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Nerdy Post Subscription Box “Fictional Boyfriends” Review + Coupon – February 2018

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nerdy post fictional boyfriends box february 2018

Nerdy Post is a monthly celebration of your favorite fandoms from TV, movies, and books. Every month, you’ll get handcrafted items centered around a different monthly fandom.

nerdy post unboxing

Everything you get in Nerdy Post is handmade by Alexis, Nerdy Post‘s creator. Here’s what their site says:

“…we wanted to provide unique, high-quality designs that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Hand lettering and illustrating these designs means that nothing is created using fonts or stock images from a computer. Designs are of course digitized in order to be printed on the products, but they will retain their hand-crafted quality.”

Alexis recently started offering a Nerdy Tees subscription, which features one graphic tee that fits the monthly theme, for $15.95 a month plus shipping. You can also get the t-shirt and the items in the usual Nerdy Post box in her Nerdy Combo subscription, which is $29.90 per month plus shipping. She also offers Nerdy Post Lite for $9.95 per month, which delivers 5-7 items each month, instead of the 8 that arrive in the classic Nerdy Post.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is for the Nerdy Post box, which is $13.95 a month.

all items in nerdy post fictional boyfriends february 2018 box

About Nerdy Post

The Subscription Box: Nerdy Post

The Cost: $13.95 a month. The Nerdy Tees subscription is $15.95 a month. US shipping is $6.00.

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: 8 exclusive items centered around a popular fandom from books, movies, comics, or TV

Ships to: US for $6.00. International shipping rates vary.

Nerdy Post “Fictional Boyfriends” February 2018 Review

product list for february 2018 nerdy post

If you’re following along, I’m reviewing the standard Nerdy Post box, so we’ll see the items that are listed under Nerdy Post Lite AND Nerdy Post on the info card!


Mini Print of Lincoln from The 100

On the reverse side of the info card is this 5″ x 7″ illustration of a character from the science fiction CW show/book The 100. It’s a relatively simple print—just the character against a pale gray background—but the art is really detailed. I love the realistic shading of the textures on his shirt! This piece was done by Instagram user @taratjah. (Nice job!)

nerdy post poster

detail of hand drawn poster

Poster Print featuring Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices

Ugh, this QUOTE! The color scheme is timeless, but the sentiment is spot on for Valentine’s Day. Did you know this comes from an even longer passage of the book that’s packed with even MORE epic romance! Amazing. Every time this subscription features a quote that’s longer than a few words, I’m always so impressed. This poster is just 8.5″ x 11″ big, but all of these words and designs fit onto the page so elegantly.

nerdy post quote bookmark

nerdy post bookmark reverse side

Two-Sided Quote Bookmark featuring A Court of Thorns and Roses and The Hunger Games

The bookmarks in this subscription have become some of my favorite items to collect. I have a bunch of them now, and they each feel so unique and different from one another. The first side is a Peeta quote set against a flickering flame background, all designed by Instagram user On the back, there’s a quote from Rhysand. Personally, this side is my fave. The eggplant and amethyst hues are really pretty, and the quote is so swoon-worthy.

note slip

quote print

Quote Print featuring Outlander

This print was originally supposed to be a sticker, but as that tiny note mentions, it had to be switched to a print due to a mishap in the process. That’s all A-OK with me. This 4″ x 6″ card is a just a bit smaller than the other postcard-sized print in the box, but it’s still beautifully laid out. It also has an austerity to it, with its bleached-wood background and stately serif text.

sticker note

Eleanor & Park Sticker

This sticker is so cute! I do wish it was a little bigger. It’s got a whole lot of quote on just 2 inches of sticker. While it looks cute, I think it’d be easier to read if the sticker was an inch or two bigger. I love the handwritten quality of the script and the ombre patterns. Plus, what a gorgeous quote. As an art-lover, this one really gets me right in the heart.

nerdy post coloring postcard

nerdy post postcard

Coloring Postcard

Each month, you get a new coloring-book-style postcard in your box that features a design to fit that month’s theme. This one highlights two popular pirates—Jack Sparrow and Captain Hook! I think these postcards are fun to collect and pull out to color when I’m kicking back in front of the TV on a night in.

small floral quote print

Mini Print featuring Anne of Green Gables

YESSS! Gilbert Blythe, what a dream. I’m so glad he got a moment in the spotlight in this box! This print might be my favorite item. The colors just feel so springy and fresh. Maybe it’s because of the banner, but this design is giving off some cool tattoo vibes to me. How amazing would a Gilbert Blythe tattoo be? So hip.

character bookmark

character bookmark up close

back of small character bookmark

magnetic closure on bookmark

Happy Hello Magnetic Bookmark featuring Harry Potter

How cute is this little Sirius bookmark? This bookmark uses two magnets to clip over the top of your page. It’s a really clever design, plus the detail on the illustration is super charming. There are delicate little patterns on his jacket, vest, and shirt, and he’s even holding a tiny wand!

enamel pin

enamel nerdy pin

Enamel Pin featuring Shatter Me 

I haven’t heard of this series before, but even I can appreciate this fiery quote from the character Warner. I love the quality of pins that come in this subscription. This pin is about 1.5″ wide, features enamel cleanly set in its graphite-colored metal setting, and has two posts on the back to make it extra secure.

The Verdict: As usual, this box was a ton of fun. I love the artistry of the prints and other designs, and the quality of the pin is great. The sticker situation was a bit of a bummer, but the print version of the one sticker was nice. I just wish the second one was bigger! I have a lot of fun rifling through my monthly box, especially because I know I’m supporting independent artists. It might be a little pricey for simple paper goods, but the uniqueness of the thoughtfully created art, in my opinion, makes it worth it.

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Boxes ship out on the 15th of the month. However, if there are extra boxes available, they’re sometimes listed on the Nerdy Post site shop!

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.95 after US shipping. The average cost of each of the 9 items in the box (counting the two-sided bookmark as one item) is $2.22

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What did you think about the items in this month’s Nerdy Post box?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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 love how excited you were about the AoGG quotation! Ahhh, Gilbert…

  2. What a great box this month. I only know a few of the references but the quotes are so lovely I’d frame them all

  3. Oh my…the print from “The Infernal Devices” is beautiful! I love that the font fits the steampunk genre of the series. And “Outlander”…how I love do love you so. I’ve never really read the reviews for this sub before…are the boxes always like this one? If so, I’ve really been missing out.

    • Design-wise, yes! There are usually a few art prints, a bookmark, and a larger poster-like print (the 8.5″ x 11″ one), but they change up the rest of the assortment quite a bit to keep things fresh. I’ve gotten notepads, pins, necklaces… But the gorgeous illustrations and design work are just as impressive from box to box. There’s just so much love put into every piece!

      • Thank you for following up! I’m going to try this one out.

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