As you may or may not know, I am very big on nostalgia items. Some of the best items I get in geeky subscription boxes are the ones that take me back to my childhood. Retro Pop Box is a BRAND NEW subscription box service that SPECIALIZES in nostalgia! Their monthly goal is to “deliver a time capsule to your door of favorites from your youth.” So when they asked me if I could help unveil their new service to the world… naturally I jumped at the opportunity! Before I show you what is a representation of the items you can expect from their service, let me tell you a little more about it. You have your choice of 3 decades: the 60’s, 70’s, or 80’s (they had mentioned the possibility of a mix of all 3 but at this point you have to pick a specific decade). Each month you will get a “selection of products highlighting toys, games, music, and events” delivered to your door from your selected genre. The price is $20/month plus shipping and they offer increasing discounts if you choose a 3, 6, or 12 month plan. Below are the some of the types of things you might find in your box but this is not an actual box. What you will see is only a sneak peek because the first box hasn’t shipped out yet (according to the website it appears to ship mid-November). Ok so enough talk, let’s get to the video unboxing…
….and of course we will take a closer look at each item in the photos below…
From the 60’s: Marvel Comics Classic Buttons
As you may know, I’m not one for buttons but there are tons of people out there who have huge collections… especially from geeky subscription boxes. If you want to get technical, Wolverine’s first appearance was in the 70’s but I see what they’re trying to do here. I will also admit that I didn’t know that fact and had to use Google to look it up lol.
From the 60’s: Duncan Yo-Yo
In middle school, we had a huge yo-yo craze going on and no kid was caught dead without one or risk being branded a looser. I wasn’t alive anywhere near the 60’s but it goes to show that the classic always come back. Having the Butterfly Yo-Yo was waaay cooler than just a plain one but if you were really REALLY cool you had one that would light up as it spins lol. I’m pretty sure I had this exact one as a kid… color and all!
From the 70’s: “Wife Savers” Scratch-N-Sniff Stickers
At a very young age, I was all about the scratch-n-sniff stickers. With just one sniff, this product transported me back to a simpler time where I filled my bedroom full of stickers anywhere I could stick them. I love that this pokes fun at the sexist ads of the time with a slutty modern twist. (She has more time to do the mailman lol) I normally complain about getting stickers but I have a soft spot for scratch-n-sniff so I think these are awesome.
From the 70’s: Evel Knievel T-Shirt
I don’t believe I have ever seen an actual Evel Kinievel stunt in my life. The closest thing I’m guessing would have been on a re-run of Happy Days when Fonzie “jumped the shark” lol. But I did have an Evel Kinievel toy motorcycle that did all sorts of crazy stunts as a child. The thing was awesome and I must have launched it off of anything I could fashion into a ramp! The shirt itself is an exclusive design for Retro Pop Box and unlike most other box shirts it’s tag-less which is a MAJOR bonus!
From the 80’s: C3PO PEZ Dispenser
You can’t go wrong with Star Wars! PEZ dispensers can be hit or miss depending on the character but the candy inside tastes just the same either way. Needless to say both flavors of PEZ were gone shortly after I unboxed this item. C3PO will take his place among my other Star Wars merchandise.
I got some Tetris stickers a while back in a different geeky subscription box and I was not thrilled with them at all. I remember saying: “if these were magnets, they’d be great!” …well here are Tetris magnets! Someone finally gets it!! Now I can arrange and re-arrange them on the fridge as I please without the commitment of sticking them on something permanently. I can’t tell you the countless hours I spent on my Gameboy stacking these little suckers up but I can tell you that the music is still playing in my head all these years later.
…and that was your preview of some of the things you can expect to see inside the Retro Pop Box. As I said, the first box is scheduled to ship early to mid November and if you want to get on it I have a coupon code for you! Use code “Unbox1” to get 10% off your first month’s box! (“Retro1” also works too). If you want to subscribe, or just check them out for more info… please use my affiliate link by clicking here. Obviously they sent me this box for review purposes & to announce their service to the world but all of my opinions are my own. In the coming months I will also be bringing you a box from each decade so you can have an actual example of each so you’ll want to stay tuned.
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