I decided to (finally) look up something related to one of my dad's hobbies -- collecting lunchboxes. I used a lot of his collection when I was in school. Imagine the look on other kids' faces when you come in with (one of 2) Dukes of Hazzard lunchbox(es) one day, then a 1982(?) G.I. Joe (Thermos) box, another day, then (one of 2) Transformers plastic boxes on another.
That being said, I remember at least one of the plastic Joe Aladdin lunchboxes from back then (I think the "Live the Adventure" art). But when I looked G.I. Joe lunchboxes up on eBay, I swear that I saw a thermos for practically every year the original figures were out. I personally remember having an '85 thermos, with all of the characters raising their arms up, cartoon style. On eBay I saw 2 different ones for 1987, 1 for Tiger Force (late '88 or '89) one or two with 1989 Snake-Eyes, and so on, so forth.
During that same period, Transformers only had 3 boxes (all Aladdin) that I know of: 1 1984 back-of-box mural on plastic, 1 1986 back-of-box mural on plastic, and 1 1986 metal box with the 1986 back-of-box at centered on Metroplex on one side, Trypticon on the back side, and Dinobots in both modes around the perimeter.
How many G.I. Joe lunchboxes were there, and which ones are most sought after?