Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fandom of the Month Club Unboxing: June 2017

Hello, everyone! This is the 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 2016 and I have received Sherlock, Lord of the Rings, Wizard of Oz, and Harry Potter-themed boxes, among others. Everything in the boxes is exclusive to Fandom of the Month Club and it's a surprise every time! This is a geek girl's dream.

This month's box is Jurassic Park/Jurassic World-themed and it includes:

  • Jurassic Park zipper pouch
  • DNA magnet
  • T-Rex bones necklace 
  • Blue key chain 
  • T-Rex earrings 
  • Pterodactyl studs 
  • "Amber" ring

Jurassic Park Zipper Pouch:

This cloth zipper pouch has a simple loop for holding. It's the perfect size for change, credit cards, cash, and other small handbag items. This one has the infamous Jurassic Park logo on it. The material is shiny and crisp.

DNA Magnet:

This 3 1/2" by 2" magnet 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. This is the DNA strand from the Jurassic Park informational video explaining about how the scientists managed to bring back the dinosaurs. I actually didn't even remember this video until I looked it up. I haven't seen this film in so long, but it looks exactly like the little cartoon DNA from the video!

T-Rex Bones Necklace:

Now this I can't forget. This necklace is based on the skeleton found in the main hall in Jurassic Park! The necklace is made with gold-colored metal, so it's close to the color of bone while still being fashionable. However, I personally don't like wearing bones for jewelry, so I'm not sure if I'm going to wear this, but I can't deny that the details of the necklace are really cool.

Blue Key Chain:

This piece ties into Jurassic World, as the quote on it references Blue the Raptor from the film. There's also a small Tyrannosaurus Rex charm on the side. On the flip side of the key chain is a raptor silhouette. The engravings are really clean and the black embossing helps make the letters clear. I'm not sure if I'll use this key chain since I'm not a huge fan of dinosaurs, but it is well-made.

T-Rex Earrings:

These earrings have tiny roaring T-Rexes on them. They're silver-colored and minimalistic in design. Like I said earlier, I'm not a big dinosaur fan, but any female dino fan would love these. One thing I have to note though is one of the dino charms popped off of its hook. I had to put it back on and squeeze the hook back to clinch it so it wouldn't come off again. As a jewelry maker myself, I would have chosen a different hook to use, one that's less likely to bend so easily.

Pterodactyl Studs:

I like these more than the T-Rex earrings because pterodactyls look more like dragons! These are also silver-colored with a minimalist design to match the T-Rexes. They have nice backings that won't slide off easily and I love their wings-spread pose.

"Amber" Ring:

This is based on John Hammond's famous amber cane. Though I think this is a very creative idea, I personally don't like the idea of wearing a mosquito on my finger because I hate mosquitoes. But out of this entire set, I'm most likely to wear this.

6 out of 10

This box didn't get a squee out of me. The items are very creative, but I'm not a big fan of Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, or dinosaurs, so I don't see myself wearing most, if any, of this. This is probably one of my least favorite boxes, unfortunately. I'm sure next month's will be more up my alley!

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 a fandom, the items make great presents for someone else!

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


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