15 Killer Lunchboxes for Kids Heading Back to School

By on August 14, 2016

Just wow: while many might say that the heyday of lunchboxes was some decades ago, there’s no doubt that the choices kids (and parents) have today tops all previous times.  The likely reason for this smorgasbord?  The Internet plus pop culture plus a willingness to buy the coolest darn thing that we can find.

So without further ado—and in no particular order—here are the choice lunchboxes for kids heading back-to-school this year:

The Avant Garde

Right off the bat, we have one of the classiest lunchboxes that helps to totally offset some more superhero-y selections.  The owner of this lunch box need never stop using it, and to compliment this lunch conveyance just grab a few cucumber sandwiches along with a copy of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Breakfast at Tiffany's Lunch Box

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Lunchbox at Amazon

A Lunchbox Not that Far Away

Several excellent examples of how much better lunchboxes are now than they were then.  You know what’s better than vintage Star Wars? Feast your eyes on these:

R2-D2 tin Lunch Box

Star Wars R2-D2 Tin Tote Lunchbox at Amazon

Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Lunch Box

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Lunchbox at Amazon

Star Wars Vanilla Lunch Box

Star Wars Episode IV Lunchbox at Amazon

Boba Fett Lunch Box

Star Wars Boba Fett Lunch Helmet at Amazon

The Caped Cuisine

I will just say it now, forget Affleck.  If there is one absolute, it that Batman’s inherent coolness is enduring.  It survived the ’60s, the Cold War, the Schumacher—it will survive the Affleck.

Classic Batman Lunch Kit

Classic Batman Dual Compartment Lunch Kit at Amazon

Less Classic Batman Lunch Kit

Batman Dual Compartment Lunch Kit at Amazon

Batman Tin Lunch Box

Large Tin Batman Lunchbox at Amazon

Hello Lunchy

Nothing sows harmony like the tranquil effects of Hello Kitty, and these designs take it to the next level.  If the U.N. used lunchboxes like these, the world would be a better place.
Hello Kitty Nerd Lunch Box

The Studious Chalkboard Hello Kitty Nerd Lunchbox at Amazon

Hello Kitty Childrens Box

Fade to Black Hello Kitty Children’s Lunchbox at Amazon

Lunch with My Friend Bill

In contrast to some of the more serene and inviting lunchboxes on this list, here is one with some edge.  Everyone needs heroes, but some of us need antiheroes with our ham sandwich.

Kill Bill Lunch Box

Kill Bill Lunchbox at Amazon

The Sweet Sound of Lunch

Some are blessed with gift of music, but for those with talent and inclination, this how you turn up their lunches to 11.

Fender Lunch Box

Aquarius Fender Amp Lunchbox at Amazon

The Building Blocks of Tomorrow, Today

Seriously, it’s a giant LEGO lunchbox.  Of course, there may be some trade-off in practicality, but again: it’s a giant LEGO lunchbox.

LEGO Lunch Box Closed

Lego Lunch Box Open

The LEGO Lunch Box at Amazon

A College of Monsters

Kids love Disney and kids love Pixar, so let the dream-invading, Billy Crystal-powered Monster’s University Mike shepherd the child on their way.

Monsters U Lunch Box

Monsters University Mike Wazowski Metal Tin Box  at Amazon

Lunch in a Half Shell

This lunchbox is so ridiculously cool, as in taught-to-me-by-a-giant-rat-sensei cool, if I had had this one… I might still be in elementary school protecting its sheer unadulterated awesome from the other children.

TMNT Shell Lunch Box

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lunchbox at Amazon

About Brian Hoss

As a video game designer, I have worked for years with companies like Activision, Electronic Arts and Zenimax. Naturally, my fascination with technology, the internet, and the age-old social sharing of storytelling has prompted me to indulge writing for The CheckOut. Google BMH

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