Aladdin Jetsons lunchbox
The Aladdin Jetsons lunchbox is a highly collectible vintage lunchbox featuring characters from the 1960s cartoon show ‘The Jetsons’.
The Jetsons is a popular U.S animated sitcom which made its debut in 1962 and initially running for 26 episodes until 1963. The series was shown in syndication until 1985, when a further 49 episodes were made and shown until 1987.
The show is set in 2062, and tells the story of the Jetson family, George, Jane, Judy and Elroy, who live the Skypad Apartments in Orbit City. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera as a futuristic equivalent to ‘The Flintstones’, although it didn’t match the success of their most famous show.
The original Aladdin Jetsons domed lunchbox was released in 1963, and today is highly sought after. A similar domed Jetsons box was released by Hallmark in 2001, and whilst at first glance it appears very similar to the Aladdin box there are variations in the graphics which make it easy to spot the difference.
The 1963 Aladdin Jetsons lunchbox
The lunchbox is domed, and features colour graphics on every side with yellow edging and a matching yellow handle.
The front of the box shows George flying off to work, and Elroy being launched off to school in his pod. The bottom panel features Jane, Judt, Astro the dog and Rosie the robot maid watching George on a viewing screen. The back of the box shows an image of the Skypad Apartments in the top panel, with the bottom featuring George flying off with Judy and Elroy, whilst Jane, Rosie and Astro wave them goodbye.
The sides of the box show Jane taking Astro for a walk and Judy flying to school in her pod, whilst the bottom shows the family ordering dinner with a series of futuristic punch cards.
The box was sold with a matching thermos flask, which has a yellow cup/lid and wraparound graphics of the family in their flying car.
How much is an Aladdin Jetsons lunchbox worth?
The Jetsons domed lunchbox is one of the most sought after vintage boxes on the market due to its rarity and high quality of graphics.
Examples in the best condition have sold for more than $550 on auction sites such as eBay, whilst even used boxes with wear and tear such as rust and scratches can bring over $200.
Individual thermos flasks can sell for up to $100 depending on their condition.