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Lunch Box Memories

Do you remember your favorite lunch box? Today's kids have as many options as ever; but for some of us, 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, Darth Vader and Japanese cartoon characters are all staring out at shoppers from the shelves of and .

Back in the '70s, the lunch boxes were aluminum. In the '80s, they gave way to plastic.

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.

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

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Vanissa August 02, 2012 at 07:10 PM
I have two Dukes of Hazzard lunch boxes too, just like Joel's. I must be a really cool kid. :)
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) August 02, 2012 at 07:34 PM
You still are, Vanissa! I was not of the Dukes of Hazzard era and in fact don't remember much about my lunch boxes; but my Soupy Sales three-ring binder, with the perpetual calendar inside, sticks in my mind four decades later.
Vanissa August 02, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I think my Strawberry Short Cake lunch box is cool, my little girl will be sporting one day at school hopefully.

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