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Jan 3, '08, 4:19 PM
I don't know what's wrong with me today, I'm terribly nostalgic. Happy Meals made me think of the old printed cardboard school supply boxes (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250202230213&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:Watchlink:middle:us)...like I had to get one at the start of every school year.
These are apparently pretty hard to come by, which is strange because they were so ubiquitous. I guess they'd get beat to hell, but still, you'd figure there'd be old store stock, or a collector's group, but I can't find much on the net.
Jan 3, '08, 4:53 PM
Man that's old school :grin: i remember having a few of those
Jan 3, '08, 6:34 PM
Weren't they called "pencil boxes"?
Jan 3, '08, 8:00 PM
No, when I think of a pencil box it's a shallower, narrower box. These are more like cigar boxes. Deep enough to hold your pencils, crayons, glue and safety scissors...:smile:
Jan 3, '08, 8:06 PM
I remember getting one every year, only to never actually use it for school supplies. By the first week of school it was occupied by at least a dozen Jawas and/or Micronauts that I had successfully traded other, lamer toys for.
I miss the complex trading network of Mrs. Manor's Second-Grade classroom :(
Jan 3, '08, 11:25 PM
I know in the 4th grade we had to get boxes for our desks for that list of school supplies that got sent home. Most every kid in my class had a cigar box. So did I, but unlike the other kids, my mom put cool contact paper over it, so it looked like a school supply box. After 4th grade, it held different things at different times: Charlie's Angels cards, dominoes, Matchbox cars, Bubble gum machine trinkets and the like.
Jan 4, '08, 12:05 AM
I remember having a few school supply boxes in elementary school. They were nothing fancy and I even carried my lunch in them when we ran out of brown paper bags.
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