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

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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.

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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.)

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.

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

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Info Card

This info card was included in the box and detailed all the included items.

Neon Shoelaces – $2?

Nothing says the 80’s to me more than neon colors. These are great for an 80’s box.


Fruit Loops Cereal – $0.50?

This has been a popular kid’s cereal for a long time, but I don’t really associate with the 80’s per se.

Color Changing Spoon – $0.50?

This color changing spoon was fun and was an exclusive which is nice to see in a box.


Golden Girls Dishtowel – $8?

This is easily my favorite item in the box! There is no tag on the towel so I don’t know if it was made by Retro Pop Box or not but it’s so cool! I used to love watching The Golden Girls and I’m so excited to own this cheesecake recipe dishtowel.



Purple Rain Print – $5?

I love that this box included something from Prince especially after his recent and tragic passing. I love his music and think this print is a nice touch. It’s printed on heavy cardstock.


Robocop Shirt – $15?

This cotton/poly short sleeve shirt is an exclusive to the box. I have to admit I’ve never actually seen RoboCop so the shirt doesn’t have a special feeling of nostalgia the way some 80’s movies would have, but it’s still a cool shirt. I like the metallic silver printing on the black fabric.

Verdict:  This was a fun box to open and go through because of the memories it brings back from my childhood. I love this retro stuff, but I wish the value had been higher. I don’t feel it reached the $45 amount they advertise on their website unless I’m way off on my estimates.

What do you think of the Retro Pop Box? Which decade would you order?

Written by Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica’s addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she’ll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

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. As a child of the 80s I just don’t get this sub. There are so many iconic products from the decade. This just feels like random stuff thrown into a box and slapped with an 80s label. The value is reason enough to cancel/pass; the curation makes it an even easier decision.

  2. I Still watch Golden Girls everynite!! Its on the hallmark channel? Still so funny

  3. Would anyone be interested in swapping for the Purple Rain Print ?

  4. I believe the Fruit Loops box was in there because of the box, not the cereal—I vaguely recall that they introduced those boxes around that time. You could eat right out of the box—no bowl necessary.

  5. I just received my May box (70s) yesterday; I’ve been disappointed in the value the past few months and have had repeat issues with shipping and getting my box. I want to love this and am waiting for the 90s box. I’m leaning towards canceling though because of the poor response time to inquiries, repeat errors with my order and below cost of the box value. The boxes usually have some fun items in them, but for the price I’m just not getting it.

  6. I love the purple rain print. Nice tribute to Prince. Will always love the Golden Girls.

  7. Fun fact in real life Estelle Getty who played Sophia, Dorothy’ s mother, on Golden Girls was actually 1 year younger then Bea Arthur who played Dorothy…

    • Interesting!

    • And it turned out the oldest Golden Girl, Betty White is the only one alive…

  8. OMG….l need that tea towel!

    • I see a unicorn rising. Haha

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