Fandom of the Month Club Review + Coupon – February 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…
…The Little Mermaid!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.
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 love how much variation there is in the fandoms this box covers. I’ve seen anime fandoms, Star Wars, TV shows, and now, a beloved Disney movie! Don’t ask me why, but mermaids are definitely having a moment right now. This box is perfect for fans of the fad and of this childhood classic!
Ooo, this month’s info card looks a bit different than in previous months. The design is a little fresher, but I’m sad to see that their shoutouts to their contributors have disappeared. (They used to list the social handles for their artists and other creative contributors.)
Flounder Magnet – Value $2?
Every box has a magnet inside, featuring a character or characters from the month’s fandom. In previous boxes, the info card called out that the artist was a minimalist designer, Half Blood Prints. This looks a lot like their work (which is usually simple, crisp, and colorful), but it’s hard to say for sure since that wasn’t listed anymore. Regardless, it’s a cute little magnet, featuring the timid, yet ever loyal, Flounder the fish.
Small Printed Pouch – Value $10.18?
This month’s accessories are packed inside this zippered canvas pouch. It’s just a bit bigger than a coin purse and has a handy wrist strap. I can’t think of a better quote to go on the outside of this pouch full of trinkets!
I couldn’t find this exact item online, so this price is based on a similar item.
Ursula Tentacle Ring – Value $15.00?
I couldn’t find this exact item online, but there were a lot of similar designs online—I linked to one with a slightly different finish so give you an idea of value. I love the idea of this ring, and from afar, it looks really cool (and a little creepy) wrapped around my finger. It has a lightweight feeling to it—I think it’s metal that’s been painted. My only qualm is that the paint job is a little slapdash. Some of the lighter purple dots (the tentacle suction cups) are splotchy and bleeding into the dark purple arms of the ring. It’s cool, just not the highest quality.
Part of Your World Charm Bracelet – Value $28.50?
This was also hard to find online, so I linked to a similar mermaid bangle. This bracelet has some bend built into its design that makes it pretty comfortable to pull on and off my wrist. Something about these charms makes them feel a little juvenile to me, but I don’t necessarily mind that. (The Little Mermaid is a kids movie, after all!) I love that they included a “dinglehopper” charm! And did you notice that the beads follow the color palette of Ariel (her red hair, purple shells, and green tail)? Neat!
Ursula Shell Choker – Value $7.19?
This is another unique item, so I linked to something similar. This choker is a trendy spin on Ursula’s shell necklace. I like that it’s adjustable (I usually shy away from chokers just because I find them a little uncomfortable). The ribbon is about an inch wide and has a velvety feeling to it. You can tell it’s not the most high-quality velvet, though—it’s very thin and has a bit of a crinkly feeling to it. I also noticed that the shell charm is just punched through the ribbon in a way that would make it easy to get ripped out.
Ariel’s Shell Earrings – Value $8.00?
You guessed it—I linked to a similar item for these earrings, since I couldn’t find this exact pair online. I think this is such a fun nod to Ariel’s signature shell bikini. The studs are simple, but the indigo-purple color really pops. They feel like light plastic, almost as if they were 3D printed!
Mermaid Scale Earrings – Value $4.95?
The last item in the bag is this set of mermaid-scale stud earrings. There are actually a lot of artists selling similar products online, so I just linked to one of them as an example. These really look like a mermaid tail, don’t they? I love the iridescent colors and the pretty pattern. How cute would it be to wear these to a pool party? Or to maybe mix and match one of these earrings with one of the shell studs?
Verdict: I really liked the unique ways Fandom of the Month Club found to interpret the Little Mermaid theme through accessories! I think the two sets of earrings were my favorite items in the box—for as simple as their designs are, I feel like those mermaid scales and certainly those shells are so iconic that people will automatically identify them with the movie. My criticism of this box is, as usual, that the quality of the products is hit or miss, but again, it only costs $13.00. When you compare that to the almost $76.00 of value I estimated, it’s definitely worth it!
What do you think of this month’s Fandom of the Month Club theme?