King Seeley Thermos A-Team lunchbox
The King Seeley Thermos A-Team lunchbox is a vintage lunchbox based on the popular 1980s action show ‘The A-Team’.
The A-Team made its debut in 1983, and went on to run for five seasons (98 episodes) until 1987. It was a worldwide success, and remains in active syndication on channels around the world.
The show produced a wide range of tie-in merchandise during its initial run and its popularity with children. These included a range of action figures, vehicles and play-sets, View Master reels, trading cards, stickers, a Parker Brothers board game, comic books and a lunchbox made by King Seeley Thermos in 1983.
The King Seeley Thermos A-Team lunchbox
The box has red borders and a white handle, with illustrated graphics on each panel. The front features the show’s logo in large letters in the centre of the box, with images of each character around the edges. The background features images of the A-Team van, Face’s white Corvette and a speedboat, whilst the sky above them is filled with explosions, helicopters and parachuting figures.
The back of the box features an image of the four main characters posed together, with another large show logo in the top-left hand corner and the van and helicopter in the background.
The two side panels show the team members (Murdoch and B.A on one side, Face and Hannibal on the other) whilst the top shows the van surrounded by explosions and the bottom features the Corvette speeding away.
The box came complete with a red square plastic flask, which has a white top and an image of Mr T as B.A Baracus alongside the show’s logo.
How much is a King Seeley Thermos A-Team lunchbox worth?
Although not particularly rare, the boxes are still sought after by collectors due to the popularity and enduring legacy of the show.
Unused, mint-condition boxes complete with flasks and tags have sold on auction sites such as eBay for more than $150, with boxes alone reaching $100 in some circumstances.
Used boxes regularly sell for $40 - $70 depending on their condition.