September 21, 2015 UPDATE: The winners of the contest have been selected and contacted via email. Thanks to everyone who entered!
We’ve had a few week’s of Merchandise Monday now, and we’re so excited to continue to share our geeky collectibles with you! Sometimes, we highlight a single item, like Alice’s Marauder’s Map or my Bag End Miniature. Other times, it makes sense to show sets of items, like Maria’s Ghostbuster Funko Pop Vinyls. Today, I’m going to do a round-up of my geeky lunchboxes…and maybe you can add to your collection with our giveaway!
Let’s start with the one that’s not pictured. My husband and I actually have another R2-D2 lunch box that’s admittedly not as cool as the one shown here, but it’s a lot more practical! He is filled with medicine, and we carry him around practically everywhere, in case we need something for a headache or if we forgot to take an allergy pill. We call him our “health droid” because he repairs us when we take damage.
This R2-D2 lunchbox is so cute, but to be honest, because of his shape, it’s actually hard to find many uses for him. We got this one at Hollywood Studios in Disney World. We were grabbing breakfast at a little cafe in the park, and we spotted a bunch of these little guys. We asked the lady who was ringing up our order how much it would be to buy one. She said it was free with a kids meal. We decided that after we finished eating, we would go back and order a kids meal, and either give it away or have it as a snack later. But before we had a chance, the lady came over to our table and just gave it to us for free! She was so nice, and this lunchbox holds a special place in our hearts.
This Wonder Woman lunchbox was a gift from my hubby right before I went on a trip. I was travelling to the Denny’s headquarters in South Carolina to cover the release of a special Hobbit themed menu for Middle-earth News. Unbeknownst to me, he had purchased this little lunchbox for me and filled it with snacks for my trip! It was so sweet!
There is this cool old fashioned candy shop near us that we like to visit, and in addition to yummy candies, sodas, and ice cream flavors, they also have cool art on the walls and all kinds of geeky lunchboxes! We got this Star Wars lunchbox on one of our trips to satisfy our sweet tooth, and we ended up carrying all of our candy home in it. It’s now the place where we put candy when we don’t want to have it out in the open, constantly tempting us. I have to tell you–it works! There are so many times when I’ve opened this lunch box and had completely forgotten what we had secreted away inside!
This Avengers lunchbox is so new, that I don’t really have any stories for it yet! What can I say? I like the Avengers, and Captain America is my favorite, so I like that he’s in the foreground. I think we’ll have to take this one on a few adventures so we can have an epic tale to tell!
September 4, 2015 was Force Friday, the day when a ton of new Star Wars merchandise would hit stores ahead of the December release of the new movie. Hubby went and checked out a bunch of places on Friday itself, but since I was at work, we made a trip to Target together on the following day. Some stuff was obviously already sold out, but we got to see some awesome toys that I would have loved as a kid (who am I kidding? I love it now)! We were really in the Star Wars aisle for a long time, and employees kept coming over and asking if we would like a free Star Wars lunchbox. By now, you know our propensity for geeky lunchboxes, so we said, “Yes!”
In the end, we ended up with a bunch of extras, so it seems like the best thing to do is to have a giveaway! If you would like to win one of these Target-exclusive Force Friday lunchboxes, leave a comment below. You can tell us what you’re most looking forward to in the new Star Wars movie, what adventures you would go on with your new lunchbox, or which of these lunchboxes I’ve shared is your favorite. All the matters is that you leave a comment by midnight (Eastern Time) on Sunday, September 20! Good luck and may the Force be with you!