Backtrack: Lunch Boxes

About This Episode

Sadly, not all of us were able to participate in the joy of owning lunch boxes. Some were not able to show all their friends which TV shows they liked, which cartoons were the coolest, or use that awesome thermos. But at least two of the hosts of GenXGrownUp were part of that lucky group! Come join us as we talk about what made lunch boxes such a status symbol.

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About The Author

Jon Jon Reddick is a well-credentialed nerd of the 80s, classic game fan, and technology geek. He merged those interests into the creation of GenXGrownUp: a weekly podcast and YouTube channel which explores and celebrates media, games, tech, toys, comics, and pop culture of yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.

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  1. I’ve owned 3 Lunchboxes in my childhood in the late 70’s & early 80’s. My fave & last was a “Masters of the Universe” complete with Flip N Sip Thermos I picked out myself at the store. When I 1st saw the commercial for Flip N Sip on TV in 2nd grade, I wanted 1 right then & there. If course it wasn’t until about 5th grade that my wish was granted. If I could show you pictures of that set here I would. Flip N Sip could be used in 3 ways:
    1. Drink from the spout itself
    2. Pour spout into the included screw on cup
    3. Use a straw from there.
    The Lunchboxes were the “Bling-Bling” of the time…& that slang wasn’t even invented yet that I know of. Many perks came with the Lunchbox of which I’ll give you 1 here…No waiting in line, just go in, sit, eat up & off to recess. No standing in a single line wasting time to get fed.
    Using Lunchboxes as weapons?? WTF, I’ve never heard of that before, unthinkable.
    Anyway, thanks for the link here from YouTube & the nostalgia.


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