Captain I’m Afraid This Retro Star Trek Lunchbox is Inauthentic

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 9, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Trek

Star Trek TOS Lunchbox circa 2009

You can now pre-order the Star Trek Original Series Lunch Box — but frankly the design of this schlocked out trinket misses the point in my book. For starters the side of the lunchbox misses the spirit of the entire show, the typography and graphic symbols have nothing to do with the late 60s. But the biggest missing part is that a lunchbox from that era wasn’t always photographic — in fact for a science fiction show you’d expect to see an illustration. And this I present to you the real deal, an authentic Star Trek lunchbox from the 60s: Read more…

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Every Hippy Child Should Sport a Flying Nun Lunchbox!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 29, 2008 in Hobbies and Collections

The Flying Nun lunchbox - front

I recall seeing Flying Nun re-runs during my childhood, and what’s strange looking back at it is that at the time not only did it see like a normal TV show show — but while being blitzed with the more interesting eye candy of the era like H.R. Pufnstuf the Sally Field sitcom seemed pretty mundane. However now that I’m looking back at it the entire concept for the show is pretty bizarre, and I do wonder if the show could ever air today given how seriously everybody takes religion. The show went on the air in 1967, and the above lunchbox was produced in 1968. Here’s the backside of the lunchbox which is just as strange:

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