Aladdin Buck Rogers lunchbox
The Aladdin Buck Rogers lunchbox is a vintage lunchbox based on the U.S television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
The lunch box was produced by the American company Aladdin Industries in 1979, to tie in with the first series of the television show.
The pilot of the show had originally been created as a feature-length film and shown in cinemas. Its popularity led to the full series being commissioned, and a range of merchandise soon followed including action figures and other toys.
The show’s second season was aired in 1981, but the series was cancelled soon afterwards.
The Aladdin lunchbox
The metal lunchbox has an orange handle and rim, with different illustrations on the front, reverse and sides. The front of the box depicts an image of the show’s two main characters – Buck Rogers, played by Gil Gerard, and Wilma Deering, played by Erin Gray, along with the robot Twiki.
The reverse shows these same three characters in the cockpit of a spaceship along with the show’s other main character Dr. Elias Huer.
The sides of the box show scenes from the series including space battles and the show’s villains Princess Ardala and her bodyguard Kane. The box has a matching thermos flask with an orange cup/lid and close-up images of the faces of the main characters.
How much is an Aladdin lunchbox worth?
As these items are fairly common on auction sites such as eBay, the most sought after and valuable examples are those in unused or mint condition.
As such, the best examples complete with their thermos flasks can sell for up to around $80 in some circumstances, although the average price can be between $30 - $50.