I recently posted about my last Nerd Block, having tried it for 3 months. However, not liking to go too long without geekery, I had already signed up to Loot Crate. This is something Rhiannon has been getting for a while and it looked interesting. With a 10% off code and the promise of Villains, July sounded like a great month to start!
As I took everything out, in order to take pictures, I have to admit to being hugely amused by the box. I really think its great when boxes like this put that little extra effort into things.
As awesome as this box was, again it just wasn’t for me! First up there were some Deadpool socks – a villain I am not at all familiar with, despite liking Marvel Comics. These went straight to Chris as I knew he’d get some use out of them. Next came a comic, which I believe is GotG, specifically Rocket Racoon. I have no idea if Nat is into GotG but I’ll definitely be offering this comic as an addition to her growing collection! Next there were a couple of really cool Joker/Harley Quinn posters. These still aren’t really me, but I can at least appreciate their awesomeness. Again, these were gifted to Chris, though he doesn’t know it yet since I’ll be framing them and placing them in his office! The last few bits included a DVD (which sadly is Region 1, as Loot Box is US, but I’m hoping might play on the computer), a Bowser magnet (I can like AND use this), a Loot Box badge/bin and a Darth Vader keyring.
Finally, and not really that surprisingly, I love the tee that came in the box! While I’m neither a huge Joker or Loki fan, I do think they are fantastic villains. This “Joki” t-shirt is awesome and I will absolutely wear it!
Although the box contents are great, they still just aren’t me. Of course, like with the other boxes, I’m going to stick it out for a couple more, but right now I’m still searching for the box that suits me and my geekery!
Have you ever heard of Nerd Block? Well if not, you’re missing out! Nerd Block is the brain child from the owners of Shirt Punch – an awesome t-shirt site, located in Canada. I have bought many of their one-a-day t-shirts, but until this month, I’ve never bought their Nerd Block box! I’ve been dying to try it, but sadly with the International postage its a little bit costly. However, this month I gave into temptation and this is what I got!
For $19.99 a month, plus postage you can subscribe to this “Nerd Block – Classic“. There are other options too, such as “Nerd Block – Horror” (also $19.99), or even ones for kids with “Nerd Block – Boys” and “Nerd Block – Girls” (both $13.99 instead). I know my partner was really tempted to try the Horror box and next time I might even swap my subscription to the Girls one!
Inside my box, I got a collection of random nerdy things. This particular box seemed to have a sort of Star Wars theme to it, though there were a couple of other things too.
The Star Wars papercraft playset looks great, but sadly neither of my kids are into Star Wars. This particular item will probably get put away for now and given as part of a gift to someone who will love it! The Darth Vader plush is incredibly cute, so that was instantly passed to my partner Chris, who has a collection of random nerdy stuff on his desk. The t-shirt was in my size (something you select on signing up to subscription) but sadly I’m not into Star Wars either and I can’t give that to Chris as its in the wrong size. I’m thinking perhaps Amy might like it though, or if not then maybe Rhiannon! Its such as a shame as I love GoT, the cross-over reference it also contains.
Other than the Star Wars stuff, there was a Mario Bros. dangler (that turned out to be Luigi), a Spider-Man comic (which I intend to give to Nat as I know she desperately wants to own a comic!) and a Stick-It Pad – basically a sort of silicone sheet which you place on your dash (or anywhere else) and can place things like your phone on it so it won’t slip.
I absolutely love the idea of a Nerdy box, but sadly I’m not a nerd of all genres! While the stuff in the box is great and definitely worth the $19.99, none of this particular box was really for me. I’ll stick it out for at least another month and see how I get on, perhaps even move to a different themed subscription after that… however for anyone who is a nerdy to the extreme, I would definitely recommend these boxes.
Sadly, as it comes from Canada, there is one definite downside and that’s the customs label. Talk about a spoiler before you even open the box!