Saturday, March 07, 2015

The Retroist Junk Box

What is The Retroist Junk Box? It's a box full of retro "junk" from the 70s, 80s and 90s that gets mailed from one person to another. Once you get the box, you take out anything that you like and put in some of your own unwanted retro stuff and then mail it off to the next person. Pretty cool, huh?

This is actually my second time getting the box. I first got it almost a year ago. There's still a couple of things in the box that I put in there back then! :) Here's a link to my first time with the Junk Box.

The box is sponsored by the fine folks at I See Robots and

First up, here's what the Junk Box looked like when I received it. It was pretty beat up. Unfortunately, a couple of items were broken. But, I got a brand new box to put the junk in.

Here's what I took out of the box. A few Gremlins and MAD trading cards. Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance rubber bracelets.  An Applause PVC Joker from 1989. A couple of The Empire Strikes Back wax wrappers. Jaime Sommers Top Secret folder. School House Rocks DVD. The Rocketeer candy head. Dick Tracy movie key chain. Robotech comic book. An old Milton Bradley game catalog.

 I also took this poster from an old issue of Dynamite magazine.

I also let my brother take a look through the Junk Box. This is what he grabbed. Four comic books and an Overstreet Fan magazine. A couple of old video games and an 8-track tape.

Here's what I put into the box. Spaceballs and Mortal Combat VHS tapes. Angelica and Hulk toys. A couple of Masters of the Universe mini comics. A couple of video game cases and a 45 adaptor.

 I also threw in a bunch of comic books. Most of these came from my brother.

Plus, there's still a whole bunch of stuff from other people in the box. I didn't take a picture of it all because I want it to be a little bit of a surprise for the next person that gets it. The Retroist Junk Box is currently on its way to California.

Edit: Sadly, I found out that I was the last person to get this junk box. He's retiring it. It was fun while it lasted. Maybe someone will start another one some day.


Dr. Theda said...

How much do you want for the small pvc Joker figure.... we have been looking for years.... maybe "trade"....????

Dr. Theda said...

We also have some cool comics....

Caffeinated Joe said...

This is awesome! Great idea!