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Nerd Block July Review and Giveaway!

Missing the post man is always a pain in the ass, but seeing a red card on your door mat on a Nerd Block due date is just plain depressing! That’s what happened to me this month, and because I had family visit at the same time I didn’t get my Block for an extra week! I know right! How did I make it through?

So, what’s inside Nerd Block July 2014? (Don’t know what a Nerd Block is? Check my previous post to find out and head to the NerdBlock site to learn more!).

 A frickin Nerf Gun?! As you can see in the image, I got a little over excited and ripped the packaging before remembering to take a picture first. I always wanted a Nerf Gun when I was little, and now I have a cool zombie version. Look Mum! I’m living the dream! ^o^/
The first of 2 Star Wars items in this months Nerd Block. A copy of Star Wars Insider magazine. As some readers may know, I’m not a fan of Star Wars. I know, I’m crazy, right? It’s strange, but the Star Wars fan community makes me wish I enjoyed the films more. This magazine is full of awesome fan fun.
BF instantly claimed this as his own. Cheeky! We share the Nerd Block Tshirts, mostly wearing them to bed or around the house. This months tee is more him than me, although I do love pizza…
Star Wars item number 2 is an odd, super kawaii limited edition plushie from the Deformed Vehicles range. I received the Tie Fighter..

As always I’ve saved my favorite Nerd Block item until last. The awesome 2012 documentary by Morgan Spurlock, Comic-Con: A Fans Hope. I watched this a while back and loved it! I’m a huge fan of fandom itself and find it fascinating. This film follows different types of fans. Collectors, creators, and aspiring comic book artists, all displaying love and appreciation for art. Oh, and did I mention the DVD came with 2 figures?! Stan Lee and Harry Knowles! How amazing is that?


So that was July’s Nerd Block. Aw, I feel all sad now. Like when you have opened your last present on Christmas morning. Christmas only comes once a year. Rubbish! Nerd Block comes to your door every month! Check out the site here and find out how to sign up. Nerd Blocks Facebook page is pretty awesome too. Lot’s of giveaways, and you are anything like me, you love a good giveaway.

Speaking of giveaway’s, who’s up for another Star Wars themed competition?! Last months competition was a success. Well done to Kim Neville who won the Darth Vader plushie and Star Wars Boxos, and thank you to everyone who left a compliment and feedback about the Cosmic Kick Etsy store. You’re all too kind.

OK. Rules are the same as July’s giveaway. You don’t have to complete all of the tasks, just the ones you want to. This months question is:

If you could build the ultimate, dream Nerd Block, what 5 items would you include? Be realistic, or go wild and dream something crazy up. It’s up to you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

1- Open worldwide!

2- No fake accounts. As a comper myself, I have special cheat detecting powers. I’m on to you (¬‿¬)

3- Entry period starts 07/31/2014 and ends 12AM 09/01/2014

4- No cash alternative.

5- This item is in no way connected to Nerdblock, Star Wars or Star Wars Insider. All items were paid for by myself.

6- Winner picked at random using Rafflecopter.

More competitions here: www.loquax.co.uk/



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    • Now that’s a Nerd Block! I’d love to see some Back to the Future goodies in one soon.

    • You just can’t seem to find Back to the Future goodies anywhere. I have a Biff’s Auto Repair tee and that’s it. No idea why it’s not more popular. 🙁

    • That’s annoying! Have you tried Forbidden Planet? They seem to have a nice collection of items there 🙂 http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=site_search&s=back+to+the+future

    • WOW – why did I never think of trying there?! Awesome – thank you!

    • No problem! Forbidden Planet has a lot more stock that they used to. It’s nice to have a UK store that sells all the cool merch we can’t always get here. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    My partners the geek and I know he would like a Brian family guy onesie and cuddly toy,a tetris light, Simpsons lego, and marvel pjs.
    Sarah Hurrell

    • The Simpsons Lego looks awesome, doesn’t it?! I actually have the Tetris lamp myself! The light seems to flicker very fast, I’ve read that on a lot of reviews. Still, I’d still recommend it if you love the game 🙂

  • Would love a Game of Thrones box. Tyrion Pop Vinyl, Replica Dragon Egg, Westeros Map, Dire Wolf Necklace, Hand of the King Badge 🙂

    • As crazy as this sounds, I still haven’t watched Game of Thrones! I have a small collection of Funko figures growing here at home though. 🙂

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    Something spiderman related – maybe 1977 the pre MJ date?
    A Goonies Map
    Save Ferris T-Shirt
    Harry Potter Book of Monsters

    I’ve only just found out about Nerd Block and have ordered my first box for August *excited*. I couldn’t decide on adult or boy junior though ……… so I’ve subscribed to both!! *hand head in shame*

    I will commit to just one soon….


    Love your blog and etsy store

    • Thanks for the compliments. You ordered both boxes?! I don’t blame you at all. It is way too tempting.

      Regarding your lost post, do you use the FireFox add on, Lazerus? It’s so handy for moments like that. 🙂

    • I know both boxes is bad isn’t it… I’ve used the excuse that one box will be for my boy but really I just want to see what’s in both (and might not want to share…shhh).

      I use chrome and I do lose my comments once in a while then doubt myself whether I pressed send. Might have to move back over to FF

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  • kate hester

    My own death star, an ewok, Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, Thors hammer and Loki … please.

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    • I did see it but unfortunetly at almost 30 bucks it’s too pricey for me. It sounds awesome though. If you try it out and review it I’ll definitely check out your review.

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  • Amy Beckett

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      I had no idea you could buy Tron Xbox controllers!

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