Aladdin Gremlins lunchbox

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2015-06-26 11:12:57

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Aladdin Gremlins lunchbox

The Aladdin Gremlins lunchbox is a vintage lunchbox based on the popular 1984 feature film Gremlins.

Background

The lunch box was produced by the American company Aladdin Industries in 1984, as part of the tie-in merchandise range for the film.

Aladdin were the first company to produce lunchboxes featuring popular characters during the 1950s, and were the major U.S lunchbox manufacturer during the 1970s and 80s.

The Aladdin Gremlins lunchbox

The metal lunchbox has a red handle and borders, with different images on the front, reverse and sides. The front of the box features an illustration of the character Gizmo, with another of Billy Peltzer and Gizmo in the background.

The reverse features a scene from the film in which Gizmo drives a pink toy Barbie convertible car, with one of the Gremlins chasing him in the background.

The sides feature images of some sleeping Mogwai, a gremlin hiding amongst some children;s stuffed toys and Gremlins causing havoc in a cinema.

The matching thermos flask is white with a red cup/lid, and images of Gizmo one one side and a Gremlin on the other.

How much is an Aladdin Gremlins lunchbox worth?

The value of a Gremlins lunchbox depends on its condition, as they are not particularly rare items. Used boxes in average condition can often fail to sell on auction sites such as eBay, but unused or mint-condition boxes with their flasks intact can sell for up to $40.

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