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Laserbrain Patch Co “Game of Thrones” Box Review + Coupon – August 2017

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Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Box Exterior

Laserbrain Patch Co. is a monthly subscription box for fans of patches, buttons, and stickers. Each month, they send you 2-3 exclusive designs, which may include enamel pins, embroidered patches, and other cool collectibles.

Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Unboxing First Peek

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Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Fully Unboxed

The Subscription Box: Laserbrain Patch Co

The Cost: $12.50 a month + $3.50 US shipping

COUPON: Use code YEAHBRO to save $2 off your first month!

The Products: Enamel pins, embroidered patches, and other collectibles

Ships to: USA & Canada

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If you follow any artists or indie designers on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that enamel pins and embroidered patches are having a bit of a moment. I’m personally all about this trend: they are basically small, affordable pieces of original artwork that you can wear!

Laserbrain Patch Co Monthly Club is one of a few similar artist-driven fandom subscription boxes that send original pins and patches and other ephemera like stickers and postcards. I am a big Game of Thrones fan, so I was excited to check out their August box! (If you’re familiar with the series already, then there shouldn’t be any spoilers here.)

Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Intro Card

Everything came in a bubble envelope and was also sealed within a knight-themed goodie bag. The intro card runs though all of the items included and in some cases lists the designers.

After looking at their About Us page, it looks like most of the items in Laserbrain are designed by Joshua Belanger, James Moller Wulfe and Stina Sardinha Wulfe, who are all professional tattoo artists and/or illustrators. They sometimes have guest designers, too.

Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Daenerys Postcard

The back of the card is also a coloring postcard, featuring Drogon and Daenerys Targaryen at Dragonstone. Love this artwork and definitely notice that it has a tattoo-like feel!

Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Ghost Direwolf Patch Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - The Night Is Dark and Full of Terrors Patch

Ghost Embroidered Patch

This is a pretty big patch, about 5″ x 3″, and it’s got a lot of detail! This features Jon’s direwolf Ghost, a weirwood tree, and a quote from the series often repeated by followers of the Lord of Light. The night is dark and full of terrors, indeed. There’s also an iron-on backing on this, so it would be super easy to stick on a tote bag or denim jacket if you’re so inclined.

Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Dark Wings Dark Words Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Dark Wings Dark Words

Crow Enamel Pin

“Dark Wings Dark Words” is the name of Season Three Episode Two, but it’s also a general reference to the use of crows to send messages across far distances in the series. This pin is smaller, about an inch tall. It’s a really nice quality for an enamel pin and has two clasps so you can fix it in position just so.

It does look like this crow outline was previously used on a different pin from Laserbrain. I don’t love the idea that I’d potentially get an almost identical product in this subscription over time, but I’m also not positive if that other pin was ever shipped to subscribers before… so it may not be a big deal.

Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Hand of the King Pin Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Hand of the King Pin

Hand of the King Pin

This is an obvious choice to be included in any Game of Thrones box: a replica of the pin worn by those in the position of The Hand, advising their respective leaders on military and other political matters. I thought this was plastic at first, but it is actually made of brass! It’s more petite than a real costume pin would be, about 2″ long, which makes it a bit more wearable in my opinion.

Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Bookmark Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Bookmark

Reversible Arya/Daenerys Bookmark

This bonus piece of artwork would be great if you’re reading (or re-reading) A Song of Ice and Fire. It features the same Dany and Drogon artwork from the postcard and Arya with Needle on the back. Both quotes are about fear, which is a constant theme throughout the series, and certainly relevant to these two characters in different ways.

Laserbrain Patch Co Game of Thrones Box Review, August 2017 - Sticker

Longclaw Sticker

This petite sticker of Jon Snow’s sword features the same quote from the Arya side of the bookmark. This one strikes me as a bit clumsy for detail oriented fans since the quote has nothing to do with Jon specifically (and if anything, he’s more about uniting people against fear than using it to gain power for himself). But the design and illustration itself are awesome.

Verdict: Compared to similar fandom and geeky subscriptions that send similar products, Laserbrain Patch Co is definitely on the more affordable side of the spectrum at $12.50/month plus shipping (which was $3.50 for us). The postcard, sticker, and bookmarks are fun additions, but I think of the value in terms of the bigger ticket items, the patch, and pins: so it’s like paying $5.33 for each of those. That is definitely a fair break and is a good price if you’re just trying to build your collection; I usually spend $8-$10 on artist-made pins when I buy them individually.

What do you think about Laserbrain Patch Co? Do you wear or collect enamel pins or embroidered patches?

Written by Lacey Volk

Lacey Volk

Lacey’s introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Hello Fresh and Honest Company, and she’s looking forward to trying more.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

4 Comments

  1. I want that Hand of the Queen pin so bad!

  2. I feel the same way. I have not gone to the shop yet but I am sure I will find things that I will want. There are several things in this box I would like to have.

  3. I’m so glad I clicked through and read the review! While I’m not likely to sub, I found a Labyrinth pin and patch in the shop and I’m so excited to get my hands on them!

    • They have some really unique stuff! Back around Christmas I bought one of their past boxes which had a Prince/David Bowie ice cream cone patch, and a C3PO/R2D2 cupcake patch, and they’re still two of my favorites in my collection 🙂

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