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Sir Rhosis
11-30-2007, 08:44 PM
In the "Evel Knievel RIP" thread, several of us related having the Evel Knievel lunchbox. My younger brother had the "Land of The Lost" lunchbox.

Which one did you have? We're talking mainly the 60/70s metal types here (metal, aluminum, or whatever they were made of) with matching thermoses.

Guys who can link to photos of the boxes are welcome here!

Sir Rhosis

WhyNot
11-30-2007, 08:56 PM
I had the obnoxious orange Tupperware (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:HqXu7AF-CET4cM:http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/pict/110151542996_1.jpg) lunchbox, with matching orange milk/juice cup (with lid), orange sandwich box (with lid), snack box (with lid), and a huge helping of shame and humiliation.

I would have killed puppies for a Thundercats lunchbox.

Sefton
11-30-2007, 08:59 PM
I had a 'Clash of the Titans' lunchbox, and it was my favorite thing in the whole world.

And now it's selling for way too much money:
http://www.lunchboxes.com/clas.html

Campion
11-30-2007, 09:04 PM
My younger brother had the "Land of The Lost" lunchbox.
I had the Land of the Lost lunchbox! But I promise, I'm not your younger brother.

What was so awesome about it was that it was metal and when you hit someone with it, it hurt. Best damn weapon ever!

Khadaji
11-30-2007, 09:09 PM
Mine was a generic blue lunch box.

mswas
11-30-2007, 09:13 PM
I had one with Pele on it, and another with the Return of the Jedi movie poster.

Johnny L.A.
11-30-2007, 09:19 PM
Buffalo Bill and his Pal Jingles. From a TV show that was off the air years before I was born.

the Lady
11-30-2007, 09:21 PM
I had the obnoxious orange Tupperware (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:HqXu7AF-CET4cM:http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/pict/110151542996_1.jpg) lunchbox, with matching orange milk/juice cup (with lid), orange sandwich box (with lid), snack box (with lid), and a huge helping of shame and humiliation.



Me too. Oh god, did I hate that lunchbox.
The only thing worse was when my mom would make me bring soup in the ugly yellow thermos. That ended the day the class bully dumped my tomato soup on me.

And then somehow, magically I think - I got a Garfield lunchbox. I really, really loved that lunchbox.

devilsknew
11-30-2007, 09:22 PM
I had (have) a classic '76 King Kong (http://imdb.com/title/tt0074751/) Lunchbox. Kong is climbing one of the WTC towers on one side (?I think Helicopters attacking?).

I've had many others, but I'm not sure which.

devilsknew
11-30-2007, 09:24 PM
I did have an Evel Knieval stunt figure and bike that you wound up and flip jumped Tonka's with.

Biggirl
11-30-2007, 09:28 PM
My daughter had a Captain Planet lunchbox. She's been looking for another for two years now. I don't think enough people got the Captain Planet lunchbox back when they were first out for there to be many about now.

Hippy Hollow
11-30-2007, 09:29 PM
I had the Evel stunt figure too! (RIP)

I had the Space: 1999 lunchbox, which I lost the Thermos to on the first day of kindergarten. (I think someone stole it. What kid has as his first memory stealing somebody's Thermos?)

I later upgraded to the Peanuts lunchbox. Then it became lame (4th grade, 1982 or so) to have lunchboxes, so then it was all about the paper sack...

racer72
11-30-2007, 09:34 PM
I had a Get Smart lunchbox. A quick check of Ebay shows one selling for $195. I forgot it on the bus one day, the next day I got it back all smashed, someone jumped on it till it was about an inch thick.

dinahmoe
11-30-2007, 09:41 PM
Hong Kong Phooey. I wish I still had it.

Wee Bairn
11-30-2007, 09:43 PM
Adam-12, on this (http://www.retroland.com/pages/retropedia/schooldaze/item/1594/) page.

Phlosphr
11-30-2007, 09:47 PM
I had Star Wars, Evel Knievel, I may have had a Muppet one in there too. All had matching thermos. I had to have more than that....I better think about this some more.

Johnny L.A.
11-30-2007, 09:55 PM
Buffalo Bill and his Pal Jingles. From a TV show that was off the air years before I was born.
Actually, Wild Bill Hickock. What do I know? I've never seen the show.

Gordon Urquhart
11-30-2007, 09:57 PM
Six Million Dollar Man lunchbox, which I had the foresight to cover with a set of Star Wars stickers. Both of which are now significantly reduced in resale value. Oh, well -- at least I can relive the memories of having a cool Six Million Dollar Man lunchbox that was covered with Star Wars stickers.

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
11-30-2007, 10:07 PM
I had a Get Smart lunchbox.
Me too.

Frostillicus
11-30-2007, 10:09 PM
Get Smart. It was awesome!

Shawn1767
11-30-2007, 10:29 PM
Three of my old lunchboxes survived Hurricane Katrina: Evel Knievel, Six Million Dollar Man and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I still have them. They are far from mint condition though. A little rusty around the edges, but in generally good condition.

Before those, I had the Disney character Schoolbus that was metal, but shaped like the traditional construction worker lunchbox, but painted to look like a school bus with Disney characters looking out the window. When I was in 2nd grade, I put that lunchbox down at the table and then sat down. Evil Regan made me get up because she had "saved" the seat for someone else. I got up and picked up my lunchbox without securing the top (where the thermos was stowed) the thermos fell out and when I opened it, there were shards of glass sticking every which way in my chocolate milk. Oh well...

kaylasdad99
11-30-2007, 10:30 PM
I had a rectangular tin lunchbox with a Naval submarine theme. Matching thermos bottle, of course. I'm pretty sure it was from Aladdin, because who else was making lunchboxes in 1963?

Be nice if Aladdin would post images of all the old lunchboxes they marketed back in the day...

bibliophage
11-30-2007, 10:33 PM
Adam-12, on this (http://www.retroland.com/pages/retropedia/schooldaze/item/1594/) page.Me too. Except my parents were too cheap to spring for the thermos.

dropzone
11-30-2007, 10:46 PM
I had a "Men Into Space" lunchbox covered with Willy Ley designs of what a REAL spaceship should look like. Ever since I have been disappointed by what NASA produced. Where is the art? Where is the COOL? The freakin' Space Shuttle is the freakin' fuselage of a freakin' DC-3 with freakin' stub wings and freakin' covered with freakin' tiles like a freakin' floor. A FLOOR! Sickening. Not a war criminal, either. NASA backed the wrong German.

Speaker for the Dead
11-30-2007, 11:00 PM
A purple Aladdin Lunchbox with pseudo-thermos. Like this (http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/pict/3200870896144040_1.jpg), but with Aladdin on the cover.

Anastasaeon
11-30-2007, 11:11 PM
I had this Cabbage Patch lunch box (http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7730/cplbes2.jpg). Yay.

My lil' bro actually had a Thundercats lunchbox, but I can't find one that looks like his. FWIW, he also had a sweet Bravestarr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravestarr) beanie cap.

flodnak
12-01-2007, 04:31 AM
Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace.

This summer when we were in Washington, DC, we visited the National Air and Space Museum. At the entrance to an exhibit about aviation in WWI and its place in popular culture, they had a display of Snoopy-as-Flying-Ace artifacts. I pointed and excitedly told the young flodnaks: "Look there! I HAD THAT LUNCHBOX!"

And the best part was that two total strangers behind us chimed in: "ME TOO!" :cool:

3acresandatruck
12-01-2007, 04:54 AM
I had a black domed lunchbox. It looked like this (http://www.lunchboxes.com/dome.html), except the thermos wasn't as cool looking as the one in the picture. I was just thrilled that I wasn't using leftover paper bags of varying sizes any more.

An Arky
12-01-2007, 05:15 AM
I had a Hot Wheels lunchbox, but since I never actually brought lunch to school, I carried Hot Wheels cars around in it until I got one of these (http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Hot-Wheels-Redline-Tire-24-car-carry-case-1968_W0QQitemZ140183205125QQihZ004QQcategoryZ2500QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohost ing).

Labtrash
12-01-2007, 05:19 AM
I had the UFO TV series (http://cgi.ebay.com/1973-UFO-METAL-LUNCHBOX-THERMOS-C9-FANTASIC_W0QQitemZ200178703656QQihZ010QQcategoryZ1410QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphoto hosting) lunch box.

Rhiannon8404
12-01-2007, 05:24 AM
I had Little House on the Prairie (http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1978-Little-House-On-The-Prairie-Metal-Lunchbox_W0QQitemZ230194653768QQihZ013QQcategoryZ7270QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem), The Waltons (http://www.vahistorical.org/sva2003/waltons.htm) and Grizzly Adams (http://cgi.ebay.com/1977-GRIZZLY-ADAMS-LUNCHBOX-THERMOS-IN-NM-COND-W-TAG_W0QQitemZ280177953581QQcmdZViewItem) for sure.

I'm pretty sure I also had Holly Hobbie (http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1972-holly-Hobbie-Lunchbox-Thermos-Unused-MINT_W0QQitemZ230198001267QQihZ013QQcategoryZ7270QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem).

I know I must have a had a couple others as well. My folks bought us a brand new lunch box each year for grades 1-6. I never got the same one twice.

sandra_nz
12-01-2007, 05:45 AM
Being the worlds most forgetful child (I once walked home from school, putting my bag down to retie my shoelaces then walked the rest of the way home without my bag), I was relegated to a lifetime of plastic bags instead of lunchboxes. :(

ColonelDax
12-01-2007, 06:16 AM
Adam-12, on this (http://www.retroland.com/pages/retropedia/schooldaze/item/1594/) page.

Same here.

Argent Towers
12-01-2007, 06:28 AM
I had one of the old-school construction type lunchboxes. I think it was made of aluminum. Later I got an insulated high-tech one (either Coleman or Rubbermaid, can't remember.)

Laughing Lagomorph
12-01-2007, 08:04 AM
I had a Peanuts lunch box, if not this one (http://webpages.charter.net/snoopyo/lunch%20front.jpg) then one very similar. I would have to see the back and sides but mine had several Peanuts comics there that I would remember.

This would have been purchased in the late 1960s or 1970 at the latest. I remember the glass inside the Thermos broke eventually so I had to use a different one after that.

WhyNot
12-01-2007, 08:44 AM
Me too. Oh god, did I hate that lunchbox.
The only thing worse was when my mom would make me bring soup in the ugly yellow thermos. That ended the day the class bully dumped my tomato soup on me.

*whimpers in sympathy and remembered pain*

It's okay. *wipes tear away* We made it through, and...we have each other now! They can't hurt us anymore! *breaks down sobbing*




;)

Ephemera
12-01-2007, 08:46 AM
A brown paper sack. The only time I ever took my lunch to school was when we went on field trips.

Lily
12-01-2007, 08:50 AM
He-MAN!

It must have been among the last of the metal lunch boxes to be made. The thwang it made when hitting someone was gorgeous. Mine still has a perfect imprint of my brother's head on the front.

Pithy Moniker
12-01-2007, 08:58 AM
I had a metal Knight Rider lunch box. A couple of years later I got a plastic Super Mario Bros one. I've pretty much been a nerd all my life.

HelloKitty
12-01-2007, 09:20 AM
I had a Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp lunchbox!! The box itself lasted for several years, but one year I dropped the thermos, they had glass insulation in those days
which shattered into a million shards, so I had to throw that away.

I can't believe I didn't try to keep it somehow.

delphica
12-01-2007, 09:36 AM
I had the obnoxious orange Tupperware (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:HqXu7AF-CET4cM:http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/pict/110151542996_1.jpg) lunchbox, with matching orange milk/juice cup (with lid), orange sandwich box (with lid), snack box (with lid), and a huge helping of shame and humiliation.

I would have killed puppies for a Thundercats lunchbox.

I coveted that lunch box -- I dreamed of having little boxes for all my food that neatly fit into the big box. It's just so organized!

Instead, I had a Nancy Drew (http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/nancydrewlunchbox.jpg) lunch box.

RikWriter
12-01-2007, 09:54 AM
Happy Days.

SkipMagic
12-01-2007, 10:37 AM
I remember having a metal G.I. Joe lunchbox (from the '80s cartoon series), but the one I still have sitting in a box somewhere is my '86 Transformers (http://cgi.ebay.com/1986-Hasbro-Transformers-Metal-Lunch-Box_W0QQitemZ300176801642QQihZ020QQcategoryZ156474QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohos ting) metal lunchbox. Unlike the one in the link, though, mine still has the thermos.

Lucky 13
12-01-2007, 10:48 AM
I remember having a beautiful wicker lunch box with a red and black plaid thermos inside. Later I had a metal Holly Hobbie lunch box. I also remember a bionic Woman lunch box, but I think it belonged to one of my classmates.

Lucky 13
12-01-2007, 10:49 AM
Double post, sorry.

Cluricaun
12-01-2007, 11:09 AM
I remember having a metal G.I. Joe lunchbox (from the '80s cartoon series), but the one I still have sitting in a box somewhere is my '86 Transformers (http://cgi.ebay.com/1986-Hasbro-Transformers-Metal-Lunch-Box_W0QQitemZ300176801642QQihZ020QQcategoryZ156474QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohos ting) metal lunchbox. Unlike the one in the link, though, mine still has the thermos.

Haha, I had both of those too!

The inside of an old metal lunchbox is the oddest smell in the entire world.

eenerms
12-01-2007, 11:17 AM
Peanuts by Charles Schultz

Baldwin
12-01-2007, 03:09 PM
I remember having a "Land of the Giants" lunchbox. Moronic show, but I was eight.

Stauderhorse
12-01-2007, 03:21 PM
I had a number of lunchboxes, but the one I remember is a red "101 Dalmatians" one that I used for two years.

Millit the Frail
12-01-2007, 03:29 PM
Pee-Wee's Playhouse! It was Rubbermaid, I think, and purple. I might have had others at different times, but that's the one I remember best.

Chanteuse
12-01-2007, 07:23 PM
I had a Donny and Marie lunchbox exactly like this (http://cgi.ebay.com/MINT-Donny-and-Marie-Osmond-Vinyl-Lunchbox-LOOK-1976_W0QQitemZ320188226647QQihZ011QQcategoryZ14011QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) one when I was in the sixth grade. I can't believe there are still any others out there!

Kevbo
12-01-2007, 08:07 PM
My Disneyland (http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php/score_check_out_my_vintage-82160.html?amp;) lunchbox was exactly like this one.

It was a hand-me-down from my much older brother or sister who mom and dad took to DL before I was born. Some kids want to see Micky Mouse....not me, I was mad to ride a monorail and a submarine! (yes I DID finally get to go to Disneyland while I was still young enough to enjoy it all)

MissGypsy
12-01-2007, 08:12 PM
I had a Donny & Marie (Osmond) with matching thermos, followed by a Nancy Drew. I was very cutting-edge the next year, with a plastic Garfield lunchbox, the very first year they were made.

I was so hip. ;)

Hazle Weatherfield
12-03-2007, 01:37 PM
Happy Days.


Me, too! Thought I'd be the only one...

MovieMogul
12-03-2007, 01:44 PM
I had an Empire Strikes Back lunchbox, until this kid at school constantly made fun of me because of it (calling me Yoda, etc.). The only time I ever faced daily, perpetual "harrassment" (I put the term in quotes because it was fairly mild in retrospect, though aggravating and very troubling for me at the time). Long story short: my parents got involved, then the principal, and it turned into a bit of a hoo-doo.

I bag lunched it from then on.

romansperson
12-03-2007, 01:49 PM
My first lunchbox had Atom Ant on it. Then some kid stole it out of the lunchroom. I found it several weeks later in the woods, smashed with a big rock. :(

After that, I had an Archies lunchbox.

Tool of the Conspiracy
12-03-2007, 01:50 PM
I had the Tupperware lunchbox, but I think mine was Harvest Gold instead of orange.
My family also had this Fat Albert lunchbox (http://cgi.ebay.com/FAT-ALBERT-THE-COSBY-KIDS-LUNCHBOX-THERMOS-CARTOONS_W0QQitemZ280179477885QQcmdZViewItem).

Zebra
12-03-2007, 01:51 PM
I had a Brady Bunch luchbox when I was in 1st-2nd grade. I had an ecology lunch box in 6th grade. (?)

The Brady Bunch was a metal square one and the the other was plastic, (very ecological, huh?) green and shaped like the construction worker style with the ecology flag on it.

NailBunny
12-03-2007, 01:59 PM
The Secret of Nimh. After I accidentally briefly switched mine with a boy (!) at school who had the same lunchbox, my mom printed out ny name with a label-maker and stuck it to it.

Nowadays I collect odd metal lunchboxes. I have Lenore, the Evil Dead, and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Trunk
12-03-2007, 02:09 PM
I had a Jabberjaw lunchbox.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabberjaw

Tikki
12-03-2007, 02:20 PM
I know we went though a string of lunchboxes as kids but the only one I remember had Twiggy on it. Since I was kind of chunky, I got teased about it the first time I brought it to school. I hadn't gone on the shopping trip when it was bought for some reason and I think it was my brother's mean idea to get it for me. Or my mom's dippy way to "encourage" me to slim down.

Harriet the Spry
12-03-2007, 02:23 PM
I had the Disney Robin Hood lunchbox and still remember it fondly.

IvoryTowerDenizen
12-03-2007, 02:23 PM
Snoopy. Way cool dog house with the thermos that fit under the lid.

Loved that box.

Skywatcher
12-03-2007, 02:26 PM
None. I ate the crap the school served and liked it.

Don Draper
12-03-2007, 02:52 PM
the Partridge Family (http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Hollow/4131/partr.gif). No wonder I got beat up in gym class. :rolleyes:

Sublata
12-03-2007, 03:08 PM
Before those, I had the Disney character Schoolbus that was metal, but shaped like the traditional construction worker lunchbox, but painted to look like a school bus with Disney characters looking out the window.
I had the same one, i.e., this (http://cgi.ebay.com/1960S-WALT-DISNEY-SCHOOL-BUS-METAL-LUNCHBOX_W0QQitemZ280178035474QQihZ018QQcategoryZ1410QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphoto hosting).

On one side there was a depiction of Bambi carrying that very same schoolbus lunchbox. I'd go around reciting, "...and on that lunchbox, there's a Bambi carrying a lunchbox, and on that lunchbox, there's a Bambi carrying a lunchbox, and on THAT lunchbox..." It blew my little mind.

fiddlesticks
12-03-2007, 05:35 PM
I had a metal Dukes of Hazzard lunchbox, one of these (http://collectibles.about.com/od/priceentertain/ss/PGdukes080905_7.htm), but I don't recall which one exactly. Then I had a plastic Empire Strikes Back one (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-ESB-Vintage-Empire-Strikes-Back-LUNCHBOX_W0QQitemZ200176699813QQcmdZViewItem).

Round about third grade (circa '82), lunchboxes were no longer "cool" so it was paper bags for the rest of my school career...

stanger
12-03-2007, 09:43 PM
Back in the early 60's, I had a Roy Rogers lunchbox. The curved top worked real well with the design of the box being a covered wagon. It was steel, but it didn't prevent me from dropping it the first week or so I had it and breaking the glass in the thermos. I kept the thermos in it anyway since it fit so neatly up in the top curved part of the box.

fusoya
12-03-2007, 11:12 PM
I had a red plastic ALF lunchbox, complete with a big-ass ALF thermos which took up half of it!

LilShieste
12-03-2007, 11:46 PM
I remember having a metal G.I. Joe lunchbox (from the '80s cartoon series), but the one I still have sitting in a box somewhere is my '86 Transformers (http://cgi.ebay.com/1986-Hasbro-Transformers-Metal-Lunch-Box_W0QQitemZ300176801642QQihZ020QQcategoryZ156474QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohos ting) metal lunchbox. Unlike the one in the link, though, mine still has the thermos.
I had the exact same lunchbox back in elementary school. My thermos met a particularly nasty end, though, when I tried to reheat some leftover spaghetti with it in the microwave. :(

LilShieste

Acsenray
12-04-2007, 10:29 AM
I had the red plaid lunchbox

The Six-Million Dollar Man lunchbox

... and the Super Friends lunchbox (on which Green Arrow's beard was incorrectly depicted)

spifflog
12-04-2007, 11:43 AM
Had a Wild Wild West lunch box, with a white thermos. Not sure why, but I thought the thermos being white was sooooo cool.

mlerose
12-04-2007, 12:07 PM
I had a metal strawberry shortcake (http://www.primetoystore.com/Toys%20for%20sale/lunchboxes/strawberryshortcake.jpg) lunchbox in kindergarten. I wish I still had it!

Hypno-Toad
12-04-2007, 02:10 PM
I had an Empire Strikes Back lunchbox, until this kid at school constantly made fun of me because of it (calling me Yoda, etc.). The only time I ever faced daily, perpetual "harrassment" (I put the term in quotes because it was fairly mild in retrospect, though aggravating and very troubling for me at the time). Long story short: my parents got involved, then the principal, and it turned into a bit of a hoo-doo.

Did it also have a pic of three snowtroopers posing around a big tripod mounted gun? Because I had that one and loved it.

Shirley Ujest
12-04-2007, 03:33 PM
A brown paper bag. For 12 years. Thanks MOM!

Bridget Burke
12-04-2007, 03:39 PM
None. I ate the crap the school served and liked it.

My grandmother ran the elementary school cafeteria. So me & my sibs got our lunches free!

The food was pretty basic southern style--not bad. Plus fresh bread, baked every day, with plenty of government surplus butter.

I remember being sorely disappointed by the Jr High cafeteria.

Hockey Monkey
12-04-2007, 03:46 PM
I had The Bionic Woman. (http://www.brainburst.de/lunchbox/bionic.jpg) I absolutely loved that lunchbox, but for the life of me I have no idea what happened to it.

pinkfreud
12-04-2007, 04:12 PM
When I was a kid in the 1950s, I was very proud of my Annie Oakley lunchbox (http://www.mortalwombat.com/Special/AnnieOakley_Lunchbox.jpg).

koeeoaddi
12-04-2007, 04:19 PM
When I was a kid in the 1950s, I was very proud of my Annie Oakley lunchbox (http://www.mortalwombat.com/Special/AnnieOakley_Lunchbox.jpg).
Oh, man, I would've loved that one. Instead, I got this red barn thing (http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/google.fcgi/itemKey=1923140760) with a silo thermos.

control-z
12-06-2007, 02:09 PM
Six Million Dollar Man lunchbox, which I had the foresight to cover with a set of Star Wars stickers. Both of which are now significantly reduced in resale value. Oh, well -- at least I can relive the memories of having a cool Six Million Dollar Man lunchbox that was covered with Star Wars stickers.

You must have been a popular kid with a lunchbox like that! (only half kidding!)

I had the Evel Knievel lunchbox, after I saw the eBay commercial I figured they would be worth a lot now. Not really. I also had the flywheel-powered Evel Kneivel motorcycle, that thing had rubber tires and would really move!

I also had Six Million Dollar Man and Yellow Submarine (think that was a hand-me-down from one of my aunts.)

rhythmonly
12-06-2007, 02:14 PM
My first lunch box was Bonanza. I no longer have that one, but my brother sent me a mint Hot Wheels lunch box for my birthday.

Infovore
12-06-2007, 03:14 PM
I had Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Partridge Family, Hot Wheels, and a red plaid one (in fourth grade, when I felt like I was getting too old for lunch boxes with pictures on them).

I coveted the yellow Peanuts box with the dome-shaped lid, but never got one. Funny thing is, now I've got a small replica of the same lunch box (metal, but no thermos, alas) that I keep my cat supplies (nail clippers, Q-tips, etc.) in.

I also had the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle. Loved that thing, along with my Verti*bird and my "chrome" SST racer cars (anyone else remember those?)

Acsenray
12-06-2007, 07:27 PM
I coveted the yellow Peanuts box with the dome-shaped lid, but never got one.

My brother had a red plastic Peanuts lunch box. He also had a Star Wars metal lunch box.

I also had the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle.

I had that!

Verti*bird

I had that! It broke almost immediately

I also had Johnny West, the cowboy with an amazing number of plastic accessories.

And I also had the WOLFPACK camper, again with an amazing array of plastic accessories. But I never had any of the Wolfpack action figures.

Infovore
12-07-2007, 09:55 AM
I also had Johnny West, the cowboy with an amazing number of plastic accessories.
Oh, yes! I had Johnny, along with his sister Jane, a couple of others including a blond one with a mustache who was (I think) supposed to be Wild Bill Hickok and Black Bart, a couple of horses, and a metric crapton of their various plastic accessories. I think my parents got a deal on the set or something.

And I also had the WOLFPACK camper, again with an amazing array of plastic accessories. But I never had any of the Wolfpack action figures.
I had Big Jim, but I don't think I had any of the Wolfpack stuff either. I did have some sort of Big Jim camper, though. It was brown.

Did anybody have Steve Scout? He was pretty cool, and had a lot of *very* cool adventure sets.

(Sorry about the hijack--we were talking about lunchboxes, weren't we? :) '70s toys always get me all nostalgic.)

Acsenray
12-07-2007, 10:00 AM
Oh, yes! I had Johnny, along with his sister Jane, a couple of others including a blond one with a mustache who was (I think) supposed to be Wild Bill Hickok and Black Bart, a couple of horses, and a metric crapton of their various plastic accessories. I think my parents got a deal on the set or something.

Man! I am so jealous.

The blond one was General Custer.

dangermom
12-07-2007, 10:02 AM
I had a few, but the one I really remember is the Dark Crystal (http://cgi.ebay.com/DARK-CRYSTAL-Metal-Lunchbox-Thermos-1982-No-Reserve_W0QQitemZ130180011074QQihZ003QQcategoryZ1411QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) one, which I thought was really cool when we bought it. A tip: never take a Dark Crystal lunchbox to school if you're the kid on the bottom of the social heap. I was tormented for months over that.

Philster
12-07-2007, 11:44 AM
Oh, wow...memories...

Adam 12
Evel Kenevel
Hot Wheels

Hentor the Barbarian
12-07-2007, 11:55 AM
Man, I used to love the metal lunchboxes. My mom would by me a new one every year. I remember having the Six Million Dollar Man, Happy Days, Peanuts, Pigs in Space and Star Wars. I was dumbfounded when it became really uncool to have a lunchbox like that.

bubble pop electric
12-07-2007, 12:03 PM
Pocahantas.

Infovore
12-07-2007, 12:53 PM
Man! I am so jealous.

The blond one was General Custer.
And apparently the black-clothed one was Sam Cobra.

Thanks so much for the reminder of these! I just found this site (http://www.geocities.com/Area51/1799/JohnnyWest.htm), which lists all the different toys in the set. I had no idea how many of them there were!

I had the buckboard, too! Oh, happy memories of hitching that thing up to the cat! :D I'd completely forgotten about that. Good times!

Acsenray
12-07-2007, 01:18 PM
I just found this site (http://www.geocities.com/Area51/1799/JohnnyWest.htm), which lists all the different toys in the set.

Man, Johnny was ugly.

I had no idea how many of them there were!

I think most of them were not available in the mid-1970s, when I had my Johnny West.

I remember Johnny, the blue "quick-action" Johnny, Sam Cobra, General Custer, and Geronimo. There might have been a few others available, but certainly not as many as are featured on the Web site.

BetsQ
12-07-2007, 04:01 PM
Space 1999 is the only one I remember. An odd choice for a kindergarten girl, but whatever.

Hippy Hollow - I have the thermos in the basement, but I swear I didn't steal it from you!

divemaster
12-07-2007, 08:05 PM
"Have lunch with Snoopy" on one side. "Go to school with Snoopy" on the other side. Plastic dome variety.

this one (http://www.tias.com/13101/PictPage/1923126897.html)


And yes, the thermos fit under the lid.

Chronos
12-07-2007, 09:33 PM
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Did it also have a pic of three snowtroopers posing around a big tripod mounted gun? Because I had that one and loved it.Yup, mine too. It got dented up pretty easily, though, and eventually, one side just caved in entirely, to the point where it couldn't really be repaired.

After that, I had a plain black dome lunchbox. I don't remember what happened to it, but by high school, I was just bringing brown paper bags.

JXJohns
12-08-2007, 12:13 AM
Adam-12, on this (http://www.retroland.com/pages/retropedia/schooldaze/item/1594/) page.

I had that one too. I loved the picture of the kid with his head stuck in the fence.

JXJohns
12-08-2007, 12:22 AM
I also had Johnny West and Thunderbolt the horse. I lost Johnny's hands in a tragic accident. In addition, I had Big Jim's friend Big Jeff (the J in JXJOHNS) complete with an African safari set.

WIKI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Jim)

Shodan
12-08-2007, 02:35 PM
My first one had a picture of a girl on it, who had a lunch box with a picture of the same girl with the same lunch box, who had a picture of a girl with the lunch box, who had a picture......

The rude introduction to the concept of infinity made me sick to my stomach. Or maybe the baloney sandwich was doing it. Anyway, I peeled the cover off during nap time (it was just cardboard covered with vinyl) and my mother bought me one with Looney Tunes characters like Road Runner and Elmer Fudd. I broke that one dropping it when Scott Johnson stabbed me in the ass with a thorn from the crab apple tree, and I used paper bags for the rest of my school career.

Currently I am using an insulated lunch bag that cost me $1500.

Regards,
Shodan

Gail
12-08-2007, 02:51 PM
In 1964, when I was in first grade, I had Mickey Mouse lunch box...with all sorts of Disney characters on it. My mother washed it and thought putting it in a warm oven would dry it and the plastic handle got all melted and distorted. Also, on the first day of school, I dropped my lunch box. The glass inside the thermos bottle, which was filled with milk, shattered and milk leaked all over my lunch. From then on, my parents thought that $.02 for a carton of milk was pretty good.
Then, a few years later, I got a plaid lunch box.
Finally, in sixth grade, I got a psychedelic plastic lunch box. But, plastic lunch boxes, circa 1970, had a bad odor.

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