Aladdin Super Powers lunchbox
The Aladdin Super Powers lunchbox is a vintage collectible lunchbox featuring DC Comics characters.
The box features four of the main characters from the D.C Comics universe, Superman, Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman. The box was produced in 1983 as part of the first wave of merchandise from the Super Powers range of action figures produced by Kenner.
This range of toys was heavily marketed in all D.C titles from 1984 until 1986, and the ‘Super Powers’ logo appeared on everything from lunchboxes and colouring books to toys, posters, t-shirts, children’s costumes, games, trading cards and anything else D.C could think of.
The long-running Hanna-Barbera cartoon series Super Friends, which featured a number of D.C characters, was re-launched as ‘Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show’, and a range of comic books written specifically to promote the line was created by Jack Kirby.
The Super Powers range of action figures included 37 figures, eight vehicles, one play-set and a carrying case, and was produced for three years from 1984 until 1986.
The Aladdin Super Powers lunchbox
The box has red borders and a matching handle, with colour illustrated graphics on the front, back and side panels.
The front and back of the box both feature the ‘Super Powers’ logo in purple text surrounded by red and yellow stars, along with the characters Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. The back of the box also depicts Batman’s sidekick Robin.
These same four characters also appear along the sides of the box in different poses against a red background, and on the matching thermos flask against a white background.
How much is an Aladdin Super Powers lunchbox worth?
Although the box is one of the most modern metal Aladdin boxes, the mere fact that it features Golden Age superheroes means it is still sought after by collectors.
Boxes in unused mint condition, complete with tags, have sold on auction sites such as eBay for up to $100 on some occasions. This top price only applies to the very best examples however, and the value of good condition used boxes drops off sharply due to the large numbers of boxes produced.
Good used boxes with their flasks intact regularly sell for $20 - $30, with boxes individually selling for $10 - $15.