80s Retro Pop Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon- Jul 2016
Retro Pop Box is a subscription service that sends retro inspired goodies from your favorite decade. This review is for the 80’s box. They also offer a 70’s box, and the 90’s box is currently available for pre-order.
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Retro Pop Box
The Cost: $20 a month ($5 shipping) 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 valued at over $45 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.
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An info card was included in the box and detailed all the included items.
The Outsiders Foil Print – $5.00?
Retro Pop Box doesn’t provide retail values on their info card and this is a Retro Pop Box exclusive so I am estimating the value. It’s a 5″ x 7″ very thick print with gold foil printing. This is a quote from the 1983 movie The Outsiders with Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell and Ralph Macchio. I’ve actually never seen this movie so the quote didn’t ring a bell for me. I wish it did, I think it’s beautifully done. I will be passing this along to a friend who loves the movie!
An advertisement was included in the box for an 80’s themed music cruise in February, 2017. All I can ask is that if any of our readers goes on this cruise please tell me how it is!!
Risky Business Starter Set – $6.00?
I thought this was hysterical: men’s white tube socks and black sunglasses to act out the famous Tom Cruise dancing scene from Risky Business. My kids wanted to know why I was laughing when I unpacked my box this month. I showed them the clip of the movie and my daughter wanted in on the action stat!
Runts (5 oz.) – Value $1.95
Runts are small hard fruit shaped candies. I love candy and always have but I’ve never been particularly fond of Runts, not even as a kid. These will be passed along.
Garbage Pail Kids Trading Card – Value $1.00?
Wow!! Now this is what I’m talking about!! A 1986 genuine Garbage Pail Kids card of Greta Garbage- what a fabulous addition that really brings back my youth. My brother and I used to love these cards and seeing this card made me laugh out loud! I thought this might be valuable since it’s so old but I see people selling huge lots of Garbage Pail Kids cards on Ebay working out to less than a dollar each. The Retro Pop Box Fun Fact for these cards was that they were meant to parody the Cabbage Patch Kids which were insanely popular at the time. Many schools actually banned these gruesome cards because they were so distracting to students during class time. I might have to mail this card to my older brother just to put a smile on his face.
Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner Shirt- $15?
This short sleeve shirt is another Retro Pop Box exclusive. I love the movie Dirty Dancing and I think this shirt is great. The neon pink writing makes it even more 80’s-ish!
Verdict: This was my favorite 80’s box thus far. The shirt and Garbage Pail Kids card were my favorites this month. I had to guess on a lot of the individual prices since many items are exclusive, but I didn’t come close to the $45 value they say each box contains. To me this box is more about nostalgia and curation than value though.
What do you think of the Retro Pop Box? Which decade would you order?