King Seeley Thermos Mork and Mindy lunchbox
The King Seeley Thermos Mork and Mindy lunchbox is a vintage lunchbox based on the U.S television sitcom ‘Mork and Mindy’.
‘Mork and Mindy’ was a popular U.S sitcom starring Robin Williams and Pam Dawber, which told the story of an alien named Mork and his attempts to understand Earth with the help of his room-mate Mindy. The show ran for four seasons and 95 episodes, from 1979 until 1983, and made a worldwide star of Robin Williams.
The character of Mork (as played by Williams) had originally appeared in an episode of Happy Days, in which Richie dreams Mork is attempting to abduct him back to the planet Ork for tests. The character proved so popular that he was given his own series, set in the present-day.
The series also produced a range of tie-in merchandise including talking dolls and action figures made by Mattel, a Parker Brothers board game and a lunchbox made in 1979 by King Seeley Thermos.
The King Seeley Thermos Mork and Mindy lunchbox
The box has a yellow border and handle, and has graphics featuring photographs from the series on the front, back and side panels.
The front features an image of Mork and Mindy in which Mork wears a swimming nose-plug, whilst the back shows a scene from the season two episode ‘Dr Morkenstein’ in which Mork befriends a robot whilst working at the Science Museum, which is played by Forbidden Planet’s Robby the Robot.
Each side shows an individual image of Mork and Mindy, with pictures of both of them together on the top and bottom panels. The matching thermos flask is orange with a yellow top, and features an illustration of the two characters above the show’s title logo.
How much is a King Seeley Thermos Mork and Mindy lunchbox worth?
Top-quality examples of the box and thermos can sell for around $50 on auction sites such as eBay, whilst used boxes with wear and tear such as scratches and rust usually fetch $10 - $30 depending on condition.