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Nerd Block Jr - November 2014



I like to think of my brothers as little nerds. They love everything related to comic books and cartoons. I don't think there are any bigger Marvel or DC fans bigger than they are. They not only enjoy watching the shows but they also enjoy collecting the collectibles as well. When Nerd Block Jr contacted mommy about featuring their new subscription service for kids ages 6 - 11, mommy automatically thought of my brother Mikael. You know the stinky one who usually hangs out with me. He's been on my blog so much now that I should rename it to Growing Up M&M (Madison and Mikael). What do you think? Anyway, let's get back to Nerd Block Jr. Nerd Block Jr is the baby of Nerd Block,  a mystery subscription box for ‘geeks’ and ‘nerds’ founded in 2013 and based out of Ontario, Canada. They operate by sending each subscriber a box filled with toys, collectables, and a custom t-shirt every month! Since their launch in 2013 they have gained worldwide critical acclaim and a subscriber base in the tens of thousands. Nerd Block Jr. is the first subscription service of it’s kind dedicated specifically to junior nerds! It is also a really cheap subscription box and one of the cheapest that we have had by far. Can you believe that it only costs $13.99 plus shipping? And guess what? It's available in both a boy and girl edition. After all girls can be little nerds too.


The boxes ship out on the 15th of the month. When our blue box arrived my brother couldn't wait to open it up and see what was inside. Today I get to share what he got with you today!

Slap Watch - Made Exclusively for Nerd Block Jr.


This is a real working watch and not a toy. Luckily for my brother he knows how to read analog time so he was happy to get it. Since it slaps on it  is super easy for kids to wear and it comes in that blue color that boys seems to love. It comes with the instructions included and yes batteries are replaceable. Needless to say that my brother loves it!

Puzzle Erasers


Next were these Puzzle Erasers and because my brother is such a little nerd, he couldn't wait to take them out the package. According to him, he's going to be the only kid with puzzle erasers in his class making him "cool". I guess puzzle erasers can make you look cool.

Nerd Block Jr Comic


Can I tell you how excited he was to get this comic. He's also a HUGE Penguins of Madagascar fan, ever since the release of Madagascar. They are hilarious. You get to follow the adventures of Skipper, Rico, Kowlaski and Private and there's even a pull out poster in the middle. Now that is just awesome! A poster in your comic book. Now if you haven't seen the Penguins of Madagascar Movie now showing in theaters, you need to go and see it now. It's hilarious!


Marvel Iron Man 3 Action Figure


Did I already tell you what big Marvel comic fan he was. Can you imagine his excitement when he saw one of his Avengers? Nerd Block Jr included an Iron Man action figure (I call them dolls). It's the Cold Snap Iron Man.

Collectable Micro Figure


My brother is super super lucky. While his box said that he was getting a Mashem, he ended up getting in it's place a Character Building Micro Figure  (series 1). There are 12 to collect ranging from Rare, Uncommon and Common. Well with his luck he ended up getting the rare construction worker. Now he wants to collect the other 11. Guess mommy is going to have to find them for him.


Over all this is a really great value for kids who love this kind of thing. At $13.99/month how can you go wrong? The toys are all age appropriate and I know getting a subscription will really delight your kids. With the holidays quickly approaching, Nerd Block Jr will make great gifts and can be quick, easy, and fun stocking stuffers! It definitely get my big brothers BIG THUMBS UP!

Here is how you can connect with Nerd Block Jr:


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Annmarie John
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  1. I wish my girl has nerdy brothers too. They would have loved all these.
    Happy thanksgiving to you and to your family! :) :) :)

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  2. Wow, what an awesome subscription box! So many great surprises in it!

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  3. I like the idea of the puzzle erasers. Looks like they'd last a long time!

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  4. What a great subscription box! You've got to get them nerdy young, you know? ;)

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  5. I have a step son that would love this box for Christmas I love subscription boxes that are filled with kid products I mentor so many parents with special needs children I can see this going pretty far.

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  6. I love subscription boxes I think they are great to have handy around the holidays. I mentor a lot of parents with special needs children and I have my own child with specil needs but even my step kids who don't have special needs would love this

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  7. I guess I am a need too. Ilove the slap watch and anything penguins!

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  8. Looks like getting a subscription is a great gift option for kids. really great stuff

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  9. Interesting! I've never heard of these, but it seems like a neat subscription!

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  10. I think my favorite would be the iron man figurine. I doubt my kids would even touch the rest.

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  11. Finally a subscription that my son would actually like. We have tried several and they have all failed - this one is definitely one that would interest him.

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  12. It's a really nice treat for a child to receive each month. I know my kids always loved getting packages!

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  13. What a great subscription box for kids. I like that this one came with a watch. How useful for kids and parents time a reading or game playing activity.

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  14. This is really nice! I'm so happy to see the slap watches back 'in.' I always thought those were fun when I was in school.

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  15. I am really impressed with nerd block Jr! It is such a fun and creative little box for kids!

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  16. What a great box! I absolutely love the comic I have to admit to being a bit of a penguins fan! x

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  17. that looks like a great sub box. I love them, as you can get so many great things every month. very cool!

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  18. Looks like a cool gift idea for boys and girls. $13.99 is a great price.

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  19. That is a really great price for all of these goodies. I have boys and I know that they would love all of these items.

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  20. What a great subscription box! It has so many surprise things in it. All kids would really love this collection. My daughter is a great fan of Penguin Madagascar. She will really love this whole kit. Puzzle Eraser is really a cool and different concept as well.

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  21. My boyfriend actually likes this kind of stuff. My little nephew might love this box too. I'll have to check with his mom because this is really cheap.

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  22. I have received the Nerd Block package but not Nerd Block Jr. What an amazing idea for kids!

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  23. Slap watch! That reminds me of the slap bracelets I had when I was in jr. high. Gosh, that just seems so long ago.

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