Sci-Fi Block is a block from Nerd Block. It joins the likes of the original Nerd Block box, Horror Block, Arcade Block, and Comic Block subscriptions, and focuses on bringing you the best in science fiction! This is actually the last delivery as "Sci-Fi Block" - next month they move to "Sci-Fan" block to focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review box).
The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $8.75 to Canada, $9.95 to US, $12.50 Worldwide)
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!
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This is really just a "Sci-Fi Block" in name only as they have started to include fantasy into the block in January.
They now have themes and mini-magazines for each delivery - I love this change!
Inside, you'll find articles along with details of each item in the box.
You'll still get your $10 voucher to the Nerd Block eStore, though. Mine is free to the first person to redeem it!
Demogorgon Shirt - Value $15?
There are two Dungeons & Dragons items this month - the first being this shirt featuring the Demogorgon. And it's a classic look at the Demogorgon as well!
Dungeons & Dragons Pin - Value $5-10?
The second D&D item is a pin featuring the classic logo.
Here's a closer look at the pin.
The Hobbit 3D Playing Cards - Value $7 on Amazon
They've included an item from The Hobbit as well! This is a 3D playing card set.
It comes in a nice tin as well.
Inside, you'll find 3D playing cards featuring characters from the movie. It's tough to see the 3D aspect of these cards in the picture but they do pop!
Harry Potter Wallet - Value $10-15?
This is an exclusive, custom-made Harry Potter wallet. If you're familiar with Buckle-Down products, you won't be surprised about the texture of the wallet - it's very similar to the texture of a seat belt.
It's a typical wallet on the inside, with spots for your cards, ID, and bills.
Here's a closer look at Harry and Voldemort.
Game of Thrones Map of Westeros & Map Marker Magnet Set - Value $11 on Amazon
Continuing on the Fantasy theme - they also include a Game of Thrones items.
Inside, there are two sheets of magnets.
You'll have a big map of Westeros along with map markers.
Doctor Who: Death Riders - Value $7 on Amazon
You'll receive on of three Doctor Who paperback books. The options were System Wipe, Heart of Stone, or Death Riders - which one did you get?
NASA Postcards - Value $10-15?
This was a really fun and unique item this month!
You'll receive 14 postcards made exclusively for this Sci-Fi Block!
The designs are reminiscent of a Sci-Fi movie poster - a fun addition this month!
LOTR vs. Alien Print - Value $10?
The final item in the box is a print that basically sums up the Sci-Fan approach.
Who would win this match? I think Gandolf may be able to end the battle pretty quickly - but poor Gollum didn't survive in the bottom right corner!
Verdict: They really picked a lot of fan-favorite franchises this month - it was a little something for everyone. At a $30 cost, the value seems to always eclipse the price - and with the addition of themes and franchise spoilers, you're probably more likely to be happy with your delivery each month. This seems like a bit of a sneak peek into what Sci-Fan Block will deliver next month - it will be interesting moving forward.
What did you think of the January Sci-Fi Block?