Fandom of the Month Club Review + Coupon – August 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 “Cast Member”. Looks like a box filled with awesome Broadway-inspired items!
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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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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!
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?