The Fan Empire July 2016

The Fan Empire is a monthly subscription that sends you out 4-6 peices of fandom merchandise.  Items can be anything from posters to t-shirts and are based around a different theme each month.  Previous fandoms include The Hunger Games and Harry Potter.  Boxes start at $14.95 a month but do go down a little with a longer plan.  Shipping to Canada was $5.50.  I am always wary of the fandom boxes because if you get a month that is not one of yours then it can feel like a waste.  Let’s see how we get on with this one.

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This one ships in a bubble mailer with a logo sticker to give you a clue as to what you’ve found in your mailbox.

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They include an info card, however they classify it as an item due to the fact that there is a print on the front.  I’m thinking there was an issue with their printers this month as the back, which lists the items also has some overlay of mortgage broker business cards and other advertising, making it very hard to read and a severe lack of quality control upon packing.  I can tell that the theme this month is “In A Land Far, Far Away”.  It seems to be a mix of Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter.

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Hogwarts House Crest Wallet-$18.88

This is a bi-fold wallet with room for cards, coins, and cash.  It features the four houses on the front and Platform 9-3/4 on the back.  As a woman this is no where near large enough for all the crap I carry around but I like it!

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Hogwarts At Night Painting Poster

This is a nice poster but because it gets shipped in a bag it’s a little bent and crushed.  It is 8×10″ and gives a good look at the wonder that is Hogwarts.

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Wonderland Charm Leather Necklace

This necklace has a leather thong for the chain and a white rabbit charm, a leather trael tag, and an Alice and clock and Ace of clubs charm.  It’s not really something I would wear but I like it and it’s different.

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Alice and White Rabbit Metal Bookmark

Now this I love!  It is a delicate worked metal bookmark with a ribbon to keep your place.  I know it’s hard to see in the picture but there is some very detailed work on the metal and the features of both Alice and the rabbit are etched in.

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Hogwarts Travel Magnet

I love HP so more stuff from there is just fine by me.  I have to keep my “good” magnets high on the fridge or little fingers make them disappear and I don’t know where they go.

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Hogwarts Express Keychain

This has not only the platform 9-3/4 charm but a locomotive, a jumping frog, a bonbon, and a pumpkin. I am getting quite a collection of keychains from my geek boxes and I am going to need more keys to use them all.

This was my second box (bag?) from The Fan Empire and I am happy with it.  It helps that half of it is one of my Fandoms.  I didn’t do a value for this box but feel that it covered the box cost for sure, at least to me.  I am not sure if the print is always just the info card or not but that would be my one complaint.

 

 

 

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