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The Fan Empire Subscription Box Review – June 2016

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The Fan Empire is a subscription for fans! They have a rotating fandom or theme every month, and send 4-6 items such as posters, t-shirts, bookmarks and other items.

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: The Fan Empire

The Cost: $14.95 + $3.50 shipping = $18.45 / month

The Products: Trinkets, accessories, and other gear supporting a different fandom or theme every month

Ships to: Everywhere

Good to Know: This package typically comes well past the end of the month. It doesn’t bother me, but I know that’s an issue for some people.

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June’s theme is In a “Land Far, Far Away”! This is the information card that was included, detailing the package’s contents. My experience so far with this subscription has been that the pieces they send are impossible to find online for sale, so the values listed below are guesses on my part.

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Hogwart’s House Crest Wallet – Value $20?

This wallet is not one of those flimsy paper deals we usually get in subscription boxes, this is a real wallet. I don’t think it’s leather, but it’s something similar in sturdiness for sure. This is really cute and my son was very happy to get it!

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Hogwarts Travel Magnet – Value $2?

This magnet is cute, promoting Hogwarts as a tourist destination.

Hogwarts Express Keychain – value $7?

My eight-year-old was excited about this keychain, although I don’t think he (or I) fully understands all the symbology. He loves Harry Potter! And keychains!

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Wonderland Charm Leather Necklace – Value $12?

This is very cute! I don’t have any personal attachment to Alice in Wonderland, but I think I will hold on to it until I find just the right person for it. I just know someone will love it.

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Alice and White Rabbit Metal Bookmark – Value $5?

This type of metal bookmark is great for marking pages. It’s very cute, too! This will go to use instantly.

Verdict: This package from The Fan Empire was a good one for us! I have to say, I think it would be better if they picked one fandom per month and stuck with it, but if you’re a Harry Potter super fan you would clearly disagree with my opinion there. I can’t really comment too much on value because I’m unsure of my estimates, but I think you always get an awful lot for $18.45 every month with The Fan Empire.

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Geek Subscription Boxes, Nerd Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, The Fan Empire Reviews| Tags: the fan empire | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. Hello
    Do you have any idea how to contact the people in charge of this box?
    I subscribed to this service in September of last year and it was the worst mistake of my life. Every month since then I have continually tried to contact the company in regard to missing packages through emails facebook and Instagram and every time I was either ignored or I had to start from step one which was “do you want a replacement? “ I would answer yes then never hear back from them again, and thus it cycle repeats itself.
    Over the last 12 month of a years subscription I have received 3 package in total (which as they are dated were shipped in the same month I received them), I have continually asked where thing have been, what happened, for a replacement or refund to no success.
    More upsetting is the fact that I still receive emails from the company about packages been over stocked ad you being able to sell off spare creates while I am left here with nothing.
    Overall this has been a very stressful very expensive wast of time for me and I am at my wits end, what can you do when the company you brought a product from refuses to uphold the agreement and refuses to contact you?

  2. I noticed you said you couldn’t find the items in the Fan Empire boxes for sale anywhere else online which made it hard to estimate the value of the box, but I found a blog post with an unboxing from a previous month that found some of the items on AliExpress. I looked up the items for the June box and aside from the print and the magnet (unless I just wasn’t using the right keywords while searching), everything is on AliExpress. The Alice bookmark and the Hogwarts Express keychain are only sold in bulk, but the wallet is $9.36 and the Alice necklace is $2.99. I’m not very confident that the value of the box is more than what you pay for the subscription – or if it is, then it’s barely so, and probably not worth it for international subscribers.

  3. You didn’t mention anything about the print at the beginning, unless I missed it. It’s beautiful! I’m not a huge Alice and Wonderland fan but I really like these items and I love Harry Potter. Great box overall.

  4. I think the charms in the keychain represent Harry’s first ride on the Hogwarts Express. The train charm and Platform 9 3/4 is pretty self explanatory, as for the candy, pumpkin, and frog I think that is chocolate frogs, pumpkin pasties, and maybe Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum or just candy in general. The frog could represent Neville’s lost toad and the pumpkins could be the giant pumpkins Hagrid grew in The Prisoner of Azkaban but for simplicity I think it is the first explanation. (I know entirely too much about Harry Potter)

    • Lol! Thanks Stacy!

    • The pumpkin probably represents pumpkin pasties. It would make more sense because it was one of the items that Harry got off of the food trolley on their first ride to Hogwarts.

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