Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… my lunch!
This metal lunchbox, made in 1978, was released in conjunction with Superman: The Movie, released that same year. You can tell that most of the characters on the lunchbox look like their movie counterparts. That’s obviously Christopher Reeve as Superman and Clark Kent, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, and Jackie Cooper as Perry White, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Planet. Jimmy Olsen, on the other hand, barely resembles Marc McClure, the actor who portrayed him in the film. I wonder if the person who designed the lunchbox put himself in place of Jimmy Olsen and hoped nobody would notice.
Occasionally I have difficulty in deciding which side of a lunchbox I’m going to display on my shelf, but this one’s a no brainer. If I have to choose whether to look at a meeting at the Daily Planet or the Man of Steel flying… Up, Up and Away!