Friday, September 30, 2016

Fandom of the Month Club Unboxing: September 2016

Hello, everyone! I'm Victoria, and this is the first post of the new monthly segment Fandom of the Month Club Unboxing! Fandom of the Month Club is a mailing service where you pay a monthly subscription fee to receive a box full of geeky goodies. I've been subscribed since May, and I have received Sherlock, Lord of the Rings, Wizard of Oz, and Harry Potter jewelry. All of it is exclusive to Fandom of the Month and a surprise every time! This is a geek girl's dream.

This month's box is Pokémon GO themed and it includes:
  • The Quote Pouch 
  • A Team Rocket Magnet
  • The Pikachu Earrings
  • The Poké Ball Compact Mirror
  • The Four Pokémon Barrettes
  • The Gym Car Decal 

The Quote Pouch:

The quote pouch has been a standard item in the boxes. It features an iron-on quote from the Pokémon show. This pouch is made of linen and is the perfect size to contain your Fandom goodies, and it cinches shut to keep anything from falling out. 

The Team Rocket Magnet:

This is a 3 1/2" by 2" magnet. It's thin and has creative artwork of Jessie, James, and Meowth. This is perfect for hanging pictures or important notes on your fridge or whiteboard. It has a glossy finish which will protect it from water and stains.

The Pikachu Earrings:

This set of earrings is made of polymer clay. The cool thing about them is they can actually be both dangling and stud earrings. Simply remove the tail part and you have studs!

I actually thought the earrings were broken when the tail and body fell off, but it turns out they're made this way. The only qualms I have with these is that the earrings are a bit thick. I could see people with thicker lobes having trouble getting these on with the tail and body attachment. Also, Pikachu's face is a bit derpy, and I think that takes away from some of the cuteness. As someone who works with polymer clay, I'm a bit critical of the facial design.

The Poké Ball Compact Mirror:

This is the perfect size to keep in your purse, and I love the cute Poké Ball design. The mirror has both a regular and a magnified side. 

The mirror overall is very high quality. It snaps shut firmly and can be opened easily with the push of a button.

The Four Pokémon Barrettes:

These barrettes/bobby pins feature Bulbasaur, Charmander, Pikachu, and Squirtle. They are glass charms welded to the bobby pins. These could be super cute to keep your hair back or to stick out a bit in a bun.

The Gym Car Decal:

This is a 6x4" vehicle decal for your bumper! This is a great way to show the world your Pokémon pride. It's high quality and glossy to keep it weather resistant. I love how they used the Poké Ball for the O.

Rating: 6 out of 10

Overall, I give this box a 6 out of 10 rating, only because I can't use these items as much as I could past boxes. I'm not as much of a Pokémon fan as I am of other things. However, all of the items are super cute and very creative. If you want to subscribe to Fandom of the Month Club, you can on their website for $13 a month not including shipping (it costs me about $17 total including shipping). It's a worthwhile investment, and if you don't like the fandom, it's a great present!

Are you part of this fandom? Which of these items is your favorite?

1 comment:

  1. How cute! The Pikachu earrings are adorable. Though you're right, I could do without his face. I had no idea about Fandom of the Month Club but I'll consider trying them out. Thanks for the post.