You may have noticed my dismay after receiving the Villain Lootcrate in an earlier post. Is Nerd Block any better?
It was a better. A lot better in fact!
Firstly, this could actually be described as a block. It’s noticeably bigger, and more stylish than the Loot Shoebox we received.
The first item out of the box was a Sub-Zero plush from Mortal Kombat, who also doubles up as Hannibal if you peel back the headset.
Much more fun than the Loot Crate equivalent of a wooden, vaguely recognisable Joker, whose main purpose was to concuss your enemies.
Next was a little Boston Vault Dwellers tongue in cheek souvenir from FallOut Shelter, which is proudly up on our wall right now. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see this?
By far the best bit was receiving a magazine that wasn’t entirely composed with ads. It’s called ReadRetro. It was a little strange, having not read a printed magazine for some time due to my total addiction to social media – I’m a click bait junky.
It took me back, especially as the entire magazine is based on retro gaming content; again, produced by the Canadians.
This edition was about Stealth, and it was a nice hit of nostalgia for me reading about Metal Gear Solid, Splinter Cell and Goldeneye and the pains of getting through those “be damned” stealth missions.
Scott Pilgrim’s cd is a little bit of a shame, as the game music from the NES era doesn’t hit my buttons.
Nothing against the mix, but a later musical style would have suited my tastes a little more.
This little beauty has now become my “Sunday” t-shirt; paired along with my bright red jogging bottoms I might be forced to stay in and write. These two aren’t for public display.
There’s also a Nerd Block sweat band for those intense gaming sessions, and a little note to say that the next block is going to be focused on The Legend of Zelda. Which in my book is fantastic. Looking forward to it Nerd Block!
There’s more value from the Nerd Block than the Loot Crate this month. A lot more… Get in touch if you think we can help you Nerd Block! I like your style.