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Loungefly metal lunch boxes make retro Back to School 2010 lunch containers, mixing classic tin lunch box design with graphics like iconic candy and soda logos and pictures of popular characters like Hello Kitty, the Smurfs, and the Muppets. Tweens will enjoy the older-skewing metal lunch containers printed and embossed with pictures of Skelanimals or scenes from Tim’ Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
Loungefly metal lunch boxes
With rectangular shapes, metal latches, plastic handles, and embossed and printed graphics on their sides, the Loungefly metal lunch boxes will look and feel familiar to any now-grown school child who toted vintage metal children’s school lunch boxes back in the 1950s to the 1980s, before they were replaced by plastic and vinyl lunch bag and kit options.
Each novelty lunch box measures about 8 inches by 7 inches and retails for around $13. Shoppers can find coordinating accessories for many of the patterns, like tote bags, wallets, coin bags, key caps, or pencil cases.
Parents may feel funny packing kids’ lunches in boxes decorated to look like packages of Tootsie Rolls, Junior Mints, Blow Pops, or Sugar Daddies or containers of Hawaiian Punch, 7-Up, or Orange Crush soda, but children and especially tweens will enjoy rocking lunch containers that resemble classic snack food and junk food. And as long as moms, dads, and kids fill these novelty lunch boxes with healthy food and do not mind that they are serving as free advertising for these iconic brands, no harm done.
Moms and dads may also enjoy giving these vintage-inspired lunch containers to kids as a way of introducing them to popular franchises of the past who are experiencing new surges in popularity, like the Smurfs and the Muppets, each of whom has an upcoming new movie in the works.
Finding Loungefly metal lunch boxes
For Back to School 2010 season, Chicago shops and boutiques like my sister kate in Hinsdale and Chicagoland Old Navy stores are selling these novelty metal lunch containers. Shoppers can also purchase them online at the Loungefly website.
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