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FanMail Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

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FanMail is a bimonthly subscription box full of fandom goodies for women! They also feature at least one small business run by women in each box!

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The Subscription Box: FanMail

The Cost: $21.99 a box + shipping

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

The Products: FanMail boxes contain a variety of memorabilia and collectibles, some old, some new, some handmade, some fanmade. Among the items, you may find are exclusive comics and t-shirts, jewelry, stationery, books, autographs, photos and much more. And each month, you’ll get a handy pop-culture newsletter that will tell you what movies are coming out, what’s up for streaming and bingeing, and what conventions or events are out there that you may want to attend.

Ships to: U.S. and Worldwide!

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How clever is this coloring page info card featuring the Scooby Gang from Buffy?!

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The back of the card not only lists out the products and theme of the box (this month, it’s “The Gang’s All Here”), but it also recommends fan-fave movies, TV shows, video games, books, and comics to look out for in the coming months!

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There’s a bunch of promotional material this month, including these cards for a video series…

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… and Contessa, which is an inclusive gaming company.

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Check it out! I love this mission.

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Are you heading to GenCon this year? Consider catching up with ConTessa while you’re there!

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There’s a bookmark for them, too.

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Last but not least, there’s a mini comic for the Legend of Korra in the box. Okay, on to the items.

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Exclusive Charmed Triqetra Scarf

Oh wow, I watched so much Charmed during my high school summers. The re-runs were always on just before lunchtime, so I’d watch those awesome, witchy women fight supernatural bad guys, eat a sandwich, and head out for a day in the sunshine. What a good way to start a day!

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The scarf feels made of some kind of polyfiber, which makes it smooth to the touch. This bright, sheer look is great for the warmer weather. Scarves are my favorite thing to accessorize with, so I’m thrilled to add this to my collection!

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Exclusive Star Wars “I Rebel” Beanie

I’m 100% in for the resurgence of Star Wars—the newest movies are so good! This hat is a bit wintry for the coming season, but I will totally be wearing this to see the next movie.

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The embroidered detail is a little imperfectly done (like that little white thread leading up to the R in “rebel”), but that’s okay. It’s a minor thing.

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Harlequin Nail Wraps

These twinkly nail wraps are super cute—what a glamorous homage to everyone’s favorite Batman bad gal!

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I love the design with the mask on it the most. My nails are super short, so it’s always a bit of a struggle to make nail wraps like these work for me. Once I trimmed these designs down to fit my nails, a lot of the patterns were lost or muddled. But if you have longer nails, wow, will these look cool!

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Rejected Princesses Trading Card Set

What an awesome idea these are! I love that these cards highlight real life female heroes in a cool, comic-inspired way.

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The back of the cards promotes an entire book of wonderful women.

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Exclusive Rejected Princesses Pin

There’s a pin promoting the book, too.

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I love the idea of the fractured Snow White mirror, and the gold sheen of this small lapel pin gives my jacket a bit of extra twinkle. But as someone who doesn’ t know this new-ish book (it came out in the fall of 2016), I feel kind of like I’m getting promotional items rather than fandom-focused finds.

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Golden Trio Harry Potter Postcard

This card is a great excuse to get in touch with a fellow out-of-town Harry Potter fan! The photo feels a little lackluster—it’s kind of just a random shot from the film. But it’s hard to hate on this iconic trio.

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The flip side of the card has a space for your note, an address, and a stamp all blocked off for you. The logo makes me wonder if this is an old promotional item from when the Goblet of Fire movie came out…

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Exclusive Spirit in the Sky Bath Bomb

I love these bath bombs with charms inside! It makes it even more fun and surprising to plop the bomb in my bathtub.

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This bomb has a peaceful, pretty scent that’s a little bit lavender-ish with a smidge of fruitiness. As a hint to what’s inside, there’s a keyring that you can attach it to! I can’t wait to kick back in the tub and discover what’s in this bath bomb!

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Bonus Item: Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen Trading Cards

These cards weren’t listed on the info card, but wow are they awesome! I love this vintage comic style of illustration.

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They’re not the most diverse collection of women (classic comic artists really loved blondes, I suppose), but it’s so interesting to read about these unsung heroines on the back of each card. I love that one of the characters is just called “Tomboy.”

Verdict: FanMail is a great box for folks whose fandoms span all sorts of shows and stories. I liked how this box nodded to comics, movies, TV shows, and more. I will say that this box felt a little heavy on promotional items, rather than true fan merchandise. It also felt a little weird that the info card listed the Rejected Princess cards as an item, but not the Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen cards, which are technically just promotional items for the book of the same name. The value of the box is hard to estimate since there are so many exclusive pieces. I look at it like this—if the box is $21.99, then each of the seven featured items must be around $3.00. I feel like that’s probably a fair average for things since I could see paying a few dollars more than that for the hat, the scarf, or the bath bomb. Here’s hoping next month, the finds are just a bit more relevant (maybe the products will still be smaller, like the trading cards, but they’ll be for a more classic, beloved fandom).

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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!

Posted in FanMail Reviews, Geek Subscription Boxes, International Subscription Box Reviews, Nerd Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: FanMail | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. Loved Charmed!!!

  2. If it helps to understand the inclusion of the Rejected Princesses items a bit more, it was actually a pretty popular Tumblr blog for a few years before he got a book published last year. Which still makes it a little weird to include, as it’s not the usual big pop culture book/tv show/movie/comic kind of thing, but maybe some more people will be familiar with it.

    Overall loved the theme of this box though, super fun!

    • A-HA! Thank you so much for explaining, Rebecca. That definitely makes sense. I figured it was just kind of a cool concept, but the fact that it’s also it’s own little phenomenon explains it being here. Thanks for your super-helpful comment!

  3. Love that scarf!

  4. The Charmed scarf is worth the price of admission. My daughter introduced the program to me when I was in my late 50s and I have seen it all the way through three times. They showed the program in the right sequence which is not often done with reruns. Thanks for the review.

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