Review: HorrorBlock Summer Blowout Sale

I loved the idea of the Horror Block because I love mystery boxes and I love horror, it seemed like the perfect collaboration.  However, I only purchased a handful of horror blocks (3 I think, plus a “Welcome Block”) and none of them left me thrilled. One of them, which was the first block I received, was the “Halloween” block that came in October.  Only, it contained a mask I was never going to use, a shirt that looked homemade and that I would probably never wear and a few other things that I cannot even recall because they meant that much to me.  I also did not have the available funds to be able to get these boxes every month and since they did not thrill me, I opted to only purchase one when I had some spare money to spend frivolously.

Fast forward to now. I’m working a seasonal job that offered me some extra cash so I figured what the heck!  Nerd Block was promoting their Summer Blowout Sale for an, I believe discounted, Horror Block.  The block was going to contain items that had been in blocks throughout the year, so if you were a regular subscriber, you were bound to receive duplicate items.  Since I believe I only received maybe one block this year, if even, I decided to bite.  This is BY FAR the BEST Horror Block that I have EVER received!!! Oh, I also purchased the $4.99 special (or maybe it was $14.99? ha) shirt block… also killer!

See below to read the full review!

Originally, I wrote up the review about a week ago and I’m just late to posting it… Sorry! Psh.  Not really, though.

I received the shirt block on Monday or Tuesday this week (more like two weeks ago), I forget when exactly.  It was more a shirt bag than a block and I opened it up to discover a pretty cool Black and White “Weird” Al Yankovic T-shirt with some pink graffiti that says “Tacky”.  I dig Weird Al, so I was happy with it.  As a matter of fact I wore it today (which was whatever day I actually wrote this up)  so here you go:

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I finally received the Horror Block today (again…whatever day that was!)  and held my breath while I opened it – would I be as disappointed as I have been in the past!?

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At first glance, I was kind of stoked.  I could tell that I got something Freddy Krueger in there and everyone should know he is the man of my dreams – not my nightmares.

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The first thing I pulled out was a Zombie Backscratcher.   This is cute and quite useful.  I just got a bear claw back scratcher that I use all the time but an extra backscratcher can’t hurt!

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It is slightly more cute than useful as the Zombie’s nails are not quite long enough and the hand seems to be plastic so if you have a faint scratch that you need to itch, it will certainly do the trick.  My Bear Claw back scratcher that I got somewhere on a road trip in California is metal, so the claw works really good at getting that itch that you just can’t reach without having to apply a lot of pressure.  No hate to the Zombie scratcher – It’s super cool and I’m sure I’ll use it.

The next thing I grabbed was the Grave Yard Salt & Pepper Shakers.  I weirdly have a small collection of Salt & Pepper Shakers because my great grandmother had a bunch and I kept some of them.  I never use them, though.  These things, I may actually use!

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For one, I’m impressed that they seem to be made of a good quality material – ceramic or something.  It doesn’t say but I’m going to guess ceramic.  Skull and a Gravestone.  They’re already sitting on my kitchen table – empty – but still!  This is more than most of the Horror Block items I’ve received in the past made it.  Most of them are shoved in a box in my closet somewhere, I’m sure.  Heck, I might have gotten rid of some – I’m sorry Horror Block.

So then I pulled out the item I knew was Freddy Krueger!  It’s a cute little stuffed doll!  I LOVE IT!  I seem to have accumulated a few Freddy Krueger dolls and this will definitely be making its way to that collection! Seriously… Love it.

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Then I saw a big black thing and I was like what… What is this… a Book!?  Bitten, by Kelley Armstrong.  I assumed based on the bloody cover and title that it is a Vampire book. However, when I turned it over and read the back I saw that it was actually a Werewolf story!  I’m sort of over the whole Vampire thing. The number of Vampire movies I haven’t seen would probably astound you.  I’m intrigued, I admit, and I love books so I’ll definitely give it a try.

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I’m a little weirded out by the description on the back being so … all about sexiness because I don’t know… is it like a Werewolf sex book?  Weird.  Again, I’ll give it a whirl for sure! (Side note: I took a picture of the back of the book but it’s blurry and I’m far too lazy to find the book and take another!)

 

I thought that was it… besides the shirt… but as I’m pulling the coupons and what not out of the bottom I discovered a Cthulhu patch!

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It’s super cool looking albeit Christmas colors!  However, I’ve been looking for a patch to cover up the radio station on my old Radio station jacket.  I worked for a radio station, we got these super awesome jackets that have our name on one side and the station on the other.  Sometimes, I think about covering up the station… or maybe my name… I don’t need any creeps being all “Hey Rachel! what’s up?”   Maybe that is where I will use… or maybe, I don’t know.  We will see!  I really like it though and it deserves to go somewhere!

Finally, the shirt! Bela Lugosi – You can never go wrong.

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So – a Mystery horror block that contained things I like and things I will actually use!  This is a first Horror Block!  I’d like to say I’ll get a regular subscription but I’m not made of money, but maybe if the theme is right (or I got free boxes to review or someone treats me to a box or something) I’ll give it another shot and hope I get another cool box of useful/cool horror themed items for the Horror loving girl in me.

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Speaking of Horror… I have to go get started on my Drawlloween drawing and eat. It’s been nice to write a review again and a blog of sorts.  It’s been a while.  I wish my computer were faster… I might do it more often.  Ha ha ha. (Man this was a while ago – life knocked the Drawlloween wind out of me a while ago!)

Until next time….

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