Category Archives: Arcade Block
This is a very exciting Arcade Block, so much cool stuff in this one.
Alright, the Item alone on the front is always the big item, this month is a Sonic the Hedgehog Tumbler. I like the old 2D games, but not really the newer ones, I’m no Sonic fanatic. The Tumbler is neat, but probably wont replace my normal Monster Hunter one. The Other Big item is always the Shirt. This month they have super cool Original Pokemon Starter Evolution Shirts. I’m not sure if these are random or everyone gets the same shirt, but if the Multi-choice items are indeed random, I always seem to get the option I’d like best. So happy with my Char-family shirt.
Nest up we have the Mushroom and Pipe Salt and Pepper Shaker set. They aren’t very large and probably won’t hold much of either, but easily spice up any gamer themed kitchen. We also get to enjoy The Bit.Trip Collection, containing a number of games and the soundtracks that go with them. What games you ask? I redeemed the steam key they gave us (you can see it blacked out on the info card above) rather than open the disc for now…We get: Beat, Core, Fate, Flux, Runner and Void…That’s six Bit.Trip games.
We have some of those display only items in this block too. First up is another kitchen item, a Twilight Princess World Map Tea Towel. I’ve yet to open mine up and really look at it, but lets just say that rather than a tea towel, Arcade Block has given us a Cloth Hyrule Map, so go ahead and use it as a towel if you want, or frame it and hang it up. It’s all up to you. Finally at the end of our adventure there is also the Rupee in a box. Could be cool the put an LED under it and light it up, or it seems Arcade Block has a #arcadeblockchest hashtag for filling the box with whatever and sharing it with the world. Go ahead, be original, be cool, be dirty, fill your box with whatever is precious to you and then hide it away for safekeeping.
I haven’t done one of these for the last few but I wanted to do one for this month. so here we go, lets see what was in this month’s box…
Alright, so there is the card describing everything in the box, but lets go ahead and take a closer look…
The big ticket items in this box are…. The Mortal Kombat Bobble heads, an exclusive blood splattered Scorpion, And the Street Fighter 5 T-shirts. I’ve actually never played Mortal Kombat before so that doesn’t mean much to me right now, but I’m super digging the Street Fighter 5 Tee and super happy I got Ryu. I just looks super cool and have already had people asking where I got it.
We’ve also got this Poke-ball Beanie Hat, great because I was looking for another more light weight beanie anyways. A cool Portal metal ‘Safety First’ sign to hang up in those dangerous areas, courtesy of Aperture Labs.
They were even kind enough to bring us a Mario themed rubix cube so we could stay smart enough to pass all those puzzles, and a Metroid Morph Ball stress ball to help keep us from rage quitting.
I was waiting for this Arcade Block to arrive since it was advertised to have a Legend of Zelda Theme, so shall we take a look at what goodies it has included…
As usual, here is the preview card.
Now, the main item of this arcade block is the Wind Waker T-shirt, and this is probably the first shirt I’ve received that I am truly excited about. It’s something I quite enjoy and has a great design too.
Next up, here is a goomba plush, it’s about 4″ tall. It seems it was random between a Goomba and a Boo. I’ve been wanting the boo so that would have been nice to get, but the goomba is awesome too. Also included is a nice quality Zelda shield keychain, you can never show of your loves enough.
Galak-Z is a game I have never heard of let alone played, and I also do not have a record player so I can’t do anything with this one. The Dashboard cuccoo is something I will place in my car someday when I have a nicer one, it’s no hula Zelda but it’ll do.
The last item is probably my favorite out of any block so far, a Link pulling the master sword canvas print. At it’s 7″ or so size it’s great to hang anywhere. Overall, I’m very pleased and think I have become a fan of these themed blocks.
Curious whats in the August Arcade Block? I already like this one more than July. Lets take a look at the detail card.
Looks like a lot of cool stuff. The main item seems to be the Mortal Kombat Plush. Exciting, but I’ve never played or gotten into Mortal Kombat. The same can be said for Counter Strike which I have at least tried, I’m just not a Multiplayer kind of guy. I do like the Retro NES Styling of the Counter Strike Shirt even as subtle as it is.
Here is an item I am excited about. A Scott Pilgrim Video Game Soundtrack. I love Scott Pilgrim, and I love the Video Game associated with it. This is going straight into my car when I go out later today.
And another exciting item. A Fallout Pennant. This is quite exciting to me as I await the Fallout 4 loot crate. I have both the PC Anthology and 4 preordered.
And the last two items. Not as interesting, but still cool. I wristband I can only assume is also Scott Pilgrim related (feel free to correct me if I am wrong), due to what looks like a Sex Bob-omb logo and the Scott Pilgrim Live Action Movie font. There is also a preview of a Retro Gaming Magazine honoring Metal Gear.
I can’t wait to see what is in next months Arcade Block which seems like it’s going to be Zelda Themed according to an enclosed advertisement in this months Block.
So in a slightly abrupt decision I decided to subscribe to Arcade Block at least for awhile. and continuing as long as they send stuff I’m into. Lets take a look at what was in the July box.
First Lets take a look at the card that describes everything inside. Alright, it’s looking decent so far, it seems my first month of Arcade Block is one of their double shirt months.
The ‘main’ item this month seems to be the Evolve Funko Pop Figures, I received Val. I have not played this game, but am planning to get it eventually. It will be more exciting then. Next up we have a special Variant Cover for Sonic Worlds Unite: Battles #1. This appears to be a set of side stories to the Sonic/Mega man crossover comic I collected a year or two ago. Thanks for letting me know this exists Arcade Block.
This block also included a Cut The Rope character blind bag, so happy mine included at least one Om Nom the only character I really care about anyways. There are also some NES Cart coasters. These are made of paper like those you would receive in a bar, while cool I already have some nice Stargate coaster and am hesitant to ruin these by using them anyways.
The shirts, the actual blocks shirt is the one on the left, a caution sign for the Infected in The Last of Us which is a great game. The other shirt is apparently random, I received the design on the right below. Apparently the living room wall of Sherlock from the BBC drama. I had to look this up since I haven’t seen the show and the clip it’s from is hilarious.
The last item in the block is a CD called “Coin Op Crush”. While this was an interesting listen, it is a Rap CD. I’m not really into rap so it will probably be a one time listen for me. I am entertained by the old game background music and the cd cases Master System design.