When Kenner closed their doors in Cincinnati in 2000, it was an end of an era. Hasbro had obtained Kenner in 1991 and after 9 years, the time to close the Cincinnati office had come. Many employees would move on to Hasbro’s Rhode Island headquarters, some would retire, and some would find themselves looking for new opportunities.
On December 2nd, 2000, Kenner held a farewell party at the Regal Cincinnati Hotel. The partygoers were treated to this 25 minute video, which summarizes Kenner’s storied history, famous products and the people who made them. It’s a bittersweet tape to watch for Kenner fans and those who worked there, but it demonstrates how proud they all were of their history and how sad they were to see it coming to an end.
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