Fandom of the Month Club Review + Coupon – March 2017
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 month, the theme is…
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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! (plus shipping)
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: U.S. 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!
I always love indulging in a little Star Trek, whether it’s one of the older episodes of the show or the brand new movies. It’s action-packed, funny, surprisingly profound, and always an adventure. I can’t wait to see what surprises are in store in this box!
This box shook up its branding just a bit in the past few months. They used to list a few of the artists and creators behind the subscription box, and I wish they’d do it again! I always like being introduced to new geeky creative types to follow.
Live Long and Prosper Magnet – Value $2?
Up until this month, every box I received had a magnet inside, which featured one or more characters from the fandom in a distinctive, minimalist style. This magnet is a real departure from that style—it’s not a bad thing, but it is surprising to see after getting used to the typical design. I do like this bold magnet (partly because I always seem to need magnets), and of course, I dig this iconic Star Trek quote!
Small Printed Pouch – Value $10.38?
Each month, the jewelry items come packaged inside a zippered cotton pouch printed with a design inspired by the fandom. While I like the design and think it’s funny that this message appears on such a travel-friendly pouch, the print itself looks a little weird on the canvas—the ink looks faded or maybe just printed in a way that’s not so crisp.
Geordi Visor Ring – Value $10.00?
So, I looked for this ring online, and there’s a ring that looks almost identical on Etsy. However, that ring is almost $85.00 and made of sterling silver. This ring, on the other hand, seems like a much cheaper, lighter metal, has some inconsistencies (the spaces in the visor have rough, uneven edges), and has an adjustable (flexible) back (the $85.00 one is custom sized). Long story short, I think this is a knock-off of that design, so I just linked to a different Star Trek ring of a similar, simpler quality for reference.
All of that said, this is such a clever idea for a ring. Wearing it on my finger, it just looks like a modern statement ring, but insiders will know exactly what they’re looking at!
Klingon Bat’leth Necklace – Value $15.00
If there’s one thing I like about Fandom of the Month Club, it’s how totally unexpected their items are. Would I have ever imagined this Klingon weapon being made into a pendant? Heck no! Like the visor ring, this necklace is clearly not the highest quality (the metal is lightweight, the chain is attached to the pendant in sort of a haphazard way…), but it still makes a great geeky statement sitting neatly in the middle of my chest.
Spock and Kirk Friendship Bracelets – Value $ 30.00?
This is another one I couldn’t find online, so I linked to another Star Trek friendship bracelet set. I do think the $30.00 value of those bracelets is a bit high for what these are, though obviously, these charm bracelets are unique.
Each braided, faux leather bracelet has a charm with half of a Vulcan salute and half of the beautifully sincere quote, “I have been and always shall be your friend.” The bracelets secure with what seems like a magnetic clasp with a little post in the middle for extra tension. While I love the sentiment of these pieces, I wish each individual charm was a little less odd looking. The side of the hand without the thumb, in particular, looks super strange to me.
USS Enterprise and Shuttle Earrings – Value $9.00?
These items are another unique product that I couldn’t find online, so I linked to something similar. It’s kind of cool there are so many hard-to-find pieces in this box! These earrings couldn’t be cooler, in my book. They’re simple studs, each of which is about an inch long. Everyone knows the USS Enterprise, but you don’t often find fan items (let alone jewelry) about the USS Enterprise’s shuttle, known as Galileo. I really like the enamel-pin-like style of these earrings, too.
Verdict: As usual, the pieces in this month’s Fandom of the Month Club were as surprising and delightful as ever. I love the choice of Star Trek for the theme, and I think the assortment of items does a great job of touching on icons from across the vast Star Trek universe. The quality of the items isn’t the greatest, and that ring is definitely a knockoff of an artisan-made design. But for $13.00, it’s a hard box to beat. I get the feeling that most of the values I found for “equivalent” items are on the high side. But if I just divide the price by the number of items, each piece would only have to be around $2.16 to be fair. They definitely surpass that! I will say, I don’t know if I’d subscribe to this box if I was an international customer, just because of shipping costs. But if you’re looking for hard-to-find designs, this might still be up your alley!
What do you think of this month’s Fandom of the Month Club finds?