Emerald City Comic Con just wrapped up in Seattle, Washington, so since I wasn’t able to go I thought that I’ll give the ECCC Nerd Block a try. Nerd Block is typically a hit or miss when it comes down to quality merchandise. Considering that an exclusive Funko Pop was included, I said to myself, why not. My past experiences with Nerd Block boxes have been okay, so I gave it a shot. I reasoned that they normally have a pretty decent t-shirt in each box, so why not. That being said, the ECCC 2017 box’s shirt is by far one of the best items included. Of course next to the Funko Pop. The Pop is of a made up hero called the Emerald City Crusader.
I probably would had been happy with the Pop and the t-shirt, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found a Power Rangers throw blanket inside. Talk about fuckin’ nostalgic! Hopefully, the new movie will live up to my expectations from my childhood memories.
As most would guess, there was a variant of a comic book included too. The comic is from The Dark Crystal university. I’ve seen the movie, but I personally didn’t see it when I was a kid, so it doesn’t have that nostalgic feel to me. It may be just me but, I think movies like The Never Ending Story was better than The Dark Crystal. On the other hand, someone else may be wearing nostalgic glasses for The Dark Crystal.
As for the rest of the mystery box, it was so so. There was an Emerald City keychain and pin, which wasn’t half bad. Lastly, there was a junky bow tie, a print and a Harley Quinn bendable figure in the ECCC Nerd Block. The Harley Quin figure and bow tie are utter trash and lack any quality. Nerd Block would had been better off including a second comic or literally anything else.
When push comes to shove, the Emerald City Comic Con Nerd Block wasn’t that bad. I actually liked it, except for those couple exceptions. In my eyes it was worth the 40 or so dollars. When you think about it, Funko Pop convention exclusives normally cost $15, a convention t-shirt would probably cost $20-$30 retail and the throw blanket probably cost $15 retail. With that all in mind, the box was a good bang for my buck. Overall, this was a good mystery box and receives a 7 out of 10.