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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 […]

Review: Professor Elemental And His Amazing Friends

by xdustineflxon 14/12/2016
I am a big fan of Professor Elemental, aka “The Gentleman Rhymer”, and have been ever since discovering him by accident while reading an article on Cracked.com. I love his style, which is a blend of hip-hop and humour, with a healthy dose of steampunk thrown in. It’s a very underappreciated genre, and one that […]

Review: Festivus for the Rest of Us

by xdustineflxon 12/12/2016
I am a big fan of Seinfeld as well as board/tabletop games, so I was excited when I found out a game had been made based on one of the show’s most iconic episode “The Strike”, aka the Festivus episode. A Festivus for the Rest of Us is said board game, which my family and I acquired this […]

Firefly Cargo Crate 005: Serenity

by xdustineflxon 09/12/2016
This is the fifth box in the Firefly Cargo Crate series, and this time, it’s dedicated to the ship herself, Serenity. Essentially the tenth member of the crew (and probably even more iconic), it’s fitting she’d get her own box. I’m excited to see what Loot Crate and QMx have put together this time around, […]