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This Nerd Block Jr For Boys subscription for my 5-year-old son, Connor. It costs $13.99 plus shipping ($6) per month and is for boys aged 6-11. All plans auto-renew. You get a discount paying up front for a set number of boxes. Save 10% at 3 months ($12.59 each plus shipping), save 15% at 6 months ($11.89 each plus shipping), and save 20% at 12 months ($11.19 each plus shipping). Each box has at least $40 in value and gives 4-6 toys. We are on the six-month subscription. You pay for all boxes and shipping on all boxes up front. Nerd Block has a variety of subscription offers including: Classic, Arcade, Horror, SciFi, Comic, Jr For Boys, Jr For Girls, and the newest offering Shirt. For details on all boxes, visit my Nerd Block Page.
This box has 5 items. Every Nerd Block comes with a Product Card. I like seeing product cards, and this assures me he received everything. It does not help much in the way of pricing out items for box value. Many are not easily available for purchase. While I can find similar products or items marked up from the original seller on eBay or Amazon, the actual items are difficult to find. That also makes the value very subjective. If something originally retails for one price but is now only available for purchase through a marked up reseller, valuation can fluctuate.
All Nerd Blocks come with a discount code for $10 off at Shirtpunch.com. A $10 credit is given with all new subscriptions as well. These work on anything, not just shirts. They are valid for 45 days. There is a puzzle piece on each card. If you collect all 9, you’ll get a $100 ShirtPunch! gift card. There is also an advertisement for the newest block, Shirt. For $29.95 (or less if you pay multiple months up front), you get 5 shirts per box. This box announced that Nerd Block is opening a shop on 10/20/16, and there was a $10 gift card code attached. I’m unsure if this code will come inside every box, if it only came inside this one, or if it will also be in the next one (because it ships before the store launches).
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates 2″ figure with keyring retails for $7.99 at ToyWiz. Michelangelo is my other son’s favorite turtle, but he was still happy to receive this. It took him a few minutes to attach him to the base, but he was adamant that he do it instead of me.
The Raving Rabbids Travel in Time Limited Edition Figurines retails for $7.89 on Amazon. None of us have heard of this series, but my son loves rabbits. He told me that the rabbit in the Secret Life of Pets is cute, and he likes him even though he shouldn’t. When he selected a toy from that movie, he selected Snowball. In a weird way, crazy rabbits can look really cute. This one is an exception, but Snowball is adorable.
The Star Wars™ – Battle Matching Game On-the-Go Edition retails for $7.72 on Amazon. We played with this for hours. Although we did not battle, we did play the traditional match game. I forgot how fun a simple game could be, but I love that both boys enjoyed this.
The Monster Factory Megaman Plush retails for $16.99 on Amazon. This is another one we’ve never heard of, but he is cute. It’s kind of hard to go wrong with a plush and a five-year-old.
The Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Ultron 2.0 and Ultron Sentries retails for $5.99 on Amazon. These little guys occupied a lot of his time, because he had a hard time getting the one on the right to stand. For little figures, they are surprisingly flexible. The joints move extremely well. He will have a lot of fun with this trio.
There is a teaser for next month inside. This card shows that next month’s box will feature something from Marvel, Star Wars Rebels, and Minions. Connor loves all of those themes, so this looks like a promising box.
This box cost $17.89 ($11.89 plus $6 shipping) and is worth $46.58. His personal value is also $46.58, because he is keeping everything in this box. I always use the lowest or most conservative price I find to price the boxes, which usually explains why I come up with a lower than advertised value. It is possible Nerd Block uses the new, inflated prices when valuing these, because most of the items inside their boxes are hard to find elsewhere. This box actually went over the $40 advertised value according to my calculations, but most boxes do not.
Ready to Subscribe? Remember to check my Nerd Block Page for all information about subscription options. Discount codes (which only apply to month-to-month subscriptions) do pop up at times. There was a 10% discount code in last month’s box. I do not know how long it is good for, but the code is OWLKIDS. The discount will only apply to the first block, so you’d only get $1.40 off a 10% offer or $2.10 off a 15% offer. It always saves you more to purchase multiple blocks up front than to wait for a discount code that only saves you money of the first one. Blocks start shipping on the 15th, so you must subscribe before the 15th to get a box from the current month.
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