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

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Box Closed

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.

Box Open

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.)

Items Grouped

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

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 2

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!

Risky Quinn


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?

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. Have they done a 1990s box? I would be all about that.

    • Has anybody ever done a 90’s box? I feel like every sub box does 80’s boxes but never the 90’s, which id love to see.

  2. This group of subscriptions (70’s/80’s/90’s) is interesting and I think they are getting better at curation but I like looking at this stuff in a review more than I want it in my house. If they posted the values I suspect it would be way lower than the cost. However, for the nostalgia lovers out there who like having a kitchy pile of collectibles, this is perfect.

  3. I was kind of excited when I saw these 70s and 80s boxes but somehow they don’t TOTALLY speak to me–I grew up/was a young kid in the 70s and a teen in the 80s so there are always items in the box that don’t speak to me because I was either too young or too old for them (e.g. Garbage Pail Kids would NOT have been my thing in the 80s). I want so bad to want to subscribe, and although this month’s appeals to me more than the previous ones, I can’t bring myself to spend the money yet. 🙁

    • Same age, same thought. I do love seeing the stuff but I wouldn’t want to keep it. Well, except maybe the baby in a corner t-shirt because that’s timeless.

  4. I’d love to see a review of the 90’s box. While the 70’s and 80’s boxes bring back memories, some of the references are over my head. I was a teenager in the 90’s, I think I would remember and enjoy more from that time period. This is a really fun box idea, I’m glad MSA reviews it!

  5. I went on the first sailing of the 80’s cruise this year and am
    booked for the 2017 one already! It was awesome! A total must-do for any true 80’s lover! It was so much fun and the entertainment was amazing! Can’t even explain how wild and fun it was to be on a ship and so up-close to so many 80’s artists and fans!

    • Sounds like it was a blast!

    • You are my hero!!!! I am so envious!!!

  6. Great Review! Sounds like a lot of fun opening it. Your daughter is too cute in her risky business outfit?.

    • Thank you, Katie!

  7. If anyone doesn’t want their pony boy print let me know. I will swap for if ?

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