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70’s Retro Pop Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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Retro Pop Box is a subscription service that sends pop culture items and relics from your favorite decade! My favorite decade is the 1970’s. I was barely alive then, but I love the fashion and culture from that era. They also offer an 80’s box, and the 90’s box is currently available for pre-order!


This box was sent to us for review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Retro Pop Box (70’s edition)

The Cost: $20 + $5 shipping = $25 per month, with discounts available for longer subscription commitments

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription!

The Products: 4-7 items that are “carefully curated for a maximum jolt of nostalgia from YOUR FAVORITE DECADE. The unique pop-culture products within each box will span the decade and touch on iconic events, music, shows, movies, toys, candy and more!”

Ships to: Everywhere! International shipping rates apply for locations outside the US.

Check out all of our Retro Pop Box reviews and the Lifestyle Subscription Box Directory!

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This is the info card that came with the package, detailing its contents. The reverse side is “mini-art” of the packaging for a Mr. T Shrinky Dinks activity set (shown above). I think Mr. T is mainly remembered as a 1980’s relic, but Shrinky Dinks are definitely from the 1970’s, so I’m wondering if this is what they printed on all the 70’s and 80’s box cards.


Six Million Dollar Man T-Shirt – Value $15?

This is a Retro Pop Box exclusive item, so I’m guessing at the value. I love this t-shirt! I was way too young to watch the show, but the Six Million Dollar Man was such an icon in the 1970’s. He was technically one of the first cyborgs on television, I believe. In any case, I also love that this tee is brown. I consider brown one of the official colors of the 1970’s, and I just love it!


Kellogg’s Apple Jacks Mini Cereal Box – Value $0.50

Color Changing Spoon – Value $1?

This spoon is really fun and the kids are loving it! I am a little confused at the choice of Apple Jacks cereal as the throwback treat because I am pretty sure they still make Apple Jacks. There are tons of cereals from the 70’s that they don’t make any more that would have been more fun to remember. Am I missing something?


Yogi Bear Collector’s Patch Set – Value $10?

This patch set is another exclusive item! I love these patches, and patches in general are such a 70’s thing.


“Keep On Truckin'” Vinyl Decal – Value $9.99

I normally would never consider putting decals anywhere, but this is THE iconic slogan from the 70’s! I’ll have to find a great place for it. I love the period font, too.


Shrinky Dinks – Value $6

Hooray for Shrinky Dinks! I can’t wait to share these with my kids. I loved making these when I was a child. This item is also the fun fact item of the month… Did you know that Shrinky Dinks were invented by two moms as part of a Cub Scout project in 1973? Is there anything moms can’t do?

Verdict: I love my 70’s Retro Pop Box! It is so awesome! I will totally use everything I received. It’s all so grooooovy, man! I don’t fully understand the Apple Jacks, but I’m sure they will get eaten. The value of everything totals $42.50, which is great for a $25 box. I can’t wait to see what’s in next month’s box!

What do you think of the 70’s box from Retro Pop Box? What’s your favorite decade?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Oh man I used to love shinky dinks!!! I just put them in my hidden Amazon list as future gifts for my little cousins!! I’m a child of the 80s – can’t wait to see that box!!

  2. This makes me so nostalgic for my childhood days. I was unable to imitate the bionic sounds of the 6 Million Dollar Man for my child. I remember eating cereal from the box, did I miss color changing spoons?

  3. What a fun box!

  4. I think I may need the 90’s box!

  5. I don’t understand the problem with the Apple Jacks but not the Shrinky Dinks. They both originated in the 70’s – Apple Jacks through a name change – and both are still currently available.

  6. So happy for the Retro Pop Box review! I ordered the 90s box last month and can’t wait to see what’s in it!

    Will you be reviewing all decades?

    • Hi Carolina,
      I’ll be reviewing the 80’s box shortly!
      ? Jessica

      • Sweet!

  7. This looks like such a “cool” box:) Would make a fun gift. I think the cereal box is perforated in the middle to show you how to eat right out of the box with your color changing spoon (like we did back in the day?.

  8. The problem with including a cereal from the 70s that they don’t make anymore is that they don’t make it anymore. They can’t include something that isn’t made.

    • Lol! Good point, Frannie. I just meant like retro candies, sometimes they bring them back.

      • I think the problem is the package which should have the retro look.

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