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March Nerd Block Unboxing (Doctor Who)


Subscription boxes are all the rage right now. No matter what you enjoy, I can almost guarantee that there’s a subscription box for it. I considered some literature boxes (such as Owlcrate or LitCube), but for $30-$40 I can purchase books that I WANT from Book Outlet without all of the buttons and Out of Print socks  (of which I already own several awesome pairs). 

That being said, I decided to give Nerd Block a go and see if it was worth the $20 a month.

My answer: yes and no.

I chose the three-month subscription, which gives you a discount. I think I ended up paying around $17 for each box, plus $10 shipping each month. March was a “Doctor Who-themed” box and I just love Doctor Who so I went for it. Let me remind folks that I signed up for the “Sci-Fi” subscription, as there are several different boxes to choose from. You can check out Nerd Block for these separate subscriptions.

So when my box arrived around the middle of the month, I was excited. What kind of cool Doctor Who swag would I find? POP Figures? A Who-themed T-shirt (please please please)?

Another reminder: the Sci-fi box has a miscellany of sci-fi goodies in it. The website tells you which franchises to expect. Thus, the whole BOX is not exclusively Doctor Who, just SOME items. My husband bought a Deadpool Lootcrate Box in February and received nothing but Deadpool items. However, Nerd Block doesn’t work that way. I expected a few different things, but honestly, I was not really happy with three of the items I received. Let’s start with those first and work our way up to my favorites:

What all did I get?

  1. First I received a Terminator t-shirt – meh:20160410_185512

I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get a Doctor Who shirt, given that it was a Doctor Who box, but yeah, okay.








2) I also received two Fifth Element items: A Leeloo action figure and a Multi-Pass:


It’s cute, but frankly, I’m not a big Fifth Element fan.

3) I also received a nice Boba Fett print:20160410_185655 (1)
















4) And I received an AWESOME Groot POP Figure keychain which I absolutely ADORE. It now hangs from the zipper of my work bag:

















5 and 6) And finally, to the Doctor Who items. I received a nice cup and a Trump Card Set with a TARDIS metal container. These were great!



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Overall, I was pretty happy with the contents. Although I LOVE Guardians of the Galaxy, I’m not a big fan of Terminator (Sorry Arnold!) or The Fifth Element. I probably won’t keep these items. Of course, all this is a matter of perogative. I LOVE just about anything sci-fi (Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who) but there were some franchises in this box that I just wasn’t that excited about. I really enjoyed the Doctor Who items however, and it is worth $17 for the items that I will keep. The cup alone would be at least $10, and the keychain $5. The card set, I’m certain, is worth more than two bucks. I feel that I “got my money’s worth” in this box.

Next month is Star Wars, which makes me incredibly excited. I know that this month’s box will also have items from Spaceballs in it (which is technically still Star Wars-related since it is a parody). I’m excited to see what arrives at my doorstep.

About Crystal Hurd

Crystal is a writer, poet, reader, and public school educator from Virginia. She is happily married with three beautiful Terriers (adopted from local shelters). Her dissertation explored the leadership of C.S Lewis with postdoctoral work focusing on the leadership roles of artists. An unapologetic book nerd, Crystal loves to read and research works involving faith, literature, art, and leadership. She also possesses a deep, unrelenting interest in all things European, especially Doctor Who. You can read her weekly thoughts on her webpage/blog, friend her on Facebook, (Crystal Sullivan Hurd) and follow her on Twitter: @DoctorHurd and @hurdofficial.

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