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80s Retro Pop Box Subscription Review + Coupon- September 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 90’s box.

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


Cheers Beer Mug – Value $15.00?

This is a very heavy glass mug from the Emmy winning show Cheers. I think a mug is a great inclusion in the box and I like the classic design of this beer stein. Retro Pop Box doesn’t provide retail values on their info card so I am estimating the value.


Care Bear Scented Charm – Value $1.00?

This cute fuzzy Care Bear charm is scented like pineapple. The bears come in different scents depending on which color bear is in your surprise egg. My daughter will enjoy hanging this from her daycare bag.

Ring Pop – Value $0.50

Though Ring Pops are still widely available I do remember them being popular when I was a kid in the 80s and enjoying them at summer camp. My son had his first Ring Pop this summer at his camp and loves them.

Slap Bracelet – Value $0.50?

Slap bracelets! These used to be all the rage and were so much fun. I love the pink and black zebra print that I received. My kids had never seen these before and had fun slapping it back and forth on each other’s wrists.


Air Supply Greatest Hits Cassette Tape – Value $3.00?

While it was fun to see a classic Air Supply cassette tape in my box, I don’t own a a cassette player anymore so I really have no use for this. Other Retro Pop Box subscribers will receive different tapes. I see these selling on Ebay from around $3-$6.


Vote Astley T-Shirt – Value $15.00?

This short sleeve shirt is a Retro Pop Box exclusive. I think this shirt is so funny and it’s especially fitting to send right before the US Presidential election.

Verdict: It was fun to reminisce as usual when unboxing my Retro Pop Box. It’s fun to see what items they will pick to represent the 80s and which ones will ring true for me personally. The mug and shirt were my favorite items this month. While my kids loved the Care bears charm, slap bracelet and Ring Pop. The only letdown was the cassette tape and if I had a way to listen to the songs that would have been a hit too!

What do you think of the Retro Pop Box?

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. Rick Astley,had him on cassette tape and one of the first CDs I ever bought! I need that shirt in my life ?

  2. I ABSOLUTELY Love that shirt!!!

  3. Is this box still available? I need that shirt!

  4. I got an Adam Ant tape-Guess I’ll be listening to Goody Two Shoes again!

  5. I actually have a ring pop in my pantry, and the same Air Supply cassette on CD.

    My new life goal is to own that shirt! Rick sounds like the best candidate EVER! To any candidate reading this – Know that the bar has been set!

    Totally awesome review Jessica!

    • Thank you, Barbie! ? I love your comment that the bar has been set lol!

  6. I love Air Supply!!!
    True story: a few years back my car was broken into and they stole all my CDs that were in a big book. I knew it was teenagers from where my car was and that made me even more sad knowing that they probably threw them out the window after getting a glance at my Air Supply and ABBA collection lol…..I was like “Noooooooooo”

    Also, the shirt is amazing and I’ll take it off anyone’s hands.

  7. I want that cassette 🙂 I have several means to play. I could never give up my means to play all my music. I can play cassette, 8 track and vinyl still.

  8. Agree – THAT SHIRT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. That shirt is amazing! I need it!

  10. That shirt is the most awesome thing I have ever seen. Someday I will tell my children about that shirt.

    • Hahaha! Same.

  11. I NEED THAT SHIRT!!!!!!!

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