Just because you’re growing up doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put a little fun in your daily routine. It’s not hard to let your childhood slip away from you, but these nerdy lunch boxes will surely bring you a daily smirk by reminding you of who you are and what you’re about.
You don’t have to bring a plain black lunch bag or throw your lunch in a grocery bag; you can show your true colors to the world; it’s okay.
We’ve gathered some cool lunch boxes for nerds for your browsing because we know how much you love cool stuff. So, if you’re sick of looking at that Coleman lunch box you always bring with you, we’re here to let you now that there are better lunch bags and boxes out there for you.
So without further ado, here are 20 nerdy lunch boxes that are super awesome:
1. Pokemon Munchlax Lunch Bag
As a general rule, most nerds simply love Pokemon — it’s embedded in our DNA. The successful franchise has had a stellar last couple of years, and that’s why the new Pokemon Lunch Bag from Think Geek is a necessity. This great Munchlax lunch box from ThinkGeek will guard your lunch, probably. It’s teal and cream colored, and it’s made out of canvas. It also has a padded carrying handle.
2. Doctor Who Tardis Shaped Tin Lunch Box
With the next Doctor officially being the first female doctor, now is the time to celebrate being a Doctor Who fan. There are a ton of great Doctor Who lunch boxes out there, but we think the one that’s actually shaped like a tardis is the best of the bunch. It’s bluer than blue, and is made of tin. It measures 4.8 x 3 x 8.8 inches. It’ll go perfectly with the Doctor Who nerdy backpack we featured in our other nerdy back to school post.
3. Batman Lunch Kit by Thermos
Of course, there are an impressive number of Batman lunch boxes available, too, but how many of them have their own cape? Just one, that we know of. This Batman Lunch Kit by Thermos has two separate compartments and has a comfortable, padded carrying handle. So, eat your lunch. Gotham needs you.
4. Game of Thrones Lunchbox
Winter is coming — you’d better pack a warm lunch. Whether you’re of House Lannister or House Stark, you’ll be able to show your appreciation for Game of Thrones with this stylish lunchbox. It has the GoT logo on the front, with house sigils on its side. It’s litho-printed and embossed.
5. Fluf Pow Organic Lunch Bag
Pow! This comic book inspired lunch bag is 100% certified organic and uses food-safe lining that is BPA and lead-free. It has snap closures and is easy to carry while also being durable and roomy, providing ample space for your lunch.
6. LEGO Lunch Box
Why not just put your lunch in a mega LEGO? This LEGO Lunch Box is PVC free and food safe, and there are also mini LEGO boxes that are able to fit inside of the larger lunch box. There are many colors available, including blue, green, light blue, pink, red, white, black and yellow.
7. The Walking Dead Lunchbox
If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead comic book from Image Comics, you’re going to want to check out this cool lunchbox. It’s colorful, which doesn’t necessarily fit with the comic book it’s based on, but it looks great, featuring Walking Dead comic art on every side by Charlie Adlard.
8. Fallout 4 Nuka World Lunchbox Replica
If you’re a fan of the wastelands, check out the brand new Fallout 4 Nuka World Lunchbox Replica from ThinkGeek. It’s a replica of the Fallout 4 lunchbox seen in the Nuka World DLC pack. One side sports the red and white Nuka Cola logo, while the other features a pin-up style female astronaut with a laser gun. It’s only found at ThinkGeek and the official Bethesda store. It’s entirely not irradiated, we swear!
9. Deadpool Lunchbox
Going the superhero route for your lunch box is always a great option, but what about a mercenary? Check out this Deadpool Face Lunch Box by Bioworld. It’s designed to resemble Deadpool’s face, with his classic red suit and black and white eyes. It’s lightweight and measures 8 inches tall. It has a zippered closure and a padded top handle. With the Deadpool movie being such a hit, and Deadpool 2 in the works, there’s no better time to be a Deadpool fan.
10. Darth Vader Star Wars Lunchbox
If you’d rather go the evil route with your lunch bag, check out this Darth Vader Star Wars lunchbox. Like the Batman lunch box above, it also has its own cape. It’s insulated with superior quality closed cell polyethylene foam so that your lunch will keep cold properly with an icepack. Once people at the office see you’re a fan of the dark side, they’ll likely begin to think twice before stealing your afternoon meal.
11. Wonder Woman Lunch Box w/ Cape
Thermos’ Wonder Woman lunch box comes with a cape and two compartments, and it has the fuschia with light blue and yellow colorway — perfect for any Wonder Woman fan. Of course, with a name brand like Thermos creating it, you know you’re getting a quality Wonder Woman lunch box here. It’s 100% PVC free and it has the same quality foam insulation as the Darth Vader lunch bag above. It also has a padded carrying handle.
12. Thermos BB-8 Lunch Box
Everyone’s new favorite droid has plenty of merchandise behind him already, so it should be no surprise that this Thermos BB-8 Lunch Box exists. As is typically the case with the Thermos brand, it’s incredibly well-designed and stylish — the orange padded handle is a nice touch. It has two separate compartments, and the graphics are screen printed for accuracy.
13. Wonder Woman Lunch Box and Backpack Set
With the Wonder Woman popularity explosion, everyone is going to be looking out for both a Wonder Woman lunch box and a backpack when they head back to school. This set includes both for $40, which is a great deal. The backpack is 16 inches, and it comes with a cape, just like the lunch box. The lunch box features the classic yellow logo with red background and white stars on a blue background.
14. Poke Ball Lunch Case
Pokémon is great, and you’ll be the envy of all of your Pikachu-loving buds when you stroll into the lunch room with this Poke Ball Lunch case.
15. Alien Lunch Box w/ Thermos
The Alien Lunch Box comes with a Thermos, which is enough to egg-cite any sci-fi fan.
16. Dragon Ball Z Goku Symbol Lunch Box
While taking a break in his training for the battles of Namek, Goku adopted this symbol once found on an ancient yellow lunch bag featuring a symbol he hadn’t seen before. That Goku Symbol lunch bag is available at Entertainment Earth.
17. The Walking Dead Pudding Can Lunch Tote
Nothing says taking a break like Carl sitting atop a roof with a ridiculously giant can of chocolate pudding. Now, that pudding ‘can’ is available in the form of a lunch tote. Your friends would really have to be a hardcore fan of the show to get the reference, so it’ll be easy to find out who your real friends are come lunch time.
18. Ecto 1 Ghostbusters Lunch Box
A classic cool lunch box featuring the Ghostbusters logo on one side and the Ecto-1 and its license plate on the other. On the sides, you’ll find Ghostbusters artwork.
19. Iron Giant Tin Lunch Box
20. Back to the Future Retro Lunch Box
Calling Back to the Future anything but a masterpiece should land you in jail. Check out this dual-sided tin lunch box with one side depicting the movie poster for Back to the Future and the other side featuring the artwork form the cover of Sherman Peabody’s Tales from Space 1955 comic book prop. It’s an absolute-must for sci-fi fans.