This unboxing and review is a little late, because, well, evidently a train derailed somewhere in or around Hodkins, IL.
Anyways, I digress. Today we are doing the unboxing and review of February 2016’s Horror Block! Keep in mind that they are a month behind, so even though today is March, we are just now getting the February Horror Block.
You guys know the drill, but I still gotta point it out.. Horror Block touts to cram over $60.00 value into a $20.00 box. We shall see. I’ll break down each item and list what one can find it for price wise online.
I also need to break a few people who have yelled at me via email, chat messages, and twitter that Nerd Block (the parent company of Horror Block) never states how much value the boxes contain and that my reviews are unfair because I mention a $60.00 value. Allow me to direct you to a screen shot that I took today of their Google Ad:
Sorry guys, guess someone has to eat their words. Says right there, $60 of Value Delivered.
Let’s get into the box now.
As with each box there are a few nifty items and a few not-so-nifty items. As per previous unboxing reviews, I’ll break down the items and their value.
We’ll start with..
Daryl Dixon T-Shirt:
At first glace this is just a neat looking shirt. We have Daryl’s Wings (from his vest) on it, along with a skull and an arrow. But let’s look closer… Does this actually predict his demise? Is this Daryl’s skull we are looking at with an arrow in it from his stolen crossbow? Is that what we are looking at? Probably not, I just got a little anxious with the hype there. You can clearly see a ‘ W ‘ carved into the skull, which means that this shirt was probably designed back when The Wolves were a big deal (I just wonder if The Wolves were “scouts” of sorts for Negan). Anyways.. the shirt LOOKS like it should glow in the dark, but sadly, it does not.
Value: $15.00 (based on other similar styled t-shirts)
Zombie Bottle Opener:
This is by far the coolest item in this month’s Horror Block box. It’s resin and has some good weight to it. It’s all silver colored (probably to make it appear to be aluminum). I’m not too keen on the silver, so I may repaint it. The bottle opening device is situated inside the mouth and is held in place with two tiny screws. It’s not exactly small enough to fit into your pocket, but it certainly makes a fun addition to your home bar.
Value: $10.00 (I found a much more detailed resin version on Amazon and it was a bit larger and multi-colored – so I cut it’s price in half to determine the value of this one)
Zombie Wine Stopper:
Made of silicone this zombie finger wine stopper should fit most wine bottles (and won’t do you any good at all if you drink your wine from a box). It may even fit into most soda bottles. Personally, I don’t get the point of this one, but meh. It’s a little neat. And yes, I’ll mention it now, I’m sure some of you out there will find a totally different use for this… finger… sickos.
Value: $7.00 (found VERY similar style of wine stopper on various other sites online for same price)
Zombie Eggpocalypse Egg Cup, Spoon, & Toast Cutter:
… really? And I thought the wine stopper was pointless.. I might get use out of the toast cutter.. actually, no, I won’t. You put an egg in it, use the shovel to eat the runny thing, and use the toast cutter to cut your toast into a sword, a baseball bat, a gun, or an axe so you can dip the toast into the opened egg. Note: This contraption ONLY works if you eat your eggs RAW or Soft Boiled.
Value: $10.00 (seriously, you can get this on Amazon for ten bucks)
Chopping Block Poker Cards:
Everyone needs a good deck of poker cards. You can play anything from Go Fish to Poker to Solitaire. Problem is, as mentioned, everyone needs a good deck of poker cards, therefore, I’ve already got a good deck of.. well.. poker cards. Still, this is not as goofy as the egg thing.
Value: $8.00 (you can buy various themed poker cards pretty much anywhere for eight bucks)
Rue Morgue Magazine Issue #164:
Fun read and a must have for any horror fan. Keeps you up to date on all the latest horror news and soon to be out horror movies. Well.. as up to date as a magazine can be. Still, it’s a great read when you are on the crapper!
Value: $10.00 (yeah, I rounded it up by five cents)
Overview & Preview Card:
Overview card simply shows you what all is in the box. Preview card tells me that next month (March’s Horror Block) will contain something from The Ring. I also happen to know it will also contain something zombie themed!
Daryl T-Shirt: $15.00
Zombie Bottle Opener: $10.00
Zombie Pleasure Thumb Wine Stopper: $7.00
Zombie Eggpocalypse: $10.00
Chopping Block Poker Cards: $8.00
Rue Morgue Issue #164: $10.00
Total Value: $60.00
$60.00 is exactly what they claim to cram in the box! Two thumbs up for me! As always, I’m not excited for every item in the box, but the value is there regardless. I’m looking forward to the next box, hopefully we will see a Funko Pop! figure from The Ring, that would be cool.
Until then, feel free to check out my unboxing video for this Horror Block as well:
To close this out, while I cannot see a use for the Zombie Eggpocalypse, I will find a way to use the zombie bottle opener and I’ll certainly play around with the zombie finger wine stopper (no, I will not be using it as a masterbatory device) and figure out some creative way to display it. All in all, a fun box this month!