Vintage Lunchboxes


For millions of kids who grew up between the 50's and the 70's, lunchtime at school meant a chance to spend some quality time with a favorite TV or movie character. Some of us were lucky enough to get a new lunchbox with the beginning of each new school year.

As a result, hundreds of nostalgic adults have decided to go back and collect the lunchkits they had owned in happier times. Some even go on to collect ones they'd never owned, or perhaps had never even seen or heard of. The hardcore collectors, of course, comb online auctions and corner antique shops to find the rarest and most sought-after items.

From movie and TV characters to Western heroes to cute animals to generic themes, lunchboxes provide a dazzling variety of subjects to entice collectors, and hundreds of examples from several decades allow for seemingly unlimited choices for modern collectors.



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Plastic

101 Dalmations
18 Wheeler
ALF
Alvin & the Chipmunks
Animalympics Dome
Astronauts
Atari Missile Command Dome
Back to School
Back to the Future
Bang Bang
Barbie w/ Hologram Mirror
Batman (1989, dark blue)
Batman (1989, light blue)
Batman Returns
Beach Bronto
Beach Party
Bear w/ Heart
Beauty & the Beast
Bee Gees
Beetlejuice
Big Jim
Bionic Woman plastic
Bozostuffs
Captain Power*
Care Bears
C.B. Bears
Centurions
Chiclets
CHiPs
Cinderella
Civil War
Colonial Bread Van
Crestman Tubular!
Days of Thunder
Deka 4x4
Dick Tracy
Dino Riders
Dinobeasties
Dinorocker w/ Raido & Headset
Disney on Parade
Disney's Little Mermaid
Duck Tales
Dukes of Hazzard (square)
Dukes of Hazzard Dome
Dune
Dunkin Munchkins
Ecology Dome
Ed Grimley
Ente BOXann's
Ewoks
Fame
Fievel Goes West
Fire Engine Co. 7
Fisher-Price Mini Lunch Box
Flash Gordon
Flintstones
Flinstones Kids
Food Fighters
Fraggle Rock
Frito Lay's
Garfield (food fight)
Garfield (lunch)
Geoffrey
Get Along Gang
Ghostbusters
G.I. Joe - Space Mission
G.I. Joe - Live the Adventure*
Go Bots
Golden Girls
Goonies
Gumby
Hot Wheels
Howdy Doody Dome
Incredible Hulk
Incredible Hulk Dome
Inspector Gadget
It's Not Just the Bus - Greyhound
Jabberjaw
Jetsons (paper picture)
Jetsons (3D)
Jetsons The Movie
Kermit's Frog Scout Van
Kool-Aid Man
Lisa Frank
Little Orphan Annie
Looney Tunes (Birthday Party)
Looney Tunes (Dancing)
Looney Tunes (Playing Drums)
Looney Tunes (Tasmanian Devil)
Los Angeles Olympics
Lucy's Luncheonette
Lunch Man with Radio
Lunch N Tunes Safari
Lunch N Tunes Singing Sandwich
Lunch Time With Snoopy Dome
Lunch With Kermit the Frog
Mad Balls
Marvel Super Heroes
Max Headroom
McDonald's Happy Meal
Menudo
Mickey & Minnie Mouse (in pink car)
Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck (Picnic)
Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck (See-Saw)
Mickey Mouse at the City Zoo
Mickey Mouse Head
Mickey (on Swinging Bridge)
Mickey (Skateboarding)
Mighty Mouse
Miss Piggy's Safari Van
Monster in My Pocket
Movie Monsters
Mr. T
Munchie Tunes Bear with Radio
Munchie Tunes Punchie Pup with Radio
Munchie Tunes Robot with Radio
Muppets
Muppets Dome
New Kids on the Block
Nosy Bears
Official Lunch Football
A Pup Named Scooby Doo
Peanuts (Wienie Roast)
Pee Wee's Playhouse
Peter Pan Peanut Butter
Pickle
Popeye & Son
Popeye Dome
Popeye (Truant Officer)
Punky Brewster
Q-Bert
Race Cars
Raggedy Ann & Andy
Rainbow Bread Van
Rainbow Brite
Red Barn plastic
Return of the Jedi*
Robot Man and Friends
Rocketeer
Rocky Roughneck
Roller Games
S.W.A.T. Dome
Scooby Doo (1973, Am. Thermos)
Scooby Doo (1984, Aladdiin)
Sesame Street
Shirt Tales
Silverhawks*
Sky Commanders
Smurfette
Smurfs
Smurfs Dome
Smurfs (Fishing)
Snak Shot Camera
Snoopy Dome
Snorks
Snow White
Spare Parts
Sport Billy
Sport Goofy
Star Command US Space Force
Star Trek the Next Generation (blue)
Star Trek the Next Generation (red)
Star Wars - Droids
Strawberry Shortcake
Superman II Dome
Superman (This is a Job For...)*
Tail Spin
Tang Trio
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Thundarr the Barbarian Dome
Timeless Tales
Tiny Toon Adventures
Tom & Jerry
Transformers
Transformers Dome
Tweety & Sylvester
Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky Dome
Where's Waldo
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Wild Fire
Wizard of Oz 50th Anniversary
Woody Woodpecker
World Wrestling Federation
Wrinkles
Wuzzles
Yogi's Treasure Hunt (paper label)
Yogi's Treasure Hunt (3D)


Steel

240 Robert
Action Jackson
Adam-12
Addams Family
Airline
All American
America On Parade
Americana
Animal Friends
Annie Oakley & Tagg
Annie
Apple's Way
Archies
Astronaut Dome
Astronauts
A-Team
Atom Ant - Secret Squirrel
Auto Race
Back in '76
Barbie and Midge
Barbie Lunch Kit
Basketweave
Batman and Robin
Battle Kit
Battle of the Planets
Battlestar Galactica
Beatles
Bedknobs & Broomsticks
Bee Gees
Berenstain Bears
Betsy Clark*
Beverly Hillbillies
Bionic Woman
Black Hole
Blondie
Boating
Bobby Sherman*
Bonanza (1963, green rim)
Bonanza (1965, brown rim)
Bonanza (1968, black rim)
Bond XX
Boston Bruins
Bozo the Clown Dome
Brady Bunch
Brave Eagle
Bread Box Dome
Buccaneer
Buck Rogers
Bugaloos
Bullwinkle & Rocky
Cabbage Patch Kids
Cable Car
Campbell's Kids
Campus Queen
Canadian Pacific Railroad
Captain Astro
Care Bear Cousins
Care Bears
Carnival
Cartoon Zoo Lunch Chest*
Casey Jones*
the Chan Clan
Charlie's Angels
Chavo
Children (blue)
Children (yellow)
Children's
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang*
Chuck Wagon*
Circus Wagon
Clash of the Titans
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Colonel Ed McCauley, Space Explorer
Color Me Happy
Corsage
Cowboy in Africa
Cracker Jack
Curiosity Shop*
Cyclist Dirt Bike
Daniel Boone (1955)
Daniel Boone (1965)
Dark Crystal
Davy Crockett (1955, Kruger)
Davy Crockett (1955, Holtemp)
Davy Crockett - Kit Carson
Davy Crockett at the Alamo
Debutante
Denim Diner Dome
Dick Tracy
Disco
Disco Fever
Disney Express
Disney Fire Fighters Dome
Disney School Bus Dome
Disney World
Disney Wonderful World on Ice
Disneyland (Castle)
Disneyland (Monorail)*
Disney's Magic Kingdom*
Disney's The Rescuers
Disney's Robin Hood
Doctor Dolittle
Donald Duck
Double Deckers
Dr. Seuss
Drag Strip
Dragon's Lair
Duchess
Dudley Do-Right
Dukes of Hazzard
Dutch Cottage Dome
DynoMutt*
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Early West Indian Territory
Early West Oregon Trail
Early West Pony Express
Emergency!
Emergency! Dome
Empire Strikes Back (Han Solo)
Empire Strikes Back (Luke)
Evel Knievel
the Exciting World of Metrics
Fall Guy
Family Affair
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fess Parker as Daniel Boone
Fireball XL5*
Firehouse
Flag-O-Rama
Flintstones (1962, orange)
Flintstones (1964, yellow)
Flintstones (1973)
Flipper
Floral
Flying Nun
the Fonz
Fox and the Hound
Fraggle Rock
Fritos
Frontier Days
Frost Flowers
Fruit Basket
Fantastic World of Hanna-Barbera
GI Joe (1967, original figures)
GI Joe (1982, smaller figures)
Gene Autry
Gentle Ben*
Get Smart
Ghostland*
Globe-Trotter
Gomer Pyle USMC
Goober and the Ghostchasers - Inch High Private Eye
Great Wild West
Green Hornet
Gremlins
Grizzle Adams Dome
Guns of Will Sonnett*
Gunsmoke (1959)
Gunsmoke (1972, mule splashing)
Gunsmoke (1972, stagecoach)
Gunsmoke, Marshal Matt Dillon*
H.R. Pufnstuf
Hair Bear Bunch
Hansel and Gretel
Happy Days
Hardy Boys Mysteries
Harlem Globetrotters
Have Gun, Will Travel
Have Lunch With Snoopy*
Heathcliff
Hector Heathcote
Hee Haw*
He-Man & the Masters of the Universe
Highway Signs
Hogan's Heroes Dome
Holly Hobbie (1968, red rim)
Holly Hobbie (1973)
Holly Hobbie (1979
Home Town Airport Dome
Hong Kong Phooey
Hopalong Cassidy (1950, blue)*
Hopalong Cassidy (1950, red)*
Hopalong Cassidy (1954, black rim)
Hot Wheels
How The West Was Won
Howdy Doody
Huckleberry Hound
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
It's About Time Dome
Jack and Jill
James Bond 007
Jet Patrol
Jetsons Dome*
Joe Palooka
Johnny Lightning*
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Julia*
Jungle Book
Junior Miss (1960's)
Junior Miss (1970's)
Kellogg's
King Kong
Kiss
Knight Rider
Korg 70,000 BC*
Krofft Supershow
Kung Fu
Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp
Land of the Giants
Land of the Lost
Laugh-In (helmet)
Laugh-In (tricycle)
Lawman
Legend of the Lone Ranger
Lidsville
Little Dutch Miss
Little Friends
Little House on the Prairie
Little Red Riding Hood
Lone Ranger (red rim)
Lone Ranger (blue rim)
Looney Tunes TV Set
Lost In Space Dome
Ludwig Von Drake
the Magic of Lassie*
Major League Baseball
the Man From UNCLE
Marvel Super Heroes*
Mary Poppins
Masters of the Universe
Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck
Mickey Mouse Club (1963, yellow)
Mickey Mouse Club (1977, white)
Mickey Mouse School Days
Miss America
Mod Floral Dome
Monroes
Mork & Mindy
Mr. Merlin
Munsters
Muppet Babies
Muppet Movie
Muppet Show
Muppets
Nancy Drew
NFL Football 1978
Orbit*
the Osmonds
Our Friends
Pac-Man*
Paladin*
Para-Medic
Partridge Family
Peanuts (1965, yellow)*
Peanuts (1966, orange rim)*
Peanuts (1973, Psychiatry, red rim)
Peanuts (1976, Pitching, red rim)
Peanuts (1980, Pitching, green rim)
Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm
Pele
Peter Pan (Disney)*
Pete's Dragon
Pets n Pals
Pigs In Space
Pink Gingham
Pink Panther & Sons
Pinocchio
Pit Stop
Planet of the Apes
Play Ball
Popeye (1962, Popeye Socks Bluto)
Popeye (1964, Popeye in boat)
Popeye (1980, Popeye arm wrestling)
Popples
Porky's Lunch Wagon
Psychedelic Dome
Raggedy Ann & Andy
Rambo
Rat Patrol
Red Barn, 1957
Red Barn, 1958
Red Barn, 1972
Return of the Jedi
the Rifleman
Road Runner
Robin Hood
Ronald McDonald, Sheriff of Cactus Canyon
Rose Petal Place
Rough Rider
Roy Rogers & Dale Double R Bar Ranch
Roy Rogers & Dale Double R Bar Ranch (wood grain)
Roy Rogers & Dale Double R Bar Ranch (cowhide back)
Roy Rogers & Dale Double R Bar Ranch (8-scene side)
Roy Rogers & Dale (sitting on rail)
Roy Rogers Chow Wagon Dome
Saddlebag
Satellite (1958, narrow band)
Satellite (1960)
School Days (Disney)*
Scooby Doo (orange rim)
Scooby Doo (yellow rim)
Secret Agent T
Secret of NIMH
Secret Wars
Sesame Street, 1983
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
Six Million Dollar Man (1974)
Six Million Dollar Man (1978)
the Skateboarder
Sleeping Beauty
Smokey Bear
Smurfs
Snow White, Disney
Snow White w/ Game
Space (generic)
Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise
Space: 1999
Speed Buggy
Spider-Man & the Hulk
Sport Goofy
Sport Skwirts
Sports Afield
Star Trek Dome
Star Trek the Motion Picture
Star Wars
Star Wars - Return of the Jedi
Stars N Stripes
Steve Canyon
Strawberry Land
Strawberry Shortcake
Street Hawk
Submarine
Supercar
Super Friends
Superman (1954, TV)
Superman (1967)
Superman (1978, red rim)
Super Powers*
Tapestry
Tarzan
Teenager
Teenager Dome
Three Little Pigs*
Thundercats
Tom Corbett Space Cadet (1952, decal)
Tom Corbett Space Cadet (1954, full litho)
Transformers
Trigger (Roy Rogers's horse)*
UFO
Underdog
Universal Movie Monsters*
US Mail Dome*
US Space Corps
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Wagon Train*
Wags 'n Whiskers*
Wake Up America
Waltons
Wee Pals Kid Power
Welcome Back Kotter
Wild Bill Hickock*
Wild Frontier
Wild Wild West
Winnie the Pooh
Yankee Doodles
Yellow Submarine
Yogi Bear (black rim, 1963)
Yogi Bear (purple rim, 1974)
Zorro (1958, black band)
Zorro (1966, red band)


Vinyl

Alice in Wonderland
All American
All Dressed Up
All Star
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Annie
Bach's Lunch
Ballerina (1960's, Universal, black)
Ballerina (1962, Aladdin, pink)
Ballet
Banana Splits*
Barbarino Brunch Bag
Barbie & Francie
Barbie & Midge
Barbie Ponytail
Barbie Softy
Barnum's Animals
Beany & Cecil
Beatles*
Beatles Brunch Bag
Beatles Kaboodle Kit
Betsey Clark
Betsey Clark Munchies Bag
Blue Gingham Lunch Bag
Bobby Soxer
Boston Red Sox*
Boy on Swing
Buick 1910
Bullwinkle (blue)
Bullwinkle (cream)*
Bullwinkle (red)*
Bullwinkle (yellow)
Calico Brunch Bag
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Marel Brunch Bag
Carousel
Cars
Casper the Friendly Ghost*
Challenger Space Shuttle
Charlie's Angels Brunch Bag*
Coca-Cola
Coco the Clown
Combo Brunch Bag
Corsage
Cottage
Cowboy
Dateline Lunch Kit
Dawn (1971)*
Dawn (1972)
Dawn Brunch Bag
Denim Brunch Bag
Deputy Dawg (1960's)
Donny & Marie (1977, longer hair)
Donny & Marie (1978, shorter hair)
Donny & Marie Brunch Bag
Dr. Seuss
Dream Boat (dark brown)
Dream Boat (blue)
Dream Boat (white)
Eats n Treats
Fess Parker Kaboodle Kit
Fishing
Frog Flutist
Fun to See n Keep Tiger
Gigi
GI Joe (1960's, larger figures)
GI Joe (1989, smaller figures)
Girl & Poodle
Glamour Gal
Goat Butt Mountain
Go-Go Brunch Bag
Happy Powwow
Highway Signs Snap Pack
Holly Hobbie
I Love A Parade
Ice Cream Cone
It's a Small World
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Junior Deb
Junior Miss Safari
Junior Nurse
Kaboodle Kit
Kewtie Pie
Kodak Gold
Kodak II
Lassie
Lil Jodie
Linus the Lion-Hearted
Little Ballerina
Little Old Schoolhouse
Love - Peace
Lunch n Munch (boys on raft)
Lunch n Munch (space)*
M*A*S*H
Mam'zelle
Mardi-Grass
Mary Ann
Mary Ann Lunch n Bag
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Brunch Bag
Mod Miss Brunch Bag
Monkees*
Moon Landing
Motorcycle
Mushrooms
New Zoo Revue
Pac-Man (Puffy)
Peanuts (1967, red, kite)
Peanuts (1969, red, baseball)
Peanuts (1971, green, baseball)
Peanuts (1973, white, piano)
Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm*
Penelope & Penny
Peter Pan*
Pink Panther
Pony Tail
Pony Tail Tid-Bit-Kit
Ponytails Poodle Kit
Princess
Psychedelic
the Pussycats
Ringling Brothers Circus (1970, orange)
Ringling Brothers Circus (1971, blue, puffy)
Robo Warriors
Roy Rogers Saddlebag (brown)
Roy Rogers Saddlebag (cream)
Sabrina
Sesame Street (1979, orange)
Sesame Street (1981, yellow)
Shari Lewis
Sizzlers - Hot Wheels
Skipper
Sleeping Beauty
Smokey the Bear
Snoopy Munchies Bag
Snoopy Softy
Snow White (1975, white)
Snow White, Disney (1967, fold-over lid)
Sock It To Me (Laugh-In)
Soupy Sales
Space Shuttle Challenger
Spirit of '76
Sports Kit
Stewardess
Strawberry Shortcake
Tammy
Tammy & Pepper
Tinker Bell
Twiggy (Aladdin)
Twiggy (King Seeley)
US Mail Brunch Bag
Winnie the Pooh
Wonder Woman (blue)
Wonder Woman (yellow)
World of Barbie (blue)
World of Barbie (pink)
Wrangler
Yogi Bear*
Yosemite Sam
Ziggy
Ziggy's Munch Box*