Thursday begins a new school year for kids in New York City. And while we at HuffPost Celebrity have enjoyed seeing neighborhood tykes decked out in their first-day finest, we do have one suggestion for the elementary-school set: Bring back lunch boxes!

Of course, we mean lunch boxes emblazoned with our favorite pop-culture characters. While we've spotted some "Hannah Montana" and Justin Bieber models in recent years, we'll admit it saddens us to see little ones toting their PB&J in a boring brown bag.

In fact, we'd proudly sport one of the following items around the office now (why hello, Zack and Slater).

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  • The Beatles

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-metal-Beatles-lunchbox-/251079777265?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a75855bf1" target="_hplink">(via eBay)</a>

  • The Monkees

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-MONKEES-Vintage-1967-Vinyl-Lunchbox-King-Seeley-Thermos-Co-GREAT-CONDITION-/150891722647?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2321d8f797" target="_hplink">(via eBay)</a>

  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAVE-BY-THE-BELL-BEEFCAKE-LUNCHBOX-HOT-STUFF-/380465975872?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58958a1240" target="_hplink">(via eBay)</a>

  • New Kids on the Block

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/1990-New-Kids-On-The-Block-lunchbox-and-thermos-/120979301338?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c2aeda3da" target="_hplink">(via eBay)</a>

  • Sylvester Stallone as Rambo

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rambo-Textured-rare-lunchbox-1985-vintage-king-seeley-nice-Dont-miss-it-/271047948973?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f1bb77aad" target="_hplink">(via eBay)</a>

  • Mork & Mindy

    (<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mork-Mindy-Metal-Lunchbox-w-Thermos-No-Reserve-/221119371014?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item337bbdd706" target="_hplink">via eBay</a>)

  • Star Trek

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=vintage+lunch+boxes&_pgn=5&_skc=200&rt=nc" target="_hplink">(via eBay)</a>

  • The Dukes of Hazzard

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Aladdin-Dukes-of-Hazard-Lunchbox-With-Thermos-Near-Mint-Condition-/251145873210?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7975e73a" target="_hplink">(via eBay)</a>

  • Happy Days

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/NICE-VINTAGE-1976-HAPPY-DAYS-FONZ-MOTORCYCLE-METAL-LUNCHBOX-W-THERMOS-EUC-/120978830535?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c2ae674c7" target="_hplink">(via eBay)</a>

  • Hannah Montana

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Hannah-Montana-Part-Time-Star/dp/B0017UE8Z0/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1346937439&sr=8-8&keywords=hanna+montana+lunch+box" target="_hplink">(via Amazon)</a>

  • The A-Team

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1983-A-Team-Metal-Lunch-Box-With-Thermos-/110944326271?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d4cc127f" target="_hplink">(via eBay)</a>

  • Bettie Page

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bettie-Page-Metal-Lunch-Box-Dark-Horse-Comics-Bikini-Photos-by-Bunny-Yeager-/190722061770?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item2c67ebb5ca" target="_hplink">(via eBay)</a>

  • Twilight

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Twilight-Lunchbox-Bella-and-Cullens/dp/B002AMW9HI" target="_hplink">(via Amazon)</a>

  • Justin Bieber

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Justin-Bieber-Purple-Lunchbox-tote/dp/B0056IHPK4" target="_hplink">(via Amazon)</a>

  • Charlie's Angels

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Charlies-Angels-1978-Hit-TV-Show-Metal-Lunchbox-Cool-Box-LooK-Free-Ship-US-/110548863161?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19bd39c8b9" target="_hplink">(via eBay)</a>