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Nerd Block Classic: April 2017

by xdustineflxon 10/05/2017
I decided, after the last couple months, that I was going to cancel this subscriptions. The last few boxes have been very disappointing and, to be honest, I didn’t even want this one. However, I didn’t cancel in time, so I was charged for one final box, the theme being “Dressed to Kill”. I’m not […]

Starfest 2017

by xdustineflxon 26/04/2017
This past weekend, I attended my first Starfest convention (on behalf of Geek Pride), the 40th anniversary of the event. Mainly a Star Trek/Star Wars festival, over the years, it has grown to include guests, activities, etc. from all different sci-fi and horror franchises. This year, everything from Firefly to Doctor Who to Dark Matter got covered (as well as […]

Firefly Cargo Crate 007: The Worthier Part

by xdustineflxon 01/04/2017
Alright, I’m back with the latest edition of the Firefly Cargo Crate from Loot Crate and Quantum Mechanix. This time, the theme is “The Worthier Part”, dedicated to everyone’s favourite preacher-man, Shepher Derrial Book (played by the late, great Ron Glass. We miss you, Ron.). Let’s start with a graphic novel, dedicated to the man […]

Nerd Block Classic: March 2017

by xdustineflxon 23/03/2017
Okay, if you were with me last month (and chances are, you weren’t), you know I was disappointed with the box on a whole. This month, the theme is “Team-Up”, which sounds like it has potential. Can Nerd Block bounce back after the blunder? Let’s find out. The first franchise this month is the Power Rangers.  […]

Nerd Block Classic: February 2017

by xdustineflxon 28/02/2017
Another month is nearly at an end, which means it’s time for another Nerd Block review. This month’s theme is “Time Travel”, one of my favourite sci-fi concepts, so here’s hoping for some good items. Let’s take a look. There are six total items in this month’s box. Up first is what is usually the […]

Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found (Review)

by xdustineflxon 21/02/2017
Toy Odyssey is a new side-scrolling platformer in the vein of Metroid or Castlevania from indie developer Hiker Games. In it, you star as Brand, an action figure come to life who, with the help of other sentient toys, must save his owner Felix from the darkness that is currently residing in Felix’s house. Brand must uncover secrets to […]

Firefly Cargo Crate 006: YoSaffBridge

by xdustineflxon 01/02/2017
For the first time since Loot Crate and QMx started doing these, this month’s Firefly Cargo Crate is actually themed after a supporting character from the show instead of one of the main cast. And, they’ve got a crowd favourite, that being YoSaffBridge (a mash-up of her three aliases, Yolanda, Saffron and Bridgette), most commonly known as […]

Nerd Block Classic: January 2017

by xdustineflxon 20/01/2017
As mentioned last month, the them for the first Nerd Block Classic for 2017 is “Stark Industries”, with items based on Tony Stark/Iron Man. Should hopefully be a good box with that kind of theme, so let’s take a look. Item number one: a lapel pin. Designed to (obviously) look like the Arc Reactor, this […]

Dany Laj and the Looks: “Alive & Kicking” coming February 17th

by xdustineflxon 18/01/2017
Like discovering new music? Like supporting upcoming bands and record labels? Get ready then, because Alive & Kicking, the upcoming release from Montreal-based Dany Laj and the Looks is set to release on February 17th. Combining power-pop with garage and 1970’s/80’s dirty punk sound, Dany Laj and the Looks continue their rise on both the independent […]

Nerd Block Classic: December 2016

by xdustineflxon 30/12/2016
Alright, it’s time for the last Nerd Block Classic of the year, and the theme for this month is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which you might remember from last month’s review. I was pretty excited about this due to my love of Star Wars (and the fact that Rogue One was just magnificent. If you […]