15 Jan, 2009
To Be or Not to Be: The Obama Lunch Box
Posted by: Meg In: Lunchbox Products
The Boston Herald presented a line of new Obama collectibles last week with the catch that: some of the items are real, and some of them are imaginary. They took items from the Official 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee’s new online store, and mixed in a few creative items so we could guess which ones are real. The Obama lunchbox, of course, caught my eye! I tried my hand at guessing the real versus fake Obama items and did about as poorly as random.
Each item had a clever description, for example, the lunchbox description:
Lunchbox ($18) — Your grade-schooler will be the envy of the cafeteria with this collectible, limited-edition lunchbox, featuring Obama on the obverse and — who else? — Obama on the reverse.
Other items contending in the list included a
- Coloring book ($6) — listed as an “educational souvenir”
- Obama ‘Love’ tote bag ($70) — so you can “Rock the tote”
- Apron ($15) — for whip up an Inauguration Day feast
- China plate ($82) — a commemorative dish (not my choice!)
- Obama ‘Change’ diaper ($9) — to keep infants comfy while they do their patriotic doody
- Piggy bank ($10) — a “recessionproof investment vehicle”
- Basketball jersey ($130) — a slammin’ No. 44 basketball jersey
- Abs workout video ($12) — okay, I think this one has to be a joke…
- Bowling ball ($120) — So you can “Keep politics out of the gutter”
Much to my dismay, the Obama Lunchbox was imaginary! Other fake items on the list? The Obama “change” diaper, the Obama bowling ball, the Obama workout video, and the Obama apron.