Nerd Block (Original) Unboxing and Review – July 2014

It’s subscription box time again! Today I’m talking about the original Nerd Block for July 2014. First, please check out my unboxing video:

Now, a quick breakdown of the cost value of the box’s items. Remember, these are prices based on what it would cost me, personally, to purchase these items in Nova Scotia, or to have them shipped to me if they are only available online.

Plush Star Wars X-Wing Fighter: approximately $10
Nerf Zombie Strike Ricochet toy gun: $8“Turtle Power” t-shirt: I think this is a Nerd Block exclusive shirt, so I’m assigning it an approximate value of $15
Comic-Con Episode VI dvd w/ Figures: the only pricing I could find listed for this shows it for $40. Since the dvd is a few years old and also a dvd, I refuse to accept that and I’m downgrading the value to a maximum of $20, but I still wouldn’t pay that myself
Star Wars Insider magazine: apparently these go for $12 a piece. I find that extremely hard to believe. Who the hell is paying $12 for a single magazine?

Total approximate value of box: $65
Cost to me: $33

Okay, so now that we’ve got that out of the way, a quick review:
This month’s Nerd Block original was much better than last month’s, in my opinion, but I’m still a little bit bemused. The shirt is pretty nice, but although my husband will probably wear it I’m not impressed that Nerd Block didn’t pick up on my shirt size change (which I applied in PLENTY of time for this month’s block). The Zombie Strike gun is cute and I like it, but not terribly nerdy…it’s just a very common kind of toy, after all. The Comic-Con dvd is interesting, but it seems a bit weak that Nerd Block would send us something like this that is several years old. And the Star Wars Insider magazine is probably pretty cool to some people, but I don’t feel like magazines are the kind of things that should be in a box like this…it feels like a bit of a cop-out to me, to be honest. The only thing in the box that I felt was genuinely cool and cute was the little X-Wing.

So all in all, it wasn’t a bad box, but didn’t strike my fancy that much. That’s two months in a row now that I was less than enthused, so I’m giving Nerd Block one more month to wow me before I cancel the subscription.

Do you receive Nerd Block original? Did you enjoy this month’s block? Was this unboxing/review helpful to you? Please let me know!

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