Aladdin Charlie’s Angels lunchbox
The Aladdin Charlie’s Angels lunchbox is a vintage lunchbox based on the popular U.S television series ‘Charlie’s Angels’.
‘Charlie’s Angels’ is an American television show following the adventures of three female private detectives working for an unseen benefactor named Charlie. The show originally aired for five seasons and 110 episodes from 1976 until 1981, and was hugely popular around the world. During its runs there were several cast changes, with six actresses playing various angels. The show’s second, most successful season featured Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd (who replaced Farrah Fawcett-Majors after the first season).
The show produced a wide range of tie-in merchandise including dolls, board games, trading cards, posters and a lunchbox first produced by Aladdin Industries in 1977.
The Aladdin Charlie’s Angels lunchbox
The box has a light blue border and handle, with colour graphics on the front, back and sides. The front of the box features close-up illustrations of the three main characters - Kelly Garrett, Sabrina Duncan and Kris Munroe – against a white background with small stars and the show’s title logo beneath them.
The reverse of the box shows the Angels in action, as Kelly and Sabrina rescue a tied-up Kris from a warehouse by using martial arts on her captors.
The sides of the box feature all three Angels undergoing various police training exercises, including firing at a pistol range and completing an assault course. The bottom of the box shows the trio apprehending a criminal and tying him up at gunpoint whilst the police arrive in the background.
The matching thermos flask has a light blue border and cup/lid, with coloured panels featuring faces of each of the characters and their names beneath.
How much is an Aladdin Charlie’s Angels lunchbox worth?
Due to the popularity of the show a large number of boxes were produced and they are relatively common on auction sites such as eBay. However, examples in top condition are still sought after by collectors, and near-mint boxes with their flasks intact can sell for up to $100.
Boxes and flasks in good condition can sell for between $30 - $50 depending on wear and tear, with boxes selling individually for $10 - $15.