25 Awesome Vintage Lunchboxes

ET Lunch Box 560x244Being a child of the 80’s that I am, one of the best memories I have is that of the kick-ass metal lunchbox. From the time I began school until their sad and untimely demise probably in the mid to late 80’s, I had a metal lunchbox. Everything from Star Wars to ET, I had them all. And besides the coolness of the box itself had to be the even cooler Thermos nearly everyone came equipped with. Aladdin was the standard in lunchbox makers, and Thermos (the company) was the cool decanter inside that my mom used to fill with Spaghetti-O’s. Oh yeah, they stayed nice and warm till lunch. Memories, man… memories. Anyway, here are 25 cool lunchboxes to jog your nostalgia. Enjoy!


1954 superman

Marvel Superheroes

1976 marvel comics super heroes

Batman (source)


Dino Riders (source)

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The Dukes of Hazzard (source)

dukes of hazzard metal lunch box

The Empire Strikes Back (source)

empire strikes back 1

He Man (source)

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KISS (source)

kiss lunchbox

Indiana Jones (source)


Baseball (source)

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NFL – AFC (source)

NFL Lunchbox 1973 AFC

NFL – NFC (source)

NFL Lunchbox 1973 NFC

Pac-Man (source)


Bionic Commando (source)

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Speedracer (source)


Star Trek (source)


Thunder Cats (source)

thunder cats

Transformers (source)

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Green Hornet

vintage 1967 green hornet

G.I. Joe (source)

vintage antique gi joe

Gremlins (source)

vintage gremlins

Hulk (source)

vintage metal lunch box aladdin incredible hulk

Happy Days (source)

vintage thermos metal lunch box happy days

Voltron (source)

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Dark Crystal (source)

vtg 1982 henson dark crystal