Fandom of the Month Club Review + Coupon – November 2016
Fandom of the Month Club is a subscription box for accessory-loving fangirls (and fanboys)! Each month, this geek chic subscription box sends along jewelry and other treasures that fit a surprise theme.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.
The Subscription Box: Fandom of the Month Club
The Cost: Choose from four subscription options: Month to Month ($13/monthly box + shipping), 3 Month Prepay ($36/every 3 months + shipping), 6 Month Prepay ($66/every 6 months + shipping), or 12 Month Prepay ($120/every 12 months + shipping)
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to get your first 3 months for $30!
The Products: 3-4 handpicked fandom inspired jewelry items in a hand screen-printed muslin drawstring bag, plus a custom postcard and a custom magnet
Ships to: US for $3.75, Canada for $8, everywhere else for $11.50
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Typically, this box focuses in on just one fandom from movies, books, or TV. This month, however, is the box’s second anniversary, so they went all out and included items that celebrate several of their favorite fandoms.
The back of the card has information about the makers behind this box and the items inside. I always appreciate when boxes show love to their team. It also helps me discover new geeky creatives to follow!
J.K. Rowling Quote Magnet – Value $2?
Each month, Half Blood Prints makes minimalist artwork for this box’s featured theme. This magnet has a great Rowling quote about the magic of books set against a pretty stone-blue background.
Here it is from the back. It’s just a few inches long, and it has enough stick to it to hold a greeting card or a note to your fridge. I like the texture of the watercolor-like design and the handwriting-style script.
All of the accessories are packed into this little muslin bag, which is specially screen-printed with this 2-year anniversary design.
Here it is laying flat. The bag isn’t the highest quality, but I do like that they always provide this custom-designed element. It’s a thoughtful, fun detail.
Jack Skellington Stud Earrings – Value $8.00?
These metal-backed earrings feature the face of everyone’s favorite friendly skeleton under a bit of rounded glass.
I don’t think these are the highest quality metal—my ears tend to be on the sensitive side, and these made one of them feel a weensie bit itchy after wearing them for a few hours. Nothing too concerning, though. I like that these arrived just in time for the holidays, so I can add a little geekiness to my holiday party garb.
Hermoine’s Time Turner Keychain – Value $7.00?
How cool is this Harry Potter homage? This shiny metal keychain is twists and turns as it dangles from my keys. It’s super shiny (though it does have the same feel as less expensive jewelry, so the finish might fade), and I love the fine silver glitter in the egg-timer at the center.
It’s engraved on the outside as well. I like that the color is almost rose-gold. It’s a very elegant, on-trend time turner, haha!
“Live Long and Prosper” Bracelet – Value $12.00?
I love Star Trek, especially the kitschy older episodes of the show when Leonard Nimoy played Spock. I didn’t expect to see this Vulcan salutation represented in this box, let alone in such a pretty, refined way. This gold bracelet looks a bit like something you’d find at a designer clothing store rather than a geek box. I’m a big fan of subtle ways to show off your geekiness—things I can wear to an office meeting without getting any side-eye—so I really like this simple piece. I will say that the shiny gold finish on the charm doesn’t look like the most enduring thing. I’ll have to take good care of it to make sure it doesn’t wear down too quick.
I wasn’t able to find this exact bracelet online, so the value is based on similar styles.
Nerdy Charm Locket Pendant – Value $10.00?
I’d never seen a necklace quite like this one, and I think it’s a pretty darn cool concept. This clear glass pendant is actually a locket that’s been filled with bitty little charms. It hangs neatly at the end of this long silver chain, which has an adjustable lobster claw clasp on it.
Inside the locket, there’s a tiny R2-D2 from Star Wars, a lightning bolt that nods to Harry Potter, a TARDIS, an arrow from the Hunger Games, and a little cluster of rhinestones that add a little extra twinkle to the piece. As with the other items, I can tell that this isn’t made of the highest-quality materials, but it’s such a unique concept that I don’t mind too much with this design.
J.K. Rowling Quote Metal Feather Bookmark – Value $3.00?
At first, I wasn’t sure what this metal feather was, but I think, based on the quote, that it’s a bookmark. It’s got some heft to it, too, so you could use it as a paperweight on your desk. I like the Rowling quote on here, too, though I think since there already was an item in this box with a J.K. Rowling quote on it (the magnet), I wish the quote was from another fandom instead. Variety is the spice of life, after all!
The value is also based on a similar item.
Verdict: I liked the assortment of items and fandoms in this month’s Fandom of the Month Club! While I always find myself wishing the items were of a higher quality (mostly I worry about the metal items, which tend to fade or turn your skin green after not too long), I thought that these pieces made up for that issue with their originality. And for only $13.00 a box, the quality you’re getting seems fair. Though I couldn’t find these exact pieces online, the prices of similar items suggest that the box is worth around $40.00. Even if those numbers are a little high, I think you still are getting more than you pay for in terms of value.
What fandom featured in this Fandom of the Month Club box do you love the most?