Aladdin Hogan’s Heroes lunchbox
The Aladdin Hogan’s Heroes lunchbox is a collectible vintage lunchbox base on the popular 1960s U.S sitcom ‘Hogan’s Heroes’.
Hogan’s Heroes is a popular U.S sitcom set in a World War II POW camp. It tells the story of a group of Allied soldiers, led by Colonel Hogan, and their constant attempts to escape by outsmarting the German Colonel Klink and his overweight assistant Sergeant Schultz.
The show ran for six seasons and 168 episodes on CBS, from 1965 until 1971, during which time it was nominated for three Emmy awards. It also produced a range of related merchandise including a series of comic books, toys including a compass kit and a slide projector set, models such as Hogan’s jeep and Klink’s staff car, and a lunchbox produced in 1966 by Aladdin Industries.
The Aladdin Hogan’s Heroes lunchbox
The lunchbox is domed, and features colour graphics on every side. The front of the box depicts Hogan talking to Sergeant Schultz, distracting him whilst Corporal LeBeau digs a tunnel behind him. The characters of Kinch and Newkirk can be seen through the window of their hut, with Kinch using the radio hidden inside the coffee pot.
The reverse of the box shows Hogan, LeBeau and Kinch being interrogated by Colonel Klink, whilst Newkirk slips a kouse into the pocket of Sergeant Schultz.
The sides of the box show Hogan setting light to the boot of Sergeant Schultz using a match, and Colonel Klink catching LeBeau in the act of digging a tunnel. The bottom shows a wide shot of the POW camp, with LeBeau feeding bones to the guard dogs.
The thermos flask features a yellow lid, and a wraparound image of the main characters in their POW hut whilst Hogan receives a haircut from LeBeau.
How much is an Aladdin Hogan’s Heroes lunchbox worth?
Hogan’s Heroes was highly successful during the 1960s, and remains one of the best-loved U.S sitcoms of the decade making vintage collectibles highly sought after.
Top-quality examples of the box (complete with flasks) can sell on auction sites such as eBay for over $200, with used boxes regularly selling for $100 - $150 depending on their condition. Boxes without flasks can still sell for $60 - $100.