for the cost of shipping!
      I have the same one and usually I sell items I don’t care for on eBay but rarely sell the prints so I don’t normally bother listing them so if you want it you’re quite welcome to it!

      • I love this t-shirt! What is your eBay listing/name if you please? Will happily take it off your hands x)

      • Darn! I just got one for $6 on eBay. I wish I had checked here first, but thanks so much for the offer. That is really kind of you 🙂

        • Aww, nevermind!! Thought it was worth offering, i’m not sure what the postage cost would have been to the states from the UK so it may have ended up being cheaper!

  6. Think this box seems very random in curation- guess they only stick to it being a sci-fi item. I never really found a good fit for me in a nerd/geek box and I’ve tried most of them. Wish they had a girly version of these boxes for adults without being too cute. I find Kawaii and Doki Doki adorable but not enough meat to them if that makes any sense.
    It’s nice to see Futurama getting a shout out here in the box. Next wish Bob’s Burgers

  7. Oof, I’d be mightily pissed if I didn’t get the one Hitchhikers Guide item. Still I have mixed feelings about this T-shirt. I adore Hitchhikers Guide. Like, seriously. BUT that’s an image from the movie, which was an abomination. BUT, it’s Marvin, who was voiced by Alan Rickman, which was the one bright spot in the movie.

    Also Fahrenheit 451 is one of the great classics of sci-fi. Get thee reading! 😉

  8. Fahrenheit 451 is a classic and you will love it. I had to read it in highschool. I haven’t received my first box yet, but because your reviews, I have subscribed to this box, and the Classic Blok so thank you for doing these reviews.

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