90s Retro Pop Box Subscription Review + Coupon-January 2017
Retro Pop Box is a subscription service that sends retro inspired goodies from your favorite decade. Choose between the 70s, 80s or 90s.
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 90s, $20 a month, box.
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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Here’s the info card that came with the box.
On the flip side, there’s a list of the products, along with bits of info and funny descriptions.
Exclusive Galaxy Quest Tee – Value $15?
Every box comes with a t-shirt, and this months is themed around Galaxy Quest! Remember this sci-fi flick? It stars Tim Allen and the delightful Alan Rickman (a.k.a. Professor Snape) in a comedy about TV space cadets thrust into real interstellar drama.
The tee is soft and fitted. The sleeves are a bit shorter (not quite cap sleeves, but definitely not as long as I expected). I dig that the “Never Give Up, Never Surrender” motto is featured in the design. I wore this to the gym, and seeing that quip in the mirror was a nice bit of motivation!
Flarp Noise Putty – Value $5.81
Holy cow. It has been a minute since I thought about Flarp! And yet, as soon as I saw this tub, the memories came rushing back!
If you’ve never experienced Flarp, here’s the deal. It’s a plastic pot filled with brightly colored, slightly sticky, rather soft putty. What fun could that be, right? Well, try shoving your fingers into the glob of goo, or squishing it around in your hands, and you’ll find out why this toy was such a hit with my elementary school pals. Let’s just say it makes a funny, familiar sound that sounds quite a lot like… Flarp!
Exclusive Mighty Ducks Puck – Value $1.00?
Quack… quack… quack… C’mon, folks, you know you want to quack along!
I LOVE The Mighty Ducks. Every single movie is funny, inspiring, and action-packed. Plus, Charlie Conway was an early crush of mine. Way before Dawson’s Creek hit the airwaves, little me had quite a twinkle in my eye for that Joshua Jackson.
This soft foam puck features the logo for the first film on the front. It’s supposed to be sort of like a stress ball, though it’s not as comfortable in my hand as a ball would be. Still, I’m a fidgeter, so this toy is fun to flip around and squish while I work on my laptop!
This puck comes with this box’s Fun Fact card, too. The kissing scene tidbit on this card is strangely appropriate for Valentine’s Day season!
Wall Decal from Caleb Gray Studios – Value $7.00?
I couldn’t find this exact item online, so the value is based on a similar Caleb Gray item.
This sticker is about the size of an actual Gameboy. I love the colors and the uniqueness of the item. I don’t know that I’d put it on my wall, but it could look cool on a notebook or scrapbook.
Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape – Value $1.83
I remember watching commercials for this popular gum during morning cartoons!
This bubblegum is packaged in a plastic cartridge with an edge on it like a real tape dispenser has for tearing off segments of candy.
I was never a bubblegum fan, but this stuff was the most popular thing in school when I was little. I haven’t seen one of these in years. The bubblegum scent filled the whole box, too!
Verdict: There were some very iconic ’90s items in this box! The value is around $30.00 based on my estimates, which is just above the $20.00, plus $7.50 for shipping. The nature of the box is to skew a little young since it’s trying to bring you back to your childhood. But that also means that I ended up with things like Flarp that I might not get a lot of use out of. If you love collecting retro items, or if you have a family who’ll enjoy playing with the toys in this box, then I think you’ll really get a kick out of Retro Pop Box!
What do you think of this month’s Retro Pop Box?