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Arcade Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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).


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 also includes an information card – mine was missing this month.


Console Controller Shirt – Value $15?

This month’s shirt highlights all of the console controllers of my childhood! I can’t believe they got Dreamcast and Sega Saturn in there! Eventually, your controller cords even ended up looking like they do on the shirt, too. The shirt shows off controllers from Nintendo, Sega Genesis, SNES, Virtual Boy, Sega Saturn, N64, Dreamcast, and Gamecube. Lots of awesome here.



Sega Genesis USB Hub – Value $15-20?

If you are in need of a USB hub, I can find no one hub better than this little Sega hub!


Sega was my favorite system in my childhood. I can still remember playing Mario Lemieux Hockey and Sonic when I first got it!


Assassin’s Creed Construction Set – Adewale – Value $6 on Amazon

The only non-retro gaming item this month is from Mega Bloks and Assassin’s Creed.


This is the completed Adewale set. Mega Bloks have a more lifelike appearance and more joints for better pose-ability than Legos – you can find some cool sets out there.


Super Mario Chip Clips – Value $5-10?

The next item is from Mario – it’s a set of power-up chip clips!


You’ll receive 1-UP, Invincible Star, and Fireball power-up clips!


Retro Videogame Magazine Replay Vol 1 – Value $12.99

This is essentially a summation of my childhood. I LOVED video game review magazines – I couldn’t wait to read all about the games coming out that month, I can’t even imagine what it’d be like with sites like IGN these days.

This includes retrospectives from a simpler time of video games. It spans across numerous consoles as well, with retrospectives from Bomberman to Halo.

Verdict: I loved this month’s Arcade Block. The nostalgia was in full-force for me – from the shirt all the way to the magazine, it was like opening a box that my younger self would have picked out for me. This is easily one of my favorite Arcade Blocks yet.

What did you think of the September Arcade 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. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I didn’t like it too much right away, but I guess it’s kinda cool. I think I’m just mad that for my assassins creed figure, i got a Borgia soldier (which doesn’t even count as an assassin >_>). But that’s just me I suppose

  2. I agree that this month seems good. The USB hub in particular is both cool and useful, and bag chips are always good to have around.

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