Collector Lunch Boxes may not be the most sought after collectible out there but there are many who enjoy collecting rare lunch boxes. Especially such rare collectibles like the vintage metal lunch boxes of the 60s and 70s. During that era, many of the lunch boxes had images of such popular figures as The Beatles, The Lone Ranger, Captan America and even Star Wars lunch boxes. Today, there are many more modern characters that are sought after by collectors like Looney Tunes lunch boxes, Disney Princess lunch boxes and the perennial varites , Snoopy lunch boxes and the Sesame Street Lunch Box. The Tamiya lunch box has also become very popular.
Early in the 50s, 60s and 70s, metal lunch boxes where most popular. Later on, Tin lunch boxes became popular and today most lunch boxes are made of plastic which keep a kids lunch insulated.
The collectible values of lunch boxes are on par with many other kinds of collectibles although some styles, like the Barbie collectible, prove to be more popular.
Metal Lunch Boxes is the most popular collectible lunch box of the 50s through the 70s.
Plastic Lunch Boxes are became popular in the 70s and 80s and continue to be very popular today.
I just wanted an Other Lunch Boxes categoy to put those items that are not included in the other two categories. Enjoy!