Monthly Archives: September 2015

Kenner Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears Friend Bear at Cincinnati Zoo

This image was scanned from a slide that was found with a large group of Kenner internal slides.  The image shows Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears Friend Bear posing with kids at the Cincinnati Zoo, probably around the mid 1980’s. My … Continue reading

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Kenner’s The Real Ghostbusters and Rat Fink mashup sculpture

How cool is this?  If you’re a fan of Kenner’s The Real Ghostbusters toy line from the 1980’s and the Rat Fink toy line from 1990, here is a mashup that will leave you begging for more.  Artist Paul E. … Continue reading

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Our little bird is introduced to a galaxy far, far away.

This is an amazing picture showing George Lucas, Gary Kurtz, and Bernard Loomis meeting to discuss the licensing agreement reached between them for rights to produce Star Wars toys, games, and other products.  Bernard Loomis was president of Kenner Products … Continue reading

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A look at the original Kenner Star Wars toy anticipation on this Force Friday

If you have any Star Wars toy collectors on your Facebook feed, then you already know what today is.  It’s Force Friday, the official release day for the new Force Awakens Star Wars toys. ABC News has a look back … Continue reading

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Mark Boudreaux, the toy designer behind every Kenner/Hasbro Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Bloomberg has posted an interview with Mark Boudreaux, the man who has been working on Star Wars toys for over 40 years.  Mark started out creating toys at Kenner in Cincinnati as a student, and now still works for Hasbro. Boudreaux has … Continue reading

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1978 POPAI Outstanding Marketing Achievement Silver Award for Star Wars Action Figure Floor Display

The POPAI (Point of Purchase Advertising Institute) was established in 1936 and is an international trade association for marketing in retail industry. It serves as the premiere source of education, learning and future-oriented research in retail marketing.  For over 50 … Continue reading

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