Friday, December 28, 2007

Vintage 1982 E.T. LUNCH BOX, THERMOS Metal Tin Litho ET

Vintage 1982 E.T. LUNCH BOX, THERMOS Metal Tin Litho ET - (eBay item 310011239835 end time Jan-04-08 20:25:52 PST)

Do you like vintage lunch boxes?

This old tin litho lunch box and thermos feature colorful art drawings of scenes and characters from the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The lid says, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial ©1982 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved. A trademark of and licensed by Universal City Studios, Inc. Aladdin Industries Incorporated, Nashville, Tenn. 37210 USA." Similar markings appear on the thermos which holds about eight ounces--"Keeps Hot...Keeps Cold."

Under the yellow plastic handle is an image of E.T. trying to phone home. One side shows E.T. and the three children focused on floating balls that represent the solar system. The bottom panel has Gertie (young Drew Barrymore) kissing E.T. good-bye. The other side shows her with E.T. posing as one of her stuffed animals. One large panel shows the kids and E.T. on bikes flying over police cars. The other large panel shows E.T. healing Elliot's hurt finger.

Can you believe this movie came out 25 years ago? To refresh your memory on the story, characters and creators, visit:
From Wikipedia:
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 science fiction film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Melissa Mathison and starring Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace and Peter Coyote. It tells the story of Elliott (played by Thomas), a lonely boy who befriends a friendly alien, dubbed E.T., who is stranded on Earth. Elliott and his siblings help the alien return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government.

The lunch box has wear on the edges, patina on the handle clips and latch, minor dings, and some light rust where the lid and box scrape each other. The thermos looks great.

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