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Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly Review + Coupon – November 2017

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Kal-Elle November 2017 Star Wars box closed

Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly is a monthly subscription box that delivers “specially hand selected high-quality fandom inspired designs” from one fandom each month. 

Kal-Elle November 2017 Star Wars box open

You can expect items like jewelry, accessories, small decor items, and other finds, often sourced on Etsy or designed by Kal-Elle.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Kal-Elle November 2017 Star Wars review

About Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly

The Subscription Box: Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly

The Cost: $19 per month + $3.75 US shipping

COUPON: Save 25% off your first box with code MSA25!

The Products: 4-7 pieces of jewelry or collectibles from one fandom

Ships to: USA ($3.75 shipping), Canada ($11 shipping) and the rest of the world ($14.25 shipping).

Good to know: Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly recently opened a shop page where you can purchase any extra past boxes!

Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly “Star Wars” Review

Kal-Elle November 2017 Star Wars info card front

Kal-Elle November 2017 Star Wars info card back

I have love, love, loved Star Wars since I was eleven when I saw the original film trilogy for the first time. I probably shouldn’t admit this in a public forum, but I was so obsessed, I spent hours in junior high reading the expanded universe novels; I just couldn’t get enough of the characters and worlds! When I found out I was going to be reviewing this box, I was actually so excited I couldn’t stop thinking about it until it arrived. Let’s dive into a galaxy far, far away!

Princess Leia Magnet

Princess Leia Magnet

Princess Leia Magnet – Estimated Value $4.00 (Based on similar product)

The first thing I found in the box was the Princess Leia magnet, and it gave me a lot of feelings. Carrie Fisher is a major hero of mine, and her passing in 2016 broke my heart, so this made me happy and sad at the same time. Princess Leia is always a welcome sight in my household, and I love the black-and-white motif on this magnet. 

Rey Slouchy Hat

Rey Slouchy Hat closeup of graphic

Rey Slouchy Hat modeled

Rey Slouchy Hat – Estimated Value $24.99 (based on similar product)

This hat is so soft! I love the silhouette of Rey and BB-8 from “The Force Awakens,” and the fabric is nice and light while still keeping my head warm. I think the grey and black color scheme is so smart because it’ll go with absolutely any coat or sweater. This hat was designed by Kal-Elle in collaboration with Shopapplejax.

Millennium Falcon Earrings

Millennium Falcon Earrings modeled

Millennium Falcon Earrings – Estimated Value $12.95 (based on similar product)

I feel like Kal-Elle looked into my nerdy soul for these earrings – I may never take them off! The details are so nice and I like that they aren’t at all heavy on my ears when I wear them. The silver keeps them neutral enough that I can wear them with almost any outfit, and if someone notices that I’m wearing the ship that made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs, we can totally bond.

Star Wars Calendar cover

Star Wars Calendar with boba fett

Star Wars Calendar with han solo and chewie

Star Wars Calendar – Estimated Value $12.00 (based on similar product)

I’m kind of obsessed with the art style for this calendar. It reminds me of those watercolor tattoos I see all over Instagram. I love the different illustrations and that characters across all of the movies – old and new – are represented. I also think the small size is adorable; it’s perfect for at your desk when you need to see the month at a glance. This piece was also designed by Kal-Elle.

Empire Insignia Ring

Empire Insignia Ring modeled

Empire Insignia Ring – Estimated Value $16.00 (based on similar product)

Yay! More jewelry! This ring isn’t adjustable, but it fits my middle finger, so I would put the size around a 7.5. If I can be totally honest, I was surprised at how much I liked it! I feel like when dealing with novelty jewelry, rings, in particular, are likely to be on the cheap side, quality-wise, but I didn’t find this to be the case at all here. It’s solidly constructed and feels expensive. I also really liked that this piece represents the Empire instead of the Rebel Alliance. We usually root for the good guys most days, but sometimes it’s just a little bit fun to be bad. This was the third and final piece designed by Kal-Elle for this box.

Star Wars Art Print

Star Wars Art Print – Estimated Value $7.00 (based on similar product)

We all know my feelings for Star Wars by this point, and this 4×6 art print has turned that sentiment into a great visual statement. I can’t wait to find a tiny little frame for this and put it up on my wall.

R2D2 Necklace

R2D2 Necklace modeled

R2D2 Necklace – Estimated Value $19.99 (based on similar product) 

The last product I uncovered from the Kal-Elle box was this R2D2 necklace, and it is a BIG statement. It’s not as heavy as it looks, but it definitely has some weight to it. I’m a little on the fence with this one, but I do like that the chain isn’t ridiculously long despite the large pendant. You can see in the first photo that it actually hangs at a nice length on me (and yes, I’m wearing a Darth Vader kitty shirt…I swear it was a coincidence!).

Verdict: This was my first Kal-Elle box experience, and it made my heart sing with geeky joy. I loved the jewelry in this box, the hat was a great accessory, and I really love the art style of the calendar and the mini-poster. This box was $22.75 with shipping, and contained 7 items, so the cost breaks down to $3.25 per item. I wasn’t able to find an exact price match for many of these items, but the comparable items were worth WAY more than $3.25, plus the exclusivity of the calendar and the hat designs add a lot of value. I loved this box so much, and I can’t wait to see what else future boxes have in store.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the January box. From Kal-Elle:

Boxes ship every month between the 23rd-27th.

Coupon – Save 25% off your first box with code MSA25!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $19 + $3.75 shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $3.25.

Check out our Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly reviews and the Geek + Nerd Subscription Box Directory for more geeky boxes!

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Written by Laine Wooliscroft

Laine Wooliscroft

Laine is a life-long movie nut who loves YA novels, wine, and her cat. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Birchbox and ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain bath bombs, food, and items relating to her most-beloved fandoms.

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 really enjoyed your review Laine, your Star Wars memories mirror my own. My wonderful and understanding mother even let me be late for school once so I could watch a preview segment for Empire Strikes Back on the Today show!

    I just purchased this box from the Kal-Elle shop, thanks for clueing me in on all of the cool items!

    • I’m so glad this was helpful and I hope you LOVE the items when they arrive! I’ve had my eye on Kal-Elle for a while and it made for an out-of-this-world (pun intended!) experience.

  2. I really liked this box too! I’ve been subscribed for a while and feel like she always does a wonderful job. You can tell she’s really passionate about putting together a great box. 💜

    • I totally agree, Carrie. You can feel the nerdy love coming through in every item! 😀

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