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This Nerd Block Jr For Boys subscription for my 5-year-old son, Connor. It costs $19.99 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 ($17.99 each plus shipping), save 15% at 6 months ($16.99 each plus shipping), and save 20% at 12 months ($15.99 each plus shipping). Each box has at least $60 in value and gives 4-6 toys plus a T-Shirt. 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 7 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. The Nerd Block is officially shop open, so it’s possible to purchase items outside of the subscription.
The Star Wars Rebels Rebel Journal retails for $9.99 on Barnes and Noble. This is a fictitious journal from Ezra Bridger, a 14-year-old con artist and small-time thief. It documents things that happened in his “life.” It is pretty neat, but it is probably a little too advanced for Connor. We’ll save it until he can appreciate it.
The Illumination Entertainment Minions Scenemaker has not officially been released yet, so I cannot find pricing. Trends International just says this is coming soon. It is a cardboard cutout for kids to put together and place on book shelves. It looks like it could hold mail or similar items that are not heavy. I am completely guessing on the value, but I think it will be around $7.99.
The Marvel UltaMate Spider-Man vs Sinister 6 Electro Hot Wheels retails for $5.99. I am pretty sure that is in New Zealand, so this may not convert to US dollars. Connor loves these mini, metal cars, so he loved seeing this.
The Glow Goo retails for $4.99 at DuneCraft. There is some weird text on the link, so I would recommend buying this from another place if you want it. This is the manufacturer though. Both of my boys love making a mess. Anything that glows in the dark whilst making a mess is an added bonus. We had a lot of fun playing with this, and it definitely glows in the dark. It is slimy, bouncy, and awesome to mold.
The Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man Lanyard with a bonus removable charm retails for $14.50 0n eBay. Neither of my boys are really into lanyards, but I think he can keep this in his room to hang off one of the stuffed animals on the wall.
The Transformers Generations Optimus Prime T-Shirt is a Gildan shirt from Hasbro. I could not find this specific shirt online, but the tag does say it is from 2016. It is possible it has not released officially. This is not a thin T-Shirt, and the design is not cheap or flimsy. My guess it is will retail for $19.99. When I switched the boxes from Xander (my nine-year-old) to Connor (my five-year-old), I never updated the subscription info. This is a large T-Shirt that fits Xander perfectly. Connor gets all of Xander’s old clothes, so he will eventually get this shirt as intended. By then, I cannot promise the design will be intact. These thicker designs tend to crack and peel over time.
Schleich Justice League The Flash retails for $9.99 at Creative Kids Stuff. It’s only cheaper at other places when it’s on sale, but it goes over $10 when you add shipping. This is a pretty standard figurine. I am sure Connor will display this instead of play with it, because there is a “rock” attached to him.
There is a teaser for next month inside. This card shows that next month’s box will feature something from Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and National Geographic. Connor loves two of those themes, and I look forward to seeing what the National Geographic item will be.
This box cost $17.89 ($11.89 plus $6 shipping) and is worth $73.44. His personal value is also $73.44, because he is keeping everything in this box. I always use the lowest or most conservative price I find to price the boxes. 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 was the first time the box included a shirt, which raises the value of the box. Subscription prices went up to justify the shirt, but I still have 2 boxes (after this) left on the old subscription price. That means I got a great deal on this box. I need to change the age on the box before the next shipping to make sure he gets a shirt that will fit him.
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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