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80s Retro Pop Box Subscription Review + Coupon- December 2016

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Retro Pop Box is a subscription service that sends retro inspired goodies from your favorite decade. Choose between the 70s, 80s or 90s.

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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

This review is of the Retro Pop 80s, $20 a month, box. 

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The Subscription Box: Retro Pop Box

The Cost: $20 a month ($7.50 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 U.S.

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The info card even has a vintage vibe. It looks like a piece of paneling from an ’80s basement.

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On the flip side, there’s a list of the products. I love the silly descriptions.

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Die Hard Machine Gun Quote Tee – Value $15?

Ah, Die Hard. The most holiday non-holiday movie… probably ever? This super soft t-shirt is a great alternative to typical ugly sweaters (especially on warmer days). Check out all the action movie iconography they snuck into the “sweater” exclusive design!

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A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Spinner – Value $5.99

Pulling this toy out of a stocking would definitely inspire some giggles. The “FRA-GEE-LAY” joke from the movie is so silly and fun, as is this spinner.

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If you’ve never seen one before, this spinner works by pumping the button faster and faster until the sides of the box start to blossom open, revealing… dum-da-da! The leg lamp!

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This item comes with a “Retro Pop Box Fun Fact”, too! Since this movie is going to be in the air a lot this season, it’ll be fun having these tidbits to share.

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Christmas Candy – Value $1.00?

Peppermint lovers, rejoice! I remember eating these tiny candy canes when I was very little, so they were a fun, familiar sight to see. I suspect the peppermint-flavored kisses are a newer invention, but they’re just as delightful!

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Scrooged 6oz Rocks Cup – Value $1.03?

This is another Retro Box exclusive, so I based value on a similar item.

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The reindeer mouse (with staples!) is a little gruesome, but I do like the nod to this classic comedy. The cup is made of relatively sturdy plastic, though it’s definitely more of a novelty item than a fixture for your bar.

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’80s Toys Wrapping Paper – Value $1.00?

I guessed at the price of this sample of wrapping paper. There’s about enough here to wrap a decent sized box, or maybe a few books. It might be a bit tight for your Cabbage Patch Kid, though! I have to say, I LOVED seeing the tiny green Gloworms on here! I had one when I was very little, and seeing its goofy glowing face gave me an instant smile.

Verdict: I thought all of the items in this month’s box were really fun and perfect for the season. I estimated the value of the box to be about $24.00. The box is $20.00, plus $7.50 for shipping, so the value inside almost breaks even with the price. Keep in mind, of course, that these items are all meant to be straight-up fun for 80s fans. They’re not the highest quality pieces, but they are cute trinkets to add to your holidays. If you’re not super passionate about retro pop culture, this might not be the box for you. If you are, you’re bound to find something to love in here!

What do you think of this month’s Retro Pop Box?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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11 Comments

  1. The shipping is not $5 it’s a little higher than that, make sure you get the right info about shipping to prevent people from thinking its $25 when its actually higher. I would hate for people to pay for unexpected amount.

  2. I’m glad some people enjoy this box, but it looks like a pile of junk and waste of $27.50 to me…and yes I am a child of the 80’s.

    • I agree. While the wrapping paper is cute, everything else is “meh” and looks kind of cheap. I love the concept, but wish this sub would work on the value-to-cost ratio.

  3. I also had a Gloworm! I think my mom still has it somewhere. And I loved Alf, lol!

  4. I wrote a comment but it didn’t go through. I got this box as well . I loved the wrapping paper ! The shipping is actually $7.50 though

  5. Love reading these! I subscribe to the 90s box and absolutely love it – would love to see it reviewed!

    • Omg I’d love to see that reviewed!

      • December’s was so great!

        We got the Home Alone ugly sweater shirt, with “Keep the Change Ya Filthy Animal” on it , “rapping” paper (Tupac, Biggie, Beastie Boys, etc.), a beanie baby and a South Park ornament (I got Kenny!).

  6. I got this box as well . It was kind of a miss for me . But I loved the wrapping paper seeing all the toys from when I was kid made me sooo happy . The shipping on these boxes are $7.50 though . I wish it was five dollars or free shipping really. I hate paying for shipping but I love these boxes .

  7. The 70’s & 80’s Retro boxes are my favorite sub box that I don’t subscribe to. I love seeing the reviews. They really give thoughtful, cool items. I might have to get one.

  8. I love this box, everything is so fun! My favorite part…. a “fudge” bomb

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