27th Nov2018

‘VENOM Nintendo Switch Carry Case’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Since 1999, UK based Venom has been designing and manufacturing gaming accessories, and their latest is a deluxe Nintendo Switch Carry Case which offers a one-stop storage solution, providing ample space for the Switch console, Dock, Pro Controller, Joy-Con Controller Grip, cables (including the bulky UK power adapter) and up to 21 games. High-performance protection […]

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22nd Nov2018

‘Now TV 4K Smart Box’ Review

by Phil Wheat

I like to think that we here at Nerdly have been real advocates for cord-cutting over the years, in fact from as far back as when we reviewed our very first Now TV in December 2013. Even before then, back when we were known as Blogomatic3000, I was a huge supporter of online services like […]

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21st Nov2018

Unboxing & Review: ‘Imaginext Power Rangers Megazord & Titanus’

by Phil Wheat

When Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa attack earth, the Power Rangers pull out all the stops to send them packing with this Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Megazord & Titanus. When kids unite the powerful and fully loaded Megazord with Titanus and his awesome arm- swinging action, they become an unstoppable force! The Power Rangers combine […]

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12th Nov2018

Unboxing: ‘Super Loot’ Mystery Box – November 2018

by Phil Wheat

Super Loot is a UK-based company that offers the choice of three mystery geek box delivered to your door every month – the standard “geeky” mystery box, a sweets/candy box and a comic book box. In recent months Super Loot have rebranded and “relaunched” their box with a promise that subscribers can expect to receive […]

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22nd Oct2018

‘My Arcade Micro Player’ Retro Arcade Review

by Phil Wheat

The current trend of “mini-fying” retro gaming continues… First came the NES Mini Classic, then the SNES Mini, the Neo Geo Mini. Then Sony jumped on the bandwagon and even Sega are planning a Megadrive Mini. So why not minify arcade machines? I grew up playing arcade machines as a kid in the youth club […]

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15th Oct2018

Watch Now: ‘Super Loot’ – October 2018 Mystery Box Unboxing

by Phil Wheat

Super Loot is a UK-based company that offers the choice of three mystery geek box delivered to your door every month – the standard “geeky” mystery box, a sweets/candy box and a comic book box. In recent months Super Loot have rebranded and “relaunched” their box with a promise that subscribers can expect to receive […]

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14th Jun2018

‘Pokémon: Forbidden Light’ TCG Expansion Review

by Kat Wheat

The sixth main expansion of cards from the Sun & Moon Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game released on 4th May, the set continues to feature Kalos region Pokemon and Ultra Necrozma. This expansion has Over 130 Cards! (146 including the secret rares!), 5 new Prism Star cards, 8 Pokémon-GX, 6 Ultra Beasts, 18 […]

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21st Feb2018

Wolverine Wednesday EXTRA: Marvel Legends 12″ Wolverine Review

by Ian Wells

This is my first ever toy review, but then again this isn’t a toy. It says on the box ‘Ages 4+’ no way at the price I paid for this I would give it to a four year old. It should be ’30+’. Then again at the height of X-Men the animated series’ popularity I […]

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13th Feb2018

Unboxing: ‘Super Loot’ Mystery Box – January 2018

by Phil Wheat

Mystery boxes, blind boxes, whatever you call them, there’s a HUGE proliferation in these subscription-based boxes. And whilst we’ve brought your news and reviews on boxes such as Nerd Block, Horror Block and A-Box, we haven’t covered (as in reviewed/unboxed) many of these mystery/subscription boxes. Until now… Super Loot is a UK-based company that offers […]

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29th Jan2018

Unboxing: Pokemon Ultra Prism Pre-Release Pack

by Kat Wheat

Check out our unboxing of the new Pokemon Sun & Moon ULTRA PRISM Pre-Release Set, available at pre-release parties this past weekend (January 26-28th) and with the series getting a UK-wide release on February 2nd. What’s in the new Pre-release box? Each Pre-release box contains a 23-card Evolution pack that includes an exclusive foil promo […]

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10th Jan2018

‘BenQ W1700 4K HDR Projector’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Projectors, the ultimate toy of the cinephile right? 4K the ultimate format of the cinephile… What happens when the two meet? Well, you get the BenQ W1700 4K HDR Projector! Until now most 4K projector would have cost you an arm and a leg, with prices ranging from £5000 upwards (don’t get me started on […]

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09th Jan2018

‘Switch Trident PRO-S Wireless Controller’ Review (Game Devil)

by Phil Wheat

The Switch Trident PRO-S Controller, a great value game-pad designed to emulate a classic console experience when used with the Nintendo Switch and is one of the first dedicated third-party wireless controllers to appear on the system. The Switch Trident PRO-S Controller offers the precision control of an authentic console game pad, without sacrificing the […]

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02nd Jan2018

Unboxing: Wrestle Crate UK – December 2017

by Phil Wheat

Mystery boxes, blind boxes, whatever you call them, there’s a HUGE proliferation in these subscription-based boxes. And whilst we’ve brought your news and reviews on boxes such as Nerd Block, Horror Block and A-Box, we haven’t covered some of the more niche mystery boxes. Until now. If you’re a long-time reader of Nerdly you know […]

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20th Dec2017

Unboxing: Fright Crate – November 2017

by Phil Wheat

Mystery boxes, blind boxes, whatever you call them, there’s a HUGE proliferation in these subscription-based boxes. And whilst we’ve brought your news and reviews on boxes such as Nerd Block, Horror Block and A-Box, we haven’t covered some of the more niche mystery boxes. Until now. Having seen some unboxings of previous month’s boxes on […]

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14th Dec2017

Unboxing: A-Box’s November 2017 “Justice” Mystery Box

by Phil Wheat

It’s been a couple of months since we last got the A-Box here at Nerdly. Why? Well it’s simply because there’s a HUGE difference in quality between each months boxes and – thanks to spoilers (from A-Box themselves)  – it’s easy to find out which mystery box is going to be for you! This months […]

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08th Dec2017

Review: ‘The Exorcist’ (Phoenix Theatre)

by Philip Rogers

When a young girl is bed-ridden by a strange illness, her desperate mother, Chris (Jenny Seagrove), calls in everyone she can to help. But when the medical profession cannot provide any answers to Regan’s (Clare Louise Connolly) symptoms, Chris is forced to turn to the local priest. Father Damien (Adam Garcia) must do all he […]

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27th Nov2017

Unboxing: Wrestle Crate UK – November 2017

by Phil Wheat

Mystery boxes, blind boxes, whatever you call them, there’s a HUGE proliferation in these subscription-based boxes. And whilst we’ve brough your news and reviews on boxes such as Nerd Block, Horror Block and A-Box, we haven’t covered some of the more niche mystery boxes. Until now. Now, if you’re a long-time reader of Nerdly you […]

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25th Oct2017

‘Devolo dLAN 1200+ WiFi ac Powerline kit’ Review

by Phil Wheat

As someone who has, for most of his adult life, lived in a flat, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like suffering from a poor wi-fi connection in a larger home. After all, the nearest I came to having a router in one room and my computer in another was living in a two-storey maisonette; […]

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25th Oct2017

PLAY Expo Manchester 2017: ‘Lightseekers’ Hands-On

by Kat Wheat

Lightseekers is an epic action and adventure role playing game for mobile and tablet that connects smart action figures, accessories, augmented reality trading cards. Imagine Pokemon meets Skylanders… Card Game Thrown in at the deep end, bombarded with instructions on how to play the game from one of the assists on the stand at PLAY […]

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24th Oct2017

‘Pokemon: Shining Legends Pin Collection’ – Mewteo & Pickachu Unboxing/Review

by Kat Wheat

With Shining Legends, the latest expansion for the Pokemon Trading Card Game now available across the UK, along comes the next wave of the awesome pin collection boxes. The first two are Mewtwo and Pikachu – and judging by our experience, stock levels vary dependent on stores: unfortunately our local Smyths only had Mewtwo in […]

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10th Oct2017

Unboxing: September 2017′s “Horror” A-Box

by Phil Wheat

I used to be a regular subscriber to the Horror Block, but with the company folding there’s a HUGE gap in the horror mystery box market – so how perfect is it that A-Box, newcomer to the subscription box field, has released it’s very first “Horror” mystery box? A box which contains items from IT, […]

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27th Jul2017

‘Venom Arcade Fight Stick’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Arcade sticks. A peripheral that is usually reserved for the more hardcore gamer – the kind that knows their Sanwa from their Sanyo… Made primarily for those of use, myself included, who love the control the combination of stick and buttons that only an arcade stick can provide. But with the proliferation of gamepad’s with […]

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