FanMail is a bi-monthly 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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About FanMail Geek Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: FanMail
The Cost: $21.99 per bi-monthly box + shipping
ACTIVE DEAL: 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: US ($7.55 to PA) and international
FanMail "Eat Drink & Be Merry" April 2018 Review
Here's the info booklet for the box. I like how they include release dates of recommended comics, movies, and more!
This wasn't listed as an item of value in the product list, but I thought it was pretty cool! This booklet is kind of like a mini-magazine of pop culture articles put together by the folks behind the Sartorial Geek podcast.
Exclusive Fandom Foods Cookbook
How cute! This spiral-bound book brings foods from your favorite movies and series to life. I've seen novels in geek boxes before but a cookbook is a first. I think it's a creative way to help people engage with the stories and characters they love. How fun would it be to serve butterbeer at your next party?!
Exclusive Pop's Chock-Lit Shoppe Oven Mitts
Riverdale fans will love this set of oven mitts inspired by everyone's favorite retro hangout. I'm going to keep these hanging next to my oven—they'll be great for pulling hot pans and casserole dishes out of the oven or using as trivets in a pinch!
Exclusive Harry Potter Three Broomsticks To-Go Lunch Bag
I'm a big fan of bringing frozen foods to work that I can microwave for lunch. The only problem is making sure they stay cool on my commute! This insulated canvas bag has plenty of room for a bag of veggies for steaming, plus a sandwich, a snack, and a can of sparkling water, to boot. The Harry Potter reference makes this handy item fun and functional.
Exclusive Mulan Mushu Chopsticks
I usually just wait and get chopsticks with takeout meals, but these metal ones will be less wasteful and a little more fun to use, given the dragon designs at the top of each stick. The velvety storage pouch is cute, too.
BONUS: The Book of Dust Menu
This bonus item feels a little bit more like a promotional card than something I'd hang onto. The book is a companion story to the His Dark Materials series. The menu itself is just a pretty standard card with foods listed on it. If anything, it made me hungry reading about all of these foods!
The Verdict: I thought the food theme was cute, and I really liked the cookbook—it's something I haven't gotten in a geek box before. The products were all exclusives so I wasn't able to find a value for them online. That said, the average value based on the cost of the box is $7.39. I feel like I'd expect to pay about that for fandom-themed products like these at a store or online, so the price seems fair to me. As is typical with geek boxes, the value you perceive is kind of contingent on whether you know and love the fandoms being featured. I think this subscription does its best to mix smaller fandoms in with uber-popular ones so that no one feels totally left out by the box. Still, it's something to be aware of!
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This box cost $21.99 + $7.55 in shipping to PA, or $29.57 in total. That means the average value of each of the featured items is $7.39.
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What did you like most in the April FanMail subscription box?