Return of the Super Meganerd Fun Pack

The Super Mega Nerd Fun Pack

Could this be the start of a grand birthday tradition? Watch me unbox the second giant care package gifted to me by my cousin, friend, and frequent collaborator — Carl!

Yes, in an unexpected followup to 2016’s amazing Super Meganerd Fun Pack, Carl completely outdid himself with a fantastic new collection of goodies for me and the kids. Once again I was completely humbled by his generosity and thoughtfulness. Carl, thanks so much. And keep them coming! After all, there are a lot more Super Mario Bros games you could Photoshop. Just saying.

My Little Pony Bag

The anticipation was palpable as soon as I opened the lid. Because staring right at ThePonyOwner was a sizeable MLP tote bag surely meant for her.

The “I’m every pony” motto seemed fitting and entirely applicable to ThePonyOwner, so she scooped that right up while I looked to see what other surprises awaited us from this treasure chest of birthday goodies.

The Fun Pack Manifest

And I didn’t even have to guess, because in proper fun pack form, there was a manifest.

The theme of this year’s Meganerd Fun Pack was a celebration of (homage to? passing reference to?) the awful works of Ernest Cline, so there was plenty of classic 80s goodness/badness and other nostalgic tie-ins.

RPO Review

I didn’t read the manifest in full, though, preferring to savor the surprise of actually digging through the box. I almost gasped when I saw what lay behind the My Little Pony bag.

Stacks of DVDs and books. More toys for the kids. I couldn’t help but think that a treasure trove like that called for a response in kind. Could it be time to revisit the idea of making my own Tobyblog fun packs?

The SMNF Unboxed
Transformers

Since he was begging me to open it up, I gave Anthony these two Transformers Rescue Bots toys. Transformers was my favorite toy line growing up, and I’ve tried for nostalgia’s sake to pass that love on to at least one of my kids. Anthony seems the most likely to take it up, though he only sporadically watches the cartoons.

Not so ThePonyOwner, whose long-running fascination with all things unicorn began when she was very little and continues to this day. She could not have been more pleased with her portion of the Meganerd haul.

Mario Pop-Ups

TheVCubeSolver has an implied claim on all things video game related, so to him went these pop-up characters for use in his room, ironic or otherwise.

Rainbow Dash Radz

This MLP candy dispenser seemed to me like some sort of bootleg Pokemon.

Sega and Nintendo Lanyards