Lunchbox in the 80s

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Lunchbox in the 80s


The ban on metal lunchboxes goes national, and in 1985, Rambo is the last metal lunchbox ever produced. Character licensing is still riding high, and any television show that appeals to children is fair game for fodder – lunch, that is. The Dukes of Hazzard, The A-Team and Knight Rider all get the lunchbox treatment. Saturday morning television, kept alive by the popularity of Smurfs and subsequent like-minded kidvid, continues to dominate lunchboxes from Care Bears to He-Man. But lunchboxes also begin the long slow journey into night. No longer the barometer of children’s lives, lunchboxes generally cease to feature fads and trends and instead exist strictly to promote television, films, music and companies such as McDonalds and Campbell’s Soup. The transition into plastic also lowers the value of boxes for collectors, as the artwork and design become less and less sophisticated.

A

The A-Team
Alf (w/Microphone)
All Dogs go to Heaven
Annie
Atari (Dome)B

Back to School
Beetlejuice
Benji
Berenstain Bears

C

Cabbage Patch Kids
Care Bears
Clash of the Titans

D

Dark Crystal
Disco Fever
Dragon’s Lair
Dukes of Hazzard (1980)

E

E.T.
Early West

F

The Fall Guy
Fox and the Hound
Fraggle Rock

G

Gremlins

H

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Heathcliff
Holly Hobbie

I

Indiana Jones

K

Knight Rider

M

Masters of the Universe
Movie Monsters
The Muppet Movie

P

Pac-Man
Peanuts (1976, 1980)

R

Rambo
Ronald McDonald – Sheriff of Cactus Canyon

S

The Secret of NIMH
Secret Wars
Sesame Street (1983)
Smurfs
Spider-Man and Hulk/Captain America
Sport Goofy
Sports Skwirts
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberryland
Street Hawk
Super Powers

T

ThunderCats
Transformers

V

“V”

W

Walt Disney’s Wonderful World

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