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Fandom of the Month Club Review + Coupon – August 2017

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The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!

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 “Cast Member”. Looks like a box filled with awesome Broadway-inspired items!

The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!

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The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!

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 hand-picked fandom inspired jewelry items in a hand screen-printed bag, plus a custom magnet

Ships to: U.S. for $3.75, Canada for $8, everywhere else for $11.50

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The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets! The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!

Fandom of the Month Club included an info card that looks like a playbill (so cute!). The side of the card with the social info doesn’t seem to change from box to box. I wish there was a bit more information about where things were sourced, or what they reference. I’m pretty familiar with Broadway, so I recognized what each of these items was referencing, but in case you don’t get the reference, having that spelled out for you could help you discover a new story to love!

The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets! The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!

Canvas Pouch

Every box comes with a pouch just like this one with a graphic that relates to the theme. It’s a pretty basic zip-shut cotton pouch that’s just big enough to serve as a cardholder or change purse (it’s not quite big enough for a phone). Just FYI that the graphic on the front isn’t the greatest from a quality standpoint. It has a plastic-y finish to it and feels a lot like an iron-on image. That’s not a huge deal—I’m just worried about how lasting it’ll be. (It seems like the kind of thing that might crack or start flaking off after awhile.)

The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets! The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!

Miss Saigon Magnet

There’s a magnet in every box as well. Sometimes the image is more on the artsy side (think minimalist representations of favorite characters)—other times, it’s straightforward, like the Miss Saigon poster design here. It’s been a minute since I thought about Miss Saigon, but it was a very popular musical back in the 90s. This business-card-sized magnet doesn’t have a ton of stick to it, so it’s more of a decoration on the fridge than a means to tack up a note or photo.

The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets! The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets! The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets! The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!

Phantom of the Opera Hand Mirror 

Phantom of the Opera is another 80s/90s era classic. (The movie isn’t half bad, either!) This handmirror features a bubble-like cover with different icons from the show suspended inside the plastic. There’s a rosette, a candelabra, the cover of what I assume to be the music, a sequined mask, and a length of lace. The lace seems a little bulky and out of place alongside the other small, delicate items. The mirror is small enough to fit in a pocket and clasps solidly shut, which makes it convenient. Unfortunately, the aesthetic isn’t very me, so I might not whip this out unless I absolutely need it.

The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets! The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!

Les Miserables Ring

Here’ a nod to another classic musical-turned-movie! I remember in high school everyone wanted to do Les Mis, and the next year our rival high school got to do it and we had to do something like No No Nanette. Have you even heard of No No Nanette? I can barely remember the plot and I was in the darn thing. ANYWAY….

This ring isn’t the fanciest thing in the world—it has a bendy band that adjusts to the size of your finger, and the metal is a bit prone to tarnish. But it has an austerity about it that seems right for the musical. If I was headed out to the theater, I could see this being a fun piece to rock.

The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!

I did notice a little glob of glue that dried on the back of the ring. Bummer! I think I can get it off, but it is stuck on there pretty darn good.

The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets! The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets! The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!

Wicked Necklace

I like this gold necklace, though I’ll have to be careful to protect it from tarnishing. (I’ve gotten things with bright metallic finishes from this box before, and they tend to lose their luster pretty quickly.) The square pendant is pretty unique—I don’t get a lot of squares—and I love the “Defying Gravity” lyrics on the back with the green gem. It’s kind of a simple design, but again, what a fun thing to add to your outfit before you head to the theater!

The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets! The August 2017 Fandom of the Month Club box is all about musical theater! Check out our review for deets!

Hamilton Key Chain

You can’t have a musical-themed box in 2017 and not include Hamilton! I think the official logo for Hamilton (or at least the one I’ve seen the most) is the titular character silhouetted on top of a star, so this is a neat rendition with him in front. I’m a big fan of glitter, so this keychain stands out to me for that reason, plus there’s a reference to “Rise Up” on the back.

Verdict: I didn’t think Fandom of the Month Club would ever hit on theater performances, but I’m so glad they did! This month’s products, as usual, were unique and fun, but they lacked the quality I needed to feel really excited about them. That said, this box only costs $17.00 after shipping, which means each item is only worth a few dollars each. So the value lines up with the price. While this box doesn’t have a ton of wow factor, I do think it could be really fun for a younger fan to look forward to every month!

What do you think of this month’s Fandom of the Month Club finds?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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.

6 Comments

  1. Great review Anna! I appreciate your honesty. 🙂 That mirror is super cute, I have to stalk swaps for it!

  2. I don’t know what your issue is but this is a good box. It might not be your cup tea but it is a good box. You just don’t seem knowledgeable when it comes to subscription boxes. And it is not just with this review. You insult those who are reading the review, the box and the items in the box. And I have read some of your reviews on other boxes and you were negative Nelly or a Debbie Downer about with those boxes too. And those subscription boxes were good boxes. Not all of them were to my taste but I could still see that they were good boxes. And you just come across not knowledgeable…
    This box did great job.

    • Hi AR! I’m so sorry! I definitely don’t want to come down too hard on a box just because it’s not my style – I always try to accentuate the positives, even if there are some things that I feel fall a little short of my expectations. I’m taking your feedback to heart, though, and will make doubly sure that I’m always giving each box an honest, fair review 🙂

      And of course, this is just my take on this box! I’ll try to communicate that clearly in my reviews, but that’s a reason I love reading everyone’s comments. There are a lot of folks who enjoyed this box (which is awesome), and having their opinions and experiences along with mine helps give a more well-rounded picture of what this sub is like.

      Thanks so much for your comment and your feedback!

  3. Love the Phantom of the Opera hand mirror, so beautiful and unique. This was my 1st box and I am hooked!

    • Sweet! I’m so glad you like it, Wendy 🙂

  4. I think the only box I didn’t love was the dinosaur one, and I passed many of those pieces to my kids. This box was a hit for me! I love musicals and the opera, so every item I saw made me happy! I can’t believe they are able to get so many cute pieces out for the price. Yay!

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