In Dragon’s Lair, the 1983 arcade game from Cinematronics, players led Dirk the Daring on his quest to rescue Princess Daphne from the bowels of the evil dragon Singe’s castle. I was ten years old when I first saw the machine, and if I could have had my way I would have dropped out of school to play this new animated game all day, every day. Fortunately my parents did not let me have my way, but a nice compromise was getting a Dragon’s Lair lunchbox. This allowed me to both see pictures of Dirk the Daring every day while still staying in school and obtaining an education. Win/win, in my book.
My original Dragon’s Lair lunchbox is long gone, but thanks to the wonders of eBay and credit cards, once again I am able to bring my grilled cheese sandwiches to work. Unfortunately, every day when I open the lunchbox I find that my sandwiches have been burnt.
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If you would like to hear more about Dragon’s Lair (and less of my jokes), check out episode 81 of the Retroist’s podcast.