For kids getting back to school this week, carrying the hottest lunch kit gear is an annual rite of passage. The food containers that kids take from home to school lunchrooms have come to define who they are since most get to choose what they want. Those lunch carriers, which turn into keepsakes, are tied to a child's history, generation and cultural childhood. It started with the Hopalong Cassidy lunch kit of the '50s that retailed for 39 cents and sold 600,000 units in its first year. ...

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