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Lunch Box Memories

Do you remember your favorite lunch box? Today's kids have as many options as ever but nothing will take the place of the Partridge Family or Scooby-Doo.

Lunch boxes have changed in design and shape over the years, but the basic idea is the same. Along with space inside for a cold drink, sandwich and snack, the cover is devoted to a favorite cartoon, character, TV show or movie.

That's why Justin Bieber and Darth Vader and Japanese cartoon characters are staring out at shoppers from the shelves of Target.

Back in the '70s, the lunch boxes were aluminum. In the '80s, they gave way to plastic with those equally as '80s Thermoses. Vintage lunch boxes now are highly collectible. They are displayed as collections in people's homes, and sometimes they get their own art gallery shows. (Yes, I've gone to one.)

Do you remember a favorite lunch box? What was it? Have a picture handy? Share it with Patch!

Joel Parisi August 02, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Whaaaaaaaaaaat! I still have my ET lunchbox.

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