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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.
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.
*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.