Saturday, September 20, 2014

Nerd Block September 2014

I attended Fan Expo 2014 in Toronto a few weeks ago (speaking of which, I will post some pictures later), I stumbled onto the Nerd Block booth. I have always been somewhat interested in one of these monthly blind box type services ever since I've known about Loot Crate (US-based). Turns out Nerd Block is Canada-based and so I decided to try a month of subscription from them since this month also turned out to be their 1 year anniversary so I thought maybe it will be pretty cool!

I subscribed shortly after the show, although if I did it at the show, I would have gotten a Guardians of the Galaxy POP! Vinyl figure (although Groot was all gone by the time I was there). The package came promptly on the 15th of the month, I guess since I live in Toronto I basically get it on the day of.

Nerd Block September 2014

The total price of the box including shipping was just a little over $30, so I was expecting some goodies in this box. Upon opening the box, I was greeted with a Guardians of the Galaxy T-shirt with a mixtape graphic. I knew the shirt would be GOTG specific, but was hoping it would be Groot-related (I AM GROOT). The quality of the shirt is sort of cheap, it feels really thin, but whatever. Other stuff included a Marvel Megabloks blind pack (which I already have the whole set of), a STD plushy, a scribblenaut unmasked blind pack figure, a stress reliever in the shape of a brain (with 1 year anniversary for Nerd Block printed on it), and a papercraft TMNT set.

Nerd Block September 2014

So what is my opinion on this type of service (specifically Nerd Block)?

It's not worth it. I could think of many other ways to spend my $30 that I would enjoy much more. Hell I could have gotten the Figuarts Android 18 for $30 recently on Amazon.ca. I get the surprise of not knowing what you are getting is part of the excitement, and oh ya it was for me as well. But the feeling after that I basically paid $30 for a bunch of random junk just sucks. So I promptly canceled my subscription afterwards.

Oh ya, here's a picture of the scribblenaut figure that I got...the quality is so bad it's funny lol!
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Monday, September 15, 2014

MMPR Display #2 Completed!

I have finally completed my Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers display #2. This display consists of the more recent releases of MMPR toys. The rangers are all from the S.H.Figuarts line, the Megazord and Dragonzord obviously are from the Bandai Legacy line. Ever since the release of the first Figuarts MMPR ranger, I've envisioned this display, and now it's finally completed!

MMPR Shelf 2

The reason I say this is my MMPR display #2 is because above this one is #1 which contains the older 8" figures and the 5" flip-head figures along with the Chogokin Megazord.

MMPR display

I can finally say I am done with the MMPR merchandise in my collection!