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70s Retro Pop Box Subscription Review + Coupon- December 2016


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 U.S.

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

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This is the info card that came with the package, detailing its contents. 



Close Encounters Ugly Holiday Sweater Exclusive T-Shirt – Value $15?

How perfect is this tee? I totally needed a tee with Close Encounters completely depicted in ugly Christmas sweater form! I actually really love all the ugly Christmas sweater designs (of everything!) that appear this time of year.


Star Wars Wooden Blocks – Value $3.68 USD

Haha! This is a reference to the absolute worst thing that has ever happened in the history of television (in 1978). And here it is.


Bing & Bowie Coaster – Value $5?

This is another exclusive item, so I’m guessing at the value. This little cloth coaster is so awesome! It’s a depiction of the music video for “Little Drummer Boy,” a duet that Bing Crosby and David Bowie performed on Bing Crosby’s Christmas Special that aired in 1977. I loved both of them.


This is also our Fun Fact item of the month. It makes me sad to read that it was such a difficult experience for them because this song is one of my favorite holiday tunes.


Santa Claus is Coming to Town Wrapping Paper – Value $5?

It’s another Retro Pop Box Exclusive! I have to admit that I’m kind of glad they no longer show this Christmas Special during the holidays. It scared me when I was a little kid! Claymation was so creepy.



Plastic Slinky – Value $1?

It’s a slinky! My eight-year-old grabbed this up and started playing with it immediately, so I guess it’s never really lost its odd appeal. I told him the ones in the 70’s were made of metal and were mainly good for ripping your arm and leg hair out accidentally. He laughed pretty hard at that.

Verdict: I love my 1970’s Retro Pop Box so much! Every month is awesome, but their holiday curation last month and this have been truly excellent. The value of everything this month totals about $30, but my estimates may be off. It clears the cost of the box, so I’m happy. 

What do you think of the 70’s box from Retro Pop Box? What’s your favorite decade?

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Geek Subscription Boxes, Nerd Subscription Box Reviews, Retro Pop Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: retro pop box | 10 comments

Comments (10)

  1. Santa Claus is coming to Town is definitely still shown every year. Watched it this last weekend and it was on several times. Maybe they don’t show it where you live?? I actually think claymation was awesome. It was quite innovative for the times.

  2. This box is quite interesting. I might have to try the 80s or 90s one as those are the two decades I grew up in. I loved slinkies when I was a kid too!

  3. Kind of surreal watching the video on the day Carrie Fischer passed!

  4. You must have linked the wrong video, as the holiday special is certainly the very best of all the Star Wars movies.

    • 😂😂😂 My mistake 😂😂😂

  5. What an awesome box! Wow!!! I may have to sign up. Love that shirt.

  6. Aww… Bing & Bowie… be still, my breaking heart! :'(

  7. Lol to the Slinky hair removal method.

    • There are real items that work on a similar principle. Look for “hair removal spring tool” on Amazon. (Although those are mostly small, for the face.)

      • Omg I wonder if the slinky is where they got the idea for the Epilady in the 80’s?! Which I also had. So. Awful.

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