1982 Lunchbox (Thermos)
This metal G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero lunchbox was created by the Aladdin company in 1982, and included a thermos. The painted artwork is completely original and was never reprinted anywhere else. It appears to have been created by the same artist that painted the "To the Rescue" 1982 mail order poster. Visit the 1982 Mail Order Posters page to learn more about what many consider to be the most beautiful piece of marketing art in G.I. Joe history. Roll over the images below to find out more, or click the images to enlarge them.
This lunchbox/thermos set features a couple variations. Roll over the images below to find out more, or click the images to enlarge them.
The yellow Thermos features a three color print of Grunt on a white label. These Thermoses regularly came with white or brown cup/lids. Other color cup/lids have been spotted on the resale market, but this could be a simple swap from any other Thermos of that era. Our two specimens feature a Flip'n'Sip top and a simple plug top.
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