If, like me you are a fan of the 70's and 80's then the idea of having a box full of retro goodness sent to you every month sounds like a fan-dabby-dozy idea. Well, that is exactly what Time-Junkies do. Every month for £22.99 you can get a box full of treasures from the decade of your choice. There's a box for him and her and a choice from the 70's, 80's or 90's.
The good folks at Time Junkies were kind enough to send me a box and I couldn't wait to see what retro goodness was inside.
Opening the box you get a welcome message printed on the inside of the box promising plenty of nostalgia to come.
Even the packaging inside the box is retro. The paper is actually from old 80's comics.
First items out of the box are full of cuteness. A troll which my wife remembers with some fondness and a pencil topper with wobbly arms.
A Ladybird book is next and again a genuine one from the 80's. Laserbeak's Fury featuring the classic Transformers.
One of the most iconic items of the 80's is a cassette tape and that's exactly what you get. Phil Collins, No Jacket Required. To complete the feel of the classic decade, tape isn't even rewound. Shocking!
If you didn't have cassette in the 80's then you most definitely had vinyl. Walking into Woolworths to buy the latest single was a weekly occurrence for a lot of the teenagers. Billy Joel is the 45 single in the box. Check out that eye shadow.
Classic comics are next and we get Roy of the Rovers. This was a comic based on football. Not for me. The classic 2000AD with Judge Dredd on the cover and finally a classic. The Beano from 1983. It even has someone's name written on the top meaning this very comic was reserved by the newsagent back in the day.
a set of Garbage Pail Kids cards are included with some wonderful artwork.
Topps trading cards. There's something about that waxy feel to a sealed pack of Topps cards and the one in the box is Little Shop of Horrors. I had to open them. Inside were five immaculate stickers from 1986 and some gum. Watch the video below and you'll see I eat it. Big mistake.
Next is a classic VHS tape. It's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The front even advertises The Last Crusade at cinemas. I was curious to see if the tape had been rewound.
I didn't spot the sticker saying "Retro Sweets Inside." I opened it up and to my delight it was full of bubblegum, sherbert and other sweets. The smell was smile inducing.
Finally there were a huge collection of Topps loose cards from the 70's and 80's. This was my favourite part of the box. Close Encounters, Jaws 2 and 3, Superman II and Back to the Future were all represented.
This is an amazing idea to pack a box with retro items, genuine ones at that. The monthly subscription box industry is getting increasingly crowded so to do something original like this is a clever one. I would genuinely look forward to receiving a box full of retro goodness each month especially if it's full of Topps trading cards. Not eating the chewing gum again though.
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