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What's a lunch box with the Dukes of Hazard or the A-Team on it anyways?
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Patrick - May 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Lunch boxes were great. If I remember correctly, they even had a matching thermos. My favorite was my Star Wars lunch box.
StormDragon - May 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Lunch boxes have been around since long before I was born- in the 80's everyone had one, and they were plastic. I remember having a Super Mario Brothers lunch box in elementary school.
Carly Sargeant - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
My favourite lunchbox was a 'My Little Pony' pink lunchbox. It was lovely and colourful and i have been searching on ebay for it. I started school in October 1987, so it would have been around in the late 80's. Does anyone remember the teddy bear shaped lunchboxes? They were red or yellow and most children at my school had one.
Gab - June 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a Miss Piggy plastic one, it was bright pink and she was on the front I think on a motorcycle. I also had a metal one but can't remember what it was. Gonna drive me nuts...
Micara - July 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a metal Muppets lunch box. We used to slide down this little blacktop hill in our playground area while sitting on our lunchboxes. Scraped up the metal pretty bad but boy was it fun!
Scotty Still Plays - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I got this one lunchbox that had a built-in radio and came with headphones. I remember the first time I brought it to school, put my headphones on, and turned on the radio, the whole time thinking how cool I was. About a week later my milk leaked and killed the radio, not that it was very good anyway. But for a week there I was king of second grade. Still am.
dubbayumm - August 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a bright yellow rainbow bright lunch box. Dang I loved that thing and that big ol thermas that was in there...good times.
krikit96 - September 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Man! I'm gonna cry, this site is bringing back all the memories...I had sesame street and I had one w/A-team...I know I had more, gottem every school year, but who can remember? I remember the thermos was SO cool, and had the yellow straw that would bend down...they don't even MAKE them kid started PRE-K this year and I just couldn't find one w/an original THERMOS
Proslacker1 - September 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have my ALF thermos, but I have no clue where the lunchbox is. My kids use it now.
Mish - September 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Holly Hobbie!
Charlie - September 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a metal Secret of Nimh lunchbox.
Philip - October 10, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a Clash of the Titans lunch box back in '82-83! God thoughs were the good days. Metal lunchboxes, Tonka trucks. SIGH! now everythink is plastic and falls apart, I feel bad for children these days.
Alana - October 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Over the years I had an Annie lunchbox, a Care Bears lunchbox, an ALF lunchbox, and a Jem lunchbox. The Annie one was real metal, but the others were plastic, and I used to lose the Theormas every year. I just found a really cool vintage metal Barbie lunchbox at a thrift store for $1.99, and I take my lunch to work in it every day, and I'm almost 28!!!
Jen - October 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a McDonald's themed metal lunch box! I wish I would've kept it because it probably would've been worth something today!
jodi - October 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a Teddy Ruxpin lunch box. I hated it cause I wanted a Star Wars one like my brother's.
amy - November 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow... brings back memories. I originally had a SuperMario lunchbox with the coolest thermas... you know, the one with the black bullets. Then after moving to another house, I lost it and then got, get this!, a TeenageMutantNinja turtle lunchbox... and I still have it, although the thermas is long gone.
Eugol Dlareg - November 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to have a KISS lunchbox
Missy - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm 38 now so I started with a metal Scooby-Doo box. My favorite part of starting school was picking a new lunch box each year. My older cousin had SWAT. Did anybody ever have a Wags-n-Whiskers metal box? I always thought I was pretty "original" with that one!
Keith - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
The metal lunchboxes with matching thermos were great! I used to get a new one every year. I had Super Heroes, NFL Football, Scooby Doo, etc. Brings back a lot of memories.
natalie - December 19, 2007 - Report this comment
i had a red jordace back pack and the pink barbie lunch box in elemantry school i thought i was the coolest i think my thermis leaked i remeber using the lunch box to bring barbies to school
Amber - December 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I had She-ra!
Rebecca - January 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Mine was a metal one.. The Muppets!
Ang - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a Miss Piggy one on a motorcycle. They used to start to smell bad after awhile.
Rachel - March 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a fraggle rock metal one.
Erika - July 18, 2008 - Report this comment
In the first grade I had a bright orange plastic lunchbox and matching thermos with the New Kids on the Block on them! Wish I still had that dumb thing, maybe it would sell.
SZA - July 18, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister had a metal Pac-Man one that looked like the game board. I had a red 'Ghostbusters' model in 1985, then a red 'Froot Loops' in 1986 with Toucan Sam on it. (??? - I don't know what the appeal was THERE.) You could never get the smell of old milk and SpaghettiOs completely out of the thing. When I was growing up, it was not cool to carry a lunchbox in any grade higher than 2nd.
SZA - July 18, 2008 - Report this comment
(Oh, and they switched from plastic to metal lunchboxes after kids started using the metal ones on each other as weapons!!!)
ADA - August 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I always got a new lunchbox every year...the ones I remember: Annie(my first one, in kindergarten), Cabbage Patch Kids, My Little Pony, The Popples.....wish I still had any one of them to pack my lunch in every day!!
SavageLettuce - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
In 1st grade I had a metal one w/ Yoda on it. A boy in my grade wouldn't stop picking on me so I nailed him in the head w/ it & dented it. I got in trouble, but I was more upset for ruining my lunchbox! My mom switched to plastic after that. I think I got a yellow Garfield one as replacement.
bknc - September 30, 2008 - Report this comment
HAHA... I had that very Dukes of Hazard lunchbox! But my favorite was my Knight Rider one. Too bad the Dukes one got destroyed in a car accident when I was 5. :-(
Rita - October 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a metal Muppet Show lunchbox from the late 70's It always smelled like bananas.
Amy - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Nothing's better than those old metal lunch boxes with the matching thermos. I wish they still sold them like that.
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
mine were all plastic. They came with a thermus. I had in first grade. It was pink but I cant remembe what was on it. I later had a yellow one. I only took it to school for the first 2 1/2 years. Then brown bagged it. No one else had a lunch box. Most got hot lunch(yuck) or browm bagged it.
jt62786 - December 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I Had an alddin one and a Pocohatas sone wihen i was in elemntary school. I wonder if they have any Hannah Montana or High school Musical ones today?
court - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
i had a plastic lunch box with kermit and miss piggy on a motor cycle. came with a thermos. i've looked and looked for another one... can't find one.
Bria416 - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I had oen up till 5th grade.
Danyale - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
i loved carrying a luch box they were so awesome
JIMBO - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Linda - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a metal Mork & Mindy lunch box! It is actually still at my mom's house back in the shed. I think I'll have to visit today & rummage for it! Great memories!
KitKat - March 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Metal - Star Wars, loved that lunch box, wish I had kept it.
Kendra - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh, I still have my plastic Miss Piggy on a motorcycle lunch box with the matching thermos. My mom saved EVERYTHING!
Lori C. - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment
My favorite was my Smurfs Lunchbox!!!! Oh, the memories.........
Mary - June 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a gremlins metal lunchbox before I even went to school, it used to scare me. Someone must have given it to me for a gift because I don't ever remember using it. I know I had one every year from Kg-2nd (by 3rd grade lunch boxes were "uncool"), but the only one I remember is Tiny Toons, which was very early 90's, not 80's, sorry! I used to like to pack my own lunch. My mom warned me never to put milk in the thermos, but didn't give me a reason, so one day I packed milk, thinking I knew better, and later that day threw up from drinking the milk that had not been properly refrigerated! I wish they still made these, even to have the option! I remember being so fascinated that the top of the thermos turned into a cup! No one has mentioned that yet and that was the best part of the lunchbox, in my opinion. One last memory was this girl I used to sit by always had soup in her thermos & I always thought that was bizarre.
Kari - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I had an Alf lunch box.
jadedoz - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember my first lunch box in Kindergarten. It was a yellow Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck one with a matching thermos.
Jennie - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I had She-Ra every thing! I am 27 yrs old now and just bought a She-Ra lunch box in great condition with the thermos for a DOLLAR! at a yard sell!
Erin - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a plastic yellow California Raisins one, a red Super Mario Bros. one, and a red Chip'n Dale Rescue Rangers one in elementary school. Now 20 years later, when I bring lunch to work, I use my nintendo DS starter kit. It is like a metal lunchbox and it's pink with Princess Peach on it.
Shane - November 09, 2009 - Report this comment
please please please, I am trying to find a Dukes of Hazzard or Knight Rider one, the rectangle ones with the thermos in the lid, like the one in this pic
Dawn - November 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I was so excited when I was at the local thrift shop and found a Sesame street lunch box with the thermos in it for $2!!! It's bringing me back in time! I had a holly hobbie one though when I was little...
Sarah - December 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a plastic red Gremlins lunch box with matching thermos that I got for my first day of school along with a pink Gremlins back pack. I don't ever recall liking Gremlins that much but that's what happens when you're too young to pick your own stuff. LOL. The following year I insisted on a SheRa one though.
j - April 02, 2010 - Report this comment
in 4th grade i had a metal clash of the titans lunch box. i liked it for Bubo the Owl, they should have just got rid of the pix of Harry Hamlin and the Kraken and just made it a Bubo lunch box. anyway that kid Dougy up the street liked me but had trouble expressing himself so at the bus stop he stole my lunch box. he found a big rock in the road and beat on the lunch box until the lid dented in half and wouldn't close anymore. (catholic elementary school. say no more.) later his mom made him give me money from his Darth Vader talkling head bank to pay for the lunch box. saw today that old lunch box is offered for $100 and more on ebay.
80sBaby - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
In the first grade, I had a red Mario Brothers lunchbox. I was huge into Nintendo!
Jessia - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
i had an alddain lunch box and than I had a pochantas one in 5th grade. Now they only do lunch bags and No Thermosts
Jennifer - April 15, 2010 - Report this comment
my didter and i both uses a holy hobbie lunch box that was missing a thermos. we both had snow white lunch boxes. i had strawberry short cake one and she got anne one. one year. i got disney lunch box another year. and couple years in row i had teo lumch boxes that said dont touch my lumch. i know what school year we were into thst fas were yyou bought cartoon lunch bags . ours had garfeild on them.
alicia - April 30, 2010 - Report this comment
i had a mickey and minnie mouse one in first grade. i got mad one day and ripped the picture off the box
JessicaRaven - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have the My Little Pony lunchbox in the pictures up top, (in fact think that picture is from the site I bought it from) the decal was faded so I replaced it (photoshop and some sticker printer paper 5 minute job) but other than that its still in excellent condition, I love it, and use it often
D. - June 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a Star Wars metal lunch box & my twin brother had the same one. You had to line your boxes up by the cafe & when you went to lunch you would pick it up. Even with my name on it I always managed to come home with someone else's box!!!
Maura - July 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember getting a new lunchbox every year as a little kid. I had She-Ra and I had a Barbie one and a Rainbow Brite one. I remember my Mom would sometimes give me chicken noodle soup in the thermos and it was always room temp. by the time I got to eat it. The lunchbox, like tupperware, started to get that funky, plastic mixed with food smell. And if you ate spaghetti-o's out of the thermos it was permanently stained red. And yes, I remember how everyone's Mom would wite the kid's name in black sharpie pen at the top of the lunch box. Awwwwwwwwww I miss those days.
SZA - July 27, 2010 - Report this comment
So true, Maura - 80s babies will never forget that "funky" lunchbox smell. Especially those of us whose mothers packed SpaghettiOs (which in my case was often!). :)
Andrea - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
They did have a funny smell hahaha, I remember that. My first one was a metal Miss Piggy lunchbox, she was on a motorcycle. Then I remember having a NKOTB one too, lol.
Me - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I was looking up the Star Wars, ewok, lunch boxes a few days ago on ebay. I still have two at my mothers house. In the 80's, lunch boxes were like a status symbol in school. The metal ones were more prized.
1981child - April 02, 2012 - Report this comment
No one else has the red plastic care bears lunch box? I remember some kids' mom's would write them notes about how much they loved them and would put them in their lunch boxes and then they would try and hide them from everyone at the table. Im glad my mom never did that!
Cassandra - December 16, 2013 - Report this comment
They should bring these back. I had a lunchbox up to 5th grade.
Nicole C. - August 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember I had a burgundy one with My Pet Monster on it! Gosh, I forgot about the matching thermos it came with until I saw the pic above. Ohhhh memories!

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