Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fanspirations Subscription Review: Choose Your Fandom

Fanspirations Review: Use my coupon code to get $4 off the first month:  SHOOTINGSTARS

Review by Lauren

Source: I was given a discount code to help purchase a box for review; all opinions are my own

Review: I have a feeling this is going to be a lot of my reader's favorite subscription box - or one of them at least - because you get a box full of fandom goodies every month. Plus, YOU get to pick the fandom from a long list of possible choices (which I'll share below). As for me, I went with BBC Sherlock as my fandom choice because I'm dying for new episodes and I don't really have anything besides the DVDs to showcase my Sherlockian love.

I got a lot of Sherlock themed jewelry which is fun. I'm not much for wearing jewelry, but I think I could change that a bit with some of this stuff because it's really showcasing my nerdy love. I've already worn the Sherlock Holmes book necklace (far right in the above picture) out and I think it's super cute. I also really like that you can open the book!

The two necklaces in the top left hand corner of the above photo are cool because they have silhouettes of Sherlock and Watson on them - you can wear them both, one at a time, or use them as best friend necklaces. You can do the same for the bracelets at the bottom of the photo. I tried these on and they are comfy on the wrist, which is a major thing for me, and I like that it's simple, yet it still shows your love of Sherlock.

Finally, there are the earrings (three different Sherlock-themed stud earrings). My ears aren't pierced, so my sister claimed these. They are so cute though! I would wear them if I could, but I know my sister will, so it's all good.

The above photo gives you a closer look at the Watson/Sherlock necklaces. As you can see, the background is a book. Pretty cool, huh? You can also see that the other necklace opens up and it also features some pages from Sherlock. This one is definitely my favorite because it honors the original novels and I just really like that it opens!

I also got this really cute 221B Door key chain which is really fun. It's already on my keys and a friend of mine even noticed it today (she's a Sherlock fan as well). For someone that doesn't do a ton of jewelry, I really liked this addition. I also received a t-shirt, which is great because I'm pretty obsessed with wearing t-shirts, especially of the nerdy variety.

If you look closely at the blue decorations around Sherlock on this shirt you will see that there are some symbols that go along with the character, like the skull and the violin. I'm not normally a big fan of shirts that have actors themselves on it because it can be weird walking around with someone's face on your chest, but this one works well for me because it's the back of him. I haven't been able to wear this one yet, but it's super cute and I can't wait! Also, I will note that I chose the t-shirt size so I know it'll fit!

Now, let's talk about the various levels of subscriptions:

Perfect Deal is $13/month and includes 3-4 items

Favorite Deal is $30/month and includes 5-7 items (I chose this for my review!)

Best Deal is $50/month and includes 8-11 items

You can pay for your subscription month to month, but you can also do a 3 month, 6 month, and 12 month prepay. The prices are listed once you choose the deal you want.

One thing I really love (among many) about this subscription is that you can change your fandom EVERY MONTH; just make sure you log into your account and change it before the next shipment (I believe it's before the 20th of every month, otherwise your subscription will auto-renew with the previous month's fandom).

Finally, here is a list of the current Fandoms you can choose from every month. I went with Sherlock, but you have a lot of other options too:

Fanspirations - A mix of open themes
Heroes - DC and Marvel
Demon Hunters (Supernatural)
Walker Stalker (Walking Dead)
Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones)
Demigods (Percy Jackson)
Ringheads (LOTR)
Factions (Divergent)

I really love Fanspirations. I might try the cheaper subscription box ($13 a month) just so I can check out some of the other themes without breaking the bank each month. In particular, I really want to try out Potterhead, Whovian, Heroes, and maybe even Tributes. I know friends that would love Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and LOTR too!

What do you think? What fandom would you choose?


Naomi Hop said...

This looks like a great box! I love how this is a Sherlock Holmes pack! Awesome ;)

Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

Cleo Bannister said...

Loving the Sherlock box and this would make a great surprise for a fan to receive. I'm amazed at how many of these subscription boxes there are out there - keep them coming Lauren.

Tracy Terry said...

Ooh I know so many people that will love this and especially the Harry Potter/Lord Of The Rings options.

Erika Sorocco said...

This is perfection! I think I would want a Potterhead Box!


Kindlemom said...

Oh goodness you are right, I can see this box appealing to a lot of people, me included! What fun!

Brandi Kosiner said...

Potter for sure. This is neat

Jennifer Humphries said...

Oh my gosh this is so cool! my oldest is crazy for Sherlock and would love the selections you received. Thanks for sharing!

Krysten Quiles said...

I'd choose Potterhead for sure!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Oh, this sounds like an awesome subscription!

The Bibliophile Babe said...

That is such a neat idea!

Diva Booknerd said...

Super cute! This one is awesome for teens who are obsessed with a certain series or fandom. Pity with the pieced ears earrings though, perhaps they should offer an alternative to those instead so subscribers can get their money's worth. I'm still waiting for a Walking Dead box to pop up somewhere, why hasn't anyone thought of that one yet? Thanks for sharing Lauren and enjoy your goodies <3

Medeia Sharif said...

This is so cool. These themed items must be a treat to get in the mail.

Karen Alderman said...

That would make a really good gift for someone!

Karen @For What It's Worth

Claudia Arroyo said...

Gah! I want it! I want it! I want it! I love all things Sherlock! What an awesome subscription box! I wonder if we are able to purchase past boxes like this one though :/ I love the bracelet <3

Candace said...

Oh this is REALLY cool! Shoot, now I want it!

Alise said...

Oh man, this is awesome. It could totally mean the end of my savings account though, ha! Such a great idea though because everyone likes something different and the boxes feel more personalized this way. I also like how you can switch each month.

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

Oh this one is great. I love the different price point options as well as the different fandoms to choose from. I think this woul be a great gift too!

Shannon Miz said...

HOLD UP! I can get a box filled with Hunger Games crap!!??! This is kind of the best box EVER! I must check this out, for I need ALL the Hunger Games crap, obviously!! LOVE. THIS. Thanks so much for sharing it!
Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

Nicole Hewitt said...

I'd never heard of this subscription service before. It sounds PERFECT!!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction