Retro Pop Box is a subscription service that sends pop culture items and relics from your favorite decade! My favorite decade is the 1970's. I was barely alive then, but I love the fashion and culture from that era. They also offer an 80's box and a 90's box!
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the 1970's, $20 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Retro Pop Box (70's edition)
The Cost: $20 + $5 shipping = $25 per month, 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 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.
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This is the info card that came with the package, detailing its contents.
Texas Chainsaw Repair Exclusive T-Shirt - Value $15?
Wow, I've never seen Leatherface look so friendly before! I LOVE this t-shirt! This will be perfect to wear on Halloween.
Rocky Horror Picture Show Sticker - Value $2.40
Janet! Dr. Scott! Janet! Brad! Rocky! Sticker - Value $2.40
I didn't see the Rocky Horror Picture Show until waaaaaayyyy after the 70's were long over, but wow, what a classic! I think it was still playing weekend nights well into the 1990's. Are they still showing it near you?
Apple Surprise Lapel Pin - Value $5?
This is another exclusive item, as well as this month's Fun Fact item. The Fun Fact stickers says that the razor-blades-in-apples thing was a hoax, but it's still pretty scary.
Clockwork Orange Bottle Opener - Value $3?
This is another movie I didn't see until long after the 70's were over, but definitely one of the creepiest movies I have ever seen. This is a perfect selection for the Halloween season! Plus we can always use more bottle openers.
Black Cat Black Light Bookmark - Value $0.37
This is a great Halloween bookmark, but I was confused about the connection to the 1970's until I realized it glows under black light. How cool! The 70's was definitely a very black-light-heavy era
Wax Lips - Value $0.98
Wow, I haven't seen candy wax lips since the 70's! How funny! I had to give them to my son to try. Both kids thought they were hilarious but gross! Haha!
Verdict: The 1970's was a really creepy decade, wasn't it? I know lots of fun and awesome things were happening then, too, but this month's box does a great job at recalling all the great (and sometimes corny) scary stuff from the era. The value of everything this month totals around $29, which is on the low side for Retro Pop Box, but still good for a $25 box, especially when it's so well curated.
What do you think of the 70's box from Retro Pop Box? What's your favorite decade?