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Arcade Block Unboxing December 2014

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As I mentioned in my first Arcade Block unboxing video, I decided to continue with my subscription since I was so happy with my first block and wanted to see if the level of quality would continue in subsequent boxes. Well, my December Arcade Block has arrived and I have to say I probably like the contents of this box even more than the first one!

As I predicted in the video, Rick loves his new T-shirt and was similarly wow-ed by the products in the December box. I think he’s a little jealous that I’m giving the Sonic magnets to my nephew, but he agrees that James will like them even more than we do. He was also really impressed by the Aperture Science scarf, which I have a feeling we’ll be sharing.

I also did get a chance to try out the funny little stick-on joystick and was shocked to find that it actually works. Surprisingly well, depending on the game. I know I would never have bought something like it for myself, but now that I have one it definitely adds a little retro fun to my mobile gaming. Which I guess is what is so great about these types of mystery boxes: getting introduced to new things we’d never buy ourselves, but that turn out to be fun and useful.

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Thinking of getting your own Arcade Block? Here’s the lowdown:
Arcade Block is a nerdy subscription box service offered by Nerd Block. The Arcade Block is just one of 4 different box “types” that you can choose from. There’s the Nerd Block classic for $19.99, which is your basic box of toys & t-shirts a la Loot Crate. They also offer Nerd Block Jr. in boys or girls flavours for $13.99. These ones don’t come with t-shirts, but do seem to include craft items and books as well as the toys and action figures. Nerd Block also offers a Horror Block for all you fellow horror aficionados and of course, the brand new Arcade Block for video game lovers!

The Nerd Block site is very easy to navigate and canceling your Nerd Block is as easy as sending an email to their cancellations department, instructions which are clearly stated in their FAQ, unlike Loot Crate who seem to make their cancellation process as obscure as possible.

I also like that Nerd Block has distribution centers all over the world, which means that I got my box here in Canada at the same time as everyone else in the US or Europe. No waiting around like a looser watching everyone else’s unboxing videos for me.

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*Full Disclosure: I paid for this box out of my own pocket. However, this post does contain affiliate links which means I get a small commission if you sign up for the service through the link. All opinions expressed are my own.

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Natalie Patalie (@natalie_patalie)
    January 7, 2015 at 11:52 am

    The scarf! How cool. I have a friend that would be very jealous of that, hahah!

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      Mariko
      January 11, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      I know, I was sooo stoked when I saw it in the box. And it’s really warm, too!

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    margotmeanie
    January 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I loooooooooooove Portal! So total win with that scarf! I meant to say when watching the last video that I’m loving the blue in your hair right now! Very becoming!

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      Mariko
      January 11, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you, I’m quite enjoying the blue, despite the up keep. And yes, Portal is the bestest!

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    Erin Radler
    January 8, 2015 at 12:01 am

    oh man! I love that shirt!! so awesome!

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      Mariko
      January 11, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Yeah, all the shirts we’ve gotten through Nerd Block so far have been awesome. Rick’s got an amazing collection going.

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    Fiona
    January 8, 2015 at 12:56 am

    oooh good score – love the shirt and the scarf is cute 🙂 Your nephew scored with the magnets too!

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      Mariko
      January 11, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Yeah, this is probably my favourite box yet! And I was so torn about keeping the magnets, but I don’t think my nephew would ever forgive me if he knew I kept them. ;p

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    geekyseamstress
    January 8, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Ooh, love that shirt! Very cute.

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      Mariko
      January 11, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks! Rick loves it.

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    Melissa (eris)
    January 8, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    That scarf is so cute. I am also one of the three people to never play Halo

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      Mariko
      January 11, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Yay to not playing Halo! lol But seriously, I’m in love with the scarf.

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    nerdburger
    January 9, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Such a rad box. I think this is so much more value than Lootcrate.

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      Mariko
      January 11, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      I’ve already enjoyed the two Arcade Blocks I’ve gotten much more than Lootcrate, but maybe that’s just because of the video game focus. That said, the Nerd Block t-shirts have all been super awesome and usually make any box worth it.

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    Camille Nones
    January 9, 2015 at 6:52 am

    I love the mini joystick. It looks super cute, and so awesome to hear that it works. Thinking of getting one of those. The scarf looks cozy too. Great video, loved it!

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      Mariko
      January 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks, Camille! I’ve been really surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed the contents of Arcade Block so far.

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    Damaris / The cat, you and us
    January 9, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Count 4 and 5 more people that never played Halo, neither myself or Dani have played, because we are more Nintendo style gamers 😉 Dani loves Portal, so he would appreciate the scarf as well, and of course the t-shirt, too cool!

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      Mariko
      January 11, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Hehe. I have a feeling Rick and Dani would have a lot of fun playing Smash Bros. together, although I should warn you that Rick is a notorious trash-talker. 😉

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