Aladdin E.T lunchbox
The Aladdin E.T lunchbox is a vintage children’s lunchbox featuring characters from the 1982 film ‘E.T – The Extra Terrestrial’.
The lunchbox was released in 1982 as part of the large range of merchandise licensed to tie in with the film.
It was produced by Aladdin Industries, an American manufacturer that specialised in creating lunchboxes and thermos flasks featuring famous film, television and cartoon characters.
The Aladdin E.T lunchbox
The metal lunchbox has a yellow border with blue panels featuring illustrations of scenes from the film. The front of the box features an image of E.T and Elliot, with E.T’s spaceship in the background, and the reverse shows the famous scene in which Elliot and his friends ride their bikes through the air whilst E.T sits in the front basket.
The sides of the box show other scenes including Elliot’s family, and E.T hiding amongst a collection of stuffed toys with Elliot’s younger sister (played by Drew Barrymore).
The box is accompanied by a matching blue thermos flask, which features close-up pictures of the characters’ faces.
How much is an Aladdin E.T lunchbox worth?
The box is popular with vintage lunchbox collectors, and examples in good condition with their flasks intact have sold for up to $30 on auction sites such as eBay. Mint condition examples have been known to sell for more than $100, and some dealers list complete sets in excess of $200.