Monsters University Backpacks and Lunchboxes

by fitzcharming

Summer blockbuster movies often preview what the popular backpacks will be come September. This year's back to school hit backpack will be Monsters University.

The Disney Pixar movie blockbuster this summer is Monsters University. It's a prequel, all movies are prequels nowadays, to Monsters Inc., the animated comedy movie from 2001. Sully and Mike will be back, only this time the setting is about 10 years earlier. Monsters University is the most prestigious college around and both Mike Wazowski and James Sullivan are both getting ready to start the school year. It should be a fun movie for kids this summer.

And of course the merchandising is in full swing. All the store shelves are lined with the blue and green character toys, clothes, and school supplies. On this site you will find a collection of the cutest backpacks and lunchboxes the movie has inspired for back to school this year.

Some Important Tips For Choosing The Right Kids School Gear

Other Than The Characters of Course
  • Size is probably the starting point.  If you've got a preschooler or a child in kindergarten they probably aren't going to be carrying many books, mostly papers home to show mom and dad.  And their body frame won't support a big book bag. So get a toddler or junior size.
  • If you have an older child, think about the school class structure. Will he or she be changing classes throughout the day or will they stay in the same room.  How much homework do they typically get in their age group.  In other words how much weight does the backpack need to support and how tall and wide should it be?
  • Do you live in a cold weather area where you kids will need to stash their hat and gloves in the backpack?  Make sure there are pockets or zippered sections so the wet clothes don't soil the books and homework.  And look for a material that will dry easily.
  • Does your child take their lunch or buy it at school?  You may want to consider a lunchbox / backpack combo with the same graphics.  Or maybe a pocket with a water bottle for hydration between classes or on the trek home. 
  • How easily does the backpack and lunchbox clean up?  Can you stick it in the sink with soapy water or will the colors run? 
  • Padded straps help distribute weight evenly so little backs and necks don't get sore during the day. And they should be adjustable.  Also many school bags these days have a padded back so the books don't prod your child while he's carrying them.
  • Make sure the inner pockets and sections are easily accessible.  The zipper should reach all around the  top so books slide out easily.  And it's a good idea to have at least one separate section for small supplies like pencils, rulers, and erasers.
  • If your kids really have a load of gear to carry, think about a rolling book bag.  They are very popular these days.  But consider if your child is a bus rider or their school has stairs, it may be harder to get up and down the steps. 


Monsters University Lunch Boxes and Bags

If your child takes their lunch you can find assorted Monsters University lunch packs to go along with the other school gear.  There are hard metal boxes and soft lunch bags available.  And they have the most popular characters.  Check on a Thermos too while your shopping. 

Monsters University School Lunch Bag Insulated Box

Carry Handle on top , Adjustable shoulder strap Zip Closure , Side Mesh Pocket insulated to help keep your food and snack protected Canvas with plastic art work accent

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Monsters University Mike Wazowski Metal Tin Box

Monsters University Mike Wazowski Metal Tin Box

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Zak Designs Monsters University ChillPak Food Container, 26-Ounce

Zak's Monsters University 26-ounce food storage container is perfect for packing in school lunches or other on-the-go meals. This food storage container features ChillPak Cold H...

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Thermos Funtainer Monsters University Bottle, 12 Ounce

Thermos products deliver what matters every time. As the leading manufacturer of convenient insulated products for over 100 years, thermos is trusted by consumers to provide inn...

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Who Is Your Favorite Monsters University Character?

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Updated: 08/04/2013, fitzcharming
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fitzcharming on 06/21/2013

Thanks Kimbesa - Mike is so cute. He is fun too because he's Billy Crystal character.

fitzcharming on 06/21/2013

They are loveable characters. I'm sure they will be popular at school. Thanks Mira.

kimbesa on 06/21/2013

These are cute, and the monsters have cute names, too. Something about that single eye ball is weirdly appealing.

Mira on 06/21/2013

I loved the first movie. Looking forward to Monsters University :)
It's great to see Mike and Sully on backpacks and lunch boxes :)

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