In last month’s Arcade Block review, I made no secret of the fact that I really like this new offering from Nerd Block. Every version of the Nerd Block family is pretty fun depending on your tastes, and this is a gaming site, so its safe to assume I’m a fan of interactive audiovisual art. I am excited to get this box each month, and at around 25 bucks shipped, its a nice gift to yourself every 4 weeks. That’s essentially what subscription boxes are for: a nice reprieve from the stresses you put on yourself each 30 days.
Now I’m not going to bitch about this box too much. I still think I got my money’s worth, but this is easily the least interesting Arcade Block that they’ve sent out since it was launched in October 2014.
Let’s get to the goods!
Nerd Block always sends an awesome T-shirt, and this month’s Arcade Block is no exception. Who doesn’t love Donkey Kong? Its retro, its contemporary based on the song reference, and its a good color scheme. I always assume these things are valued at around 20 bucks if you were to buy them in a store, so you’ve already pretty much gotten your money back. The fabric is also really nice and soft, unlike a lot of the other sub boxes I’ve gotten.
Next up is a Mega Bloks toy. A Halo Rapid Assault Covenant Ghost. I’ve gotten a Mega Bloks toy from Loot Crate before, and I don’t find them to be very high quality. In fact, I think they’re downright chintzy. So that was a bust. Also included, a Tetris notebook and a set of 4 Sega Genesis pins. I guess the notebook might get used at some point, but I’m downright sick of all the pins that come in these boxes. Who uses them and for what?
Here are the values of these items based on the cheapest I could find them online:
Mega Bloks Halo Toy: $14
Tetris Notebook: $8
Sega Pins: Approx $4
Next up: a Plants Vs. Zombies comic book. Why does this even exist? Who wants to read this? No one. Its pointless.
Value: $7, if you $7 burning a hole in your pocket.
So, overall, a pretty sub-standard offering from Arcade Block. I’m still pretty cool with the shirt as the overall value in this box, but the rest was kind of just there. I hope next month, they go back to giving us some truly interesting stuff.
Total Value: $53.. I wouldn’t value it at that personally, but that’s what all this shit would cost you.