Aladdin Sigmund and the Sea Monsters lunchbox
The Aladdin Sigmund and the Sea Monsters lunchbox is a rare vintage lunchbox based on the 1970s U.S television show Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters was a Saturday morning children’s show produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, creators of ‘H.R Pufnstuf’, ‘Lidsville’ and ‘The Banana Splits’. It told the story of two brothers Johnny and Scott, who discover a sea monster named Sigmund and rescue him from his family of monsters who want him to pursue a life of evil. The show revolved around the boys attempts to keep Sigmund a secret, and protect him from his family.
The show ran for 29 episodes from 1973 until 1975, and was the first Krofft show to be given a second season on air. It also spawned a range of tie-in merchandise including a number of records featuring music and songs from the show, along with colouring books, comic books and a lunchbox produced by Aladdin Industries in 1974.
The Aladdin Sigmund and the Sea Monsters lunchbox
The box has an orange border and handle, with colour graphics on the front, back and sides, and came with a white and orange flask.
The graphics on the front of the box show Johnny and Scott sweeping the yard with the help of Sigmund, who is holding a broom with his tentacles. In the background, one of Sigmund’s evil monster brothers spies on them from behind a wooden fence.
The back of the box shows Johnny fighting with the same brother, whilst Scott, Sigmund and rest of the sea-monster family watch.
The sides of the box show scenes from the series, such as Johnny and Scott carrying Sigmund on a plank of wood, the sea monster family playing cards, and Johnny and Sigmund exploring a cave. The flask has images of both brothers, Sigmund and his monster family along with the show’s logo.
How much is an Aladdin Sigmund and the Sea Monsters lunchbox worth?
As with most vintage collectibles relating to the shows of Sid and Marty Krofft, the lunchbox is popular with collectors (although less so than boxes based on their other shows).
Good condition boxes without flasks can sell for between $30 - $50 on sites such as eBay, with top-condition examples complete with their flasks reaching up to $100 in some circumstances.