Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nerd Block Grab Block December 2014

I got my first Nerd Block not too long ago.  It was the Arcade Block and you can see that review here.  I loved it so when I saw on Black Friday that they were having a Grab Block sale, I jumped at the chance.
Since I've only ever received one of these and it was the Arcade Block, not the regular Nerd Block, I didn't really have any idea what to expect.  Let's just say that the Arcade Block subscription is by far my favorite.

The Cost: $15.99/ea plus shipping for a total of $25.59

What You Get: A box of random Nerd Block items.

I'm not sure if these were older boxes or if they were just random items collected in each box.  Here is what I got in mine!

Pokemon Pocket Monster Containment Capsure T-Shirt- I know nothing about Pokemon but my husband saw this and did.  Since he promised he would wear it, he gets to keep it and it won't go in a stocking.
Value: $14.99
Giant Crab Louse-  Is this from something that I am unaware of?  Because all I can think of is my 8th grade Health class...  And that's as far as I'll go with describing what this is.

Minikins Minifigures-  I didn't open this one because I'm putting it in a stocking but it appears to be reminiscent of Garbage Pail Kids crossed with Cabbage Patch Kids.  Do you remember those Garbage Pail Kid stickers?  I collected those.  Do kids even collect stickers anymore?  That was a big thing when I was a midget. Ooo!!  I just looked these up ( I love Google) and they *are* Garbage Pail Kids!  Now I kinda do want to open them but no.  Stockings.  I have too much crap. :D
Funko Pop! Vinyl Figurine- It's Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy!  I loved that movie so much.  I mean, I love that kind of thing to begin with, but I loved it so much I made my husband go see it with me.  And we have never had a dinner and movie date night with just ourselves.  This is going in my husband's stocking.  Now we will have Groot and Star-Lord.  I might have to pick up some more just because.  After we get a display shelf, though.
Value: $9.99
Desk Thing Pin Toy- Yeah, I don't know what these are called.  This one is plastic.  I think I have one somewhere made of metal.  These are kind of hard not to play with, really.  I mean, it's one of those things where if it's on your desk, they will play with it.  That type of thing.  At least, I always do!
Value: $4.99

Nerd Block 1st Anniversary Brain Thing- Wow, I'm really official with my naming conventions!  It's because there was no card in the box, so I have no idea what these things are!

VERDICT: Okay, so for $25 I'm gonna say not worth it.  For $15? Yeah.  But that Nerd Block shipping fee of $9.50 really ruins it.  Sure, it's coming from Canada but I just don't know if I want to fork out that much for shipping.  Unless I  know what I'm getting.  Still, I do like the Funko figure and the T shirt will get used but I don't think I would subscribe to the regular Nerd Block.  I much preferred the Arcade Block.  Although, even then, I admit that the price is sort of a downer. Especially considering Loot Crate is $10 cheaper and has basically the same kind of thing.  Except not a T shirt every month.   Hm.

If you want to check out Nerd Block and all the boxes they have to offer, you can do that right here. They've also got a Horror Block and Blocks for kids.

What do you think?  Between Loot Crate and Nerd Block which would you choose?

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  1. The Crab Louse is from a series of stuffed toys that also include Sperm and STDs. I remember seeing them in a Nerd Block Jnr Review but something a little more kid friendly. Jealous you got a Pokemon T-shirt, I just got the same T-shirt I got in the November box which is the only Nerd Block I have ever purchased.

    1. Oh my. I think maybe I'm glad I got a crab louse then? That... seems awfully strange to put in a kid box, though. Seems like the Grab Blocks must have been collections of random items not old boxes from other months, if you got the same T-shirt. What a bummer to get the same one you *just* got! Hopefully someone on your gift list would like it.
      I have to laugh at myself because I said I wouldn't sign up for the regular Nerd Block and guess what I did? Yep. Signed up for Decembers because of the spoilers. My husband will go nuts for a signed Willow print! Apparently it was his favorite movie when he was a kid. So we'll see how it goes. The Grab Block definitely didn't thrill me.