Sometimes lunch is about more than just the meal, especially when it comes to being a kid. The container you put your child's lunch in says a lot about them. Do you pack your child's lunch in a plain paper bag or one of those soft-sided totes in a sad shade of gray? Boring!

School lunch bags and boxes shouldn't be so lame. Instead, send your kids off to school with a cool lunch box -- one that'll make all the other kids jealous. It won't even matter what lunch you pack them so long as they're transporting the food in style. We've picked out some lunch boxes we think are pretty cool for kids. See them in the slideshow below.

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  • Batman Lunch Box With Built-In Cape

    Batman fans will love this lunch box for the fact that it has a built-in cape. Moms will love it because it has two compartments, one section to keep foods cold and another to keep them hot. <strong><a href="http://www.officemax.com/office-supplies/bags-cases/lunch-essentials/product-prod4090436" target="_hplink">Buy the Batman Lunch Box, $12.99 at OfficeMax.com</a></strong>

  • Lego Brick Lunch Box

    This lunch box is shaped like an oversized Lego brick. It's perfect for fitting a slim sandwich and fruit. The box is available in four colors and can be used for storing any items, not just lunch. <strong><a href="http://www.firebox.com/product/3295/LEGO-Lunchbox" target="_hplink">Buy the Lego Lunch Box, $17.29 from Firebox.com</a></strong>

  • Darth Vader Lunch Box With Sound

    Young Star Wars fans will definitely want to show off this lunch box in the school cafeteria. It has a chip that puts out Darth Vader's characteristic breathing sounds. <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Thermos-Helmet-Novelty-Lunch-Sound/dp/B003XGN9DI" target="_hplink">Buy the Darth Vader Lunch Box, $8.94 from Amazon.com</a></strong>

  • Solar System Lunch Box

    Teach kids the solar system with this fun lunch box that's educational at heart. <strong><a href="http://www.moolka.com/jzv/prod?o=froogle&prodId=23620&gclid=CKizm4Tg57ECFUFx4Aod4kgAzw" target="_hplink">Buy the Solar System Lunch Box, $16.99 from Moolka.com</a></strong>

  • MacDougal Monkey Lunch Box

    These adorable animal lunch totes are the perfect size to fit a kid's lunch. There's also a space for an ice pack. The soft-sided bag wipes clean easily and features an area for writing the child's name. A cat, dog and owl are also available. <strong><a href="http://www.builtny.com/kids-lunch-bags-prod.html" target="_hplink">Buy the MacDougal Monkey Lunch Box, $19.99 from BuiltNY.com</a></strong>

  • Soccer Ball Lunch Box

    Young soccer (or as they say elsewhere, football) players will love this soccer ball-shaped tote. It's deep enough to fit a complete lunch and stylish enough that soccer mom's might want to buy one for themselves. <strong><a href="http://www.lunchboxes.com/fifa.html?cmp=googleproducts&kw=fifa" target="_hplink">Buy the Soccer Ball Lunch Box, $12.95 from Lunchboxes.com</a></strong>

  • Oscar The Grouch Lunch Box

    Those Sesame Street characters sure have a way of expressing themselves -- like Oscar the Grouch. His eyes on this lunch box just say "stay away from my lunch." <a href="http://www.lunchboxes.com/bacon.html" target="_hplink">Cookie Monster</a> and <a href="http://www.lunchboxes.com/sesame-street.html" target="_hplink">Elmo</a> are also available. <strong><a href="http://www.lunchboxes.com/rogers.html" target="_hplink">Buy the Oscar the Grouch Lunch Box from Lunchboxes.com</a></strong>

  • Sandwich Lunch Box

    If you're looking for something quirky to keep your sandwich for lunch time, why not put it in a box that looks just like a sandwich? <strong><a href="http://www.perpetualkid.com/sandwich-lunch-box.aspx" target="_hplink">Buy the Sandwich Lunch Box, $7.99 from PerpetualKid.com</a></strong>

  • Panda Bear Bento Lunch Box

    Japanese-style bento boxes are perfect for keeping various foods separated in handy compartments. This bento is special because it has a panda face. It's also available with a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007IDDCGG/ref=asc_df_B007IDDCGG2137400" target="_hplink">kitty face</a>. <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Kotobuki-280-129-2-Tiered-Bento-Panda/dp/B00200L840" target="_hplink">Buy the Panda Bento Lunch Box, $19.90 from Amazon.com</a></strong>

  • The Wizard Of Oz Lunch Box

    "The Wizard of Oz" is one of those movies that transcends time -- even kids of today are familiar with the story and movie. This lunch box brings a bit of nostalgia to the cafeteria or lunch room. <strong><a href="http://www.lunchboxes.com/wizofozlun.html" target="_hplink">Buy the Wizard of Oz Lunch Box, $14.95 from Lunchboxes.com</a></strong>


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