For young students heading back to school each fall, few accessories proclaim their pop-culture tastes as conspicuously as a lunch box. Since their midcentury golden age and before, the metal carriers not only served as totes for tuna sandwiches and bruised bananas, but have been emblazoned with images of teen idols, characters from movies, TV shows, cartoons and more—from Batman to Snoopy to the Monkees. Nostalgia for the colorful metal boxes has driven a strong collecting market.
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Instead, I considered my most important September decision to be choosing the right lunch box. It had to last all year, if not longer, and it was a personal billboard, much like the concert T-shirt was to older kids, that would tell my classmates what I was into. Wanna be friends?
We took it upon ourselves to find the best of the best old school lunch boxes so you can stride with pride right into lunch. Any Disney fanatics out there? If you ' re a girlie-girl, why not try a pretty pink, vintage Barbie lunch box?
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Buy Doll Cases. There were a variety of doll cases as well as trunks, and lunch boxes throughout the vintage years. They were a necessity for playing Barbie and eating lunch! I have shown just a few.
Vintage Lunchbox Auction! Great auction ending with other auctions with same location pick up so make sure you take a look at those as well! We did our best to describe these and took quality photos so that you could make judgements above and beyond our description!
Before the s television craze found kids glued to programs like The Lone Ranger and Howdy Doodylunch boxes were the domain of working men who needed durable steel boxes to keep their victuals safe until break time. Of course Disney was the first to realize the power of the lunch box. Over the next 20 years, however, dozens of competitors got in on the lunch box game, and soon, virtually every film, book, and television program that was even tangentially aimed at kids had its own promotional tie-in version.