What’s inside the latest Arcade Block from Nerd Block? We take a look at the games-related crate.
The company also sells Horror Blocks, Nerd Blocks and 2 Jr boxes for girls and boys. It’s a Canadian company so the blocks take a little longer to turn up and cost a little more due to postage (around £20 at the moment based on exchange rate), but having different boxes means that there is more chance of getting something specific to your needs.
February’s Arcade Block is a mix of video game items with no real theme, though this month there seems to be an over-arching Nintendo bias to the box, which was fine by me.
It’s mostly black and white but if you look closely the features of the mask become apparent, which is a nice touch.
A mug was next out of the box, which is a nice surprise as we don’t often see mugs in these boxes and it’s something practical as well as geeky. It’s a parody of the Starbucks design, but based on Star Fox, another classic Nintendo franchise. Very nice it is, too.
The next 2 items were a Sonic blind bag character, well made but still another cheap character model, and a Pac-man sound effect keychain, though sadly it just makes the ‘wacca-wacca’ sound and no dying or pac-pill sound effects.
Finally a Hyrule mousemat completed the Nintendo/Zelda themed stuff and was another useful item that’s both practical and themed.
Overall, though, the Arcade Block was certainly a strong contender for best block of the year so far with a great T-shirt design, the mug and plushy all hitting the spot.