Aladdin Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Lunchbox
The Aladdin Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Lunchbox is a vintage lunchbox based on the 1960s U.S
‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ was a popular U.S science fiction/fantasy show that ran for four seasons and 110 episodes from 1964 until 1968. It was produced by Irwin Allen, creator of classic shows such as ‘Lost in Space’ and ‘Land of the Giants’ and known as the ‘Master of Disaster’ for his successful feature films including ‘The Towering Inferno’ and ‘The Poseidon Adventure’.
It featured the adventures of the USOS Seaview, a futuristic submarine led by Admiral Harriman Nelson and Captain Lee Crane, as its crew explored the oceans and battled a combination of enemy governments, spies, aliens and sea creatures.
The show also inspired a number of products including a series of comic books, models of the submarines, a board game made by Milton Bradley, a View Master reel and a lunchbox produced by Aladdin Industries in 1967.
The Aladdin Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Lunchbox
The box has a black border and handle, features full colour graphics on the front, back and sides and was sold with a matching thermos flask.
The front of the box shows the Seaview approaching as the Flying Sub is attacked by a giant red octopus, whilst the back shows the same scene from inside the control room as Nelson and Crane watch the attack on a viewing screen.
The sides of the box both feature the flying sub, both underwater and flying through the air like a plane, along with scenes of the crew exploring underwater. The bottom of the box features the giant octopus along with divers, and it appears again on the flask along with an image of the Flying Sub launching from inside the Seaview.
How much is an Aladdin Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea lunchbox worth?
The show was the longest-running same-character U.S science fiction series of the 1960s, and as such is well remembered by collectors.
Top condition boxes with thermos flasks have sold on eBay for more than $150, with those in average condition usually fetching $25 - $50.