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70s Retro Pop Box Subscription Review + Coupon- Aug 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 a 90’s box!

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This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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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.

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This card was also included this month, promoting an 80’s cruise! That sounds like so much fun. It also has a promotional code for $250 worth of free onboard credit!

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Bobby Fischer Chess Club T-Shirt – Value $15?

The Bobby Fischer chess craze was before my time, but I have learned about it since as I am a fan of all stories with bizarre endings. He was the champion of the most famous chess championship game of all times in 1972, in which he won against the USSR reigning champion Boris Spassky. It was apparently a big Cold War victory for the US. After he eventually lost his championship title, he became reclusive and got into trouble with the IRS, which is probably why I know about him at all. This is a very cool t-shirt, and a Retro Pop Box exclusive! The tees from Retro Pop Box are available in ladies’ sizes, and they have a nice, flattering cut.

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Every month, one of the items in the 70’s Retro Pop Box is designated the “Fun Fact Item,” and this month it’s the t-shirt. This little sticker with the fun fact was stuck to the tee in my box.

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Regal Beagle Pint Glass – Value $10?

This glass is another Retro Pop Box exclusive, so the value is an estimate. Ah, the Regal Beagle, iconic pub of the 1970’s! I watched the TV show “Three’s Company” in syndication later on, and I remember the Regal Beagle as the hangout of those zany young adults very well. I love it!

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Laverne & Shirley Patch – Value $5?

Another exclusive item! Speaking of TV, of course I also watched Laverne and Shirley in syndication later on, too. Laverne always had all of her tops monogrammed with an L! Just like this one! I really like this as a piece of nostalgia, but not 100% sure what to do with it.

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Rainbow Toe Socks– Value 11.99

OMG! Rainbow Toe Socks! I don’t think I’ve actually even seen these since the 1970’s. I had a pair of these when I was a little girl. I know they’re hideous, but I still love them. I promise I won’t wear them outside the house.

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Water Basketball Arcade Game – Value $2.98

I remember these games from when I was little, too. This is cute and fun. You may find this hard to believe, but I’ve caught both of my sons playing with this when they could have just as easily been playing really expensive video games. Amazing.

Verdict: I love my 70’s Retro Pop Box! Every month so far has felt like the best month ever, but then I look back and have to admit that they have all been awesome! The value this month is around $45, which is great for a $25 box. Catch you on the flip side!

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.

13 Comments

  1. What a fun review! I remember wearing those toe socks too?.

  2. Looks like the glass has “Regal” misspelled or is it supposed to be like that– maybe that makes it worth more?? 🙂

  3. Holy cow what a great box this month. Amazing.

    • IKR? Love.

  4. I love the Regal Beagle glass! Do they have an online store where you can purchase the exclusive products?

    • I didn’t see one on their website. ? Maybe contact customer service?

      • Thanks, will do! They should definitely consider opening an “exclusives” store ?

  5. Make a Laverne Halloween costume! It will be so cute!!

    • Brilliant!

  6. I need that patch! Even though I was born in the late 80s, Laverne and Shirley was always a favorite. How fun!

  7. Anna- There is so much more to the Bobby Fischer story! If you like stories with bizarre endings, his tale is going to be your all time favorite. I recommend watching the documentary Bobby Fischer Against the World. It’s available through Amazon video and on Youtube. Not on Netflix or iTunes that I can find.

    • Thanks for the suggestion Jennifer! I will look it up. I do love bizarre stories, but yeah, I feel like I’ve only heard bits and pieces of Bobby Fischer’s.

      • Yes, there is much much more to the story. You can start by just reading the Wikipedia article on him – esp the part on his life as an emigre.

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