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Posted : Saturday, 05 August 2017, 05:18
Jayenkai
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Scoring
Each item will be given the following scores, out of 5.

WTF? : (BAD!) Items score higher if I don't know what the hell game they're supposed to represent!
Aww! : (GOOD!) Items score higher if I go "Awww!" when pulling them out of the box.
Keep : (AWESOME!) Probability I'll be keeping the item, or placing it into the rejection box, which gets given to anyone who I know is a gamer, and/or can guess WTF it's supposed to be..

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Gamer Block E for Everyone - June/July 2017
This box took ages to turn up.
Apparently they designed the little booklet which says what's in the box, then the items they expected didn't show up in time, and it totally fucked up the box's shipping time.
I think they're switching to an online "What's in the box" in future, so they can tweak it if necessary.

> Reveal 🔎

Total Scores
WTF : 0/30
Aww : 19/30
Keep : 8/30

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Overall Thoughts

A very "Shit, Shit, Shit! Quick.. Find some stuff.. Put it in a box" feel to this selection.
Definitely a low point for GamerBlock (or ArcadeBlock, as some of the items claim to be.)
Bad show, guys.
Definitely not worth the whole extra month's wait.



I'd be interested to know what was SUPPOSED to be in this block, but I imagine that'd ruin future blocks.

Additional Thought : Their website's down and they haven't tweeted in about a week.. That's a bit troubling..

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Posted : Saturday, 05 August 2017, 05:42
Jayenkai
Oh.. Well.. I guess that's the end of this thread, then..
Hmm..

Reddit Thread

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Posted : Saturday, 05 August 2017, 07:07
Jayenkai
Gone over to LootCrate.
They have a Gamer block of their own, so signed up to that. I imagine it'll be a lot of "AAA" titles that I won't bloody well recognise, but.. wtf..

I've also stupidly decided to sign up to a couple of their apparel blocks, too.
Time for some socks and undies!!!

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Posted : Saturday, 05 August 2017, 09:18
rockford


TBF with low grade tat like that box, it's probably a good thing. It's always a shame to know that people lost their jobs though.

Good luck with the other blocks
Posted : Saturday, 05 August 2017, 09:30
Jayenkai
My last block from them will be the incoming Doctor Who block.. .. Or, at the very least, they took the money for it, so it'd better pissing well turn up!!!

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Posted : Saturday, 05 August 2017, 09:32
rockford
I dodged the bullet - I very nearly subscribed to the Horror Block...

As for your Doctor Who block - it's currently missing somewhere in time and space
Posted : Saturday, 05 August 2017, 09:42
Jayenkai
I just can't believe they vanished like that..
Honestly, you'd think having "The Official Doctor Who Subscription Box" would be enough, but...
Nope.. 1.5 boxes and it's dead!!

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Posted : Saturday, 05 August 2017, 10:06
rockford

View on YouTube
Posted : Saturday, 05 August 2017, 16:14
rychan
That video is fantastic
Posted : Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 05:05
Jayenkai
Doctor Who Block - June/July 2017

The TARDIS stops here.
No more NerdBlock = No more Who Block
This is the last thing that NerdBlock have taken payment for, from my bank account, so this is pretty much the end of the road for this thread.

Let's see what "twice the price of a standard GamerBlock" gets me, for the final time.

> Reveal 🔎

Overall Thoughts

So that's that, then.
Couple of nice pieces in there, and almost worth recommending signing up, except for two slight issues.
1. It's still twice the price of a standard Nard/Gamer/Etc Block, and I still honestly don't think it's worth twice the price.
2. It's gone. The company went bust, and that's your lot.

So, um..
Yeah..

It been fun, NerdBlock!
Thanks for all the random tat

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Posted : Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 08:12
rockford
Yeah. The Dr. Men book seems interesting, but... yeah.

Have you decided to go for (an)other block(s), or are you just going to call it a day?
Posted : Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 08:16
Jayenkai
Yep, we did the the other day! I'm switching over to LootCrate, but it'll probably be a couple of months before the first of those arrive. :/

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Posted : Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 08:44
rockford
Cool. We can look forward to more great tat coming soonish.
Posted : Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 08:57
Jayenkai
There's always more Tat!
Posted : Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 09:03
rockford
I wish Ashens was more regular with his tat unboxing. Strange, but I really enjoy seeing them.
Posted : Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 09:21
Jayenkai
You'd better not be suggesting I switch to Video mode!! *shudder*

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Posted : Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 09:32
rockford
No, I'd never do that because I'd never do that!

It's just that he covers other boxes too, including the retro toy tat and snackfoods of the world - all interesting stuffage.
Posted : Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 09:36
Jayenkai
Indeed. Variety costs a bloody fortune, though

Remember when he did the "Irish Snacks" box, the other week? Gunnarolla and his Mum recently did the same box!

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Posted : Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 09:40
rockford
I was not aware of Gunnarolla. I know other YouTubers do other boxes too - I mentoned the HorrorBox before - I uses to watch HorrorWhore and others do their unboxing of similar boxes.

But Ashens! He's the best and he does several at the same time (sometimes).

And yeah, the cost will never be justified for all those boxes! (Or even one sometimes!).
Posted : Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 09:50
Jayenkai
Gunnarolla's not really a box-opener type of YouTuber. He started as a musician, but a couple of years ago, realised more people would just watch his bland vlogs, and that "all the work" of doing music videos was somewhat wasted..

He's been in a kind of weird void of "Trying lots of things" over the past year or so.

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