Aladdin Lidsville lunchbox
The Aladdin Lidsville lunchbox is a vintage lunchbox featuring characters from the 1970s children’s television series ‘Lidsville’.
Lidsville was a short-lived American children’s television series created by the renowned producers Sid and Marty Krofft.
It ran for two seasons comprising 17 episodes, from 1971 until 1973, and told the story of a teenage boy trapped in a magical land of hats. As with the pair’s previous two shows (H.R. Pufnstuf and The Bugaloos) the show featured a combination of actors in make-up and giant puppet suits.
The series spawned very little tie-in merchandise, with only a short series of comic books and an Aladdin lunchbox produced at the time.
The Aladdin Lidsville lunchbox
The lunchbox features a number illustrations depicting characters from the show on the front, back and sides. The front features an image of Mark, Weenie the Genie and a number of the hats being attacked by the villainous magician Horatio J. HooDoo in his flying Hatamaran. The reverse shows HooDoo and Raunchy rabbit being chased by Mark on a motorcycle.
The sides of the box feature illustrations of the town of Lidsville, the opposing forces of the shows good and evil hats, and the human characters of Mark, Hoodoo and Weenie.
The lunchbox also came complete with a thermos flask featuring another image of Mark chasing HooDoo on a motorcycle.
How much is an Aladdin Lidsville lunchbox worth?
The lunchbox is relatively rare and sought after by specialist collectors. Examples complete with their thermos flasks can sell for up to $50 on sites like eBay, depending on their condition.