Unboxing: Arcade Block [August 2015]

We’re back with another unboxing! Losing one subscription means we’re just with the Arcade Block subscription for this and September.  I’m working on getting another subscription after that so it’ll be back to eventful unboxing 🙂

August had a ton of email reveals from the team at Nerd Block telling us about all the games that the gear would feature.  It had me all hyped up! When it finally arrived on Friday, my fiance and I sat down to do the unboxing on Saturday morning!

Let’s check it out!

Arcade Block [August 2015]


Boston Vault Dwellers


Anyone has an idea what Boston Vault Dwellers are? We both didn’t.  Its supposed to be “the best damn team in the post-apocalyptic league”.  I need to research that a little.  Sounds fun 😉


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Metal Gear Solid! Yay!

I’m a huge MGS fan! We got the magazine and started discussing whether we had missed one of the newer games. Suffice to say, we’ve kind of fallen a little behind in the last year or two with our lives being literally moved into a new place and our schedule having a little flip around.  But things are settling in and we’re making time to do more gaming here and there.  Maybe we’ll pull out MGS and give it a go! 🙂

I can’t wait to read this magazine! It went right away to our night table! 🙂



The fiance already snatched this up for playing Gran Turismo Racing.  Apparently that makes him sweat.  Well, that’s because I never understood such a strategic racing game.  Haha! But, to be super honest, playing video games taught me about counter-steering and that is super useful during winter on snowy days. Man, I want to play some Need for Speed…

Product of the Month: MORTAL KOMBAT X PLUSH

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We haven’t gotten into the Mortal Kombat X. We don’t own either of the consoles it was released on.  Its a work in progress to save funds for it.  Regardless, Sub-Zero is pretty iconic.  I did play Mortal Kombat when I was young with my cousin.  That is what happens when you grow up with only one cousin near your age and is a guy. Haha! But, it was fun.  I never realized how brutal it was until I saw those gameplay videos of Mortal Kombat X.  Has it always been that brutal especially those finishing moves?


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I’ve already shared my love for these soundtracks that pop up in the Arcade Block.  I loved the instrumental one a few months back.  I’m not too sure about the past one but this one sounds pretty good.  Its from “chiptunes rockers” Anamanaguchi.  I’ve never heard of them but if they are mixing old school with rock successfully as the info card says that I’m down 🙂

Shirt: Counter-Strike

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Notice the funny details? Its not clear but you should still catch it.

These shirt from ShirtPunch are seriously so awesome.  The way they mix it up so clever and brilliant.  Seriously, can you see what they messed with? I noticed it right away and was like, wait, isn’t that supposed to be….” Can you see it?

As an addition…

We got an announcement of a game one of the gear will be based on.

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I know a few of you will be interested in seeing what its going to be.  I have yet to enter the world of Hyrule and Zelda and all that awesomeness I hear so much about 🙂

That’s it for August Arcade Block!
Did you like it? What appealed to you most?

Happy Monday, my lovelies! 🙂

Unboxing: Arcade Block [June 2015]

Its time for another unboxing of Arcade Block.  The month just flies by, doesn’t it?

I’m always excited to get the Arcade Block especially because it never gets lost in the mail since its just coming out of Ontario, which is pretty much my neighbor.  And well, Canada Post is pretty efficient 🙂 One of my good friends dropped by the same day we received this (and like two other packages) on Monday so she stayed as we unboxed it.

Let’s check it out!!

Arcade Block [June 2015]

COEXIST Bumper Sticker

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I probably won’t use the bumper sticker on my bumper.  However, let’s see which of these I can get. Here’s my guess….

C= Pac-man
O= Dreamcast
E = PS3 (???)
X = Xbox
I = Wii
S = Sega
T = Minecraft

RETRO Videogame Magazine

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Arkham Knight seems like the next big thing in the gaming world.  At least from the Youtubers that I follow, a lot of them are playing this.  It seems to be pretty cool.  The last RETRO magazine we got was Mortal Kombat X.  I flipped through this one quickly and it seems like decent reading material 🙂


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The boyfriend claimed this one right away.  This is some LED speedometer watch or whatnot.  I have no idea what it does.  It looks pretty cool and the LED lights are absolutely blinding.

PORTAL Magnets

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I’ve only played a little bit of Portal 2.  Its a really fun game and kind of my sort of game.   I still remember knowing about this game because I was watching these two guys do a co-op campaign on Youtube.  That was the game that introduced me to the world of gaming on Youtube.  Still, it reminds me that I have to get back to this one now that I have the PS3 in the same living quarters.


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I don’t know what Hunter of Zebes is but that poster is pretty good quality and looks super nice.  Anyone mind to share what this is? Maybe you can shed some light on this.


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Pretty cool, huh? I know of Team Fortress but this shirt sure looks awesome.

Overall, this box was pretty interesting.  I’m not sure if the bumper sticker is useful but everything else I can either read or figure out something to do with.  Plus, there’s Portal 2 and Batman. Those are winners 🙂

What did you think of this month’s Arcade Block? Are you a fan of any of these games?

Arcade Block: April 2015

Right on time! Arcade Block was already there when I got home on April 30th. Perfect because I needed something to make an extremely busy month wrap up on a positive note!

Arcade Block has had some pretty awesome gear and you know what? I’m just excited! I had a really good vibe about this box!

Let’s check it out!

Arcade Block (April 2015)

Pac-Man Salt & Pepper Shakers

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Pac Man Shakers in box

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Pac Man Salt and Pepper Shakers Unboxed

Arcade Block, this is what I’m talking about.  Retro gaming! Pac-Man, Tetris…keep it coming! 🙂 My boyfriend and I are having a debate whether it should be our dining table decor or keep it as a collectible.  Its been a few days but still undecided…

What do you think?

Skylanders Figure: Ignitor

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Skylanders Figure: Ignitor

I’ve seen these Skylanders figures in stores a lot.  I’ve never been quite sure how this works but no matter what, its pretty cool.  We’re looking into it.  For now, a spot in the display cabinet 😉

Do you know how this works? Maybe you can enlighten me a little! 🙂

Treasure Chest Zipper Pull

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Treasure Chest Zipper Pull

Hmm…this could be useful.  We’re just thinking which coat needs it.

Video Games Live: Level 4 (Audio CD)

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Video Games Live: Level 4

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Video Games Live: Level 4

My boyfriend and I literally massively GEEKED OUT on seeing an actual CD in the Arcade Block! And it has some awesome music.  I’m not crazy, okay?  Look at it! Donkey Kong Country, Metal Gear Solid 3, Final Fantasy, Uncharted 2, Zelda, Resident Evil 5, BioShock, Chrono Cross and Castlevania.. I mean, these are some pretty big titles/franchises.  I haven’t quite finished listened to the whole CD yet but man, from what I’ve heard so far, its really amazing awesome!!! 🙂

What game has the best soundtrack for you?

Retro Magazine (Issue#7)

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Retro Magazine

I haven’t heard of Retro Magazine before but there’s some pretty fantastic content in it. I’ve only flipped through a few pages but I’ll read through it bit by bit. This one has feature on Mortal Kombat and I’m actually been watching a lot of Youtube videos on the newest one.  Its pretty fun!

Kingdom Hearts T-Shirt

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Kingdom Hearts T-Shirt

This was my geek out moment.  Unfortunately, the T-shirt in Arcade Block is in my boyfriend’s size so I can’t wear it but because I loved it so much, my boyfriend decided to let me use it as PJs.  A fun fact is that I’m actually a HUGE fan of Kingdom Hearts.  I have yet to actually finish the game on Playstation.  It has nothing to do with the game being hard. I’m just really bad at gaming especially when I need to play it by myself.  Haha! But, I do have a few of the games, it just waiting for me to settle down and play it. Sounds lame but its a fact that I’ve faced.  Doesn’t stop the fact that I totally LOVE this! 🙂


If I ever had a moment of regret or doubt for ordering the Arcade Block (and I don’t), this box would have turned that feeling right around! C’mon, I knew what everything in this was and I love it all! The next block has me even more excited actually because they just announced a gear from one of my favorite games EVER!!! I’ll reveal that next month but I promise you, its really cool! Oh, and the cool stuff doesn’t stop because I also ordered next month’s Nerd Block because it also has something fantastic in it! Seriously, I can’t wait for the next one!!!

*takes a deep breath* Okay, I’m breathing properly.  All calmed down..kind of.

What do you think about this stuff? Anything that appeals to you more?