Here we are again with the final box I am reviewing for the month of October. The Arcade Block is an off-shoot of the Nerd Block that is in it’s second month. So is it any good? Let’s check it out!
OK now that you have seen the stuff let’s take a closer look at each item:
Freeman’s Crab Shack T-shirt: As I stated in the video, I am a huge fan of the Half Life series so I was excited to hear about the t-shirt theme. I think the shirt is clever but the head crab just looks a little bit funny to me. Maybe it’s just the angle that it is drawn or something but I’m not too overly concerned about it. Either way it’s pretty cool and I will wear it.
Shirts always get a value of $10
Street Fighter Pixel Bricks: This was a cool addition to the box. I have never heard of Pixel Bricks but I’ve played with Legos since I was a child so I wanted to dig in and build it right away. The bricks are TINY! So small that I was afraid if I sneezed they would all blow away. The instructions were a bit difficult as was trying to pick up the smallest pieces to get them where they needed to be. But the end result was worth the struggle.
Pixel Brick sets like this run $12
Luigi Flying Squirrel Plush: I’m not too keen on getting stuffed animals in my nerdy boxes fyi… sometimes these things can’t be avoided. I also would have rather got Mario but since this is a Wii U version of the characters it really didn’t matter. I would have taken a retro Mario any day of the week and been excited about it… flying squirrel is just not in my version of Mario’s wardrobe lol.
These guys also go for $12
Mario Kart Pull Back Racer: Bah Luigi again? Can’t a Mario fan catch a break? It’s ok, the pull back racer is pretty cool… for my kid because that who is getting it.
These sell for about $10
Zelda Dry Erase Magnets: Meh… I’m sure I can find a use for them somewhere. Maybe my oldest can put them in his locker at school.
I couldn’t find them online but I will estimate the at $5 – sound fair?
Portal Key Cap: With all of the great Portal merchandise out there we get this? Don’t get me wrong, the thing is up on my shelf with my other Portal stuff simply because it has the cake on it. It’s function, however, just goes to show you that they can slap geeky stuff on just about anything to get people to buy them.
I couldn’t find it anywhere so I will estimate it’s value at $5
And there you have the October 2014 Arcade Block with a grand total value of $54 for $30 shipped. As with the Nerd Block this month, I canceled this subscription immediately after receiving this box. Between the Arcade and Classic boxes I was paying out $60 a month and was never really impressed with what I got. I will keep my eye on them to see how they progress and might possibly pick them back up in the future. But for now, I have found other boxes that better suit my tastes and even picked up a few new ones to try out. You may feel differently, so if you would like to subscribe, visit their website through my affiliate link here. Until next time kiddies…