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The Muppet Show (1978)

King-Seeley Thermos Co.

The Muppet Show Lunchbox

Metal lunchbox with a photo of Kermit with a microphone, standing proudly backstage in front of a collection of first-season Muppet Show characters on the front. The same picture was used on the first Muppet Show album.

The back features Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Sides include Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy. The top has Statler Waldorf and Droop in the theater box. Bottom of the lunch box offers a special treat showing a row of joyful audience members, including rarely seen Mildred, Zelda and the Green and Blue Frackle.

The thermos features Kermit with his hand resting on his chin under "The Muppet Show" logo and was released in yellow and orange.

Pigs in Space (1978)

King-Seeley Thermos Co.

Metal lunchbox with a photo of Captain Link Hogthrob, First Mate Miss Piggy, Dr. Julius Strangepork, and two crewpig off to the side with the words "The Muppet Show presents Pigs in Space." On the back is Link, Piggy and Strangepork in the control room. Sides feature a male and female Koozebanian. The top shows the Swinetrek in space and the bottom also has Koozebanians.

A yello thermos features Piggy, Link, and Dr. Strankepork under "The Muppet Show" logo.

Jim Henson's Muppets (1979)

King-Seeley Thermos Co.

Metal lunchbox with a familiar photo of the Muppet Show gang. Featured on the front are Kermit, Gonoz, Scooter, Miss Piggy, Scooter, Fozzie, Camilla, Robin, and Rowlf. Around the sides and corners are Sweetums, Miss Piggy, Scooter, Sam, Link Hogthrob and Dr. Teeth. The top has Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Uncle Deadly, Statler and Waldorf, Link, and Dr. Teeth. The bottom features Scooter, Blue Frackle, Animal, Floyd, and a slightly older version of Miss Piggy.

Yeloow thermos features Kermit eating a sandwich.

This lunchbox was released with three different backs as shown below.

Jim Henson's Muppets - Kermit Lunchbox
Jim Henson's Muppets - Fozzie Lunchbox
Back: Kermit
Back: Fozzie
Back: Animal

The Muppet Movie (1979)

King-Seeley Thermos Co.

"The Muppet Movie" is the most difficult to find and valuable metal lunchbox featuring the Muppets. The front features Kermit playing his banjo on log. The back is Kermit, Piggy, Dr. Teeth, Zoot, Floyd, Janice, Robin Animal, Camilla, and others filming "The Magic Store" in the big final "Rainbow Connection" scene, with the Electric Mayhem bus & "Hollywood" sign behind them. Around the sides and corners are Gonzo with balloons and Miss Piggy in a director's chair. The top has a picture of Rowlf, Gonzo, Camilla, Fozzie, Piggy, and Kermit around the camp fire. Bottom of the lunchbox is Kermit and Fozzie looking out of the window of the newly painted Studebaker.

This rare yellow thermos features a nice picture of Kermit playing his banjo over a rainbow.

Miss Piggy (1980)

King-Seeley Thermos Co.

Yellow plastic lunchbox with a sticker (photo) on the front of Miss Piggy riding a motorcycle. This same picture was used for various keychains, tins and buttons.

Lunch with Kermit the Frog (1981)

King-Seeley Thermos Co.

Yellow plastic lunchbox with a decal illustration of Kermit reclining and eating a sandwich.

Muppets Dome (1981)

King-Seeley Thermos Co.

Red plastic lunchbox with a decal illustration of a group of Muppets enjoying picnic. Photo stickers of Muppets and various props were included inside to decorate the box.

Muppets (1982)

King-Seeley Thermos Co.

Blue plastic lunchbox with a decal illustration printed on the front featuring Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Animal, and Gonzo enjoying a grand feast catered to each individual's taste. For example, Fozzie is holding a banana to his ear, and Miss Piggy is eating frosted Danishes with a fork. Kermit is having a well balanced nutritional lunch as usual.

A blue version of the 1979 thermos of Kermit eating a sandwich was included with this lunchbox.

The Jim Henson Hour (1989)

King-Seeley Thermos Co.

Yellow plastic lunchbox with a photo decal on the front featuring Ubu, Zondra, Digit, Leon and Lindy bursting out of a television set. Considered an unusual lunchbox in that it doesn't feature any of the major Muppets, including Kermit, the star of the show. This is, however, one of the very few tie-ins with the short-lived TV show "The Jim Henson Hour".

Muppet School Bus (1989)


Yellow plastic lunchbox in the shap of a bus with an illustration decal on the front. Fozzie drives the Muppet school bus, with Rowlf, Kermit, Animal, Camilla, Gonzo, Scooter and Piggy as passengers.

Kermit's Frog Scout Van (1989)


Blue plastic lunchbox in the shape of a van with an illustration decal on the front. Kermit drives the Frog Scout van, with Gonzo, Animal, Fozzie, and a gang of Frog Scouts riding inside.

Miss Piggy's Safari Van (1989)


Like Kermit Miss Piggy is driving her own van. Pink plastic in the shape of a van with an illustration decal on the front of Piggy chauffeuring Gonzo, Fozzie, Kermit, and various jungle animals.

Miss Piggy Soft Lunchbox (1989)


Miss Piggy soft sided insulated lunch box. Purple with pink dots and pink trim. Decal illustration with a very "youthful" looking Miss Piggy along with her name. Came with pink and white thermos with the same decal.

Jim Henson's Muppets (1992)


Blue plastic lunchbox with an illustration decal on the front of Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo and Scooter building a tree house.

Blue and white thermos features Fozzie, Gonzo and other characters gathering wood and other items needed to build the tree house.

Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

King-Seeley Thermos Co.

Teal plastic lunchbox featuring illustrations of Kermit as Captain Smallot at the helm with smaller pictures of Muppets surrounding him including Muppet pirates such as Mad Monty.

Blue and white thermos features the same photo of Kermit as on the box.

Muppet LunchboxMuppet Lunchbox (1997, Schylling)

This is a limited edition, mini-metal lunchbox, with illustrations surrounding the box. On the front and back Kermit is juggling his lunch. The sides depict Animal eating a turkey leg and Fozzie eating a banana. The top has Rizzo eating pizza and Kermit with an apple. The bottom features the same Rizzo and Kermit with the addition of Piggy and a slice of cake.

No thermos is included.

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