Nerd Block Classic Review - April 2016 - Geek & Gamer Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? Nerd Block Classic
How much? $19.99/month, plus tax and $8.75 shipping. Prices in US dollars.
What's in it? Comic-con in a box. Includes 4-6 collectible items, including a custom t-shirt

Nerd Block is a Canadian subscription service that sends a monthly mystery package filled with nerdy apparel, toys, and collectibles. The products chosen represent all genres from movies, television, video games, internet, and more! There are 7 Blocks to choose from: Nerd Block Classic, Arcade Block, Comic Block, Horror Block, Sci-Fi Block, Nerd Block Jr. Boys, and Nerd Block Jr. Girls. The Jr. Blocks are $13.99, plus shipping and the other Blocks are $19.99, plus shipping. While boxes ship from within Canada, keep in mind that Nerd Block bills in US dollars.

You can skip or cancel any time, and you can even change your block from month to month. Classic, Horror, and Arcade Blocks can be switched between each other. To switch your block all you have to do is log into your account to view your switching options. That's a pretty cool feature! 

This is a review for the original Nerd Block. Nerd Block Classic is geared towards adults and contains 4-6 collectibles and an exclusive t-shirt each month.
Adult Block contains licensed merchandise, hand-picked by our team of uber-nerds representing all genres from movies, television, video games, internet, and more! Each item is carefully selected and put through a series of in-house testing based on quality, brand association, collectability, and most important – fun factor.

The April sneak peek promised three exclusive Weird Al items!

The theme for April 2016 is "Parody" and includes several items from the King of Parody - Weird Al Yankovic. I was quite a fan of his in the mid-to-late 90's. Smells Like Nirvana was one of my favourite songs during that time, because despite being a Nirvana fan, I really had no idea what Smells Like Teen Spirit was all about!


Moving on...

NECA The Simpsons Weird Al Collectible Action Figure ($20 here or $30 here)
The card says this is a Nerd Block Exclusive but I found it available for sale online from several sources. This figure is from The Simpson 25th Anniversary series 4 collection, celebrating 25 of the greatest guest stars, released in 2014. Others from the series included every member of Aerosmith, Buzz Aldrin, Tom Jones, and Elvis Costello. This guy is 5 inches tall and comes with an accordion.

ICUP Family Guy Koozie ($5.99 on Amazon)
This drink koozie celebrates Family Guy. I've never been a fan of the show, and I recently heard that they killed off Brian. He was the best part! This koozie will come in handy this summer while I'm sipping my patio drinks.

Weird Al: The Book by Nathan Rabin (~$20)
The book was originally published in 2012 as a hardcover, and widely available. This soft cover version was re-published in 2016 and is said to be a Nerd Block Exclusive item. Fans of Weird Al will appreciate this collection of photos and stories from his life and 30 year career. HuffPo wrote a pretty good review here.

Who remembers Spaceballs? Dumb question... who could forget Spaceballs? I loved the movie as a kid, even though I had never seen Star Wars. John Candy dressed up like a dog was hilarious to me. I'm sure at the time many of the jokes and innuendo went over my head, but now it's even funnier and more ridiculous. For those that haven't had the pleasure, the full movie is available on You Tube.

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ICUP Archer Ice Cube Tray ($9.99)
I'm not familiar with Archer, but according to Wikipedia, it's an "adult animated comedy television series" about a "suave, profoundly self-centered master spy Sterling Archer".

Shirt Punch Weird Al "Tacky" T-Shirt ($19.99)
This shirt is an homage to "Tacky", which is Weird Al's homage to Pharrell's "Happy". It's really impressive how Weird Al has managed to stay relevant and creative for over 30 years. A note about the t-shirt - I asked for a unisex large and it fits pretty small. I recommend sizing up. Click here for a size chart.

The April Nerd Block Classic included six items, themed around "parody". It's an odd collection of things, but my boyfriend and I really enjoyed unboxing this one. Weird Al, Spaceballs, and The Simpsons are all major cultural references from my youth. It was fun to take a look back and reminisce. The value is great for the cost (even when paying US dollars) and the exclusive items are a real treat.

A few spoilers have been released for the May Classic Block:

Looks like another trip down nostalgia lane is in store! Sixteen Candles is one of my all-time favourite movies so I'm excited about this one! Order before May 15th to receive the May box. Boxes ship between May 15th and May 20th. Interested in trying Nerd Block? Use promo code SAVE15 to get 15% off your first block.

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