I know several of you have enjoyed doing Retro Junk Boxes here on the forums, but I thought I would do a little write up on the history of The Retro Junk Box
The First Retro Junk Box (2009)
The first box started with fans and members of The Nintendo Retrocast podcast.
The premise was simple: Fill a Large USPS Flat Rate Box with a bunch of retro items, mostly gaming related. Send it to a member on a list who takes out what they want, refills it with other retro goodness and sends it to the next person on the box goes full circle.
The Rebirth of The Retro Junk Box (2014)
By 2014, the Nintendo Retrocast was no more, yet some former members and fans of the show decided to fill the void by making some podcasts. This would lead to the creation of both The Cartoon Retrocast and The Retro League Podcast. In 2014 they decided to combine forces to bring back The Retro Junk Box. They even had a website that tracked the progress on a large map of the US, with photos that would show up when you clicked on one of the destinations the received the box (sadly, the website is no more). The is the first box I ever participated in as a member of The Retro League Podcast forums. You can see my first video of what I took out of the box here (If you follow my show, you may notice some of the stuff I took out appeared in some of my other videos, including some future co-hosts):
Fun Fact: After I had the box in Sunny Florida, it took a looong trip to Alaska! There used to be 2 cool back to back pictures of the box: One under a palm tree in my front yard and the other on snow covered steps in Alaska.
Edited by nosweargamer, 14 February 2016 - 09:42 AM.