The Six Million Dollar Man Aladdin lunchboxes were manufactured in 1974 and 1978 by Aladdin Industries. In the United States, both versions had an embossed steel box and a matching plastic Thermos. Like Aladdin's Bionic Woman lunchboxes, both versions featuring Steve Austin were designed by prolific Aladdin artist, Elmer Lehnhardt.
Lehnhardt's 1974 front design was used in both the United States and Canada. However, the Canadian version was blue plastic, as opposed to the metal version sold in the United States. Also, the Canadian version did not have graphics on the back of the box. The two front graphics were indistinguishable, except by the small Canadian flag in the lower right-hand corner.
Graphics around the side of the box made reference to Bigfoot.
Additional information about the Six Million Dollar Man lunchboxes can be found on page 194 of Carol Bess White and L.M. White's book, Collector's Guide to Lunchboxes: Metal, Vinyl, Plastic: Identification & Values (Collector Books, 2000).
- ↑ Atkins, Larry. Pictorial Price Guide to Metal Lunch Boxes & Thermoses. L W Publishing & Book Sales. Fourth Printing. 1999. 205.
- ↑ Lunchboxpad.com's artist listing for Elmer Lehnhardt