Welcome to our first unboxing post. Today we are featuring the Nerd Block Classic July 2015 Unboxing!
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Our family LOVES it when our Nerd Block arrives each month. If you haven’t heard of Nerd Block, it’s a monthly subscription program that delivers a book of geeky goodies and gifts to your door each month (they have many options for the length of subscription plus gift options!). My favourite 10th Doctor figure came in last months box and as an exclusive item, it is something extra special as only a limited number of Nerd Blocks are available each month.
Currently we are getting the Classic Nerd Block. They offer a few block choices based on your interests – Nerd Block Classic, Horror Block, Arcade Block, plus Junior Blocks for boys and girls and a Comic Block. We have done both the Classic and Arcade and love having the option of switching our annual subscription to a different block at any time.
The Classic Box tends to be a mix of stuff, but if the theme is up your alley the goodies are amazing! Last month’s British Invasion theme was exactly my type of geekness. I really LOVED that box. In the past we have done the Arcade block, I find that one is a really good fit for the kids. It often has building block kits, games, toys, and more. It definitely tends to appeal to the boys, where the Classic tends to appeal more to Derek and I.
So that’s the program, let’s get unboxing!
The moment that box is in the door Jackson is tearing it open.
The first thing we pulled out was the T-Shirt. Each month the box includes a T-Shirt. I get the shirt in a youth size for the boys. Jackson loved this one!
Next we found another exclusive vinyl figure, Spike from Buffy! Now I’m not nearly as much of a Buffy fan as I am a Doctor Who fan, but this is still a pretty cool figure.
This box also included an Ironman keychain and a Transformer dangler. I love getting these. I’m always looking for keychains and the danglers are great for adding to zippers on backpacks and coats to help with fine motor issues with zipping. Plus the boys love the bling!
Next we pulled out a Ghostbusters wallet. These are paper wallets, not exactly the most durable, but great for the boys to use for their money and I like using these wallets when I’m traveling and don’t want to bring my big wallet. And it’s Ghostbusters! I played the Ghostbusters game on my old Commodore 64 throughout most of my tween years. I loved defeating that Marshmallow Man!
The final item was a big hit with Derek and Jackson – a Mad Max comic! We haven’t seen the new movie yet (I know!!!), but the original is a favourite of Derek’s and Jackson is loving post apocalyptic stuff at the moment.
Overall the box was good this month. Not the greatness of last month’s with my 10th Doctor but that’s the fun of this program. There are things to appeal to geeks of all shapes and sizes. So every month someone in the family scores pretty big. This month it would be the Mad Max comic that was the big score.
Oh, and if you are thinking… but what will I do with all the stuff we don’t want? I take all the items I know we will use at some point and store them in a bin. We have some building kits, items that will work great in crafting projects, and a cool Monty Python magnetic words game (from that British Invasion box!) that I will be using as part of our homeschool. Other items I keep sealed and we use as gifts or in loot bags at parties. Another thing we have done is donate some of the items to charity. My boys love giving back, so if we get a toy or item that doesn’t work for us we donate it to a program like Santa’s Anonymous. The best part is that a lot of these items work as Teen or Adult gifts which our local Santa’s Anonymous is always short on.
We love getting our Nerd Blocks and can’t wait for next month’s block! Want to try it out? Sign up now so you don’t miss out on all the geeky greatness!