Arcade Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016
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!
Check out all of my Arcade Block reviews to get more information on this subscription. Check out all of our Geeky Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Arcade Block profile page.
Good To Know: All blocks from Nerd Block will include a $10 voucher for the ShirtPunch store!
Arcade Block doesn’t theme their boxes. But, you’ll typically know at least 3 of the franchises featured before your box ships.
Each month includes an information card detailing each item in the box.
Eye of Truth Shirt – Value $15?
This month’s shirt has Zelda as the featured franchise. This is found in Zelda: Ocarina of Time. As someone who is not a fan of Zelda – it feels like every box has something from Zelda in it!
Super Mario K’Nex Blindbag – Value $7 on Amazon
The second item of the month features Super Mario and the gang. It’s a blind bag from K’nex. You can receive one of a possible seven figures in this bag – I got Bowser!
It comes together piece by piece to create your character. What character did everyone else get?
Tetris Heat Changing Mug – Value $5.50 on Amazon
The next item is a Tetris heat changing mug. I received a Pac-Man heat changing mug in my April 2015 Nerd Block as well – these are really fun, but not dishwasher or microwave safe.
As you fill it with your heated drink, watch the Tetris pieces fall into place!
Five Nights at Freddy’s Vinyl Figure – Value $5.39 on Amazon
I’m not familiar with this video game franchise, so I did some looking around. It looks cool! It’s available on Steam and is a type of survival horror game.
I ended up getting the ringleader – Freddy!
SNES Classic USB Controller – Value $8.50 on Amazon
The final item this month was a retro SNES gamepad for your computer. With the amount of Steam games I’ve been receiving lately – this could come in handy!
Here’s a closer look at it. It certainly brings back memories! I never owned an SNES system, but had numerous friends with the system, so, like everyone who grew up in the ’90s, I’m very familiar with it!
Verdict: I’m very on the fence with this month’s Arcade Block. I didn’t love it, but I also didn’t hate it. I like the little Mario figure and Tetris mug, and if I get use out of the controller – then it’s a good value for me. I’m quickly getting over receiving so many Zelda items in the video game themed boxes – I’d love to see them expand a bit more, there are a lot of video games out there!
What did you think of the August Arcade Block?