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Smuggler’s Bounty: Cantina Box unboxing Spoilers!


Smuggler’s Bounty March 2016

I recently subscribed to Smuggler’s Bounty. It is a bimonthly mystery box featuring Star Wars and Funko. Everything in the box is exclusive to Smuggler’s Bounty. The theme for this box was  Cantina, So let’s see What in the box.

Spoilers

Stop reading now if you don’t want to know.

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Deadpool invades Nerd block classic

Also February’s Nerd Block features DeadPool.

Deadpool is crashing February’s Nerd Block Classic with his very own exclusive item, making for a month full of awesome surprises for all our subscribers!

So far they list a Deadpool collectible, a Batman item, and something from Mario. The boxes always include a tee-shirt. It could be from one the characters above or something different, it’s a surprise.
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November Nerd Block subscription ends soon.


Nerd Block subscriptions ends in five days. Here is what we know about November’s block.

Next Time in Nerd Block!

The November block will contain a Boba Fett item, a Batman item, an exclusive shirt, and a chance at a bonus celebrity item. Nerd Block has announce that this month shirt features Deadpool and this is the only place to get the design. As extra incentive one in seven blocks will have an autograph by future Nerd Block curator Bruce Campbell. Sometime in the near future Bruce Campbell will select the items in the nerd block. But this month he’s autographed some cards for some lucky subscribers. So good luck.10_1614_HB_Ann_BruceCampbell_op2BFirst 250 subscribers to use the code HOLIDAY save for 15% off Nerd Block!

 

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October Nerd Block Unboxing.


Nerd Block unboxing time!

Kevin Smith is the  Guest Curator for this month’s Nerd Block.  The theme is Collide: Marvel versus DC. They teased that the box would include a tee-shirt, Deadpool Figure, an Avengers replica prop, and on the noncomic side some kind of Zelda related item.

So What’s in the Box?

Let’s see what’ in the box.

The A Legend of Zelda Dangler.

Nerd block zelda toy A set of buttons featuring Marvel and DC characters.

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nerd blockThe shirt is Jay And silent Bob as Batman and Robin. Nice looking shirt.

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Arkham Asylum patient notebook. I can’t find much about this online other than other unboxing post it’s cool.

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The Deadpool is a Funk pop Bobblehead. There were possible versions, red suit or X-force Gray suit. I got the gray suit.  There was pop vinyl figure back in the August block.

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The official Avengers prop is Agent Coulson’s Vintage Captain America Trading cards. These are great there’s two sets of the cards. One  in mint condition one blood stained. Great for Agent Coulson or Nick Fury costumers. This is my favorite item in the box. A quick search shows this retailing at $40.

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– 2 Complete sets of cards, “Near Mint” as Agent Coulson would brag and the Blood stained set that Nick Fury used to encourage the Avengers to unite!
– Printed from the original digital files supplied by MARVEL Studios
– Presentation booklet
– Prop Story
– Certificate of Authenticity
– PRINTED IN THE USA!

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This said this month will be my last Nerd Block unboxing. We just got hit with some unexpected expenses and we have to trim some things. The mystery box is one of them. Being an adult sucks. November’s box will have a Boba Fett item and a one in seven chance of having an Bruce Campbell Autograph. Plus some time in the future Bruce Campbell will be the Nerd Block curator.


October Nerd Block subscription ends soon.


Nerd Block subscriptions ends in five days. Here is what we know about October’s block.

Next Time in Nerd Block!

Kevin Smith is the  Guest Curator for the month.  The theme is Collide: Marvel versus DC. The box will include a tee-shirt, Deadpool Figure, an Avengers replica prop, and on the noncomic side some kind of Zelda related item.  They tease that it’s a charming item.

 

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Deadpool is bringing his wise-crackin’ smart mouth attitude to Nerd Block Classic this month in the form of a limited figure!

With two variations of the figure that you could receive, this is a Block you don’t want to miss!

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This said this month will be my last Nerd Block unboxing. We just got hit with some unexpected expenses and we have to trim some things. The mystery box is one of them.


September Nerd Block Unboxing.


It’s Nerd Block  time. The hints for this month were a Classic TMNT item, a scribblenauts item, and a Guardians of The Galaxy shirt and a STD. Lets see what was in the box.  Plus an announcement about October’s block.

Mega Bloks series 2 blind Bag ($2.99) Series 2 featured characters from the Marvel movies but not actual screen versions of the characters. These figures were released a few years ago.  I got Captain America. I already have this figure. I may send him to ebay or put him in our booth.

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DC Collectibles Scribblenauts Unmasked Series 2 Mystery Figure ($4.99) Nice looking figure plus a code for a digital comic.

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Nerd Block stress relief squishy brain. (~2.99) It’s cool.

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The big TMNT item is a paper craft set by boxos and funko. ($9.99 ) The set has all four turtles, Splinter, Shredder, a foot solider, a pizza place and the Turtle van. Not sure what to this of this. Not nearly as cool an item as I was expecting when they said “dubbed by our staff as their top Nerd Block item of 2014.”

Ninja Turtles are cool. I’ve built a few papercraft items. I just don’t know if I want to set this up. My son is too young to build it and not destroy it.

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The STD item is a Giant Microbe. It is a plush toy of a microscopic organism. I guessed this was what we would get when they said the box included an STD. The toy is bagged with a card with information about the microscopic organism. There’s a card that says not for people under 12 years of age. But the same info in on a post card in the box. The card has facts about STDs such as *one in every 4 collage students has had an STD. Yes they spelled it as collage not college.

Anyway you could have caught one of four bug from the box. Mine had Chlamydia.

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The best thing this month is the shirt.  An Awesome mix tape Guardians of the Galaxy shirt.

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Nerd Block is a monthly subscription service for geeks and nerds! Every month, subscribers will receive a package containing a t-shirt and 4-6 toys and collectables.

 

Nerd block classic 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US
Arcade Block 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US
Nerd block jr boys (ages 6-11) $13.99 plus shipping ~6
Nerd block jr girls (ages 6-11) $13.99 plus shipping ~6
Horror block 19.99 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US

 

 

Next Time in Nerd Block!

Beginning January 2015, Nerd Block  Classic will have a different theme every month! As a preview into the world of themes Nerd Block has asked October’s Guest Curator, Kevin Smith, to choose a theme for this October’s Block! He chose the theme Collide: Marvel vs DC! You read that right Kevin Smith of jay and silent bob is choosing what will be in the next Nerd Block and it will be comic book themed.

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Do you enjoy my unboxing posts?  Let me know what you think.

UPDATE

Nerd Block just announced that the Merc with a Mouth will be in October’s Block.

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Deadpool is bringing his wise-crackin’ smart mouth attitude to Nerd Block Classic this month in the form of a limited figure!

With two variations of the figure that you could receive, this is a Block you don’t want to miss!

Chimichangas not included.


September Nerd Block to include TMNT, Scribblenauts, Guardians of Galaxy!


Nerd Block is a monthly subscription service for geeks and nerds! Every month, subscribers will receive a package containing a t-shirt and 4-6 toys and collectables! They have given a few hint at what will be in this month’s box. The shirt will feature Guardians of the Galaxy. There will be a Scribblenauts/DC collectible. Plus something featuring Classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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We’ve got a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle item in this month’s Nerd Block that is already being dubbed by our staff as their top Nerd Block item of 2014!

I don’t know what will be in the box. But I’m looking forward to the TMNT item. I’m hoping the shirt is cool. Speaking of nerd blocks shirts last month I same someone in public with the July TMNT Shirt. It was cool to see another subscribe in a random encounter. A couple of days later was when the august box was on my doorstep with the awesome pop vinyl Harley Quinn.

Nerd block classic 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US
Arcade Block 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US
Nerd block jr boys (ages 6-11) $13.99 plus shipping ~6
Nerd block jr girls (ages 6-11) $13.99
Horror block 19.99 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US

Subscriptions for September’s box end on September 15.

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Nerd Block August Unboxing


 

What is Nerd Block?

Nerd Block is a monthly subscription service for geeks. Every month, subscribers will receive a package containing a t-shirt and 4-6 toys or collectables. You pick the shirt size but the design and toys are unknown.

So What’s in the Box?

First up is Garbage pail minikins series 2($2.99). Two figures with matching stickers. I remember Garbage pail from when I was little. There were gross and fun. I got Micheal Mutant ans Pete Seat. Pete Seat is a yellow Variant version. That bag said yellow was ultra rare but I have no clue as to how rare. The comic store version have peach as their ultra rare and they are 1 in 12. Yellow rare were sold in retail blind bags.

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Bravest Warrior Key chain ($3.99) from Cartoon Hangover

 

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The shirt is a pokemon pokeball.  It is a cool design. I like the look of it but since I don’t play Pokemon, this may end up on E-bay or storenvy.

pokemon nerb block shirtDoctor Who comics (3.99 each) Number 1 issues of  the new tenth and eleventh Doctor’s comic with exclusive Nerd Block covers. Comics are cool.

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And the big event for the Month. Funko Pop Heroes Vinyl. It is a previews exclusive Harley Quinn. I was so happy to see this is my box. This month subscribers got either Harley Quinn or Batman Funko pop figures.

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September Nerd Block: They have said September’s box will include a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle item from the classic cartoon series.  Plus some big reveal about the box sometime this week. I’ll update it here.

UPDATE

Nerd Block made their Big announcement. In addition to the classic Nerd Block, Jr Nerd Blocks, and the Horror Block, they now have an Arcade Block focused on gaming. The first one ships on September 25. You have four weeks to decide if you want one.

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Spoiler alert! If you get a box don’t read the shipping label. There is a mini invoice on it that tells whats inside. It’s vague but may reveal more than you want to know.

Do you enjoy this review? Any questions. I’m considering reviewing the Nerd Block as a monthly feature.

Interested in a box?

Nerd block classic 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US plus a border fee exchange fee of .27.
Nerd block jr boys (ages 6-11) $13.99 plus shipping
Nerd block jr girls (ages 6-11) $13.99

Horror block 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US, The Horror block ships on the 25th of the month You must order by then to get the box. This month they said it will include an Aliens item.

 

I am part of Nerd Block affiliate program.

 

MORE NOTES

Funko Pop is now selling Dancing Groot bobble heads. Preorders are now open for shipping in December.

I am now a Her Universe affiliate. Check them out for cool women’s geek apparel. More on that soon.


August Nerd Block save 15% : Affiliate post


ShirtPunch has a new website and they now offer four tee shirts a day. To celebrate they are offering a discount on their partner site, Nerd Block. The first 300 new subscribers  with a code, save 15% off their first month’s block. For August they have teased a few of the items. The shirt will be Pokemon related. There will be one of two Batman related items and a Funko Pop vinyl item. So far I most excited about the Funko vinyl, those things are so cool.

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Nerd Block is a monthly subscription service for geeks and nerds! Every month, subscribers will receive a package containing a t-shirt and 4-6 toys and collectables!

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Thank you to all of our fans for checking out the new ShirtPunch!

We’re celebrating by teaming up with Nerd Block! The first 300 people who use the code “NERDPUNCH” will receive 15% off their NerdBlock subscription.

Nerd Block is just like comic con in a box! They’re the monthly mystery geek package delivered right to your door! For only $19.99 a month plus shipping, you get a box filled with a custom, limited edition ShirtPunch t-shirt along with toys and collectables from your favorite brands including Star Wars, Adventure Time, Doctor Who, Marvel, and many more!

 

 

Nerd block classic 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US
Nerd block jr boys (ages 6-11) $13.99 plus shipping ~6
Nerd block jr girls (ages 6-11) $13.99
Horror block 19.99 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US

 

Subscriptions for August’s box end on Friday, August 15.

 


Nerd Block July Unboxing: ComicCon Edition


It’s Nerd Block Time! They call it comic con in a box and this month they really mean it. Timed to arrive just before Comic Con this week they included an actual Comic Con item but more on that later.

What is Nerd Block?

Nerd Block is a monthly subscription service for geeks. Every month, subscribers will receive a package containing a t-shirt and 4-6 toys or collectables. You pick the shirt size but the design and toys are unknown.

So What’s in the Box?

First up is Star Wars Insider  The magazine focused on Star Wars. I used to get this but let my subscription lapse since there were no new movies planned. Now that Disney is producing more films maybe it’s time to renew. The Cover article is Jeffery Brown’s Darth books. These are cool books I have Darth Vader Father and Son book. I love it. Star Wars Insider retails for $7.99. This is the first of two Star Wars items this month.

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NERF Zombie Strike Ricochet ($7.99) Read about it in Nerf Wika. They give it a retail of $7.99. It is neat. Too big for my son to use. I could use it as a costume accessory. If I get finish my steam punk outfit.  Here’s a picture of how others have painted NERF guns for costume uses.

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The shirt is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles design. Turtles are awesome I will wear this one. Retail ~$11.00TMNT_shirt

The second Star Wars item is a deformed plush vehicle. I got the Millennium Falcon. Their postcard also showed an AT-AT and an X-wing. Any of them would have be cool but I’m glad I got my favorite ship.

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The Comic Con tie-in is a DVD of Comic-Com IV A Fan’s hope. It is a documentary on Comic Con. I haven’t watched it yet.I hope it is entertaining.  It has interviews with Stan Lee and Joss Whedon. Which partly explains how Nerd Block tied them into this month the other reason, the dvd included a PVC figure of Stan Lee and Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News. Others sets had Joss whedon and the Morgan Spurlock, who directed the documentary.

I found a little history on the figures. NECA had them a while back and there were only 20,000 of the figures made.

In review some cool stuff this month. A Star Wars magazine, A NERF gun, a plush Millennium Falcon, A cool TMNT shirt, and a DVD with a Stan Lee figure.

 

Spoiler alert! If you get a box don’t read the shipping label. There is a mini invoice on it that tells whats inside. It’s vague but may reveal more than you want to know.

Do you enjoy this review? Any questions. I’m considering reviewing the Nerd Block as a monthly feature.

Interested in a box?

Nerd block classic 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US plus a border fee exchange fee of .27.
Nerd block jr boys (ages 6-11) $13.99 plus shipping
Nerd block jr girls (ages 6-11) $13.99

Horror block 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US, The Horror block ships on the 25th of the month You must order by then to get the box. This month they said it will include an Aliens item.

 

I am part of Nerd Block affiliate program.