Proof sheet for the Batman Returns Batmissile Batmobile boxed toy. The sheet measures 28″ wide x 40″ tall, and has the traditional color bars printed along the side. It is dated 4-3-92.
Time to announce the winners who caught this elusive bird!!
Everyone that commented on our post will be receiving a pin! So please send us your mailing addresses so we can get these pins shipped out to you!
Go Figure News has a great review up of Awesome Toy’s new Loch Ness Monster vinyl toy. The soft vinyl toy is inspired by Kenner’s famous Stretch Serpent, and is pretty freaking cool. It’s a little over 3 inches high and priced at $40 for a painted version, and $35 for an unpainted version. That might sound expensive, but when you consider what a Kenner Stretch Serpent goes for, it’s a steal!
Still trying to catch that elusive bird? We’re giving away Gooney Bird PVC lapel pins to two lucky visitors. Absolutely free, including shipping!
All you need to do is comment on this story below and answer the question: What Kenner toy you are currently on the hunt for?
Winners will be chosen at random, and entry is open until midnight June 17th EST. Good luck!
As I am sure we are all a bit guilty of doing, we all hop on eBay and search for “Kenner.” This auction came across my feed and I had to share it!
What other ways have you seen Kenner crop up where you never thought you would?
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Here is neat sales flyer for Kenner Lightnin’ TTP Turbo Tower of Power car & cycle retail store displays. Kenner made several different types of these large 3-dimensional store displays that featured actual toys arranged inside of a large clear plastic viewing window.
Back when toy buying was done in person at shows like Toy Fair, flyers like this would entice retail toy buyers to order the store displays from Kenner. Many times, like in this case, buyers would have the opportunity to buy the display along with retail packaged toys.
The flyer measures 8 5/8″ wide x 11″ tall and has © GENERAL MILLS FUN GROUP INC., 1976, by its Div. KENNER PRODUCTS, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 in the lower left hand corner.
Mix in a hint of an Olympic Superstar, add a dash of Hollywood, and sprinkle in a little controversy and you get one HOT Starting Lineup figure. Can you guess to which Starting Lineup Figure I am referring?
Bruce Jenner, of course!
Nineteen years ago Kenner released their Olympic Timeless Legends line. As the name implies, the line included numerous iconic Olympians. However, this line did not have much market success. Retail stores and online distributors alike were left with sealed cases of unsold figures and were ultimately forced to severely discount the product in order to recap some of their money.
Many years later Bruce Jenner’s name has resurfaced in the media but not for the reasons one would think. The long anticipated ABC interview which aired on Friday, April 24th, 2015, did not highlight Bruce’s athletic achievements but rather his struggle with his gender identity. To watch this interview please see the link below:
Bruce Jenner’s Story
You may be asking yourself how Bruce Jenner’s gender crisis and interview relate to the hobby business. This is a valid question and the answer lies at the end of of the interview when Bruce is presented with his 1996 Legends figure. This innocent gesture has caused an incredible spike in demand for this figure. Less than twenty-four hours later, a figure that could be purchased for ten dollars on eBay is now selling upwards of two hundred dollars. Although this price has come down slightly in the days since the interview the figure is earning one hundred dollars.
The Bruce Jenner Starting Lineup was packed two per case in each of the two 1996 Timeless Legends assortments and was not hard to find by any means. If you are lucky enough to have this figure it may be time to sell!
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Another Star Wars Celebration has come and gone, and we are just now recovering from the four days of complete awesomeness! We had an amazing time catching up with old friends and enjoyed making many new ones. Here are a few of the Kenner related highlights from the trip to Anaheim, California.
I really hope everyone that wanted a Gooney Bird pin was able to get one. The Gooney Bird was very busy sight seeing and making the rounds on the exhibit hall floor.
Our Kenner Fun Map was a big hit at the Star Wars Collectors Archive party:
Here is poster designer Josh Blake and a couple of ex-Kenner employees discussing the poster:
Gentle Giant life-size Kenner R2-D2 in the R2 Builders room. Really hope Gentle Giant makes this available to collectors!
Life-size Kenner Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and Stormtrooper at the Gentle Giant booth:
Jumbo Kenner Droids C-3PO Celebration exclusive, and Droids R2-D2 at the Gentle Giant booth:
Kenner related goodies created by fans might have been some of the best items we received in trade for our Gooney Bird pins! Loved the creativity that other fans had when making these give-a-ways.
Missed out on all of the fun? Don’t worry, stay tuned for details on how you can receive a free KennerCollector.com Gooney Bird pin of your very own!
Don’t forget! Dan and I will be out in sunny Anaheim, California for Star Wars Celebration and will have these awesome goodies for you!
The Kenner Fun Map will be exclusively available to everyone attending the Archive Party on Thursday night. The PVC Gooney Bird pins we will have with us throughout the convention for trading. Both have limited numbers and we will try to stock away pins to have some every day.
We look forward to meeting up with old friends and making new connections. Keep a look out for us and remember, It’s Kenner! It’s Fun!
“He’s worth a lot to me.”
Artist John Tyler Christopher has added this variant of Star Wars comic #4 to his website for preorder. It follows the theme of his past vintage Kenner Star Wars variant action figure covers. This one brings one of our favorite bounty hunters to life!
It will ship 4-22-15, and is available in limited quantity and is on a first come first serve basis on his site. Head on over there to add him to your collection now!