A few weeks ago, I was contacted about a new subscription scheme that really caught my imagination - Nerd Block Jr, "the first subscription service of its kind that is dedicated specifically to junior nerds" ! In the email, they explained : "Our classic Nerd Block is a mystery subscription box for geeks and nerds founded in 2013. We operate by sending each subscriber a box filled with toys, collectibles and a custom t-shirt every month. Since our launch in 2013 we have gained worldwide critical acclaim and a subscriber base in the tens of thousands. Similar to our classic Nerd Block subscription, Nerd Block Jr. is geared for children aged 6 to 11 and is offered as two different options containing age appropriate toys and collectibles. As parents ourselves, we’re well versed in what junior nerds (or junior nerds at heart!) will want to receive, and Nerd Block Jr. definitely delivers!" I was intrigued to say the least !
There was much excitement when our box was delivered. The Madhouse kids gathered round to see what would be inside.
The first thing I took out was the ChickaDEE magazine.
It's very appealing and colourful with lots of illustrations and short texts.
There are puzzles to do and stories and jokes to read.
There are also competitions but it's geared to American readers.
Pierre was most impressed with the squishy, light up Captain American Wibbly Buddy.
While Juliette was over the moon to discover a 3d nail frame - the Madhouse grandparents used to have one of these and she loved sticking her face in it so she thought this was great !
There were also two mini construction kits, one for Playmobil and one for Mega Bloks which the kids ran straight off with to put them together. (I forgot to take a picture but they are a bit like the toys in the jumbo-sized Kinder eggs, they make a little figure.)
The kids were very impressed, so I went to look at the price. A Nerd Block Jr subscription costs $13.99 per month plus shipping. You always get a random selection but they promise that each item is "Geek Tested, Nerd Approved"!
Disclosure : We received a Nerd Block Jr box in order to write an honest review.
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